NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is scheduled to deploy Monday, July 22 for an eight to nine-month deployment.
Harry S. Truman CSG has completed a series of complex training events, preparing all units for deployment in support of Fifth and Sixth Fleet operations.
"The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is ready to deploy," said Rear Adm. Kevin Sweeney, commander, HST CSG. "I am extremely proud of the men and women who are assigned to HST CSG. We've worked very hard over the last several months to maintain our combat readiness following the delay of our deployment in February due to sequestration."
Truman CSG is made up of about six thousand Sailors and Marines, including coalition sailors. Deploying units include Commander, Carrier Strike Group (CCSG) 10; USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), USS Bulkeley (DDG 84), USS Gettysburg (CG 64), USS Mason (DDG 87), USS San Jacinto (CG 56) and 1st Combined Destroyer Squadron, a combined U.K. and U.S. staff.
Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group will work with allied and partner maritime forces, focusing on maritime and theater security efforts.
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