Truman Strike Group Deploys

Story Number: NNS100521-14Release Date: 5/21/2010 10:56:00 AM
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From USS Harry S. Truman Public Affairs

NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HST CSG) deployed May 21 for a six-month deployment, to the 5th and 6th fleet areas of operations, in support of maritime security operations.

The HST CSG includes Commander, Carrier Strike Group (CCSG) 10; the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75; Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3; Commander, Destroyer Squadron (CDS) 26; the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60), and guided-missile destroyers USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81), USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79), USS Ross (DDG 71) and German Frigate FGS Hessen (F221).

Missions of the HST CSG focus heavily on maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts, which help establish conditions for regional stability.

"I'm extremely proud of the men and women of the Truman Carrier Strike Group," said Rear Adm. Patrick Driscoll, commander, Carrier Strike Group 10. "We are ready to deploy in support of troops on the ground, execute the nation's Maritime Strategy, and protect our nation's interests."

The deployment is part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations and operating in international waters around the globe, working with other coalition maritime forces.

The HST CSG, which consists of approximately 6,000 Sailors who, over the last four months, have successfully completed refresher training and certifications to ensure they operate effectively and safely together.

"The USS Harry S. Truman has worked hard to maintain our operational excellence, and we are prepared to answer the call. There is no doubt in my mind that these Sailors are prepared to get underway, and that they will excel at whatever task we are assigned," said Capt. Joseph Clarkson, Truman's commanding officer.

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7/15/2010 9:48:00 AM
My son just got to the Truman for his first assignment and I look forward to seeing him in proud of him and all the others aboard serving the country.

6/14/2010 10:41:00 AM
This is our son's first deployment as well. We are proud of him and all those he is serving with. Our country and many others around the world owe our military such a debt of gratitude! God bless you all while on duty and we pray for your safe return! God's Speed!

6/10/2010 1:05:00 PM
This is my son's first deployment. Our whole family is so proud of him and all the men and women serving on the USS Harry S Truman. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers until you return. Be safe everyone. We love, you, Chris. Karen Jenkins Proud Mother of a Navy Sailor

6/8/2010 7:11:00 PM
This is my daughters first deployment.. As a mom I am very honored and proud of her. Just know Miss Heather mama loves and misses you. Keep your head down and your feet dry. Thank you to all of the men and woman that serve our country. God be with you...

6/8/2010 10:10:00 AM
Plymouth Indiana,wishing all our friends and family on the Truman a safe and well deployment,and may God Bless each and every one of you, Stay safe my son Jeremy Snyder,see you when you return MOM and DAD LOVE YOU.

6/3/2010 1:27:00 PM
To all the Navy crew members, May God Bless and Keep You, on your deployment...Prayers go out to all especially my son....Hurrry home we miss and love u.....MOM

5/31/2010 2:56:00 PM
This is our sons second deployment in 3 years on the Truman.He works on the flight deck.We could not be there to see them off but I guaren-damn-tee we will be there to welcome them home.May God bless them and watch over them.

5/27/2010 3:01:00 PM
Praying for your safe return, good weather and great cruise for all aboard

5/27/2010 9:52:00 AM
Thank you for your service to all the men and women aboard the USS Truman. This is my son Daniel's third deployment with the USS Truman as part of the aircraft wing. Stay safe and we will see you when you return. Love your Mom

5/26/2010 11:53:00 AM
Thank you to all of our brave servicemen and women. You and your families sacrifice daily on the behalf of all Americans. You are our true American Idols. Hurry home to your families and friends. Proud mom of 2 navy girls and 1 marine.

5/25/2010 8:09:00 PM
Give the politics a rest Mr. Jamieson. Take a momment an honor these sailors and marines for doing what they do. Fair Winds and Following Seas!

5/25/2010 6:42:00 PM
This is our first Deployment. To all the men and women who are serving and have served our Country, THANK YOU! To our Navy Girl, everyone here is praying and thinking about you. we love you! Mommy, Jim , Daddy and the rest of your family and friends...

5/24/2010 2:25:00 PM
Getting back up to a 12-carrier Navy? We have 11 right now, with #12 being built. There, it would seem, is your wisdom.

5/24/2010 2:19:00 PM
at X-AT3 and cequalsSEA and sequalsAME Quote: ----------- "At the end of the day, we have to ask whether the nation can really afford a Navy that relies on $3 billion to $6 billion destroyers, $7 billion submarines and $11 billion carriers." ----------- It's no secret the United States has had a increasingly flawed acquisition program.

5/24/2010 12:56:00 PM
My prayers are with the USS Harrry S Truman Strike Group. Hoping for a quick journey back home for you all. I love you son and am very proud of you.

5/24/2010 11:02:00 AM
If Mr. Gates and the Obama administration are successful in cutting our carrier force back even further these fine men and women will have to deploy more often and for longer than 6 months at a time. Please help our "leaders" to find the wisdom to build back to the 12 (or more) carrier force. Ask the Reagan and Nimitz sailors they know what this will be like.

5/24/2010 9:43:00 AM
You may have a very important task ahead. As an American father of an ex US Stennis sailor who served proudly during the Iraqi surge, I would recommend that POTUS send you all to Korea and park off that coast and run military exercises. I would also send another strike force there also. That may tell Kim to stop this insane provocature attitude. At any rate, you are part of the most powerful force on Earth. May God go with you.

5/24/2010 8:50:00 AM
This is my son's second deployment on the Truman. This is the hardest thing that a momma and a dad can ever do is to let their kids go to another country and never know except thru the faith that they have in GOD that they will be coming home safely to them. The first one was hard when our son left but this second one was not any easier. It is so hard when they pull out on that ship to know that you might not hear from them for seven to nine months. GOD bless all of the sailors on the Truman

5/23/2010 10:27:00 PM
"They that go down to the sea in ships and occupy their business in great waters: these men see the works of the Lord and his wonders in the deep. For at his word the stormy wind ariseth which lifteth up the waves thereof. They are carried up to the heaven, and down again to the deep: their souls melteth away because of the trouble. They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wits' end. So when they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, he delivereth them...

5/23/2010 9:08:00 PM
This is our first deployment.. I just want to wish all the men aboard safe travels.. I love you sweets cant wait for your return.. Be safe and GOD bless

5/23/2010 8:39:00 PM
To the entire strike group..Thank ya'll for your service to our great country. May God bless you and keep you firmly in his hands. To the crew of the USS ROSS you carry my heart, my youngest son, and Americas pride. Do us proud! Blow those lunatics to hell if necessary! God speed home.

5/23/2010 3:25:00 PM
GOD BLESS YOU ALL.Very proud of our daughter Jessica. Come home safe and soon.

5/23/2010 3:20:00 PM
God Bless everyone for their service and God be with my daughter Traci who is aboard.

5/23/2010 10:37:00 AM
God bless all of you and thank you for serving our country!! My thoughts and prayers are with the entire strike group. Be safe and Give em Hell!! To my son, see you soon and I'll be there when the Truman returns. Proud Navy Mom: Debra Low

5/22/2010 12:30:00 AM
I love you honey. Please stay safe. To all of you God speed and stay safe.

5/21/2010 9:24:00 PM
We watched you leave via the news in Norfolk. It was sad not to be there but we will be when the Truman returns.Your all in our paryers, be safe and Give em Hell Harry!!!! Semper Fi Sharon

5/21/2010 6:21:00 PM
God Bless you all, Take care and See you soon, to my son who is faithfully serving our country. Proud Navy Mom: K. Corley

5/21/2010 6:16:00 PM
Roger that Mr. Jones. You have apparantly raised a youngster along with 4500 Sailors and Marines that see our country as it is, not as what the left would like to evision it. Sadly, politics have become a factor in the defense of our country and projection of our countries Navy Warships on any coast, make tyrants think twice before making a mistake or miscalculate our intents. Senior Naval Officers will make the difference the next several years with a poor Navy Sec, along with CIC.

5/21/2010 3:33:00 PM
Greenville, South Carolina...Sending a special Thank You to all the men and women aboard USS Truman! Your service and sacrifice is so very much appreciated! Be safe! Give em Hell!! A very proud Navy sister- Marty Van Dam

5/21/2010 11:12:00 AM
Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire strike group. We all eagerly await your safe return. Thank You to all who currently serve or have served so that me and my family can be free.

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The aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) transits the Atlantic Ocean during a Tailored Ships Training Availability and Final Evaluation Phase.
Official U.S. Navy file photo.
May 6, 2009
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