Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group Enters 5th Fleet


Story Number: NNS130819-17Release Date: 8/19/2013 2:04:00 PM
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From USS Harry S. Truman Public Affairs

RED SEA (NNS) -- Ships and embarked squadrons from Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HST CSG) entered U.S. 5th Fleet's Area of Responsibility (AOR) Aug. 18, after completing a routine transit through the Suez Canal.

"Our Sailors and Marines executed a safe and professional transit through the Suez Canal and we are now operating in the 5th Fleet AOR," said Rear Adm. Kevin Sweeney, commander, HST CSG. "We've trained hard and we're ready to operate alongside our coalition partners to conduct maritime security operations to ensure stability and build trust and confidence throughout the region."

HST CSG is on a scheduled deployment conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom.

HST CSG includes Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 10; aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75); guided-missile cruisers USS San Jacinto (CG 56) and USS Gettysburg (CG 64); guided-missile destroyers USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) and USS Mason (DDG 87); embarked 1st Combined Destroyer Squadron staff; and embarked Carrier Air Wing 3 and its squadrons: Strike Fighter Squadrons (VFA) 32 "Swordsmen," VFA-37 "Ragin' Bulls," and VFA-105 "Gunslingers," Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 312 "Checkerboards," Airborne Early Warning Squadron 126 "Seahawks," Electronic Attack Squadron 130 "Zappers," Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 7 "Dusty Dogs," and Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 74 "Swamp Foxes".

HST CSG deployed July 22 from Norfolk, Va.

For more news from USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), visit www.navy.mil/local/cvn75.

STORY COMMENTS19 COMMENTS
8/31/2013 11:34:00 PM
To our daughter Carolina Ortega. May God bless the Navy and especially fill the Gettysburg with tons of blessing. We love you and miss you tremendously Carito! Be strong, keep your faith high and most importantly, know that we are very proud of you! Our prayers are with you every second of the day. With all our love, Mom, Dad and Santi!

8/27/2013 8:49:00 PM
Thanks to all who serve our country. So proud of our son "Jak" the ping pong player. Be safe man!!! Mom and Pops

8/26/2013 6:11:00 PM
A SHOUT OUT TO THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE HST CSG. I REST AT EASE EACH NIGHT KNOWING OUR MILITARY IS PROTECTING OUR WAY OF LIFE BACK HOME. A SPECIAL SHOUT OUT TO BRADLEY TENHAUF ASSIGNED TO THE HST. STAY STRONG AND MAY GOD BLESS EACH AND EVERYONE.

8/25/2013 4:28:00 PM
We're thankful for a safe tour so far, and proud to be the parents of a "Dusty Dog" from HS7. Godspeed, and come home soon! Thanks for your service.

8/23/2013 6:45:00 PM
We are proud of our son and all the fine men and women in the Strike Group. May God keep you and provide a safe deployment to all of them! Keep up the outstanding work!!!!

8/22/2013 8:01:00 PM
OUR DAUGHTER CAROLINA ORTEGA VELEZ SHE IS ON DEPLOYMENT ON USS GETTYSBURG (CG64) . WE ARE PROUD OF YOU SWEET HEART. THE TIME RUNNING FAST. WE MISS YOU SO MUCH. BE SAFE .BE STRONG. GOD BLESS YOU MUNECA AND ALL OTHER SAILORS TOO. SANTI, MOM AND DAD.

8/22/2013 2:23:00 PM
We are proud of our sailor. Bring him home safe. Miss you son.

8/21/2013 5:28:00 PM
I am so very thankful for our military, and proud of all who serve. Especially our son, Kyle, on board the USS Harry Truman. I pray for all of you every day, and I will tell you the same thing I tell Kyle every email so he never forgets; be safe, stay strong, come home. God bless all of you!

8/20/2013 7:59:00 PM
We are proud of our sailor Nicole Boylan. May you and the HST have a safe and successful deployment. Be safe. We love you and miss you! mom and dad xo

8/20/2013 5:46:00 PM
So glad to hear you made it through the canal safe and sound. I wish everyone a safe journey and my love to my son Corun and all aboard the Truman.

8/20/2013 3:44:00 PM
Great to hear that the canal is behind you...miss my son but I know you are all doing a magnificent job on the Truman !! Stay safe !

8/20/2013 2:41:00 PM
My prayers and Thankfulness to ALL the troops and to those on HST STAY SAFE! you have precious cargo, my son . Have a Safe and Swift Journey!! All my Love Mark, miss u! Mom

8/20/2013 2:29:00 PM
I have a nephew on the HST deployment Of whom I am extremely proud As I read this report I am reminded of all of our boys Protecting our country we love them God speed Take care of.my Brent and all those with him God Bless you

8/20/2013 12:30:00 PM
God speed to all our Sailors, my Daughter is on the UAA. Harry Truman. May God Keep you very safe! Love you Lauren xoxox.

8/20/2013 9:55:00 AM
I love and miss my little sailor, CS3 (SW) Jessica Guevara, "G". I am very proud of my daughter and all her friends who joined her on the Truman together, you all make lasting memories that will be with you all forever. Be safe and have a blessed cruise. Enjoy the time you get on land and be safe. Love your MOM, former MS1 Guevara.

8/20/2013 9:54:00 AM
James Mom and Dad miss you. Have a great trip. Love

8/20/2013 9:24:00 AM
USS Truman you hold my son as well as all Other sailors. I pray ever day for your safe Return. God speed. Thank Capt for the update It helps.

8/20/2013 6:11:00 AM
Thank you all for your service to this country. Very proud of all of our soldiers. Especially mine! Brianne Maxwell works on the flight deck. Hope your having a good deployment and hope you had fun in France! LOVE AND MISS YOU SO MUCH!!!! MOM

8/19/2013 6:59:00 PM
my son steve is on deployment, so it will be a long time before mom gets to see him... my prayers and thankfulness goes out to all the troops... god bless them all for all their hard work.. HAVE A SAFE JOURNEY TROOPS!!!!!!!! lots of love... mom

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