NAPLES, Italy (NNS) -- The Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group conducted strike missions in Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve from the Eastern Mediterranean Sea June 28.
Carrier strike groups demonstrate the mobility, flexibility and power projection capability of the Navy's globally deployed force -- anytime, anywhere.
Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group brings multi-mission capable platforms to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations with strike, ballistic missile defense and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities.
"When and where we operate an aircraft carrier sends a strong signal. As demonstrated by Truman, and now Ike, a carrier strike group can effectively counter ISIL, reassure our allies and deter adversaries all from the Eastern Mediterranean." - Vice Adm. James Foggo III, Commander, U.S. 6th Fleet
The Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group entered the Mediterranean Sea June 13, and will continue to provide support to allies and partners, deter potential threats, and conduct strikes against ISIL operators and infrastructure in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.
Operation Inherent Resolve is the unwavering resolve and deep commitment of the U.S. and partner nations in the region and around the globe to eliminate the terrorist group ISIL and the threat they pose to the region and the wider international community.
U.S. 6th Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts the full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied, joint, and interagency partners in order to advance U.S. national interests and security and stability in Europe and Africa.
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