Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group Deploys

November 7th, 2007  

Topic: Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group Deploys

Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group Deploys
Story Number: NNS071105-11
Release Date: 11/5/2007 3:40:00 PM

From USS Harry S. Truman Public Affairs
NORFOLK (NNS) -- More than 7,300 Sailors from 17 commands and three staffs left their homeports Nov. 5 as Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HSTCSG) deployed to the Central Command Area of Operations as part of the ongoing rotation to support Maritime Security Operations in the region.

According to Rear Adm. Bill Gortney, commander, Carrier Strike Group (CCSG) 10, the mission of the HSTCSG is to be ready, when called upon, to support theater commanders. He emphasized that throughout all operations, safety will remain a primary focus.

"We are a robust strike group able to support the needs of our president," Gortney said. "We are joined in this fight and our strike group by a coalition - a Canadian frigate and a British destroyer."

The strike group returned from participating in Bold Step in early August, wrapping up a month-long Composite Training Unit Exercise and Joint Task Force Exercise.

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