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USS Harry S. Truman begins flight operations in U.S. Sixth Fleet

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U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa stated Sunday that the plane provider USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) begins flight operations in U.S. Sixth Fleet to help maritime safety operations in worldwide waters, alongside our allies and companions.

Deploying ships and plane of the strike group, commanded by Rear Adm. Andrew J. Loiselle, embody flagship USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), commanded by Capt. Kavon Hakimzadeh; the eight squadrons and workers of Service Air Wing (CVW) 1, staffs of Service Strike Group (CSG) 8, and Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 28.

“We’re able to proceed our steadfast dedication to our allies and companions in U.S. sixth Fleet,” stated Loiselle. “These very important sea lanes should stay open for international commerce and prosperity, and nothing on this planet is ready to foster regional safety like a provider strike group.”

Squadrons of CVW-1, commanded by Capt. Robert Gentry, launched into Truman embody Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 11 “Crimson Rippers;” VFA-81 “Sunliners;” VFA-136 “Knighthawks;” VFA-211 “Preventing Checkmates;” Digital Assault Squadron (VAQ) 137 “Rooks;” Service Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 126 “Seahawks;” Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 72 “Proud Warriors;” Helicopter Sea Fight Squadron (HSC) 11 “Dragon Slayers;” and a detachment from Fleet Logistics Help Squadron (VRC) 40 “Rawhides.”

The Harry S. Truman strike group final operated within the U.S. sixth Fleet space of operations in 2018, demonstrating its skill to function from the Excessive North to the East Mediterranean.

In mid-November, the U.S. Navy has introduced repairs to the Nimitz-class plane provider USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) are full and added that each one efforts are being made to return the provider and air wing to sea to conduct operations.

In August, the Navy introduced an emergent upkeep requirement for {an electrical} challenge aboard Truman, based on a Navy information launch.

“The Navy changed broken elements and accomplished checks to make sure no additional points will come up. An engineering evaluation, coupled with inspections aboard a number of plane carriers, present that this was a localized challenge and never a class-wide concern,” the Navy message states. “The success of this restore was as a result of excellent efforts of a number of Navy organizations and business companions who shortly introduced their experience and abilities to bear to resolve this challenge.”