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Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group Returns from Deployment


NORFOLK, Va. – The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HST CSG) is scheduled to return to Naval Station (NS) Norfolk and NS Mayport, Fla., April 18, following a nine-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility.

HST CSG consists of approximately 6,000 Sailors and Marines. Deployed units include Commander, Carrier Strike Group (CCSG) 10 staff; Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3; 1st Combined Destroyer Squadron staff, comprised of U.S. and Royal Navy personnel; aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75); guided-missile destroyers USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) and USS Mason (DDG 87); guided-missile cruisers USS Gettysburg (CG 64) and USS San Jacinto (CG 56); and fast combat support ship USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8).

All ships are returning to NS Norfolk with the exception of Gettysburg, which is returning to her homeport of NS Mayport.

Aircraft squadrons of Carrier Air Wing 3 include Strike Fighter Squadrons (VFA) 32 “Swordsmen,” VFA-37 “Ragin’ Bulls,” and VFA-105 “Gunslingers;” Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 312 “Checkerboards;” Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 126 “Seahawks;” Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 130 “Zappers;” Helicopter Sea Combat 2

Squadron (HSC) 7 “Dusty Dogs;” Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 74 “Swamp Foxes;” and Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 40, Det. 4 “Rawhides.”

While deployed, HST CSG served in support of maritime security operations, multinational exercises, and Operation Enduring Freedom.

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Photo Credit: 140318-N-ZG705-224
GULF OF OMAN (March 18, 2014) The aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) transits the Gulf of Oman. Harry S. Truman, flagship for the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group, is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, supporting theater security cooperation efforts and supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Karl Anderson/Released)