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Truman Carrier Strike Group Transits Suez Canal And Enters U.S. 5th Fleet
Navy.mil ^ | 6/21/2010 | Navy.Mil

Posted on 06/22/2010 6:13:27 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld

Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (CSG) entered the 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) June 18 after completing a successful transit through the Suez Canal.

Truman CSG is relieving Dwight D. Eisenhower CSG as part of a routine rotation of forces during a scheduled deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and theater security cooperation (TSC) efforts in the region.

"I am very proud of the men and women of the Truman Carrier Strike Group as we join the 5th Fleet," said Rear Adm. Patrick Driscoll, commander, Carrier Strike Group 10. "We have trained hard to support our troops on the ground in Afghanistan, and we look forward to working with our regional maritime partners to enhance interoperability and security."

For many Sailors and Marines aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), this is their first time operating in the 5th Fleet AOR. Several crew members who went topside during the Suez Canal transit observed the sand dunes and the level of navigational skill required to steer the aircraft carrier safely through the passage.

"I was surprised by how close we were to land," said Seaman Jason Kowalski, from Truman's deck department, who stood watches on the forecastle and bridge during the transit.

For Seaman Marissa Cambora, also from deck department, the transit drove home the reality that the aircraft carrier was far from its homeport of Norfolk, Va.

"It was exciting to see palm trees and sand dunes," said Cambora. "Everything is new and different. It makes you realize that after months of preparation, we're actually here."

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aircraftcarrier; csg; cvn; cvn75; dfense; fifthfleet; navair; persiangulf; suezcanal; usn; usnavy; ussharrystruman

1 posted on 06/22/2010 6:13:34 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld
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To: 1COUNTER-MORTER-68; Mr. Mojo; James C. Bennett; mowowie; Captain Beyond; darkwing104; JRios1968; ...

Ping


2 posted on 06/22/2010 6:15:17 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld ( "Fortes fortuna adiuvat"-Fortune Favors the Strong)
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To: jhpigott

*ping*


3 posted on 06/22/2010 6:21:25 PM PDT by hennie pennie
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To: sonofstrangelove

4 posted on 06/22/2010 6:23:24 PM PDT by mgstarr ("Some of us drink because we're not poets." Arthur (1981))
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To: Vroomfondel; SC Swamp Fox; Fred Hayek; NY Attitude; P3_Acoustic; Bean Counter; investigateworld; ...
SONOBUOY PING!

Click on pic for past Navair pings.

Post or FReepmail me if you wish to be enlisted in or discharged from the Navair Pinglist.
The only requirement for inclusion in the Navair Pinglist is an interest in Naval Aviation.
This is a medium to low volume pinglist.

5 posted on 06/22/2010 6:23:37 PM PDT by magslinger (If recycling makes cents as well as sense, I am all for it.)
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To: sonofstrangelove

Heading to Iran?


6 posted on 06/22/2010 6:24:53 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

It will be heading to the Persian Gulf


7 posted on 06/22/2010 6:26:34 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld ( "Fortes fortuna adiuvat"-Fortune Favors the Strong)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Maybe they will run into that Iranian ship headed to Gaza. Ooooops


8 posted on 06/22/2010 6:28:02 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: mgstarr

I don’t think I’m ever going to get used to seeing a US carrier at sea without a bunch of Tomcats on deck.


9 posted on 06/22/2010 6:35:13 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: sonofstrangelove
Obama has no doubt sent ahead the fleet's position and maneuvers to the Chinese, Russians, and Iranians as a gesture of "American diplomacy".


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

10 posted on 06/22/2010 6:35:37 PM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

The last that I heard, the Iranian ship heading to Gaza returned to port as soon as the U.S. fleet transited the Canal.


11 posted on 06/22/2010 6:44:13 PM PDT by GAB-1955 (I write books, love my wife, serve my nation, and believe in the Resurrection.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

The last that I heard, the Iranian ship heading to Gaza returned to port as soon as the U.S. fleet transited the Canal.


12 posted on 06/22/2010 6:44:20 PM PDT by GAB-1955 (I write books, love my wife, serve my nation, and believe in the Resurrection.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

The last that I heard, the Iranian ship heading to Gaza returned to port as soon as the U.S. fleet transited the Canal.


13 posted on 06/22/2010 6:44:24 PM PDT by GAB-1955 (I write books, love my wife, serve my nation, and believe in the Resurrection.)
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To: The Comedian

“Obama has no doubt sent ahead the fleet’s position and maneuvers to the Chinese, Russians, and Iranians as a gesture of “American diplomacy”.”
__________________

You assume the Navy told him.

If so, I assume he asked ;

“Tell me again. Where ? “


14 posted on 06/22/2010 6:44:45 PM PDT by maine yankee
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To: tanknetter

My dad was a design engineer and project manager on the old A-7. Really miss seeing those on decks too.


15 posted on 06/22/2010 7:16:13 PM PDT by mgstarr ("Some of us drink because we're not poets." Arthur (1981))
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To: sonofstrangelove

Navy.mil has shown CVN 75 in 5th Fleet AO for a few

weeks now...


16 posted on 06/22/2010 7:56:24 PM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: mgstarr

Peace through strength.


17 posted on 06/22/2010 8:01:48 PM PDT by shanover (These are the times that try men's souls....tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered-T. Paine)
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To: mgstarr
Peace through strength.
18 posted on 06/22/2010 8:02:16 PM PDT by shanover (These are the times that try men's souls....tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered-T. Paine)
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To: tanknetter

I did work on the Phoenix fire control for that bird, and got to watch it perform in a couple of airshows in RI.

The new birds might be better, but I’m missing that dogfighter.


19 posted on 06/22/2010 8:07:32 PM PDT by benewton (Life sucks, then you die)
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To: mgstarr

Thanks for posting the hughmongus image of CVN-75.
It’s now my computer’s desktop image for at least a month or so!!!


20 posted on 06/22/2010 8:23:40 PM PDT by VOA
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To: tanknetter

...or the A6-E Intruder.


21 posted on 06/22/2010 8:28:02 PM PDT by cameraeye (A happy kufir!)
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To: cameraeye

It’s been 20 years, but my E-2C Hawkeyes are still on the deck.


22 posted on 06/22/2010 8:34:10 PM PDT by SC Swamp Fox (Aim small, miss small.)
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To: 1COUNTER-MORTER-68

And it crossed the Suez Canal on its way to the Persian Gulf


23 posted on 06/22/2010 10:26:11 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld ( "Fortes fortuna adiuvat"-Fortune Favors the Strong)
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To: 1COUNTER-MORTER-68

And it crossed the Suez Canal on its way to the Persian Gulf


24 posted on 06/22/2010 10:26:14 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld ( "Fortes fortuna adiuvat"-Fortune Favors the Strong)
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To: sonofstrangelove

IIRC their posts are generally 5 days or so behind not

a week or so early...


25 posted on 06/22/2010 10:43:09 PM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: 1COUNTER-MORTER-68

I see. Interesting.


26 posted on 06/22/2010 10:45:29 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld ( "Fortes fortuna adiuvat"-Fortune Favors the Strong)
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To: GAB-1955

What was the last you heard? :-)


27 posted on 06/23/2010 12:30:08 AM PDT by Rannug ("When you make peaceful protest impossible, you make violent protest inevitable." JFK)
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To: tanknetter
Don't forget the venerable A-6.
28 posted on 06/23/2010 6:49:53 AM PDT by a6intruder (downtown with big bombs, 24/7, rain or shine, day or night)
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