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Truman Carrier Strike Group Relieves Eisenhower
USS Harry S. Truman Public Affairs ^ | 6/28/2010 |

Posted on 06/28/2010 10:32:14 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld

Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (CSG) will relieve the Dwight D. Eisenhower CSG as Commander, Task Force 50 July 2, beginning a routine deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet Area of Responsibility (AOR).

Under Task Force 50, Truman CSG will conduct close air support missions in support of coalition forces on the ground in Afghanistan while conducting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the AOR.

Eisenhower CSG has operated in the 5th Fleet AOR since Jan. 25 with Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7 aircraft flying 2,970 combat sorties and 17,730 cumulative flight hours in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF).

"The Eisenhower Strike Group has done a great job supporting the troops on the ground in Afghanistan and executing maritime security operations," said Rear Adm. Phil Davidson, commander, CSG 8. "We leave knowing that Eisenhower, CVW 7, and all the ships in our Ike '5-star' team have worked hard to improve security and stability in the region."

Ships of the Eisenhower CSG performed multiple missions while in the 5th Fleet AOR, which included deterring piracy, protecting critical infrastructure, partnering with critical allies, and conducting MSO throughout the region.

"Our Sailors have shown tremendous dedication and commitment during this deployment and are ready now to head home to their family and friends," said Capt. Dee Mewbourne, commanding officer, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). "We have every confidence that Truman will continue to work just as effectively to improve the security and stability in this part of the world through the outstanding professionalism of their Sailors."

"The Eisenhower Strike Group's performance in the 5th Fleet and their support for Soldiers and Marines in Afghanistan has been superb. We have big footsteps to follow in," said Rear Adm. Pat Driscoll, commander, CSG 10.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
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1 posted on 06/28/2010 10:32:16 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld
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2 posted on 06/28/2010 10:36:33 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld ( "Fortes fortuna adiuvat"-Fortune Favors the Strong)
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3 posted on 06/28/2010 10:50:14 PM PDT by magslinger (If recycling makes cents as well as sense, I am all for it.)
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To: sonofstrangelove

Great job “Ike, now give hell “Harry”

4 posted on 06/29/2010 12:46:51 PM PDT by longhorn too
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To: longhorn too

Meant to say give em hell “Harry”.

5 posted on 06/29/2010 12:47:49 PM PDT by longhorn too
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6 posted on 06/29/2010 12:50:21 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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