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  • Armada of US warships steaming toward Middle East

    04/13/2018 9:34:47 AM PDT · by McGruff · 91 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 13, 2018 | Yaron Steinbuch
    An armada of 12 warships — the largest US strike force since the 2003 Iraq war – is steaming toward the Middle East as President Trump mulls an attack on Syria in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack on civilians, according to a report. The aircraft carrier USS Harry S Truman set sail from Norfolk, Va., on Wednesday with five escort warships and they were expected to join four destroyers and two nuclear-powered subs believed to already be in or near the Mediterranean, the Times of London reported. Trump on Wednesday appeared to telegraph an attack on Syria by tweeting...
  • BOB WOODWARD: A 'Very Senior' White House Person Warned Me I'd 'Regret' What I'm Doing

    02/27/2013 8:08:22 PM PST · by blam · 48 replies
    TBI ^ | 2-27-2013 | Brett LoGiurato
    BOB WOODWARD: A 'Very Senior' White House Person Warned Me I'd 'Regret' What I'm Doing Brett LoGiuratoFebruary 27, 2013, 6:53 PMWikimedia/Bektour Bob Woodward said this evening on CNN that a "very senior person" at the White House warned him in an email that he would "regret doing this," the same day he has continued to slam President Barack Obama over the looming forced cuts known as the sequester. CNN host Wolf Blitzer said that the network invited a White House official to debate Woodward on-air, but the White House declined. "It makes me very uncomfortable to have the White House...
  • U.S. Navy sends ships to sea ahead of "Frankenstorm"

    10/26/2012 1:39:58 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 29 replies
    U.S. Navy sends ships to sea ahead of "Frankenstorm" By Phil Stewart | Reuters – 41 mins ago WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy on Friday ordered all ships in the Norfolk, Virginia, area - including the nuclear-powered USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier - out to sea beyond the reach of approaching Hurricane Sandy. It was just one of the storm precautions being announced by the Pentagon, which said around 61,000 members of the National Guard were ready to respond, if needed. Sandy, dubbed a "Frankenstorm" by one government forecaster, has begun merging with a polar air mass over...
  • NGC's E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Completes 1st Carrier Landing

    02/04/2011 2:43:25 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 14 replies
    ASDNews ^ | 2/4/2011 | ASDNews
    The Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) -built E-2D Advanced Hawkeye, the U.S. Navy's newest airborne early warning and command and control aircraft, has landed on the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) and begun carrier suitability testing. With 99 percent of radar testing complete, the purpose of this phase of testing is to assess the aircraft's effectiveness in an operational environment. While onboard the Truman, all aspects of aviation/ship integration will be addressed, including logistics, manpower and interoperability, as well as catapult and arrested landing structural tests. "This first landing of an E-2D Advanced Hawkeye on a carrier deck is a...
  • E-2D begins Carrier Suitability Testing aboard CVN 75

    02/02/2011 4:36:56 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 3 replies
    ASDNews ^ | 2/2/2011 | ASDNews
    The E-2D Advanced Hawkeye, the Navy's newest airborne early warning and command and control aircraft, began Carrier Suitability Testing aboard the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) today to assess its effectiveness in an operational environment. During this test phase, all aspects of aviation/ship integration are addressed, including logistics, manpower and interoperability, as well as catapult and arrested landing structural tests. Aircraft 501, flight test team and pilots assigned to the Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 20 (VX-20) here are being used to test the aircraft aboard the CVN 75. "(The) Truman is here to provide the squadron with the...
  • Truman Carrier Strike Group Relieves Eisenhower

    06/28/2010 10:32:14 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 5 replies · 1+ views
    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)....
  • USS Carrier Harry Truman Now Officially Just Off Iran

    As we first reported last week, in an article that was met with much original skepticism, the Pentagon has now confirmed that a fleet of 12 warships has passed the Suez Canal, and is now likely awaiting orders to support the escalation in the Persian Gulf. The attached image from Stratfor shows the latest positioning of US aircraft carrier groups as of June 23: the USS Harry Truman (CVN-75) is now right next to USS Eisenhower (CVN 69), both of which areAs for the catalyst the two carriers may be anticipating, we provide the following update from the Gulf Daily...
  • Truman Carrier Strike Group Transits Suez Canal And Enters U.S. 5th Fleet

    06/22/2010 6:13:27 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 27 replies
    Navy.mil ^ | 6/21/2010 | Navy.Mil
    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...
  • French Rafale Performs Jet Engine Swap-Out on Board Truman

    06/08/2010 11:10:19 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 6 replies · 56+ views
    Defense Talk ^ | 6/8/2010 | Air Force News
    As part of interoperability operations with the French Navy, a maintenance crew for the French aircraft Rafale F3 performed a jet engine swap-out on board USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) June 4. The Rafale, a fourth generation fighter jet capable of performing both air-to-air and air-to-ground missions embarked aboard CVN Charles de Gaulle (R 91), was conducting carrier qualifications on board Truman. "The French have conducted many carrier qualifications (CQs) with U.S. aircraft carriers in the past. However, this is the first time that an engine swap-out with a foreign navy has been done on a U.S. carrier," said...
  • French Squadron Performs Jet Engine Swap-Out on Board Truman

    06/08/2010 4:54:50 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 21 replies · 58+ views
    navy.mil ^ | June 8, 2010 | Lt. Katharine Cerezo
    French Squadron Performs Jet Engine Swap-Out on Board Truman 09:08 GMT, June 8, 2010 ABOARD USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea | As part of interoperability operations with the French Navy, a maintenance crew for the French aircraft Rafale F3 performed a jet engine swap-out on board USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) June 4. The Rafale, a fourth generation fighter jet capable of performing both air-to-air and air-to-ground missions embarked aboard CVN Charles de Gaulle (R 91), was conducting carrier qualifications on board Truman. "The French have conducted many carrier qualifications (CQs) with U.S. aircraft carriers in the past....
  • US fighter pilots contend with crowded airspace in Iraq

    05/03/2008 3:40:46 AM PDT · by decimon · 13 replies · 145+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 3, 2008 | SEBASTIAN ABBOT
    ABOARD THE USS HARRY S. TRUMAN - U.S. pilots flying missions over Iraq come to the region expecting a host of challenges, including swirling sandstorms and urban battlefields filled with a mix of enemies and civilians. But Naval aviators flying off the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman said one of the newest difficulties has been the least expected: navigating increasingly crowded airspace in a region that has experienced the world's fastest airline growth in recent years. The mix of U.S. combat aircraft and civilian planes from booming Gulf airlines illustrates the growing divide in the Middle East between countries...
  • Truman Carrier Strike Group Assists Stranded Sailors

    11/18/2007 8:39:43 AM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 11 replies · 109+ views
    Navy.mil ^ | 11/17/2007, 8:41:00 PM | Commander, Naval Forces Europe – Commander, 6th Fleet Public Affairs
    Story Number: NNS071117-11 USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (NNS) -- Ships from Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group rendered assistance to five stranded people in the western Mediterranean Nov. 16. Shortly after transiting the Strait of Gibraltar, a lookout from Truman spotted a small raft with five people aboard waving paddles in the air. Truman's Combat Direction Center directed USS San Jacinto (CG 56) to investigate the scene. San Jacinto launched one rigid hull inflatable boat with rescue and assistance personnel to aide the raft. After the rescue team determined that the situation was not life threatening, commander, U.S....
  • 7,500 Sailors Will Deploy Monday With Truman Strike Group

    11/01/2007 2:58:44 AM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 18 replies · 1,027+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | November 1, 2007 | Cindy Clayton
    NORFOLK--The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group will deploy Monday with nearly 7,500 sailors in support of maritime security operations. The strike group is commanded by Rear Adm. William E. Gortney, according to a Navy news release. Leaving from Norfolk will be the carrier Harry S. Truman, Carrier Air Wing Three, the guided missile destroyers Oscar Austin and Winston S. Churchill, the guided missile cruiser San Jacinto and the submarine Montpelier, the release said. The guided missile cruiser Hue City and the guided missile destroyer Carney will leave from Mayport, Fla. Also, the fast combat support ship Arctic will deploy...
  • Navy Plane Crashes Off N.C.; 3 Missing

    08/17/2007 7:54:57 AM PDT · by RDTF · 20 replies · 858+ views
    Forbes ^ | August 16, 2007 | AP
    NORFOLK, Va. - A Navy surveillance aircraft crashed into the Atlantic during a training exercise, and crews searched Thursday for the three aviators who were aboard, authorities said. "We're still conducting an active search and rescue mission," Navy spokesman Mike Maus said Thursday, about 12 hours after the twin-engine turbo prop plane went down in the ocean off the North Carolina coast. The E-2C Hawkeye crashed at about 11 p.m. Wednesday, shortly after taking off from the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman, Maus said. He did not know whether the plane sent out a distress call. The Truman and...
  • Portsmouth Shipyard to Have Three Carriers at Once

    01/22/2006 7:45:33 PM PST · by DYngbld · 109 replies · 2,142+ views
    AP ^ | 22 Jan 2006
    The Norfolk Naval Shipyard, which typically handles just one aircraft carrier at a time, will be home to three carriers at once this fall, said Navy Capt. Joseph Campbell, the yard's commanding officer. The three carriers make up one-quarter of the nation's flattop fleet and are scheduled to be in the yard simultaneously for several weeks. The USS Harry S. Truman arrived at the yard Jan. 9. It will be joined by the USS Theodore Roosevelt in September and the USS George Washington in October. The Truman is scheduled to depart in November.
  • Daily Terrorist Round-up Stories 4-15-05 (Raids in Germany, Iraq & Terrorist on US Aircraft Carrier)

    04/15/2005 12:02:42 AM PDT · by Straight Vermonter · 19 replies · 665+ views
    4/15/05
    27 militants held in raid  BAQUBA: Iraqi forces seized 27 Islamic militants in Baquba, 60km north of Baghdad, yesterday along with weapons and leaflets linked to the Al Qaeda network, the army said. "Sixteen of the arrested, including two Egyptians, are wanted by authorities for crimes they are believed to have been committed," said Colonel Ismael Ibrahim. "Large quantities of weapons were seized ... and leaflets of the Jordanian Islamist Abu Musab Al Zarqawi urging militants to carry out attacks against US and Iraq forces were found too." The defence ministry said it had also arrested 49 suspects in raids...
  • Truman En Route to U.S. Gulf Coast in Support of Hurricane Relief Operations

    09/02/2005 7:31:00 PM PDT · by SandRat · 15 replies · 563+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Sep 2, 2005 | unattributed
    USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (NNS) -- USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) departed its homeport of Norfolk, Va., Sept. 1 in support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and state disaster relief operations following the massive devastation left in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. The ongoing hurricane relief operations are an intensive humanitarian effort that involves many federal agencies, Department of Defense assets and all military branches. Truman expects to be on station off the U.S. Gulf Coast by Sept. 4. Truman will serve as a command and control platform for hurricane relief operations, as well as...
  • Additional Ships Headed to U.S. Gulf Coast

    09/01/2005 4:08:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 18 replies · 594+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Sep 1, 2005 | Commander, U.S. 2nd Fleet Public Affairs
    NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) and dock landing ship USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41) are making preparations to get underway Sept. 1 for areas off the U.S. Gulf Coast in support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) relief operations associated with Hurricane Katrina. Truman will serve as the command center and afloat staging base, and will carry additional helicopters from Naval Air Station Jacksonville to support search and rescue (SAR) efforts. Whidbey Island will bring with it the capability to employ a movable causeway to the region. The Navy's involvement in the humanitarian assistance...
  • Navy Investigating Aircraft Carrier Security Breach

    05/10/2005 5:00:09 PM PDT · by genefromjersey · 15 replies · 495+ views
    CNN ^ | 05/10/05 | vanity
    An intruder ( with an "Arabic" name) managed to sneak aboard a carrier while it was in port in Great Britain. The trespasser was aboard 2 hours.No damage or explosives were found. For details,click on link.
  • Navy Probing How Man Boarded US Carrier

    05/10/2005 5:30:44 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 29 replies · 1,092+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 5/10/2005 | AP
    Navy Probing How Man Boarded U.S. Carrier ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) - The Navy is investigating how a man was able to sneak on board an American aircraft carrier in port in England last month. On April 9, the man made it past British and American security at Portsmouth, then apparently onto a liberty boat that was transporting people to the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman. The vessel was not connected by a walkway to land, Navy officials said. The man was detained by members of the carrier's security force after he came on board, said Lt. Mike...