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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Press Release 18-14
April 11, 2014

Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group to Return from 9-month Deployment

By U.S. Fleet Forces Public Affairs

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 will return to NS Norfolk with the exception of Gettysburg, which will return 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.

For more information regarding HST CSG’s deployment, visit www.navy.mil/local/cvn75.com.

NOTES:
1. Media wishing to cover USS Harry S. Truman’s arrival to Naval Station Norfolk should contact U.S. Fleet Forces Public Affairs (757) 836-0541 no later than 3 p.m. on Apr. 17. Advance notification is required for access to the Naval Station to cover these events.

2. The homecoming of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) will be streamed live on-line. Media wishing to link to the live stream can do so at http://www.livestream.com/usnavy

3. Media wishing to cover USS San Jacinto (CG 56), USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) or USS Mason’s (DDG 87) arrival to Naval Station Norfolk should contact SURFLANT Public Affairs (757) 836-3140 no later than 3 p.m. on Apr. 17. Advance notification is required for access to the Naval Station to cover these events.

4. Media wishing to cover the arrival of USS Gettysburg (CG 64) to Naval Station Mayport should contact Naval Station Mayport Public Affairs at (904) 270-5226 ext. 1013 or (904) 219-4397 no later than 3 p.m. Apr. 17. Advance notification is required for access to the Naval Station to cover these events.

5. Media wishing to cover the arrival of CVW 3 Aircraft Squadrons should contact AIRLANT Public Affairs (757) 444-3373. Advance notification is required for access to cover these events.

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