Ships and aircraft assigned to Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 11 operate in formation
SOUTH CHINA SEA (Feb. 15, 2010) - Ships and aircraft assigned to Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 11 operate in formation in the South China Sea. The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is conducting operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David Mercil/Released)
Nimitz Strike Group Surface Action Group ships depart for deployment
Media interested in covering the deployment departure of USS Higgins, USS Stockdale, USS William P. Lawrence, or USS Shoup should contact Naval Surface Forces Public Affairs Office by 4 p.m., Jan. 11, at 619-437-3873 or (619) 573-0584 and meet at the base Pass & Decal no later than 6:15 a.m. Jan. 14.

SAN DIEGO - Sailors from four guided-missile destroyers in the Nimitz Strike Group Surface Action Group (SAG), will depart for a Western Pacific deployment Monday. Jan. 14.

San Diego-based USS Higgins (DDG 76), USS Stockdale (DDG 106), USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110), and Commander, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 23 will join Everett, Wash.-based USS Shoup (DDG 86), already underway.

The SAG will deploy with approximately 1,200 Sailors and will focus on maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts, which help establish conditions for regional stability.

The Nimitz Strike Group is led by Rear Adm. Pete Gumataotao, Commander, Carrier Strike Group 11.

"We've had very rigorous training and certification to prepare us to execute any mission," Gumataotao said, "I'm very confident in Warrior Team 11 and especially DESRON 23 Sailors - they will do us proud."

In November 2012, the Navy announced a delay in deployment as the result of an emergent maintenance requirement for USS Nimitz (CVN 68). This delay does not affect the Nimitz Strike Group SAG deployment.

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