By USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) Public Affairs
Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group began combined operations with the French navy’s Task Force 473 in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility Dec. 29.
The strike group – comprised of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), guided-missile cruisers USS Gettysburg (CG 64) and USS San Jacinto (CG 56) and guided-missile destroyers USS Bulkeley (DDG 84), USS Carney (DDG 64), USS Hopper (DDG 70) and USS Mason (DDG 87) – is operating with the French navy’s Task Force 473 to enhance cooperation and interoperability in the region.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for our ships, Sailors and Marines to work together and gain a better understanding of each other,” said Rear Adm. Kevin Sweeney, commander, Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group. “Our operations with Task Force 473 will increase both of our maritime capabilities while helping promote long-term stability in the region.”
Read more on Navy.mil. These photos show the operations.
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