U.S., French Navies Work Together to Ensure Security, Stability

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. 

The French navy aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle (R 91), left, and the guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG 84), right, conduct an underway replenishment with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8) in the Gulf of Oman, Dec. 29. Charles de Gaulle is conducting operations with the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of the French navy by Frederic Duplouich/Released)

The French navy aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle (R 91), left, and the guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG 84), right, conduct an underway replenishment with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8) in the Gulf of Oman, Dec. 29. Charles de Gaulle is conducting operations with the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of the French navy by Frederic Duplouich/Released)

The guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG 84), left, and the French navy aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle (R 91), right, conduct an underway replenishment with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8) in the Gulf of Oman, Dec. 29. Charles de Gaulle is conducting operations with the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of the French navy by Frederic Duplouich/Released)

The guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG 84), left, and the French navy aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle (R 91), right, conduct an underway replenishment with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8) in the Gulf of Oman, Dec. 29. Charles de Gaulle is conducting operations with the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of the French navy by Frederic Duplouich/Released)

Operations Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Jones plots a course on board the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) in the Gulf of Oman, Jan. 2. Gettysburg, part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group, is conducting operations with ships assigned to French Task Force 472 to enhance levels of cooperation and interoperability, enhance mutual maritime capabilities and promote long-term regional stability in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Lorenzo J. Burleson/Released)

Operations Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Jones plots a course on board the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) in the Gulf of Oman, Jan. 2. Gettysburg, part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group, is conducting operations with ships assigned to French Task Force 472 to enhance levels of cooperation and interoperability, enhance mutual maritime capabilities and promote long-term regional stability in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Lorenzo J. Burleson/Released)

Gas Turbine System Technician (Mechanical) 1st Class Darwin Demeterio, left, and Gas Turbine System Technician (Mechanical) 2nd Class Cori Johnson perform maintenance on an emergency diesel generator on board  the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) in the Gulf of Oman, Jan. 2. Gettysburg, part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group, is conducting operations with ships assigned to French Task Force 472 to enhance levels of cooperation and interoperability, enhance mutual maritime capabilities and promote long-term regional stability in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Lorenzo J. Burleson/Released)

Gas Turbine System Technician (Mechanical) 1st Class Darwin Demeterio, left, and Gas Turbine System Technician (Mechanical) 2nd Class Cori Johnson perform maintenance on an emergency diesel generator on board the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) in the Gulf of Oman, Jan. 2. Gettysburg, part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group, is conducting operations with ships assigned to French Task Force 472 to enhance levels of cooperation and interoperability, enhance mutual maritime capabilities and promote long-term regional stability in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Lorenzo J. Burleson/Released)

Gas Turbine System Technician (Mechanical) 2nd Class Cori Johnson performs maintenance on an emergency diesel generator on board the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64), in the Gulf of Oman, Jan. 2. Gettysburg, part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group, is conducting operations with ships assigned to French Task Force 472 to enhance levels of cooperation and interoperability, enhance mutual maritime capabilities and promote long-term regional stability in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Lorenzo J. Burleson/Released)

Gas Turbine System Technician (Mechanical) 2nd Class Cori Johnson performs maintenance on an emergency diesel generator on board the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64), in the Gulf of Oman, Jan. 2. Gettysburg, part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group, is conducting operations with ships assigned to French Task Force 472 to enhance levels of cooperation and interoperability, enhance mutual maritime capabilities and promote long-term regional stability in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Lorenzo J. Burleson/Released)

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