Norfolk Surface Strike Group to Deploy Ships

Wednesday, November 23, 2005
More than 600 sailors aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Porter and the guided missile frigate USS Carr, homeported in Norfolk, Va., will deploy Nov. 28 in support of the global war on terrorism, Hampton News Channel reports. As a Surface Strike Group, Porter and Carr will participate in regional exercises with allies, make diplomatic port calls and respond to any contingency operations including those associated with the ongoing war on terrorism. The SSG can operate independently or in conjunction with other maritime forces. It is designed to be a flexible group that will provide presence with a purpose and strike power to support joint and allied forces afloat and ashore. Source: Hampton News Channel

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