Carrier Strike Group Wraps Up Joint Exercise

Friday, March 09, 2007
SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 11 and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 took their final steps toward deployment as they completed the Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) March 2. The exercise was designed to test the group’s ability to operate in a complex, hostile environment along with other U.S. and coalition forces. “This was a perfect opportunity for everyone to come together to hone their skills,” said Command Master Chief (AW/SW) Billy Ward. “It’s important the strike group has an opportunity to work together as a cohesive unit before we head to the tip of the spear.” Ward said JTFEX effectively simulated real-world situations Nimitz could encounter during its time in the Persian Gulf. “I know we have the talent and skill to take on any challenge and win,” Ward said. Capt. Ted Branch, Nimitz’ Commanding Officer, held captain’s call March 3 for the ship’s crew. This was his last underway period as the ship’s captain. “Nobody can remember the last time a strike group finished [JTFEX] early,” Branch said. “Nimitz did. It was just a stellar job.” Nimitz crew members also participated in a general quarters drill, a supply management inspection and hosted more than 50 distinguished visitors during the ship’s 10-day underway. “We have an incredibly talented and multifaceted crew,” Ward said. As a result of the strike group’s hard work and perseverance in successfully completing the JTFEX, U.S. 3rd Fleet Commander, Vice Adm. Barry Costello, is expected to certify the USS Nimitz Carrier Strike Group "ready for deployment." More than 6,000 Sailors and Marines participated in JTFEX. The Nimitz Strike Group includes: Nimitz; Commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 11; CVW-11; Commander, Destroyer Squadron 23; USS Princeton (CG 59); USS Higgins (DDG 76); USS Chafee (DDG 90); USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53); Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 11; and Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadrons 37 and 49. Homeported in San Diego, Nimitz is the flagship for CSG 11.

By Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Alexander Ameen and Mass Communcation Specialist Sarah Bitter, Commander, Carrier Strike Group 11/USS Nimitz Strike Group Public Affairs

Maritime Reporter July 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Navy

MN 100: Brunswick Commercial and Government Products

420 Megan Z. Ave Edgewater, FL 32132 Telephone: 386 423 2934 E-mail: kelsey.nemeth@whaler.com Website: www.brunswickcgp.com CEO/President: Huw Bower Number

MN 100: BAE Systems Ship Repair

750 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Tel: (757) 494-4674  Email: john.measell@baesystems.com Website: www.baesystems.com/shiprepair President: William Clifford The Company: BAE Systems,

Signet Tows Aircraft Carrier on Final Voyage

The final voyage of aircraft carrier USS Saratoga begins today. From the Eastern Hemisphere to the Western Hemisphere, the USS Saratoga has made her mark around the globe,

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Navigation Offshore Oil Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1009 sec (10 req/sec)