From Update Philippines (Jun 9): US Carrier Strike Group deploys for Pacific operations
United States Navy Nimitz Carrier Strike Group (CSG) departed San Diego for a regularly scheduled deployment on June 5, Nimitz Strike Group Public Affairs said. The group’s lead ship is USS Nimitz (CVN 68).
“The Nimitz Strike Group is part of U.S. 3rd Fleet, which leads naval forces in the Pacific and provides the realistic, relevant training necessary for an effective global Navy. U.S. 3rd Fleet constantly coordinates with U.S. 7th Fleet to plan and execute missions based on their complementary strengths to promote ongoing peace, security, and stability throughout the entire Pacific theater of operations,” Nimitz Strike Group Public Affairs said.
It added that the deployment is a previously planned, routine deployment and not in response to any specific incident or regional event. “This deployment is an example of the U.S. Navy’s routine presence in waters around the globe displaying our commitment to stability, regional cooperation and economic prosperity for all nations,” Nimitz Strike Group Public Affairs said.
“The strike group deployed with approximately 7,500 Sailors and is focused on maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts,” Nimitz Strike Group Public Affairs said.
Nimitz CSG includes Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Kidd (DDG 100), USS Shoup (DDG 86), USS Howard (DDG 83), USS Pinckney (DDG 91), and Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59).
USS Nimitz carries different variants of F/A-18 jets, Seahawks, E-2 Hawkeyes, and C-2 Greyhound.