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USN Truman Carrier Strike Group begins operations in US 6th Fleet AOR

25 September 2018

The US Navy’s (USN’s) Truman Carrier Strike Group (CSG) recently commenced operations in the US 6th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) to continue supporting NATO allies, European and African partner nations, coalition partners, and US national security interests in Europe and Africa.

Traditionally, USN officials note, a CSG would mostly transit through the 6th Fleet AOR. However, in line with the US National Defense Strategy released earlier this year citing Russia as a security competitor, the USN is now operating more robustly in the AOR.

The strike group initially deployed to the European theatre on 11 April and returned on 21 July for an extended working port visit to its home port at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia.

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