Carrier Strike Group 11 Celebrates Hanukkah at Sea 21 December 2020 The menorah was lit for the eighth and final night of Hanukkah during an observance on … Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chase C. Lacombe, USN (28 August 2013). The vulnerability of carrier strike groups to diesel-electric submarines owned by many smaller naval forces has been proven by the German U24 of the conventional 206 class which in 2001 "sank" USS Enterprise during the exercise JTFEX 01-2 in the Caribbean Sea by firing flares and taking a photograph through its periscope or the Swedish Gotland which managed the same feat in 2006 during JTFEX 06 … It was announced that the group would operate in the Western Pacific while the forward-based USS Kitty Hawk of Carrier Strike Group Eight underwent scheduled maintenance in Yokosuka, Japan.The strike group entered the U.S.  On 13 June 2013, Carrier Air Wing Eleven aircraft launched their first combat sorties in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan (pictured). MCSA Victoria I. Ochoa, USN (10 June 2013). Nimitz is the strike group's current flagship. It’s composed of roughly 7,500 personnel, an aircraft carrier, at least one cruiser, a destroyer squadron of at least two destroyers and/or frigates. HMAS Ballarat’s embarked MH-60R Seahawk helicopter has played a valuable role with the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group during a passage exercise in the Indian Ocean.. After the end of Exercise Malabar, the helicopter supported United States Ships Nimitz, guided-missile destroyer Sterett and guided-missile cruiser Princeton while embedded in Carrier Air Wing 17..  On 28 November 2013, USS Preble returned to Naval Station San Diego. Happy 245th birthday to the U.S. Marine Corps - including the "Death Rattlers" of VMFA-323 on board our flagship USS Nimitz (CVN 68) . Carrier Strike Group Eleven November 21 at 11:05 AM Malabar 2020 is the latest in a continuing series of exercises that has grown in scope and complexity over the years to address the variety of shared threats to maritime security in the Indo-Pacific where the U.S. Navy has patrolled for more than 70 years promoting regional peace and security.  Nimitz returned to Naval Station Everett, Washington, on 20 August 2012, completing a 70-day underway period. From 21 September 2001 to 13 December 2001, following an overhaul, Nimitz sailed round Cape Horn to her new home port of NAS North Island. During this 252-day deployment, CVW-11 aircraft made 9,344 launches and flew 1,374 sorties in support of combat operations in Afghanistan for a total of over 29,440 flight hours. The deployment of the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group began at the completion of a sustainment exercise that began shortly after the carrier left San Diego earlier in December. “The carrier strike group team is trained and ready,” Rear Adm. Jim Kirk, commander, CSG 11. Naval Battle Force Changes 1 January 2011—31 December 2011: Aircraft Carrier Air Wing Assignments and Composition as of 2 April 2012", http://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2012-05, http://www.navy.mil/navydata/ships/carriers/powerhouse/cvbg.asp, "The answer was the Carrier Strike Group ... Now What was the Question? , On 1 March 2013, the William P. Lawrence entered the Persian Gulf for operations with Carrier Strike Group Three. In September 2009, it was announced that the carrier strike group deployment schedule would be changed to accommodate the delay in the return of Enterprise from overhaul. By January 1973, with the end of hostilities in Vietnam, the flotilla had expended nearly 80,000 rounds in naval gunfire support missions. Such links are provided consistent with the stated purpose of this DoD web site. After a thorough six-hour boarding, the VBSS team was able to clear the tanker. After paying port visits to Thailand, Japan, and Guam, the Higgins arrived at Naval Base San Diego, California, on 7 October 2013, completing a nine-month-long deployment. Together, this naval strike force constitutes the single most powerful mobile force in the world. 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