Navy Carrier Strike Group Deploys from Va., Fla.

By: News Staff Email
By: News Staff Email

February 15, 2014

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - More than 5,000 sailors are heading overseas as part of an at least eight-month deployment.

The aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush and guided missile destroyer USS Truxtun departed from Naval Station Norfolk on Saturday.

Meanwhile, guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt and guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea departed Naval Station Mayport in Florida. The group also deployed with several aircraft squadrons.

The Navy says that the strike group will serve in the 5th and 6th U.S. Fleet areas of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

The guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke also departed Naval Station Norfolk on Saturday for an independent eight-month Ballistic Missile Defense deployment.


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