Tuesday, June 14, 2016
USS Truman Carrier Strike Group Conducts 18 Sorties From Mediterranean Sea
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MILITARY & INTELLIGENCE
The US Navy Carrier Strike Group 8, led by the flagship aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman, conducted 18 sorties and expended 14 ordinance on Monday in support of US Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) against Daesh terrorist group, US European Command (EUCOM) said in a statement on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — In total, the strike group has conducted 148 combat sorties and expended 125 ordinance while operating from the US 6th Fleet, the statement said.
"The Sailors aboard USS Harry S. Truman have shown their unwavering dedication during our sustained combat operations while deployed in the Fifth and Sixth Fleet Areas of Operation," said commanding officer Capt. Ryan Scholl. "These professionals have enabled us to precisely deliver more ordnance than any other aircraft carrier in US history in support of OIR objectives."
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The strike group launched its first sorties on June 3 from the eastern Mediterranean Sea.
Carrier Air Wing Seven, currently deployed aboard the USS Harry S. Truman, is primarily responsible for conducting combat actions in support of OIR, the statement explained.
The Harry S. Truman Strike Group is deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the US 6th Fleet area of operations, according to the Navy.