, The strike group's Composite Unit Training Exercise included Mobile Security Squadron 2 (MSRON-2), Helicopter Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (HVBSS) Team 1, a first for West Coast-based U.S. Navy ships. Carrier Strike Group 9 The San Diego-based CSG 9 commands the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group and is embarked on the carrier. Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Lauren Howes, USN (11 February 2011). USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN, Arabian Sea â The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (CSG) arrives for a routine deployment in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR), Jan. 19. Halsey is on a western Pacific deployment. For other than authorized activities such as military exchanges and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) sites, the United States Department of Defense, the Department of the Navy does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations.  Three weeks later, the carrier Abraham Lincoln, the cruiser Cape St. George, and the destroyer Sterett transited through Strait of Hormuz into the northern Arabian Sea on 14 February 2012, concluding Carrier Strike Group Nine's initial operations in the Persian Gulf. Event runs from: The two-phase IDCERTEX involved intermediate and advanced training for the strike group across the full spectrum of naval warfare operations. This FST-J exercise also involved joint forces training in tactics and operations, with units of the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Army, and the U.S. Air Force participating.  During its 2011–2012 deployment, the Abraham Lincoln steamed over 72,000 nautical miles (133,000 km; 83,000 mi) over 245 days underway, including 105 days in the Arabian Sea supporting coalition forces in Afghanistan. Carrier Strike Group 9 (CSG-9 or CARSTRKGRU 9) is a U.S. Navy carrier strike group. Chris Gutierrez (8 May 2008).  The strike group received the Humanitarian Service Medal in recognition of its disaster relief efforts during this operation. (j.g.) Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher S. Johnson, USN (27 July 2012).  The Carl Vinson Task Group successfully completed all predeployment examinations and deployed in May 1996 with USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), USS Shiloh (CG 67), USS Arkansas (CGN 41), USS California (CGN 36), USS Crommelin (FFG-37), USS Camden (AOE-2), USS Hawkbill (SSN-666), USS Jefferson City, and Carrier Air Wing Fourteen.  USS England (CG-22) was assigned to CCDG-3, but was decommissioned in January 1994. Carrier Air Wing Two flew 7,871 sorties, with a total of 7,578 catapult launches from the flight deck of the carrier Abraham Lincoln. , During its 2010–2011 deployment, Carrier Air Wing Two flew more than 8,300 sorties and completed more than 23,500 flying hours, of which more than 3,600 sorties and almost 11,000 hours were flown in support of U.S. and coalition ground forces in Afghanistan. While ashore, CVW-9 is located on the Operations side of NAS Lemoore in Building 30. , Operation Unified Assistance (11 January 2005), During its 2004–2005 deployment, Carrier Strike Group 9 executed 4400 fixed-wing sorties and completed 4455 flight deck landings (traps) for a total of 7588 flight hours. The strike group received the Humanitarian Service Medal in recognition of its disaster relief efforts in Indonesia during Operation Unified Assistance in 2004–05..  Ronald Reagan completed its year-long dry-docked maintenance overhaul at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility in Bremerton, Washington, and on 18 March 2013, departed for San Diego, arriving on 21 March 2013. PORT KLANG, Malaysia - Fourteen Sailors from guided-missile destroyers USS Sterett (DDG 104) and USS Momsen (DDG 92), ships assigned to Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 9, participated in a soccer game against members of the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) during a recent port visit to Port Klang, Malaysia, Jan. 9. PACIFIC OCEAN - The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71), front, and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Momsen (DDG 92) and USS Sterett (DDG 104) are underway during a composite training unit exercise. Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Black, USN (31 October 2013). , On 2 February 2011, the destroyer Momsen, with the cruiser Bunker Hill, responded to a distress call from the Panamanian-flag merchant vessel Duqm in the Gulf of Oman. , On 17 January 2012, the guided-missile destroyer Momsen conducted a boarding party with Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 1131 based on the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln. TSTA exercises are designed to prepare the carrier strike group for sustained at-sea combat operations. The second phase involved integrated training between the ships and aircraft of the strike group, and it consisted of flight operations, submarine tracking, strait transit formations, replenishment-at-sea, and other required mission operations. In recognition of its disaster-relief mission to Indonesia, the group received the Humanitarian Service Medal. (j.g.) Lt. Greg D. Raelson, USN (13 September 2010). Carrier Strike Group TEN left Naval Station Norfolk Jan. 17, 2020, and returned home today, Aug. 9, 2020. From Carrier Strike Group 4 Public Affairs NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Carrier Strike Group Four (CSG) 4 held a change of command ceremony June 15 at CSG-4 headquarters building on board Naval Station Norfolk. The deployment will be to the western Pacific Command and Central Command areas of responsibility, culminating in Lincolnâs eventual change of homeport to Newport News, Va. SAN DIEGO â Guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104) and guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71) are scheduled to depart San Diego Dec. 6 and Dec. 7, respectively, for a deployment to the Western Pacific and Central Command areas of responsibility. The refit was scheduled to begin in 2013. LAEM CHABANG, Thailand â Aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), accompanied by guided-missile cruiser Cape St. George (CG 71), departed Laem Chabang, Thailand, Jan. 10, following a four-day port visit. , On 17 October 2010, the strike group arrived in the U.S. Fifth Fleet area, joining Carrier Strike Group Ten as part of Task Force 50 (pictured). These cruise missile strikes were ordered by President Bill Clinton 13 days after terrorists bombed the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. 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Carrier strike groups gain and maintain sea control as well as project naval airpower ashore. However, the U.S. Navyâs carrier strike group 11 (CSG 11) return was not triggered by any âthreatsâ after the killing of Iranâs top nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, last week.  To assist the strike group's combat air operations, U.S. Army ground liaison officers from the 4th Battlefield Coordination Detachment served as communications links between ground forces in Afghanistan and Carrier Air Wing Two. , On 31 January 2011, the cruiser Cape St. George responded to a distress call from a sinking Iranian dhow by dispatching a rescue team via a rigid-hulled inflatable boat (RHIB) (pictured). NAS Lemoore is situated in the middle of California's San Joaquin Valley, a vast agricultural area in the center of the state. In 1978, the Group directed Destroyer Squadron 7, Destroyer Squadron 17, and Destroyer Squadron 27 (Naval Reserve Force), all at San Diego. Commander, Destroyer Squadron 9 (COMDESRON NINE). , On 9 July 2012, Carrier Strike Group Nine concluded air combat operations in support of coalition ground forces in Afghanistan (pictured), having flown over 2,400 sorties in excess of 14,000 flight hours with a 100 percent completion rate during the 172 days the strike group operated in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. USS CAPE ST. GEORGE, At Sea - Sailors aboard Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George shaved their heads, Feb. 18-20, to show support for cancer victims and to raise awareness of the disease.  Carrier Strike Group Nine conducted military exercises with France, Bahrain, Malaysia, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, and Oman. ARABIAN GULF - Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (ALCSG) assets responded to a distressed Iranian fishing dhow in the Arabian Gulf, Jan. 31. 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The EOD team fast-roped onto Momsen from a hovering helicopter from squadron HSC-12; such training exercises helped to maintain the proficiency and qualifications for both the EOD personnel and the helicopter pilots. 2: Helicopter Strike Maritime Squadron 77 (HSM-77), Det. Both ships disrupted a pirate attack on the Duqm, tracked the two pirate skiffs back to their mothership, and destroyed the two skiffs to prevent their use in future pirate attacks (pictured). Sailors assigned to the visit, board, search and seizure team aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104) make an approach to a high visibility vessel during a training scenario with Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 9.  This reorganization set off a round of ship arrivals and reassignments for the group. Carrier Strike Group 9 . The dhow's distress call reported that Sohaila's engine had overheated, prevented the vessel from operating. Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9 consists of flagship USS Abraham Lincoln, embarked Carrier Air Wing 2, San Diego-based guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71), and the embarked Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 9, which includes the Everett-based destroyers Momsen (DDG 92)Â and Shoup (DDG 86), as well as the San Diego-based destroyers USS Halsey (DDG 97) and USS Sterett (DDG 104). Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alan Gragg, USN (8 October 2010). Carrier Strike Group FIFTEEN Contact Information. PPT Map with Directions to CCSG-15 Quarterdeck. This involves the strike group conducting multiple combat missions simultaneously as well as testing shipboard damage control readiness.  Since that date, deployments have been made on the USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), USS Enterprise (CVN 65), USS Nimitz (CVN 68), and USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). The group consisted of USS Nimitz, USS Texas, USS Rentz, USS Stein, USS Harold E. Holt (FF-1074), USS Camden (AOE-2), and USS Chancellorsville, along with Commander, Destroyer Squadron 21 and Carrier Air Wing Nine embarked in Nimitz..  Between 23–30 January 2014, the Reagan departed Naval Station San Diego, California, for carrier qualifications prior to undertaking pre-deployment exercises for Carrier Strike Group Nine. , Task Force 50 underway in the Gulf of Oman (23 November 2010), U.S.-French carrier force underway in the Persian Gulf (10 December 2010), Anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Oman (2 February 2011), Rescue of Iranian fishing vessel (31 January 2011), On 11 September 2010, the strike group departed Naval Base San Diego, for its 2010 deployment under the command of Rear Admiral Mark D. , During its 2008 deployment, the strike group operated in the Persian Gulf and North Arabian Sea. The group reports to Commander, U.S. Third Fleet, which also supervises its pre-deployment training and certification that includes Composite Unit Training Exercises. , HSM-77 squadron SH-60B helicopters (5 January 2012), Abraham Lincoln and John C. Stennis (19 January 2012), On 7 December 2011, the carrier Abraham Lincoln departed from Naval Station Everett, Washington, and the cruiser Cape St. George from Naval Base San Diego, California, to start their 2011-2011 deployment under the command of Rear Admiral Troy M. ("Mike") Shoemaker. Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW-116): Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 12 (HSC-12): Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 30 (VRC-30), Det. Carrier Air Wing 2. Chancellorsville Command History Narrative 1991. USS Gridley was part of Cruiser-Destroyer Group Three in 1975. In October 1992, Surface Squadron 5 was redesignated Destroyer Squadron 5 and assigned under CCDG-3. , On 18 November 2013, Carrier Strike Group Nine completed its four-day Fleet Synthetic Training-Joint (FST-J) exercise. Naval Air Station Lemoore Strike Fighter Squadron 2.  Also, Squadron HSM-77 flew cross-country to return to NAS North Island following the conclusion of this deployment. Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Tim D. Godbee, USN (7 August 2012). Rear Adm. Andrew J. Loiselle relieved Rear Adm. Daniel L. Cheever as commander, Carrier Strike Group Four. Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian Morales, USN (6 December 2010). Naval Battle Force Changes 1 January 2008—31 December 2008: Aircraft Carrier Air Wing Assignments and Composition as of 17 February 2009", http://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2009-05, "U.S. CVW-9 is assigned to Commander, Carrier Strike Group THREE. 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Other group units include Carrier â¦  Rear Admiral Kevin Green transferred command of the group to incoming Rear Adm. Phillip Balisle on 3 December 1999, aboard the flagship Abraham Lincoln. USS MOMSEN, At sea - A team of medical officers and hospital corpsmen assigned to the 8th Expeditionary Resuscitative Surgical System (ERSS), embarked aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Momsen (DDG 92), are prepared, should the need to arise, to render medical assistance to members of visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team. The Reagan subsequently completed CVW-11/FRS/TRACOM carrier qualifications (CQ) and Combat System Ship’s Qualification Trials (CSSQT) before on-loading ammunition from the dry cargo ship USNS Cesar Chavez (T-AKE-14). The Iranian fishermen were brought aboard the Cape St. George where they were examined by the medical staff before being transferred to an Iranian customs vessel.  Aircraft from Carrier Strike Group Nine also participated in joint aerial combat training exercises with the Royal Malaysian Air Force on 14 February 2011.  On 8 October 2010, the strike group paid its first foreign port call at Port Klang, Malaysia, which was followed by a multi-unit ASW exercises held on 23 October. Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brandon C. Wilson and Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Geoffrey Lewis (15 October 2008). The George Washington is scheduled to undergo its mid-life complex refueling and overhaul at Newport News Shipbuilding shipyard in Newport News, Virginia.. Carrier strike group (CSG) is an operational formation of the United States Navy. Ensign Steven Mulherin, USN (16 February 2012). , In 2002, the battle group deployed to the Persian Gulf to fly operations over Afghanistan the group carried out combat operations against Iraqi military forces during the 2003 invasion of Iraq. In August 1992, USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) and Carrier Air Wing Fourteen were added, and CCDG-3 took on the additional title of Commander, Carl Vinson Battle Group. A boarding team from the destroyer John Paul Jones responded and they were joined by a diving team from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 1131 flown from Abraham Lincoln. 120102-N-ZF681-539 PACIFIC OCEAN (Jan. 02, 2011) Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Jason Connole, assigned the guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) guides pallets of supplies onto the ship during a replenishment at sea with the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10). Google Maps Directions to CCSG-15 Quarterdeck Mass Communication Specialist Seaman K. Ashley Lawrence, USN (6 January 2012). The addition of USS Cushing (DD 985), USS Harry W. Hill (DD 986), USS Fletcher (DD 992), and USS Reuben James (FFG-57) rounded out the Vinson Battle Group's forces. On 10 January 2012, Ronald Reagan sailed into Puget Sound Naval Shipyard for its 12-month, US$218 million docking planned incremental availability (DPIA) overhaul. The carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) has been reassigned as the group flagship following the de-activation of Carrier Strike Group Seven. USS STERETT, At Sea - Commander, Naval Surface Forces announced guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104) is the winner of the 2011 Battle Effectiveness (Battle "E") Award for Commander, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 9, Feb. 27.  The Sohaila's engine was repaired, and after determining that the Iranian mariners had ample supplies and fuel, the U.S. boarding party departed. Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joseph Moon, USN (13 December 2011).  Admiral Van Buskirk subsequently commanded the U.S. In January 1996, the Carl Vinson Battle Group was redesignated the Carl Vision Task Group, and Destroyer Squadron 5 was reassigned to Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific in Hawaii on 1 February 1996. Such FST-J exercises simulate virtual at-sea training involving real-world battle scenarios while the ships of the strike group remained docked in port. HSM-77 detachments Two, Three, and Five deployed earlier that month to the cruiser Cape St. George and the destroyers Sterret and USS Momsen, respectively, with two helicopters per detachment. Seventh Fleet. GULF OF ADEN (March 9, 2012) -Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Steven Wagner, a search and rescue swimmer assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Momsen (DDG 92), retrieves a Sailor from the water during a man overboard drill. These exercises were vital in an anti-piracy and boarding operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher Farrington/Released). USS CAPE ST. GEORGE, At Sea - Sailors from deck division aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71) spent a four-day port visit giving the ship a fresh coat of haze gray paint on the hull and refurbishing overboard discharges while in Manama, Bahrain, Feb. 6. From 2004 the strike group has made multiple Middle East deployments providing air forces over Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as conducting Maritime Security Operations. MSRON-2 HVBSS Team 1 was established in 2004 at Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Virginia, and it was the first team of its kind to reach operational status. Between 2006 and 2011, the formation centered around the Royal Navy's Invincible-class aircraft carriers until the retirement of their Harrier GR9 strike aircraft in 2011 as a result of the â¦ Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jerine Lee, USN (13 January 2011). 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The first phase involved such unit-level training as shipboard firefighting; man overboard drills; visit, board, search, and seizure (VBSS); and other ship-specific functions. Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Amanda L. Kilpatrick, USN (16 July 2012). Ensign Claire Clancy, USN (27 January 2012). Additionally, the group also participated in such major military exercises as RSOI/Foal Eagle 2006, Valiant Shield, and RIMPAC 2006, as well as Operation Unified Assistance, the U.S. military response to the aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami. The guided-missile destroyer Halsey was assigned to counter-piracy operations in and around the Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean, and Red Sea; and Momsen operated with Combined Task Force 152 in the Persian Gulf.