Supercarrier USS Harry S. Truman conducted maritime security and flight operations in the US 5th Fleet area of operations this week, continuing carrier presence in the region say the US Navy.
The US Navy say that Truman and its accompanying units provide a range of flexible capabilities in support of theater security cooperation and maritime security.
The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HSTCSG) adds significant combat striking power to 5th Fleet in support of a myriad of U.S. Central Command contingency plans.
“The hard work of this crew during recent operations in 6th Fleet have prepared us to be here,” said Capt. Hakimzadeh, Truman’s commanding officer, in a release.
“I am proud of this team, and we are ready to operate in 5th Fleet.”
Since leaving homeport, Truman accelerated its passage to US Central Command (CENTCOM) to support current and contingency operations, protecting US forces and interests in the region.
“HSTCSG is here to safeguard the free flow of commerce and reassure our regional partners,” said Rear Adm. Loiselle, HSTCSG’s commander.
“We are a flexible, adaptable and persistent force, able to perform any required mission in U.S. 5th Fleet.”
The U.S. 5th Fleet AOO encompasses approximately 2.5 million square miles including the Arabian Gulf, Red Sea, Gulf of Oman, parts of the Indian Ocean and 20 countries.
The HSTCSG is deployed in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the region, which connects the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points, say the US Navy.