NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – More than 6,000 men and women from the Truman Carrier Strike Group are scheduled to return to Naval Station Norfolk this week following a record-setting deployment.
The aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman — along with the USS Anzio, USS Bulkeley, USS Gonzalez, USS Gravely, and USNS John Lenthall — is returning after an eight-month deployment.
Carrier Air Wing Seven and Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 5 are returning home today.
The Navy announced back in May that the Truman Carrier Strike Group’s deployment, which began in November of 2015, would be extended by 30 days.
While deployed, the strike group served 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 Inherent Resolve over Iraq and Syria.
The Lenthall supported the strike group by providing underway replenishment of fuel, fleet cargo and supplies.
The Norfolk-based carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower is set to replace the Truman this summer.