28 Aug '13, 10pm

Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group assumes the watch in @USNavy 5th Fleet AOR - #PresenceMatters

ARABIAN SEA (NNS) -- The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HST CSG) relieved the Nimitz CSG in the Arabian Sea Aug. 26, assuming the duties as Commander, Task Force (CTF) 50. CTF 50 is responsible for conducting maritime security operations, supporting theater security cooperation efforts in the region and providing support for Operation Enduring Freedom. "We are now providing direct support to OEF in Afghanistan," said Rear Adm. Kevin Sweeney, commander, HST CSG. "Every day, we will be supporting troops on the ground. Secondly, we are enhancing maritime security operations through our presence and interaction. Our ships throughout the region are conducting exercises and patrols with coalition navies. Ultimately, we are building trust and confidence in the region." Cmdr. Jason Darish, Harry S. Truman's combat direction center officer, said HST CSG is ready to perform t...

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