30 Nov '16, 2pm

#USNavy @CVN77_GHWB Carrier Strike Group departed #Norfolk to begin COMPTUEX.

ATLANTIC OCEAN (NNS) -- The George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group (GHWBCSG) departed Norfolk to begin Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) Nov. 28. COMPTUEX is a robust test combining technology, training, and tactics into multiple scenarios leading to certification for deployment. "This culminating event builds confidence that we can employ the strike group as a maritime superiority force against any potential adversary, located anywhere in the world, regardless of their military capabilities," said Rear Adm. Kenneth Whitesell, commander, CSG 2. "This is the most effective method to actually demonstrate how we adapt to an ever-changing world environment. There is no better training in preparation for deployment." CSG 4 is evaluating the GHWBCSG on their performance during the simulated surface and sub-surface threats, and ship movements the ships may encounter duri...

Full article: http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=97879

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