Photos: The USS Harry S. Truman carrier strike group on deployment

Posted on: 8:55 pm, January 9, 2014, by , updated on: 11:48am, January 20, 2014

The USS Harry S. Truman carrier strike group is on an eight to nine-month deployment supporting  maritime security operations in the U.S. 6th and 5th Fleet areas of operations. The Truman is accompanied by the Norfolk-based USS San Jacinto, USS Mason and the USS Bulkeley. (All photos courtesy U.S. Navy)

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  • Sailors man forklifts in preparation for a replenishment-at-sea on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman.

  • Sailors prepare to move cargo on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman during a replenishment-at-sea.

  • Airman Francisco Montelongo washes windows outside primary flight control aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman.

  • Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Samuel Coffee removes a pizza from the oven in the galley aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman.

  • Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Samuel Coffee flattens pizza dough in the galley aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman.

  • An E2-C Hawkeye, attached to the French aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle (R 91), taxis on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman.

  • An E2-C Hawkeye, attached to the French aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle (R 91), performs a touch-and-go landing on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman.

  • A Super Etendard, attached to the French aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle (R 91), flies above the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) during carrier qualification integration.

  • An E2-C Hawkeye, attached to the French aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle (R 91), launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) during carrier qualification integration.

  • French and U.S. Sailors form a safety perimeter around an E2-C Hawkeye, attached to the French aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle (R 91), on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) during carrier qualification integration.

  • Aviation Support Equipment Technician Airman Chris Hennen removes an oil sensor from a tow tractor engine on board the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman.

  • An F1 Rafale aircraft, attached to the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, refuels on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman.

  • Two F1 Rafale aircraft, attached to the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, taxi on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) during carrier qualificaion integration.

  • An F1 Rafale aircraft, attached to the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, lands on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) during carrier qualificaion integration.

  • An F/A-18F Super Hornet, assigned to the “Swordsmen” of Strike Fighter Squadron 32, launches from the flight deck.

  • An F-1 Rafale, attached to the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) during carrier qualificaion integration.

  • A Sailor guides an F-1 Rafale, attached to the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, to a catapult for launch on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) during carrier qualificaion integration.

  • An F-1 Rafale, attached to the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) during carrier qualificaion integration.

  • An F-1 Rafale, attached to the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, lands on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) during carrier qualificaion integration.

  • French Sailors, assigned to the French aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle (R91), observe an aircraft recovery cycle from the landing signal platform onboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman.

  • Machinist's Mate 2nd Class Stephanie Faenza performs an odor test on liquid oxygen aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman.

  • French sailors, assigned to the French aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle (R91), arrive aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) for cross-deck training.

  • Capt. George Wikoff, Commander of Carrier Air Wing 3, speaks to French Sailors, assigned to the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman.

  • An MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squdron 7, prepares to land on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman.

  • Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Blagoj B. Petkovski takes a photo of a fixed-wing aircraft preparing to launch off the flight deck.

  • A C-2A Greyhound, assigned to the "Rawhides" of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 40, prepares for launch off the flight deck.

  • An MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 7, prepares to land on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman.

  • Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Josh Blackwell removes masking tape from the recently painted ladder line on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman.

  • Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Josh Blackwell removes masking tape from the recently painted ladder line on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman.

  • Cpl. Zakary Werkheiser, assigned to the “Checkerboards” of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 312, cleans a pylon on an F/A-18C Hornet on the flight deck.

  • Quartermaster Seaman Dashawn Dennis tracks the ship's position in the pilot house aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman.

  • Boatswain's Mate Seaman Brandon Mendez performs deck maintenance on board the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman.

  • An F/A-18C Hornet, assigned to the “Ragin’ Bulls” of Strike Fighter Squadron 37, launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman.

  • F/A-18C Hornets, assigned to the “Checkerboards” of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 312, prepare to be transported from the aircraft elevator to the hangar bay.

  • Seaman Gregory Watts tends a line in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman.

  • An MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter, assigned to the “Sea Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 22, transports cargo from the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) during a replenishment-at-sea.

  • Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) man a fueling station during a replenishment-at-sea with the fast combat support ship USNS Arctic.

  • Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) man a fueling station during a replenishment-at-sea with the fast combat support ship USNS Arctic.

  • Aviation Structural Mechanic Airman Jesse Rossi, left, and Airman Theodore Liu, assigned to the “Ragin’ Bulls” of Strike Fighter Squadron 37, clean the canopy of a F/A-18C Hornet.

  • Cpl. Michael Mathisen, assigned to the “Checkerboards” of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 312, cleans the canopy of an F/A-18C Hornet on board the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman.

  • An MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter, assigned to the “Sea Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 22, flies over the fast combat support ship USNS Arctic during a replenishment-at-sea with the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman.

  • F/A-18C Hornets, assigned to the "Ragin' Bulls" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 37, fly in formation during an aerial change of command ceremony.

  • A moment of silence while reflecting on the year aboard the USS Bulkeley.

  • Bringing in the New Year with a bang aboard the USS Bulkeley.

  • Damage Control Fireman Kara Oliver, left, prepares to relieve Cryptologic Technician (Maintenance) 2nd Class Robert Barger as nozzleman during damage control training aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason.

  • Damage Control Fireman Kara Oliver mans an overboard discharge hose during damage control training aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason.

  • Boatswain’s Mates 2nd Class Alex Mitchell, right, and Jabez Oppong connect a JP-5 fuel fuel line extended from the fast combat support ship USNS Arctic to the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason.

  • The aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman transits the Gulf of Oman.

  • A C-2A Greyhound, assigned to the Rawhides of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 40, launches from the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman.

  • An F/A-18 Super Hornet prepares to land aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman.

  • The Truman sails alongside the Italian aircraft carrier ITS Cavour.

  • The French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, flagship for Task Force 473, sails alongside the Truman and the Italian aircraft carrier ITS Cavour.

  • The French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, flagship for Task Force 473, sails alongside the Truman and the Italian aircraft carrier ITS Cavour.

  • The guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg sails ahead of the Italian aircraft carrier ITS Cavour and the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman.

  • The Truman and the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg sail alongside the Italian aircraft carrier ITS Cavour, left, and the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, flagship for Task Force 473.

  • The Italian aircraft carrier ITS Cavour (CVH 550) sails alongside the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman.

  • Airman Adranique Nero sews a cable reel cover using an industrial sewing machine in the paraloft aboard the Truman.

  • From left, Aviation Maintenance Administrationman 3rd Class Kwasi Asamoah, Airman Isaac Grosfeldkatz, and Airman Mark Brockman, assigned to the “Seahawks” of Airborne Early Warning Squadron 126, wash an E-2C Hawkeye on the flight deck of the Truman.

  • Lt. Cmdr. Larry Tarver sprays aqueous film forming foam to clean the flight deck of the Truman.

  • Aviation Support Equipment Technician 3rd Class Adam Wigant, assigned to the “Seahawks” of Airborne Early Warning Squadron 126, washes an E-2C Hawkeye on the flight deck of the Truman.

  • Sailors and Marines wash down the flight deck of the Truman.

  • Sailors and Marines wash down the flight deck of the Truman.

  • Sailors and Marines hose down the flight deck of the Truman.

  • Sailors and Marines scrub the flight deck of the Truman.

  • Chief Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Stephen Temple scrubs the flight deck of the Truman.

  • Sailors scrub the flight deck of the Truman.

  • Sailors and Marines scrub the flight deck of the Truman.

  • Sailors and Marines scrub the flight deck of the Truman.

  • Sailors and Marines scrub the flight deck of the Truman.

  • Sailors scrub the flight deck of the Truman.

  • Sailors heave line during a man-overboard drill aboard the Truman.

  • Two F/A-18E Super Hornets, assigned to the “Gunslingers” of Strike Fighter Squadron 105, launch from the flight deck of the Truman.

  • Master Chief Fire Controlman Phillip Bishop practices rescue breathing on a mannequin during CPR training on board the Truman.

  • Sailors scrub the flight deck of the Truman.

  • Gunner's Mate 1st Class Jeremy Greene, left, observes LT. Jannifer Wick while operating a .50-caliber machine gun during a weapons qualification shoot on the fantail of the Truman.

  • Gunner's Mate 1st Class Jeremy Greene,left, conducts training with Airman Apprentice Kathryn Brock on the operation of a .50-caliber machine gun during a weapons qualification shoot on board the Truman.

  • Sailors and Marines scrub the flight deck of the Truman.

  • Senior Chief Culinary Specialist Marquis Hicks practices chest compressions on a mannequin during CPR training on board the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman.

  • Aviation Electrician's Mate Airman Jonathan Hiatte, assigned to the “Swamp Foxes” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 74, performs maintenance on the engine control quadrant of an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter in the hangar bay of the Truman.

  • Seaman Rafael Castillo takes measurements on a set of block covers on board the Truman.

  • Seaman Mwai Kinywa performs regularly scheduled maintenance on a bulkhead on board the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman.

  • A French Eurocopter EC-725 Caracal helicopter prepares to land on the flight deck of the Truman.

  • Aviation Ordnanceman 1st Class Sean Nolan, right, conducts maintenance training on an M-197 machine gun on board the Truman.

  • Aviation Ordnanceman 1st Class Sean Nolan, right, conducts maintenance training on an M-197 machine gun on board the Truman.

  • The aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) sails alongside the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, flagship for Task Force 473. Harry S. Truman, flagship for the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group, is conducting operations with Task Force 473.

  • The aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) sails alongside the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, flagship for Task Force 473. Harry S. Truman, flagship for the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group, is conducting operations with Task Force 473.

  • Aviation Structural Mechanic (Equipment) 3rd Class Patrick Dea, assigned to the “Swordsmen” of Strike Fighter Squadron 32, performs preventative maintenance on an F/A-18F Super Hornet on board the Truman.

  • Sailors, assigned to the “Swamp Foxes” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 74, perform maintenance on an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter in the hangar bay of the Truman.

  • Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Jonathan Mele, assigned to the “Dusty Dogs” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 7, performs maintenance on an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter in the hangar bay of the Truman.

  • A French navy Lynx helicopter takes off from the flight deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason during a combined helicopter exercise with the French destroyer Jean de Vienne and the guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley.

  • Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Daniel Thomas engages an inflatable buoy target with a MK 38 Mod 2, 25mm machine gun from the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason.

  • Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Daniel Thomas engages an inflatable buoy target with a MK 38 Mod 2, 25mm machine gun from the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason.

  • Sonar Technician (Surface) 2nd Class Royce Fletcher engages an inflatable buoy target with an M-240 machine gun from the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason.

  • Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Alejandra Davila-Valadez signals to pilots aboard an MH-60R Seahawk helicopter, assigned to the “Swamp Foxes” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 74, to shut down their engines on the flight deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason.

  • Interior Communications Electrician 2nd Class Michael Taylor lowers safety nets on the flight deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason prior to flight operations.

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