USS George H.W. Bush CSG to depart for deployment on Saturday

Posted on: 12:31 pm, February 12, 2014, by

Courtesy: USS George H.W. Bush, Facebook

Courtesy: USS George H.W. Bush, Facebook

More than 5,000 sailors of Carrier Strike Group 2 (CSG 2) will depart for deployment on Saturday from their homeports in Norfolk and Mayport.

The aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) will depart from Naval Station Norfolk along with guided missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103).

The guided missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) and guided missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) will depart from Naval Station Mayport.

Photos: The USS George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group on deployment

Aircraft squadrons include strike fighter squadrons VFA 213 “Fighting Black Lions,” VFA 31 “Tomcatters,” VFA 15 “Valions” and VFA 87 “Golden Warriors;” tactical electronics warfare squadron VAQ 134 “Garudas;” carrier airborne early warning squadron VAW 124 “Bear Aces;” fleet logistics support squadron VRC 40 “Rawhides;” helicopter maritime strike squadron HSM 70 “Spartans” and helicopter sea combat squadron HSC 9 “Tridents.”

The strike group will serve in the 5th and 6th areas of responsibility while deployed. They will conduct maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

The guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) will depart Naval Station Norfolk Saturday, Feb. 15, for an independent eight-month Ballistic Missile Defense deployment in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.

11 comments

  • Brittney says:

    Please remember OPSEC when posting this stuff. Keep our men and women safe!!!!!

    • Jess says:

      Once its reported to the media by the Navy it is no longer breaking OPSEC to report on it, its public information!

  • Bryan says:

    Our son is in board…wishing him and all other sailors safe voyage

  • charmaine says:

    I will sincerely will be praying for my sons’ safe return. Pray all goes well for the crew.

  • Charlie callow says:

    Wishing my dad a safe trip

  • Carol Pugh says:

    Prayers for my son and all those aboard for a safe journey and return.

  • Marty Birrell says:

    My son is heading out on the USS Bush for his first deployment. I am so proud of all the sailors attached to the carrier group.

  • MamaVPool says:

    Wishing my husband and the entire crew a safe deployment and we can’t wait to see you upon your return. The life of a Nuke Wife… Love you always!

  • Cheryl Hanneman says:

    George and crewmates- have a safe deployment. We’re thinking of you. Tim, Cheryl, Chelsea

  • lawis addis says:

    Gods speed and his ever watchn eye for each one of tou amasing people , i pray you all have a safe journey and thank you for your unselfish dedication to the freedom for witch u stand for and thanks for your service and protecting this great nation.!

  • Peter D Burns USAF Ret says:

    My granddaughter on her second deployment. I wish her calm seas and following wind, God Bless the crew, we are proud of you Genna

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