Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) deployed as a part of the George H.W. Bush Provider Strike Group (GHWBCSG) from Naval Station Mayport, Florida, Aug. 6. It is a routine deployment for Farragut and the primary after a dry-dock upkeep interval in 2021. Farragut returned to operational functionality in summer time of 2021 and has accomplished a rigorous coaching cycle, together with a go to from the Congressional Board of Inspection and Survey. Farragut is a multi-mission succesful vessel with the power to conduct air protection, anti-submarine
warfare and floor warfare. Farragut’s crew is educated and outfitted to help any mission that
CSG-10 requires.

“We’re trying ahead to getting underway and supporting our strike group and NATO Allies whereas representing our nation. Our Sailors have put in a number of exhausting work and energy over these previous few months to ensure we
are ready for deployment, and it actually reveals,” stated Cmdr. Nicholas Gurley, commanding officer of Farragut.


The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99), assigned to the George H.W. Bush Provider Strike Group, departed Naval Station Mayport on a scheduled deployment, Aug 6, 2022 in help of naval operations to keep up maritime stability and safety with the intention to guarantee entry, deter aggression and defend U.S., allied and associate pursuits. (U.S. Navy photograph by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Austin G. Collins/launched)

Moreover, Fight Aspect (CEL) 2 from the “Grandmasters” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 46 is embarked aboard Farragut to function the MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter, giving extra airborne warfighting functionality. The GHWBCSG is an built-in fight weapons system that delivers superior fight functionality to discourage, and if crucial, defeat America’s adversaries in help of nationwide safety. They’re dedicated to maritime security and safety, making certain free entry to sea lanes and deterring aggression. The strike group is comprised of the CSG-10 employees, the Nimitz-class plane service USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), Provider Air Wing (CVW) 7, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 26 employees and models, and the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55).

Together with Farragut, the ships of DESRON 26 inside the GHWBCSG are USS Nitze (DDG 94), at present on an impartial deployment, USS Truxtun (DDG 103), and USS Delbert D. Black (DDG 119), which departed Naval Station Mayport earlier this week. The squadrons of CVW-7 embarked aboard George H.W. Bush are the “Jolly Rogers” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103, the “Pukin Canines” of VFA-143, the “Sidewinders” of VFA-86, and the “Nighthawks” of VFA-136 primarily based in Lemoore, Calif.; the “Bluetails” of Provider Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 121 and the “Nightdippers” of Helicopter Sea Fight Squadron (HSC) 5 primarily based in Norfolk; the “Patriots” of Digital Assault Squadron (VAQ) 140 primarily based in Whidbey Island, Wash.; and the “Grandmasters” of HSM-46 primarily based in Jacksonville, Fla.