The Sailors, ships, squadrons and staffs of the George H.W. Bush Service Strike Group efficiently accomplished the ultimate deployment certification train, June 30. Along with the U.S. Navy individuals, the twenty sixth Marine Expeditionary Unit from Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, the Italian destroyer ITS Caio Duilio (D 554) and submarines from Brazil and Colombia joined the strike group to extend interoperability and functionality with allies and companions throughout composite coaching unit train (COMPTUEX), which was led by Service Strike Group (CSG) 4. COMPTUEX is designed to totally combine the GHWBCSG, beneath the command of CSG 10, as a cohesive, multi-mission preventing drive and take a look at the group’s skill to hold out sustained fight operations from the ocean. COMPTUEX lasts a number of weeks, throughout which items are examined on their proficiency and readiness for deployment via scenario-based, stay coaching, that will increase in complexity and depth.

The train allowed the ships, plane, and staffs to work collectively in response to particular eventualities throughout all warfare areas, and to refine their skill to speak and struggle alongside each other in a practical coaching surroundings that included tutorial, artificial and stay coaching occasions. For the primary time throughout a COMPTUEX, a marine expeditionary unit (MEU) built-in just about into the occasions from Expeditionary Warfare Coaching Group, Atlantic (EWTGLANT). This coaching allowed the twenty sixth MEU to extend employees proficiency throughout varied warfighting capabilities and supplied a singular expertise to train naval interoperability. Throughout COMPTUEX, the strike group additionally performed the fourth iteration of the NATO vignette developed by CSG 4 and Mixed Joint Operations from the Sea Centre of Excellence (CJOS COE).


NATO vignette refers to a time period throughout which a NATO command workouts command and management of train individuals. The GHWBCSG workforce rehearsed a switch of authority (TOA) of command and management between U.S. 2nd Fleet and Naval Putting and Help Forces NATO (STRIKFORNATO), NATO’s quickly deployable joint headquarters in Portugal. The strike group used NATO reporting procedures, messaging codecs and chat capabilities, reinforcing command and management and aligning communications channels to make sure a seamless course of within the occasion of a disaster. NATO vignettes additionally assist the event of interoperability necessities for future drive technology and enhance allied maritime command and management linkages which might be very important in all phases of warfare.

George H.W. Bush gives the nationwide command authority versatile, tailorable warfighting functionality because the flagship of a provider strike group that maintains maritime stability and safety to make sure entry, deter aggression and defend U.S., allied and associate pursuits. The GHWBCSG is an built-in fight weapons system that delivers superior fight functionality to discourage, and if obligatory, defeat America’s adversaries in assist of nationwide safety. GHWBCSG’s main command components are the plane provider USS. George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), Service Air Wing (CVW) 7, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 26, the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55), the Data Warfare Commander, and Italian Navy destroyer ITS Caio Duilio (D 554). The ships of DESRON 26 inside the GHWBCSG are USS Nitze (DDG 94), USS Truxtun (DDG 103) homeported in Norfolk, Va. and USS Farragut (DDG 99) and USS Delbert D. Black (DDG 119) homeported in Mayport, Fl.