Service Strike Group Eleven (CSG 11) returned to homeport Oct. 28, after finishing Composite Coaching Unit Train (COMPTUEX), its last coaching interval earlier than a scheduled deployment later this 12 months. The train was carried out by CSG 15, third Fleet’s government agent for built-in coaching, mentorship, and evaluation of Pacific Fleet CSGs, Amphibious Prepared Teams (ARG), Expeditionary Strike Teams (ESG), and independently deploying floor warships. With the completion of this train CSG 11 is prepared for deployment. COMPTUEX is designed to completely combine items of a CSG, whereas constructing its potential to hold out sustained fight operations at sea. Ships, squadrons and staffs skilled throughout a spectrum of Sea Management and Energy Projection missions.

“After a really busy 12 months, we’ve reached our aim – to prepared this plane service for deployment and sail west. I can guarantee you that this ship and crew is prepared for no matter lies forward of us,” stated Capt. Craig Sicola, commanding officer, USS Nimitz.


“The strike group and the Officers, Chiefs and Sailors assigned to our ships and squadrons labored laborious and have now seen it repay. We’re a prepared and succesful strike group, trying ahead to any problem forward of us, and ready to successfully reply to any contingency,” stated Rear Adm. Christopher Sweeney. Rear Adm. Christopher Sweeney, commander, CSG 11, has been in command since April 2021 and led his strike group by way of your entire work up, coaching, analysis and certification interval.

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86) prepares to tug alongside the plane service USS Nimitz (CVN 68) for a fueling-at-sea. Nimitz Service Strike Group is at the moment underway in preparation for an upcoming deployment. (U.S. Navy photograph by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Nathan Laird)

The plane service USS Nimitz (CVN 68) is CSG 11’s flagship – a cellular and deadly airfield geared up with command and management capabilities to help and function plane from CVW 17. Service Air Wing (CVW) 17 consists of embarked Strike Fighter (VFA) squadrons flying F/A-18E/F Tremendous Hornets, an Digital Assault (VAQ) squadron flying the E/A-18G Growler, a Service Airborne Early Warning (VAW) squadron flying the E-2C Hawkeye, a Fleet Logistic Squadron (VRC) flying the C-2A Greyhound, a Helicopter Maritime Strike (HSM) squadron flying the MH-60R Sea Hawk, and a Helicopter Sea Fight (HSC) squadron flying the MH-60S Sea Hawk. Data warfare mixed warfighting parts resembling meteorology, oceanography, intelligence, communications, cyber operations, digital warfare and data operations to allow assured command and management, battlespace consciousness, and non-kinetic results.

Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 9 oversaw operations for the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Decatur (DDG 73), USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60), USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93), USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108), USS Shoup (DDG 86), and USS John Finn (DDG 113). Rising fight potential throughout the maritime setting, DDGs are a multi-mission afloat platform with offensive and defensive capabilities, together with anti-air warfare (AAW), anti-submarine warfare (ASW), anti-surface warfare (ASUW), and strike warfare (STK). The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) is the Built-in Air and Missile Protection Commander. Bunker Hill is a multi-mission air warfare (AW), undersea warfare (USW), Naval floor hearth help (NSFS), anti-surface warfare (SUW) and strike warfare (STK) warship able to each offensive and defensive naval operations.

US Navy Nimitz Carrier Strike Group 11 Completes Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX)
An F/A-18F Tremendous Hornet, from the “Combating Redcocks” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 22, makes an arrested gear touchdown on the plane service USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz Service Strike Group is underway getting ready for an upcoming deployment. (U.S. Navy photograph by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin McTaggart)