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Saturday, September 7, 2013

Carrier Strike Group Eleven Update:
September 7, 2013

CSG 11 Update Banner 
Photo by USS Nimitz PIO 
titles by Bobby Coggins

In light of the probable upcoming military strike on Syria, I will be posting updates on ship deployments and news from the Syrian Theater of Operations from time to time on the blog. All information I share will be open-source intelligence collected from publicly available sources.

Carrier Strike Group Eleven is currently commanded by Rear Admiral Michael S. White, a veteran of more than 1,000 carrier arrested landings during his career.

Carrier Strike Group Eleven (the one that the USS Nimitz leads) has indefinitely cancelled it's upcoming scheduled return to homeport due to possible combat operations in support of a strike on Syria.

The ships of the strike group are currently in the Red Sea.

Please keep these men and women in your thoughts and prayers.

Here is a list of ships currently assigned to the strike group:

Surface Action Group

USS William P. Lawrence DDG-110
USS Stockdale DDG-106
USS Shoup DDG-86
USS Higgins DDG-76

Carrier Escorts

USS Princeton CG-59
USS Preble DDG-88
USS Momsen DDG-92
EODMU-11 (Bomb Disposal Unit)


USS Nimitz CVN-68

Carrier Airwing 11 squadrons aboard the Nimitz:

Marine Attack Squadron 323 (VMFA-323 Death Rattlers) composed of 10 F/A-18C(N) Hornets
Strike Fighter Squadron 154 (VFA-154 Black Knights) composed of 12 F/A-18F Hornets
Strike Fighter Squadron 147 (VFA-147 Argonauts) composed of 12 F/A-18C Hornets
Strike Fighter Squadron 146 (VFA-146 Blue Diamonds) composed of 10 F/A-18C Hornets
Electronic Attack Squadron 142 (VAQ-142 The Gray Wolves) composed of 10 EA-6B Prowlers
Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 117 (VAW-117 The Wallbangers) 4 EC-2C Hawkeyes
Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 6 (HSC-6 Indians) composed of 7 MH-60 Seahawks
Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 30: Detachment 3 (VRC-30 Providers) composed of 3 C-2A Greyhounds