Dwight D. Eisenhower Strike Group MED 19 Deployment
CVN-69 Dwight D. Eisenhower
Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 10 consists of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3, the guided-missile cruisers USS San Jacinto (CG 56), USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) and USS Monterey (CG 61), and DESRON 26 with its associated guided-missile destroyers, USS Stout (DDG 55), USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79), and USS McFaul (DDG 74).
CVW-3 consists of the "Fighting Swordsmen" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 32, the "Gunslingers" of VFA-105, the "Wildcats" of VFA-131, the "Dusty Dogs" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 7, the "Swamp Foxes" of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 74, the "Screwtops" of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 123, and the "Zappers" of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 130.
The strike group led a task force that took part in Defense Support to Civilian Authorities (DSCA) operations following Hurricane Irma hitting Florida in September. Embarked aboard USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), Paparo utilized elements of Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 4; USS San Jacinto (CG 56); Explosive Ordinance Disposal Group (EODGRU) 2; Tactical Air Control Squadron (TACRON) 22; Fleet Surgical Team (FST) 8; the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit; Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 461; Marine Air Control Group (MACG) 28; Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28; Fleet Survey Team; Beach Master Unit (BMU) 2; Naval Beach Group (NBG) 2; Amphibious Construction Battalion (ACB) 2; Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 2; and Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit (CBMU) 202, detachment Jacksonville.
The task force enabled the flow of state and federal aid by restoring the airfield and flight operations at Naval Air Station Key West, restored access to Truman Annex boat ramps - allowing for LCU operations - and cleared roads to a major fuel delivery point. They also assisted with repairs to water distribution systems at Naval Air Station Key West and restored electrical generation and air conditioning to vital buildings on military and civilian buildings. He partnered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and with state and local officials until civilian authorities and the Florida National Guard could take over long-term recovery operations.
As of April 2018 assets assigned to CSG-10 were in the sustainment and maintenance phases of the OFRP, with Monterey forward deployed in support of maritime security operations.
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