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Final Ship of Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group Returns Home

Navy News Service

Story Number: NNS151214-05
Release Date: 12/14/2015 10:25:00 AM

From CNSL Public Affairs

NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60), of the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG), is scheduled to return to Norfolk, Dec. 12, following a nine-and-a-half-month deployment that took the crew around the world.

Normandy departed Norfolk March 9, and is the final TRCSG ship to return to its homeport. It was the only ship in the strike group to circumnavigate the world, transiting the U.S. 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th Fleet areas of operation. Normandy escorted aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt to her new homeport of Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego.

TRCSG, commanded by Rear Adm. Roy 'Trigger' Kelley, was composed of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 12, the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), embarked squadrons of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 2 staff and the guided-missile destroyers USS Farragut (DDG 99), USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) and USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81).

Forrest Sherman and Winston S. Churchill returned to their Norfolk homeport and Farragut returned to her Naval Station Mayport, Florida, homeport Nov. 7.

Theodore Roosevelt arrived to her new homeport of Naval Air Station North Island, California, Nov. 23, to complete a three carrier hull swap and homeport shift with USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and USS George Washington (CVN 73). The embarked squadrons of CVW-1 disembarked and returned to their home bases along with CSG-12 and DESRON-2 staffs.

While deployed, Normandy conducted maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and missions in support of Operation Inherent Resolve over Iraq and Syria.

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