Nimitz In Arabian Waters

Just to keep you up to date:

The USS Eisenhower (CVN 69) is out of Persian Gulf / Arabian Sea area. The USS Nimitz (CVN 68) has arrived. There are now two US nuclear super carriers in the area. Along with the carriers are their attending ships, for example…

Nimitz CSG includes the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) with its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11, and embarked Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 23; guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59); guided-missile destroyers USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53), USS Higgins (DDG 76), USS Chafee (DDG 90), and USS Pinckney (DDG 91); Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 49 “Scorpions,” HSL-37 “Easy Riders,” and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit 11, Detachment 15.

Nimitz in 5th Fleet Area

The USS Bataan (LHD-5), an amphibious assault ship (think Marines), is still in the area along with its strike group: Amphibious Squadron 2, USS Shreveport (LPD 12), USS Oak Hill (LSD 51), USS Vella Gulf (CG 72), USS Nitze (DDG 94), USS Underwood (FFG 36), and USS Scranton (SSN 756).

The USS Boxer (LPH-4) has left the area.

So, while the enormous assemblage of last month has diminished, we are down from a second order of infinite destruction to merely a first order. Hooray.

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