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U.S. aircraft carrier formation enters Mediterranean

The 6th Fleet of the U.S. Navy sent the group to be involved in naval operations of NATO and the Alliance's regional partners
10:23, 19 September 2018

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The U.S. Navy Sixth Fleet's aircraft carriers arrived in the waters of the Mediterranean. USS Harry S. Truman leads the group, the press office of the U.S. Navy reported.

The group also includes a missile cruiser and several destroyers.

The forces will be involved in naval operations of the NATO and the Alliance's regional partners in the area.

'The strike group got underway Aug. 28, completing training exercises and carrier qualifications in the Atlantic, to include participating in dual-carrier operations with the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) and bilateral operations with the Royal Canadian Navy', the press office says.

Vice Admiral Lisa M. Franchetti, the commander of U.S. 6th Fleet marked that the formation aims to practice in all kinds of naval operations.

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