NORFOLK, Va. - About 7,000 Sailors in Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 10 left Norfolk on June 1 for a regularly-scheduled deployment.
CSG 10 includes the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), the nine squadrons of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 26 staff, the guided missile cruisers USS San Jacinto (CG 56) and USS Monterey (CG 61), and the guided-missile destroyers USS Stout (DDG 55), USS Roosevelt (DDG 80), USS Mason (DDG 87) and USS Nitze (DDG 94).
The USS Eisenhower CSG deployed as part of the Great Green Fleet initiative. The goal of the initiative is to deploy energy efficient systems and alternative energy in a year long operational setting.
The ships and aircraft will employ operational procedures and energy conservation measures, which will help strike group units to go farther, stay longer and deliver more firepower without having to refuel.
The USS Roosevelt departed from Naval Station Mayport in Florida.
The USS Stout departed on May 14 from Naval Station Norfolk.