Carrier Air Wing Seven to return home after eight month deployment

Posted at 10:56 AM, Jul 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-10 10:56:27-04

GULF OF OMAN (Dec. 25, 2015) The aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) transits the Gulf of Oman. The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class J. M. Tolbert/Released)

NORFOLK, Va. – The men and women of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) Seven are set to return home from an eight month deployment aboard the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Harry S Truman.

CVW Seven is scheduled to return July 11 and 12. The aircraft carrier departed in November 16, 2015 on a regularly scheduled seven month deployment as part of Carrier Strike Group Eight.

The group served in the 5th and 6th U.S. Fleet areas of responsibility to support Operation Inherent Resolve over Iraq and Syria.

According to a Navy spokesperson, leadership extended the deployment for another month to “accelerate the fight against ISIL.”

CVW 7 logged nearly 35,000 flight hours.

The ordnance included Joint Direct Attack Munitions ranging from 500 to 2,000 pounds. The air wing recorded nearly 13,000 arrested landings.