The four destroyers and the cruiser listed below are equipped to launch Standard Missile-3 IIA interceptors capable of destroying ICBMs. See video below. – RR
U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Africa/U.S. Sixth Fleet
February 2, 2023
George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group arrives in Piraeus, Greece
By Carrier Strike Group 10 Public Affairs
The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush – along with the embarked staff of Carrier Strike Group 10 (CSG-10), George H.W. Bush CSG arrived in Piraeus, Greece, for a scheduled port visit, Feb. 3, 2023.
The port visit enhances the NATO Alliance….
“Our mission on deployment has been to work closely with our partners and NATO Allies in order to deter, and if necessary, defend the Alliance,” said Rear Adm. Dennis Velez, commander, CSG-10, George H.W. Bush CSG….
During their time in port, leaders from George H.W. Bush will meet with Greek leadership during a key leader engagement to reinforce relationships and strengthen the NATO Alliance….
George H.W. Bush is the flagship of CSG-10, George H.W. Bush CSG. George H.W. Bush CSG is comprised of George H.W. Bush, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 26, the Information Warfare Commander, and the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf.
The ships of DESRON-26 within CSG-10 are the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Nitze, USS Farragut, USS Truxtun, and USS Delbert D. Black.
The squadrons of CVW-7 embarked aboard George H.W. Bush are the “Jolly Rogers” of Strike Fighter Squadron 103, the “Pukin Dogs” of VFA-143, the “Bluetails” of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 121, the “Nightdippers” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 5, the “Sidewinders” of VFA-86, the “Nighthawks” of VFA-136, the “Patriots” of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 140, and the “Grandmasters” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 46.
Photograph: U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Africa/U.S. Sixth Fleet