U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Africa / U.S. Sixth Fleet
March 29, 2023

Carrier Strike Group 10 Participates in Spain’s Tactical Leadership Program

Pilots assigned to Carrier Air Wing 7, the offensive air and strike component of Carrier Strike Group 10 and the George H.W. Bush CSG, participated in a Tactical Leadership Program at Albacete Air Base, Spain, Feb. 13 – March 3, 2023.

TLP is a joint exercise designed to teach NATO partner aircrews to train and operate together.

…“The more frequently we integrate with our NATO allies during international exercises, the better prepared we will be when required to face NATO adversaries in a potential warfare scenario.”

In addition to Spanish pilots, the program hosted participants from Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, and the United States.

“”CVW-7 remains committed to training and operating with our NATO allies in this critical time in theater,” said Capt. Thomas Bodine, commander, CVW-7. “The TLP detachment was another fantastic display of the strength and interoperability that NATO air forces can employ in peacetime, in crisis, or, if necessary, in combat.”

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush is the flagship of CSG-10, George H.W. Bush CSG. CSG-10 is comprised of George H.W. Bush, CVW-7, Destroyer Squadron 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.

Photo: U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Africa / U.S. Sixth Fleet