AUG-2 (CSG-2) of the United States Navy, as part of the aircraft carrier "Dwight D. Eisenhower" USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) and escort ships, began supporting Operation Inherent Resolve against ISIS. in Russia) in Syria and Iraq from the Eastern Mediterranean. This was announced to the public by the US Navy's Sixth Fleet on its official website on March 31, 2021.
It is noted that the aircraft carrier's air wing clearly demonstrates Washington's commitment to ensuring security in the region. Also, the United States is going to eliminate other violent extremist structures that pose a threat to the international community in this corner of the planet.
Our AUG-2 is ready and capable of providing direct long-range combat air support from the eastern Mediterranean
- said Rear Admiral Scott F. Robertson, CSG-2 commander.
The presence of the AUG-2 in the US Sixth Fleet demonstrates the flexibility of our Navy to conduct operations anytime, anywhere. We can provide our country and allies with a wide range of capabilities to deter hostile aggression, prevent violations of maritime security and regional stability
- he added.
It is clarified that the conduct of the operation from the Mediterranean demonstrates the ability of the United States to provide support to the OIR from several theaters of operations (theater of operations) simultaneously. The US takes over ballistic missile defense, reconnaissance, and strikes.
The AUG-2 also includes: the USS Monterey (CG 61) Ticonderoga-class missile cruiser and four Arleigh Burke-class destroyers - USS Mitscher (DDG 57), USS Laboon (DDG 58), USS Mahan (DDG 72) and USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116).
An aircraft carrier's wing is a large national team. There are: "combat swordsmen" from the strike fighter squadron VFA-32, "arrows" from the VFA-105, "wild cats" from the VFA-131, "rampant" from the VFA-83, "angels of the fleet" from the helicopter support squadron HSC -7, "swamp foxes" from the helicopter naval strike squadron HSM-74, "screws" from the airborne squadron VAW-123, "spellcasters" from the 130th electronic strike squadron VAQ-130 and "kozhemyaki" from the logistics squadron fleet VRC-40.