French Navy and US Navy Aircraft Carrier Groups started their Joint Deployment

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French Navy and US Navy Aircraft Carrier Groups started their Joint Deployment
 
We reported last month that as part of its "Bois Belleau" operation, the French Navy aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle and the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman would be jointly deployed. The U.S. Navy just released pictures (courtesy of the French Navy) showing the French aircraft carrier conducting an underway replenishment with American replenishment oiler USNS Arctic. The pictures were taken in the Gulf of Oman.
     
The guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG 84), left, and the French navy aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle (R 91), right, conduct an underway replenishment with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8). Charles de Gaulle is conducting operations with the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group
GULF OF OMAN (Dec. 29, 2013) The guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG 84), left, and the French navy aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle (R 91), right, conduct an underway replenishment with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8). Charles de Gaulle is conducting operations with the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of the French navy by Frederic Duplouich/Released)
     
The French Navy announced in early December that its carrier battle group (CVBG) just deployed for Operation “Bois Belleau”. According to the French Navy, operation Bois Belleau will enable the French and US navies to reach the highest level of cooperation to date. The U.S. Carrier Battle Group formed around the Nimitz class Aircraft Carrier USS Harry S. Truman, will be present in the Arabian Sea and the Persian Gulf at the same time. There will be a joint deployment and close cooperation for five weeks between the two CVBGs. France and the United States are leading strategic partners and the only nations to deploy nuclear-powered aircraft carriers capable of projecting massive fire-power.
     
The guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG 84), left, and the French navy aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle (R 91), right, conduct an underway replenishment with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8). Charles de Gaulle is conducting operations with the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group
GULF OF OMAN (Dec. 29, 2013) The guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG 84), foreground, conducts an underway replenishment with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8). Bulkeley is part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of the French navy by Frederic Duplouich/Released)
     
The vessel replenishing the French aircraft carrier is Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8). Artctic is the third ship in the Supply class of fast combat support ships. These supply ships are used to refuel, rearm, and restock US Navy ships at sea. They are operated by the US Military Sealift Command.
     
The guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG 84), left, and the French navy aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle (R 91), right, conduct an underway replenishment with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8). Charles de Gaulle is conducting operations with the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group
GULF OF OMAN (Dec. 29, 2013) The French navy aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle (R 91), left, and the guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG 84), right, conduct an underway replenishment with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8). Charles de Gaulle is conducting operations with the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of the French navy by Frederic Duplouich/Released)
 

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