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US Navy Commander of CSG 8 & Harry S. Truman CSG Visit French Navy Aircraft Carrier
 
The French Navy (Marine Nationale) announced that on 30 January 2016, U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Bret C. Batchelder, Commander of Carrier Strike Group 8 (CSG 8) and Harry S Truman Carrier Strike Group visited French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle to meet his counterpart, French Navy Rear Adm. Rene-Jean Crignola, Commander Task Force (CTF) 50.
The French Navy (Marine Nationale) announced that on 30 January 2016, U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Bret C. Batchelder, Commander of Carrier Strike Group 8 (CSG 8) and Harry S Truman Carrier Strike Group visited French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle to meet his counterpart, French Navy Rear Adm. Rene-Jean Crignola, Commander Task Force (CTF) 50.
 
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US Navy Commander of CSG 8 & Harry S. Truman CSG Visit French Navy Aircraft Carrier
 
The French Navy (Marine Nationale) announced that on 30 January 2016, U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Bret C. Batchelder, Commander of Carrier Strike Group 8 (CSG 8) and Harry S Truman Carrier Strike Group visited French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle to meet his counterpart, French Navy Rear Adm. Rene-Jean Crignola, Commander Task Force (CTF) 50.

USS Harry S Truman and Charles de Gaulle aircraft carriers are currently deployed in the Arabian/Persian Gulf in support of coalition operations against Daesh in Iraq and Syria.
     
The French Navy (Marine Nationale) announced that on 30 January 2016, U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Bret C. Batchelder, Commander of Carrier Strike Group 8 (CSG 8) and Harry S Truman Carrier Strike Group visited French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle to meet his counterpart, French Navy Rear Adm. Rene-Jean Crignola, Commander Task Force (CTF) 50.
USS Harry S Truman and Charles de Gaulle aircraft carriers underway side by side as part of Dual Carrier Operations in the Arabian/Persian Gulf. French Navy Picture.

     
The purpose of this visit was to strengthen the relationships between the officers of the two carrier strike groups as prat of the Dual Carrier Operations.

For many years, the French CSG has developed a high level of interoperability with its US counterparts, leading to a strengthened cooperation and integration with the Truman CSG for several weeks now. At the end of 2015, France had been asked by the US to compensate for the absence of a US CSG in the Persian Gulf. Formed around the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, the French CSG is deployed in the area since 18 December 2015. This unprecedented cooperation at this level of integration, highlights the great trust between the American and French armed forces.