USS HARRY S. TRUMAN
CVN 75
  
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The Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) is the eighth Nimitz-class aircraft carrier of the United States Navy, named after the 33rd President of the United States, Harry S. Truman. HST was authorized and laid down as USS United States but her name was changed in February 1995 at the direction of then Secretary of the Navy John H. Dalton. The keel was laid by Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company on November 29, 1993, and the ship was christened on September 7, 1996. Margaret Truman Daniel, the daughter of the late President, served as sponsor of the ship. Capt. Thomas G. Otterbein is the first commanding officer.

July 12, 1997 Three Newport News shipworkers died during construction when a pump room filled with methane and hydrogen sulfide gases during a sewage leak.

June 8, 1998 The Pre Commissioning Unit (PCU) Harry S. Truman departed for its first underway period to conduct Builder's sea trials. Acceptance trials from June 22-25.

July 2, PCU Harry S. Truman moved from Newport News to Pier 2 at Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Va.

July 25, USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) was commissioned during a ceremony at NS Norfolk.

August 13, The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier departed homeport for a two-week flight deck certification. The first aircraft catapult launch and arrested landing on Aug. 13.

From September 15-23, the Truman was underway for Fleet Carrier Qualifications and reactor drills.

October 5, USS Harry S. Truman arrived in Port Everglades, Fla., for a three-day visit to participate in Fleet Week Ft. Lauderdale.

October 17, The Truman departed Norfolk for a Friends and Family Day Cruise.

November 2, CVN 75 departed Naval Station Norfolk for a six-week Shakedown Cruise in the Puerto Rican Op. Area. Port visit to Mayport, Fla., from Nov. 8-10 to onload the Air Wing personel.

November 25, The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier anchored off St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, for a five-day port visit. Returned home on Dec. 17.

January 27, 1999 USS Harry S. Truman departed Norfolk for Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) and Fleet Carrier Qualifications (CQ) in the Cherry Point and Jacksonville Operating Areas.

From March 3-15, the HST was underway for F/A-18E/F CNO project testing and Fleet CQ. Conducted first carrier landings of the "Super Hornet."

March 20, The Harry S. Truman departed Norfolk for a two-day Tiger Cruise to Newport News Shipbuilding to commence a five-month Post Shakedown Availability (PSA).

July 30, The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier moved "deadstick" to Norfolk's Pier 12. Underway for sea trials from Aug. 18-19.

August 25, CVN 75 departed Naval Station Norfolk for an eight-day underway period to conduct flight deck certification.

September 15, The Truman emergency sortied from Norfolk to evade the Hurricane Floyd.

From Sept. 21-29, USS Harry S. Truman was underway for another round of FRS/Fleet CQ. Port visit to Halifax, Nova Scotia, from Sept. 30- Oct. 2.

October 26, The Harry S. Truman departed homeport for Carrier Qualifications with the FRS, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3 and Training Command (TRACOM).

November 19, Capt. David L. Logsdon relieved Capt. Thomas G. Otterbein as CO of the CVN 75. Underway again for FRS/Fleet/Training CQ from Dec. 3-14.

USS Harry S. Truman Battle Group (BG) successfully completed its Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX), followed by participating in the joint service Fleet Battle Experiment - Hotel before returning to Norfolk on Sept. 1, 2000. The exercise was briefly delayed when the battle group was forced to move south of Puerto Rico to evade Hurricane Debby.

After a little more than one month in port, the Truman BG underway again in October for the Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX).

November 28, 2000 USS Harry S. Truman departed Naval Station Norfolk for its maiden deployment in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet Areas of Responsibility.

December 20, The Truman pulled into Souda Bay, Crete, Greece, for a four-day port call. The BG transited Suez Canal on Dec. 27.

January 2, USS Harry S. Truman relieved USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) in support of Operation Southern Watch (OSW). Entered the Arabian Gulf on Jan. 4.

January 27, CVN 75 pulled into Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates, for a four-day visit to Dubai. Another visit to Dubai from March 3-7.

March 29, The eight Nimitz-class aircraft carrir anchored off Bahrain Bell for a two-day visit to Manama. Third port call to Jebel Ali, U.A.E., from April 9-13.

April 27, USS Harry S. Truman transited Strait of Hormuz after relieved on station by USS Constellation (CV 64). The aircraft from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3 flew 869 sorties, totaling more than 2,700 flight hours, during 84 fly days in support of Operation Southern Watch. Throughout the deployment, the battle group also participated in numerous international exercises, including Arabian Gauntlet, an 11-nation exercise that involved more than 20 ships.

May 5, The Harry S. Truman arrived in Marmaris, Turkey, for a four-day port call. Anchored off Rhodes, Greece, on May 9 for a three-day visit.

May 23, USS Harry S. Truman returned home after a six-month deployment, travelling more than 44,000 nautical miles.

July 12, CVN 75 departed Norfolk for FRS/FS/TRACOM Carrier Qualifications in the VACAPES and Jacksonville OPAREA.

February 26, 2002 USS Harry S. Truman returned to Naval Station Norfolk after a four-day sea trials, completing the six-month, $110 million worth, Planned Incremental Availability (PIA) at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY). The work included installation of a nine air conditioning plant and alteration to each of HST's catapults.

March 4, The Truman departed homeport for FS/TRACOM Carrier Qualifications and NMPTT in the Virginia Capes Op. Area.

March 15, Capt. Michael R. Groothousen relieved Capt. David L. Logsdon as CO of the HST. Underway for MTT from March 20-30.

April 30, CVN 75 recently pulled into Port Everglades, Fla., to participate in Broward County Navy Days and Fleet Week Ft. Lauderdale celebrations.

May 15, The Truman returned to homeport after a three-week underway for ammo onload, FRS/TRACOM CQ and MTT in the VACAPES and Jacksonville Op. Areas.

June 4, USS Harry S. Truman departed Norfolk for a two-week Tailored Ship's Training Availability (TSTA) I/II.

From June 20- July 1, the carrier was underway for MTT 3 and FRS/TRACOM Carrier Qualifications in the Jacksonville and Virginia Capes OPAREA. Underway for Operational Reactor Safeguard Examination (ORSE) and FRS/TRACOM CQ from July 12-28.

August 23, USS Harry S. Truman departed Naval Station Norfolk for a TSTA III/FEP and Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX).

September 10, An S-3B Viking, assigned to Sea Control Squadron (VS) 22, crashed about 25 miles south-southeast of Puerto Rico at 2130 local. Lt. Cmdr. Jeffrey J. Gray, Lt. Cmdr. Michael D. Chalfant and Lt. j.g. Thomas B. McCombie were lost at sea.

September 27, The Harry S. Truman anchored off the coast of Key West, Fla., for a four-day port visit.

October 22, CVN 75 departed homeport for a two-week Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) and ammo onload.

December 5, USS Harry S. Truman departed Norfolk for a scheduled Mediterranean deployment.

December 23, The Truman arrived in Marseille, France, for four-day port visit.

December 30, The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier pulled into Souda Bay, Crete, Greece, for a New Year's holiday port visit.

January 31, 2003 The Harry S. Truman arrived in Koper, Slovenia, for a six-day port call.

March 20, Shortly after initial operations began, USS Harry S. Truman launched its first combat sorties in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, from station in the eastern Mediterranean Sea.

During the 29 days of combat operations, aircraft from CVW-3 launched more than 2,000 sorties and dropped more than 700 tons of ordnance on targets in Iraq.

May 6, The Truman anchored off the coast of Portsmouth, England, for a six-day port visit.

May 23, USS Harry S. Truman returned to homeport after five-and-a-half month combat deployment.

July 10, The eight Nimitz-class aircraft carrier departed Norfolk for ammo offload and FRS/TRACOM CQ.

August 20, USS Harry S. Truman entered the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Va., for a six-month Planned Incremental Availability (PIA).

February 13, 2004 CVN 75 departed NNSY for a three-day sea trials after completing PIA one week ahead of schedule and 4 million dollars under budget.

February 23 The Truman departed homeport for flight deck certification and FRS/TRACOM/CVW-8 Carrier Qualifications.

From April 6-29, the aircraft carrier was underway for Tailored Ship's Training Availability I/II/III and Final Evaluation Period (FEP). INSURV inspection from May 17-21.

June 2, USS Harry S. Truman departed Norfolk for a Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) and to participate in the Navy's Fleet Response Plan (FRP) Summer Pulse 2004, in the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterannean. The HST joined six other Carrier Strike Groups in a demonstration of the ability to sortie U.S. naval power.

June 27, An F/A-18C, assigned to Marine Strike Fighter Squadron (VMFA) 115, crashed approximately 60 miles south of the Azores, in the eastern Atlantic Ocean, while conducting a routine training exercise. Capt. Franklin R. Hooks II was killed.

July 2, CVN 75 anchored off the coast of Naples, Italy, for a four-day port call.

July 11, USS Harry S. Truman is currently participating in a multi-national exercise Majestic Eagle off the coast of Morocco, July 11-16. Returned home on July 25.

July 29, Capt. James P. Gigliotti relieved Capt. Michael R. Groothousen as CO of the Truman during a change-of-command ceremony aboard the ship at Norfolk.

From September 8-13, the ship was underway for another round of CQ with Fleet Replacement Squadrons and CVW-8.

October 13, USS Harry S. Truman departed Naval Station Norfolk for its third major deployment, in support of the Global War on Terrorism.

From October 25-28, the Truman participated in the Joint Maritime Course, a miltinational NATO exercises, off the coast of Scotland.

October 31, CVN 75 CSG transited the Strait of Gibraltar and entered the Mediterannean Sea.

November 5, The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier pulled into Souda Bay, Greece, for a four-day port visit.

November 20, USS Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group relieved the USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) CSG on station in the North Arabian Gulf. The two carriers conducted ordnance and crew transfers prior to Kennedy’s departure, and Truman’s commencement of combat operations in support of OIF.

December 13, The Harry S. Truman anchored off the coast of Bahrain for a five-day port visit to Manama.

January 4, 2005 The Harry S. Truman pulled into Jebel Ali, U.A.E., for a four-day visit to Dubai.

March 19, The Truman transferred its duty to USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) after almost four months on station in the Arabian Gulf. Aircraft from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3 launched 2,577 sorties, totaling nearly 13,000 flight hours, in support of OIF and MSO. The CSG transited Suez Canal on March 26.

April 5, The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier anchored in Stokes Bay for a five-day visit to Portsmouth, England.

April 18, USS Harry S. Truman returned to Norfolk after a six-month deployment.

June 22, CVN 75 is currently conducting FRS/TRACOM Carrier Qualifications in the Atlantic Ocean.

July 19, USS Harry S. Truman and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3 completed sustainment training under the Navy's Fleet Response Training Plan (FRTP) during Commander, U.S. 2nd Fleet's Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX 05-2) for USS Theodore Roosevelt CSG.

July 29, The aircraft carrier is currently conducting carrier qualifications and sustainment operations in the Atlantic Ocean.

September 1, USS Harry S. Truman and USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41) are making preparations to get underway today for areas off the U.S. Gulf Coast in support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) relief operations associated with Hurricane Katrina. CVN 75 will serve as the command center and afloat staging base, and will carry additional helicopters from Naval Air Station Jacksonville to support search and rescue (SAR) efforts. The Truman and Whidbey Island will join five other Norfolk-based ships that are already at sea and will remain on station for as long as necessary to provide important humanitarian assistance to the U.S. Gulf Coast in the aftermath of Katrina. Additionally, USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8), based at Naval Station Earl, N.J., is en-route and arrived in the Gulf Coast Op. Area August 31.

September 17, CVN 75 departed Gulf of Mexico and is currently conducting routine operations in the Atlantic Ocean.

September 23, USS Harry S. Truman returned to Naval Station Norfolk from areas off the U.S. Gulf Coast in support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) relief operations associated with Hurricane Katrina.

October 12, The Truman departed homeport for carrier qualifications and sustainment training with embarked Carrier Air Wing Three (CVW 3).

November 6, CVN 75 returned to Norfolk following five days at sea offloading 1,800 tons of ammunition and ordnance to USS Enterprise, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower and fast combat support ship USNS Arctic. The Truman is scheduled to enter the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, for 10-month scheduled Planned Incremental Availability, in January 2006, following more than 18 months conducting high-tempo carrier operations.

January 9, 2006 USS Harry S.Truman entered the Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) in Portsmouth, Va., for the third time in its young life. The carrier is expected to remain in dry-dock until August, and will leave the shipyard in the fall.

July 28, Capt. Herman A. Shelanski relieved Capt. James P. Gigliotti as commanding officer of USS Harry S. Truman during a change of command ceremony held at the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit (CNATTU) at Naval Air Station Oceana.

December 20, The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier departed Portsmouth, Va., to conduct sea trials after completing a Drydocking Planned Incremental Availability (DPIA) period at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY).

January 26, 2007 CVN 75 departed Norfolk to conduct flight deck certifications in the Atlantic Ocean.

February 12, USS Harry S. Truman conducted ammunition onload with USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and USNS Lewis and Clark (T-AKE 1) off the East Coast Feb. 7-10. Over 4 million pounds of ordnance, totaling $286 million, was transferred over the 96-hour evolution.

March 20, The Harry S. Truman is currently in the Atlantic Ocean conducting Tailored Ship's Training Availability (TSTA).

April 10, Capt. Michael Ullrich, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 10 Chief of Staff, made a major milestone with his 800th career arrested recovery aboard an aircraft carrier.

May 16, USS Harry S. Truman is currently underway conducting carrier qualifications in the Atlantic Ocean.

June 2, The Truman departed Naval Station Norfolk for a Friends and Family Day Cruise.

June 5, The aircraft carrier is currently conducting CQ off the coast of Virginia.

July 2, CVN 75 is currently participating in a Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX), off the East Coast, in preparation for the upcoming deployment.

July 20, USS Harry S. Truman arrived in Port Everglades, Fla., for a scheduled port visit prior to participating in Operation Bold Step (OBS). OBS will provide realistic training environments for U.S. and coalition forces that closely replicate the operational challenges routinely encountered during military operations around the world. More than 15,000 service members from three countries are scheduled to participate in the Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX).

August 15, The E-2C Hawkeye from VAW-120 "Greyhawks" crashed at approximately 11:00 p.m. following its launch from USS Harry S. Truman. The ship was approximately 150 miles southeast of the Virginia Capes conducting carrier qualifications. Three aviators were aboard the aircraft.

August 21, The search for Lt. Cameron N. Hall, Lt. Ryan K. Betton and Lt. j.g. Jerry R. Smith has been terminated and their status has now been listed as deceased.

September 18, The Truman is currently underway in the Atlantic Ocean conducting carrier qualifications.

November 5, USS Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group departed to the Central Command AoR as part of the ongoing rotation to support Maritime Security Operations in the region.

November 20, CVN 75 pulled into Naples, Italy, for a six-day port visit.

December 11, Aircraft from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3 launched its first combat sorties in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from the station in the Arabian Gulf.

December 23, USS Harry S. Truman and fast combat support ship USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8) rescued seven mariners adrift in a raft in the central Arabian Gulf. The mariners had been transporting cargo from Dubai when their dhow sailed into rough seas and broke its keel. When the vessel started taking on too much water to remain afloat, the mariners abandoned ship into a life raft where they remained for two days before the rescue.

December 28, USS Harry S. Truman departed Jebel Ali, U.A.E., after a four-day port call.

January 7, 2008 Two "Super Hornets", F/A-18E and F/A-18F, crashed during operations in the Arabian Gulf. The three aviators are safely back aboard the aircraft carrier, and are reported in good condition following an ejection.

January 16, CVN 75 recovered its 75,000th aircraft without a single mishap on Jan. 14. Another milestone was made when Capt. Rick Pawlowski, commanding officer of CVW-3, logged his 6,000th hour of flight in an E2-C Hawkeye. The Truman is currently in the Arabian Gulf supporting combat operations in Iraq.

January 25, USS Harry S. Truman arrived in Jebel Ali for a routine port visit.

April 5, The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier pulled into Jebel Ali for another break, while on station in the 5th Fleet AoR.

April 19, Rear Adm. Mark Fox relieved Adm. Bill Gortney as Commander, Carrier Strike Group 10, during a change of command ceremony aboard the Truman in the Arabian Gulf.

May 7, CVN 75 anchored off the coast of Rhodes, Greece, for a scheduled port visit.

June 4, USS Harry S. Truman returned to Naval Station Norfolk after a seven-month deployment. Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3 aircraft flew more than 26,500 hours during 9,500 sorties. Of these, 2,459 were combat sorties directly supporting coalition forces operating on the ground in Iraq. The Air Wing flew almost 14,000 combat hours and expended 77,500 pounds of ordnance during 228 troops-in-contact events.

June 20, Rear Adm. Michael R. Groothousen retired after more than 30 years of service in a ceremony aboard the Harry S. Truman, where he was commanding officer from March 2002 through July 2004.

August 6, The Truman departed Norfolk for a Friends and Family Day Cruise.

February 14, 2009 CVN 75 returned to homeport after completing two days of sea trials following a nearly seven-month Planned Incremental Availability (PIA) at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Va.

February 18, Capt. Joseph M. Clarkson relieved Capt. Herman A. Shelanski as CO of the Harry S. Truman during a change-of-command ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk.

March 11, The aircraft carrier is currently in the Atlantic Ocean conducting carrier qualifications.

March 21, USS Harry S. Truman completed the onload of more than 1,800 tons of ammunition from USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE 5), preparing the ship for upcoming work-up cycles.

April 20, CVN 75 is currently off the East Coast conducting Tailored Ship's Training Availability (TSTA) and Final Evaluation Phase (FEP).

May 8, Rear Adm. Patrick Driscoll relieved Rear Adm. Mark I. Fox as Commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 10, during a change-of-command ceremony aboard the Truman in the Atlantic Ocean.

June 1, USS Harry S. Truman departed Naval Station Norfolk for a Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) assessment.

June 15, The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier is currently underway for a Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX).

July 16, The Truman is currently conducting work-up evolutions off the East Coast.

July 18, USS Harry S. Truman departed homeport for a Friends and Family Day Cruise.

July 24, Admiral John C. Harvey Jr. relieved Admiral Jonathan Greenert as Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, during a change-of-command ceremony aboard the Truman at Naval Station Norfolk.

August 5, The EA-18G Growlers, assigned to the "Vikings" of Airborne Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 129 and "Scorpions" of Airborne Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 132, landed on board the Truman for the first time. CVN 75 is currently conducting carrier qualifications off the coast of Virginia.

September 11, USS Harry S. Truman departed Norfolk for a Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) 09-4 in preparation for a deployment slated for early 2010.

November 5, The Truman is currently conducting CQ in the Atlantic Ocean.

December 4, USS Harry S. Truman departed Naval Station Norfolk for Carrier Qualifications (CQ).

January 20, 2010 The aircraft carrier departed for CQ and a Sustainment Exercise (SUSTEX).

February 5, Capt. James Bynum relieved Capt. Andrew Lewis as Commander, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3, during a change-of-command ceremony aboard the Truman.

February 11, CVN 75 is currently in the Atlantic Ocean conducting carrier qualifications. Underway for Group Sail operations on March 23; Underway for Independent Steaming Evolutions (ISE) on April 21.

May 21, USS Harry S. Truman CSG departed Naval Station Norfolk for a scheduled Middle East deployment.

June 8, The Truman arrived in Marseille, France, for a four-day port visit. CVN 75 conducted interoperability exercises with the Charles de Gaulle (R 91), from June 4-7.

June 13, USS Harry S. Truman anchored in the Bay of Hyeres to participate in the 100th anniversary celebration of French Naval Aviation. The CSG transited the Suez Canal on June 18.

June 29, Aircraft from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3 launched its first combat sorties in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

July 3, Cmdr. Timothy M. Hill relieved Cmdr. Edward L. Heflin as CO of the "Swordsmen" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 32, during an aerial change-of-command ceremony.

July 9, USS Harry S. Truman and USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) concluded the three-day air defense interoperability exercise with French destroyer FS Jean Bart (D615).

August 10, The Truman departed Jebel Ali, U.A.E., after a four-day port visit to Dubai.

August 12, Cmdr. Robert Coughlin relieved Cmdr. Jeffrey L. Hammer as CO of the "Zappers" of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 130, during an aerial change-of-command ceremony.

August 21, Two SH-60F, assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 7, rescued eight Iranian mariners about 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, after their vessel was set on fire, 50 miles away from the aircraft carrier, in the North Arabian Sea. After evaluated by medical staff and provided with clothing and food, aboard the Truman, they were transferred in a rigid-hull inflatable boat to the Iranian navy ship Chiroo on Friday.

September 10, CVN 75 recently pulled into Jebel Ali for another few days of rest and relaxation in United Arab Emirates.

September 25, Since arriving in the 5th Fleet AoR, aircraft assigned to CVW 3 completed more than 3,300 aircraft sorties and logged more than 10,200 flight hours, with more than 7,200 hours in support of coalition ground forces in Afghanistan.

November 1, USS Harry S. Truman departed Khalifa Bin Salman Port at Hidd after a four-day port visit to Kingdom of Bahrain.

November 7, The flight deck of USS Harry S. Truman tallied it's 100,000th arrested landing.

November 9, Another milestone was reached when the Truman launched its 100,000th aircraft, assigned to the "Gunslingers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 105.

December 1, CVN 75 transited Suez Canal after completing operations in the U.S. Central Command AoR. CVW-3 aircrews flew 2,915 missions into Afghanistan and Iraq and dropped 35,000 pounds of ordnance in support of OEF.

December 2, Cmdr. Rob Mathewson relieved Cmdr. Max Shuman as CO of the "Gunslingers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 105, during an aerial change-of-command ceremony.

December 6, The Truman departed Souda Bay, Crete, Greece, after a three-day port call.

December 20, USS Harry S. Truman CSG returned to Norfolk after a seven-month deployment.

January 27, 2011 USS Harry S. Truman departed homeport for a Fleet Replacement Squadron Carrier Qualifications (FRS-CQ).

February 1, The Navy’s newest airborne early-warning and control aircraft E-2D Advanced Hawkeye, assigned to Air Test Evaluation Squadron (VX) 20, made its first carrier takeoff aboard the Truman as part of a six-day suitability testing.

February 8, CVN 75 is currently conducting carrier qualifications for Naval Air Training Command (NATRACOM).

February 18, USS Harry S. Truman returned to Norfolk after completing an ammunition offload, Feb. 14-17, transferring more than 1,500 tons of ammunition to USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) and USNS Sacagawea (T-AKE 2).

February 25, Rear Adm. Ted N. Branch relieved Rear Adm. Richard J. O'Hanlon as Commander, Naval Air Forces Atlantic, during a change-of-command ceremony aboard the Truman.

March 25, USS Harry S. Truman entered the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Va., for a 15-month Drydocking Planned Incremental Availability (DPIA).

June 18, NNSY marked a milestone with the removal of the Truman's 89,000 pound main mast.

August 5, Capt. Tushar R. Tembe relieved Capt. Joseph M. Clarkson as CO of the CVN 75 during a change-of-command ceremony at the Half Moon Cruise and Celebration Center in Norfolk.

August 20, NNSY marked a milestone with the installation of 112,000-pound main mast, two days ahead of schedule.

November 8, Capt. Tushar Tembe died suddenly at Norfolk Naval Shipyard after he collapsed while departing the ship at approximately 10 a.m. The ship's medical response team provided immediate medical assistance until Tembe could be transported to Bons Secours Maryview Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead. The cause of death has not been determined.

November 11, Capt. Dee L. Mewbourne assumed temporary command of the USS Harry S. Truman.

February 3, 2012 The eighth Nimitz-class aircraft carrier moved from Dry Dock 8 to Norfolk Naval Shipyard's Pier 6.

April 18, Operations Specialist Seaman Kevin Deshazo was found dead on Wednesday morning aboard the Harry S. Truman.

July 10, USS Harry S. Truman returned to Naval Station Norfolk after a three-day sea trials completing the DPIA.

July 16, CVN 75 departed Norfolk for an 11-day underway to conduct flight deck certification, CQ with the Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3 and CVW 8 and to conduct tests with an F/A-18D Hornet, assigned to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23, containing X-47B unmanned air vehicle (UAV) software as part of the Navy's Unmanned Combat Air System Carrier Demonstration (UCAS-D) program.

July 18, The first operational EA-18G Growler, assigned to the "Zappers" of Airborne Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 130 and piloted by CO Cmdr. Richard A. Vaccaro, landed on board the Truman.

July 19, The first MV-22 Osprey, assigned to the "Storms" of Marine Tiltrotor Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron (VMX) 22, landed on board the HST.

July 22, An MH-60S Sea Hawk, assigned to the "Dusty Dogs" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 7, conducted a first landing on one of a two newly-added flight deck precision landing site that do not overlap the flight path for fixed-wing aircraft, adding enhanced flight operation capability to Truman’s embarked helicopter and fixed-wing aircraft squadrons.

August 2, USS Harry S. Truman underway again for carrier qualifications with the Naval Air Training Command (NATRACOM) and ammunition onload with the USNS William McLean (T-AKE 12).

August 16, Capt. S. Robert Roth relieved Capt. Dee L. Mewbourne as CO of the Harry S. Truman during a change-of-command ceremony aboard the ship at Naval Station Norfolk.

August 17, Rear Adm. Kevin M. Sweeney relieved Rear Adm. Herman A. Shelanski as Commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 10, during a change-of-command ceremony aboard the Truman.

September 4, The Truman departed Naval Station Norfolk for a week-long underway to conduct CVW-8/FRS/TRACOM Carrier Qualifications (CQ).

September 14, Adm. William E. Gortney relieved Adm. John C. Harvey, Jr., as Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, during a change-of-command ceremony aboard the HST.

September 24, USS Harry S. Truman departed homeport for a four-day underway period to conduct Combat Systems Ship's Qualifications Trials (CSSQT).

October 2, CVN 75 departed Norfolk for a 23-day underway period to conduct Tailored Ship's Training Availability (TSTA) and Final Evaluation Problem (FEP), with the Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3, and Group Sail operations.

October 16, Four sailors were injured when line parted during a refueling at sea with the USNS Patuxent (T-AO 201), off the coast of Florida. Two were transferred to Naval Air Station Jacksonville, by an MH-60S "Knighthawk" assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 7, and one sailor was flown via C-2 Greyhound to Naval Station Norfolk for evaluation and possible further treatment.

November 1, USS Harry S. Truman departed Norfolk for an eight-day underway to conduct CQ with the Training Air Wing (TW) 1 and 2 in the Jacksonville OPAREA.

December 4, The Harry S. Truman departed Naval Station Norfolk for a two-week underway to conduct FRS/TRACOM Carrier Qualifications (CQ) and Underway Demonstration (UD) with the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator. CVN 75 is the first aircraft carrier in Naval aviation history to host test operations for an unmanned aircraft.

January 14, 2013 The HST CSG departed Norfolk for a 19-day underway to conduct Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX).

February 6, The U.S. Secretary of Defense, Leon E. Panetta, has delayed the deployment of the USS Harry S. Truman that was scheduled to depart on Feb. 8, for the U.S. Central Command AoR, after the Navy made this request due to "budget uncertainty."

From February 14-16, USS Harry S. Truman was underway for routine training in the VACAPES Op. Area; Underway for CVW-3/TRACOM Carrier Qualifications (CQ) and testing with the MV-22 Osprey, assigned to VMX-22, from March 4-15; Underway for a Sustainment Exercise (SUSTEX) from April 15-26; Underway for Group Sail operations in the Jacksonville Op. Area from May 14-23; Underway again for SUSTEX with the CVW-3 and Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 10 from June 3-19.

July 22, USS Harry S. Truman departed Norfolk for a scheduled Middle East deployment. Entered the Mediterranean Sea on Aug. 3.

August 5, CVN 75 moored at Berth 163, Leon Gourret Cruise Terminal in Marseille, France, for a four-day port visit. Transited Suez Canal on Aug. 18; Transited Bab el-Mandeb Strait on Aug. 21; Conducted turnover with the USS Nimitz (CVN 68) as Commander, Task Force (CTF) 50 on Aug. 26.

August 27, Aircraft from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3 launched its first combat sorties in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, from the station in the North Arabian Sea.

September 18, USS Harry S. Truman moored at Khalifa Bin Salman Port (KBSP) for a five-day port visit to the Kingdom of Bahrain.

October 25, The Harry S. Truman pulled into Jebel Ali, U.A.E., for a four-day port visit to Dubai. Inport Jebel Ali again, in conjunction with Dubai Air Show 2013, from Nov. 16-20.

December 21, Cmdr. Matt L. Boren relieved Cmdr. James E. Miller as CO of the "Swamp Foxes" of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 74 during a change-of-command ceremony aboard the Truman in the Arabian Gulf.

December 22, Capt. George M. Wikoff relieved Capt. Sara A. Joyner as Commander, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3, during a change-of-command ceremony aboard the CVN 75 at Khalifa Bin Salman Port. USS Harry S. Truman arrived today in Bahrain for a five-day port call; Departed Arabian Gulf on Dec. 28.

December 29, 2013 The Harry S. Truman CSG, along with USS Carney (DDG 64) and USS Hopper (DDG 70), commenced combined operations with the French navy’s Task Force 473 flagship FS Charles de Gaulle (R 91), FS Forbin (D 620), FS Jean de Vienne (D 643), in the Gulf of Oman.

January 9, 2014 Cmdr. Larry D. DeLong relieved Cmdr. Philip W. Walker as CO of the "Ragin' Bulls" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 37, during an aerial change-of-command ceremony in the North Arabian Sea; USS Harry S. Truman transited Strait of Hormuz northbound on Jan. 11.

January 16, An F/A-18F Super Hornet, assigned to "Swordsmen" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 32, recently landed at Sakhir Airbase to participate in the third Bahrain International Airshow (BIAS), from Jan. 16-18.

January 21, CVN 75 pulled into Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates, for a four-day port call. Transited Strait of Hormuz southbound on Jan. 26; Concluded combined operations with the French Navy Task Force, while underway in the North Arabian Sea on Feb. 2; Transited Strait of Hormuz northbound on Feb. 22.

February 25, USS Harry S. Truman moored again at Khalifa Bin Salman Port in Hidd, Bahrain, for a five-day liberty visit to Manama. Transited Strait of Hormuz southbound on March 5.

March 17, Cmdr. Peter A. Hagge relieved Cmdr. Jeremy T. Andrew as CO of VFA-32 during an aerial change-of-command ceremony in the North Arabian Sea.

March 18, Cmdr. Przemyslaw J. Kaczynski relieved Cmdr. John W. Hewitt as CO the "Seahawks" of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 126, during an aerial change-of-command ceremony.

March 19, The Harry S. Truman launched its last combat sorties, more than 2,900 total, in support of OEF in Afghanistan. Conducted turnover and ammo onload with the USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) in the Gulf of Aden on March 22; Transited Bab el-Mandeb Strait northbound on March 24; Returned to Mediterranean on March 28.

April 3, The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier anchored off the coast of Palma de Mallorca, Spain, for a four-day port visit. Transited Strait of Gibraltar on April 8.

April 18, USS Harry S. Truman returned to Naval Station Norfolk after a nine-month deployment.

May 28, CVN 75 departed homeport for a three-day underway to conduct Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) assessment. Underway for local operations from June 11-12; Underway for a Friends and Family Day Cruise on June 27; Underway for TRACOM Carrier Qualifications (CQ) and ammo offload with the USNS William McLean (T-AKE 12) and USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) from July 8-21.

August 1, Rear Adm. Bruce H. Lindsey relieved Rear Adm. Kevin M. Sweeney as Commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 10, during a change-of-command ceremony aboard the HST.