Neptune Strike 22 Ship Formation
June 5, 2022
May 31, 2022 - The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) , center, transits in formation with, from left to right, Italian Navy Cavour-class aircraft carrier ITS Cavour (CVH 550), Italian Navy Andrea Doria-class air defense destroyer ITS Andrea Doria (D-553), Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG 56), Spanish Navy F-100 class air defense frigate ESPS Almirante Juan De Borbón (F-102) and Spanish Navy multi-purpose amphibious assault ship-aircraft carrier ESPS Juan Carlos I (L-61) in support of NATO-led activity Neptune Shield 22 in the Adriatic Sea.
Neptune Shield 22 is the natural evolution of NATO's ability to integrate the high-end maritime warfare capabilities of an Aircraft Carrier Strike Group, an Amphibious Ready Group and a Marine Expeditionary Unit to support the defense of the alliance. The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. Naval Forces Europe area of operations, employed by U.S. Sixth Fleet to defend U.S., Allied and Partner interests.
U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Crayton Agnew