USS Winston S. Churchill Engages in TRCSG Group Sail
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) is currently underway participating in a group sail as part of the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG).
Winston S. Churchill departed its homeport, Naval Station Norfolk, Sept. 15, with an embarked detachment from the “Grandmasters” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 46 for an approximately month-long at-sea period in preparation for upcoming deployments.
“We’ve had a very successful couple of weeks at sea conducting exercises with the USS Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group,” said Cmdr. Christine O’Connell, Winston S. Churchill commanding officer. “Whether it’s flight operations, ship-handling drills or anti-submarine operations, everything we do is a team effort.”
Joining Winston S. Churchill are the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) and USS Farragut (DDG 99), and the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60).
Press Release, October 06, 2014; Image: US Navy