GWCSG Conducts ASWEX as Part of Talisman Sabre

The George Washington Carrier Strike Group (GWCSG) participated in a multi-unit anti-submarine warfare exercise (ASWEX) as part of Talisman Sabre 2015 (TS15), July 7-8.

During the exercise the strike group executed ASW search and tracking tactics against live submarine targets.

According to Lt. James Petersen, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15 submarine operations officer, the ASW exercise is a building block toward acquiring the ability to seamlessly integrate common initiatives to promote security and stability.

Participants from the GWCSG included the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, DESRON 15, the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54), and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Chafee (DDG 90), USS Mustin (DDG 89) and USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62).

Petersen added that the exercise gave both nations an opportunity to flex their capabilities while improving their ability to work bilaterally in providing security in the region and around the world.

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