Eisenhower CSG completes SWATT with Dutch frigate

first_img View post tag: Royal Netherlands Navy View post tag: USS Dwight D Eisenhower US Navy ships from the carrier strike group assembled around aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) have welcomed a Dutch frigate into their formation as they completed a major pre-deployment exercise.De Zeven Provinciën-class frigate HNLMS De Ruyter (FFG-804) worked with Carrier Strike Group 10 (CSG-10) vessels to complete what was the first Surface Warfare Advanced Tactical Training (SWATT) exercise for both sides on September 21.SWATT is the US Navy surface force’s premier advanced tactical training exercise which precedes a carrier strike group’s final pre-deployment exercise, the COMPTUEX.US Navy ships that took part in this SWATT include carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, cruisers USS San Jacinto, USS Vella Gulf, destroyers USS Stout, USS McFaul, USS Truxton, USS James E. Williams, USS Roosevelt, and Los Angeles-class submarine USS Newport News (SSN-750).“SWATT provides a critical path for warfare commanders to develop the combat capability needed by our Numbered Fleet Commanders to compete effectively in an era of Great Power Competition,” said Rear Adm. Paul J. Schlise, commander, CSG-10. “It is a team-based approach to what all parts of the CSG are designed to do – fight and win at sea.”According to DESRON 26’s Commodore, SWATT provides focused training to support naval sea control with an eye on maritime interoperability and increased lethality across the surface fleet.“For several weeks, we leveraged SWATT’s training scenarios to increase combat capability, lethality and interoperability of our destroyers,” said Capt. William Shafley, Commodore, DESRON 26. “SWATT provides us live-scenarios to instill competence and confidence of the combat watch standers and weapon systems of our warships, so that we can be ready to fight tonight if necessary.”During SWATT, the major training events included conducting integrated air and missile defense, anti-submarine warfare / surface warfare, information warfare, ship maneuvering and live-fire events designed to tactically prepare surface forces for maritime warfare missions.More than 10 SWATT exercises have been completed by CSG cruiser-destroyers and amphibious ready group warships since 2016.“The SWATT exercises have been incredibility beneficial in further developing our bridge and combat watch teams,” said Lt. j.g. Andrew S. Cornick, USS James E. Williams’ (DDG 95) navigator. “It has been inspiring watching our teams integrate and apply the tactics learned during these exercises, maximizing the combat readiness of our crew. The training provided to us from SMWDC has only further enhanced our ability to answer our nation’s call, no matter the mission.” Share this article View post tag: HNLMS De Ruyter View post tag: US Navy View post tag: SWATT Photo: USS San Jacinto (CG 56), HMNLS De Ruyter (F 804), USS Stout (DDG 55), USS James E. Williams (DDG 95), and USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) move in a formation scheme for live fire exercises during SWATT. Photo: US Navy View post tag: CSG 10last_img read more

Vectren Begins Pipeline Work on North

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Pipeline Integrity Management Project Underway On Gas Distribution LineEvansville, Ind. – Contract crews working for Vectren Energy Delivery (Vectren), will begin work on a $1.2 million project to test nearly 15 miles of 6-inch natural gas pipeline. The section of pipeline being tested spans over Warrick, Gibson and Vanderburgh counties and stretches from a natural gas purchase point on Highway 57 north of Elberfeld, will cross Interstate 69, and ends along Highway 41 in Darmstadt. The purpose of this test is to increase the capacity within the pipeline to improve reliability and provide for future growth along the pipeline route.“To ensure the continued reliability of our natural gas pipeline systems and service, Vectren is continuing to enhance our system to improve the gas infrastructure in the Vectren South territory,” said Brad Ellsworth, Vectren Energy Delivery of Indiana – South president. “These infrastructure enhancements are vital to meeting federal requirements and ensuring the continued safety of our system.”Work is expected to continue through the end of the week, weather permitting. No customers will be affected during construction, and motorists are asked to be safe while driving around crews. Below is a map of the project route.last_img read more