Carl Vinson Strike Group (CV CSG) relieved George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group (GHWB CSG) of their duties in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) Oct. 18.

The GHWB CSG deployed Feb. 15, and since then conducted maritime security operations and theater security cooperation, supported Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Operation Inherent Resolve against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorists in Iraq and Syria, as well as participated in various military exercises with regional partners in U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet AORs.

Following the turnover, GHWB CSG will depart the 5th Fleet AOR and return to its homeport of Norfolk, Virginia. […]