On June 13, the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower entered the Mediterranean Sea, a U.S. Navy statement said. The USS Dwight D. Eisenhower leads a strike group of cruisers, destroyers and warplanes.
It’s the second U.S. aircraft carrier currently in the sea.
The USS Dwight D. Eisenhower will relieve the USS Harry S. Truman carrier strike group which will depart from the Mediterranean for the United States later in June. The Eisenhower carrier strike group is scheduled to continue air strikes against the ISIS terrorist group.
Since June 3, warplanes based on the USS Harry S. Truman have been participating in the US-led air campaign against ISIS in Syria and Iraq.
The Navy said in the statement that 2 two aircraft carriers in the Mediterranean are a message to the US allies and partners:
Two CSGs also send a strong message of support to our allies and partners in Europe, and demonstrate our ability to enable global operations that support U.S. European Command as well as other combatant commands.