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Deployments in the Persian Gulf
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Sailors aboard the USS Harry S. Truman prepare to get underway on December 5, 2002, while family members and friends look on from the pier in Norfolk, Virginia.  
USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75)

Date deployed: December 5, 2002. The carrier returned home on May 23, 2003.
Destination: Mediterranean Sea
Type of vessel: Nimitz-class, nuclear-powered aircraft carrier
Home port: Norfolk, Virginia
Total personnel: Approximately 8,000 in battle group
Aircraft: 12 squadrons with more than 80 aircraft
Armament: Three NATO Sea Sparrow missile launchers, four
20mm Phalanx rapid-fire close-range guns
Maximum speed: 30-plus knots
Power plant: Two nuclear reactors
Flight deck: 4.5 acres
Commissioned: July 25, 1998

CARRIER AIRWING 3
VF-32 Swordsmen (10 F-14A Tomcats)
VFA-37 Bulls (12 F/A-18C Hornets)
VFA-105 Gunslingers (12 F/A-18C Hornets)
VMFA-115 (12 F/A-18A Hornets)
VAQ-130 Zappers (4 EA-6B Prowlers)
VAW-126 Seahawks (4 E-2C Hawkeyes)
VS-22 Checkmates (8 S-3B Vikings)
HS-7 Dusty Dogs (6 SH-60F Sea Hawks, 6 HH-60H Sea Hawks)
VRC-40 Rawhides (2 C-2A Greyhounds)
Detachment 3

Fast-attack submarines
• USS Pittsburgh
• USS Montpelier


Guided-missile cruiser
•USS San Jacinto

Combat support ships
• Kanawha
• Mount Baker

Guided-missile destroyers
• USS Oscar Austin
• USS Mitscher
• USS Donald Cook

Destroyers
• USS O'Brien
• USS Briscoe
• USS Deyo
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