George H.W. Bush carrier strike group begins COMPTUEX

first_img US Navy’s George H.W. Bush carrier strike group begins COMPTUEX Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy’s George H.W. Bush carrier strike group begins COMPTUEX Authorities View post tag: US Navy November 30, 2016center_img View post tag: USS George H. W. Bush U.S. Navy’s George H.W. Bush carrier strike group (GHWBCSG) departed Norfolk on November 28 to begin preparing for an upcoming deployment with a composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX).During COMPTUEX, the group will combine technology, training, and tactics into multiple scenarios leading to certification for deployment.“This culminating event builds confidence that we can employ the strike group as a maritime superiority force against any potential adversary, located anywhere in the world, regardless of their military capabilities,” said Rear Adm. Kenneth Whitesell, commander, CSG 2.“This is the most effective method to actually demonstrate how we adapt to an ever-changing world environment. There is no better training in preparation for deployment.”CSG 4 is evaluating the GHWBCSG on their performance during the simulated surface and sub-surface threats, and ship movements the ships may encounter during a strait transit or in the vicinity of hostile waters.Throughout the exercise, fictitious geopolitical scenarios are used to replicate real-world circumstances the GHWBCSG may encounter during the slated deployment.“This is the closest training to real-world scenarios that is available,” said Cmdr. Gabriel Mauldin, George H.W. Bush combat directions officer. “We have qualified several watchstanders during the training cycle, and this will test their knowledge in a new and elevated manner.”GHWBCSG is comprised of George H.W. Bush; staffs of CSG 2, Carrier Air Wing 8 and its squadrons; Destroyer Squadron 22 staff and its guided-missile destroyers; and guided-missile cruisers USS Hue City (CG 66) and USS Philippine Sea (CG 58). Share this articlelast_img read more

Krautman out for Wagner game

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 12, 2013 at 10:56 am Contact Stephen: [email protected] | @Stephen_Bailey1 Kicker Ross Krautman will not play in Syracuse’s home opener against Wagner at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Scott Shafer said at his weekly press conference on Thursday.“Ross has got an injury that they’re trying to get a good diagnosis on, but it’s something that’s been chronic now,” Shafer said. “Something he’s been fighting for the last two years. So I feel really bad for Ross.”Krautman, a senior, missed time during training camp with a strained groin, but it’s unclear if this is a re-aggrevation of that injury or another ailment all together. Through two games Krautman is 1-of-2 on field goals this season, and missed a PAT against Northwestern last week.Sophomore Ryan Norton will fill in as SU’s starting kicker against the Seahawks. He regularly takes kickoffs for the Orange and has a strong leg, but struggled at times with accuracy during training camp.“Norton will be ready to kick,” Shafer said. “He’s had a good week of preparation. Hopefully we can put him in some good situations where it’s extra points more than field goals this week.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Commentslast_img read more

Coleman improves after disappointing in season opener

first_imgDaJuan Coleman is placing most of his focus on two particular elements of his game: catching the ball deep in the paint and keeping it high once he has it.On Tuesday, he showed improvement in both areas. After finishing with a mere two points and four rebounds against Cornell, Coleman posted a double-double in No. 9 Syracuse’s (2-0) 89-74 win over Fordham (1-1) at the Carrier Dome in front of 22,667.“DaJuan played his game,” freshman forward B.J. Johnson said. “Came up big with some rebounds. He played very well.”Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim said Coleman is a force down low and does a good job corralling rebounds. He had 10 against Fordham, seven of which came on the offensive glass.“He gets in the middle,” Boeheim said. “He gets his hands on balls.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLate in the first half, Coleman snatched a C.J. Fair miss. He missed a layup, but after the ball deflected off Jerami Grant’s chest, Coleman grabbed it and elevated to shoot.The shot swirled around the rim and fell. Coleman was fouled and his free throw extended SU’s lead to 42-19.There were times when Coleman was inefficient, though.On one play in the second half, he started with the ball 3 feet outside the paint and thumped his way inside and forced a shot.Assistant coach Mike Hopkins, who works with Coleman in practice, stood up and swung his fist. Hopkins seemed to be half excited about the move and half frustrated with the shot selection and that Coleman didn’t finish.Coleman said he’s working on positioning himself deeper inside so he can rise up to the basket and not have to make an unnecessarily complicated move to get toward the rim.“The further I get it the easier it’s going to be to score,” Coleman said.Coleman finished 3-of-6 on Tuesday, and all of his field goals came in the paint.“That’s the way it should be,” Boeheim said. “If anything, he worked too much away from the paint.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 13, 2013 at 12:58 am Contact Trevor: [email protected] | @TrevorHasslast_img read more