The USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) completed a 24-day COMPTUEX and is back in port.
Rear Adm. Marc Miguez stated the Carrier Strike Group is now combat-ready.
The exercise involved Carrier Air Wing Three, USS Philippine Sea (CG-58), and Destroyer Squadron 22.
Italian frigate ITS Virginio Fasan participated in COMPTUEX to enhance NATO integration.
The exercise facilitated the use of NATO reporting procedures and messaging formats.
Command and control of the carrier strike group was practiced between U.S. and NATO authorities.
This deployment will be the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower's first since returning during the COVID-19 pandemic.
USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) deployed earlier in May as part of U.S. deterrence and reassurance missions in the Mediterranean.