USS Truman (CVN-75) Working off of the Florida Coast for a Composite Training Unit Exercise

Savannah – On 8 July 2019, USNI News reported that the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) and its carrier strike group were underway in the Atlantic Ocean for a Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) and the USNI’s Fleet and Marine Tracker (see linked image below) also showed that the Truman was underway in the Atlantic. Activity that I saw yesterday on ADS-B Exchange and heard on the radios from Savannah indicates that the strike group has made it’s way down to Florida’s Atlantic Coast for the COMPTUEX.

USNI News Graphic – These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of July 8, 2019, based on Navy and public data. In cases where a CSG or ARG is conducting disaggregated operations, the chart reflects the location of the capital ship.

While tracking other aircraft on ADS-B Exchange that had moved out of my ADS-B/Mode-S receiver’s range yesterday morning, I noticed that a couple of P-8As and a KC-135R were working off of Florida’s Central Atlantic coast. That kind of activity is unusual for a Sunday morning, so having read the USNI article earlier in the week, I started thinking that perhaps the Truman was down in that area. Over the course of the day, I heard a couple of C-2As, RAWHIDE 71 (C-2A, 162168, VRC-40) and RAWHIDE 72 (C-2A, 162172, VRC-40), head south and one of them head back north later; the Carrier Onboard Delivery aircraft’s presence also pointed to the Truman being off of Central Florida. I also caught LANCER 33 (P-8A, 168431, VP-10) and RIPTIDE 39 (LJ35, N39FN, L-3 Communications) entering and exiting the SEALORD controlled offshore operating areas; both quite likely could have been operating with the carrier strike group. I also caught LION 01/02 (F/A-18F, VFA-213) heading southbound along the Atlantic coast yesterday, but I’m not sure if they were related to the Truman or if they may have been going down to NAS Key West or somewhere else. Frequencies yesterday’s traffic was heard on were:

282.200/124.675 -Jax Center Jekyll Low
285.650/126.125 – Jax Center Statesboro High
307.250/126.350 – Jax Center St. Augustine High
317.550/134.375 – Jax Center Charleston Low
363.200/132.925 – Jax Center Allendale/Savannah Low

120.950/284.500 – Sealord North Primary
133.950/267.500 – Sealord South Primary

Any other radio traffic from the carrier strike group seemed to be too far to the south for me to hear from Savannah, but if they move into my listening range, I’ll post an update with further information.



Categories: Callsigns, Frequencies, Military Monitoring, Scanning, USS Harry S. Truman

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  1. CVN 75 USS Harry S. Truman off the Jacksonville coast in Sealord Area for COMPUTEX.I will be posting all frequencies related to the COMPUTEX 2019 here for easy reference.
    IDENTIFIED
    CHECKMATES (F-18F) VFA-211 “NICKEL”.
    NIGHTHAWKS (F-18E) VFA-136 “HAWK”.
    GUNSTAR F-18C VFA-136 “GUNSTAR”
    RAWHIDES (C-2A GREYHOUND) VRC-40 “RAWHIDE” .
    SWAMP FOXES(HSM-74) MH-60R.
    OMEGA TANKER (N629RH) KC-707 @ NAS CECIL FIELD.
    RED RIPPER (F-18) VFA-11 “RIPPER”.
    SUNLINERS(F-18) VFA-81 “INFERNO ”
    CALLSIGN “TRIBAL” E-2D HAWKEYE
    SHOWTIME F-18 VFA-83 NAS OCEANA VA “CLOSEOUT”
    CLOSEOUT E-2C, VAW-126 NAS CHAMBERS VA “SHOWTIME”

    284.000 USN for F-18 to Pinecastle Range
    290.775 ??
    283.625 Various flights on this
    267.500 Sealord
    309.550 ???
    279.075 RAwhide with Ivan & Cobra in ACM
    283.125 A2A
    290.775 ???
    293.725 CVSD Encryption.
    315.050 Data Link 4A
    277.250 Tribal (P-3) female controller wkg Nickel 61
    327.250 Omega Refueling Tanker flying out Naval Air Station Cecil Field
    275.550 A2A Knighthawks VFA-136 F-18E “Hawks”
    235.850 Hawk 11 (VFA136) & WARLOCK
    275.250 A2A
    271.850 Shark VFA 154 A2A
    371.600 CVSD Encryption.
    233.475 CVSD Encryption.
    378.850 CVSD Encryption.
    271.275 CVSD Encryption.
    354.95 A2A ??
    318.525 ???
    305.425 CLOSEOUT E-2C & SHOWTIME F-18
    349.250 ???
    320.800
    374.000
    311.025 Grouper 11
    378.775
    246.850
    289.750
    363.925
    266.450
    318.800
    277.325
    282.800
    233.475 Bolt Tanker McDill AFB
    303.700
    343.175
    336.400
    227.850
    363.925 MARSHAL

  2. Thanks for the info, Richard!

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