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Surface escorts from the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group left their homeports today to kick off an overseas deployment.
Aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) did not.
The timeline for diagnosing the problem and fixing it remains unclear.
In the meantime, the surface ships in the strike group are forming their own surface action group and deploying with neither the carrier nor the air wing.
Asked for a ballpark of how much longer the repair would could take, Lewis said, “I can’t say because I don’t know.”