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Immediate Release

Statement From Pentagon Press Secretary Maj. Gen. Pat Ryder on the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group Departing the CENTCOM Area of Responsibility

Pentagon Press Secretary Maj. Gen. Pat Ryder provided the following statement: 

The Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (IKE CSG) departed the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility today and will remain briefly in the U.S. European Command area of responsibility before returning home after more than seven months deployed in support of U.S. regional deterrence and force protection efforts. Following completion of a scheduled exercise in the Indo-Pacific, the USS Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TR CSG) will arrive in the U.S. Central Command's area of responsibility to continue promoting regional stability, deter aggression, and protect the free flow of commerce in the region. 

During its deployment, the IKE CSG protected ships transiting the Red Sea, Bab-el-Mandeb and the Gulf Aden, rescued innocent mariners against the unlawful attacks from the Iranian-backed Houthis, and helped to deter further aggression.

Next week, the TR CSG will depart the Indo-Pacific for the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. The United States will continue to maintain a robust presence in the Indo-Pacific region to strengthen peace, stability, and deterrence alongside allies and partners.