The CSG's deployment, a first with F-35C Lightning II and CMV-22B Osprey aircraft, will begin with participation in Large Scale Exercise 2021.
The large-scale exercise in and off Australia included multinational maritime operations and drills between allies and partners.
The visit was Adm. Mike Gilday's first since assuming duties as CNO.
Capt. Craig Sicola relieved Capt. Maximilian Clark as commanding officer in a ceremony aboard the aircraft carrier in Bremerton, Washington, July 29.
The annual multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission kicked off at Manila Naval Hospital, July 28.
NMCB-5 relieved NMCB-4 during a relief in place/transfer of authority ceremony at Camp Shields in Okinawa, Japan.
U.S. 7th Fleet
The forward-deployed guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) conducted the routine transit, July 28.
USS Tulsa (LCS 16), USS Kidd (DDG 100) and a detachment from EODMU 5 joined to form the Surface Action Group.