Navy training schedules indicate carrier-based jet fighters and other types of aircraft will be conducting training out of Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville starting now through Feb. 20.
Residents in neighborhoods surrounding NAS Jacksonville may notice an increase in aircraft activity and noise during this training period.
This training operation is in support of aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) and embarked Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 8 staff, which is departing Naval Station Norfolk to begin Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX).
COMPTUEX is a robust test combining technology, training, and tactics into multiple scenarios leading to certification for deployment.
The strike group is being evaluated on their performance during the simulated surface and sub-surface threats, and ship movements they may encounter during a strait transit or in the vicinity of hostile waters.
Throughout the exercise, fictitious geopolitical scenarios are used to replicate real-world circumstances the strike group may encounter during deployment.
USS Harry S. Truman is the eighth Nimitz-class aircraft carrier of the United States Navy, named after the 33rd President of the United States.
USS Harry S. Truman staffs CSG 8, Carrier Air Wing 7 and its squadrons; Destroyer Squadron 28 staff and guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68); and destroyers, USS Bainbridge (DDG 96), USS Bulkeley (DDG 84), USS Gonzalez (DDG 66), USS Gravely (DDG 107), USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109), USS Mitscher (DDG 57), and USS Ramage (DDG 61).
The email address for noise complaints is: NASJAX_NOISE_COMPLAINTS@NAVY.MIL.