US destroyer joins French aircraft carrier on mission against ISIS

U.S. Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87) is providing multi-warfare defense to the French Charles de Gaulle carrier strike group (CDG CSG) from the Eastern Mediterranean in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.

The strike group centered around the French aircraft carrier supports the fight against ISIL with operations from the Mediterranean.

USS Mason deployed from Naval Station Norfolk June 1, 2016.

By joining the group in the Med, Mason is taking the place of sister ship USS Ross which provided support for the group from Sept. 19, 2016 – Oct. 26, 2016.

USS Ross has in the meantime returned to Naval Station Rota where it is forward deployed with the U.S. 6th Fleet.

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