USS Enterprise Battle Group, USS Nassau Amphibious Ready Group begin deployment NAVY WIRE SERVICE (NWS) - 9 November 1998 by 2nd Fleet Public Affairs NORFOLK (NWS) -- The USS Enterprise (CVN 65) Battle Group, with Carrier Air Wing Three (CVW 3) embarked, began a scheduled six-month deployment Nov. 6. Accompanying the aircraft carrier are two cruisers, four destroyers, two frigates, two submarines and a fast combat support ship. The USS Nassau (LHA 4) Amphibious Ready Group, with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit embarked, will begin their deployment Nov. 13. In all, more than 10,000 Sailors and Marines are departing their East Coast bases and home ports to relieve the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) Battle Group and the USS Saipan (LHA 2) Amphibious Ready Group. "The battle group and amphibious ready group are prepared to deploy, and serve the nation as instruments of our national policy," said Vice Adm. William J. Fallon, Commander, 2nd Fleet. The Enterprise Battle Group includes USS Philippine Sea (CG 58), USS Gettysburg (CG 64), USS Stout (DDG 55) USS Nicholson (DD 982), USS Klakring (FFG 42), USS Detroit (AOE 4) USS Miami (SSN 755) and USS Hampton (SSN 767). The Nassau Amphibious Ready Group includes USS Nashville (LPD 13) and USS Pensacola (LSD 38).