Gainesville sailor Cody Bowman steers the USS Normandy while at sea with the Harry S. Truman strike group

ATLANTIC OCEAN—Boatswain's Mate Seaman Cody Bowman from Gainesville, steers the Ticonderoga-class guided- missle cruiser USS Normandy during a replenishment at sea May 2, 2020. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael H. Le

The USS Normandy remains at sea in the Atlantic as part of the certified Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group, ready for tasking in order to protect the crew from the risks posed by COVID-19.

Keeping HSTCSG at sea in U.S. 2nd Fleet, in the sustainment phase of OFRP, allows the ship to maintain a high level of readiness during the global COVID-19 pandemic.