USS Ronald Reagan pilots are resuming field carrier-landing practice on the remote island of Iwo Jima, the Navy said Friday.
America's only forward-deployed aircraft carrier's upcoming deployment will be delayed because of a "material issue."
An American-French training exercise off the East Coast is aimed at boosting the fortunes of naval forces of both countries.
The still-unnamed 50,000-ton carrier will probably be formally commissioned before 2020.
The crew was assembled by reassigning personnel and urging women to obtain the required certifications.
Navy officials declined to discuss the Truman's planned operations or when the strike group would move to the Persian Gulf.
The Arabian Gulf is temporarily without a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier.
The Navy and Newport News Shipbuilding have officially pulled the plug on the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier.
The Navy is exploring the prospect of acquiring two Ford-class carriers in a single buy to expedite fleet growth.