U. S. AIRCRAFT CARRIERS RECORD OF

EAST/WEST COAST TRANSFERS AND TRANSITS

(Panama Canal, Cape Horn, Cape of Good Hope and Suez Canal)

 

Summary Total - September 1945 to Present

 

U. S. Aircraft Carrier Deployments and or both Panama Canal, Cape Horn, Cape of Good Hope and Suez Canal Transits and East /West Coast Transfers

Panama Canal, Cape Horn, Cape of Good Hope and Suez Canal Transits and East Coast/West Coast Transfers

 

Part I of VIII – 1928 to 1945

Part II of VIII – 1946 to 1969

Part III of VIII – 1970 to 1989

Part IV of VIII – 1990 to 1993

Part V of VIII – 1994 to 2000

Part VI of VIII – 2001 to 2005

Part VII of VIII – 2006 to 2012

Part VIII of VIII – 2013 to Present

 

2006

 

AIRCRAFT CARRIER

DEP

AIR WING

T.C.

DEPART

RETURN

Days at  Sea

USS Enterprise (CVN-65) - U. S. Fleet Forces Command, 6th, 5th & Central Command

(12th & 13th Gulf of Aden & Red Sea voy. & 5th Arabian / Persian Gulf dep. & 6th aerial Arabian / Persian Gulf  dep. & 10th North Arabian Sea dep.)

NorLant voyage

8th Med

12th Suez Canal

3rd OIF

3rd MIO

3rd OEF

14th Westpac

19th & 20th Indian Ocean voyage

Mountain Fury

ISAF Operations Medusa

13th Suez Canal

14th Med voyage

NorLant voyage

CVW-1

AB

2 May 2006

18 Nov 2006

Europe Middle East

Afghanistan

War

2nd Iraq War

Persian Gulf

28th FWFD

201-Days

1st Maritime Security Operations (MSO), her 3rd Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), the "military response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, commencing on 7 October 2001, her 1st Operation Iraqi Freedom, the multi-national coalition effort to liberate the Iraqi people, eliminate Iraq's weapons of mass destruction, and end the regime of Saddam Hussein, commencing 20 March 2003, Operation Medusa and Operation Mountain Fury.

 

Enterprise and CVW-1 provided air support to International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) troops and other coalition forces on the ground in Afghanistan. Enterprise-based aircraft expended more than 120 weapons against Taliban extremists in Afghanistan since arriving on station in early September. “The near-worldwide deployment of the Enterprise Strike Group, particularly our operations during the last two months in Afghanistan and Iraq, demonstrate the Navy’s unique ability to take the battle to our enemies while also strengthening relationships among our regional partners,” said Rear Adm. Ray Spicer, Enterprise Strike Group commander. “In addition to successful combat operations against those who would threaten peace and stability in the region, Sailors and Marines of the Enterprise Strike Group proved to be remarkable ambassadors in this vital area of the world.” The “Rooks” of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 137 flew 326 combat sorties with a completion rate of 99 percent in direct support of Operation Iraqi Freedom coalition forces during Enterprise Strike Group 2006 Summer deployment. “During the 200-day deployment, we flew on average 250 combat hours per air crew from split sites between Al Asad Air Base, Iraq and Enterprise,” said Buchanan. “The unique operational circumstances of this deployment placed extreme demands on aircraft, air crew and maintenance support. Air crew not only logged an inordinate number of flight hours, but stayed sharp during carrier operations in spite of, on average, two or three weeks between carrier arrestments.” VAQ-137 wasn’t the first squadron to conduct operations out of Al Asad, Iraq, but was the first to lay the groundwork for future operations. “We were the fourth squadron to operate out of Al Asad however, we were the first to produce a comprehensive set of instructions, guidelines, TACNOTES (tactical notes) and procedures that are now the standard for all squadrons that follow,” said Buchanan. Enterprise hosted a number of distinguished visitors, including ISAF Air Component Commander, Air Commodore Bryan Collins, Royal Air Force Air, Commander, Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa Rear Adm. Richard W. Hunt, Minister of Defense for Yemen Staff Maj. Gen. Mohammed Naser Ahmed, and a host of U.S. ambassadors and foreign dignitaries.

 

With 24,297 flight hours, 11,502 catapult launches and 192 days embarked with the air wing, the Enterprise and CVW-1 teams worked as a cohesive team to increase flight deck safety, resulting in less than $100 in damage during the entire deployment.

Cannes, France, Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates “Dubai.”

 

Ports of call include: Split, Croatia; Souda Bay, Crete; Busan, Republic of Korea; Hong Kong, China; Changi Naval Base, Singapore; Port Kelang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates and Lisbon, Portugal.

 

Carrier Air Wing One is part of the Enterprise Strike Group and is based out of Naval Air Station Oceana, Va. CVW-1 Squadrons include: VF-211, Fighting Checkmates, Strike Fighter Squadron, McDonnell-Douglas, FA-18F, Hornet, Jet Fighter; VMFA-251, Thunderbolts, Marine Fighter Attack Squadron, McDonnell-Douglas, FA-18C (N) Hornet, Jet Strike Fighter; VFA-82, Marauders, Strike Fighter Squadron, McDonnell-Douglas, FA-18C (N), Hornet, Jet Strike Fighter; VFA-136, Knighthawks, Strike Fighter Squadron, McDonnell-Douglas, FA-18C (N), Hornet, Jet Strike Fighter; VAQ-137, Rooks, Tactical Electronics Warfare Squadron, Grumman, EA-6B Prowler, Jet Attack Bomber - Special electronic installation; VAW-123, Screwtops, Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron, Grumman, E-2C Hawkeye, Electronics; HS-11, Dragonstayers, Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron, Sikorsky, SH-60F / HH-60H Seahawk -Anti-submarine - Search and Rescue; VS-32, Maulers, Air Anti-Submarine Squadron, Lockheed, S-3B Viking - Anti-Submarine and VRC-40 Det. 2, Rawhides, Fleet Logistics Support Squadron, Grumman, C-2A/US-3A Greyhound. (*1) VFA-136 will transition to FA-18E in FY2008.

 

Rear Adm. Ray Spicer as commander, USS Enterprise (CVN-65) (ENTSTKGRU) Carrier Strike Group (CCSG) 12 is comprised of CVW-1, DESRON-2, the guided missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG-55), the destroyer USS McFaul (DDG-74), the frigate USS Nicholas (FFG-47), all based in Norfolk, Va., the attack submarine USS Alexandria (SSN-757), homeported in Groton, Conn., and the fast-combat supply ship USNS Supply (T-AOE-6), homeported in Earle, N.J.

 

Commander, U.S. 5th Fleet's area of responsibility encompasses about 7.5 million square miles and includes the Persian Gulf, Red Sea, Gulf of Oman and parts of the Indian Ocean. This expanse, comprised of 25 countries, includes three critical chokepoints at the Suez Canal, the Straits of Hormuz, and the Straits of Bab al Mandeb at the southern tip of Yemen.

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) -

U. S. Fleet Forces Command, 6th, 5th, Central Command       & 7th (5th Arabian

/ Persian Gulf dep. & 6th, 7th & 8th voy. & 3rd North Arabian & 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th & 15th Arabian Sea voy.)

NorLant

11h Med

11th Suez Canal

4th OSW

OE

1st OIF

1st OEF

1st MSO

12th Suez Canal

Med

NorLant

CVW-7

AG

3 Oct 2006

23 May 2007

Europe

Middle East

2nd Iraq War & Afghanistan War & Maritime Security Operations

Persian Gulf

Somali coast

18th FWFD

233-days

1st Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), the "military response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, commencing on 7 October 2001, providing close air support and reconnaissance to International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) troops on the ground in Afghanistan as part of Operation Eagle, her 1st Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), the multi-national coalition effort to liberate the Iraqi people, eliminate Iraq's weapons of mass destruction, and end the regime of Saddam Hussein continues, beginning on 20 March 2003 with the firing of Tomahawk missiles from U.S. ships in the Arabian Gulf and Red Sea, on her 1st Maritime Security Operations (MSO), to protect offshore infrastructure, including Iraqi oil platforms, which provide a critical source of income for the new Iraqi government and supporting operations that are focused on reassuring regional partners of the United States’ commitment to security, which promotes stability and global prosperity; to ensure that ships could "operate freely while transiting the world's oceans" during the Global War on Terrorism.

 

Ports of calls included: Naples, Italy; Limassol, Cyprus; Jebel Ali, U.A.E. and Lisbon, Portugal.

 

Squadrons: VFA-143, Pukin' Dogs, Strike Fighter Squadron, FA-18E; VFA-103, Jolly Rogers, Strike Fighter Squadron, FA-18F; VFA-83, Rampagers, Strike Fighter Squadron, FA-18C(N); VFA-131, Wildcats, Strike Fighter Squadron, FA-18C(N); VAQ-140, Patriots, Tactical Electronic Attack Squadron, EA-6B; VAW-125, Tigertails, Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron, E-2C 2000 NP; HS-5, Night Dippers, Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron, SH-60F / HH-60H and VRC-40 Det., Rawhide, Fleet Logistics Support Squadron, C-2A.

                         

Commanded by Rear Adm. Allen G. Myers, commander, Carrier Strike Group (CCSG) 8, Dwight D. Eisenhower, with its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7, and embarked Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 28; the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG-68); guided-missile destroyers USS Ramage (DDG-61) and USS Mason (DDG-87); and the fast-attack submarine USS Newport News (SSN-750), all homeported in Norfolk, Va.

On 31 October 2006, a ceremony was held to officially mark the transition of the United States Atlantic Fleet and Fleet Forces Command to the United States Fleet Forces Command. Three of the 37 previous admirals who held the top post in the Atlantic fleet attended the ceremony, held aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). The command will henceforth be known as Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command.

http://www.public.navy.mil/usff/Pages/history.aspx

 

2007

 

Operation Enduring Freedom - Horn of Africa (OEF-HOA) is the name of the military operation defined by the United States for combating terrorism in the Horn of Africa.[5] It is one component of the overall mission of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and is not the exclusive OEF operation on the continent of Africa. The other OEF mission in Africa is known as Operation Enduring Freedom - Trans Sahara (OEF-TS), which has, until the creation of the new Africa Command, been run out of European Command” (Ref. [6] & [5] of 1153).

 

The Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) is the primary (but not sole) military component assigned to accomplish the objectives of the mission. The naval component is the multinational Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150) which operates under the direction of the United States Fifth Fleet. Both of these organizations have been historically part of United States Central Command. In February 2007, United States President George W. Bush announced the establishment of the United States Africa Command which took over all of the area of operations of CJTF-HOA in October 2008” (Ref. [6] & [7] of 1153).

 

On December 9, 2002 Spanish SPS Navarra (F85) intercepted the unflagged freighter So San several hundred miles southeast of Yemen at the request of the United States government. The frigate fired across the So San’s bow after the freighter ignored hails and attempted to evade the frigate. The freighter’s crew was North Korean; 23 containers containing 15 complete Scud ballistic missiles, 15 high-explosive warheads, and 23 nitric acid containers were found on board. Yemen claimed ownership of the shipment and protested the interception and U.S. officials released the vessel after receiving assurances that the missiles would not be transferred to a third party” (Ref. [1] & [2] of 1153).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Enduring_Freedom_-_Horn_of_Africa

 

Operation Enduring Freedom - Trans Sahara (OEF-TS) is the name of the military operation conducted by the United States and partner nations in the Sahara/Sahel region of Africa, consisting of counterterrorism efforts and policing of arms and drug trafficking across central Africa. It is part of the Bush administration's Global War on Terrorism (GWOT)” (Ref. 1154).

 

Joint Task Force Aztec Silence (JTF Aztec Silence) is the combined arms organization assigned to implement the missions and meet the goals of OEF-TS.[citation needed]

 

The JTF has been part of United States European Command (EUCOM). As of September 2007, with the announcement of the new United States Africa Command, the mission will fall under the responsibility of Africa Command” (Ref. [6] of 1154).

 

The Congress approved $500 million for the Trans-Saharan Counterterrorism Initiative (TSCTI) over six years to support countries involved in counterterrorism against alleged threats of Al Qaeda operating in African countries, primarily Algeria, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Nigeria, and Morocco” (Ref. [3] of 1154).

 

This program builds upon the former Pan Sahel Initiative (PSI), which concluded in December 2004” (Ref. [4] of 1154).

 

 focused on weapon and drug trafficking, as well as counterterrorism” (Ref. [5] of 1154).

 

TSCTI has both military and non-military components to it. OEF-TS is the military component of the program. Civil affairs elements include USAID educational efforts, airport security, Department of the Treasury, and State Department efforts” (Ref. [6] of 1154).

 

On September 12th while delivering food to Malian troops a US C-130 cargo plane was struck by machine gun rounds from suspected Tuareg rebels, no one was injured and the plane made it safely to its destination. So far, over 100 al-Qaeda militants have been killed by the hostile conditions of the Sahara Desert. On September 20, 2007 two military jeeps believed to be the miliants' were destroyed by Chadian troops near the Algerian border” (Ref. [7] of 1154).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Enduring_Freedom_-_Trans_Sahara

 

AIRCRAFT CARRIER

DEP

AIR WING

T.C.

DEPART

RETURN

Days at  Sea

USS Enterprise (CVN-65) - U. S. Fleet Forces Command, 6th, 5th & Central Command

(14th & 15th Gulf of Aden & Red Sea voy. & 6th Arabian / Persian Gulf dep. & 7th aerial Arabian / Persian Gulf  dep. & 11th North Arabian Sea dep.)

NorLant voyage

9th Med

14th Suez Canal

4th OIF

4th MIO

4th OEF

15th Suez Canal

16th Med voyage

NorLant voyage

CVW-1

AB

7 Jul 2007

19 Dec 2007

Europe Middle East

Afghanistan

War

2nd Iraq War

Persian Gulf

29th FWFD

166-Days

"Big E" Deploys

2nd Maritime Security Operations (MSO), to protect offshore infrastructure, including Iraqi oil platforms, which provide a critical source of income for the new Iraqi government and supporting operations that are focused on reassuring regional partners of the United States’ commitment to security, which promotes stability and global prosperity; to ensure that ships could "operate freely while transiting the world's oceans" during the Global War on Terrorism, on her 2nd Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), the multi-national coalition effort to liberate the Iraqi people, eliminate Iraq's weapons of mass destruction, and end the regime of Saddam Hussein continues, beginning on 20 March 2003 with the firing of Tomahawk missiles from U.S. ships in the Arabian Gulf and Red Sea and her 4th Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), the "military response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, commencing on 7 October 2001, operating under operational control of the US Naval Forces Central Command and 5th Fleet, where it would spend 55 straight days at sea before making the first of its three port calls in Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates.

 

Enterprise successfully conducted a NATO Sea Sparrow Missile (NSSMS) Exercise (MISSILEX) on July 10 while operating off the East Coast of the United States.

Enterprise fired two missiles from NSSMS 1, one of two NSSMS systems onboard, at two target drones launched from Naval Station Dam Neck, Va., and successfully hit both targets. NSSMS is the first layer of “Big E’s” three-point Ship Self-Defense System (SSDS), along with the Rolling Air Frame Missile (RAM) Launcher and the Close-In Weapons System (CWIS). The system uses the RIM-7 missile and has a range of nine miles and is capable is reaching speeds of nearly 1,000 miles per hour. This was the first time Enterprise launched a Sea Sparrow since November 2005.

 

Enterprise hosted the Deputy Commander Joint Force Command Naples, Air Marshal Sir G.A.

Enterprise and all of its embarked members traveled across the Atlantic Ocean and into the 6th Fleet AOR, where they hosted the French Chief of Naval Operations as well as the U.S. Ambassador to France to observe a historic landing and launch of a French Rafale F2 jet. This was the first time a French strike aircraft had landed on board a U.S. carrier. Enterprise then became the first American carrier to pull into a French port in six years when it stopped for a three-day port visit in Cannes, France.

 

Enterprise Strike Group Exemplifies CNO's Maritime Strategy

 

The Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), Adm. Gary Roughead, along with the Commandant of the Marine Corps (CMC), Gen. James Conway and Commandant of the Coast Guard, Adm. Thad Allen released the "Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower" on Oct 17. As the maritime strategy was released, Enterprise Strike Group (ENTSG) was executing it while forward deployed in the 5th Fleet area of operations. The new strategy stresses the importance of the Navy's core capabilities of forward presence, deterrence, sea control, and power projection as well as its expanded core capabilities of humanitarian assistance/disaster response and maritime security.

 

ATFLIR: CVW-1 Gets New Targeting System

ENTSG Returns from 2007/08 Deployment

 

The more than 5,500 Sailors and Marines aboard the Enterprise traveled approximately 48,646 miles throughout the course of the deployment, doing everything from combat operations to diplomatic relations missions in the 6th and 5th fleet areas of responsibility (AOR). During its time in combat, ENTSG aircraft flew more than 7,500 missions and made more than 6,500 arrested landings. In support of the troops on the ground, ENTSG pilots dropped 73 air-to-ground weapons and fired 4,149 rounds of 20mm ammunition. The Sailors and Marines on board completed 26 underway replenishments, receiving more than 12 million gallons of fuel; cooked and served approximately 4 million meals totaling more than $11 million; performed more than 4,200 preventative and corrective maintenance actions on the catapults and arresting gear to keep CVW-1 aircraft in the sky; transferred 3,960 pallets of cargo and hosted 303 distinguished visitors during 19 visits. The crew members of the ENTSG were able to accomplish more than just success in combat. Approximately 1,300 Navy College Program for Afloat College Education classes were complete; more than 300 Sailors were advanced; Sailors earned nearly 900 warfare pins and 304 Sailors reenlisted for almost $11 million in reenlistment bonuses.

 

Port of calls included Cannes, France, Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates “Dubai” x three visits.”

 

In addition to being the flagship of the strike group, Enterprise is also home to CVW 1. The air wing is comprised of the “Checkmates” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 211 flying the FA-18F Super Hornet; the “Knighthawks” of VFA-136 flying the FA-18C; the “Sidewinders” of VFA-86 flying the FA-18C; the “Thunderbolts” of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 251 flying the FA-18C (N) Hornet. Also joining CVW 1 are the “Dragonslayers” of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 11 flying the SH-60 Seahawk; the “Rooks” of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 137 flying the EA-6B Prowler; the “Screwtops” of VAW-123 flying the E-2C Hawkeye; the “Maulers” of Sea Control Squadron (VS) 32 (*1) flying the S-3B Viking; and the “Rawhides” of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 40 flying the C-2A Greyhound. (*1) disestablished on Sep.25, 2008.

 

Enterprise is the flagship for Carrier Strike Group 12, Rear Adm. Daniel P. Holloway as commander, USS Enterprise (CVN-65) (ENTSTKGRU) Carrier Strike Group (CCSG) 12 is comprised of CVW-1, the “Big E” flagship for Carrier Strike Group 12, CDS 2 which include the guided-missile destroyers USS Forrest Sherman (DDG-98), USS James E. Williams (DDG-95), USS Arleigh Burke (DDG-51) and USS Stout (DDG-55); the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG-64); and the fast-attack submarine USS Philadelphia (SSN-690) all based in Norfolk, and also the fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE-6) based in Earle, N.J. There are nearly 7,500 Sailors and Marines in the strike group.

USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) – 2nd, 6th, 5th & Central Command

(3rd Arabian /Persian Gulf dep.) (5th & 6th Red Sea & Gulf of Aden)

NorLant

5th Med           5th Suez Canal

2nd MSO

3rd OIF

6th Suez Canal Med

NorLant

CVW-3

AC

5 Nov 2007

4 Jun 2008

Europe

Middle East

2nd Iraq War &

Maritime Security Operations

Persian Gulf

6th FWFD

213-Days

 

2nd Maritime Security Operations (MSO), supporting operations that are focused on reassuring regional partners of the United States' commitment to security, which promotes stability and global prosperity and her 3rd Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), the multi-national coalition effort to liberate the Iraqi people, eliminate Iraq's weapons of mass destruction, and end the regime of Saddam Hussein continues, beginning on 20 March 2003 with the firing of Tomahawk missiles from U.S. ships in the Arabian Gulf and Red Sea.

 

Ports of call included: Naples, Italy; Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates three times;  Rhodes, Greece; Cannes, France and Mayport, Fl.

 

Carrier Air Wing Three (CVW-3) consists of Strike Fighter Squadrons VFA-11, VFA-32, VFA-37 and VFA-105; Tactical Electronics Warfare Squadron VAQ-130; Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron VAW-126; and Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron HS-7.

 

CVW-3 Squadrons: VFA-11, FA-18F; VF-32, FA-18A; VFA-37, FA-18C(N); VFA-105, FA-18C(N); VAQ-130, EA-6B; VAW-126, E-2C 2000 NP; HS-7, SH-60F / HH-60H; and VRC-40 Det. 1, C-2A.

 

HSTCSG is made up of Rear Adm. Mark I. Fox, Commander Carrier Strike Group 10 (CCSG-10), relieving Rear Admiral William E. Gortney during a change-of-command ceremony held at sea in the Arabian Gulf on 19 April 2008 and staff, Commander, Destroyer Squadron 26 (CDS-26), guided missile cruisers USS San Jacinto (CG-56) and USS Hue City (CG-66); guided missile destroyers USS Carney (DDG-64), USS Oscar Austin (DDG-79) and USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG-81); the Canadian frigate HMCS Charlottetown (FFG-339); and the British destroyer HMS Manchester (D- 95).

 

2008

 

AIRCRAFT CARRIER

DEP

AIR WING

T.C.

DEPART

RETURN

Days at  Sea

USS George Washington (CVN-73) - U. S. Fleet Forces Command & 3rd

SoLant

1st Cape Horn

SoPac

EastPac

CVW-17

AA

7 Apr 2008

27 May 2008

Home Port Transfer

South America

10th FWFD

51-days

Home Port transfer to Yokosuka, Japan via San Diego, Ca. from Norfolk, Va. around the Cape Horn, participating in UNITAS 49-08 in support of U.S. Southern Command’s Partnership of the Americas 2008 (POA 08).

 

Ports of call included: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and coast of Valparaiso, Chilean Port City of Valparaiso, Chile.

 

Squadrons: VF-143, FA-18E; VFA-103, FA-18F; VFA-83, FA-18C(N); VFA-131, FA-18C(N); VAQ-132, EA-6B; VAW-121, E-2C 2000 NP; HS-15; SH-60F / HH-60H; VS-22 (*1), S-3B and VRC-40 Det., CA-2..

 

(*1) VS-22 will be disestablished in early part of 2009.

 

USS George Washington (CVN-73) Strike Group is comprised of: Capt. Dave Dykhoff, the carrier CO, while GW is the flagship for the George Washington Strike Group, commanded by Rear Adm. Phil Cullom, CCSG 8, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 40, commanded by  Capt. Rudy Laco,  Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17; guided-missile frigate USS Kauffman (FFG-59); homeported in Norfolk, Va. and the guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG-99); homeported in Mayport, Fla.

 

Brazil, Argentina and the United States conducted UNITAS 49-08. After approximately two months, the ship continued on its transit while Carrier Strike Group 8 and CVW-17 return to Norfolk. DESRON 40, USS Kauffman (FFG-59) and USS Farragut (DDG-99) remained in the SOUTHCOM AOF to continue their participation in Partnership of the Americas for a six-month deployment. In San Diego, California, CVN-73 will relieve USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63), forward deployed in Japan.  CVN-73 CCSG, CDS and CVW will change to Kitty Hawks present CCSG, CDS and CVW.  CVW-17 and CVW-5 will not need to cross deck with CVW-5, arriving with Kitty Hawk to San Diego, California and was the first time turning over duty as the forward deployed carrier occurred state side. Prior to entering the Pacific, CVW-17 (AA) and CCSG-8 returned to Oceana. VFA-143; VFA-103; VFA-83; VFA-131 and VAW-121 are assigned to CVW-7 (AG) stationed at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, FL and reported to be onboard in the Atlantic, during the first two months of deployment, yet CVW-17 squadrons were not reported to be embarked in the Eastern Pacific nor did they arrive with GW to San Diego, Calif.

USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) - 7th  (21st Forward Deployed)

40th WestPac

Rimpac 08

CVW-5

NF

28 May 2008

7 Aug 2008

Transfer to West Coast

43rd FWFD

Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2008 Exercise and Home Port Transfer from Yokosuka, Japan to Bremerton, Washington via San Diego, Calif.

 

Ports of call included: Naval Forces Marianas Support Activity Apra Harbor, Guam, Marinas Islands, Naval Station, Commercial Port and.Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

 

CVW-5, embarked aboard Kitty Hawk has more than 60 aircraft and operates from Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Japan, as an essential element of naval aviation and U.S. 7th Fleet operations. Kitty Hawk is the Navy’s only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier and currently operates from Yokosuka, Japan. Task Force 70 is the Carrier Strike Group component of Battle Force Seventh Fleet commanded by Rear Admiral Richard B. Wren.

 

Air Wing FIVE was equipped with what were then the Navy's newest aircraft: the F/A-18 Hornet, EA-6B Prowler, E-2C Hawkeye, SH-60 Seahawk and C-2A Greyhound.

 

Squadrons: VFA-102, FA-18F; VFA-27, FA-18E; VFA-192, FA-18C (N); VFA-195, FA-18C (N); VAQ-136, EA-6B; VAW-115, E-2C / E-2C NP; HS-14, SH-60F / HH-60H; HSL-51 Det. 3, SH-60B and VRC-30 Det. 5, C-2A.

 

The Kitty Hawk Strike Group is the largest carrier strike group in the Navy and is composed of the aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, the Aegis guided missile cruisers USS Cowpens (CG-63) and USS Shiloh (CG-67), replacing USS Chancellorsville (CG-62) and seven ships of DESRON FIFTEEN Oscar Austin-Class guided missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG-82); Arleigh Burke Class guided missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG-85); USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62); USS John S. McCain (DDG-56); USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG-54) and USS Mustin (DDG-89) and USS Stethem (DDG 63) (Based on Task Force 70 and DESRON FIFTEEN Ships). The group’s ships and destroyer squadron staff are based at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, and the air wing and staff are based at Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Japan.

 

The U.S. 7th Fleet is the largest of the forward-deployed U.S. Fleets, with approximately 50 ships, 120 aircraft and 20,000 Sailors and Marines assigned at any given time. Together, they serve as the 7th Fleet’s combatant force. The Kitty Hawk Strike Group during her ten year tour of duty in Japan operated with the guided-missile cruisers USS Chancellorsville (CG-62) and USS Cowpens (CG-63), and Destroyer Squadron 15. The group’s ships and destroyer squadron staff are based at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, and the air wing and staff are based at Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Japan.

 

Carrier Group FIVE
Carrier Strike Group Five

COMCARSTRIKGRU FIVE

Commander, Carrier Strike Group 5 (CCSG 5)

 

The Forward Deployed Naval Forces of Carrier Strike Group Five

 

Battle Force Seventh Fleet (CTF-70)
Surface Combatant Force Seventh Fleet (CTF-75)
Carrier Strike Force Seventh Fleet (CTF 77)
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/agency/navy/cargru5.htm

 

Task Force 70 is the Carrier Strike Group component of Battle Force Seventh Fleet commanded by Rear Admiral Richard B. Wren. It is centered on the USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) and the embarked Carrier Air Wing FIVE (CVW-5). Admiral Wren also commands Surface Combatant Force Seventh Fleet (or Task Force 75) comprised of Aegis Cruisers USS Cowpens (CG-63) and USS Shiloh (CG-67) and the seven assigned ships of Destroyer Squadron Fifteen (CDS-15).

USS George Washington (CVN-73) - 3rd & 7th

EastPac              WestPac                Sea of Japan

CVW-5

NF

21 Aug 2008

25 Sep 2008

San Diego to Japan transfer from the East Coast

11th FWFD

36-days

Combat Operations Efficiency (COE) certification and San Diego, Ca. to Naval Air Facility Atsugi to Yokosuka Naval Base in Yokosuka, Japan, Home Port Transfer from Norfolk, Va. via San Diego, Ca., replacing USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) as the United States’ only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier.

 

Squadrons: VFA-102, FA-18F; VFA-27, FA-18E; VFA-192, FA-18C(N); VFA-195, FA-18C(N); VAQ-136, EA-6B; VAW-115, E-2C / E-2C NP; HS-14, SH-60F / HH-60H and HSL-51 Det. 3., SH-60B.

 

George Washington with her crew of approximately 5,500 Sailors departed San Diego, Calif. on 21 August 2008, to begin her journey to Yokosuka, Japan to replace USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) as the United States’ only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier.

Commanded by Capt. John R. Haley, George Washington
strike group is comprised of Carrier Air Wing 5 (CVW 5), Commander, Task Force 70 (CTF 70), Rear Adm. Richard B. Wren, Carrier Air Wing 5 (CVW 5) and Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15. Task Force 70 is the Carrier Strike Group component of Battle Force Seventh Fleet, also led by Wren. In the past, the task force has been centered on Kitty Hawk which will soon head to Bremerton, Wash. to decommission from naval service next year after 48 years on active duty. The security environment in the Western Pacific region requires the United States to station the most capable ships forward for deterrence and the best possible response times for maritime and joint force operations. The forward deployment of GW ensures the ability of Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, to fulfill the U.S. Government’s commitment to the defense of Japan, and the maintenance of international peace and security in the Far East in support of mutual cooperation and security. This posture also brings our most capable ships with the greatest amount of striking power and operational capability in the timeliest manner.

USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) - U. S. Fleet Forces Command, 6th, 7th Central Command & 5th and U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa

(3rd North Arabian Sea & 6th Arabian / Persian Gulf dep.) (4 Arabian Sea voys. & Gulf of Oman for operations and port visits in the middle east to Jebel Ali, U.A.E) (13th Red Sea & 11th Gulf of Aden)

SoLant

1st Cape of Good Hope

1st Indian Ocean

2nd MSO

Gulf of Oman

3rd OIF

4th OIF

Aman 09

15th Suez Canal

10th Med

NoLant

CVW-8

AJ

8 Sep 2008

18 Apr 2009

Europe

Middle East

Afghanistan War

11th FWFD

223-days

3rd Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), the multi-national coalition effort to liberate the Iraqi people, eliminate Iraq's weapons of mass destruction, and end the regime of Saddam Hussein continues, beginning on 20 March 2003 with the firing of Tomahawk missiles from U.S. ships in the Arabian Gulf and Red Sea, her 4th Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), the "military response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, commencing on 7 October 2001, on her 2nd Maritime Security Operations & Coalition Operations (MSO) and Aman '09.

 

Ports include: Portsmouth, UK; anchored off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa; visits in the Middle East four times at Jebel Ali, U.A.E. and Mayport, Fla.

 

Squadrons: VFA-31 (F/A-18E); VFA-213 (F/A-18F); VFA-15 (F/A-18C); VFA-87 (F/A-18A+); VAQ-141 (EA-6B); VAW-124 (E-2C NP) and HS-3 (*1) (SH/HH-60F/H).

 

(*1) HS-3 redesignated HSC-9 on Jul. 1, 2009.

 

TR deployed with embarked Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 2 Commanded by Rear Admiral Frank Pandolfe, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8, and Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 22. Other TRCSG assets include the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61); the guided missile destroyers USS The Sullivans (DDG-68), USS Mason (DDG-87) and USS Nitze (DDG-94); the attack submarine USS Springfield (SSN-761); and the fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE-3), FS Améthyste (S-605) and NE Greenhalgh (F-46).

Theodore Roosevelt entered the Northrop Grumman Newport News Shipbuilding for its first and only Refueling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH) during a service life expected to span approximately 50 years on 29 August 2009, the fourth to conduct a RCOH, which required the ship to return to its birthplace of Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding - Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Corp., Newport News, Virginia. The Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) awarded a $2.4 billion contract to Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding - Newport News for the Refueling and Complex Overhaul RCOH of Theodore Roosevelt on 26 August 2009. Northrop Grumman valued the planning phase alone at $558 million.

 

2009

 

AIRCRAFT CARRIER

DEP

AIR WING

T.C.

DEPART

RETURN

Days at  Sea

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) - U. S. Fleet Forces Command, 6th, 5th, Central Command       & 7th (4th Arabian

Sea dep. & 16th Arabian Sea voy.)

NorLant

12th Med

13th Suez Canal

2nd OEF

2nd MSO

14th Suez Canal

Med

NorLant

CVW-7

AG

21 Feb 2009

30 Jul 2009

Europe

Middle East

Afghanistan War & Maritime Security Operations

Persian Gulf

19th FWFD

160-days

2nd Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), the "military response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, commencing on 7 October 2001, providing close air support and reconnaissance to International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) troops on the ground in Afghanistan, Maritime Infrastructure Protection (MIR) exercise with a number of regional nations’ maritime forces, her 2nd Maritime Security Operations (MSO), to protect offshore infrastructure, including Iraqi oil platforms, which provide a critical source of income for the new Iraqi government and supporting operations that are focused on reassuring regional partners of the United States’ commitment to security, which promotes stability and global prosperity; to ensure that ships could "operate freely while transiting the world's oceans" during the Global War on Terrorism.

 

Port of calls: Marseilles, France; port visit in the Middle East;  Manama, Bahrain; port visit in the Middle East; Lisbon, Portugal and Mayport, FL.

 

Squadrons: VFA-143, Pukin' Dogs, Strike Fighter Squadron, FA-18E; VFA-103, Jolly Rogers, Strike Fighter Squadron, FA-18F; VFA-83, Rampagers, Strike Fighter Squadron, FA-18C(N); VFA-131, Wildcats, Strike Fighter Squadron, FA-18C(N); VAQ-140, Patriots, Tactical Electronic Attack Squadron, EA-6B; VAW-121, Bluetails Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron, E-2C 2000 NP; HS-5, Night Dippers, Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron, SH-60F / HH-60H and VRC-40 Det., Rawhide, Fleet Logistics Support Squadron, C-2A.

                         

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) CSG is comprised of Commander Rear Adm. Kurt W. Tidd,, Commander, Carrier Strike Group (CCSG) 8 (CCSG 8), Carrier Air Wing CVW-7; the staff of Commodore Captain Mark Sedlacek, Commander, Destroyer Squadron 28 (CDS-28), with its assigned ships USS Bainbridge (DDG- 96) and USS Halyburton (FFG-40); the fast attack submarine USS Scranton (SSN 576); and the Mayport, Florida-based ships USS Vicksburg (CG-69) and USS Gettysburg (CG-64).

 

2010

 

AIRCRAFT CARRIER

DEP

AIR WING

T.C.

DEPART

RETURN

Days at  Sea

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) - U. S. Fleet Forces Command, 6th, 5th, Central Command       & 7th (5th North Arabian Sea dep. & 17th voy.)

NorLant

13th Med

15th Suez Canal

3rd OEF

3rd MSO

16th Suez Canal

Med

NorLant

CVW-7

AG

2 Jan 2010

28 Jul 2010

Europe

Middle East

Afghanistan War & Maritime Security Operations

Persian Gulf

20th FWFD

208-days

3rd Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), the "military response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, commencing on 7 October 2001 on her 3rd Maritime Security Operations (MSO), to protect offshore infrastructure, including Iraqi oil platforms, which provide a critical source of income for the new Iraqi government and supporting operations that are focused on reassuring regional partners of the United States’ commitment to security, which promotes stability and global prosperity; to ensure that ships could "operate freely while transiting the world's oceans" during the Global War on Terrorism.

 

Ports of call included: Middle East Port; Antalya, Turkey; Naples, Italy and Mayport, FL.

 

Squadrons: VFA-143, Pukin' Dogs, Strike Fighter Squadron, FA-18E; VFA-103, Jolly Rogers, Strike Fighter Squadron, FA-18F; VFA-83, Rampagers, Strike Fighter Squadron, FA-18C(N); VFA-131, Wildcats, Strike Fighter Squadron, FA-18C(N); VAQ-140, Patriots, Tactical Electronic Attack Squadron, EA-6B; VAW-121, Bluetails Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron, E-2C 2000 NP; HS-5, Night Dippers, Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron, SH-60F / HH-60H and VRC-40 Det., Rawhide, Fleet Logistics Support Squadron, C-2A.

 

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) CSG is made up of Commander, CSG 8, Rear Adm. Phil Davidson; the aircraft carrier, homeported in Norfolk, Va.; Carrier Air Wing Seven (CVW) 7; Commander, Destroyer Squadron 28; the guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG-74), homeported in Norfolk; and the Mayport, Fla.-based ships, guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG-66) and guided-missile destroyers USS Carney (DDG-64) and USS Farragut (DDG-99).

USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) - U. S.

Fleet Forces Command & 3rd

Caribbean

SoLant

1st Cape Horn

SoPac

EastPac

CVW-17

AA

12 Jan 2010

12 Apr 2010

West Coast Transit

16th FWFD

91-days

 

Home port transfer from Norfolk, Va. to San Diego, Ca.

Support Humanitarian Operations in Haiti “The Carl Vinson spearheaded the beginning of Operation Unified Response as its embarked helicopters delivered more than 2,900,000 lbs. of cargo ashore.

Specifically, the ship delivered 1,095,442 lbs of food; 147,591 gallons of water; and more than 40,000 pounds of medical supplies. The ship's medical team treated 60 patients, while the air wing flew 1,299 sorties and conducted 1,152 medical evacuations” (Ref. Carrier Strike Group One Conducts Change of Command Ceremony- Story Number: NNS101028-09 - Release Date: 10/28/2010 2:46:00 PM - By Carrier Strike Group One Public Affairs, NORTH ISLAND, Ca (NNS)).

http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=56857

 

Ports of call: Port-Au-Prince, Haiti; Mayport; Rio de Janerio, Brazil; at the port of Callao, Peru.

 

Squadrons: VFA-81 (*2), FA-18E; VAW-125 (*2), E-2C Hawkeye 2000 NP; HS-15, SH-60F / HH-60H; HS-7 Det. (*1), SH-60F / HH-60H; HS-11 Det. (*1), SH-60F / HH-60H; HSC-9 Det. (*1),  MH-60S; HM-14 Det. (*1),  MH-53E; HM-15 Det. (*1), MH-53E and VRC-40 Det. 5, C-2A NP.

 

Arriving on station less than 72 hours after the quake, Carl Vinson immediately rendered assistance. Over two weeks, Vinson and its embarked 19 helicopters flew more than 2,200 sorties, delivering more than 166 tons of food, 89,000 gallons of water and 38,700 lbs. of medical supplies to earthquake victims.

 

With the departure of Carl Vinson, Carrier Strike Group Commanded by Rear. Adm. Ted Branch, Rear Adm. Dave Thomas assumes command of Task Force 41 (CTF 41), the U.S. Navy's sea-based element supporting JTF-Haiti. Thomas is embarked aboard the task force's flagship, the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD-5). The Bataan Amphibious Ready Group, with elements of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), are specially configured for sustained humanitarian assistance missions, including air and sealift capabilities, medical and engineering support and water purification” (Ref. USS Carl Vinson Departs Haiti; Carrier Rendered Critical First Response - Story Number: NNS100201-10 - 2/1/2010 - From U.S. 4th Fleet Public Affairs, USS CARL VINSON, At Sea (NNS)).

http://www.navy.mil/search/print.asp?story_id=50988

 

Navy Establishes Carrier Strike Group 1

 

“The Navy formally established Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 1 in San Diego, California on 1 October 2009. The flagship for CSG 1 will be the USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70), currently homeported in Newport News, Va. Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 1, USS Bunker Hill (CG-52) and USS Lake Champlain (CG-57) will round out the strike group.

 

Commanded by Rear Adm. Ted “Twig” Branch, CSG 1 will be a San Diego-based operational command and will report to Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet.

 

"We are excited by the opportunity to establish this new command and bring the power of the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group online in support of our nation's defense,” said Branch. “I'm also very happy to bring this capability, along with the men and women who make it possible, to the great city of San Diego."

 

Carrier Strike Group 1’s first mission is expected to be a transit around South America in the spring of 2010 as Vinson relocates to its new homeport of San Diego.

 

In support of the nation’s maritime strategy, CSG-1 will help promote regional partnerships, deter crisis, project power, promote maritime security, and provide humanitarian assistance or disaster relief within the U.S. Pacific Fleet’s 100 million square-mile area of operations.

 

The Navy took redelivery of Vinson July 11, 2009, following the successful completion of the ship’s midlife Refueling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH).

 

Carl Vinson is the third Nimitz-class aircraft carrier to complete RCOH at Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding-Newport News and is undergoing a four-month post-refueling shipyard maintenance period to prepare for its transit to San Diego.

 

Media with questions about the stand up of the Navy’s new strike group should contact Third Fleet Public Affairs office at (619) 767-4382” (Ref. SAN DIEGO – October 1, 2009 - Release 42-09 - 375).

 

“The Carl Vinson (CVN-70), the 70th aircraft carrier of the United States Navy by Hull No. and in order of commission, the 58th, commissioning at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., Newport News, Virginia on 13 March 1982, was redelivered to the U.S. Navy by the Northrop Grumman Corp. on 11 July 2009, under going a mid-life Refueling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH) from 11 November 2005 to 28 June 2009, where she was completely refitted, and the nuclear fuel that powers the Nimitz-class carrier were replenished in a period of 3 1/2 years, while CVN-70 departed Northrop Grumman Newport News Shipyard for ship yard sea trials conducted in the Western Atlantic from 29 June to 2 July 2009, returning to Norfolk, Virginia on 3 July 2009. Carl Vinson was towed from Naval Station Norfolk to Northrop Grumman Newport News Shipyard in order to begin the RCOH on 11 November 2005  (commencing planning for 2005’s RCOH upon return from her second around-the-world deployment and home port transfer from Bremerton, Washington, from 13 January to 31 July 2005. The crew of Carl Vinson, fresh from a global combat deployment and a change of homeport from Bremerton, Wash., to Norfolk, Va., carried out their Shipboard Coordinated Offload and Outfitting Plan (SCOOP) in October in preparation for Carl Vinson’s mid-lifecycle overhaul. On 9 May 2007, Carl Vinson transited the James River en route to a pier-side dock after completing an 18-month dry dock period at Northrop Grumman Newport News” (Ref. 72, 76, 375, 553 & Story Number: NNS051016-04 – Release Date: 10/16/2005 10:10:00 AM – By Journalist 2nd Class (SW/AW) Jason McCammack, USS Carl Vinson Public Affairs – USS CARL VINSON (NNS)). http://www.news.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=20593

USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) – 2nd, 6th, 5th & Central Command

(4th Arabian / Persian Gulf dep.) (7th & 8th Red Sea & Gulf of Aden)

NorLant

6th Med                    7th Suez Canal

3rd MSO

2nd OEF

4th OIF /

1st OND

8th Suez Canal                Med

NorLant

CVW-3

AC

21 May 2010

 

20 Dec 2010

Europe

Middle East

Afghanistan War &

Maritime Security Operations

Persian Gulf

7th FWFD

214-days

100th anniversary of French Naval Aviation, 3rd Maritime Security Operations (MSO), supporting operations that are focused on reassuring regional partners of the United States' commitment to security, which promotes stability and global prosperity and 2nd Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), the "military response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, commencing on 7 October 2001 and 4th Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), the multi-national coalition effort to liberate the Iraqi people, eliminate Iraq's weapons of mass destruction, and end the regime of Saddam Hussein continues, beginning on 20 March 2003 with the firing of Tomahawk missiles from U.S. ships in the Arabian Gulf and Red Sea and or 1st Operation New Dawn (OND) in Iraq, while OIF is officially still a Theater of Operation in support of military troops on the ground in Iraq, U.S. Soldiers and Personnel training Iraq Soldiers and providing security for U.S. Citizens and Soldiers and Airman of the Armed Forces of the Republic of the United States of America.

 

Ports of call included: Marseille, France; anchored off the coast of Hyers to observe the air show celebrating the 100th anniversary of French Naval Aviation; Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates twice and Souda Bay, Crete.

 

CVW-3 consists of Strike Fighter Squadrons (VFA) 32, 37 and 105; Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 312; Electronic Attack Squadron 130; Airborne Early Warning Squadron 126; Carrier Logistics Support Squadron 40; and Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 7.

 

CVW-3 Squadrons: VFA-32, FA-18A; VMFA-312, FA-18C(N); VFA-37, FA-18C(N); VFA-105, FA-18E; VAQ-130, EA-6B; VAW-126, E-2C 2000 NP; HS-7, SH-60F / HH-60H; and VRC-40 Det. 1, C-2A.

 

The HSTCSG includes Rear Admiral Patrick Driscoll, Commander Carrier Strike Group 10 (CSG-10), is made up of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75), with its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing Three (CVW-3) and embarked Destroyer Squadron (CDS) 26; the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG-60), and guided-missile destroyers USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG-81), USS Oscar Austin (DDG-79), USS Ross (DDG-71) and German Frigate FGS Hessen (F-221).

 

Shortly after departing Norfolk May 21, the Truman CSG participated in the 100th anniversary of French naval aviation celebration. French aircraft landed and catapulted off Truman, while F/A-18s and E-2s from CVW 3 touched down on the French nuclear aircraft carrier CVN Charles de Gaulle (R-91). French maintenance crews embarked aboard Truman to conduct a practice engine change on a French Rafale F3 in Truman's hangar bay.

The Truman CSG joined the 5
th Fleet Area of Operations in June 2010 and began combat operations in support of OEF and OND. During the next five months, CVW 3 aircrews flew 2,915 missions into Afghanistan and Iraq, providing vital close air support to coalition forces on the ground.

 

While operating in the Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea, several Truman CSG ships rescued mariners adrift at sea. The visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) teams from Winston S. Churchill rescued 62 distressed mariners after their dhow capsized in the Gulf of Aden Sept. 27, while the VBSS team from Oscar Austin provided assistance to two Iranian mariners after their dhow sank Nov. 18.

 

The ships of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 26 were essential in maintaining peace and stability throughout the 5th Fleet AOR," said Capt. Bob Barwis, commander, DESRON 26.

Returning a few days before Christmas, the leadership aboard
Truman is both proud and thankful to have safely achieved so much while deployed for 213 days and traveling nearly 55,000 nautical miles.

 

2011

 

AIRCRAFT CARRIER

DEP

AIR WING

T.C.

DEPART

RETURN

Days at  Sea

USS George Washington (CVN-73) - U. S. Fleet Forces Command, 6th, 5th & Central Command

(17th & 18th Gulf of Aden & Red Sea voy. & 12th North Arabian Sea dep.)

Lant

10th Med

16th Suez Canal

Red Sea

Bab el-Mandeb Strait

Gulf of Aden

North  Arabian Sea

5th OEF

3rd MSO

Gulf of Aden

Bab el-Mandeb Strait

Red Sea

17th Suez Canal

Med

Lant

CVW-1

AB

13 Jan 2011

15 Jul 2011

Europe Middle East

Afghanistan

War

30th FWFD

184-Days

Enterprise Carrier Strike Group Deploys

Enterprise Carrier Strike Group Returns to Norfolk

 

3rd Maritime Security Operations (MSO), to protect offshore infrastructure, including Iraqi oil platforms, which provide a critical source of income for the new Iraqi government and supporting operations that are focused on reassuring regional partners of the United States’ commitment to security, which promotes stability and global prosperity; to ensure that ships could "operate freely while transiting the world's oceans" during the Global War on Terrorism, on her 5th Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), the "military response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, commencing on 7 October 2001 and Operation New Dawn in Iraq.

 

More than 5,500 Sailors and Marines serving in the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group (CSG) returned from a six-month deployment supporting operations in the Mediterranean and the Arabian Sea. Enterprise and CVW-1 flew more than 1,450 sorties in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Operation New Dawn in Iraq. Enterprise and the strike group ships also disrupted nine piracy attempts, resulting in the capture of 75 suspected pirates and the detention of 18 more. The carrier, commanded by Capt. Dee L. Mewbourne, traveled nearly 60,000 miles after leaving Norfolk Jan. 13 to support theater security cooperation and maritime security cooperation efforts while deployed. Enterprise has a proud history of more than 49 years. Our nation. This is the third deployment leading an aircraft carrier into combat operations during the last three years for Capt. Dee L. Mewbourne, who assumed duties as commanding officer of USS Enterprise (CVN-65) Jan. 4. Mewbourne most recently commanded USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69), where led her crew through two successful combat deployments.

 

Enterprise and CVW-1 flew more than 1,450 sorties in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Operation New Dawn in Iraq. Enterprise and the strike group ships also disrupted nine piracy attempts, resulting in the capture of 75 suspected pirates and the detention of 18 more. The carrier, commanded by Capt. Dee L. Mewbourne, traveled nearly 60,000 miles after leaving Norfolk Jan. 13 to support theater security cooperation and maritime security cooperation efforts while deployed. More than 5,500 Sailors and Marines serving in the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group (CSG) returned from a six-month deployment supporting operations in the Mediterranean and the Arabian Sea.

USS Enterprise (CVN-65), along with embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 12, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 2, guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG-55), and the guided-missile destroyers USS Barry (DDG-52) and USS Bulkeley (DDG-84) returned to Naval Station Norfolk.

Ports of call:
Lisbon, Portugal; Marmaris, Turkey; Souda Bay, Crete, Greece; Palma de Mallorca, Spain and Mayport

 

CVW 1 Squadrons include: the “Red Rippers” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 11 flying the FA-18F Super Hornet; the “Checkmates” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 211 flying the FA-18F Super Hornet; the “Sidewinders” of VFA-86 flying the FA-18C; the “Knighthawks” of VFA-136 flying the FA-18C; the “Thunderbolts” of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 251 flying the FA-18C (N) Hornet,the “Dragonslayers” of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 11 flying the SH-60 Seahawk; the “Rooks” of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 137 flying the EA-6B Prowler; the “Screwtops” of VAW-123 flying the E-2C NP Hawkeye; the “Maulers” of Sea Control Squadron (VS) 32 (*1) flying the S-3B Viking; and the “Rawhides” of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 40 flying the C-2A Greyhound.


Mason is scheduled to return to Norfolk later this month” (Ref. Story Number: NNS110715-03 - Release Date: 7/15/2011 1:52:00 PM - From USS Enterprise Public Affairs, NORFOLK (NNS)). http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=61603

 

Enterprise has a proud history of more than 49 years. Our nation. This is the third deployment leading an aircraft carrier into combat operations during the last three years for Capt. Dee L. Mewbourne, who assumed duties as commanding officer of USS Enterprise (CVN-65) Jan. 4. Mewbourne most recently commanded USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), where led her crew through two successful combat deployments.

Enterprise CSG is comprised of Rear Adm. Terry B. Kraft, commander, CSG 12, Enterprise, CVW-1, DESRON 2,, the guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG-55), the guided-missile destroyers USS Bulkeley (DDG-84), USS Barry (DDG-52) and USS Mason (DDG-87), USNS Arctic (T-AOE-8), Carrier Air Wing 1 and Destroyer Squadron 2” (Ref. Story Number: NNS110113-13 - Release Date: 1/13/2011 4:46:00 PM - From USS Enterprise (CVN 65) Public Affairs, At Sea (NNS). http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=58024

USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77) - 6th, 5th & Central Command (1st Arabian

/ Persian Gulf dep. (3 voys.) & 1st North Arabian Sea dep. (4 voys.))

EastLant

SW' 11

1st Med

1st Suez Canal

1st MSO

OND

1st OEF

2nd Suez Canal

Med

Lant

 

CVW-8

NE

11 May 2011

10 Dec 2011

Europe

Middle East

Afghanistan War

Persian Gulf

1st FWFD

214-Days

 

1st Maritime Security Operations (MSO), supporting operations that are focused on reassuring regional partners of the United States' commitment to security, which promotes stability and global prosperity; Saxon Warrior '11, an exercise designed to develop theater-specific combat skills as well as enhance cooperation between multi-national forces and government agencies, led by the United Kingdom-based Flag Officer Sea Training (FOST), Saxon Warrior presents a myriad of challenges to the multi-national and multi-platform force by creating a diverse and unpredictable war environment based on fictional geo-political and military scenarios; Operation New Dawn and her 1st Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), the "military response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, commencing on 7 October 2001.

 

Ports of Call:  Stokes Bay, Portsmouth, UK; Cartagena, Spain; Naples, Italy; Khalifa Bin Salman Port, Bahrain, Manama “Kingdom of Bahrain;” Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates twice; Marseille, France and Mayport, Fla.

 

CVW-8 includes the "Golden Warriors" of VFA-87, the "Valions" of VFA-15, the "Fighting Blacklions" of VFA-213, the "Tomcatters" of VFA-31, the "Bear Aces" of Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 124, the "Shadowhawks" of Electronic Warfare Squadron (VAQ) 141, the "Tridents" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 9, and the "Spartans" of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 70.

 

*EA-18G Growlers Complete 1st Combat Deployment

Two Additional Growler Squadrons Now Deployed

 

“The U.S. Navy's electronic attack squadron VAQ-132 EA-18G Growlers safely returned to their home base at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, WA, on July 9, 2011 after completing an eight-month deployment that included combat operations in the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) and U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) areas of responsibility.

 

During the deployment, VAQ-132’s personnel and aircraft supported CENTCOM operations in Iraq before quickly transitioning to AFRICOM to conduct operations supporting NATO in Libya. Additional EA-18Gs are deployed with electronic attack squadron VAQ-141 aboard the USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77) aircraft carrier, marking the aircraft's first sea-based deployment. VAQ-141 is expected to conduct support missions as part of Carrier Air Wing Eight in the Mediterranean and Persian Gulf regions.

 

A third electronic attack squadron, VAQ-138, recently deployed to a land-based location.

 

The George H.W. Bush Strike Group is made up of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 2, Rear Adm. Nora Tyson, USS George H. W. Bush (CVN-77), Captain Brian E. Luther, as Commanding Officer, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8, Commander Jeff Davis, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 22, USS Gettysburg (CG-64), USS Anzio (CG-68), USS Truxtun (DDG-103) and USS Mitscher (DDG-57).

USS Abraham Lincoln       (CVN-72) - Pacific Fleet, 7th, 5th, Central Command & U. S. Fleet Forces Command (4th North Arabian Sea dep.) Fleet Forces (9th Arabian

/ Persian Gulf dep.)

11th WestPac

1st Suez Canal

3rd MSO

4th OEF

 

CVW-2

NE

7 Dec 2011

7 Aug 2012

Western Pacific

Transfer to the East Coast for RCOH

Middle East

Afghanistan War

Persian Gulf

Europe

13th FWFD

245-days

East Coast Transfer for Refueling Complex Overhaul (RCOH) at Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), an American Fortune 500 shipbuilding company formed on March 31, 2011 as a spin-off of Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding Newport News (NGSB-NN), her 3rd Maritime Security Operations (MSO), to protect offshore infrastructure, including Iraqi oil platforms, which provide a critical source of income for the new Iraqi government and supporting operations that are focused on reassuring regional partners of the United States’ commitment to security, which promotes stability and global prosperity; to ensure that ships could "operate freely while transiting the world's oceans" during the Global War on Terrorism, on her 4th Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), the “military response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, commencing on 7 October 2001.

 

Ports of call: Naval Air Station, North Island (NASNI), San Diego, California; Leam Chebang, Thailand; Khalifa Bin Salman Port, Bahrain; Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates; Khalifa Bin Salman Port, Bahrain; Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates; Antalya, Turkey and Mayport, Flordia.

 

“Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2 aircraft consist of, Boeing / McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18F Super Hornet of Strike Fighter Squadron TWO (VFA-2) “Bounty Hunters, ” F/A-18E Hornets of  Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 137 “Kestrels," FA-18C (N) Hornet of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 151 “Vigilantes,” FA-18C (N) Hornet of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 34 “Blue Blasters,” EA-6B Prowler of Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron ONE THREE ONE or VAQ-131, “Lancers,” E-2C Hawkeye 2000 NP of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron ONE ONE SIX or VAW-116 and C-2 Greyhound of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron THREE ZERO Det. TWO or VRC-30 Det. 2, Helicopter Combat Support Special Squadron (HSC-12) and Helicopter Anti-Submarine Mine Squadron (HSM-77)” (Ref. 76).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) is the flagship of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9, Rear Adm. Troy M. Shoemaker as Commander, which consists of embarked Carrier Air Wing 2, San Diego-based guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG-71), and the embarked Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 9, which includes the Everett-based destroyers USS Momsen (DDG-92) and USS Shoup (DDG-86), as well as the San Diego-based destroyers USS Halsey (DDG-97) and USS Sterett (DDG-104)” (Ref. Story Number: NNS100913-26 - Release Date: 9/13/2010 6:04:00 PM - By Lt. Greg D. Raelson, USS Abraham Lincoln Strike Group Public Affairs, At Sea (NNS) & Story Number: 9/16/2010 4:54 - Release Date: 9/16/2010 4:54:00 PM - By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alan Gragg, Abraham Lincoln Strike Group Public Affairs, At Sea (NNS)).

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2012

 

AIRCRAFT CARRIER

DEP

AIR WING

T.C.

DEPART

RETURN

Days at  Sea

USS Enterprise (CVN-65) - U. S. Fleet Forces Command, 6th, 5th & Central Command

(18th & 19th Gulf of Aden & Red Sea voy. & 7th Arabian / Persian Gulf dep. & 8th aerial Arabian / Persian Gulf  dep. & 13th North Arabian Sea dep.)

Lant

11th Med

18th Suez Canal

4th OEF

4th MSO

OEF/MSO Gulf of Oman

Strait of Hormuz
Persian Gulf
Strait of Hormuz

Gulf of Oman

North Arabian Sea
OEF/MSO Gulf of Oman

Strait of Hormuz

Persian Gulf
Strait of Hormuz

Gulf of Oman
North Arabian Sea
OEF/MSO Gulf of Oman
Strait of Hormuz

Persian Gulf
Strait of Hormuz

Gulf of Oman

North Arabian Sea
OEF/MSO Gulf of Aden

Strait of Bab Al Mandeb
Red Sea
19
th Suez Canal

20th Med

Lant
Strait of Messina
Med
Strait of Gibraltar
Lant

CVW-1

AB

11 Mar 2012

4 Nov 2012

Europe

Middle East

Afghanistan

War

31st FWFD

239-Days

Enterprise Departs on Final Deployment, the ship's 25th and final deployment (30th FWFD).

A passing exercise (PASSEX) and an opportunity to work with the French, 4th Maritime Security Operations (MSO), to protect offshore infrastructure, including Iraqi oil platforms, which provide a critical source of income for the new Iraqi government and supporting operations that are focused on reassuring regional partners of the United States’ commitment to security, which promotes stability and global prosperity; to ensure that ships could "operate freely while transiting the world's oceans" during the Global War on Terrorism, on her 6th Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), the "military response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, commencing on 7 October 2001.

The Enterprise Carrier Strike Group consists of approximately 5,500 Sailors and Marines

Rear Adm. Ted Carter, commander, Enterprise Carrier Strike Group. "During my time as Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, I haven't sent a strike group underway that is as ready as you are," said Adm. John C. Harvey, Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, while addressing the crew of Enterprise prior to the ship getting underway. "No one has done as much to get ready, worked as hard, and accomplished as much in every warfare area. You should be very proud of what you're going to be doing once you get to where you're going...where the business of the nation needs you."

For
Enterprise, the Navy's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, the deployment represents the culmination of more than 50 years of distinguished service. Commissioned in 1961, the Enterprise is both the largest and oldest active combat vessel in the Navy. Enterprise's age, however, does not impact its effectiveness. Enterprise was designed in the late 50's for a 25-year lifespan, and the Nimitz-class carriers were designed for 50 years. "To effectively double the service life of a ship as complex as Enterprise speaks volumes about the design strengths of the world's first nuclear-powered carrier, the Navy's commitment to cost effectiveness, and our Sailors hard work and innovation throughout the last half-century to keep her going strong," said Hamilton. Enterprise is scheduled for deactivation and eventual decommissioning following its anticipated return later this year, marking the end of the carrier's legendary 50-plus years of service.

 

Ports of call include: Piraeus, Greece; Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates; Khalifa Bin Salman Port, Bahrain; Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates; Khalifa Bin Salman Port, Bahrain; Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates; anchored off the coast of Naples, Italy and Mayport.

 

CVW 1 Squadrons include: the “Red Rippers” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 11 flying the FA-18F Super Hornet; the “Checkmates” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 211 flying the FA-18F Super Hornet; the “Sidewinders” of VFA-86 flying the FA-18C; the “Knighthawks” of VFA-136 flying the FA-18C; the “Thunderbolts” of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 251 flying the FA-18C (N) Hornet,the “Dragonslayers” of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 11 flying the SH-60 Seahawk; the “Rooks” of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 137 flying the EA-6B Prowler; the “Screwtops” of VAW-123 flying the E-2C NP Hawkeye; the “Maulers” of Sea Control Squadron (VS) 32 (*1) flying the S-3B Viking; and the “Rawhides” of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 40 flying the C-2A Greyhound.

 

Rear Adm. Ted Carter, commander, Enterprise Carrier Strike Group is comprised of Enterprise, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 2, guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG-69), and guided-missile destroyers USS Porter (DDG-78), USS Nitze (DDG-94), and USS James E. Williams (DDG-95).

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) - U. S. Fleet Forces Command, 6th, 5th & Central Command

(6th Arabian/ Persian Gulf dep. & 9th, 10th & 11th voy. & 6th  North Arabian Sea dep. & 18th, 19th, 20th & 21st Arabian Sea voy.)

NorLant

14th Med

17th Suez Canal

4th OEF

4th MSO

18th Suez Canal

Med

NorLant

CVW-7

AG

20 Jun 2012

19 Dec 2012

Europe

Middle East

Afghanistan War & Maritime Security Operations

22nd FWFD

183-days

4th Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), the "military response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, commencing on 7 October 2001 on her 4th Maritime Security Operations (MSO), to protect offshore infrastructure, including Iraqi oil platforms, which provide a critical source of income for the new Iraqi government and supporting operations that are focused on reassuring regional partners of the United States’ commitment to security, which promotes stability and global prosperity; to ensure that ships could "operate freely while transiting the world's oceans" during the Global War on Terrorism.

 

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) CSG joins the Enterprise CSG in support of the Combatant Commander's operational requirements, while ensuring security and stability in the U.S. 5th Fleet AOO. A second aircraft carrier strike group in the AOO ensures the U.S. military has the naval and air capabilities to support operational requirements while adequately meeting other security commitments in the region. The Eisenhower CSG takes the place of the Abraham Lincoln Strike Group which transited the Suez Canal, July 16, departing the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations and entering the U.S. 6th Fleet AOO en route to the United States to complete an eight-month deployment.

Ports of call include:  Palma de Majorca, Spain; Rhodes, Greece; Khalifa Bin Salman Port, Bahrain and Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates.

 

Squadrons: VFA-143, Pukin' Dogs, Strike Fighter Squadron, FA-18E; VFA-103, Jolly Rogers, Strike Fighter Squadron, FA-18F; VFA-83, Rampagers, Strike Fighter Squadron, FA-18C(N); VFA-131, Wildcats, Strike Fighter Squadron, FA-18C(N); VAQ-140, Patriots, Tactical Electronic Attack Squadron, EA-6B; VAW-121, Bluetails Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron, E-2C 2000 NP; HS-5, Night Dippers, Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron, SH-60F / HH-60H and VRC-40 Det., Rawhide, Fleet Logistics Support Squadron, C-2A.

 

CSG 8's flagship, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) (Ike), with the seven squadrons of Carrier Air Wing 7 embarked, includes Rear Adm. Michael C. Manazir, CSG 8 commander, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7 with eight squadrons of aircraft, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 28 with three ships, the guided-missile destroyers USS Farragut (DDG-99), USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG-81), and USS Jason Dunham (DDG-109) and the guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG-66).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

U. S. AIRCRAFT CARRIERS RECORD OF

EAST/WEST COAST TRANSFERS AND TRANSITS

(Panama Canal, Cape Horn, Cape of Good Hope and Suez Canal)

 

Summary Total - September 1945 to Present

 

U. S. Aircraft Carrier Deployments and or both Panama Canal, Cape Horn, Cape of Good Hope and Suez Canal Transits and East /West Coast Transfers

Panama Canal, Cape Horn, Cape of Good Hope and Suez Canal Transits and East Coast/West Coast Transfers

 

Part I of VIII – 1928 to 1945

Part II of VIII – 1946 to 1969

Part III of VIII – 1970 to 1989

Part IV of VIII – 1990 to 1993

Part V of VIII – 1994 to 2000

Part VI of VIII – 2001 to 2005

Part VII of VIII – 2006 to 2012

Part VIII of VIII – 2013 to Present

Panama Canal, Cape Horn, Cape of Good Hope and Suez Canal Transits and East Coast/West Coast Transfers

Part VII of VIII – 2006 to 2012

 USS CORAL SEA (CV 43)

Operations Evening Light and Eagle Claw, A Sailors tale of his Tour of duty in the U.S. Navy (August 1977 to February 1983)

 

A Sailors tale of his Tour of duty in the U.S. Navy - Operation Evening Light And Eagle Claw -

 

Book - ISBN NO.

978-1-4276-0454-5

EBook - ISBN NO.

978-1-329-15473-5

 

Operations Evening Light and Eagle Claw (24 April 1980) Iran and Air Arm History (1941 to Present)

 

Operations Evening Light and Eagle Claw (24 April 1980) Iran and Air Arm History (1941 to Present)

 

Book ISBN NO.

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EBook ISBN NO.

978-1-329-19945-3

 

USS CORAL SEA CV-42, CVB-43, CVA-43 & CV-43 HISTORY, AND THOSE AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OPERATING WITH CORAL SEA  Vol. I (10 July 1944 to 31 December 1975)

 

USS CORAL SEA CV-42, CVB-43, CVA-43 & CV-43 HISTORY, AND THOSE AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OPERATING WITH CORAL SEA Vol. I (10 July 1944 to 31 December 1975) -

 

Book ISBN NO.

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EBook ISBN NO.

978-1-329-54596-0

 

USS CORAL SEA CV-42, CVB-43, CVA-43 & CV-43 HISTORY, AND THOSE AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OPERATING WITH CORAL SEA DURING HER TOUR OF SERVICE Vol. II (1 January 1976 to 25 August 1981)

 

USS CORAL SEA CV-42, CVB-43, CVA-43 & CV-43 HISTORY, AND THOSE AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OPERATING WITH CORAL SEA DURING HER TOUR OF SERVICE Vol. II (1 January 1976 to 25 August 1981) -

 

Book ISBN NO.

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EBook ISBN NO.

978-1-329-54790-2

 

USS CORAL SEA CV-42, CVB-43, CVA-43 & CV-43 HISTORY, AND THOSE AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OPERATING WITH CORAL SEA DURING HER TOUR OF SERVICE Vol. III (20 August 1981 to 26 April 1990)

 

USS CORAL SEA CV-42, CVB-43, CVA-43 & CV-43 HISTORY, AND THOSE AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OPERATING WITH CORAL SEA DURING HER TOUR OF SERVICE Vol. III (20 August 1981 to 26 April 1990) -

 

Book ISBN NO.

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EBook ISBN NO.

978-1-329-55111-4

 

U. S. AIRCRAFT CARRIER SHIP HISTORY (1920 to 2016)

 

U. S. AIRCRAFT

CARRIER SHIP

HISTORY (1920 to 2016)

 

Book - ISBN NO.

978-1-4276-0465-1

EBook - ISBN NO.

978-1-365-25019-4

Library of Congress

Control Number: 

2008901616

(Book Version)

 

U. S. AIRCRAFT CARRIERS REDESIGNATED AND OR RECLASSIFIED (1953 to 2016)

 

U. S. AIRCRAFT

CARRIERS

REDESIGNATED

AND OR

RECLASSIFIED

(1953 to 2016)

 

BOOK - ISBN NO.

978-1-4276-0452-1

EBook - ISBN NO.

978-1-365-25041-5

Library of Congress

(Book Version)

2008901619