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

 

2013

 

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 Arabian/ Persian Gulf dep. & 12th & 13th voy. & 7th North Arabian Sea dep. & 22nd, 23rd & 24th  Arabian Sea voy.)

NorLant

15th Med

19th Suez Canal

5th OEF

5th MSO

20th Suez Canal

Med

NorLant

CVW-7

AG

21 Feb 2013

3 Jul 2013

Europe

Middle East

Afghanistan War & Maritime Security Operations

23rd FWFD

133-days

5th 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 5th 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 include: Marseille, France; Khalifa Bin Salman Port in Hidd, Bahrain; Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates; 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 Nimitz (CVN-68) - 3rd, 7th, 5th & Central Command

(10th North Arabian Sea & 8th Arabian / Persian Gulf)

11th  WestPac

Sea of Japan

South China Sea

Strait of Malacca x 2

11th IO 

Andaman Sea

Makham Bay, Phuket, Thailand

CVW-11

NK

19 Apr  2013

16 Dec  2013

Middle East

Afghanistan War & Maritime Security Operations

Persian Gulf

22nd FWFD

242-days

Sustainment Exercise (SUSTEX). 4th Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and 3rd 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 included: Busan, Republic of Korea; Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates; Khalifa Bin Salman in Hidd, Bahrain; Naples, Italy; Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and San Diego, Ca.

 

CVW11 includes Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 154, VFA 147, VFA 146, Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 323, Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 142, Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 117, Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 6, Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 75, and Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 30.

 

Squadrons: VFA-154, FA-18F; VFA-147, FA-18E; VFA-146, FA-18C; VMFA-323; VAQ-142, EA-6B; VAW-117, E-2C Hawkeye 2000 NP; HSC-6, MH-60S; HSM-75, MH-60R and VRC-30 DET.3, C-2A. (*1) Sustainment Training Exercise (SUSTEX) off the coast of southern California (3 to 17 April 2013); reclassified CVN-68 on 30 June 1975.

 

Rear Adm. Michael S. White, CSG 11 commander. Destroyer Squadron 23, along with guided-missile destroyers USS Momsen (DDG-92) and USS Preble (DDG-88) and guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG-59). In company are USS Monterey (CG-61) and the guided missile-destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG-110).

USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) – U. S.

Fleet Forces Command, 6th, 5th & Central Command

(5thArabian /Persian Gulf dep. & 6 voys.) (9th & 10th Red Sea & Gulf of Aden)

NorLant

7th Med           9th Suez Canal

4th MSO

3rd OEF

10th Suez Canal

Med

NorLant

CVW-3

AC

22 Jul 2013

18 Apr 2014

Europe

Middle East

2nd Iraq War &

Persian Gulf

8th FWFD

271-days

Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV), 4th 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 3rd 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 include: Marseille, France; Khalifa Bin Salman Port, Kingdom of Bahrain; Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates; Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates; Khalifa Bin Salman Port, Kingdom of Bahrain; Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates; Khalifa Bin Salman Port, Kingdom of Bahrain.

 

CVW-3 was embarked on board Harry S. Truman with its associated squadrons - Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 32 "Swordsmen," VFA-37 "Ragin' Bulls," and VFA-105 "Gunslingers;" Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 312 "Checkerboards;" Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 126 "Seahawks;" Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 130 "Zappers;" Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 7 "Dusty Dogs;" and Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 74 "Swamp Foxes." VFA-32, VFA-37, VFA-105, returned to Naval Air Station Oceana; VAW-126 and HSC-7 returned to Naval Station Norfolk; HSM-74 returned to NAS Jacksonville and VFMA-312 returned to Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, S.C.; and VAQ-130 returned to NAS Whidbey Island April 17th.

 

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

 

HSTCSG consists of approximately 6,000 Sailors and Marines and includes flagship USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75), CVW-3, Commander, Capt. George Wikoff, Rear Adm. Kevin Sweeney Commander, Carrier Strike Group (CCSG) 10 & staff; 1st Combined Destroyer Squadron staff comprised of U.S. and Royal Navy personnel. Deployed units included ship’s that include: guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG-64); guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG-56) and guided-missile destroyers USS Mason (DDG-87) and USS Bulkeley (DDG-84).

 

2014

 

AIRCRAFT CARRIER

DEP

AIR WING

T.C.

DEPART

RETURN

Days at  Sea

USS George H. W. Bush (CVN-77) - U. S.

Fleet Forces Command, 6th, 5th & Central Command (2nd Arabian / Persian Gulf dep. & 2nd North Arabian Sea dep.

EastLant

SW' 11

2nd Med

3rd Suez Canal

2nd MSO

2nd OEF

4th Suez Canal

Med

Lant

CVW-8

NE

15 Feb 2014

15 Nov 2014

Europe

Middle East

Afghanistan War

Persian Gulf

2nd FWFD

274-Days

Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR), conducting strikes against the terrorist group ISIL in Libya and Syria, steaming through the North Atlantic operating with the United States Atlantic Command (Atlantic Fleet) under the direction of the 2nd Fleet to the Mediterranean Sea, on 2nd Mmaritime 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 Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) efforts while working with joint, coalition and allied forces, on her second Arabian Sea deployment (5th voyage) in support of Operation New Dawn and her 2nd 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 includes: Phaleron Bay, Greece; Antalya, Turkey; Khalifa Bin Salman Port, Kingdom of Bahrain; Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates x 4; Khalifa Bin Salman Port, Kingdom of Bahrain and Marseille, France.

 

Squadrons: VFA-31, FA-18E; VFA-213; FA-18F; VFA-15, FA-18C(N); VFA-87, FA-18C(N); VAQ-134, EA-6B; VAW-124, E-2C NP; HSC-9, MH-60S; HSM-70, MH-60R and VRC-40 DET.1, C-2A NP.

 

“The George H.W. Bush Strike Group consists of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 2, Rear Adm. DeWolfe H. Miller III, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 22 staff and USS George H. W. Bush (CVN-77), the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58), and the guided-missile destroyers USS Truxtun (DDG-103) and USS Roosevelt (DDG-80)” (Ref. Story Number: NNS141115-12 - Release Date: 11/15/2014 1:58:00 PM - By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeffrey Madlangbayan, USS George H.W. Bush, Public Affairs, NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) & Story Number: NNS140215-06 - Release Date: 2/15/2014 4:33:00 PM - By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Shaun Griffin,NORFOLK (NNS) & Story Number: NNS141115-12 - Release Date: 11/15/2014 1:58:00 PM - By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeffrey Madlangbayan, USS George H.W. Bush, Public Affairs, NORFOLK, Va. (NNS)).

http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=84459

http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=79116

http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=84459

 

2015

 

AIRCRAFT CARRIER

DEP

AIR WING

T.C.

DEPART

RETURN

Days at  Sea

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

(4th North Arabian Sea & 7th Arabian / Persian Gulf dep.) (14th & 15th Red Sea & 12th & 13th Gulf of Aden)

Lant

NoLant

11th Med

16th Suez Canal

Gulf of Oman

3rd MSO

OIR

17th Suez Canal

Med

Lant

CVW-1

AB

11 Mar 2015

23 Nov 2015

Europe

Middle East

Home Port Transfer

12th FWFD

192-days

Norfolk to San Diego operating with the Fleet Forces Command, 5th, 6th and 7th Fleet AOR -

Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR), strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed, 3rd Maritime Security Operations, and theater security cooperation efforts in the region.

TR's deployment will be a world tour, which will end with her completing a homeport shift to San Diego. TR's change in homeport is part of a three carrier shift involving the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) and the USS George Washington (CVN-74).

 

Ports of call include: anchored off Stokes Bay, Gosport, Hampshire, UK; Khalifa Bin Salman Port, Kingdom of Bahrain three times.

 

Squadrons: VFA-11, FA-18F; VFA-211, FA-18F; VFA-136, FA-18E; VMFA-251, FA-18C (N); VAQ-137, EA-18G; VAW-125, E-2D; HS-11 (*1), SH-60F / HH-60H; HSM-46, MH-60R and VRC-40 Det. 3, C-2A NP.

 

(*1) HS-11 is scheduled to transition to the MH-60S in 2016.

 

Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 12 held a change of command ceremony in the hangar bay of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), July 21.

Rear Adm. Roy J. Kelley relieved Rear Adm. Andrew Lewis as commander of CSG12 during the event.

 

Theodore Roosevelt is the flagship of the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group, which is composed of Carrier Strike Group 12, Carrier Air Wing 1, Destroyer Squadron 2 staff, the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG-60) and the guided-missile destroyers USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG-81), USS Farragut (DDG-99) and USS Forrest Sherman (DDG-98).

CCSG12 reports to commander, Task Force (CTF) 80 and Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces, as one of the carrier strike group commanders in the CTF 80 area of responsibility. Operationally, CSG12 is Commander, Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG) which is composed of Carrier Strike Group 12, Carrier Air Wing 1, Destroyer Squadron 2 staff, the guided-missile cruiser USS
Normandy (CG-60), and the guided-missile destroyers USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG-81), USS Farragut (DDG-99) and USS Forrest Sherman (DDG-98).

USS George Washington (CVN-73) - 7th (14th Forward-deployed)

Sea of Japan

13th WestPac

EastPac

 

CVW-5

NF

18 May  2015

10 Aug 2015

Home Port Transfer to San, Diego, Ca.

WestPac

24th FWFD

85-days

Summer Underway Period

Hher last forward deployed deployment, turning over duties in San Diego, California to USS Ronald Regan (CVN-71), participating in exercise Talisman Sabre 2015, in the Timor Sea off the northern coast of Australia.

 

Ports of call included: Grain Wharf in Port of Brisbane, Australia.

 

CVW-5 is a collection of aircraft designed to perform various functions and exercises. The aircraft are attached to: the “Diamondbacks” of Strike Fight Squadron (VFA) 102 flying the F/A-18F Super Hornet; the “Royal Maces” of VFA-27, the “Eagles” of VFA-115 and the “Dambusters” VFA-195 each flying the F/A-18E Super Hornet; the “Shadowhawks” of Electronic Attack Squadron 141 flying the EA-18G Growler; VAW-115 flying the E-2C Hawkeye; the “Providers” of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 30, Detachment 5, flying the C-2A Greyhound; the “Golden Falcons” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 12 flying the MH-60S Seahawk; and the “Saberhawks” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 77 flying the MH-60R Seahawk.

 

Squadrons: VFA-102, FA-18F; VFA-27, FA-18E; VFA-115, FA-18E; VFA-195, FA-18E; VAQ-141, EA-18G; VAW-115, E-2C / E-2C NP; HSC-12, SH-60F / HH-60H, HSM-77 Det. 3., MH-60R and VRC-30 Det. 5. C-2A.

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) Pacific Fleet & 7th

 

6th WestPac

Sea of Japan

CVW-5

NK

31 Aug 2015

1 Oct 2015

Home Port Transfer to Yokosuka, Japan

9th FWFD

32-days

Home Port Transfer to Yokosuka, Japan, after hull swap with USS George Washington (CVN-73) at San Diego, Ca., assuming duties as the forward deployed aircraft carrier at Yokosuka, Japan.

 

Squadrons: VFA-102, FA-18F; VFA-27, FA-18E; VFA-115, FA-18E; VFA-195, FA-18E; VAQ-141, EA-18G; VAW-115, E-2C / E-2C NP; HSC-12, SH-60F / HH-60H, HSM-77 Det. 3., MH-60R and VRC-30 Det. 5. C-2A.

USS George Washington (CVN-73) – Pacific Fleet, 4th & Fleet Forces

SolPac

2nd Cape of Horn

Lant

CVW-2

NE                               

8 Sep  2015                                

17 Dec 2015

Home Port Transfer

South America

25th FWFD

101-days

San Diego to Norfolk via the tip of South America to participate in

"Southern Seas 2015" and via Norfolk, Virginia, head to Newport News, Virginia, to undergo its mid-life refueling complex overhaul (RCOH), while conducting Blue Sky, a historic name given to exercises conducted between the FACh and U.S. aviation forces. The exercise is designed to improve relations between Chile and the U.S. through cooperative airborne tactical engagements. During BS V, CVW 2 will conduct bi-lateral exercises with the FACh over land and off the coast of Chile. "Blue Sky V provides valuable Dissimilar Air Combat Training [DACT] to Naval aviators," said Cmdr. Wells Green, CVW 2's operations officer. UNITAS 2015, the U.S. Navy's longest running annual multinational maritime exercise, is part of the Southern Seas deployment planned by U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet. This 56th iteration of UNITAS is conducted in two phases: UNITAS Pacific, hosted by Chile, Oct. 13-24 and UNITAS Atlantic, hosted by Brazil, scheduled for November. UNITAS is a sea exercise and in-port training involving countries in North, South and Central America, conducted by the U.S. since 1959. The PhotoEx is a multinational coordinated event that allows each country to come together and act as one unit off the coast of Valparaiso, Chile. Of the 11 ships involved in the PhotoEx, four were U.S., one Colombian, one Mexican and five Chilean. They worked in close proximity, with distances between each ship ranging from 500 to 1,000 yards when in place. Washington stood at the center as the guide for the formation.

 

Ports of call included: Lima, Peru Valparaiso, Chile Valparaiso, Chile Punta Arenas, Chile Guanabara Bay and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

 

Participants from the GWCSG include the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) with embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2, The "Bounty Hunters" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 2, the "Blue Blasters" of VFA 34, the "Kestrels" of VFA 137, the "Golden Dragons" of VFA 19, the "Gauntlets" of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 136, the "Black Eagles" of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 113, the "Blue Hawks" of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 78, the "Black Knights" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 4 and the "Providers" of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 30.

 

Squadrons: VFA-2, FA-18F; VFA-137, FA-18E; VFA-192, FA-18E; VFA-34, FA-18C(N); VAQ-136, EA-18G; VAW-113, E-2C.

USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) – U. S.

Fleet Forces Command, 6th, 5th & Central Command

(6thArabian /Persian Gulf dep. & 7 voys.) (11th & 12th Red Sea & Gulf of Aden)

Lant

Med

11th Suez Canal

5th MSO

1st OIR

12th Suez Canal

North Arabian Sea

Med

Lant

CVW-7

AG

16 Nov 2015

13 Jul 2016

Europe

Middle East

ISIS Ops in Iraq and Syria

9th FWFD

241-days

 

Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HSTCSG) deploys as a ongoing rotation of U.S. forces supporting maritime security operations in waters around the world, on her 5th 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 Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) is the U.S. military operation name for the military intervention against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), including both the campaign in Iraq and the campaign in Syria. Effective 22 Sep 2015, III Corps is responsible for Combined Joint Task Force- Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR).[ CJTF-OIR changes command accessdate=2015-11-01.

http://www.centcom.mil/en/news/articles/iii-corps-assumes-operation-inherent-resolve-mission

 

The president has authorized U.S. Central Command to work with partner nations to conduct targeted airstrikes of Iraq and Syria as part of the comprehensive strategy to degrade and defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL.

 

As of 3:59 p.m. EST Feb. 23, the U.S. and coalition have conducted a total of 10,545 strikes (7,061 Iraq / 3,484 Syria).

 

U.S. has conducted 8,076 strikes in Iraq and Syria (4,809 Iraq / 3,267 Syria)

Rest of Coalition has conducted 2,469 strikes in Iraq and Syria (2,252 Iraq /217 Syria)

 

The countries that have participated in the strikes include:

 

In Iraq: (1) Australia, (2) Belgium, (3) Canada, (4) Denmark, (5) France, (6) Jordan, (7) The Netherlands, and (8) UK

 

In Syria: (1) Australia, (2) Bahrain, (3) Canada, (4) France, (5) Jordan, (6) Saudi Arabia, (7) Turkey (8) UAE and (9)UK

 

As of Feb. 22, U.S. and partner nation aircraft have flown an estimated 69,877 sorties in support of operations in Iraq and Syria.

 

As of January 31, 2016, the total cost of operations related to ISIL since kinetic operations started on August 8, 2014, is $6.2 billion and the average daily cost is $11.5 million for 542 days of operations. A further breakdown of cost associated with the operations is here.

http://www.defense.gov/News/Special-Reports/0814_Inherent-Resolve

 

Ports of call include: anchored off the coast of Split City Port, Croatia; Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates x 3; Khalifa Bin Salman Port, Bahrain; Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates and Souda Bay, Crete, Greece.

 

Squadrons: VFA-143,  FA-18E; VFA-103, FA-18F; VFA-83, FA-18C(N); VFA-25, FA-18E; VAQ-140, EA-18G; VAW-117, E-2C Hawkeye 2000 NP; HSC-5, MH-60S; HSM-72, MH-60R and VRC-40 Det. 2, C-2A NP.

 

Bulkeley is currently deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, Maritime Security Operations, and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations.

 

Rear Adm. Bret C. Batchelder, commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 8, visited guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG-84) to meet and speak with the crew, Jan. 21.

 

Truman can travel in excess of 30 knots, and has a crew of approximately 3,000. With the embarked air wing and staffs, the number rises to about 5,000.

HSTCSG consists of Harry S. Truman, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7, USS
Anzio (CG 68), Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 28, USS Bulkeley (DDG-84), USS Gonzalez (DDG-66), USS Ramage (DDG-61) and USS Gravely (DDG-107).

 

2016

 

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

(8th Arabian/ Persian Gulf dep. & 14th & 15th voy. & 8th North Arabian Sea dep. and 26th & 27th Arabian Sea voy.)

NorLant

16th Med

21st Suez Canal

6th MSO

22nd Suez Canal

Med

NorLant

CVW-3

AC

1 Jun 2016

30 Dec 2016

Europe

Middle East

24th FWFD

213-days

Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (DDECSG) deploys as a ongoing rotation of U.S. forces supporting maritime security operations in waters around the world, 1st Operation Freedom's Sentinel “to help secure and build upon the hard-fought gains of the last 13 years," while Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), the "military response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, commencing on 7 October 2001, drew to a close on 28 December 2014 after 13 years of combat operations, when President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel each issued statements marking the end of the combat mission in Afghanistan, in a ceremony at the International Security and Assistance Force headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan and her 6th 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. Ike CSG ships participated in a multi-day passing exercise (PASSEX), involving units of the Italian Navy's Flotta Verde, highlighting energy conservation operations including short-cycle mission and recovery tanking (SMART), configuration management, trail shaft operations, steady-state transit, autopilot and minimized bleed air (It also involved a replenishment-at-sea event during which the Italian oiler ITS Etna (A5326) gave more than 15,000 gallons of advanced fuel (F76 equivalent) to Mason.); followed by a combined exercise, by Units from the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (Ike CSG) and Turkish Naval Forces participated that included training evolutions comprised of two phases, an anti-submarine warfare exercise (ASWEX) and an air defense exercise (ADEX) (The ASWEX was designed to leverage the unique capabilities and strengths of the U.S. and Turkish navies, while defending multiple units from possible sub-surface threats.). The ASWEX, Ike CSG's second since departing homeport June 1, focused on communication, maneuvering and surveillance and was executed from guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG-94). Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3 launched its first air strikes in support of Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) from the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, June 28, conducting strikes against the terrorist group ISIL in Libya and Syria. CSG particpating ships guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG-56) and guided-missile destroyers Nitze and USS Mason (DDG-87); other U.S. ships operating in the area USS Donald Cook (DDG-75), USS Porter (DDG-78), and Turkish G-class frigates TCG Gemlik (F-492), TCG Gaziantep (F-490) and Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 26 ships.

 

Ports of call include: Naples, Italy; Khalifa Bin Salman Port, Bahrain; Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates; Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates; Khalifa Bin Salman Port, Bahrain and Marseille, France.

 

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.

 

The Dwight D. Eisenhower Commander Carrier Strike Group Ten (COMCARSTRKGRU 10 or CCSG 10), Rear Adm. Jesse Wilson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 26 staff, Dwight D. Eisenhower, guided-missile cruisers USS San Jacinto (CG-56) and USS Monterey (CG-61), and guided-missile destroyers USS Stout (DDG-55), USS Roosevelt (DDG-80), USS Mason (DDG-87) and USS Nitze (DDG-94). Capt. Scott Switzer relieved Capt. Brian Fort as commodore of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 26 during a change of command ceremony held aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG-74), May 26.

 

2017

 

AIRCRAFT CARRIER

DEP

AIR WING

T.C.

DEPART

RETURN

Days at  Sea

USS George H. W. Bush (CVN-77) - U. S. Fleet Forces Command, 6th, 5th & Central Command (3rd Arabian

/ Persian Gulf dep. & 3rd North Arabian Sea dep.

EastLant

3rd Med

5th Suez Canal

3rd MSO

2nd OEF

6th Suez Canal

Med

Lant

CVW-8

AJ

21 Jan  2017

 

Europe

Middle East

Afghanistan War

Persian Gulf

3rd FWFD

-Days

Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR), conducting strikes against the terrorist group ISIL in Libya and Syria, steaming through the Eastern Atlantic operating with the to the Mediterranean Sea, on 3rd Mmaritime 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 Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) efforts while working with joint, coalition and allied forces, on her third Arabian Sea deployment (6th voyage) in support of ?

 

Ports of call include: Souda Bay, Crete, Greece; Khalifa Bin Salman Port, Kingdom of Bahrain.

 

Squadrons: “VFA-31, “Tomcatters,” Strike Fighter Squadron, Hornet, Jet Strike Fighter, FA-18E; VFA-213,  Black Lions,” Strike Fighter Squadron, Hornet, Jet Strike Fighter, FA-18F; VFA-87 “Golden Warriors,” Strike Fighter Squadron, Hornet, Jet Strike Fighter, FA-18C (N); VFA-37 “Bulls,” Strike Fighter Squadron, Hornet, Jet Strike Fighter, FA-18C (N); VAQ-131 “Lancers,” Tactical Electronics Warfare Squadron, Growler, EA-18G; VAW-124 “Bear Aces,” Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron, Hawkeye – Electronics, E-2C 2000 NP; HSC-9 “Tridents,” Combat Support and Mine Countermeasures Helicopter, Seahawk (aka Knighthawk, MH-60S; HSM-70 “Spartans,” Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) and Anti-Surface Warfare (ASuW) Helicopter, Seahawk (aka Romeo.), MH-60R; VRC-40 Det. 2 “Rawhides,” C-2A NP” (Ref. 76).

 

“The George H.W. Bush Strike Group (GHWBCSG) consists of Commander Carrier Strike Group Two (COMCARSTRKGRU 2 or CCSG 2), Rear Admiral Brian E. Luther and Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 22 is comprised of George H.W. Bush; staffs of CSG 2, Carrier Air Wing 8 and its squadrons; guided-missile cruisers USS Hue City (CG-66) and USS Philippine Sea (CG-58) and Destroyer Squadron 22 staff and its guided-missile destroyers USS LABOON (DDG-58); USS COLE (DDG-67); USS MAHAN (DDG-72); USS JAMES E. WILLIAMS (DDG-95) and USS TRUXTUN (DDG-103)” (Ref. Story Number: NNS170123-17 - Release Date: 1/23/2017 9:51:00 AM - From USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) Public Affairs, NORFOLK (NNS) http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=98501

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 VIII of VIII – 2013 to Present

 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