U. S. Aircraft Carrier Deployment History

FWFD’s from 2000 to Present

Part I - 2000 to 2001 FWFD’s

Part II - 2002 to 2004 FWFD’s

Part III - 2005 to 2007 FWFD’s

Part IV - 2008 to 2009 FWFD’s

Part V - 2010 FWFD’s

Part VI - 2011 FWFD’s

Part VII - 2012 to 2013 FWFD’s

Part VIII - 2014 to 2017 FWFD’s

 

 

2007 EAST and WEST COAST DEPLOYMENTS - Includes Florida

 

2007 U.S. Atlantic (Second & Sixth Fleets) U.S. Pacific Fleet (Third and Seventh Fleets) and the US Naval Forces Central Command and 5th Fleet Aircraft Carrier Deployments Includes Yokosuka, Japan (NAF Atsugi, Japan) Red Sea, Arabian Sea and Persian Gulf (Arabian Gulf), North Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean, Eastern and Western Pacific Oceans, while both east and west coast deployments often operated under the direction of the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command and 5th Fleet, participating in Maritime Security Operations (MSO), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), operating under operational control of the US Naval Forces Central Command and 5th Fleet, with the Commander, 7th Fleet, serving as naval component commander for Central Command.

 

The US Navy's 2006 Pacific Fleet and Seventh Fleet Aircraft Carriers deployments and Carriers from both West and East coast, resulted in one CVN extending into 2007 operating under the direction of the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command participating in 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 continues, beginning on 20 March 2003 with the firing of Tomahawk missiles from U.S. ships in the Arabian Gulf and Red Sea and Operation Southern Watch, operating under operational control of the US Naval Forces Central Command and 5th Fleet, with the Commander, 7th Fleet, serving as naval component commander for Central Command are as follows:

 

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

9th Med

14th Suez Canal

4th OIF

4th MIO

4th OEF

15th Suez Canal

Med

NorLant

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) in support of Iraqi oil platform protection, anti-piracy operations and the struggle against violent extremists, 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.

 

2007 U.S. Atlantic (Second & Sixth Fleets) U.S. Pacific Fleet (Third and Seventh Fleets) and the US Naval Forces Central Command and 5th Fleet Aircraft Carrier Deployments with east coast carriers participating in Maritime Security Operations (MSO), Operation Steel Curtain (OSC) and 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 continues, beginning on 20 March 2003 with the firing of Tomahawk missiles from U.S. ships in the Arabian Gulf and Red Sea and Operation Southern Watch, the 7th Fleet, serving as naval component commander for Central Command are as follows:

 

AIRCRAFT CARRIER

DEP

AIR WING

T.C.

DEPART

RETURN

Days at  Sea

USS John C. Stennis         (CVN-74)

Pacific Fleet, 7th, 5th & Central Command       (3rd Arabian /Persian Gulf dep.  (4 voyages during dep. and) (5 Arabian Sea voy.)

4th  WestPac 4th IO

1st OIF

1st MSO

2nd OEF

CVW-9

NG

16 Jan 2007

31 Aug 2007

Middle East

2nd Iraq War, Afghanistan War &

Maritime Security Operations

Persian Gulf

5th FWFD

228-Days

Joint Task Force Horn of Africa, 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, 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 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.

 

John C. Stennis Strike Group is composed of Commander, Carrier Strike Group 3, Rear Admiral Kevin M. Quinn; John C. Stennis, CO, Bradley E. Johanson; Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9, Captain William R. Massey: Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 154, VFA-146, VFA-147, Marine Strike Fighter Squadron (VMFA) 323, Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron (VAQ) 138, Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 112, Sea Control Squadron (VS) 31, Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron(HS) 8; Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 21, Captain Michael J. Salvato: USS O’Kane (DDG-77), USS Antietam (CG-54) with HSL 43 DET 5 embarked and USS Preble (DDG-88). Other ship’s, sub and detachments reported on Stennis web site include USS Key West (SSN-722); USS Rentz (FFG-46); USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10) and Explosive Ordinance Demolition Mobile Unit 11 Det. 9.

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76)

Pacific Fleet & 7th

2nd WestPac

FRP

ER, S, OM

RSOI/FE

CVW-14

NK

27 Jan 2007

20 Apr 2007

Western Pacific

3rd FWFD

84-days

Navy's Fleet Response Plan (FRP), and will operate in the Western Pacific in support of U.S. commitments in the region in Exercise Reception, Staging, Onward Movement and Integration/Foal Eagle (RSOI/FE).

 

Ports of call included: Sasebo, Japan; Hong Kong; Busan and Republic of South Korea.

 

“The squadrons of CVW-14 include the Strike Fighter Squadrons (VFA) the Redcocks of VFA-22, the Fist of the Fleet of VFA-25, the Stingers of VFA-113, the Eagles of VFA-115, the Black Eagles of Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 113, the Cougars of Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron (VAQ) 139, Providers of Carrier Logistics Support (VRC) 30 and the Black Knights of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 4.

 

The Ronald Reagan Strike Group (RRSG) is comprised of Commander, Carrier Strike Group 7 (CCG 7), Rear Adm. Charles W. Martoglio, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 14, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 7, the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), the guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG-57), the guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG-59), and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit 11, Detachment 15. More than 6,000 Sailors are currently assigned to Ronald Reagan CSG.

 

Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet is permanently embarked aboard USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19), which is forward deployed to Yokosuka, Japan. The 7th Fleet AOR includes more than 52 million square miles of the Pacific and Indian oceans -- stretching from the international date line to the east coast of Africa, and from the Kuril Islands in the north to the Antarctic in the south. More than half of the world's population lives within the 7th Fleet AOR. In addition, more than 80 percent of that population lives within 500 miles of the oceans, which means this is an inherently maritime region.

USS Nimitz (CVN-68) 7th, 5th & Central Command            7th, 5th & Central Command

(9th North Arabian Sea & 7th Arabian / Persian Gulf)

8th WestPac

South China Sea

Strait of Malacca x 2

9th IO

 

CVW-11

NH

2 Apr 2007

30 Sep 2007

Middle East

Persian Gulf

20th FWFD

182-days

3rd Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and Malabar 05 the seventh iteration of the annual air, surface and sub-surface exercise with Indian naval forces, 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, 3rd Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), the "military response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, commencing on 7 October 2001 and joint exercise "Valiant Shield 2007" in the Guam operating area and exercise "Malabar 07-2" in the Bay of Bengal prior to ending her deployment.

 

Ports of call included: Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates; Chennai Port, India; Bay of Bengal; Hong Kong; Bay of Bengal and Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

 

CVW-11’s squadrons include “Tophatters” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 14 (FA-18E), “Black Aces” of VFA-41 (FA-18F), “Sunliners” of VFA-81 (FA-18C), “Wallbangers” of Airborne Early Warning Squadron 117 (E-2C Hawkeye 2000 NP), “Red Devils” of Marine Corps Strike Fighter Squadron 232 (FA-18A+), “Black Ravens” of Electronic Warfare Squadron 135 (EA-6B), “Providers” of Carrier Logistics Support Squadron 30 (VRC-30 Det. 3, C-2A) and the “Indians” of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 6 (HS-6, SH-60F/HH-60H).

 

Nimitz CSG, commanded by Rear Adm. Terry Blake, is comprised of Commander, Carrier Strike Group (CCG) 11, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 and Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 23. It includes the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Nimitz; guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG-59); guided-missile destroyers USS Higgins (DDG-76), USS Chafee (DDG-90), USS John Paul Jones (DDG-53), and USS Pinckney (DDG-91); two detachments from the Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 49 “Scorpions,” (HSL) 37 “Easy Riders”; and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 11, Det. 15.

USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) – 7th (14th Indian Ocean in thye Bay of Bengal)

(18th Forward Deployed)

37th WestPac Tasman Sea

Coral Sea, South China Sea

TS 07

VS 07

M 07-2

CVW-5

NF

23 May 2007

21 Sep 2007

WestPac

40th FWFD

Summer Underway Period - Sea Trials and pilot refresher training, known as Carrier Qualifications, Talisman Saber (TS) 07 Field Training Exercise (FTX), under Task Force 70 command conducted their part of the exercise in the Northeast Australia Maritime Training Area near Rockhampton, Australia in cooperation and coordination with environmental authorities, a robust mandatory training program was developed to ensure compliance with strict environmental standards, and Exercise Valiant Shield 2007,” a joint eight-day exercise that included 30 ships from three carrier strike groups with USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) and USS Nimitz (CVN-68), as well as forces from other services off the coast of Guam, involving about 30 ships, 280 aircraft and 22,000 Airmen, Sailors, Soldiers and Marines who worked together to build their joint combat skills testing the military’s ability to rapidly bring together joint forces in response to any regional contingency, extending operations into the Indian Ocean’s Bay of Bengal in support of Exercise "Malabar 07-2," a six-day exercise in the Indian Ocean’s Bay of Bengal, involving more than 20,000 personnel on 28 ships and 150 aircraft from the United States Navy, Indian Navy, Royal Australian Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, and the Republic of Singapore Navy.

 

Ports of call included: Guam twice; Sydney and Brisbane, Australia; Port Klang, Malaysia, near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

 

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.

 

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.

 

USS Kitty Hawk (CVA-63) Strike Group is commanded by Rear Adm. Rick Wren and is comprised of CVW 5, the guided-missile Aegis cruisers USS Cowpens (CG-63) and USS Shiloh (CG-67) and ships of Destroyer Squadron 15 is comprised of the guided-missile destroyers USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG-54); USS Stethem (DDG-63) and USS Lassen (DDG-82). 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. Also participating in TS07, but under CTF 70 control, is USS Lake Erie (CG-70), homeported in Pearl Harbor.It is the Navy’s largest carrier strike group and the only one that is permanently forward deployed. The ships operate out of Yokosuka, Japan, and the air wing operates out of Atsugi, Japan. Together they comprise the combatant force of U.S. 7th Fleet.

USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) – 7th

(19th Forward Deployed)

38th WestPac South China Sea

CVW-5

NF

21 Oct 2007

27 Nov 2007

WestPac

41st FWFD

Fall Underway Period

9th Keen Sword and Annualex 19G

 

Ports of call included: Muroran, Japan.

 

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.

 

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 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.

 

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.

USS Harry S. Truman       (CVN-75)  – U. S. Fleet Forces Command, 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).

Ref. U. S. Navy Deployment History Resources

 

            

 2008 EAST and WEST COAST DEPLOYMENTS - Includes Florida

 

2008 U.S. Atlantic (Second & Sixth Fleets) U.S. Pacific Fleet (Third and Seventh Fleets) and the US Naval Forces Central Command and 5th Fleet Aircraft Carrier Deployments Includes Yokosuka, Japan (NAF Atsugi, Japan) Red Sea, Arabian Sea and Persian Gulf (Arabian Gulf), North Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean, Eastern and Western Pacific Oceans, while both east and west coast deployments often operated under the direction of the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command and 5th Fleet, participating in Maritime Security Operations (MSO), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), operating under operational control of the US Naval Forces Central Command and 5th Fleet, with the Commander, 7th Fleet, serving as naval component commander for Central Command.

 

The US Navy's 2007 Pacific Fleet and Seventh Fleet Aircraft Carriers deployments and Carriers from both West and East coast, resulted in one CVN extending into 2008 operating under the direction of the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command participating in 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 continues, beginning on 20 March 2003 with the firing of Tomahawk missiles from U.S. ships in the Arabian Gulf and Red Sea and Operation Southern Watch, operating under operational control of the US Naval Forces Central Command and 5th Fleet, with the Commander, operating under operational control of the US Naval Forces Central Command and 5th Fleet, with the Commander, 7th Fleet, serving as naval component commander for Central Command are as follows:

 

AIRCRAFT CARRIER

DEP

AIR WING

T.C.

DEPART

RETURN

Days at  Sea

USS Harry S. Truman       (CVN-75)  – U. S. Fleet Forces Command, 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).

Ref. U. S. Navy Deployment History Resources

 

2008 U.S. Atlantic (Second & Sixth Fleets) U.S. Pacific Fleet (Third and Seventh Fleets) and the US Naval Forces Central Command and 5th Fleet Aircraft Carrier Deployments with east coast carriers participating in Maritime Security Operations (MSO), Operation Steel Curtain (OSC) and 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 continues, beginning on 20 March 2003 with the firing of Tomahawk missiles from U.S. ships in the Arabian Gulf and Red Sea and Operation Southern Watch, operating under operational control of the US Naval Forces Central Command and 5th Fleet, with the Commander, 7th Fleet, serving as naval component commander for Central Command are as follows:

 

AIRCRAFT CARRIER

DEP

AIR WING

T.C.

DEPART

RETURN

Days at  Sea

USS Nimitz (CVN-68) – 7th

9th WestPac

 

CVW-11

NH

24 Jan 2008

3 Jun 2008

WestPac

21st FWFD

132-days

Expeditionary Strike Force (ESF) exercise and Exercise Key Resolve/Foal Eagle 2008.

 

Ports of call included: Pearl Harbor, Hi., Sasebo, Japan; Pusan, Republic of South Korea; Hong Kong and Apra Harbor, Guam

 

Squadrons: VFA-41, FA-18F; VFA-14, FA-18E; VMFA-232, FA-18A+; VFA-81, FA-18C; VAQ-135, EA-6B; VAW-117, E-2C Hawkeye 2000 NP; HS-6, SH-60F/HH-60H and VRC-30 Det. 3, C-2A.

 

Nimitz is the flagship for Commander, Carrier Strike Group 11. Commanded by Rear Adm. Terry Blake, Nimitz CSG also includes embarked Destroyer Squadron 23 with guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG-59), guided-missile destroyers USS John Paul Jones (DDG-53), USS Higgins (DDG-76), USS Chafee (DDG-90) and USS Pinckney (DDG-91) as well as the “Scorpions” of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 49, “Easy Riders” of HSL-37 and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 11, Det. 3.

 

Also accompanying the Nimitz CSG are Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 11 and the USNS Bridge (T-AOE-10). Nimitz CSG, commanded by Rear Adm. John W. Miller, is comprised of and is comprised of USS Nimitz, embarked Carrier Air Wing 11, embarked Destroyer Squadron 23, and the Ticonderoga-class cruiser USS Chosin (CG-65). Ships assigned to Destroyer Squadron 23 include the destroyers USS Pinckney (DDG-91), USS Sampson (DDG-102) and the frigate USS Rentz (FFG-46).

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72)Pacific Fleet, 7th, 5th  & Central Command       (7th Arabian

/ Persian Gulf dep. with two cruises to the Persian Gulf)

(2nd North Arabian Sea))

9th WestPac 9h IO

1st OIF

1st MSO

2nd OEF

CVW-2

NE

13 Mar 2008

12 Oct 2008

Western Pacific

Middle East

2nd Iraq, Afghanistan War & Maritime Security Operations

Persian Gulf

11th FWFD

214-days

Passing Exercise (PASSEX) while underway near Singapore with the Republic of Singapore Navy, Exercise Khunjar Haad, consisting of air defense, surface, visit, board, search and seizure and joint gunnery exercises, which focused on joint interoperability training and proficiency, a four-day multinational exercise, 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, 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, on her second North Arabian Sea in support of 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: Naval Air Station, North Island (NASNI), San Diego, California twice; Naval Station, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii twice; Changi Naval Base, Singapore; Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates and Laem Chabang - Pattaya, Thailand.

 

“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 Antisubmarine Squadron (HS) 2 “Golden Falcons” and Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (Light) (HSL) 47 “Saberhawks” (Ref. 76).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) Strike Group includes the Abraham Lincoln, Commanding Officer Capt. Patrick Hall, Rear Adm. Scott Van Buskirk, Commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9, relieved by Rear Adm. Scott Swift on 9 October  2008. Carrier Air Wing TWO,  Capt. John Aquilino and Commander, Destroyer Squadron NINE, Captain James T. Loeblein directs Squadron Ships for the conduct of sustained naval operations and serves as Sea Combat Commander within its assigned Carrier Strike Group to include: USS Curts (FFG-38), guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG-53), USS Ingraham (FFG-61), USS Shoup (DDG-86), USS Ford (FFG-54), USS Momsen (DDG-92), USS Rodney M. Davis and USS Russell (DDG-59)” (Ref. Story Number: NNS081010-14 - Release Date: 10/10/2008 12:17:00 PM - By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class (SW) Ahron Arendes, USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs - NORTH ISLAND, Calif. (NNS)). http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=40257

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 Ronald Reagan (CVN-76)

Pacific Fleet, 7th, 5th & Central Command (1st North Arabian Sea) (3rd & 4th Arabian Sea voyage))

3rd WestPac

EastPac

USWEX

South & East China Sea

WestPac

Java Sea

2nd IO

North Arabian Sea

2nd OEF

1st MSO

Indian Ocean

WestPac

Pac

CVW-14

NK

19 May 2008

25 Nov 2008

Western Pacific Middle East

Afghanistan War &

Maritime Security Operations

Persian Gulf

4th FWFD

191-days

An undersea warfare exercise (USWEX) in the waters of the Hawaiian operating area, off the coast of Panay Island in the Sulu Sea to providing humanitarian assistance and disaster response in the wake of Typhoon Fengshen, Ronald Reagan CSG assumed the duties as CTF-50, and relieved the Abraham Lincoln CSG, 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 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.

 

Ports of call: Off the coast of Hawaii; Hong Kong; off coast of Panay Island in the Sulu Sea;Apra Harbor, Guam; Busan, Republic of Korea; Sasebo, Japan; Port Kelang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; port visit in the Middle East; Port Kelang, Malaysia and Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

 

The squadrons of CVW-14 include the "Redcocks" of VFA-22, "Fist of the Fleet" of VFA-25, "Stingers" of VFA-113, "Eagles" of VFA-115, "Black Eagles" of Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 113, "Cougars" of Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron (VAQ) 139, C-2A Greyhound aircraft from "Providers" of Carrier Logistics Support (VRC) 30 and the "Black Knights" of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 4.

 

In addition, HH-60H and SH-60F Seahawk helicopters from Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 4, are embarked aboard Ronald Reagan, SH-60B Seahawk helicopters from Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (Light) 43, embarked aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Howard (DDG-83), and Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (Light) 37, are embarked aboard the guided-missile frigate USS Thach (FFG-43).

 

The Ronald Reagan Strike Group is comprised of Commander, Carrier Strike Group 7 (CCG 7), Rear Adm. James P. Wisecup, CVW-14, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 7, the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), the guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG-62), the guided-missile destroyers USS Decatur (DDG-73), USS Gridley (DDG-101), USS Howard (DDG-83) and the guided missile frigate USS Thach (FFG-43) and the fast combat support ship USNS Rainier (TAOE-7).


The strike group flagship, the Nimitz-class nuclear aircraft carrier
USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), the guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG-62), the guided-missile destroyers USS Gridley (DDG-101) and USS Howard (DDG-83) arrived to meet thousands of family members waiting on the pier.

The guided missile destroyer USS
Decatur (DDG-73) and the guided missile frigate USS Thach (FFG-43) remain deployed. The two ships remained in the 5th Fleet AOR for a few extra weeks to provide Maritime Security Operations (MSO), but should arrive next month.

USS George Washington (CVN-73) – 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 George Washington (CVN-73) – – 7th (1st Forward-deployed)

1st WestPac

Sea of Japan

CVW-5

NF

1 Oct 2008

21 Nov 2008

WestPac                12th FWFD

52-days

International Fleet Review celebrating the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the armed forces of the Republic of Korea (ROK) and bilateral exercise with the Japan Maritime and Air Self-Defense Forces (JMSDF and JASDF) and ANNUALEX 20G, the 20th annual exercise of its kind designed to enhance the capabilities of both naval forces, for continued success in coordinated and bilateral operations in the defense of Japan, enhancing military-to-military relationships, improving command and control, and conducting coordinated air, undersea and surface warfare.

 

Ports of call include: anchored off Busan, Republic of Korea (ROK) twice and Apra Harbor, Guam.

 

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 GW CSG is commanded by Rear Adm. Richard B. Wren embarked on the flagship USS George Washington (CVN-73) and includes Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, Destroyer Squadron 15, USS Shiloh (CG-67) and USS Cowpens (CG063). Operating out of Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Yokosuka, USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG-54), USS John S. McCain (DDG-56), USS Stethem (DDG-63), and USS Mustin (DDG-89) will join GW’s task force.

Persian Gulf, arm of the Arabian Sea, 90,000 sq mi (233,100 sq km), between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran, extends c.600 mi (970 km) from the Shatt al Arab delta to the Strait of Hormuz, which links it with the Gulf of Oman

Ref. U. S. Navy Deployment History Resources

 

2009 EAST and WEST COAST DEPLOYMENTS - Includes Florida

 

2009 U.S. Atlantic (Second & Sixth Fleets) U.S. Pacific Fleet (Third and Seventh Fleets) and the US Naval Forces Central Command and 5th Fleet Aircraft Carrier Deployments – Includes Yokosuka, Japan (NAF Atsugi, Japan) Red Sea, Arabian Sea and Persian Gulf (Arabian Gulf), North Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean, Eastern and Western Pacific Oceans, while both east and west coast deployments often operated under the direction of the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command and 5th Fleet, participating in Maritime Security Operations (MSO), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), operating under operational control of the US Naval Forces Central Command and 5th Fleet, with the Commander, 7th Fleet, serving as naval component commander for Central Command.

 

The U.S. Navy's 2008 Pacific Fleet and Seventh Fleet Aircraft Carriers deployments and Carriers from both West and East coast, resulted in one CVN extending into 2009 operating under the direction of the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command participating in Maritime Security Operations (MSO), 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 continues, beginning on 20 March 2003 with the firing of Tomahawk missiles from U.S. ships in the Arabian Gulf and Red Sea and 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, with the Commander, 7th Fleet, serving as naval component commander for Central Command are as follows:

 

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

(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, 4th Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), the "military response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, commencing on 7 October 2001, 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).

Ref. U. S. Navy Deployment History Resources

 

2009 U.S. Pacific Fleet (Third and Seventh Fleet), the US Naval Forces Central Command and 5th Fleet Aircraft Carrier Deployments with east coast carriers participating in Maritime Security Operations (MSO), 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 continues, beginning on 20 March 2003 with the firing of Tomahawk missiles from U.S. ships in the Arabian Gulf and Red Sea and 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, with the Commander, 7th Fleet, serving as naval component commander for Central Command are as follows:

 

AIRCRAFT CARRIER

DEP

AIR WING

T.C.

DEPART

RETURN

Days at  Sea

USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74)

5th  WestPac

off the coast of O'ahu, Hawaii

NE 2009

2nd MSO

CVW-9

NG

13 Jan  2009

10 Jul 2009

WestPac

6th FWFD

179-Days

ASW [anti-submarine warfare] (USWEX) with the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force, annual Exercise Foal Eagle with the Republic of Korea Navy and in Alaska's premier joint training exercise "Northern Edge 2009" in the Gulf of Alaska operating with the 3rd and 7th Fleet and  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.

 

Ports of call: San Diego, California; Hong Kong; Sasebo, Japan; Busan, Republic of Korea; Laem Chabang, Thailand; Changi Naval Base, Singapore; Pearl Harbor, Hawaii twice; Everett and San Diego, California.

 

The squadrons of CVW-9 include the VFA-154, Black Knights (FA-18F); VMFA-323, Death Rattlers (FA-18C(N)); VFA-146, Blue Diamonds (FA-18C); VFA-147, Argonauts (FA-18E); VAQ-138, Yellowjackets (EA-6B (*1)); VAW-112, Golden Hawks (E-2C Hawkeye 2000 NP); HSC-8, Eightballers (MH-60S); HSM-71, Raptors (MH-60R) and VRC-30 DET.4, Providers (C-2A). (*1) VAQ-138 will begin the transition to EA-18G in March 2010 and, transition is expected to be completed in the fall of 2010.

 

John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group (JCSCSG) consist of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9, USS Antietam (CG-54), USS Preble (DDG-88), USS Kidd (DDG-100) and the staffs of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 21, and Commander Rear Adm. Mark Vance, serving as Commander Carrier Strike Group Three (CCSG 3).

USS

Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) - U. S. Fleet Forces Command, 6th, 5th, Central Command       (3rd North Arabian Sea dep. and 7th & 8th cruise to the Persian Gulf for port visits)

Lant

12th Med

13th Suez Canal

2nd OEF

2nd MSO

14th Suez Canal

Med

Lant

CVW-7

AG

21 Feb 2009

30 Jul 2009

Europe

Middle East

Afghanistan War & Maritime Security Operations

Persian Gulf

160-days

Ship’s 20th FWFD

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, 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) and Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) and crisis response development, 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.

 

The squadrons of CVW-7 include the "Pukin' Dogs" of VFA-143 (FA-18E); "Jolly Rogers" of VFA-103  (FA-18F);  "Rampagers" of VFA-83 (FA-18C(N)); "Wildcats " of VFA-131 (FA-18C(N)); Bluetails" of Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 121 (E-2C Hawkeye 2000 NP); "Patriots" of Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron (VAQ) 140 ();  "Rawhides" of Carrier Logistics Support (VRC) 40  DET.2 (C-2A NP); and the "Nightdippers" of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 5 (SH-60F/HH-60H).

 

“Dwight D. Eisenhower Strike Group 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).

USS George Washington (CVN-73) - 7th forward deployed

Sea of Japan

CVW-5

NF

6 May 2009

12 May 2009

Training

7-days

Sea Trials and Carrier Qualifications

 

CVW 5 includes four F/A-18 Strike Fighter squadrons (VFA): the "Royal Maces" of VFA-27 (FA-18E); the "Diamondbacks of VFA-102 (FA-18F); the "Eagles" of VFA-115 (FA-18E) and the "Dambusters" of VFA-195 (FA-18C(N)). It also features Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 115 "Liberty Bells" (E-2C Hawkeye 2000 NP); Carrier Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron (VAQ) 136 "Gauntlets" (EA-6B); Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron (HS) 14 "Chargers" (SH-60F/HH-60H); as well as detachments from Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 30 DET.5 "Providers" (C-2A) and Light Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HSL) 51 DET.3 "Warlords" (SH-60B).

 

Commanded by Capt. David A. Lausman, George Washington is the flagship of George Washington Carrier Strike Group, Task Force 70, Task Force 75 and Carrier Strike Group Five (formerly CarGru 5), commanded by Rear Adm. Kevin Donegan and comprised of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5; Destroyer Squadron 15 and the guided missile cruisers USS Shiloh (CG-67) and USS Cowpens (CG-63)

USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) - U. S. Fleet Forces Command,

WLant

 

 

18 May 2009

21 May 2009

Training Operations

4-days

Off-loaded ammunition off the coast of Virginia

(TR Sailors work together to complete safe ammo off-load)

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.

 

USS George Washington (CVN-73) - 7th forward deployed

Sea of Japan Westpac

CVW-5

NF

20 May 2009

5 June 2009

Training

17-days

Combat Operations Efficiency (COE) evaluation

 

CVW 5 includes four F/A-18 Strike Fighter squadrons (VFA): the "Royal Maces" of VFA-27 (FA-18E); the "Diamondbacks of VFA-102 (FA-18F); the "Eagles" of VFA-115 (FA-18E) and the "Dambusters" of VFA-195 (FA-18C(N)). It also features Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 115 "Liberty Bells" (E-2C Hawkeye 2000 NP); Carrier Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron (VAQ) 136 "Gauntlets" (EA-6B); Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron (HS) 14 "Chargers" (SH-60F/HH-60H); as well as detachments from Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 30 DET.5 "Providers" (C-2A) and Light Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HSL) 51 DET.3 "Warlords" (SH-60B).

 

George Washington is the flagship of George Washington Carrier Strike Group, Task Force 70, Task Force 75 and Carrier Strike Group Five (formerly CarGru 5), commanded by commanded by Rear Adm. Kevin M. Donegan and comprised of CVW 5, Destroyer Squadron 15 and guided missile cruisers USS Shiloh (CG-67) and USS Cowpens (CG-63).

 

CVW 5, commanded by Capt. Michael S. White, has operated from Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Japan, since 1973, and is the Navy's only forward-deployed, co-located air wing. CVW 5 has called George Washington home since the aircraft carrier's arrival in Japan last September when it replaced the recently decommissioned USS Kitty Hawk as (CV-63) the Navy's only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier.

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - 7th, 5th & Central Command (2nd North Arabian Sea & one voy. to the Persian Gulf for a port visit to U.A.E. (5th, & 6h Arabian Sea voyage))

4th WestPac

Philippine Sea Strait of Malacca
3
rd IO

North Arabian Sea

3rd OEF

2nd MSO

Indian Ocean

CVW-14

NK

28 May 2009

21 Oct 2009

Western Pacific Middle East

Afghanistan War &

Maritime Security Operations

Persian Gulf

5th FWFD

147-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 and 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.

 

Ports of call: Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; Changi Naval Base, Singapore; Jebel Ali, UAE;  Phuket, Thailand and Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

 

The squadrons of CVW-14 include the "Redcocks" of VFA-22, "Fist of the Fleet" of VFA-25 "Stingers" of VFA-113, "Eagles" of VFA-115, "Black Eagles" of Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 113, "Cougars" of Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron (VAQ) 139, "Providers" of Carrier Logistics Support (VRC) 30 and the "Black Knights" of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 4.

 

The Ronald Reagan Strike Group is comprised of Rear Adm. Scott Hebner, Commander, Carrier Strike Group Seven (CCSG 7), CVW-14, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 7 (CDS 7) the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), the guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG-62), which include the guided-missile destroyers USS Decatur (DDG-73), USS Howard (DDG-83) and USS Gridley (DDG-101), and the guided missile frigate USS Thach (FFG-43). A detachment from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 11 will also be embarked aboard the carrier.

USS George Washington (CVN-73) - 7th forward deployed

2nd WestPac

CVW-5

NF

10 Jun 2009

3 Sep 2009

WestPac

165-days 

Ship’s 13th FWFD

Summer Underway Period

 

Exercise Talisman Saber 2009 (TS09), a biennial exercise hosted by the Australian Defense Force, is designed to enhance combat readiness while maintaining the highest levels of interoperability between U.S. and Australian forces, Tailored-Final Evaluation Problem (T-FEP) and transited Manado Bay during the Indonesia International Fleet Review in commemoration of the 64th anniversary of Indonesian independence

 

Ports of call: anchored off the coast of Fremantle, Australia; Changi Naval Base; Singapore and Manila, Philippines; transiting Manado Bay during the Indonesia International Fleet Review in commemoration of the 64th anniversary of Indonesian independence.

 

CVW 5 includes four F/A-18 Strike Fighter squadrons (VFA): the "Royal Maces" of VFA-27 (FA-18E); the "Diamondbacks of VFA-102 (FA-18F); the "Eagles" of VFA-115 (FA-18E) and the "Dambusters" of VFA-195 (FA-18C(N)). It also features Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 115 "Liberty Bells" (E-2C Hawkeye 2000 NP); Carrier Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron (VAQ) 136 "Gauntlets" (EA-6B); Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron (HS) 14 "Chargers" (SH-60F/HH-60H); as well as detachments from Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 30 DET.5 "Providers" (C-2A) and Light Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HSL) 51 DET.3 "Warlords" (SH-60B).

 

George Washington is the flagship of George Washington Carrier Strike Group, Task Force 70, Task Force 75 and Carrier Strike Group Five (formerly CarGru 5), commanded by Rear Adm. Kevin M. Donegan and comprised of CVW 5, Destroyer Squadron 15 and guided missile cruisers USS Shiloh (CG-67) and USS Cowpens (CG-63).

 

Commanded by Rear Adm. Kevin Donegan, the George Washington Carrier Strike Group with more than 5,000 Sailors, is also comprised of 7th Fleet's Forward Deployed Naval Forces veterans: Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5; Destroyer Squadron 15 and the guided-missile cruisers USS Shiloh (CG-67) and USS Cowpens (CG-63).

USS Nimitz (CVN-68) - 3rd  & 7th

North Arabian Sea

10th WestPac

South China Sea

Strait of Malacca x 2

10th IO 

CVW-11

NK

31 July 2009

26 Mar 2010

Middle East            Afghanistan War

22nd FWFD              239-days

4th Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and 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 included: Yokosuka, Japan; Changi Naval Base, Singapore; Khalifa Bin Salman Port, Bahrain; port visit in the Middle East; Bay of Bengal; the island of Phuket, Thailand; Port Klang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Hong Kong and Bremerton, Wash.

 

Nimitz CSG relieved Ronald Reagan CSG as CTF-50 and launched the first sorties in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan; relieved by the Eisenhower CSG as CTF-50. CVW-11 flying more than 2,600 combat sorties and 15,296 cumulative flight hours in support of OEF.

 

“Squadrons from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 include the "Black Aces" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 41 (FA-18F); the "Tophatters" of VFA 14 (FA-18E); the "Warhawks" of VFA 97 (FA-18C(N)); the "Sidewinders" of VFA 86 (FA-18C(N)); the "Indians" of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 6, (*1), (SH-60F/HH-60H); the "Black Ravens" of Electronic Attack Squadron 135 (VAQ-135, EA-6B); the "Providers" of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 30 (VRC-30 Det. 3, C-2A) and the "Wallbangers" of Carrier Airborne Command and Control Squadron 117 (E-2C Hawkeye 2000 NP).

 

Nimitz Carrier Strike Group (CSG), Commanded by Rear Adm. John W. Miller, is comprised of USS Nimitz (CVN-68), the Ticonderoga-class cruiser USS Chosin (CG-65) from Commander, Naval Surface Group, Mid-Pacific and the Perry-class frigate USS Rentz (FFG-46) from DESRON 1; USS Pinckney (DDG-91) and USS Sampson (DDG-102) of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 23; USS Rentz (FFG-46) from DESRON 1 and USNS Bridge (T-AOE-10) embarking the "Wildcards" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 23 also accompany Nimitz CSG. Detachments from the "Easy Riders" of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 37, the "Battle Cats" of HSL 43, the "Wolfpack" of HSL 45, the "Scorpions" of HSL 49. Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 11.

USS George Washington (CVN-73) -7th forward deployed

Sea of Japan

 

 

5 Sep 2009

 

Family Day

1-day

Family and Guest Day Cruise

USS George Washington (CVN-73) -7th forward deployed

3rd WestPac

CVW-5

NF

6 Oct 2009

23 Nov 2009

WestPac

49-days

Ship’s 14th FWFD

Fall Underway Period

 

Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and ANNUALEX 2009, Bilateral Exercise with ROK Navy, George Washington Carrier Strike Group (GW CSG) and Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) participated in ANNUALEX 21G.

 

Port of call: Victoria Harbor, Hong Kong.

 

CVW 5 includes four F/A-18 Strike Fighter squadrons (VFA): the "Royal Maces" of VFA-27 (FA-18E); the "Diamondbacks of VFA-102 (FA-18F); the "Eagles" of VFA-115 (FA-18E) and the "Dambusters" of VFA-195 (FA-18C(N)). It also features Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 115 "Liberty Bells" (E-2C Hawkeye 2000 NP); Carrier Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron (VAQ) 136 "Gauntlets" (EA-6B); Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron (HS) 14 "Chargers" (SH-60F/HH-60H); as well as detachments from Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 30 DET.5 "Providers" (C-2A) and Light Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HSL) 51 DET.3 "Warlords" (SH-60B).

 

George Washington is the flagship of George Washington Carrier Strike Group, Task Force 70, Task Force 75 and Carrier Strike Group Five (formerly CarGru 5), commanded by Rear Adm. Kevin M. Donegan and comprised of CVW 5, Destroyer Squadron 15 and guided missile cruisers USS Shiloh (CG-67) and USS Cowpens (CG-63).

Persian Gulf, arm of the Arabian Sea, 90,000 sq mi (233,100 sq km), between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran, extends c.600 mi (970 km) from the Shatt al Arab delta to the Strait of Hormuz, which links it with the Gulf of Oman

Ref. U. S. Navy Deployment History Resources

 

War in Iraq will be called 'Operation New Dawn' to reflect reduced U.S. role

“The Obama administration has decided to give the war in Iraq a new name -- "Operation New Dawn" -- to reflect the reduced role U.S. troops will play in securing the country this year as troop levels fall, according to a memo from Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates. Since U.S. forces charged across the Kuwaiti border toward Baghdad in 2003, the war has been known as Operation Iraqi Freedom. The new name is scheduled to take effect in September, when U.S. troop levels are supposed to drop to about 50,000. The change is intended to send a message that the U.S. military's combat role in Iraq is rapidly drawing to a close. In the Feb. 17 memo, Gates wrote to Gen. David H. Petraeus, the top commander for the region, that the name change seeks to "recognize our evolving relationship with the Government of Iraq." Such name changes are not unusual. The name of the 1991 Persian Gulf War changed as the mission changed, from Operation Desert Shield to Operation Desert Storm and then finally to Operation Southern Watch and Operation Northern Watch. The name change for the current conflict was first reported by ABC News, which posted the memo on its Web site. A Pentagon spokesman confirmed the decision” (Ref. By Greg Jaffe - Friday, February 19, 2010, Associated Press).

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/02/18/AR2010021805888.html

 

Aircraft Carriers have operated in Seas and Oceans to include the bodies of water in the AtlanticMediterranean Sea, Red Sea, Arabian Sea and Persian Gulf (Arabian Gulf North Arabian Sea), Indian Ocean, Eastern and Western Pacific Oceans, while both east and west coast deployments often operated under the direction of the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command and US Naval Forces Central Command and 5th Fleet,  participating in Maritime Security Operations (MSO), 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 to 2011,  with the firing of Tomahawk missiles from U.S. ships in the Arabian Gulf and Red Sea, operating under operational control of the US Naval Forces Central Command and 5th Fleet, 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, headquartered in Manama, Bahrain in July 1995, moving ashore in Bahrain in 1993, while their former head quarters, USS LA SALLE departed for overhaul and reassignment, and the 5th Fleet, reactivated with operational control of the Persian Gulf, Red Sea, and Arabian Sea, while U.S. Naval Forces Central Command operational control extends to the Indian Ocean following the war with Iraq (Operation Desert Storm), with the Commander, 7th Fleet, serving as naval component commander for Central Command, with the beginning of Operation Southern Watch commencing 26 August 1992, (when President George H. W. Bush announced that the United States and its allies had informed Iraq that in 24 hours Allied aircraft would fly surveillance missions in southern Iraq and were prepared to shoot down any Iraqi aircraft flying south of the 32nd parallel, while President George Bush declared Kuwait had been liberated at 9 p.m. EST 27 February 1992, flight operations ending at midnight), with Operation Desert Storm commencing in the early morning hours of 17 January 1991 until 27 February 1992, when President George Bush declared Kuwait had been liberated and Operation Desert Storm would end at midnight) and Operation Desert Shield commencing 2 August 1990 (Iraqi occupation of Kuwait).

  

“Beginning in December 1995, US and allied nations deployed peacekeeping forces to Bosnia in support of Operation Joint Endeavor. Task Force Eagle, comprised of 20,000 American soldiers, is implementing the military elements of the Dayton Peace Accords in support of Operation Joint Endeavor. This operation marked the first commitment of forces in NATO's history as well as the first time since World War II that American and Russian soldiers have shared a common mission. Today, thousands of people are alive in Bosnia because of these soldiers' service.

 

In the first three months of Operation Joint Endeavor operations, Air Force mobility forces flew 3,000 missions, carried over 15,600 troops and delivered more than 30,100 short tons of cargo. These statistics reflect the presence of the C-17, which was systematically employed in a major contingency for the first time. The limited airfield at Tuzla, was the major port of debarkation in Bosnia-Herzegovina. During the first critical month of operations, the C-17 flew slightly more than 20 percent of the missions into Tuzla but delivered over 50 percent of the cargo” (Ref. 456).

 

War in Iraq will be called 'Operation New Dawn' to reflect reduced U.S. role

 

“The Obama administration has decided to give the war in Iraq a new name -- "Operation New Dawn" -- to reflect the reduced role U.S. troops will play in securing the country this year as troop levels fall, according to a memo from Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates. Since U.S. forces charged across the Kuwaiti border toward Baghdad in 2003, the war has been known as Operation Iraqi Freedom. The new name is scheduled to take effect in September, when U.S. troop levels are supposed to drop to about 50,000. The change is intended to send a message that the U.S. military's combat role in Iraq is rapidly drawing to a close. In the Feb. 17 memo, Gates wrote to Gen. David H. Petraeus, the top commander for the region, that the name change seeks to "recognize our evolving relationship with the Government of Iraq." Such name changes are not unusual. The name of the 1991 Persian Gulf War changed as the mission changed, from Operation Desert Shield to Operation Desert Storm and then finally to Operation Southern Watch and Operation Northern Watch. The name change for the current conflict was first reported by ABC News, which posted the memo on its Web site. A Pentagon spokesman confirmed the decision” (Ref. By Greg Jaffe - Friday, February 19, 2010, Associated Press).

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/02/18/AR2010021805888.html

 

As a forward deployed carrier, aircraft carrier deployments during the seasons of each year referred to as Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter underway periods while in some cases refereed to as a “WestPac” or Arabian/Persian Gulf deployments, which become Foreign Water fleet deployments when the carrier visits foreign ports or operate for extended periods out side waters of Japan for a month or longer.

 

 

 

 

U. S. Aircraft Carrier Deployment History

FWFD’s from 2000 to Present

Part I - 2000 to 2001 FWFD’s

Part II - 2002 to 2004 FWFD’s

Part III - 2005 to 2007 FWFD’s

Part IV - 2008 to 2009 FWFD’s

Part V - 2010 FWFD’s

Part VI - 2011 FWFD’s

Part VII - 2012 to 2013 FWFD’s

Part VIII - 2014 to 2017 FWFD’s

U. S. Aircraft Carrier Deployment History

FWFD’s from 2000 to Present

Part IV - 2008 to 2009 FWFD’s

 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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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) -

 

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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) -

 

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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

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