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

 

 

2005 EAST and WEST COAST DEPLOYMENTS - Includes Florida

 

2005 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 2004 Pacific Fleet and Seventh Fleet Aircraft Carriers deployments and Carriers from both West and East coast, resulted in two CVNs extending into 2005 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, 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) – 2nd & 6th, 5th & Central Command

(2nd Arabian /Persian Gulf dep.) (3rd & 4th Red Sea & Gulf of Aden)

NorLant

4th Med           3rd Suez Canal

2nd OIF

2nd EAG

4th Suez Canal Med

NorLant

CVW-3

AC

13 Oct 2004

18 Apr 2005

Europe

Middle East

2nd Iraq War

Persian Gulf

5th FWFD

188-days

 

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, 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 Exercise Arabian Gauntlet 2005, with Navy personnel from 13 countries coordinated aboard  USS Duluth (LPD-6) in Manama, Bahrain, with more than 30,000 people and 19 ships from the United States, Iraq, Pakistan and other coalition and regional allies are using the latest in tactical detection and deterrent measures designed to improve and sharpen Maritime Security Operations (MSO). “Arabian Gauntlet is a multilateral surface, air and mine countermeasure exercise designed to practice maritime security operations with our coalition partners and allies in the region,” said Capt. Hank Miranda, commodore, Destroyer Squadron 50.

 

Ports of call included: Portsmouth, England.

 

CVW-3 Squadrons: VF-32 (*1), F-14B; VMFA-115, FA-18A+; VFA-37, FA-18C(N); VFA-105, FA-18C(N); VAQ-130, EA-6B; VAW-126, E-2C; HS-7, SH-60F / HH-60H; VS-22, S-3B and VRC-40 Det. 1, C-2A.

 

HSTCSG comprises of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75), Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3, Commander, Cruiser Destroyer Group (CCDG) 2 and Commander, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 26 staffs, guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG-61), guided-missile destroyers USS Mason (DDG-87) and USS Barry (DDG-52), USNS Arctic (T-AOE-8) and attack submarine USS Albuquerque (SSN-706).

USS Abraham Lincoln    (CVN-72) Pacific Fleet & 7th

7th WestPac

PASSEX

SCS

Java Sea

OUA

Andaman Sea

7th IO

CVW-2

NE

15 Oct 2004

4 Mar 2005

Western Pacific

9th FWFD

138-days

PASSEX and Operation Unified Assistance in support of Tsunami Relief Efforts due to the tsunami in Sumatra, Indonesia.

 

Ports of call: Aceh Province, Sumatra, Indonesia; Changi Naval Base, Singapore; Naval Station, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and Naval Air Station, North Island (NASNI), San Diego, California twice.

 

Squadrons: VFA-2, FA-18F; VFA-137, FA-18E; VFA-151, FA-18C (N); VFA-82, FA-18C (N); VAQ-131, EA-6B; VAW-116, E-2C Hawkeye 2000; HS-2, SH-60F / HH-60H; HSL-47 Det., SH-60B; and VRC-30 Det. 2, C-2A. F/A-18 Hornet, EA-6B Prowler, S-3 Viking, E-2C Hawkeye, SH-60 Seahawk and C-2A Greyhound.

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) CSG consists of the guided-missile cruisers USS Shiloh (CG-67); guided-missile destroyers USS Benfold (DDG-65), both homeported in San Diego. Other ships include Everett, Wash.-based destroyer USS Shoup (DDG-86); and Bremerton, Wash.-based fast combat support ship USNS Rainier (T-AOE-7) surge deployed as part of the FRP; and attack submarine USS Louisville (SSN-724). Rear Adm. William Crowder, Carrier Strike Group Nine and Cruiser Destroyer Group (CCDG) broke his flag from the carrier, in conjunction with Capt. Jon W. Kaufman, Commander, Destroyer Squadron 9, and Capt. Craig Geron, who led CVW-2 on 18 October 2004(Ref. 76, 377, 378A & 681E).

Ref. U. S. Navy Deployment History Resources

 

2005 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 Carl Vinson         (CVN-70) –               Pacific Fleet, 7th, 5th & Central Command  (5th Arabian

/ Persian Gulf dep. & 5th Arabian Sea & 3rd North Arabian Sea  dep.)

10th WestPac JTFEX

10th Indian Ocean

1st MSO

2nd OIF

1st Suez Canal

1st Med

CVW-9

NG

13 Jan 2005

31 Jul 2005

East Coast Transit

2nd World Cruise

Middle East

2nd Iraq War

Persian Gulf

15th FWFD

200-days

World Cruise and Home Port Transfer to the East Coast for Refueling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH) at Northrop Grumman's Newport News Shipbuilding

(*1) COMPTUEX (Composite Training Unit Exercise) and JTFEX  (Joint Task Force Exercise) off the coast of Calif., her 1st Maritime Security Operations (MSO) to protect offshore infrastructure, including Iraqi oil platforms, which provide a critical source of income for the new Iraqi government and 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, operating under operational control of the US Naval Forces Central Command and 5th Fleet.

 

CVW 9 Squadrons: VFA-154, FA-18F; VMFA-323, FA-18C (N); VFA-146, FA-18C; VFA-147, FA-18C; VAQ-138, EA-6B; VAW-112, E-2C; HS-8, SH-60F / HH-60H; VS-33 (*1), S-3B and VRC-30  Det. 4.

 

(*1) Jan.19 - Jan.30: JTFEX off the Southern California operating area.

(*2) VS-33 disestablished on Jun.30, 2006.

 

Air Wing NINE's homeport is NAS Lemoore, CA.  Commander, Carrier Air Wing NINE is assigned to Carrier Group THREE (CCG-3) as the Air Combat Commander for operations at sea with the USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) Strike Group. The strike arm of Air Wing NINE is comprised of eight squadrons: Blue Diamonds of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 146, the Argonauts of VFA-147, the Black Knights of VFA-154, the Death Rattlers of VMFA-323, the Screwbirds of Sea Control Squadron (VS) 33, the Golden Hawks of Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 112, the Yellow Jackets of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAW) 138, the Providers of Carrier Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 30, and HS-

 

The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group includes Carrier Strike Group 3, Carrier Air Wing 9, Destroyer Squadron 31, the guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG-70), the guided-missile destroyers USS O’Kane (DDG-77) and USS Mustin (DDG-89), the fast combat support ship USS Camden (AOE-2), the attack submarine USS Olympia (SSN-717) and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 11, Detachment 9 deployed with her.


DESRON 31 is homeported in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and includes USS Chafee (DDG-90), USS Chung-Hoon (DDG-93), USS Crommelin (FFG-37), USS Hopper (DDG-70), USS Paul Hamilton (DDG-60), USS Russell (DDG-59), USS Reuben James (FFG-57) and USS O’Kane (DDG-77). Led by Commodore Capt. Pete Gumataotao, the embarked staff is comprised of several surface warfare officers, a naval aviator, a submarine officer and a handful of enlisted Sailors.

USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) – 7th

(13th Forward Deployed)

32nd WestPac Sea of Japan Philippine Sea
East & South China Sea

CVW-5

NF

10 Feb 2005

28 Mar 2005

WestPac

35th FWFD

Winter Underway Period (Seven Weeks), Exercise Foal Eagle ‘05, conducting operational and training exercises to include carrier landing qualifications to provide the pilots with refresher training to ensure currency in their flight qualifications, a joint and combined exercise annual Reception, Staging, Onward Movement and Integration, and Foal Eagle (RSOI/FE) 2005 exercises with Republic of Korea and U.S. forces, and continued training for ship and air wing personnel working on strike leader training and limited air-to-air training proficiency sorties while performing surface surveillance coordination missions to support the exercise.

 

Ports of call included: Hong Kong, China and Busan, Korea.

 

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-18C(N); VFA-192, FA-18C(N); VFA-195, FA-18C(N); VAQ-136, EA-6B; VAW-115, E-2C; HS-14, SH-60F/HH-60H; VS-21, S-3B and VRC-30 Det. 5, C-2A.

 

USS Kitty Hawk (CVA-63) Strike Group Strike Group is the largest carrier strike group in the Navy and is composed of CVW-5; Carrier Group 5; Destroyer Squadron 15 consisting of the guided-missile cruisers USS Chancellorsville (CG-62) and USS Cowpens (CG-63), and Destroyer Squadron 15 comprised of the guided-missile cruiser USS Vincennes (CG-49), guided-missile destroyers USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG-54) and USS John S. McCain (DDG-56), the destroyer USS Cushing (DD-985), and the frigates USS Vandegrift (FFG-48) and USS Gary (FFG-51).

USS Nimitz (CVN-68) –       3rd, 7th, 5th & Central Command

(8th North Arabian Sea & 6th Arabian / Persian Gulf)

7th WestPac

Sea of Japan   South China Sea

Strait of Malacca x 2

8th IO Philippine Sea

CVW-11

NH

7 May 2005

8 Nov 2005

Middle East

Persian Gulf

19th FWFD

183-days

Carrier Strike Group 11 ships, Nimitz, USS Princeton (CG-59), USS Higgins (DDG-76) and USS Chafee (DDG-90) worked with ships of the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force during a recent passing exercise (PASSEX); 1st Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and Malabar 05 the seventh iteration of the annual air, surface and sub-surface exercise with Indian naval forces, 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 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 include: Naval station, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; Apra Harbor, Guam; Port Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; anchored at the Kingdom of Bahrain; Dubai, UAE; Fremantle, Austrailia and nearby Perth, Western Australia and Naval station, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

 

Squadrons: VFA-14 with the F/A-18E Super Hornet; VFA-41 flying the F/A-18F Super Hornet; VFA-94 with the F/A-18A Hornet; VAQ-135 flying the EA-6B Prowler; VAW-117 with the E-2C Hawkeye; and HS-6 flying the SH-60F and HH-60H Seahawk. When deployed, the wing will be augmented with VMFA-232 F/A-18C Hornets and C-2A Greyhounds from VRC-30.

 

Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11, Captain Tom Cropper has evolved to meet the ever-changing mission. Today, the staff of CVW-11, based at NAS Lemoore, Calif., comprises approximately 25 officers and 25 enlisted personnel.

 

Nimitz, CO, Capt. Ted Branch of Long Beach, Strike Group is composed of CVW-11, Carrier Strike Group 11, Rear Adm. Peter H. Daly, Commander, Destroyer Squadron 23, Captain Gordan Van Hook consisting of the Aegis-equipped guided-missile USS Princeton (CG-59); Destroyer Squadron 23, consisting of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Chafee (DDG-90) and USS Higgins (DDG-76); the fast combat support ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE-10), and the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Louisville (SSN-724).

 

Carrier Strike Group 11 plans for and exercises operational and tactical command of air, surface and submarine forces in a multi-threat environment in pursuit of national objectives. Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 23 conducts prompt and sustained combat or non-combat operations for the Nimitz Battle Group Commander; coordinating the employment of surface combatants, submarines and SUW/USW aircraft assigned to the Battle Group. Administratively they support the Type Commander and Commander Third Fleet by providing trained and materially ready combatants for deployment to warfighting Fleet Commanders, both our own permanently assigned ships and those temporally assigned for training and exercises. These aircraft can be used to conduct inland strikes, support land battles, and protect the strike group or other friendly shipping. The ship's two nuclear reactors give it virtually unlimited range and endurance and a top speed in excess of 30 knots. The ship’s four catapults and four arresting gear engines enable it to launch and recover aircraft rapidly and simultaneously.

 

The Nimitz CSG provides a visible presence to demonstrate resolve in a crisis. During Nimitz’s deployment she participated in a Fleet-wide “manning experiment” to determine how many crewmembers Nimitz class carriers required to operate optimally. Her total ship’s company numbered just 2,900, reduced from her previous roster of 3,149, and CVW-11 dropped from 1,443 to 1,249 sailors. All of the ships in the Nimitz CSG are homeported in San Diego, Calif., with the exception of Chafee and Louisville, both homeported in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and Bridge, homeported in Bremerton, Wash. Higgins departed May 6. Carrier Strike Group 11 plans for and exercises operational and tactical command of air, surface and submarine forces in a multi-threat environment in pursuit of national objectives. Other members of the strike group include USS Chosin (CG-65), USS John Paul Jones (DDG-53), USS Stethem (DDG-63), USS Lassen (DDG-82) and USS Mustin (DDG-89). Rear Adm. Peter H. Daly relieved Rear Adm. D.C. Curtis as commander, Carrier Strike Group 11 in a change of command ceremony held aboard his flagship, Nimitz on 7 February 2005.

USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) – 7th

(14th Forward Deployed)

33rd WestPac

Philippine Sea Coral Sea SoPac

ETS 05

CVW-5

NF

23 May 2005

20 Aug 2005

WestPac

36th FWFD

Summer Underway Period - Carrier Qualifications commencing 23 May, strike training, drills and exercises and will test weapons systems, radar and computer networks while a team from Naval Air Warfare Center’s aircraft division will be examining the ship’s precision approach landing system, participating in the third annual Orange Crush and Joint Air and Sea Exercise (JASEX) 2005, to include planned participation in Exercise Talisman Saber 2005, jointly sponsored by the U.S. Pacific Command and Australian Defense Force Joint Operations Command, scheduled to occur in June in Australia’s Shoalwater Bay Training Area near Rockhampton, the exercise will focus on improving interoperability between the two nations.

 

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

 

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

 

USS Kitty Hawk (CVA-63) Strike Group is the largest carrier strike group in the Navy and is composed of the aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk, CVW-5, the guided-missile cruisers USS Chancellorsville (CG-62) and USS Cowpens (CG-63), and Destroyer Squadron 15 is comprised of the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Vincennes (CG-49); the Spruance-class destroyer USS Cushing (DD-985); the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG-54), USS John S. McCain (DDG-56) and USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62); and the Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigates USS Vandegrift (FFG-48) and USS Gary (FFG-51). DESRON 15 squadron’s staff is permanently embarked on Kitty Hawk.

USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71)  -      2nd, 6th, Central Command & 5th

(2nd North Arabian Sea & 5th Arabian / Persian Gulf dep.)

(11th & 12th Red Sea & 9th & 10th Gulf of Aden)

NoLant

9th Med

13th Suez Canal

2nd OIF

Steel Curtain

1st MSO

3rd OEF

OSC

14th Suez Canal

Med

Aegean Sea

Med

NoLant

CVW-8

AJ

1 Sep 2005

11 Mar 2006

 

 

Europe

Middle East

Iraq no Fly Zone

2nd Iraq War

Afghanistan War

10th FWFD

192-days

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, 3rd Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), the "military response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, commencing on 7 October 2001, 1st Maritime Security Operations (MSO), Operation Steel Curtain (OSC), an offensive aimed at preventing cells of Al Qaeda from entering Iraq through the Syrian border (Coalition ground forces consisting of 1,000 Iraqi Army Soldiers and 2,500 U.S. Marines began the offensive Nov. 4 near the town of Husaybah near the Iraq/Syria border. Husaybah has become a haven for cells of Al Qaeda entering the country through the Syrian border, according to military officials, and they are describing this as the largest military assault since American-led forces stormed Falluja last year. Aircraft from CVW-8 provided air support for OSC on 6 Nov.ember 2005 by flying reconnaissance and strike missions as required to support troops on the ground during the offensive. As troops were taking fire and buildings in Husaybah were identified as insurgent hotbeds, positions were called in to circling aircraft, which responded to the calls).

 

Ports of call include: Palma de; Naples, Italy; Jebel Ali, UAE; Marmaris, Turkey; Souda Bay, Greece and Corfu, Greece.

 

Squadrons: VF-31 (*1) (F-14D); VF-213 (*2) (F-14D); VFA-15 (F/A-18C); VFA-87 (F/A-18C); VAQ-141 (EA-6B); VAW-124 (E-2C NP); VS-24 (S-3B) and HS-3 (SH/HH-60F/H) -> last operational deployment for the F-14.

 

(*1) VF-31 redesignated VFA-31 in October 2006.
(*2) VF-213 redesignated VFA-213 on Apr.2, 2006.

 

Commanded by Rear Adm. James A. Winnefeld, Jr., commander, Carrier Strike Group 2, TRCSG includes the Norfolk-based aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), with its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8; the Norfolk-based guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG-56); the Norfolk-based guided-missile destroyers USS Oscar Austin (DDG-79) and USS Donald Cook (DDG-75); the Spanish frigate SPS Alvaro de Bazan (F-101); and the combat logistics ships USNS Mount Baker (T-AE-34) from Naval Weapons Station Earle, N.J., Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Annapolis (SSN-760), and fleet replenishment oiler USNS Kanawha (T-AO-196) from Norfolk, Va.

USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) – 7th

(15th Forward Deployed)

34th WestPac

Sea of Japan

Philippine Sea

Coral Sea Annualex 05

CVW-5

NF

24 Oct 2005

12 Dec 2005

WestPac

37th FWFD

Fall Underway Period - Joined with other components of the U.S. Navy and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) in support of Annual Exercise (Annualex) 2005 on 9 November 2005. During Annualex 2005, which runs until Nov. 18, a total of 61 naval vessels will see action, including two U.S. submarines, 10 U.S. Navy ships and 49 JMSDF ships.

 

Ports of call included: Hong Kong.

 

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.

 

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

 

Kitty Hawk is the Navy’s only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier and currently operates from Yokosuka, Japan. USS Kitty Hawk (CVA-63) Strike Group is the largest carrier strike group in the Navy and is composed of the aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk, CVW-5, the guided-missile cruisers USS Chancellorsville (CG-62) and USS Cowpens (CG-63), and Destroyer Squadron 15 is comprised of the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Vincennes (CG-49); the Spruance-class destroyer USS Cushing (DD-985); the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG-54), USS John S. McCain (DDG-56) and USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62); and the Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigates USS Vandegrift (FFG-48) and USS Gary (FFG-51). DESRON 15 squadron’s staff is permanently embarked on Kitty Hawk.

USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) with CVW-9 embarked departed Bremerton, Washington 3 January 2005, leaving behind its homeport of eight years, on her second around-the-world deployment and home port transfer to Norfolk, Virginia, where she will begin planning for 2005’s Refueling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH) at Northrop Grumman's Newport News Shipbuilding, embarking CVW-9 operating out of her home port at Naval Air Station Lemoore at San Diego, Calif., on her tenth Indian Ocean deployment and fifth Arabian Sea/Gulf (Persian Gulf deployment), she will under go her first Gulf of Aden and Red Sea voyage, on her first Suez Canal transit and second voyage in the Mediterranean Sea since her eight-month around the world deployment on her first deployment (1 March to 29 October 1983)

#USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) 14th deployment as a forward deployed carrier stationed at Yokosuka, Japan (NAF Atsugi, Japan)

+USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) 15th deployment as a forward deployed carrier stationed at Yokosuka, Japan (NAF Atsugi, Japan)

-USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) 16th deployment as a forward deployed carrier stationed at Yokosuka, Japan (NAF Atsugi, Japan)

USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) Strike Group Story Archive (View Story Archive) http://www.news.navy.mil/local/story_archive.asp?id=111

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.

*East coast

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

 

2006 EAST and WEST COAST DEPLOYMENTS - Includes Florida

 

2006 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 2005 Pacific Fleet and Seventh Fleet Aircraft Carriers deployments and Carriers from both West and East coast, resulted in one CVN extending into 2006 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 Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71)  -      2nd, 6th, Central Command & 5th

(2nd North Arabian Sea & 5th Arabian / Persian Gulf dep.)

(11th & 12th Red Sea & 9th & 10th Gulf of Aden)

NoLant

9th Med

13th Suez Canal

2nd OIF

Steel Curtain

1st MSO

3rd OEF

OSC

14th Suez Canal

Med

Aegean Sea

Med

NoLant

CVW-8

AJ

1 Sep 2005

11 Mar 2006

 

 

Europe

Middle East

Iraq no Fly Zone

2nd Iraq War

Afghanistan War

10th FWFD

192-days

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, 3rd Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), the "military response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, commencing on 7 October 2001, 1st Maritime Security Operations (MSO), Operation Steel Curtain (OSC), an offensive aimed at preventing cells of Al Qaeda from entering Iraq through the Syrian border (Coalition ground forces consisting of 1,000 Iraqi Army Soldiers and 2,500 U.S. Marines began the offensive Nov. 4 near the town of Husaybah near the Iraq/Syria border. Husaybah has become a haven for cells of Al Qaeda entering the country through the Syrian border, according to military officials, and they are describing this as the largest military assault since American-led forces stormed Falluja last year. Aircraft from CVW 8 provided air support for OSC on 6 Nov.ember 2005 by flying reconnaissance and strike missions as required to support troops on the ground during the offensive. As troops were taking fire and buildings in Husaybah were identified as insurgent hotbeds, positions were called in to circling aircraft, which responded to the calls).

 

Ports of call include: Palma de; Naples, Italy; Jebel Ali, UAE; Marmaris, Turkey; Souda Bay, Greece and Corfu, Greece.

 

Squadrons: VF-31 (*1) (F-14D); VF-213 (*2) (F-14D); VFA-15 (F/A-18C); VFA-87 (F/A-18C); VAQ-141 (EA-6B); VAW-124 (E-2C NP); VS-24 (S-3B) and HS-3 (SH/HH-60F/H) -> last operational deployment for the F-14.

 

(*1) VF-31 redesignated VFA-31 in October 2006.
(*2) VF-213 redesignated VFA-213 on Apr.2, 2006.

 

Commanded by Rear Adm. James A. Winnefeld, Jr., commander, Carrier Strike Group 2, TRCSG includes the Norfolk-based aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), with its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8; the Norfolk-based guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG-56); the Norfolk-based guided-missile destroyers USS Oscar Austin (DDG-79) and USS Donald Cook (DDG-75); the Spanish frigate SPS Alvaro de Bazan (F-101); and the combat logistics ships USNS Mount Baker (T-AE-34) from Naval Weapons Station Earle, N.J., Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Annapolis (SSN-760), and fleet replenishment oiler USNS Kanawha (T-AO-196) from Norfolk, Va.

Ref. U. S. Navy Deployment History Resources

 

2006 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 Ronald Reagan (CVN-76)

Pacific Fleet, 7th, 5th & Central Command                        (1st first Arabian /Persian Gulf dep.) (1st & 2nd Arabian Sea voyage))

1st WestPac       Pac

Moreton Bay. Philippine Sea
Celebes Sea
Philippine Sea 1
st IO

1st  OIF

1st  OEF

1st  MIO

PASSEX

IO

Andaman Sea
SCS

Guam op area

"Valiant Shield 2006"

Pac

CVW-14

NK

5 Jan 2006

6 Jul 2006

Western Pacific Middle East

2nd Iraq War,  Afghanistan War &

Maritime Security Operations

Persian Gulf

2nd FWFD

183-days

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 Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), the "military response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, commencing on 7 October 2001, 1st Maritime Interdiction Operations (MIO), Passing Exercise (PASSEX) with the French navy and Exercise "Valiant Shield 2006"

 

Ports of call included: Brisbane, Australia; Singapore; Bay of Bengal; Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates x 3; Port Kelang, Malaysia; Hong Kong, China and Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

 

The ship hosted 43 leaders from American business, industry and education institutions on 28 April 2006, as part of the Department of Defense-sponsored Joint Civilian Orientation Course (JCOC). “Ronald Reagan Sailors take a lot of pride in their ship,” said Ronald Reagan Command Master Chief CMDCM (AW/SW) James DeLozier. “Each and every time we have visitors here, I hear nothing but compliments about how well the ship looks, and how the Sailors are more than eager to help whenever they can.” While operating in the 5th Fleet AOO, Ronald Reagan Sailors also set a record for aircraft carriers by scoring 98.76 percent on the Maintenance and Material Management (3M) inspection.

The
Ronald Reagan Strike Group is comprised of Commander, Carrier Strike Group Seven (COMCARSTRKGRU) 7, Rear Adm. (lower half) Michael H. Miller, USN, CVW-14 and DESRON 7, the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), the guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG-57), the guided-missile destroyers USS McCampbell (DDG-85) and USS Decatur (DDG-73), the fast combat support ship USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7), the fast-attack submarine USS Tucson (SSN-770), and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit 11, Det. 15.


The squadrons of CVW-14 include the “Redcocks” of Strike Fighter Squadron (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, the “Providers” of Carrier Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 30, and the “Black Knights” of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 4.

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

USS Abraham Lincoln CVN-72Pacific Fleet & 7th – (Guam operating area)

8th WestPac

RSOI/FE 06

Sea of Japan

PASSEX

Gulf of Thailand

CVW-2

NE

27 Feb 2006

8 Aug 2006

Western Pacific

10th FWFD

163-days

Joining Orions from Command Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 2, VP-4, VP-9 and VP-47, for USWEX 08-3, an antisubmarine exercise in Hawaiian waters from 25 to 27 March 2006, with the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG-53), and the guide-missile destroyers USS Momsen (DDG-92), USS Russell (DDG-59) and USS Shoup (DDG-86), joined (at various times) attack submarines Cheyenne, Greeneville (SSN-772), Pasadena, Seawolf (SSN-21) and Tucson (SSN-770). Additional exercises and operations during this deployment included Reception Staging Onward Movement and Integration and Foal Eagle 2006 (RSOI/FE 06), designed to demonstrate U.S. resolve to support the Republic of Korea (ROK) while improving overall readiness, developing its partnerships with nations in the region to enhance security,” said Capt. C. A. McCawley, Abraham Lincoln’s Commanding Officer, followed by Passing Exercise (PASSEX) with the Royal Thai Navy and will host the U.S. ambassador to Thailand, as well as many Thai distinguished visitors aboard during the brief underway period between the Hong Kong and Thailand port visits, followed by PASSEX and training exercises with the Japanese Maritime Defense Force in the Sea of Japan and Western Pacific.

 

Exercise "Valiant Shield 2006," formerly known as JASEX followed and is one of the largest annual exercises in the Western Pacific, involving about 30 ships, 280 aircraft, and 22,000 airmen, sailors, soldiers and marines working together to enhance joint combat skills and interoperability, while the air component of the exercise was orchestrated from Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, as TSgt Chris Vadnais reports. and participating in several weeks of training and exercises as part of RIMPAC 2006 in the Hawaiian Operating Area, a multinational exercise including the navies of Chile, Peru, Great Britain, Australia, Japan and South Korea. The month-long exercise was designed to continue the close relationships between U.S. forces and those of the participating nations.

 

Ports of call: Naval Air Station, North Island (NASNI), San Diego, California twice; Hong Kong; Thailand pierside in Laem Chebang Changi; Naval Base in Singapore; Sasebo, Japan; Naval Station, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii twice.

 

“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, the “Sun Kings,” Commander 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” and the Sailors of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Mobile Unit 11, Detachment 9, showcased their special operations abilities, stealthily approaching Lincoln in an SH-60B Seahawk” (Ref. 76).

 

“The Abraham Lincoln Strike Group includes the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), Rear Admiral J. W. Goodwin, Commander, Carrier Strike Group Nine, Carrier Air Wing TWO and Commander, Destroyer Squadron NINE, which directs Squadron Ships for the conduct of sustained naval operations and serves as Sea Combat Commander within its assigned Carrier Strike Group to include the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG-53), and the guide-missile destroyers USS Russell (DDG-59) and USS Shoup (DDG-86). Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 9 and helicopters of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 2 and Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (Light) (HSL) 47 from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2, Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron (HS) 2 and the Sailors of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Mobile Unit 11, Detachment 9, showcased their special operations abilities, stealthily approaching Lincoln in an SH-60B Seahawk)” (Ref. Story Number: NNS060327-06 - Release Date: 3/27/2006 3:45:00 PM - By Journalist 1st Class Joaquin Juatai, USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs, At Sea (NNS)).

http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=22873

 

Will support approximately 80 aircraft, including the F/A-18 Hornet and F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet strike fighters, the E-2C Hawkeye  airborne early warning aircraft, the C-2 Greyhound logistics aircraft, the S-3B Viking anti-submarine aircraft, the EA-6B Prowler electronic warfare aircraft, and the multi-role SH-60F and MH-60 R/ S helicopters.

USS George Washington (CVN-73) – 2nd

2nd Carib

CVW-17

AA

4 Apr 2006

24 May 2006

South America

9th FWFD

51-days

“Partnership of the Americas” Caribbean Sea with U.S. Southern Command’s (SOUTHCOM), a bilateral exercise with the Colombian navy and air force and Tailored Ship’s Training Availability (TSTA), II and III.

 

TSTA II and III marked the first time GW Sailors integrated with Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 Sailors during drills. TSTA is normally a single 25-day underway period with the air wing embarked to assess everything from navigation, seamanship, damage control and combat systems, to medical and flight deck operations. GW’s TSTA was unconventional in that it was conducted over several interrupted underway periods and did not follow the normal Fleet Readiness Training Plan model.

 

Throughout the deployment, GW hosted dignitaries, military leaders and media representatives from various countries in the region including St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles; Colombia, Venezuela; Panama, Trinidad & Tobago, and Antigua.

 

Squadrons: VFA-11; FA-18F; VFA-81, FA-18C; VAW-121, E-2CNP; HS-7; SH-60F / HH-60H; VS-30, S-3B and VRC-40 Det. 4, CA-2.

 

George Washington is the flagship of the Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 10, with Commander, Rear Adm. Joseph K. Kilkenny, making use of the advanced combat information center and communications suite with Carrier Air Wing 17 and Destroyer Squadron 40.

 

two guided missile cruisers, usually Ticonderoga class — multi-mission surface combatants, equipped with Tomahawk missiles for long-range strike capability.

 

two to three guided missile destroyers, usually Arleigh Burke-class — multi-mission surface combatant, used primarily for anti-air warfare (AAW) and anti-submarine warfare (ASW)

 

a frigate, usually Oliver Hazard Perry-class — primarily for anti-submarine warfare (ASW)

 

two attack submarines, usually Los Angeles-class — in a direct support role seeking out and destroying hostile surface ships and submarines

 

a combined ammunition, oiler, and supply ship, usually Sacramento or Supply class — provides logistic support enabling the Navy's forward presence: on station, ready to respond

 

USS Stout (DDG-55), USS Underwood (FFG-36), homeported in Mayport, Fla., USS Monterey (CG-61) from Destroyer Squadron 40, joined GW in the George Washington Carrier Strike Group.

USS Enterprise (CVN-65) – 2nd/U. S. Fleet Forces Command, 6th, 5th & Central Command

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

NorLant

8th Med

12th Suez Canal

3rd OIF

3rd MIO

3rd OEF

14th WestPac

19th & 20th Indian Ocean voyage

Mountain Fury

ISAF Operations Medusa

13th Suez Canal

Med

NorLant

CVW-1

AB

2 May 2006

18 Nov 2006

Europe Middle East

Afghanistan

War

2nd Iraq War

Persian Gulf

28th FWFD

201-Days

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) – 7th

(16th Forward Deployed)

35th WestPac

TSTA

South & East China Sea
Sunda Sea
Indian Ocean
Java, Sea
Gulf of Thailand
14
th Indian Ocean

1st MSO

VS 06

CVW-5

NF

8 Jun 2006

15 Sep 2006

WestPac

38th FWFD

Summer Underway Period - Tailored Ship’s Training Availability (TSTA), Exercise "Valiant Shield 2006"and 1st Maritime Security Operations (MSO).

 

Ports of call included: Otaru, Japan, Hokkaido Island; Singapore; Perth “Fremantle,” Australia; and Laem Chabang, Thailand.

 

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.

 

Air Wing FIVE was equipped with what were then the Navy's newest aircraft: the F/A-18 Hornet, EA-6B Prowler, S-3 Viking, E-2C Hawkeye, SH-60 Seahawk and C-2A Greyhound.

 

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

 

USS Kitty Hawk (CVA-63) Strike Group is the largest carrier strike group in the Navy and is composed of the aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk, CVW-5, the guided-missile cruisers USS Chancellorsville (CG-62) and USS Cowpens (CG-63), and Destroyer Squadron 15 is comprised of the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Vincennes (CG-49); the Spruance-class destroyer USS Cushing (DD-985); the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG-54), USS John S. McCain (DDG-56) and USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62); and the Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigates USS Vandegrift (FFG-48) and USS Gary (FFG-51). DESRON 15 squadron’s staff is permanently embarked on Kitty Hawk.

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69)

2nd/U. S. Fleet Forces Command, 6th, 5th, Central Command       & 7th (5th Arabian

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

NorLant

11h Med

11th Suez Canal

4th OSW

OE

1st OIF

1st OEF

1st MSO

12th Suez Canal

Med

NorLant

CVW-7

AG

3 Oct 2006

23 May 2007

Europe

Middle East

2nd Iraq War & Afghanistan War & Maritime Security Operations

Persian Gulf

Somali coast

18th FWFD

233-days

1st Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), the "military response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, commencing on 7 October 2001, providing close air support and reconnaissance to International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) troops on the ground in Afghanistan as part of Operation Eagle, her 1st Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), the multi-national coalition effort to liberate the Iraqi people, eliminate Iraq's weapons of mass destruction, and end the regime of Saddam Hussein continues, beginning on 20 March 2003 with the firing of Tomahawk missiles from U.S. ships in the Arabian Gulf and Red Sea, on her 1st Maritime Security Operations (MSO), to ensure that ships could "operate freely while transiting the world's oceans" during the Global War on Terrorism.

 

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

 

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

                         

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

USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) – 7th

(17th Forward Deployed)

36th WestPac

Sea of Japan Philippine Sea South China Sea

Coral Sea

CVW-5

NF

17 Oct 2006

10 Dec 2006

WestPac

39th FWFD

Fall Underway Period - The 18th Annualex 2006

 

Ports of call included: Sasebo, Japan and Hong Kong, China.

 

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

 

USS Kitty Hawk (CVA-63) Strike Group is the largest carrier strike group in the Navy and is composed of the aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk, CVW-5, the guided-missile cruisers USS Chancellorsville (CG-62) and USS Cowpens (CG-63), and Destroyer Squadron 15 is comprised of the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Vincennes (CG-49); the Spruance-class destroyer USS Cushing (DD-985); the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG-54), USS John S. McCain (DDG-56) and USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62); and the Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigates USS Vandegrift (FFG-48) and USS Gary (FFG-51). DESRON 15 squadron’s staff is permanently embarked on Kitty Hawk.

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

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

*East coast

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

 

 

 

 

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 III - 2005 to 2007 FWFD’s

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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