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

 

 

2014 EAST and WEST COAST DEPLOYMENTS - Includes Florida

 

2014 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), 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 2013 Pacific Fleet and Seventh Fleet Aircraft Carriers deployments and Carriers from both West and East coast, resulted in one CVN extending into 2014, operating under the direction of the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command participating in Maritime Security Operations (MSO), and or 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 Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) - U. S. Fleet Forces Command, 6th, 5th & Central Command

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

NorLant

7th Med           9th Suez Canal

4th MSO

3rd OEF

10th Suez Canal

Med

NorLant

CVW-3

AC

22 Jul 2013

18 Apr 2014

Europe

Middle East

2nd Iraq War &

Maritime Security Operations

Persian Gulf

8th FWFD

271-days

Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV), 4th Maritime Security Operations (MSO), supporting operations that are focused on reassuring regional partners of the United States' commitment to security, which promotes stability and global prosperity and 3rd Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), the "military response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, commencing on 7 October 2001.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

2014 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) and or Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), the "military response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, commencing on 7 October 2001. Operation Enduring Freedom drew to a close on 28 December 2014 after 13 years of combat operations, when President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel each issued statements marking the end of the combat mission in Afghanistan, in a ceremony at the International Security and Assistance Force headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, beginning follow-on missions through Operation Freedom's Sentinel “to help secure and build upon the hard-fought gains of the last 13 years," 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: https://www.army.mil/article/140565

 

AIRCRAFT CARRIER

DEP

AIR WING

T.C.

DEPART

RETURN

Days at  Sea

USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77) – U. S. Fleet Forces Command, 6th, 5th & Central Command (2nd Arabian

/ Persian Gulf dep. & 2nd North Arabian Sea dep.

EastLant

SW' 11

2nd Med

3rd Suez Canal

2nd MSO

2nd OEF

4th Suez Canal

Med

Lant

CVW-8

NE

15 Feb 2014

15 Nov 2014

Europe

Middle East

Afghanistan War

Persian Gulf

2nd FWFD

274-Days

Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR), conducting strikes against the terrorist group ISIL in Libya and Syria, steaming through the North Atlantic operating with the United States Atlantic Command (Atlantic Fleet) under the direction of the 2nd Fleet to the Mediterranean Sea, on 2nd 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 Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) efforts while working with joint, coalition and allied forces, on her second Arabian Sea deployment (5th voyage) in support of Operation New Dawn and her 2nd Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), the "military response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, commencing on 7 October 2001.

 

Ports of call includes: Phaleron Bay, Greece; Antalya, Turkey; Khalifa Bin Salman Port, Kingdom of Bahrain; Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates x 4; Khalifa Bin Salman Port, Kingdom of Bahrain and Marseille, France.

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

USS George Washington (CVN-73) – 7th (11th Forward-deployed)

Sea of Japan

11th WestPac

Korean Peninsula

CVW-5

NF

24 May 2014

4 Aug 2014

WestPac

22nd FWFD

70-days

Summer Underway Period

 

Ports of call included: anchored in Victoria Harbor, Hong Kong; Changi Naval Base, Singapore and Busan, Republic of Korea.

 

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

 

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

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) Pacific Fleet

EastPac

RIMPAC

 

CVW-2

NE

13 Jun 2014

10 Aug 2014

Training Operations

8th FWFD

59-days

Carrier Qualifications (CQ) participated in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014 in the Hawaiian Operating Area.

 

Ports of call: Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, in-port phase of RIMPAC and Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

 

Squadrons: VFA-2F “Diamondbacks,” A-18F; VFA-137, “Kestrels,” FA-18E; VFA-86 “Sidewinders,” FA-18E; VFA-34 “Blue Blasters,” FA-18C(N); VAQ-136 “Gauntlets,” EA-18G; VAW-113 “Black Eagles,” E-2C “Hawkeye 2000 NP; HSC-4 “Black Knights,” MH-60S; HSM-78 “Blue Hawks,” MH-60R and VRC-30 DET.2 “Providers,” C-2A.

USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70)

Pacific Fleet, 7th, 5th & Central Command

(7th Arabian / Persian Gulf dep. & 8th Arabian Sea & 6th North Arabian Sea  dep.)

13th WestPac

13th Indian Ocean

4th MSO

 

CVW-17

AA

22 Aug 2014

4 Jun 2015

Middle East

Afghanistan War

19th FWFD

297-days

4th Maritime Security Operations (MSO)

 

Ports of call include: Changi Naval Base, Singapore; Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates twice in row; Khalifa Bin Salman Port, Kingdom of Bahrain; Mina Zayed Port, United Arab Emirates; Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates; Gage Roads Anchorage, Fremantle, Australia and Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

 

Squadrons: VFA-22, FA-18F; VFA-81, FA-18E; VFA-113, FA-18C (N); VFA-94, FA-18C(N); VAQ-139, EA-18G; VAW-116, E-2C NP, HSC-15, MH-60S; HSM-73, MH-60R and VRC-40 DET.5, C-2A NP.

USS George Washington (CVN-73) – 7th (12th Forward-deployed)

Sea of Japan

12th WestPac

 

CVW-5

NF

2 Sep 2014

25 Nov 2014

WestPac

23rd FWFD

85-days

 Winter Underway Period

Participated in exercise Keen Sword in waters and air space around Japan and East China Sea and exercise Valiant Shield 2014 in the Guam Operating Area.

 

Ports of call included: Apra Harbor, Guam; Manila, Republic of the Philippines and Apra Harbor, Guam.

 

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

 

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

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

 

2015 EAST and WEST COAST DEPLOYMENTS - Includes Florida

 

2015 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) and or Operation Freedom's Sentinel “to help secure and build upon the hard-fought gains of the last 13 years," while Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), the "military response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, commencing on 7 October 2001, drew to a close on 28 December 2014 after 13 years of combat operations, when President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel each issued statements marking the end of the combat mission in Afghanistan, in a ceremony at the International Security and Assistance Force headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, 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: https://www.army.mil/article/140565

 

The U.S. Navy's 2014 Pacific Fleet and Seventh Fleet Aircraft Carriers deployments and Carriers from both West and East coast, resulted in one CVN extending into 2015, operating under the direction of the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command participating in Maritime Security Operations (MSO), and or Operation Freedom's Sentinel “to help secure and build upon the hard-fought gains of the last 13 years," while Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), the "military response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, commencing on 7 October 2001, drew to a close on 28 December 2014 after 13 years of combat operations, 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

(7th Arabian / Persian Gulf dep. & 8th Arabian Sea & 6th North Arabian Sea  dep.)

13th WestPac

13th Indian Ocean

4th MSO

 

CVW-17

AA

22 Aug 2014

4 Jun 2015

Middle East

Afghanistan War

19th FWFD

297-days

4th Maritime Security Operations (MSO)

 

Ports of call include: Changi Naval Base, Singapore; Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates twice in row; Khalifa Bin Salman Port, Kingdom of Bahrain; Mina Zayed Port, United Arab Emirates; Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates; Gage Roads Anchorage, Fremantle, Australia and Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

 

“Squadrons: CVW-17, which includes the "Fighting Redcocks" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 22, the "Sunliners" of VFA-81, the "Stingers" of VFA-113, the "Mighty Shrikes" of VFA-94, the "Cougars" of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 139, the "Sun Kings" of Carrier Early Airborne Warning (VAW) 116, the "Red Lions" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 15, the "Battlecats" of Helicopter Sea Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 73, and "The Providers" of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 30; as well as a detachment from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 3.

 

CSG-1, formerly established Oct. 1, 2009, with Commander Carrier Strike Group One (COMCARSTRKGRU 1 or CCSG 1), Rear Adm. Christopher Grady and Commander Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 1 embarked deployed August 2014 with the guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG-52); DESRON 1, comprised of the guided-missile destroyers USS Gridley (DDG-101), USS Sterett (DDG-104), and USS Dewey (DDG-105)” (Ref. Story Number: NNS150717-12 - Release Date: 7/17/2015 1:32:00 PM - By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Samantha P. Montenegro, USS Carl Vinson Public Affairs,

CORONADO, Calif. (NNS)).

http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=90190

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

 

2015 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) and or Operation Freedom's Sentinel “to help secure and build upon the hard-fought gains of the last 13 years," while Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), the "military response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, commencing on 7 October 2001, drew to a close on 28 December 2014 after 13 years of combat operations, 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

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

Lant

NoLant

11th Med

16th Suez Canal

Gulf of Oman

3rd MSO

OIR

17th Suez Canal

Med

Lant

CVW-1

AB

11 Mar 2015

23 Nov 2015

Europe

Middle East

Home Port Transfer

12th FWFD

192-days

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

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

 

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

 

Ports of call include: anchored off Stokes Bay, Gosport, Hampshire, UK; Khalifa Bin Salman Port, Kingdom of Bahrain; Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates; Khalifa Bin Salman Port, Kingdom of Bahrain twice; Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates; Changi Naval Base, Singapore and Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76)Pacific Fleet

EastPac

 

 

10 Aug 2015

29 Aug 2015

Hull Swap with CVN-73 at San Diego for Japan duty

Hull Swap with USS George Washington (CVN-73) at San Diego

from 10 to 25 August 2015.

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

6th WestPac

Sea of Japan

CVW-5

NK

31 Aug 2015

1 Oct 2015

Home Port Transfer to Yokosuka, Japan

9th FWFD

32-days

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

 

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

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

SoPac

2nd Cape of SoEastPac

Horn

Strait of Magellan Lant

CVW-2

NE                               

8 Sep  2015                                

17 Dec 2015

Home Port Transfer

South America

25th FWFD

101-days

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) 7th

1st Forward Deployed

7th WestPac

Sea of Japan

waters and air space around Japan and East China Sea

CVW-5

NK

15 Oct 2015

3 Dec 2015

Training

10th FWFD

50-days

JMSDF International Fleet Review, Republic of Korea Fleet Review and Annual Exercise (ANNUALEX) 2015 in waters and air space around Japan and East China Sea.

 

Ports of call included: anchored Busan, Republic of Korea.

 

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

USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75)

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

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

 

Lant

Med

11th Suez Canal

5th MSO

1st OIR

12th Suez Canal

North Arabian Sea

Med

Lant

CVW-7

AG

16 Nov 2015

13 Jul 2016

Europe

Middle East

ISIS Ops in Iraq and Syria

9th FWFD

241-days

 

5th Maritime Security Operations (MSO), supporting operations that are focused on reassuring regional partners of the United States' commitment to security, which promotes stability and global prosperity and Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) is the U.S. military operation name for the military intervention against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), including both the campaign in Iraq and the campaign in Syria. Effective 22 Sep 2015, III Corps is responsible for Combined Joint Task Force- Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR).[ CJTF-OIR changes command accessdate=2015-11-01.

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

The countries that have participated in the strikes include:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

2016 EAST and WEST COAST DEPLOYMENTS - Includes Florida

 

2016 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 Inherent Resolve (OIR) is the U.S. military operation name for the military intervention against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), including both the campaign in Iraq and the campaign in Syria and or Operation Freedom's Sentinel “to help secure and build upon the hard-fought gains of the last 13 years," while Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), the "military response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, commencing on 7 October 2001, drew to a close on 28 December 2014 after 13 years of combat operations, when President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel each issued statements marking the end of the combat mission in Afghanistan, in a ceremony at the International Security and Assistance Force headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, 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: https://www.army.mil/article/140565

 

The U.S. Navy's 2015 Pacific Fleet and Seventh Fleet Aircraft Carriers deployments and Carriers from both West and East coast, resulted in one CVN extending into 2016, operating under the direction of the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command participating in Maritime Security Operations (MSO), Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) is the U.S. military operation name for the military intervention against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), including both the campaign in Iraq and the campaign in Syria and or Operation Freedom's Sentinel “to help secure and build upon the hard-fought gains of the last 13 years," while Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), the "military response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, commencing on 7 October 2001, drew to a close on 28 December 2014 after 13 years of combat operations, 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

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

 

Lant

Med

11th Suez Canal

5th MSO

1st OIR

12th Suez Canal

North Arabian Sea

Med

Lant

CVW-7

AG

16 Nov 2015

13 Jul 2016

Europe

Middle East

ISIS Ops in Iraq and Syria

9th FWFD

241-days

 

Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HSTCSG) deploys as a ongoing rotation of U.S. forces supporting maritime security operations in waters around the world, on her 5th Maritime Security Operations (MSO), supporting operations that are focused on reassuring regional partners of the United States' commitment to security, which promotes stability and global prosperity and Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) is the U.S. military operation name for the military intervention against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), including both the campaign in Iraq and the campaign in Syria. Effective 22 Sep 2015, III Corps is responsible for Combined Joint Task Force- Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR).[ CJTF-OIR changes command accessdate=2015-11-01.

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

The countries that have participated in the strikes include:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

2016 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 Inherent Resolve (OIR) is the U.S. military operation name for the military intervention against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), including both the campaign in Iraq and the campaign in Syria and or Operation Freedom's Sentinel “to help secure and build upon the hard-fought gains of the last 13 years," while Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), the "military response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, commencing on 7 October 2001, drew to a close on 28 December 2014 after 13 years of combat operations, when President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel each issued statements marking the end of the combat mission in Afghanistan, in a ceremony at the International Security and Assistance Force headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, 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: https://www.army.mil/article/140565

 

AIRCRAFT CARRIER

DEP

AIR WING

T.C.

DEPART

RETURN

Days at  Sea

USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) – 7th

8th WestPac

EastPac
Pac

Luzon Strait

East China Sea

CVW-9

NG

15 Jan 2016

14 Aug 2016

Western Pacific

211-days

John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group (JCSSG) deploys as a ongoing rotation of U.S. forces supporting maritime security operations in waters around the world, on her 4th Maritime Security Operations (MSO), supporting operations that are focused on reassuring regional partners of the United States' commitment to security, which promotes stability and global prosperity. John C. Stennis Strike Group, the centerpiece of the U.S. Navy's Great Green Fleet, joined the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army and the Republic of Korea air force and navy to participate in Maritime Counter Special Operations Force exercise, which is part of the annual Foal Eagle exercise that wrapped up March 24 on the Korean peninsula and surrounding waters. Stennis and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 launched 36 sorties to support MCSOF missions, with USS William P. Lawrence (DDG-110) and USS Stockdale (DDG-106), part of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 21, executing maritime air control missions to defend the Korean coastline (MCSOF focuses on joint and combined defense-in-depth military execution using units over sea, air and land.

RIMPAC 2016 in the Hawaii operating area.

 

USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 launched 36 sorties to support MCSOF missions, with USS William P. Lawrence (DDG-110) and USS Stockdale (DDG-106), part of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 21, executing maritime air control missions to defend the Korean coastline (MCSOF focuses on joint and combined defense-in-depth military execution using units over sea, air and land. The goal is to increase the interoperability of U.S. and ROK forces in the Korean Theater of Operations.). Ships from Destroyer Squadron 15, based in Yokosuka, Japan, provided forces to augment JCSSG throughout the exercise, further enhancing U.S. and ROK combined tactics and sea control. As JCSSG executed the MCSOF mission, it also focused on energy conservation and demonstrating the capabilities of the GGF. The purpose of the GGF is to highlight a culture of energy efficiency and flexibility. JCSSG has different operational requirements depending on the mission at hand and completes those missions using as much smart energy use as possible. By using energy efficient systems while conducting operations, JCSSG increases its combat capability, flexibility, deployment range and duration. FE16 was a series of joint and combined field training exercises conducted by U.S. and ROK Combined Forces Command and United States Forces Korea component commands (ground, air, naval, and special operations). Approximately 10,600 U.S. service members and ROK forces from all services participated. John C. Stennis commemorated the 74th anniversary of the Battle of Midway with a wreath-laying ceremony, June 4 (The Battle of Midway was a key, naval battle in the Pacific theater between the forces of the United States and the Empire of Japan during World War II that is considered the turning point of the war in the Pacific.

 

Ports of call include: Apra Harbor, Guam, Busan, Republic of Korea Changi Naval Base, Singapore and anchored off the coast of Manila, Republic of the Philippines.

 

Squadrons: VFA-41, FA-18E; VFA-14, FA-18E; VFA-97, FA-18E; VFA-151, EA-18G; VAQ-133, E-2C Hawkeye 2000 NP; VAW-112, MH-60S; HSC-14, MH-60R; HSM-71, C-2A NP and VRC-30 Det. 4           

 

The strike group is the centerpiece of the Great Green Fleet, a year-long initiative highlighting the Navy's efforts to transform its energy use to increase operational capability. JCSSG will use energy efficiency measures, to include technologies and operational procedures, and alternative fuel in the course of its normal operations. JCSSG - October 2014 - present: Rear Admiral Ron Boxall. COMDESRON TWO ONE - "IN MUNDO OPTIMUM." Ships - USS Mobile Bay (CG-53); USS Decatur (DDG-73); USS Kidd (DDG-100); USS Milius (DDG-69) (Ayan takes Command of Milius and USS Milius returns from deployment); USS Milius Provides Theater Security in 7th Fleet; USS Momsen (DDG-92); USS Paul Hamilton; USS Stockdale (DDG-106); USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG-108) and USS William P. Lawerence (DDG-110).

USS

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

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

NorLant

16th Med

21st Suez Canal

1st OFS

6th MSO

22nd Suez Canal

Med

NorLant

CVW-3

AC

1 Jun 2016

30 Dec 2016

Europe

Middle East

24th FWFD

213-days

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) 7th

2nd Forward Deployed

8th WestPac

Sea of Japan

South & East China Sea

CVW-5

NK

4 Jun 2016

26 Jul 2016

Training

11th FWFD

53-days

Summer Underway Period

JCS CSG and RR CSG Double Down in east of Okinawa, Japan.

 

Ports of call included: None

 

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

 

Ronald Regan CSG includes the embarked staffs of Battle Force 7th Fleet and Destroyer Squadron 15; Carrier Air Wing 5; Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruisers USS Antietam (CG-54) and USS Cowpens (CG-63); and Arleigh-burke class guided-missile destroyers USS Lassen (DDG-82), USS McCampbell (DDG-85) and USS Mustin (DDG-89).

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan (NAF Atsugi, Japan)

 

 

 

18 Aug  2016

19 Aug 2016

Underway Inspection

Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV)

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan (NAF Atsugi, Japan)

 

 

 

28 Aug 2016

31 Aug 2016

Maneuvers

Operations to evade Typhoon 12W “Lionrock” in the Western Pacific from 28 to 30 August 2016.

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

  

 

2017 EAST and WEST COAST DEPLOYMENTS - Includes Florida

 

2017 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 Inherent Resolve (OIR) is the U.S. military operation name for the military intervention against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), including both the campaign in Iraq and the campaign in Syria and or Operation Freedom's Sentinel “to help secure and build upon the hard-fought gains of the last 13 years," while Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), the "military response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, commencing on 7 October 2001, drew to a close on 28 December 2014 after 13 years of combat operations, when President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel each issued statements marking the end of the combat mission in Afghanistan, in a ceremony at the International Security and Assistance Force headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, 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: https://www.army.mil/article/140565

 

The U.S. Navy's 2016 Pacific Fleet and Seventh Fleet Aircraft Carriers deployments and Carriers from both West and East coast, resulted in no CVN extending into 2017, operating under the direction of the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command participating in Maritime Security Operations (MSO), Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) is the U.S. military operation name for the military intervention against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), including both the campaign in Iraq and the campaign in Syria and or Operation Freedom's Sentinel “to help secure and build upon the hard-fought gains of the last 13 years," while Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), the "military response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, commencing on 7 October 2001, drew to a close on 28 December 2014 after 13 years of combat operations, 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

None

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

2017 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 Inherent Resolve (OIR) is the U.S. military operation name for the military intervention against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), including both the campaign in Iraq and the campaign in Syria and or Operation Freedom's Sentinel “to help secure and build upon the hard-fought gains of the last 13 years," while Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), the "military response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, commencing on 7 October 2001, drew to a close on 28 December 2014 after 13 years of combat operations, 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-71) -  3rd

14th WestPac

CVW-2

NE

5 Jan

2017

 

20th FWFD

-days

Operating under operational control of the 3rd Fleet, to conduct bilateral exercises in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region to include anti-submarine warfare, maneuvering drills, gunnery exercises, and visit, board, search, and seizure (VBSS) subject matter expert exchanges; participated in various bi-lateral training events May 10 in the South China Sea with Malaysian air and surface units in support of Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet theater security cooperation objectives. The strike group conducted a photo exercise (PHOTOEX), a 5-inch gun exercise, dissimilar air combat training (DACT), and concluded with an expendable maneuverable acoustic training target (EMATT) exercise.

 

Ports of call include:

 

Squadrons:

 

Carl Vinson also deployed with the embarked aviation squadrons of CVW-2 which include the "Black Knights" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 4, the "Blue Hawks" of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 78, the "Bounty Hunters" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 2, the "Blue Blasters" of VFA-34, the "Kestrels" of VFA-137, the "Golden Dragons" of VFA-192, the "Black Eagles" of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 113, the "Gauntlets" of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 136, and the "Providers" of Fleet Logistic Support Squadron (VRC) 30. U.S. 3rd Fleet leads naval forces in the Pacific and provides the realistic, relevant training necessary for an effective global Navy. Third Fleet constantly coordinates with U.S. 7th Fleet to plan and execute missions based on their complementary strengths to promote ongoing peace, security, and stability throughout the entire Pacific theater of operations.

 

USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70), Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2, and embarked Destroyer Squadron (CDS) 1 deployed with Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG-57) and Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Michael Murphy (DDG-12) and USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG-108). Homeported in Pearl Harbor, Michael Murphy will join the Carl Vinson CSG later this month as the strike group makes their way to the western Pacific. Commander Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 1, Commodore Nick A. Sarap Jr., with DESRON 1, comprised of guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG-52) and the guided-missile destroyers USS Gridley (DDG-101), USS Sterett (DDG-104), and USS Dewey (DDG-105)” (Ref. Story Number: NNS170105-04 - Release Date: 1/5/2017 2:59:00 PM - From USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) Public Affairs, SAN DIEGO (NNS)). http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=98352

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

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

EastLant

3rd Med

5th Suez Canal

3rd MSO

2nd OEF

6th Suez Canal

Med

Lant

CVW-8

AJ

21 Jan  2017

 

Europe

Middle East

Afghanistan War

Persian Gulf

3rd FWFD

-days

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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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 VIII - 2014 to 2017 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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978-1-329-19945-3

 

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

 

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

 

Book ISBN NO.

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EBook ISBN NO.

978-1-329-54596-0

 

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

 

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

 

Book ISBN NO.

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EBook ISBN NO.

978-1-329-54790-2

 

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

 

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

 

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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

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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)

 

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978-1-4276-0452-1

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2008901619