U. S. Aircraft Carrier Deployment History

FWFDs from 2000 to Present

Part 6 - 2009 FWFDs

 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 (August 1977 to February 1983) Operation Evening Light and Eagle Claw - 24 April 1980

 

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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 1980)

 

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U. S. Aircraft Carrier Deployment History

FWFDs from 2000 to Present

Part 1 - 2000 FWFDs

Part 2 - 2001 to 2002 FWFDs

Part 3 - 2003 to 2004 FWFDs

Part 4 - 2005 to 2006 FWFDs

Part 5 - 2007 to 2008 FWFDs

Part 6 - 2009 FWFDs

Part 7 - 2010 FWFDs

Part 8 - 2011 FWFDs

Part 9 - 2012 to 2013 FWFDs

Part 10 - 2014 to 2015 FWFDs

Part 11 - 2016 to 2017 FWFDs

Part 12 - 2018 to 2019 FWFDs

Part 13 - 2020 to 2021 FWFDs

Part 14 - 2022 to 2023 FWFDs

 

2009 EAST and WEST COAST DEPLOYMENTS - Includes Florida

 

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

 

The U.S. Navy's 2008 Pacific Fleet and Seventh Fleet Aircraft Carriers deployments and Carriers from both West and East coast, resulted in one CVN extending into 2009 operating under the direction of the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command participating in Maritime Security Operations (MSO), Operation Iraqi Freedom, the multi-national coalition effort to liberate the Iraqi people, eliminate Iraq's weapons of mass destruction, and end the regime of Saddam Hussein continues, beginning on 20 March 2003 with the firing of Tomahawk missiles from U.S. ships in the Arabian Gulf and Red Sea and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), the "military response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, commencing on 7 October 2001, operating under operational control of the US Naval Forces Central Command and 5th Fleet, with the Commander, 7th Fleet, serving as naval component commander for Central Command are as follows:

 

AIRCRAFT CARRIER

DEP

AIR WING

T.C.

DEPART

RETURN

Days at  Sea

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

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

SoLant

1st Cape of Good Hope

1st Indian Ocean

2nd MSO

Gulf of Oman

3rd OIF

4th OIF

Aman 09

15th Suez Canal

10th Med

NoLant

CVW-8

AJ

8 Sep 2008

18 Apr 2009

Europe

Middle East

Afghanistan War

11th FWFD

223-days

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Ref. U. S. Navy Deployment History Resources

 

2009 U.S. Pacific Fleet (Third and Seventh Fleet) and the US Naval Forces Central Command and 5th Fleet Aircraft Carrier Deployments with east coast carriers participating in Maritime Security Operations (MSO), Operation Iraqi Freedom, the multi-national coalition effort to liberate the Iraqi people, eliminate Iraq's weapons of mass destruction, and end the regime of Saddam Hussein continues, beginning on 20 March 2003 with the firing of Tomahawk missiles from U.S. ships in the Arabian Gulf and Red Sea and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), the "military response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, commencing on 7 October 2001, operating under operational control of the US Naval Forces Central Command and 5th Fleet, with the Commander, 7th Fleet, serving as naval component commander for Central Command are as follows:

 

AIRCRAFT CARRIER

DEP

AIR WING

T.C.

DEPART

RETURN

Days at  Sea

USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74)

5th WestPac

off the coast of O'ahu, Hawaii

NE 2009

2nd MSO

CVW-9

NG

13 Jan 2009

10 Jul 2009

WestPac

6th FWFD

179-Days

ASW [anti-submarine warfare] (USWEX) with the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force, annual Exercise Foal Eagle with the Republic of Korea Navy and in Alaska's premier joint training exercise "Northern Edge 2009" in the Gulf of Alaska operating with the 3rd and 7th Fleet and 2nd Maritime Security Operations (MSO), supporting operations that are focused on reassuring regional partners of the United States' commitment to security, which promotes stability and global prosperity.

 

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

 

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

 

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

USS

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

Lant

12th Med

13th Suez Canal

2nd OEF

2nd MSO

14th Suez Canal

Med

Lant

CVW-7

AG

21 Feb 2009

30 Jul 2009

Europe

Middle East

Afghanistan War & Maritime Security Operations

Persian Gulf

160-days

Ships 20th FWFD

2nd Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), the multi-national coalition effort to liberate the Iraqi people, eliminate Iraq's weapons of mass destruction, and end the regime of Saddam Hussein continues, beginning on 20 March 2003 with the firing of Tomahawk missiles from U.S. ships in the Arabian Gulf and Red Sea, 2nd Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), the "military response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, commencing on 7 October 2001, providing close air support and reconnaissance to International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) troops on the ground in Afghanistan, Maritime Infrastructure Protection (MIR) exercise with a number of regional nations maritime forces, her 2nd Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) and crisis response development, to ensure that ships could "operate freely while transiting the world's oceans" during the Global War on Terrorism

 

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

 

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

 

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

USS George Washington (CVN-73) 7th (Forward Deployed)

Western Pacific Region

Pacific Ocean

Sea of Japan

CVW-5

NF

6 May 2009

12 May 2009

Training

7-days

Sea Trials and Carrier Qualifications

 

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

 

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

 

Commanded by Capt. David A. Lausman, USS George Washington (CVN-73) is the flagship for the George Washington Carrier Strike Group, Commander, Rear Adm. Kevin M. Donegan, Carrier Strike Group, Task Force 70, Task Force 75 and Carrier Strike Group 5 and Destroyer Squadron 15 comprised of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5; Destroyer Squadron 15 and the guided missile cruisers USS Shiloh (CG-67) and USS Cowpens (CG-63).

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

WestLant

 

 

18 May 2009

21 May 2009

Training Operations

4-days

Off-loaded ammunition off the coast of Virginia

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

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

USS George Washington (CVN-73) 7th (Forward Deployed)

Western Pacific Region

Pacific Ocean

Sea of Japan WestPac

CVW-5

NF

20 May 2009

5 June 2009

Training

17-days

Combat Operations Efficiency (COE) evaluation

 

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

 

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

 

Commanded by Capt. David A. Lausman, George Washington is the flagship of the George Washington Carrier Strike Group, commanded by Rear Adm. Kevin M. Donegan and comprised of CVW 5, Destroyer Squadron 15 and guided missile cruisers USS Shiloh (CG-67) and USS Cowpens (CG-63).

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

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

4th WestPac

Philippine Sea Strait of Malacca
3
rd IO

North Arabian Sea

3rd OEF

2nd MSO

Indian Ocean

CVW-14

NK

28 May 2009

21 Oct 2009

Western Pacific Middle East

Afghanistan War &

Maritime Security Operations

Persian Gulf

5th FWFD

147-days

3rd Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), the "military response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, commencing on 7 October 2001 and 2nd Maritime Security Operations (MSO), supporting operations that are focused on reassuring regional partners of the United States' commitment to security, which promotes stability and global prosperity.

 

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

 

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

 

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

USS George Washington (CVN-73) 7th (2nd Forward Deployed)

Western Pacific Region

Pacific Ocean

Sea of Japan 2nd WestPac

1st Indian Ocean

CVW-5

NF

10 Jun 2009

3 Sep 2009

13th FWFD 86-days 

Summer Underway Period

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

 

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

 

CVW 5, commanded by Capt. Michael S. White, includes four F/A-18 Strike Fighter squadrons (VFA): the Royal Maces of VFA-27, the Diamondbacks of VFA-102, the Golden Dragons of VFA-192 and the Dambusters of VFA-195. It also features Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 115 Liberty Bells, Carrier Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron (VAQ) 136 Gauntlets, Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron (HS) 14 Chargers, as well as detachments from Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 30 Providers and Light Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HSL) 51 Warlords.

 

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

 

Rear Admiral Kevin M. Donegan assumed command of Commander, Task Force (CTF) 70, the U.S. Navy's largest battle force in December 2008, from Rear Admiral Richard Wren, serving from February 2007 to December 2008.

 

Task Force 70 is the Battle Force for U.S. 7th Fleet Commander, Task Force 70 (CTF 70) has operational control of all carrier strike groups and independently deployed cruisers, destroyers and frigates that deploy or transit through the 7th Fleet area of operations.

 

Commanded by Rear Admiral Dan Cloyd, the George Washington is the flagship of George Washington Carrier Strike Group, Task Force 70 and Carrier Strike Group Five (formerly CarGru 5), with more than 5,000 Sailors, with Strike Warfare Commander; staffs of Battle Force 7th Fleet/CSG 5; Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW 5) and its nine squadrons and Destroyer Squadron 15 embarked. CSG 5 includes Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruisers and Destroyer Squadron Fifteen (CDS 15), which serves as the Sea Combat Commander and is responsible for Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruisers and assigned Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers.

 

Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruisers USS Shiloh (CG-67) and USS Cowpens (CG-63) and Arleigh Burke-class destroyers USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG-54), USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62), USS John S. McCain (DDG-56), USS Lassen (DDG-82), USS McCampbell (DDG-85), USS Mustin (DDG-89) and USS Stethem (DDG-63). http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=60974

 

USS George Washington (CVN-73) and surface combatant ships operate out of Yokosuka, Japan, while CVW 5 operates out of Atsugi, Japan, when not embarked on George Washington Together, these units form the U.S. Navy's only continuously forward deployed (and largest) carrier strike group.

 

The CSG 5 Commander also serves as Battle Force Seventh Fleet and Commander, Task Force (CTF 70) for 7th Fleet. In these responsibilities, CSG 5 serves as the Commander of all surface forces (carrier strike groups, independently deploying cruisers, destroyers and frigates) in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility. CTF 70 also serves as the Theater Surface Warfare Commander (TSUWC) and Theater Integrated Air Missile Defense Commander (TIAMDC) for Seventh Fleet.

 

Carrier Strike Group 5, also known as CSG 5 or CARSTRKGRU 5, is the U.S. Navy carrier strike group assigned to the United States Pacific Fleet and permanently forward deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet.

 

CSG 5 is responsible for unit-level training, integrated training, and material readiness for the groups ships and aviation squadrons. As the only continuously forward deployed carrier strike group, the CSG-5 staff does not stand down when the strike group is in Yokosuka, but instead continues to maintain command responsibilities over deploying Carrier Strike Groups and independently deployed cruisers, destroyers, and frigates that operate in the Seventh Fleet operating area. The commander and staff are also responsible for the higher level Task Force 70 duties throughout the year in addition to the CSG-5 duties. The composition of the strike group in immediate proximity of the George Washington varies throughout the year.

 

George Washington CSG includes the embarked staffs of Destroyer Squadron 15/DESRON FIFTEEN.

 

DESRON FIFTEEN is the Navy's only forward-deployed Destroyer Squadron and is responsible for the readiness, tactical and administrative responsibilities for seven Arleigh Burke-class destroyers. The destroyers' squadron commodore serves as the immediate Superior in Command (ISIC) of the ships assigned to the squadron.

 

DESRON FIFTEEN ships are the principal surface forces of Battle Force Seventh Fleet in the Western Pacific and Indian Oceans. In addition to duties as ISIC for the seven ships assigned to the squadron, the DESRON FIFTEEN staff also deploys with the George Washington carrier strike group (CSG). During these deployments, the Commodore serves as Sea Combat Commander (SCC) for the CSG. The SCC responsibilities include Surface Warfare Commander (SWC), Anti-Submarine Warfare employment of attack submarines assigned to the CS.

 

DESRON FIFTEEN has additional assignments in the Seventh Feet as the Maritime Counter - Special Operations Force Commander (MCSOF), Strike Force ASW Commander (SFASWC) and Deputy Ballistic Missile Defense Commander (BMDC).

USS Nimitz (CVN-68) - 3rd & 7th

North Arabian Sea

10th WestPac

South China Sea

Strait of Malacca x 2

10th IO 

CVW-11

NK

31 July 2009

26 Mar 2010

Middle East Afghanistan War

22nd FWFD 239-days

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

 

Ports of call included: Yokosuka, Japan; Changi Naval Base, Singapore; Khalifa Bin Salman Port, Bahrain; port visit in the Middle East; Bay of Bengal; the island of Phuket, Thailand; Port Klang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Hong Kong and Bremerton, Wash.

 

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

 

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

 

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

USS George Washington (CVN-73) 7th Forward Deployed)

Western Pacific Region

Pacific Ocean

Sea of Japan

 

 

5 Sep 2009

 

Family Day

Family and Guest Day Cruise

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

Western Pacific Region

Pacific Ocean

Sea of Japan 3rd WestPac

1st MSO

Annualex

CVW-5

NF

6 Oct 2009

23 Nov 2009

14th FWFD

49-days

Fall Underway Period

1st Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and Bilateral Exercise with ROK Navy, George Washington Carrier Strike Group (GW CSG) and Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF), participating in ANNUALEX 21G.

 

Ports of call included: Victoria Harbor, Hong Kong.

 

CVW 5, commanded by Capt. Michael S. White, includes four F/A-18 Strike Fighter squadrons (VFA): the Royal Maces of VFA-27, the Diamondbacks of VFA-102, the Golden Dragons of VFA-192 and the Dambusters of VFA-195. It also features Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 115 Liberty Bells, Carrier Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron (VAQ) 136 Gauntlets, Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron (HS) 14 Chargers, as well as detachments from Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 30 Providers and Light Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HSL) 51 Warlords.

 

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

 

Rear Admiral Kevin M. Donegan assumed command of Commander, Task Force (CTF) 70, the U.S. Navy's largest battle force in December 2008, from Rear Admiral Richard Wren, serving from February 2007 to December 2008.

 

Task Force 70 is the Battle Force for U.S. 7th Fleet Commander, Task Force 70 (CTF 70) has operational control of all carrier strike groups and independently deployed cruisers, destroyers and frigates that deploy or transit through the 7th Fleet area of operations.

 

Commanded by Rear Admiral Dan Cloyd, the George Washington is the flagship of George Washington Carrier Strike Group, Task Force 70 and Carrier Strike Group Five (formerly CarGru 5), with more than 5,000 Sailors, with Strike Warfare Commander; staffs of Battle Force 7th Fleet/CSG 5; Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW 5) and its nine squadrons and Destroyer Squadron 15 embarked. CSG 5 includes Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruisers and Destroyer Squadron Fifteen (CDS 15), which serves as the Sea Combat Commander and is responsible for Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruisers and assigned Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers.

 

Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruisers USS Shiloh (CG-67) and USS Cowpens (CG-63) and Arleigh Burke-class destroyers USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG-54), USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62), USS John S. McCain (DDG-56), USS Lassen (DDG-82), USS McCampbell (DDG-85), USS Mustin (DDG-89) and USS Stethem (DDG-63). http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=60974

 

USS George Washington (CVN-73) and surface combatant ships operate out of Yokosuka, Japan, while CVW 5 operates out of Atsugi, Japan, when not embarked on George Washington Together, these units form the U.S. Navy's only continuously forward deployed (and largest) carrier strike group.

 

The CSG 5 Commander also serves as Battle Force Seventh Fleet and Commander, Task Force (CTF 70) for 7th Fleet. In these responsibilities, CSG 5 serves as the Commander of all surface forces (carrier strike groups, independently deploying cruisers, destroyers and frigates) in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility. CTF 70 also serves as the Theater Surface Warfare Commander (TSUWC) and Theater Integrated Air Missile Defense Commander (TIAMDC) for Seventh Fleet.

 

Carrier Strike Group 5, also known as CSG 5 or CARSTRKGRU 5, is the U.S. Navy carrier strike group assigned to the United States Pacific Fleet and permanently forward deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet.

 

CSG 5 is responsible for unit-level training, integrated training, and material readiness for the groups ships and aviation squadrons. As the only continuously forward deployed carrier strike group, the CSG-5 staff does not stand down when the strike group is in Yokosuka, but instead continues to maintain command responsibilities over deploying Carrier Strike Groups and independently deployed cruisers, destroyers, and frigates that operate in the Seventh Fleet operating area. The commander and staff are also responsible for the higher level Task Force 70 duties throughout the year in addition to the CSG-5 duties. The composition of the strike group in immediate proximity of the George Washington varies throughout the year.

 

George Washington CSG includes the embarked staffs of Destroyer Squadron 15/DESRON FIFTEEN.

 

DESRON FIFTEEN is the Navy's only forward-deployed Destroyer Squadron and is responsible for the readiness, tactical and administrative responsibilities for seven Arleigh Burke-class destroyers. The destroyers' squadron commodore serves as the immediate Superior in Command (ISIC) of the ships assigned to the squadron.

 

DESRON FIFTEEN ships are the principal surface forces of Battle Force Seventh Fleet in the Western Pacific and Indian Oceans. In addition to duties as ISIC for the seven ships assigned to the squadron, the DESRON FIFTEEN staff also deploys with the George Washington carrier strike group (CSG). During these deployments, the Commodore serves as Sea Combat Commander (SCC) for the CSG. The SCC responsibilities include Surface Warfare Commander (SWC), Anti-Submarine Warfare employment of attack submarines assigned to the CS.

 

DESRON FIFTEEN has additional assignments in the Seventh Feet as the Maritime Counter - Special Operations Force Commander (MCSOF), Strike Force ASW Commander (SFASWC) and Deputy Ballistic Missile Defense Commander (BMDC).

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

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