U. S. Aircraft Carrier Deployment History

FWFDs from 2000 to Present

Part 8 - 2011 FWFDs

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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)

 

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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

 

2011 EAST and WEST COAST DEPLOYMENTS - Includes Florida

 

2011 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 New Dawn" -- to reflect the reduced role U.S. troops will play in securing the country, former 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 2010 Pacific Fleet and Seventh Fleet Aircraft Carriers deployments and Carriers from both West and East coast, resulted in two CVNs extending into 2011, operating under the direction of the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command participating in Maritime Security Operations (MSO), "Operation New Dawn" -- to reflect the reduced role U.S. troops will play in securing the country, former 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 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 Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) - Pacific Fleet, 7th, 5th & Central Command (3rd North Arabian Sea dep.) (8th Arabian/Persian Gulf dep.) dep. with two cruises to the Persian Gulf)

10th WestPac

3rd MSO

3rd OEF

OND

CVW-2

NE

7 Sep 2010

24 Mar 2011

Western Pacific Middle East

Afghanistan War

Persian Gulf

199-days

Ships 12th FWFD

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 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 and "Operation New Dawn" -- to reflect the reduced role U.S. troops will play in securing the country, former Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), the multi-national coalition effort to liberate the Iraqi people, eliminate Iraq's weapons of mass destruction, and end the regime of Saddam Hussein continues, beginning on 20 March 2003 with the firing of Tomahawk missiles from U.S. ships in the Arabian Gulf and Red Sea.

 

Ports of call: Naval Air Station, North Island (NASNI), San Diego, California twice; Port Klang, Malaysia; Bahrain; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; United Arab Emirates; Singapore and Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

 

Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2 aircraft consist of, Boeing / McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18F Super Hornet of Strike Fighter Squadron TWO (VFA-2) Bounty Hunters, F/A-18E Hornets of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 137 Kestrels," FA-18C (N) Hornet of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 151 Vigilantes, FA-18C (N) Hornet of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 34 Blue Blasters, EA-6B Prowler of Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron ONE THREE ONE or VAQ-131, Lancers, E-2C Hawkeye 2000 NP of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron ONE ONE SIX or VAW-116 and C-2 Greyhound of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron THREE ZERO Det. TWO or VRC-30 DET. 2, Helicopter Combat Support Special Squadron (HSC-12) and Helicopter Anti-Submarine Mine Squadron (HSM-77).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) is the flagship of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9, Commander Rear Adm. Scott Swift, relieved by Rear Adm. Mark D. Guadagnini on 29 January 2010; which consists of embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2 commander, Capt. John Eden, San Diego-based guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG-71), and the embarked Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 9, commander, Capt. Capt. Carol Hottenrott, which includes the Everett-based destroyers USS Momsen (DDG-92) and USS Shoup (DDG-86), as well as the San Diego-based destroyers USS Halsey (DDG-97) and USS Sterett (DDG-104).

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

(6th Arabian Sea & 4th North Arabian Sea dep.)

11th WestPac

11th Indian Ocean

2nd MSO

2nd OEF

CVW-17

AA

30 Nov 2010

15 Jun 2011

Middle East

Afghanistan War

17th FWFD

198-days

Carl Vinson Deploys for Training, Western Pacific

COMPTUEX in the Eastern Pacific, 2nd Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), the "military response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, commencing on 7 October 2001 (CVW-17 flew 1,085 OEF missions, totaling 6,600 total flight hours.), her 2nd Maritime Security Operations (MSO), to protect offshore infrastructure, including Iraqi oil platforms, which provide a critical source of income for the new Iraqi government and supporting operations that are focused on reassuring regional partners of the United States commitment to security, which promotes stability and global prosperity; to ensure that ships could "operate freely while transiting the world's oceans" during the Global War on Terrorism, on her, Operation New Dawn, an operation in Trekh Nawa in the summer of 2010 and participating in Exercise Malabar 2012 with the Indian Navy, in the vicinity of Chennai, in the Bay of Bengal, and west of the Nicobar Islands.

 

Ports of call: Victoria Harbor, Hong Kong; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates; anchored off the coast of Chennai, India; Fremantle and Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

 

The squadrons of CVW-17 include VFA-22, Fighting Redcocks (FA-18F); VFA-81, Sunliners (FA-18E); VFA-113, Stingers (FA-18C(N)); VFA-25, Fist of the Fleet (FA-18C(N)); VAQ-134, Garudas (EA-6B); VAW-125, Tigertails (E-2C Hawkeye 2000 NP); HS-15;, Red Lions (SH-60F/HH-60H) and VRC-40 DET.5, Rawhides (C-2A NP).

 

Commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 1 held a change of command ceremony aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) Oct. 26, 2010. Rear Adm. Samuel Perez relieved Rear Adm. Ted "Twig" Branch as commander, Carrier Strike Group 1. CSG-1, with Branch as its first commander, was formally established Oct. 1, 2009. The strike group is comprised of Carl Vinson, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 1, USS Bunker Hill (CG-52) and USS Lake Champlain (CG-57). Carrier Strike Group One Conducts Change of Command Ceremony. Carl Vinson helps provide deterrence, promote peace and security, preserve freedom of the sea and humanitarian/disaster response within 3rd Fleet's 50-million square mile area of responsibility in the Eastern Pacific, as well as supporting the nation's maritime strategy when forward deployed; Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet Vice Adm. Gerald R. Beaman (Ref. Story Number: NNS101028-09 - Release Date: 10/28/2010 2:46:00 PM - By Carrier Strike Group One Public Affairs, NORTH ISLAND, Ca (NNS)). http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=56857

 

Beaman takes command of 3rd Fleet

 

The Navys top West Coast command changed hands Thursday when Vice Adm. Gerald R. Beaman took the helm of U.S. 3rd Fleet. Beaman replaces Vice Adm. Richard W. Hunt, who became the fleet commander in June 2009. The change-of-command ceremony was held on the flight deck of amphibious assault ship Makin Island in San Diego, where the crowd included Adm. Patrick Walsh, the Pacific Fleet commander. Hunts next assignment isnt far from the fleet headquarters atop the bluff at Point Loma in San Diego. He is slated to take command of Naval Surface Forces and Naval Surface Force-Pacific, based across San Diego Bay in Coronado. Beaman, a naval flight officer with more than 3,500 flight hours and 1,067 carrier landings, has completed several command tours, including commander of Carrier Air Wing 2 and Fighter Squadron 211, according to his official biography. Recently he served with U.S. Fleet Forces Command as deputy chief of staff for global force management, joint operations and training. Hunt, a surface warfare officer, has commanded Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, Carrier Strike Group 6, the cruiser Philippine Sea and frigate Crommelin. His staff assignments included programming division director with the Navy staff and executive assistant to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, according to his biography. Third Fleet covers a region that includes 60,000 sailors and Marines, five carriers, 73 ships, 35 submarines and more than 350 aircraft, according to the Navy. Its forces routinely deploy to the 4th Fleet, 5th Fleet and 7th Fleet regions, including major joint exercises such as Rim of the Pacific and Talisman Saber, humanitarian missions including Pacific Partnership and disaster relief in Japan, and defense support to local, state and other civilian authorities (Ref. By Gidget Fuentes New York Times Staff writer - Posted : Friday Apr 22, 2011 19:06:48 EDT) http://www.navytimes.com/news/2011/04/marine-third-fleet-command-042211

 

Carl Vinson helps provide deterrence, promote peace and security, preserve freedom of the sea and humanitarian/disaster response within 3rd Fleet's 50-million square mile area of responsibility in the Eastern Pacific, as well as supporting the nation's maritime strategy when forward deployed; Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet Vice Adm. Gerald R. Beaman (ref. Vinson Welcomes Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet - Story Number: NNS110927-09 - Release Date: 9/27/2011 5:40:00 PM - By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (SW) Byron C. Linder, USS Carl Vinson Public Affairs, USS CARL VINSON, At Sea (NNS)).

http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=62953

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

  

2011 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 New Dawn" -- to reflect the reduced role U.S. troops will play in securing the country, former 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 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 Enterprise (CVN-65) U. S. Fleet Forces Command, 6th, 5th & Central Command

(17th & 18th Gulf of Aden & Red Sea voy. & 12th North Arabian Sea dep.)

Lant

10th Med

16th Suez Canal

Red Sea

Bab el-Mandeb Strait

Gulf of Aden

North Arabian Sea

5th OEF

3rd MSO

Gulf of Aden

Bab el-Mandeb Strait

Red Sea

17th Suez Canal

Med

Lant

CVW-1

AB

13 Jan 2011

15 Jul 2011

Europe Middle East

Afghanistan

War

30th FWFD

184-Days

Enterprise Carrier Strike Group Deploys

Enterprise Carrier Strike Group Returns to Norfolk

 

3rd Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in support of anti-piracy operations and the struggle against violent extremists, counter-piracy and counter-terrorism to Operation Odyssey Dawn, on her 5th Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), the "military response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, commencing on 7 October 2001 and Operation New Dawn in Iraq.

 

More than 5,500 Sailors and Marines serving in the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group (CSG) returned from a six-month deployment supporting operations in the Mediterranean and the Arabian Sea. Enterprise and CVW-1 flew more than 1,450 sorties in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Operation New Dawn in Iraq. Enterprise and the strike group ships also disrupted nine piracy attempts, resulting in the capture of 75 suspected pirates and the detention of 18 more. The carrier, commanded by Capt. Dee L. Mewbourne, traveled nearly 60,000 miles after leaving Norfolk Jan. 13 to support theater security cooperation and maritime security cooperation efforts while deployed. Enterprise has a proud history of more than 49 years. Our nation. This is the third deployment leading an aircraft carrier into combat operations during the last three years for Capt. Dee L. Mewbourne, who assumed duties as commanding officer of USS Enterprise (CVN-65) Jan. 4. Mewbourne most recently commanded USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69), where led her crew through two successful combat deployments.

 

Ports of call: Lisbon, Portugal; Marmaris, Turkey; Souda Bay, Crete, Greece; Palma de Mallorca, Spain and Mayport

 

CVW 1 Squadrons include: the Red Rippers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 11 flying the FA-18F Super Hornet; the Checkmates of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 211 flying the FA-18F Super Hornet; the Sidewinders of VFA-86 flying the FA-18C; the Knighthawks of VFA-136 flying the FA-18C; the Thunderbolts of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 251 flying the FA-18C (N) Hornet,the Dragonslayers of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 11 flying the SH-60 Seahawk; the Rooks of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 137 flying the EA-6B Prowler; the Screwtops of VAW-123 flying the E-2C NP Hawkeye; the Maulers of Sea Control Squadron (VS) 32 (*1) flying the S-3B Viking; and the Rawhides of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 40 flying the C-2A Greyhound.

 

Enterprise CSG is comprised of Rear Adm. Terry B. Kraft, commander, CSG 12, Enterprise, CVW-1, Destroyer Squadron 2, the guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG-55), the guided-missile destroyers USS Bulkeley (DDG-84), USS Barry (DDG-52) and USS Mason (DDG-87), USNS Arctic (T-AOE-8). Mason is scheduled to return to Norfolk later this month.

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) -Pacific Fleet, 7th, 5th & Central Command (3rd North Arabian Sea dep. (5th, 8th & 9th Arabian Sea voyage))

5th WestPac

East & South China Sea

Bay of Bengal

4th IO

North Arabian Sea

4th OEF

New Dawn

3rd MSO

Indian Ocean

South China Sea

CVW-14

NK

2 Feb 2011

9 Sep 2011

Western Pacific Middle East

Afghanistan War &

Maritime Security Operations

220-days

Ships 7th FWFD

Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) and pre-deployment training off the coast of Southern California, Operation Tomodachi, which is a Japanese word meaning "friend," is a joint U.S.-Japan mission to provide humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) to the victims of a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan in support of "Operation Tomodachi" March 11, 4th Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), the "military response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, commencing on 7 October 2001, New Dawn and 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.

 

Ports of call: Sasebo, Japan; Phuket, Thailand; Kingdom of Bahrain; Hong Kong; Guam and Pearl Harbor.

 

Embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 14 includes the "Black Knights" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 154, the "Argonauts" of VFA-147, the "Blue Diamonds" of VFA-146, the "Death Rattlers" of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 323, 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.

 

The Ronald Reagan Strike Group is comprised of Rear Adm. Thomas J. Rowden, Commander, Carrier Strike Group Seven (CCSG 7), CVW-14, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) Seven (CDS 7), the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), the guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG-62) and Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 7, which includes the guided-missile destroyers USS Preble (DDG-88), USS Benfold (DDG-65), USS Decatur (DDG-73), and USS Howard (DDG-83), and guided-missile frigates USS Gary (FFG-51) and USS Thach (FFG-43).

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

Western Pacific Region

Pacific Ocean

WestPac

 

CVW-5

NF

21 Mar 2011

20 Apr 2011

Training

31-days

 

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

Western Pacific Region

Pacific Ocean

WestPac

 

CVW-5

NF

6 Apr 2011

20 Apr 2011

Training

15-days

 

USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77) - U. S. Fleet Forces Command, 6th, 5th & Central Command (1st Arabian/Persian Gulf dep. (3 voys.) & 1st North Arabian Sea dep. (4 voys.))

EastLant

SW' 11

1st Med

1st Suez Canal

1st MSO

OND

1st OEF

2nd Suez Canal

Med

Lant

 

CVW-8

NE

11 May 2011

10 Dec 2011

Europe

Middle East

Afghanistan War

Persian Gulf

1st FWFD

214-Days

 

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; Saxon Warrior '11, an exercise designed to develop theater-specific combat skills as well as enhance cooperation between multi-national forces and government agencies, led by the United Kingdom-based Flag Officer Sea Training (FOST), Saxon Warrior presents a myriad of challenges to the multi-national and multi-platform force by creating a diverse and unpredictable war environment based on fictional geo-political and military scenarios; Operation New Dawn and her 1st 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: Stokes Bay, Portsmouth, UK; Cartagena, Spain; Naples, Italy; Khalifa Bin Salman Port, Bahrain, Manama Kingdom of Bahrain; Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates twice; Marseille, France and Mayport, Fla.

 

CVW-8 includes the "Golden Warriors" of VFA-87, the "Valions" of VFA-15, the "Fighting Blacklions" of VFA-213, the "Tomcatters" of VFA-31, the "Bear Aces" of Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 124, the "Shadowhawks" of Electronic Warfare Squadron (VAQ) 141, the "Tridents" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 9, and the "Spartans" of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 70.

 

*EA-18G Growlers Complete 1st Combat Deployment

Two Additional Growler Squadrons Now Deployed

 

The U.S. Navy's electronic attack squadron VAQ-132 EA-18G Growlers safely returned to their home base at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, WA, on July 9, 2011 after completing an eight-month deployment that included combat operations in the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) and U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) areas of responsibility.

 

During the deployment, VAQ-132s personnel and aircraft supported CENTCOM operations in Iraq before quickly transitioning to AFRICOM to conduct operations supporting NATO in Libya. Additional EA-18Gs are deployed with electronic attack squadron VAQ-141 aboard the USS George H.W. Bush (CVN77) aircraft carrier, marking the aircraft's first sea-based deployment. VAQ-141 is expected to conduct support missions as part of Carrier Air Wing Eight in the Mediterranean and Persian Gulf regions.

 

A third electronic attack squadron, VAQ-138, recently deployed to a land-based location.

 

The George H.W. Bush Strike Group is made up of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 2, Rear Adm. Nora Tyson, USS George H. W. Bush (CVN-77), Captain Brian E. Luther, as Commanding Officer, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8, Commander Jeff Davis, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 22, USS Gettysburg (CG-64), USS Anzio (CG-68), USS Truxtun (DDG-103) and USS Mitscher (DDG-57).

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

Western Pacific Region

Pacific Ocean

WestPac

CVW-5

NF

5 Jun 2011

8 Jun 2011

Training

4-days

Sea Trials in the local waters off Japan

USS George Washington (CVN-73) 7th (2nd Indian Ocean)

(5th Forward Deployed)

Western Pacific Region

Pacific Ocean

Sea of Japan

5th WestPac

South & East China Sea

Gulf of Thailand

KS 2011

CVW-5

NF

12 Jun 2011

25 Aug 2011

16th FWFD

75-days

Summer Underway Period

Keen Sword 2011 with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) personnel and their U.S. counterpart. Tansited the Sunda Strait and entered the Indian Ocean, transiting to the South China Sea upon conclusion of operations.

 

Ports of call included: Laem Chabang, Thailand.

 

CVW 5, Capt. Daniel Cave 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).

 

Rear Admiral J. R. Haley assumed command of Commander, Task Force (CTF) 70, the U.S. Navy's largest battle force in April 2011, from Rear Admiral Dan Cloyd, serving from May 2010 to April 2011, permanently embarked on board USS George Washington forward deployed to Yokosuka, Japan

http://www.public.navy.mil/surfor/ccsg5/Pages/bio1.aspx#.UB4m9Jjy-Ho

 

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 J. R. Haley, 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 John C. Stennis (CVN-74) - Pacific Fleet, 7th, 5th & Central Command (Strait of Hormuz, 2nd North Arabian Sea & Arabian Gulf)

6th WestPac

South China Sea

Strait of Malacca

5th IO

1st OND

2nd MSO

3rd OEF

Strait of Malacca

Indian Ocean South China Sea

CVW-9

NG

25 Jul 2011

2 Mar 2012

Middle East

2nd Iraq War, Afghanistan War &

Maritime Security Operations

Persian Gulf

222-days

Ships 7th FWFD

Participated in undersea warfare exercise (USWEX) off the coast of Hawaii, 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, 3rd Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), the "military response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, commencing on 7 October 2001, while CVW-9 launched the Navy's final air sortie over Iraq, effectively ending naval support for "Operation New Dawn" -- to reflect the reduced role U.S. troops will play in securing the country, former 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 en route home conducted a passing exercise (PASSEX) in the Singapore Strait.

 

Ports of call: San Diego, California; Manila Bay, Philippines; Port Kelang, Malaysia; Khalifa Bin Salman Port, Kingdom of Bahrain and Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii and San Diego, California.

 

The squadrons of CVW-9 include

 

VFA-41, Black Aces (FA-18F); VFA-14, Tophatters (FA-18E); VFA-97, Warhawks (FA-18C(N)); VFA-192, Golden Dragons (FA-18C(N)); VAQ-133, Wizards (EA-6B); VAW-112 (*1), Golden Hawks (E-2C Hawkeye 2000 NP); HSC-8, Eightballers (MH-60S); HSM-71, Raptors (MH-60R) andvVRC-30 DET.4 (*2), Providers (C-2A NP, (C-2A).

 

(*1) VAW-112 swapped an E-2C to VAW-115 at February 2012 transferred 165813/NG-600 to VAW-115 received 165817/NF-600 from VAW-115.

(*2) VRC-30 DET.4 swapped two C-2As to VRC-30 DET. 5 at February 2012 transferred two C-2A NPs, 1621xx/32 and 162175/33 to VRC-30 DET.5 received C-2As, 162159/22 and 162166/31 from VRC-30 DET. 5.

 

Rear. Adm. Craig Faller, commander, JCSCSG comprises the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74), CVW-9 and the ships of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 21; guided missile destroyers USS Kidd (DDG 100), USS Dewey (DDG-105), USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG-108) and USS Pinckney (DDG -91); and guided missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG-53).

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

Western Pacific Region

Pacific Ocean

Sea of Japan

CVW-5

NF

27 Aug 2011

 

1-day

Friends and Family Day Cruise

USS George Washington (CVN-73) 7th (6th Forward Deployed)

Western Pacific Region

Pacific Ocean

Sea of Japan

6th WestPac

South & East China Sea

Gulf of Thailand

CVW-5

NF

19 Sep 2011

22 Nov 2011

17th FWFD

73-days

Fleet Replacement Squadron Carrier Qualifications and Training Command Squadron Carrier Qualifications and participated in ANNUAL Exercise 2011 in the local waters off Okinawa, Japan.

 

Ports of call included: Busan, Republic of Korea; Changi Naval Base, Singapore and 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-18E; 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 J. R. Haley assumed command of Commander, Task Force (CTF) 70, the U.S. Navy's largest battle force in April 2011, from Rear Admiral Dan Cloyd, serving from May 2010 to April 2011, permanently embarked on board USS George Washington forward deployed to Yokosuka, Japan

http://www.public.navy.mil/surfor/ccsg5/Pages/bio1.aspx#.UB4m9Jjy-Ho

 

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 J. R. Haley, 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); guided-missile destroyers USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG-54); USS Mustin (DDG-89); USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG-108); USS McCampbell (DDG-85) and USS Dewey (DDG-105).

 

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

(6th Arabian / Persian Gulf dep. & 7th Arabian Sea & 5th North Arabian Sea dep.)

12th WestPac

12th Indian Ocean

3rd MSO

3rd OEF

CVW-17

AA

30 Nov 2011

23 May 2012

Middle East

Afghanistan War

18th FWFD

176-days

Carl Vinson and CVW 17 Depart on Western Pacific Deployment

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 3rd Maritime Security Operations (MSO), to protect offshore infrastructure, including Iraqi oil platforms, which provide a critical source of income for the new Iraqi government and supporting operations that are focused on reassuring regional partners of the United States commitment to security, which promotes stability and global prosperity; to ensure that ships could "operate freely while transiting the world's oceans" during the Global War on Terrorism, and Exercise Malabar 2012 with the Indian Navy in the vicinity of Chennai.

 

USS Carl Vinson Conducts Change of Command

 

Ports of call: Victoria Harbor; Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates; anchored off the coast of Chennai, India; Fremantle, Australia and Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

 

USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) held a change of command ceremony Dec. 2, 2011, while the ship was underway. Capt. Kent D. Whalen relieved Capt. Bruce H. Lindsey as commanding officer. The ceremony's guest speaker and Vinson's second commanding officer, retired Rear Adm. Thomas Mercer, praised Lindsey's leadership, highlighting the ship's humanitarian and disaster relief efforts during Operation Unified Response with Task Force-Haiti and the subsequent deployment to U.S. 7th Fleet and U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibilities in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation New Dawn. Before being officially relieved, Lindsey credited Vinson's "Gold Eagle Team" as well as Carrier Air Wing 17's "Team Quicksand" for making the carrier's success possible as he transitions to Commander Naval Air Forces, U.S. Pacific Fleet.

"The
Gold Eagle and Quicksand team is simply stellar," Lindsey said. "It's about the people - the chiefs, the officers and the Sailor. Don't ever forget you are special, and that is why this ship is special." After official orders were read, Whalen assumed all duties and responsibilities as commanding officer and addressed the crew for the first time. "It is an honor and privilege to be your commanding officer, and I'm looking forward to witnessing all the great achievements this ship and Carrier Strike Group team will accomplish in the future," Whalen said. "Nothing has changed in the way we do our business onboard Carl Vinson; the safety of this crew should remain paramount." Prior to assuming command, Whalen served on the staff of the Commander, Naval Air Forces, San Diego as the assistant chief of staff for force readiness (Ref. Story Number: NNS111202-12 - Release Date: 12/2/2011 3:50:00 PM - By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (SW/AW) Lori D. Bent, USS Carl Vinson Public Affairs, USS CARL VINSON, At Sea (NNS)

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Vinson served as the flagship for Carrier Strike Group 1, under control of Rear Adm. T. K. Shannon, which also consisted of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 1 guided-missile destroyers USS Halsey (DDG-97), guided-missile destroyer USS Bunker Hill (CG-52), and CVW 17 (Ref. Story Number: NNS120517-10 - Release Date: 5/17/2012 5:37:00 AM - By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tiarra Fulgham, USS Carl Vinson Public Affairs, PEARL HARBOR (NNS)).

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USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) - Pacific Fleet, 7th, 5th & Central Command (4th North Arabian Sea dep.) Fleet Forces (9th Arabian

/ Persian Gulf dep.)

11th WestPac

1st Suez Canal

3rd MSO

4th OEF

 

CVW-2

NE

7 Dec 2011

7 Aug 2012

Western Pacific

Transfer to the East Coast for RCOH

Middle East

Afghanistan War

Persian Gulf

Europe

13th FWFD

245-days

East Coast Transfer for Refueling Complex Overhaul (RCOH) at Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), an American Fortune 500 shipbuilding company formed on March 31, 2011 as a spin-off of Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding Newport News (NGSB-NN), her 3rd Maritime Security Operations (MSO), to protect offshore infrastructure, including Iraqi oil platforms, which provide a critical source of income for the new Iraqi government and supporting operations that are focused on reassuring regional partners of the United States commitment to security, which promotes stability and global prosperity; to ensure that ships could "operate freely while transiting the world's oceans" during the Global War on Terrorism, on her 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: Naval Air Station, North Island (NASNI), San Diego, California; Leam Chebang, Thailand; Khalifa Bin Salman Port, Bahrain; Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates; Khalifa Bin Salman Port, Bahrain; Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates; Antalya, Turkey and Mayport, Flordia.

 

Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2 aircraft consist of, Boeing / McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18F Super Hornet of Strike Fighter Squadron TWO (VFA-2) Bounty Hunters, F/A-18E Hornets of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 137 Kestrels," FA-18C (N) Hornet of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 151 Vigilantes, FA-18C (N) Hornet of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 34 Blue Blasters, EA-6B Prowler of Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron ONE THREE ONE or VAQ-131, Lancers, E-2C Hawkeye 2000 NP of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron ONE ONE SIX or VAW-116 and C-2 Greyhound of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron THREE ZERO Det. TWO or VRC-30 Det. 2, Helicopter Combat Support Special Squadron (HSC-12) and Helicopter Anti-Submarine Mine Squadron (HSM-77) (Ref. 76).

 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) is the flagship of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9, Rear Adm. Troy M. Shoemaker as Commander, which consists of embarked Carrier Air Wing 2, San Diego-based guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG-71), and the embarked Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 9, which includes the Everett-based destroyers USS Momsen (DDG-92) and USS Shoup (DDG-86), as well as the San Diego-based destroyers USS Halsey (DDG-97) and USS Sterett (DDG-104) (Ref. Story Number: NNS100913-26 - Release Date: 9/13/2010 6:04:00 PM - By Lt. Greg D. Raelson, USS Abraham Lincoln Strike Group Public Affairs, At Sea (NNS) & Story Number: 9/16/2010 4:54 - Release Date: 9/16/2010 4:54:00 PM - By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alan Gragg, Abraham Lincoln Strike Group Public Affairs, At Sea (NNS)). http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=55955

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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

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