U. S. Aircraft Carrier Deployment History

FWFDs from 2000 to Present

Part 10 - 2014 to 2015 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

 

 

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 with east coast carriers participating in Maritime Security Operations (MSO). Operation Freedom's Sentinel to help secure and build upon the hard-fought gains of the past," succeeding Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), the "military response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, commencing on 7 October 2001, in continuation of the Global War on Terrorism. Operation Freedom's Sentinel is part of the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission, which began on January 1, 2015. 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. An American-led intervention in Iraq started on 15 June 2014, when President Barack Obama ordered United States forces to be dispatched to the region, in response to offensives in Iraq conducted by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). On the evening of 7 August 2014, U.S. President Barack Obama gave a live address to the nation. He described the recent ISIL advances across Iraq and said that ISIL's persecution and threatening the extinction of Yazidis, a religious minority in northern Iraq, including especially the Yazidis who had fled into the Sinjar Mountains. ISIL kinetic operations started on August 8, 2014. The U.S. decided in October 2014 to name its military efforts against ISIL as "Operation Inherent Resolve"; the military intervention against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), including both the campaign in Iraq and the campaign in Syria. U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) news release announcing the name; 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 2013 Pacific Fleet and Seventh Fleet Aircraft Carriers deployments and Carriers from both West and East coast, resulted in one CVN extending into 2014, participating in Maritime Security Operations (MSO); Operation Freedom's Sentinel and Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR); 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 ships 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). Operation Freedom's Sentinel to help secure and build upon the hard-fought gains of the past," succeeding Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), the "military response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, commencing on 7 October 2001, in continuation of the Global War on Terrorism. Operation Freedom's Sentinel is part of the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission, which began on January 1, 2015. 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. An American-led intervention in Iraq started on 15 June 2014, when President Barack Obama ordered United States forces to be dispatched to the region, in response to offensives in Iraq conducted by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). On the evening of 7 August 2014, U.S. President Barack Obama gave a live address to the nation. He described the recent ISIL advances across Iraq and said that ISIL's persecution and threatening the extinction of Yazidis, a religious minority in northern Iraq, including especially the Yazidis who had fled into the Sinjar Mountains. ISIL kinetic operations started on August 8, 2014. The U.S. decided in October 2014 to name its military efforts against ISIL as "Operation Inherent Resolve"; the military intervention against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), including both the campaign in Iraq and the campaign in Syria. U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) news release announcing the name; 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) 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), 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 Mmaritime 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 (Forward Deployed)

Western Pacific Region

Pacific Ocean

Sea of Japan

 

 

19 May 2014

23 May 2014

Training

Three-month Selected Restricted Availability (SRA) at Berth 12, Fleet Activities Yokosuka from Jan to May 2014. Sea Trials off the coast of Japan

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

Western Pacific Region

Pacific Ocean

Sea of Japan

11th WestPac

Korean Peninsula

CVW-5

NF

24 May 2014

4 Aug 2014

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.

 

Rear Admiral Mark Montgomery assumed command of Commander, Task Force (CTF) 70, the U.S. Navy's largest battle force in January 2013, from Rear Admiral J. R. Haley, serving from April 2011 to January 2013.

 

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 Mark Montgomery, 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.

 

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 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), 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.

 

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

USS George Washington (CVN-73) 7th

(12th Forward Deployed)

Western Pacific Region

Pacific Ocean

Sea of Japan

12th WestPac

CVW-5

NF

2 Sep 2014

25 Nov 2014

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.

 

Rear Admiral John Alexander assumed command of Commander, Task Force (CTF) 70, the U.S. Navy's largest battle force in October 2014, from Rear Admiral Mark Montgomery, serving from January 2013 to October 2014.

 

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 John Alexander, 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.

 

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

 

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). Operation Freedom's Sentinel to help secure and build upon the hard-fought gains of the past," succeeding Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), the "military response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, commencing on 7 October 2001, in continuation of the Global War on Terrorism. Operation Freedom's Sentinel is part of the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission, which began on January 1, 2015. 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. An American-led intervention in Iraq started on 15 June 2014, when President Barack Obama ordered United States forces to be dispatched to the region, in response to offensives in Iraq conducted by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). On the evening of 7 August 2014, U.S. President Barack Obama gave a live address to the nation. He described the recent ISIL advances across Iraq and said that ISIL's persecution and threatening the extinction of Yazidis, a religious minority in northern Iraq, including especially the Yazidis who had fled into the Sinjar Mountains. ISIL kinetic operations started on August 8, 2014. The U.S. decided in October 2014 to name its military efforts against ISIL as "Operation Inherent Resolve"; the military intervention against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), including both the campaign in Iraq and the campaign in Syria. U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) news release announcing the name; 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, participating in Maritime Security Operations (MSO); Operation Freedom's Sentinel and Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR); 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). Operation Freedom's Sentinel to help secure and build upon the hard-fought gains of the past," succeeding Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), the "military response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, commencing on 7 October 2001, in continuation of the Global War on Terrorism. Operation Freedom's Sentinel is part of the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission, which began on January 1, 2015. 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. An American-led intervention in Iraq started on 15 June 2014, when President Barack Obama ordered United States forces to be dispatched to the region, in response to offensives in Iraq conducted by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). On the evening of 7 August 2014, U.S. President Barack Obama gave a live address to the nation. He described the recent ISIL advances across Iraq and said that ISIL's persecution and threatening the extinction of Yazidis, a religious minority in northern Iraq, including especially the Yazidis who had fled into the Sinjar Mountains. ISIL kinetic operations started on August 8, 2014. The U.S. decided in October 2014 to name its military efforts against ISIL as "Operation Inherent Resolve"; the military intervention against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), including both the campaign in Iraq and the campaign in Syria. U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) news release announcing the name; 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 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

1st OIR

WestPac

EastPac

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) 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), 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 three times.

 

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

Western Pacific Region

Pacific Ocean

Sea of Japan

 

 

11 May 2015

15 May 2015

Training

Selected Restricted Availability (SRA) at Berth 12, Fleet Activities Yokosuka from December 2014 to 15 May 2015. Sea Trials off the coast of Japan.Sea Trials off the coast of Japan

USS George Washington (CVN-73) 7th (13th Forward Deployed)

Western Pacific Region

Pacific Ocean

Sea of Japan

13th WestPac

EastPac

CVW-5

NF

18 May 2015

10 Aug 2015

Home Port Transfer to San, Diego, Ca.

WestPac

24th FWFD

85-days

Summer Underway Period

Hher last forward deployed deployment, turning over duties in San Diego, California to USS Ronald Regan (CVN-71), participating in exercise Talisman Sabre 2015, in the Timor Sea off the northern coast of Australia.

 

Ports of call included: Grain Wharf in Port of Brisbane, Australia.

 

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.

 

Rear Admiral John Alexander assumed command of Commander, Task Force (CTF) 70, the U.S. Navy's largest battle force in October 2014, from Rear Admiral Mark Montgomery, serving from January 2013 to October 2014.

 

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 John Alexander, 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.

 

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.

 

Carrier Group FIVE
Carrier Strike Group Five

COMCARSTRIKGRU FIVE

Commander, Carrier Strike Group 5 (CCSG 5)

 

The Forward Deployed Naval Forces of Carrier Strike Group Five

 

Battle Force Seventh Fleet (CTF-70)
Surface Combatant Force Seventh Fleet (CTF-75)
Carrier Strike Force Seventh Fleet (CTF 77)
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/agency/navy/cargru5.htm

 

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 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.

 

Rear Admiral Charles Williams assumed command of Commander, Task Force (CTF) 70, the U.S. Navy's largest battle force in July 2016, from Rear Admiral John Alexander, serving from October 2014 to July 2016. Capt. Jonathan Duffy, deputy commander, DESRON-15, assumed duties as commander (Ref. CTF 70 and DESRON 15 Commanders Relieved Due to Loss of Confidence - Story Number: NNS170918-01Release Date: 9/18/2017 7:37:00 AM - YOKOSUKA, Japan (NNS)). https://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=102464

 

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 Charles Williams, the Ronald Regan 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 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 Regan (CVN-76) and surface combatant ships operate out of Yokosuka, Japan, while CVW 5 operates out of Atsugi, Japan, when not embarked on Ronald Regan. 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.

 

Carrier Group FIVE
Carrier Strike Group Five

COMCARSTRIKGRU FIVE

Commander, Carrier Strike Group 5 (CCSG 5)

 

The Forward Deployed Naval Forces of Carrier Strike Group Five

 

Battle Force Seventh Fleet (CTF-70)
Surface Combatant Force Seventh Fleet (CTF-75)
Carrier Strike Force Seventh Fleet (CTF 77)
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/agency/navy/cargru5.htm

 

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 Ronald Reagan varies throughout the year.

 

Ronald Regan 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 Ronald Reagan 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 George Washington (CVN-73) Pacific Fleet, 4th & Fleet Forces Command

SolPac

2nd Cape of Horn

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.

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) 7th

(1st Forward Deployed at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan (NAF Atsugi, Japan)

Western Pacific Region

Pacific Ocean

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.

 

Rear Admiral Charles Williams assumed command of Commander, Task Force (CTF) 70, the U.S. Navy's largest battle force in July 2016, from Rear Admiral John Alexander, serving from October 2014 to July 2016. Capt. Jonathan Duffy, deputy commander, DESRON-15, assumed duties as commander (Ref. CTF 70 and DESRON 15 Commanders Relieved Due to Loss of Confidence - Story Number: NNS170918-01Release Date: 9/18/2017 7:37:00 AM - YOKOSUKA, Japan (NNS)). https://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=102464

 

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 Charles Williams, the Ronald Regan 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 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 Regan (CVN-76) and surface combatant ships operate out of Yokosuka, Japan, while CVW 5 operates out of Atsugi, Japan, when not embarked on Ronald Regan. 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 Ronald Reagan varies throughout the year.

 

Ronald Regan 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 Ronald Reagan 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 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).

 

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

 

 

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