U. S. Aircraft Carrier Deployment History

FWFDs from 2000 to Present

Part 11 - 2018 to 2019 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

 

 

2016 EAST and WEST COAST DEPLOYMENTS - Includes Florida

 

2016 U.S. Atlantic (Second & Sixth Fleets) U.S. Pacific Fleet (Third and Seventh Fleets) and the US Naval Forces Central Command and 5th Fleet Aircraft Carrier Deployments 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 2015 Pacific Fleet and Seventh Fleet Aircraft Carriers deployments and Carriers from both West and East coast, resulted in one CVN extending into 2016, 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

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

Lant

Med

11th Suez Canal

5th MSO

1st OIR

12th Suez Canal

North Arabian Sea

Med

Lant

CVW-7

AG

16 Nov 2015

13 Jul 2016

Europe

Middle East

ISIS Ops in Iraq and Syria

9th FWFD

241-days

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

The countries that have participated in the strikes include:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

Persian Gulf, arm of the Arabian Sea, 90,000 sq mi (233,100 sq km), between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran, extends c.600 mi (970 km) from the Shatt al Arab delta to the Strait of Hormuz, which links it with the Gulf of Oman

Ref. U. S. Navy Deployment History Resources

 

2016 U.S. Atlantic (Second & Sixth Fleets) U.S. Pacific Fleet (Third and Seventh Fleets) and the US Naval Forces Central Command and 5th Fleet Aircraft Carrier Deployments with east coast carriers participating in 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 John C. Stennis (CVN-74) 3rd & 7th

8th WestPac

EastPac
Pac

Luzon Strait

East China Sea

CVW-9

NG

15 Jan 2016

14 Aug 2016

Western Pacific

9th FWFD

213-days

John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group (JCSSG) deploys as a ongoing rotation of U.S. forces supporting maritime security operations in waters around the world, on her 4th Maritime Security Operations (MSO), supporting operations that are focused on reassuring regional partners of the United States' commitment to security, which promotes stability and global prosperity. John C. Stennis Strike Group, the centerpiece of the U.S. Navy's Great Green Fleet, joined the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army and the Republic of Korea air force and navy to participate in Maritime Counter Special Operations Force exercise, which is part of the annual Foal Eagle exercise that wrapped up March 24 on the Korean peninsula and surrounding waters. Stennis and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 launched 36 sorties to support MCSOF missions, with USS William P. Lawrence (DDG-110) and USS Stockdale (DDG-106), part of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 21, executing maritime air control missions to defend the Korean coastline (MCSOF focuses on joint and combined defense-in-depth military execution using units over sea, air and land. RIMPAC 2016 in the Hawaii operating area. USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 launched 36 sorties to support MCSOF missions, with USS William P. Lawrence (DDG-110) and USS Stockdale (DDG-106), part of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 21, executing maritime air control missions to defend the Korean coastline (MCSOF focuses on joint and combined defense-in-depth military execution using units over sea, air and land. The goal is to increase the interoperability of U.S. and ROK forces in the Korean Theater of Operations.). Ships from Destroyer Squadron 15, based in Yokosuka, Japan, provided forces to augment JCSSG throughout the exercise, further enhancing U.S. and ROK combined tactics and sea control. As JCSSG executed the MCSOF mission, it also focused on energy conservation and demonstrating the capabilities of the GGF. The purpose of the GGF is to highlight a culture of energy efficiency and flexibility. JCSSG has different operational requirements depending on the mission at hand and completes those missions using as much smart energy use as possible. By using energy efficient systems while conducting operations, JCSSG increases its combat capability, flexibility, deployment range and duration. FE16 was a series of joint and combined field training exercises conducted by U.S. and ROK Combined Forces Command and United States Forces Korea component commands (ground, air, naval, and special operations). Approximately 10,600 U.S. service members and ROK forces from all services participated. John C. Stennis commemorated the 74th anniversary of the Battle of Midway with a wreath-laying ceremony, June 4 (The Battle of Midway was a key, naval battle in the Pacific theater between the forces of the United States and the Empire of Japan during World War II that is considered the turning point of the war in the Pacific.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Ships and Squadrons

"IN MUNDO OPTIMUM"

 

The significance of the seal's design starts with the sky blue background, within the triangle black border, where the Strike Group aircraft fly so boldly. The banner "IN MUNDO OPTIMUM" is a Latin quote, meaning The Best in the World. The earth, with the view primarily of the Pacific Ocean, symbolizes both the Navy's global and sea dominance. The numeric three coupled with the trident and two stars symbolize Carrier Strike Group THREE embracing King Neptune's golden trident of supremacy reaching for the stars.

USS George Washington (CVN-73) U. S. Fleet Forces Command

Lant

 

 

              

4 Mar 2016

19 Mar 2016

Training

Carrier Qualifications (CQ) off the Virginia coast.

USS George Washington (CVN-73) U. S. Fleet Forces Command

Lant

 

 

              

11 Apr 2016

26 Apr 2016

Training

Ammo offload and FRS Carrier Qualifications off the Virginia coast.

USS George Washington (CVN-73) U. S. Fleet Forces Command

Lant

 

 

              

17 May 2016

7 Jun 2016

Training

FRS/TRACOM Carrier Qualifications.

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

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

NorLant

16th Med

21st Suez Canal

6th MSO

22nd Suez Canal

Med

NorLant

CVW-3

AC

1 Jun 2016

30 Dec 2016

Europe

Middle East

24th FWFD

213-days

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

 

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

 

Squadrons: VFA-32, Swordsmen, Strike Fighter Squadron, FA-18F; VFA-312 Checkerboards,, Strike Fighter Squadron, FA-18C(N); VFA-37, :Bulls, Strike Fighter Squadron, FA-18C(N); VFA-105 Gunslingers, Strike Fighter Squadron, FA-18E; VAQ-130 Zappers, Tactical Electronic Attack Squadron, EA-6B; VAW-126 Seahawks, Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron, E-2C 2000 NP; HS-7 Dusty Dogs, Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron, SH-60F / HH-60H and VRC-40 Det., Rawhide, Fleet Logistics Support Squadron, C-2A NP.

 

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

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) 7th (2nd Forward Deployed at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan (NAF Atsugi, Japan)

Western Pacific Region

Pacific Ocean

8th WestPac

Sea of Japan

South & East China Sea

CVW-5

NK

4 Jun 2016

26 Jul 2016

Training

11th FWFD

53-days

Summer Underway Period, participating in JCS CSG and RR CSG Double Down in east of Okinawa, Japan.

Ports of call included: None

 

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

 

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 George Washington (CVN-73) U. S. Fleet Forces Command

Lant

 

 

              

16 Jun 2016

25 Jun 2016

Training

FRS Carrier Qualifications.

USS George Washington (CVN-73) U. S. Fleet Forces Command

Lant

 

 

              

10 Jul 2016

22 Jul 2016

Training

TRAWING 1 and FRS Carrier Qualifications.

USS George Washington (CVN-73) U. S. Fleet Forces Command

 

 

              

14 Aug 2016

23 Aug 2016

Training

F-35C's developmental test III (DT-III) phase, off the coast of Virginia.

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76)

(at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan (NAF Atsugi, Japan)

Western Pacific Region

Pacific Ocean

 

CVW-5

NK

18 Aug 2016

19 Aug 2016

Underway Inspection

Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV)

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76)

(at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan (NAF Atsugi, Japan)

Western Pacific Region

Pacific Ocean

 

 

 

28 Aug 2016

31 Aug 2016

Maneuvers

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

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) 7th

(3rd Forward Deployed)

Western Pacific Region Pacific Ocean

9th WestPac

Guam and around the Marians Island Range

CVW-5

NK

3 Sep 2016

21 Nov 2016

Training

12th FWFD

80-days

Fall Underway Period, participating in Exercise Valiant Shield 2016.

 

Ports of call: Apra Harbor, Naval Base Guam and 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; VAW-125 (*1). E-2D; HSC-12, SH-60F / HH-60H, HSM-77 Det. 3., MH-60R and VRC-30 Det. 5. C-2A. (*1) 5Xe-2D s arrived at MCAS Iwakuni on February 2, 2017.

 

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 George Washington (CVN-73) U. S. Fleet Forces Command

 

 

              

1 Oct 2016

 

Training

Friends and Family Day Cruise.

USS George Washington (CVN-73) U. S. Fleet Forces Command

Caribbean Sea.

 

              

4 Oct 2016

20 Oct 2016

South America

Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Response operations in the Caribbean Sea.

USS George Washington (CVN-73) U. S. Fleet Forces Command

 

 

              

22 Oct 2016

26 Oct 2016

Training

FRS Carrier Qualifications off the Virginia Coast.

USS George Washington (CVN-73) U. S. Fleet Forces Command

 

 

              

30 Nov 2016

17 Dec 2016

Training

FRS Carrier Qualifications off the Virginia Coast.

Persian Gulf, arm of the Arabian Sea, 90,000 sq mi (233,100 sq km), between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran, extends c.600 mi (970 km) from the Shatt al Arab delta to the Strait of Hormuz, which links it with the Gulf of Oman

Ref. U. S. Navy Deployment History Resources

 

2017 EAST and WEST COAST DEPLOYMENTS - Includes Florida

 

2017 U.S. Atlantic (Second & Sixth Fleets) U.S. Pacific Fleet (Third and Seventh Fleets) and the US Naval Forces Central Command and 5th Fleet Aircraft Carrier Deployments 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 2016 Pacific Fleet and Seventh Fleet Aircraft Carriers deployments and Carriers from both West and East coast, resulted in no CVN extending into 2017:

 

AIRCRAFT CARRIER

DEP

AIR WING

T.C.

DEPART

RETURN

Days at  Sea

None

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Persian Gulf, arm of the Arabian Sea, 90,000 sq mi (233,100 sq km), between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran, extends c.600 mi (970 km) from the Shatt al Arab delta to the Strait of Hormuz, which links it with the Gulf of Oman

Ref. U. S. Navy Deployment History Resources

 

2017 U.S. Atlantic (Second & Sixth Fleets) U.S. Pacific Fleet (Third and Seventh Fleets) and the US Naval Forces Central Command and 5th Fleet Aircraft Carrier Deployments with east coast carriers participating in 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 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; 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 Carl Vinson (CVN-71) - Pacific & 7th

14th WestPac

CVW-2

NE

5 Jan

2017

23 Jun 2017

20th FWFD

170-days

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

Operating in Sea of Japan with Japan Maritime Self Defense Force, conducting Dual U. S. Dual-Carrier Operations with USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76).

 

Ports of call include: Apra Harbor, Naval Base Guam; Busan, Republic of Korea; Changi Naval Base, Singapore and Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.

 

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

 

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

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

EastLant

3rd Med

5th Suez Canal

3rd MSO

2nd OEF

6th Suez Canal

Med

Lant

CVW-8

AJ

21 Jan 2017

21 Aug 2017

Europe

Middle East

Afghanistan War

Persian Gulf

3rd FWFD

213-Days

Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR), conducting strikes against the terrorist group ISIL in Libya and Syria, steaming through the Eastern Atlantic operating with the U. S. Fleet Forces Command, en route to the Mediterranean Sea, and upon return steam from the Mediterranean Sea to the Northern Atlantic Ocean participating Exercise Saxon Warrior 2017 (S17), on her 3rd Maritime Security Operations (MSO), supporting operations that are focused on reassuring regional partners of the United States' commitment to security, which promotes stability and global prosperity and Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) efforts while working with joint, coalition and allied forces, on her third Arabian Sea deployment (6th voyage), on her second Arabian/Persian Gulf deployment (5th voyage).

 

Ports of call included: Souda Bay, Crete; Greece; Khalifa Bin Salman Port, Kingdom of Bahrain; Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates; Portsmouth, England and Mayport, Florida.

 

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

 

The George H.W. Bush Strike Group (GHWBCSG) consists of Commander Carrier Strike Group Two (COMCARSTRKGRU 2 or CCSG 2), Rear Admiral Brian E. Luther and Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 22 is comprised of George H.W. Bush; staffs of CSG 2, Carrier Air Wing 8 and its squadrons; guided-missile cruisers USS Hue City (CG-66) and USS Philippine Sea (CG-58) and Destroyer Squadron 22 staff and its guided-missile destroyers USS LABOON (DDG-58); USS COLE (DDG-67); USS MAHAN (DDG-72); USS JAMES E. WILLIAMS (DDG-95) and USS TRUXTUN (DDG-103). http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=98501

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) 7th

(Forward Deployed

Western Pacific Region

Pacific Ocean

Sea of Japan

Sea Trials

 

 

7 May 2017

9 May 2017

Training

 

Following a four month Restricted Availability (SRA) at Yokosuka, Japan from

10 January to 7 May 2017.

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) 7th

(4th Forward Deployed)

Western Pacific Region Pacific Ocean

10th WestPac

Tsugaru Strait Korean Strait eastern Sea of Okinawa, Japan

Phillippine Sea

Luzon Strait South China Sea

CVW-5

NK

16 May 2017

9 Aug 2017

Training

13th FWFD

86-days

Summer Underway Period

Operating in Sea of Japan with Japan Maritime Self Defense Force, conducting Dual U. S. Dual-Carrier Operations with USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70).

 

Ports of call included: "RSS Singapura - Changi Naval Base" and Brisbane, Australia.

 

CVW-5 Squadrons: VFA-102, FA-18F; VFA-27, FA-18E; VFA-115, FA-18E; VFA-195, FA-18E; VAQ-141, EA-18G; VAW-125 (*1). E-2D; 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 Nimitz (CVN-68) 3rd, 7th, 5th & Central Command (9th Arabian/Persian Gulf)

12th WestPac

Sea of Japan

South China Sea

CVW-11

NK

1 Jun 2017

10 Dec 2017

25th FWFD

193-days

Operations into the Philippine Sea conducting a Battle of Leyte Gulf Commemoration Ceremony on the ship's fantail as it will pass through the Surigao Strait (Battle of Surigao Strait); Sulu Sea; South China Sea; Singapore Strait westbound; Strait of Malacca and Bay of Bengal, on her 12th Indian Ocean deployment, her ninth Arabian/Persian Gulf deployment in support of her 6th Maritime Security Operations (MSO) 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 and or Operation Freedom's Sentinel to help secure and build upon the hard-fought gains of the last 13 years," while Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), the "military response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, commencing on 7 October 2001, drew to a close on 28 December 2014 after 13 years of combat operations.

 

Ports of call included: Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI), Coronado, San Diego, California; Khalifa Bin Salman Port, Kingdom of Bahrain; Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates; Colombo, Sri Lanka; Bay of Bengal; Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and NASNI, Coronado, San Diego, California.

 

Deployed 1 June to 10 December 2017 for a six-month tour to the Western Pacific and U.S. 5th Fleet in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, marking the end of a successful deployment for Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 and the guided-missile destroyer USS Howard (DDG-83). Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 11 consists of USS Nimitz (CVN-68) and Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Shoup (DDG-86), USS Kidd (DDG-100) and USS Pinckney (DDG-91). Nimitz, Shoup and Kidd will stop in San Diego before returning to their homeports in Washington. The guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG-59) is slated to return to San Diego Dec. 6. Pinckney is scheduled to return to San Diego later this month.

 

CVW-11 consists of Lemoore, California-based Argonauts of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 147; the Black Knights of VFA 154; the Blue Diamonds of (VFA) 146, the Death Rattlers of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 323; the Whidbey Island, Washington-based Gray Wolves of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 142; Norfolk-Va. based Blue Tails of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 121; the Eightballers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8; the Wolfpack of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 75 and the Providers of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 30.

 

Rear Adm. Bill Byrne, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 11 and Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 9. The deploying units from DESRON 9 accompanying Nimitz are the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Howard (DDG-83), USS Shoup (DDG-86), USS Pinckney (DDG-91), USS Kidd (DDG-100), and the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG-59). Nimitz left its homeport of Bremerton, Wash., June 1. The ship joined with the aircraft of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 and the ships from DESRON 9 June 5 and stepped through their final phases of training before arriving on station in the Western Pacific and Indian Ocean AOO.

USS George Washington (CVN-73) U. S. Fleet Forces Command

 

 

              

4 Aug 2017

 

 

Entered the Dry Dock at HII Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Va., for a four-year Refueling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH) on 4 August 2017.

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) 7th

(5th Forward Deployed)

Western Pacific Region Pacific Ocean

11th WestPac

Sea of Japan

Philippine Sea South China Sea

East China Sea Okinawa, Japan

CVW-5

NK

8 Sep 2017

4 Dec 2017

Training

14th FWFD

88-days

Winter Underway Period

Carrier Qualifications off the coast of Japan and Bilateral training exercise with the South Korean Navy in the waters east and west of the Korean Navy.

 

Ports of call included: Victory Harbour, Hong Kong nnd Busan, Republic of Korea;

 

CVW-5 Squadrons: VFA-102, FA-18F; VFA-27, FA-18E; VFA-115, FA-18E; VFA-195, FA-18E; VAQ-141, EA-18G; VAW-125 (*1). E-2D; HSC-12, MH-60S, HSM-77 Det. 3., MH-60R and VRC-30 Det. 5. C-2A. (*1) 5Xe-2Ds arrived at MCAS Iwakuni on Aug. 9 2017, the first batch of a phased transfer of CVW-5 from NAF Atsugi.

 

Rear Admiral Marc Dalton assumed command of Commander, Task Force (CTF) 70, the U.S. Navy's largest battle force on 18 September 2017, from Rear Admiral Charles Williams, serving from July 2016 to 18 September 2017. 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

 

Vice Adm. Phil Sawyer, commander of U.S. 7th Fleet, Sept. 18, relieved the commander of Task Force 70 (CTF 70), Rear Adm. Charles Williams and the commander of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15, Capt. Jeffrey Bennett. Both reliefs were due to a loss of confidence in their ability to command.


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 Marc Dalton, 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).

 

Destroyer Squadron 15 Ships: USS Barry (DDG-52); USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG-54); USS John S. McCain (DDG-56); USS Stethem (DDG-63); USS Benfold (DDG-65); USS Milius (DDG-69); USS McCampbell (DDG-85) and USS Mustin (DDG-89).

USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) 7th, Central Command & 5th, U.S. Naval Forces, 2nd & Europe-Africa (5th North Arabian Sea & 8th Arabian/Persian Gulf dep.) (2 voys. on dep.) (14th Red Sea & 12th Gulf of Aden)

EastPac

WestPac

Philippine Sea

East China Sea

4th MSO

Philippine Sea

Luzon Strait South China Sea

Strait of Singapore

Strait of Malacca

Bay of Bengal

North Arabian Sea

5th Fleet AOO/IO

Straits of Hormuz

Persian Gulf 2nd OIR

Strait of Hormuz, Gulf of Oman

North Arabian Sea Arabian Sea

7th Fleet AOO / IO

Strait of Singapore

4th MSO

South China Sea

Philippine Sea

CVW-17

NA

6 Oct 2017

7 May 2018

Middle East

13th FWFD

214-days

4th Maritime Security Operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the region and in support of 2nd 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).

 

Ports of call include: Apra Harbor, Guam; Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates; Khalifa Bin Salman Port, Kingdom of Bahran; Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates; Changi Naval Base, Singapore;

 

Carrier Air Wing 17 Squadrons, including the Lemoore, California-based "Stingers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 113, the "Mighty Shrikes" of VFA 94, the "Redcocks" of VFA 22; the Beaufort, South Carolina-based "Checkerboards" of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 312; the Whidbey Island, Washington-based "Cougars" of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 139; the Point Mugu-based "Sun Kings" of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 116; the San Diego-based "Providers" of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 30, the "Indians" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 6, and the "Battlecats" of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 73.

 

Theodore Roosevelt, the flagship of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9, Rear Adm. Steve Koehler, commander, with Destroyer Squadron 23, while ships consist of USS Bunker Hill (CG-52), USS Halsey (DDG-97), USS Sampson (DDG-102) and USS Preble (DDG-88) for a routine deployment.

 

Bunker Hill Begins Western Pacific Deployment (10 October 2017) - The guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG-52) departed San Diego for a scheduled seven-month deployment, Oct. 7. USS Preble, USS Halsey Depart Pearl Harbor for Deployment (19 October 2017). The guided-missile destroyers USS Preble (DDG-88) and USS Halsey (DDG-97) departed Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii for a regularly-scheduled deployment, Oct. 16 (Ref. Story Number: NNS171007-02 - Release Date: 10/7/2017 9:32:00 AM - From Commander, Carrier Strike Group 9 Public Affairs, SAN DIEGO (NNS)). http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=102770

Persian Gulf, arm of the Arabian Sea, 90,000 sq mi (233,100 sq km), between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran, extends c.600 mi (970 km) from the Shatt al Arab delta to the Strait of Hormuz, which links it with the Gulf of Oman

Ref. U. S. Navy Deployment History Resources

 

U. S. Aircraft Carrier Deployment History

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