Military


Where are the Gators?


Expeditionary Strike Groups

Amphibious Ready Groups

Carrier Battle Groups
IDTC - Inter-Deployment Training Cycle

References


Status Color Code
Pre-Deployment Workup DEPLOYED Post Deployment In Overhaul Building

IDTC Progression

Amphibious Assault Ship News Date Evolution
Forward Deployed
LHD-6 Bonhomme Richard [news] [facebook] 14 Oct 2016
10 Apr 2016
28 Feb 2016
10 Apr 2015
11 Oct 2014
25 Apr 2014
16 Mar 2013
23 Apr 2012
Apr 2011
29 Sep 2010
at sea, South China Sea
completed deployment in US 7th Fleet AOR
completed certification exercise (CERTEX) with 31st MEU in the East China Sea
completed three-month deployment to 7th Fleet AOR
set TCCOR 3 due to typhoon
"Return to Homeport" training
Participating in certification exercise (CERTEX) in Seventh Fleet AOR
Conducts hull swap with LHD-2
Returns to the fleet
Dry-dock planned maintenance availability (DPMA) 9 months
Deployed
LHD-1 Wasp [news]
[news]
13 Oct 2016
25 Jun 2016
24 May 2016
03 Mar 2016
26 Mar 2015
30 Sep 2014
15 Aug 2013
12 Nov 2012
01 Nov 2012
Feb 2012
At sea, Gulf of Aden
Marine Expeditionary Unit/Amphibious Ready Group deployment
Completes Composite Training Unit Exercise
completed Group Commander Fleet Synthetic Training (FST-GC)
combat systems ship qualification trial (CSSQT) - good to go
completed 1-yr dry-dock phased maintenance availability (DPMA)
F-35B Lightning II Development Testing II (DT-II)
Returns from supporting Hurricane Sandy relief operations
Deploys in support of Hurricane Sandy relief operations
Participates in Exercise Bold Alligator 2012
Pre-Deployment
LHD-8 Makin Island [news] Fall 2016
22 Sep 2016
08 Jun 2016
09 Feb 2016
08 Jan 2016
25 Feb 2015
10 Oct 2014
02 Oct 2014
12 Sep 2014
22 Jun 2012
06 Jan 2012
28 Nov 2011
14 Nov 2011
scheduled deployment
completed a two-week Certification Exercise (CERTEX)
integrated training phase
conducting operations off the coast of Southern California
completed phased maintenance availability (PMA) in San Diego
returned to San Diego
Underway Arabian Gulf
relieved Bataan ARG
arrived US 5th Fleet AOR
Returns from maiden deployment to Fifth and Seventh Fleet AORs
Assumes duties in Fifth Fleet AOR
Arrives in Seventh Fleet AOR
Departs on maiden deployment
LHD-5 Bataan
[news] 23 Sep 2016
10 Jun 2016
10 Feb 2016
03 Feb 2016
30 Oct 2014
03 Oct 2014
11 Sep 2014
31 Aug 2014
Feb 2012
27 Jan 2012
06 Jan 2012
27 Apr 2011
completed 2-week PHIBRON-MEU Integrated Training (PMINT)
change of command ceremony
War Familiarization Exercise (WARFEX)
completed sea trials
Returned To Homeport
transited the Suez Canal into the Med
AV-8B Harrier from Bataan first USMC strike against ISIL
ordered to remain in the 5th Fleet AOR
Returned to Naval Station Norfolk after 10 1/2 month deployment
Port visit in Lisbon, Portugal before returning from deployment
Relieved of duties in the Fifth Fleet AOR
Begins supporting Operation Unified Protector
LHA-6 America [news] 05 Oct 2016
23 May 2016
Mar 2016
02 Feb 2016
14 Jan 2016
sum 2015
03 Apr 2015
11 Oct 2014
20 Oct 2012
06 Apr 2012
17 Jul 2009
COMREL in San Diego
Flight Deck Recertification
finish Post-Shakedown Availability (PSA)
75 percent completion milestone Post-Shakedown Availability (PSA)
search and rescue (SAR) recertification
began Post-Shakedown Availability (PSA)
completed final contractor trials (FCT)
Comissioned
Christened
Launched
Keel laid
Post-Deployed
LHD-3 Kearsarge [news] 03 Oct 2016
05 Apr 2016
12 Jan 2016
19 Feb 2015
10 Nov 2014
12 Sep 2014
15 Jul 2014
25 Mar 2013
Feb 2012
29 Nov 2011
27 Apr 2011
in homeport at Naval Station Norfolk
departed U.S. 5th Fleet area of operation
Muscat, Oman four-day port visit
Force Protection Exercises (FPEX) at Naval Station Norfolk
completed ex Bold Alligator 2014
Conducting sea trials
Completes sea trials
On scheduled deployment in the Sixth Fleet AOR
Participates in Exercise Bold Alligator 2012
Returns to fleet after 4-month docking phased maintenance availability (DPMA)
Relieved from supporting Operations Odyssey Dawn and Unified Protector
LHD-4 Boxer [news]
[wordpress] [facebook]
12 Sep 2016
16 Jun 2016
11 Jun 2016
27 Feb 2016
13 Feb 2015
02 Jul 2014
11 Feb 2013
28 Jan 2013
20 Dec 2012
27 Aug 2012
returned to homeport of San Diego
AV-8B Harriers bombed Daash, with USS Harry S. Truman
concluded four-day port visit to Bahrain
began operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations
finishing maintenance period and regaining operational certifications
undergoing planned maintenance availability period (PMA) at San Diego
Participating in Exercise Iron Fist
Exercise Dawn Blitz 2013 begins
Completes certification exercise (CERTEX)
Underway off Southern California
Maintenance
LHD-2 Essex [news]
Jun 2017
30 Sep 2016
03 Mar 2016
06 Jul 2015
21 Apr 2015
16 Sep 2014
Mar 2014
18 Sep 2012
23 Apr 2012
23 Jan 2012
PMA completed
In port, San Diego
phased maintenance availability (PMA) award
celebrated Independence Day with a steel beach picnic
Certification Exercise (CERTEX) - good to go
In port, San Diego
Returned to fleet
Enters 18-month docking phased maintenance availability (DPMA)
Conducts hull swap with LHD-6
Commander, ESG-3 visits to discuss LHD-2/LHD-6 hull swap
LHD-7 Iwo Jima [news] 11 Oct 2016
01 Jul 2016
31 Aug 2015
22 Jul 2015
Apr 2015
30 Mar 2015
22 Jan 2015
09 Aug 2014
20 Dec 2012
01 Aug 2012
18 July 2012
Feb 2012
21 Dec 2011
steaming to Haiti for Joint Task Force (JTF) Matthew
PMA [phased maintenance availability] finish
PMA [phased maintenance availability] start
Completes Seven-Month Deployment
Yemen waters
mid-voyage repair/port visit in Duqm, Oman
Iwo Jima and Fort McHenry moved from the Gulf of Aden to Red Sea
preparing for Exercise Bold Alligator
Returns from deployment to Fifth and Sixth Fleet AORs
Reaches deployment halfway point
Departs Manama, Bahrain after port visit
Completes certification exercise (CERTEX)
Completes Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX)
Building
LHA 7 Tripoli Jun 2018
Oct 2016
20 Jun 2014
31 May 2012
Delivery
Launch
Keel Laid
Contract Awarded
Decommissioned
LHA-5 Peleliu [news] 31 Mar 2015
13 Oct 2014
27 Sep 2014
25 Mar 2013
19 Sep 2012 29 Aug 2012
Decommissioned
Remained at Subic Bay pending murder investigation
Arrived Subic Bay for PHIBLEX 2015
On scheduled deployment in the Fifth Fleet AOR
Deploys to the Western Pacific ocean
Completes certification exercise (CERTEX)



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