Military


Where are the Carriers?



"When word of a crisis breaks out in Washington, it's no accident that
the first question that comes to everyone's lips is:
'Where's the nearest carrier?
'"

President Bill Clinton
March 12, 1993
aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt


Carrier Strike Groups
Carrier Task Force
Amphibious Ready Groups

Optimized Fleet Response Plan (OFRP)
FRP - Fleet Response Plan
IDTC - Inter-Deployment Training Cycle

Where Were the Carriers - 18 Mar 2011

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DEPLOYED Pre-Deployment Workup Post Deployment In Overhaul Building

Fleet Response Plan [FRP] Progression

CarrierDateEvolution
Forward Deployed
CVN-76 Reagan
[news] 15 Oct 2016
02 Oct 2016
16 Sep 2016
26 Jul 2016
05 Jun 2016
early 2016
30 Oct 2015
Summer 2015
20 Apr 2015
07 Jan 2015
6/26-8/01 2014
02 Jun 2014
midMar 2014
18 Mar 2013
18 Mar 2013
21 Feb 2013
10 Jan 2012
06 Jan 2012
21 Nov 2011
10 Nov 2011
06 Sep 2011
06 Sep 2011
16 Mar 2011
13 Feb 2011
15 Nov 2010
port call in Busan
Philippine Sea

Yokosuka for Mid-Patrol Break
began 2016 patrol
selective restricted availability (SRA)
Arrives in Busan
Reagan replaces Washington in Japan
Completed 8-month Planned Incremental Availability
Planned Incremental Availability (PIA) at Naval Base Coronado
RIMPAC
departed Santa Barbara
Tailored Ship's Training Availability (TSTA)
departed Puget Sound Naval Shipyard
Completed Planned Incremental Availability
Undergoing a docking planned incremental availability
arrived Bremerton, for 1 yr Planned Incremental Availability
departed for Bremerton
homeport San Diego
3rd Fleet AOR
operating in the 3rd Fleet area of operations
port visit to Pearl Harbor
relief efforts in Japan
started 6-month WESTPAC
completed a successful Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX)
Deployed
CVN-69 Eisenhower
[news]
14 Oct 2016
03 Mar 2016
25 Feb 2016
?? 2014
09 Dec 2014
Sep 2013
17 Aug 2013
24 Mar 2013
05 Mar 2013
21 Feb 2013
12 Dec 2012
17 Oct 2012
13 Aug 2012
17 Jul 2012
17 Jul 2012
02 Jul 2012
05 Jan 2012
08 Oct 2011
06 Jul 2011
13 Jun 2011
28 Feb 2011
deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve
at sea, Atlantic Ocean
Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) Material Inspections (MI)
return to fleet
DPIA extended to 23 months to accommodate growth and new work
DPIA 14-month Docking Planned Incremental Availability
Naval Station Norfolk
Supporting Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)
At Sea, Atlantic Ocean
Deploys to support operations in 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility (AORs)
Returns to homeport at Norfolk
Supporting OEF, 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR)
At Sea, 5th Fleet area of operations (AOO)
Relieving Lincoln soon
arrived 5th Fleet area of operations (AOO)
Mediterranean
not a peep of news since Navy Week
Norfolk Navy Week 2011
completes Flight Deck Certification
completed nine-month Planned Incremental Availability
PIA halfway review
Surge Ready
CVN-77 George H.W. Bush [news]
03 Oct 2016
29 Apr 2016
07 Jan 2016
02 Apr 2015
14 Nov 2014
15 Jun 2014
14 Jun 2014
15 Feb 2014
20 Nov 2013
23 Aug 2013
19 Mar 2013
01 Mar 2013
06 Feb 2013
01 Dec 2012
24 Aug 2012
11 Jun 2012
10 Dec 2011
25 Nov 2011
10 Nov 2011
02 Nov 2011
14 Jul 2011
14 Jun 2011
09 Jun 2011
16 May 2011
11 May 2011
23 Feb 2011
completed Tailored Ship's Training Availability/Final Evaluation Problem (TSTA/FEP)
completed Board of Inspection and Survey INSURV Phase II
Planned Incremental Availability (PIA) period in Norfolk
carrier qualification (CQ) operations
returned to homeport, Norfolk, VA
arrived Persian Gulf
ordered to Persian Gulf
departed Norfolk
Begins COMPTUEX
Completed Tailored Ship's Training Availability/Final Evaluation Problem (TSTA/FEP)
at-sea testing Torpedo Countermeasure systems
Completing training qualifications in port
Sea trials, training, and carrier qualifications in Atlantic Ocean
Completes 4-month Planned Incremental Availability (PIA)
started 4-month PIA
Atlantic Ocean training
Norfolk, end of deployment
Marseille, France, liberty port
5th Fleet AOR
steel beach at sea
departed Bahrain
departed Naples
entered Mediterranean
entered 6th Fleet AOR
departed Norfolk for maiden deployment
COMPTUEX & JTFEX completed
CVN-68 Nimitz [news] 11 Oct 2016
01 May 2016
14 Jan 2015
07 Jan 2015
21 May 2014
03 Dec 2013
08 Nov 2013
26 Aug 2013
09 Aug 2013
31 Mar 2013
07 Mar 2013
Jan 2013
12 Nov 2012
17 Oct 2012
16 Aug 2012
14 Aug 2012
03 Jul 2012
14 Dec 2011
17 Sep 2011
successful six-day sea trials and completion of a 20-month PIA
began crew move aboard
arrived at Kitsap Bremerton for 16 mo large-scale maintenance period
maintenance at Naval Base Everett
homeport Naval Station Everett
in port at Pearl Harbor
Transits Suez Canal, departs 6th Fleet AOR, enters 5th Fleet AOR
Relieved by Truman CSG as Commander, Task Force 50; in Arabian Sea
arrived in Manama, Bahrain
Departed Everett for Sustainment Training Exercise (SUSTEX)
At Sea, Pacific Ocean
Deploys WESTPAC [soon]
Completed Joint Task Force Exercise
Started 18-day Composite Unit Training Exercise (COMPTUEX)
At Sea
At Sea, Pacific Ocean
Pearl Harbor port call, RIMPAC 2012
in port at Bremerton
left Puget Sound NSY drydock
CVN-70 Vinson
[news]
2017
29 Sep 2016
01 May 2016
04 Jun 2015
22 Apr 2015
17 Apr 2015
31 Dec 2014
15 Oct 2014
07 Oct 2014
22 Aug 2014
13 Jun 2014
03 Dec 2013
18 Nov 2013
21 May 2013
02 Mar 2013
01 Mar 2013
18 Feb 2013
11 Feb 2013
03 Feb 2013
03 Aug 2012
26 Jun 2012
15 May 2012
14 Jan 2012
09 Jan 2012
31 Dec 2011
29 Dec 2011
30 Nov 2011
09 Nov 2011
Jul 2011
01 May 2011
25 Feb 2011
17 Feb 2011
01 Dec 2010
12 Apr 2010
scheduled Western Pacific deployment
pierside in its homeport of San Diego
finished three days of sea trials
returned to San Daiego from WESTPAC
hosted distinguished visitors from India and Sri Lanka
departed the US 5th Fleet area of operations
at sea WESTPAC / Arabian Gulf - Inherent Resolve support
arrived 5th Fleet AOR
completed a port visit to Singapore
deployed from San Diego
completed JTFEX - good to go
Departs NAS North Island for carrier take-off and landing training
Departs NAS North Island to conduct unit-level training
completed Mid-Cycle Material Assessment (MCMA)
Returned to San Diego
Completes Fleet Replacement Squadron Carrier Qualifications
Completes weapons onload
Conducting carrier qualifications
Completed 7-month Planned Incremental Availability (PIA)
Commenced 7-month Planned Incremental Availability (PIA)
Homeport, San Diego
Pearl Harbor, returning from WESTPAC
supporting Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)
arrived Arabian Sea
at sea for WESTPAC
Hong Kong port visit
deployed for WESTPAC
at San Diego homeport
at San Diego homeport
Usama bin Laden burial at sea
Arabian Sea maritime security operations
Arabian Sea maritime security operations
deployed WESTPAC
arrived new homeport NAS North Island
Post-Deployment
CVN-75 Truman
[news] 13 Jul 2016
25 Jun 2016
16 Jun 2016
04 Jun 2016
04 Jan 2016
14 Dec 2015
17 Apr 2015
22 Dec 2014
12 Jun 2014
18 Apr 2014
03 Apr 2014
28 Mar 2014
21 Mar 2014
17 Nov 2013
06 Oct 2013
26 Aug 2013
18 Aug 2013
22 Jul 2013
20 Mar 2013
06 Feb 2013
15 Jan 2013
24 Oct 2012
24 Oct 2012
24 Sep 2012
22 Aug 2012
28 Jul 2012
08 Jul 2012
16 Dec 2011
09 Nov 2011
18 Feb 2011
18 Feb 2011
in port Norfolk
departs Med for homeport
bombed Daash, with AV-8B Harriers from USS Boxer in Arabian Gulf
eastern Mediterranean Sea
5th Fleet area of operations for Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR)
transited the Suez Canal
in port, Norfolk Naval Station
in maintenance, Portsmouth VA
in port Norfolk
completed nine-month deployment
Port visit at Palma, Spain
Completes operations in U.S. 5th Fleet AOR
Completes OEF support
Port visit at Jebel Ali
Gulf of Oman
Relieved by Nimitz Carrier Strike Group as Commander, Task Force 50; begins supporting OEF
Entered 5th Fleet AOR
Departed Norfolk
Completed X-47B UCAV deck handling tests
Deployment to CENTCOM AOR delayed due to budget concerns
Started Composite Unit Training Exercise (COMPTUEX)
completed Tailored Ship's Training Availability (TSTA)
successful Final Evaluation Problem (FEP)
Departs Norfolk for combat systems ship qualification trials
In port, Norfolk
completed flight deck certification and carrier qualifications
Completed 16-month docking planned incremental availability (DPIA)
undergoing repairs at Norfolk NSY in Portsmouth, VA
undergoing repairs at Norfolk NSY in Portsmouth, VA
dry-docking planned incremental availability (DPIA) prep
deployed
CVN-74 Stennis
[news] 06 Oct 2016
20 Sep 2016
14 Aug 2016
05 Jun 2016
13 Mar 2016
07 Mar 2016
04 Mar 2016
15 Jan 2016
12 Dec 2014
Sep 2014
25 Apr 2014
27 Jun 2013
May 2013
01 Apr 2013
27 Mar 2013
07 Mar 2013
17 Oct 2012
29 Sep 2012
27 Aug 2012
16 Jul 2012
11 May 2012
11 May 2012
02 Mar 2012
19 Jan 2012
05 Jan 2012
29 Dec 2011
27 Dec 2011
27 Nov 2011
17 Oct 2011
04 Aug 2011
Unit Level Training Assessment-Sustainment (ULTRA-S)
completed a maintenance availability period, Bremerton
returned home
South China Sea
arrived in Busan ROK for Exercise Key Resolve
transited into the Philippine Sea through the Luzon Strait
Great Green Fleet, South China Sea
deploys for WESTPAC 16
completed flight deck certification
return to fleet ?
Departs dry dock at PSNS & IMF
started Docking Planned Incremental Availability [14-month ?]
Returns to Bremerton
Singapore port call
Departs 5th Fleet AOR
At Sea, 5th Fleet AOR
relieves Enterprise
At Sea, Pacific Ocean
departed for 8 month [not 6] deployment
will deploy 4 months early, to relieve Enterprise
deploy again by year's end
Bremerton homeport
ended 7 month deployment
entered 7th Fleet AOO
North Arabian Sea
transited Strait of Hormuz
departed Persian Gulf
5th Fleet AOR, Persian Gulf/Indian Ocean
at sea, supporting Operation Enduring Freedom
depart for deployment
Maintenance
CVN-72 Lincoln [news] 2016
07 Sep 2016
29 Feb 2016
Dec 2012
16 Nov 2012
26 Oct 2012
07 Aug 2012
17 Jul 2012
17 Jul 2012
02 Jul 2012
21 May 2012
25 Jan 2012
22 Jan 2012
19 Jan 2012
10 Jan 2012
Dec 2011
18 Oct 2011
22 Feb 2011
11 Feb 2011
25 Sep 2010
27 Nov 2010
returns to the Fleet
nearing the end of a mid-life overhaul
Began Crew Move Aboard
began 25-month RCOH at Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding, Newport News, VA
In port for RCOH preparations
At sea, evading Hurricane Sandy at Norfolk
arrived Naval Station Norfolk
Relieved by Ike soon
arrived Antalya, Turkey
At Sea, Operation Enduring Freedom
operating in 5th Fleet AOR
operating in Persian Gulf
transited Strait of Hormuz
arrived 5th Fleet AOR for "routine deployment"
departed Thailand
changes homeport to Norfolk VA
arrived Everett WA homeport
Underway, South China Sea
completed OEF support
Entered 7th Fleet AOR
Underway, 5th Fleet AOR
CVN-71 Roosevelt
[news]
16 Sep 2016
27 May 2016
13 Nov 2015
19 Apr 2015
06 Apr 2015
08 Oct 2014
08 Oct 2014
16 Jul 2014
26 Jun 2014
21 May 2014
24 Oct 2013
22 Oct 2013
12 Sep 2031
29 Aug 2013
19 Aug 2013
Apr 2013
21 May 2012
27 Oct 2011
28 Oct 2009
completed nearly 50% of scheduled PIA
planned incremental availability [PIA]
Departed 7th Fleet and Entered 3rd Fleet
transited Strait of Hormuz to the Arabian Sea
arrived U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations (AOO)
Final Evaluation Problem (FEP)
Tailored Ship's Training Availability (TSTA)
Ammo onload from USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75)
Completes INSURV
Combat System Ship Qualification Trial
Atlantic Ocean
Departs Naval Station Norfolk for carrier qualifications
Returns to the Norfolk as a Ready for Tasking Carrier
Begins flight operations certification
started Fast Cruise tests
completed 3-year Refueling Complex Overhaul (RCOH)
crew move aboard (CMA)
midpoint of 3-year Refueling Complex Overhaul (RCOH)
started 4-year Refueling Complex Overhaul at Northrop Grumman, Newport News, VA
CVN-73 Washington
[news] 04 Oct 2016
2016
16 Nov 2015
05 Nov 2015
21 Oct 2015
Summer 2015
11 Nov 2014
08 Aug 2014
14 Jun 2014
05 Dec 2013
12 Nov 2013
08-11 Nov 2013
26-31 Oct 2013
04-07 Oct 2013
13 Sep 2013
23 Aug 2013
01 Apr 2013
07 Mar 2013
11 Oct 2012
08 Oct 2012
25 Sep 2012
21 Sep 2012
23 Aug 2012
20 Aug 2012
28 Jun 2012
deploying from Norfolk, Hurrican Matthew relief
refuelling and complex overhaul (RCOH)
SOUTHCOM Ex Southern Seas 2015
transited the Strait of Magellan
UNITAS Pacific (PAC)
Reagan replaces Washington in Japan
at sea, off Okinawa
Returns to Yokosuka after 3-month patrol of the 7th Fleet area of operations
South China Sea
in port at Yokosuka
Directed to support Operation Damayan (Philippines relief efforts)
in port at Hong Kong
in port at Singapore
in port at Busan, ROK
departed from Fleet Activities Yokosuka
in port at Yokosuka
in port at Yokosuka
in port at Yokosuka
at sea, South China Sea
Malaysia port call
at sea, Pacific
Guam port call
at sea, 7th Fleet AOR
departed from Fleet Activities Yokosuka
Busan, ROK
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