Military


Where Were the Carriers? 06 February 2003

"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 Battle Groups
Amphibious Ready Groups

IDTC - Inter-Deployment Training Cycle

References

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

IDTC Progression

Evolution CarrierDates
Deployed CVN-72 Lincoln
CV-64 Constellation
CVN-75 Truman
CVN-71 Roosevelt
24 Jul 2002 - deployed
02 Nov 2002 - deployed
05 Nov 2002 - deployed
04 Feb 2003 - deploys
Ready to DeployCV-63 Kitty Hawk
CVN-68 Nimitz
13 Dec 2002 - returned to Yokosuka
29 Jan 2003 - JTFEX Completed
Advanced TrainingCVN-70 Vinson13 Jan 2003 - JTFEX
Intermediate Training Training
Basic Training
MaintenanceCVN-69 Eisenhower
CVN-65 Enterprise
CVN-74 Stennis
CV-67 Kennedy
RCOH till 2004
EDSRA till 01/2003
Jun 2002 - Maintenance
Jan 2003 - July 2003 - Yard Period
Post-DeployedCVN-73 Washington 20 Dec 2002 - Returned to Norfolk
Name Number Class Homeport Fleet Status
Kitty Hawk CV-63CV-63Yokosuka
August 1998
PAC CURRENT STATUS
23 Jan 2003 - Departed Yokosuka
22 Jan 2003 - Returned to Yokosuka
21 Jan 2003 - Off Iwo Jima for Carrier Quals
20 Jan 2003 - Departs Yokosuka
13 Dec 2002 - Returned Yokosuka
03 Dec 2002 - Depart for Persian Gulf?
29 Nov 2002 - Port Call @ Hong Kong
22 Nov 2002 - ANNUALEX 14G Ends
11 Nov 2002 - ANNUALEX 14G
29 Oct 2002 - Off Iwo Jima
25 Oct 2002 - Departs Yokosuka
18 Oct 2002 - Return from Sea Trials
15 Oct 2002 - Sea Trials
01 Oct 2002 - End Selective Restricted Availability
05 Jun 2002 - End pre-deployment sea trials
15 Apr 2002 - departed Yokosuka for sea trials
13 Mar 2002 - Pre-Deployment Sea Trial
Mid-Dec 2001 - Arrived Yokosuka
08 Dec 2001 - departed Arabian Sea
10 Oct 2001 - arrived Arabian Sea
01 Oct 2001 - departed Yokosuka
30 Sep 2001 - returned Yokosuka
21 Sep 2001 - departed Yokosuka
May-Jun 2000 - 2-month deployment
25 Aug 1999 - Arrived Yokosuka
15 Jul 1999 - Departed Persian Gulf
02 Mar 1999 - Underway
Constellation CV-64 CV-63San DiegoPAC 14 Jan 2003 - Departed Manama 10 Jan 2003 - Port Call at Manama
18 Dec 2002 - Persian Gulf
14 Dec 2002 - Arrived 5th Fleet AOR
09 Dec 2002 - Indian Ocean
08 Dec 2002 - Transits Malacca Straits
07 Dec 2002 - Departs Singapore
01 Dec 2002 - Port Call, Singapore
27 Nov 2002 - Leaves Hong Kong
22 Nov 2002 - Port of Call, Hong Kong
09 Nov 2002 - Fire in 4 Main Mach Rm
02 Nov 2002 - Deploys for WESTPAC
29 Oct 2002 - Completes JTFEX returns to port
17 Oct 2002 - Began JTFEX
13 Sep 2002 - Returns to Port
09 Sep 2002 - CVW Quals in EASTPAC
July 2002 - Composite Training Unit Exercise
July 2002 - TSTA/FEP Completed
14 Sep 2001 - returned to San Diego
16 Mar 2001 - began 6-month WESTPAC
17 Dec 1999 - Returned to San Diego
28 Aug 1999 - Arrived Persian Gulf
12 Jul 1999 - Arrived ROK
18 Jun 1999 - Deployed to WESTPAC
Enterprise CVN-65 CVN-65 NorfolkLANT Mar 2003 - TSTA I/II/III
Feb 2003 - Carrier qualifications
Jan 2003 - Sea Trials
07 Jan 02 - Jan 2003 - Norfolk Naval Shipyard
Mid Nov 2001 - Returned to Norfolk
01 Nov 2001 - Departed North Arabian Sea
16 Sep 2001 - North Arabian Sea
16 Sep 2001 - relieved by CVN-70 Carl Vinson
04 Aug 2001 - relieved CV-64 Constellation
01 May 2001 - training @ Vieques
25 Apr 2001 - departed Norfolk
mid-Feb 2000 - carrier qualifications
mid-Jun 1999 - In Port
late Apr 1999 - In Med
late Mar 1999 - Arrived Persian Gulf
14 Mar 1999 - Transited Suez Canal from Adriatic
John F. Kennedy CV-67 CV-67MayportLANT Jan 2003 - July 2003 - Yard Period at Mayport
mid-Dec 2002 - WESTLANT for Carrier Quals
late Oct 2002 - WESTLANT for Carrier Quals
mid-Sept 2002 - Began Sea-Trials
Aug-Sep 2002 - overhaul / maintenance
17 Aug 2002 - Returned to Mayport
08 Aug 2002 - Left Med
24 Jul 2002 - Transits Suez Canal
19 Jul 2002 - replaced by Washington
07 Mar 2002 - relieves Roosevelt
03 Mar 2002 - Transits Suez Canal
20 Feb 2002 - departs for Arabian Sea
12 Sep 2001 - CAP @ New York City
Aug-Dec 2000 - 3-mo maint @ NS Mayport
22 May 2000 - Atlantic Ocean
19 Mar 2000 - Departed Arabian Gulf
30 Sep 1999 - 6-month Med deployment
28 Oct 1997 - ended 6-month deployment
Naval Reserve training
Nimitz CVN-68CVN-68San DiegoPAC 2003 - WestPac/Gulf
07 Feb 2003 - To Return to San Diego
06 Feb 2003 - Departs San Diego
30 Jan 2003 - Returns to San Diego
29 Jan 2003 - JTFEX Complete
22 Jan 2003 - COMPTUEX Complete
10 Jan 2003 - Begins COMPTUEX/JTFEX
19 Dec 2002 - Return to San Diego
09 Dec - EASTPAC
11 Nov 2002 - Battle Group Sustainment Ex
04 Nov 2002 - San Diego
01 Nov 2002 - EASTPAC
mid Oct 2002 - ORSE
mid Sep 2002 - returns to San Diego
Sept 2002 - CEC-10 / TSTA II/III
14 Aug 2002 - TSTA I
08 Nov 2001 - arrives San Diego [vice May 2002]
01 Oct 2001 - @ Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
21 Sep 2001 - Norfolk>San Diego via Cape Horn
May 1998 - Jun 2001 - 33-month RCOH
Dwight D. Eisenhower CVN-69CVN-68NorfolkLANT 22 May 2001 - began 3-yr RCOH
01 Aug 2000 - departed CENTCOM
22 May 2000 - Red Sea
18 Feb 2000 - Persian Gulf
10 Dec 1998 - arrived from Med
Carl Vinson CVN 70CVN-68Bremerton PAC CURRENT LOCATION
CURRENT STATUS
July 2003 - WESTPAC?
31 Jan 2003 - Pearl Harbor
17 Jan 2003 - Begins JTFEX
16 Jan 2003 - San Diego
13 Jan 2003 - Departs Bremerton
late Nov 2002 - COMPTUEX Completed
06 Nov 2002 - COMPTUEX
29 Oct 2002 - EASTPAC
28 Oct 2002 - San Diego
24 Oct 2002 - Training in EASTPAC
10 Oct 2002 - Arrives Bremerton
08 Oct 2002 - Leaves San Diego
01 Oct 2002 - Visits San Diego
09 Sep 2002 - Begins Sea Trials
06 Sep 2002 - Completed DPIA
07 Mar 2002 - 6 month DPIA overhaul
23 Jan 2002 - arrived Bremerton
15 Dec 2001 - replaced by Stennis
10 Oct 2001 - Operating in Arabian Sea
16 Sep 2001 - Persian Gulf
16 Sep 2001 - relieved CVN-65 Enterprise
23 Jul 2001 - departed Bremerton for WESTPAC
summer 2000 - DPIA overhaul
06 May 1999 - Returned
late Mar 1999 - Departed Persian Gulf
18 Dec 98 DESERT FOX / SOUTHERN WATCH
06 Nov 1998 - Departed for 6-month WestPac
Theodore Roosevelt CVN-71CVN-68NorfolkLANT CURRENT STATUS
early May 2003 - MED 03-2?
04 Feb 2003 - deploys
04 Feb 2003 - Completes COMPTUEX
13 Jan 2003 - Begins COMPTUEX
06 Jan 2003 - Departs Norfolk
19 Dec 2002 - Returns to Norfolk
17 Dec 2002 - Completes TSTA
04 Dec 2002 - TSTA
17 Nov 2002 - Returns to Norfolk
09 Nov 2002 - Carrier quals w/ CVW-1
01 Nov 2002 - Sea trials WESTLANT
30 Oct 2002 - Ends Yard Period
Apr-Oct 2002 - PIA @ NNSY
27 Mar 2002 - Returns to Norfolk
03 Mar 2002 - Departs North Arabian Sea
15 Oct 2001 - arrived Arabian Sea
13 Oct 2001 - transited Suez Canal
19 Sep 2001 - departed for 6-month Med/Gulf
Aug 2001 - JTFEX @ Vieques
Jan-Jun 2000 - 6-month overhaul
30 Sep 1999 - Homeport
28 Aug 1999 - Departed Gulf
15 Jul 1999 - Arrived Persian Gulf
15 Jun 1999 - Departed Adriatic
03 Apr 1999 - Arrived Adriatic
27 Mar 1999 - Departed for 6-month Med/Gulf
02 Jul 1998 - 1-year DPIA overhaul complete
Abraham Lincoln CVN 72CVN-68EverettPAC CURRENT STATUS
2003 - Arrive Everett?
01 Feb 2003 - Arrive Persian Gulf
20 Jan 2003 - Departs Australia
mid Jan 2003 - Exercises off Lancelin, Aust
06 Jan 2003 - Returns to Freemantle
02 Jan 2003 - Northwest of Australia
late Dec 2002 - Receives orders to redeploy
30 Dec 2002 - South of Australia
26 Dec 2002 - Depart Freemantle
22 Dec 2002 - Port Call @ Freemantle, Aust
18 Dec 2002 - Indian Ocean
11 Sep 2002 - Relieves GW / Southern Watch
25 Aug 2002 - Port Call @ Hong Kong
08 Aug 2002 - Port Call @ Pearl Harbor
24 Jul 2002 - departed for 6-month WestPac/Gulf
Apr-May 2002 - Northern Edge 2002 Apr-Oct 2001 - 6-mo PIA @ Puget Sound NSY
12 Feb 2001 - returned to Everett
17 Aug 2000 - departed for 6-month WestPac/Gulf
May-Nov 1999 - 6-mo PIA @ Puget Sound NSY
11 Dec 1998 - pierside at Everett
21 Oct 1998 - departed Arabian Gulf
George Washington CVN 73CVN-68NorfolkLANT CURRENT LOCATION
late Feb 2003 - Enters Yard
24 Jan 2003 - Carrier Quals
20 Dec 2002 - Returns to Norfolk
09 Dec 2002 - Entered Atlantic Ocean
05 Dec 2002 - Departs Crete
30 Nov 2002 - Port Call @ Souda Bay, Greece
10 Nov 2002 - Adriatic Sea
01 Nov 2002 - Port Call @ Slovenia
10 Oct 2002 - Med. for Destined Glory Ex
05 Oct 2002 - Port Call @ Lisbon, Portugal
23 Sep 2002 - East Atlantic for Med Shark Ex
mid-Sep 2002 - Transits Suez
11 Sep 2002 - Relieved by Lincoln
19 Jul 2002 - Replaced Kennedy
13 Jul 2002 - Transits Suez Canal
20 Jun 2002 - Begins MED Deployment
05 May 2002 - Completed JTFEX 02-2
24 Apr 2002 - JTFEX 02-2 off NC and VA
01 Apr 2002 - COMPTUEX off Vieques
12 Sep 2001 - CAP @ New York City
Feb-Aug 2001 - 6-mo PIA @ Norfolk NSY
19 Dec 2000 - returned to Norfolk
Sep 2000 - Mediterranean Sea
24 Jul 2000 - Persian Gulf
21 Jun 2000 - departed Norfolk
May 1998 - Mar 1999 - 6-mo PIA @ Norfolk NSY
John C. Stennis CVN-74CVN-68San DiegoPAC CURRENT LOCATION
05 Feb 2003 - Returns to San Diego
late Jan 2003 - Carrier quals
late Jan 2003 - Departs San Diego
28 May 2002 - Returns to San Diego
Apr-May 2002 - Departs North Arabian Sea
15 Dec 2001 - replaces Vinson
12 Nov 2001 - 6-mo WestPac/Gulf
21 Sep 2001 - returned San Diego
11 Sep 2001 - departed San Diego [SoCal CAP?]
Oct 2000 - Apr 2001 - 6-mo PIA
26 May 2000 - departed Gulf
Mar 2000 - Persian Gulf
26 Feb 2000 - Arabian Sea
Feb 2000 - South China Sea
Jan 2000 - WESTPAC
16 Apr 1999 - Began seatrials
Harry S Truman CVN-75CVN-68NorfolkLANT 05 Jan 2003 - Depart Crete
30 Dec 2002 - Port of Call @ Crete
27 Dec 2002 - Departs Marseille
23 Dec 2002 - Port of Call @ Marseille, Fr
mid-Dec 2002 - In Mediterranean
05 Dec 2002 - Departed Norfolk for Med 02-3
06 Nov 2002 - Returned to Norfolk
05 Nov 2002 - Completed JTFEX
28 Oct 2002 - Begins JTFEX
late Sep 2002 - Returning to Norfolk
23 Sep 2002 - COMPTUEX Completed
01 Sep 2002 - COMPTUEX begins
01 Sep 2002 - FEP Completed
28 Aug 2002 - FEP / COMPTUEX
23 May 2001 - returned to Norfolk
28 Nov 2000 - departed for 6-mo Med/Gulf
Ronald Reagan CVN-76CVN-68San DiegoPACBUILDING
2005 - arrives San Diego
10 May 2003 - Commission
30 Oct 2002 - Crew moves aboard
27 Sep 2002 - Catapult Tests Complete
George H.W. Bush CVN-77 CVN-68BUILDING
09 Dec 2002 - Named George H.W. Bush







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