Military


Where Were the Carriers? 25 January 2012



"...We obviously always continue to make preparations to be
prepared for any contingency, but we are not making any special
steps at this point in order to deal with the situation [in the Strait of Hormuz].
"

Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta
January 18, 2012
at a press conference at the Pentagon

"[Fifth Fleet has] had a two- carrier presence for quite a while. This is not
-- the fact that there are two carriers in that AOR is not an indication of
anything specific with respect to Iran...that presence changes all the time.
It fluctuates based on needs and requirements set by the combatant commander
...[The deployment of two aircraft carriers to the CENTCOM AOR is
just] prudent force posture requirements set by the combatant commander.
"

Pentagon Spokesman Captain John Kirby
January 11, 2012
at a press conference at the Pentagon

"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

FRP - Fleet Response Plan
IDTC - Inter-Deployment Training Cycle

Where Were the Carriers - 18 Mar 2011

References




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

Fleet Response Plan [FRP] Progression

CarrierDateEvolution
Forward Deployed
CVN-73 Washington
[news] 28 Dec 2011
24 Nov 2011
10 Nov 2011
13 Oct 2011
08 Mar 2011
13 Dec 2010
28 Nov 2010
Yokosuka, Japan
Yokosuka, Japan
7th Fleet AOR
arrived Singapore
Yokosuka, Japan
returned from 3-week deployment
Readiness Exercise (REDEX) with ROK
Deployed
CVN-74 Stennis
[news] 19 Jan 2012
05 Jan 2012
29 Dec 2011
27 Dec 2011
27 Nov 2011
17 Oct 2011
04 Aug 2011
02 Jun 2010
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
started 6 month Planned Incremental Availability (PIA)
CVN-70 Vinson
[news]
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
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
CVN-72 Lincoln [news] 2014
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
begins 25-month RCOH
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
Surge Ready
CVN-65 Enterprise
[news] Fall 2012
10 Jan 2012
10 Jan 2012
16 Dec 2011
21 Oct 2011
15 Jul 2011
11 Mar 2011
01 Mar 2011
19 Feb 2011
18 Feb 2011
16 Feb 2011
13 Jan 2011
26 Oct 2010
decommissions after final deployment
started Composite Unit Training Exercise (COMPTUEX)
started Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX)
pre-deployment, completed 2-week underway
at homeport in Norfolk
returned to Norfolk
Red Sea steel beach picnic
Red Sea en route to the Suez Canal
Gulf of Aden
Red Sea - Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) training
steamed with Kearsarge in Red Sea
deploys
completed Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) Good to go
CVN-69 Eisenhower
[news]
05 Jan 2012
08 Oct 2011
06 Jul 2011
13 Jun 2011
28 Feb 2011
28 Jul 2010
02 Jan 2010
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
returned to Norfolk
deployed
Post-Deployed
CVN-77 George H.W. Bush [news]
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
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
Maintenance
CVN-68 Nimitz [news] 14 Dec 2011
17 Sep 2011
17 Dec 2010
26 Mar 2010
in port at Bremerton
left Puget Sound NSY drydock
entered drydock for 1 yr Docking Planned Incremental Availability
returned San Diego from 8-month WESTPAC
CVN-75 Truman
[news] Sum 2012
16 Dec 2011
09 Nov 2011
18 Feb 2011
18 Feb 2011
25 Nov 2010
21 May 2010
returns to the Fleet
undergoing repairs at Norfolk NSY in Portsmouth, VA
undergoing repairs at Norfolk NSY in Portsmouth, VA
dry-docking planned incremental availability (DPIA) prep
completed deployment
At sea, supporting operations in Afghanistan and Pakistan
deployed
CVN-76 Reagan
[news] Jan 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
completes 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)
CVN-71 Roosevelt
[news]
2013
27 Oct 2011
28 Oct 2009
returns to the Fleet
midpoint of 3-year Refueling Complex Overhaul (RCOH)
started 4-year Refueling Complex Overhaul at Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding, Newport News, VA
Building
PCU-78 Gerald Ford FY 2015
16 Jan 2007
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