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?

References

USNI Fleet Tracker





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

Fleet Response Plan [FRP] Progression

CarrierDateEvolution
Forward Deployed
CVN-76 Reagan
[news] 17 Dec 2018
28 May 2018
01 May 2018
30 Jan 2018
14 Nov 2017
11 Nov 2017
19 Oct 2017
16 Oct 2017
15 Jul 2017
21 Jun 2017
07 May 2017
10 Jan 2017
01 Jan 2017
homeport in Yokosuka
Under way off Japan
SRA Selected Restricted Availability complete
SRA Selected Restricted Availability
3 carriers in Sea of Japan - end
3 carriers in Sea of Japan - begin
Sea of Japan with ROK Navy
cruising off Nagasaki prefecture
burial-at-sea ceremony in Coral Sea
port call in Singapore
underway for sea trials
begin Selected Restricted Availability (SRA) maintenance
Homeport at Yokosuka
Deployed
CVN-74 Stennis
[news] Jan 2025
Jan 2021
tbd 2019
24 Jan 2019
21 Dec 2018
03 Apr 2018
29 Jan 2018
22 Sep 2017
14 Aug 2017
29 Mar 2017
4-year refueling overhaul complex RCOH complete
4-year refueling overhaul complex RCOH start
WESTPAC
outside Sri Lankan territorial waters
Arrived Persian Gulf
Tailored Ships Training Availability and Final Evaluation Problem
completed Command Assessment for Readiness and Training (CART) phase II
completed 3-week underway, deck was certified
planned incremental availability (PIA) complete
planned incremental availability (PIA)
Pre-Deployment Workup
CVN-72 Lincoln [news] 15 Jan 2019
07 Dec 2018
16 Oct 2018
27 Aug 2018
28 Mar 2018
13 Jul 2017
12 May 2017
07 Sep 2016
29 Feb 2016
Dec 2012
Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX)
Combat Systems Ship Qualification Trials (CSSQT)
Pierside Shipyard Availability
Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7 arrived
underway replenishment (UNREP) and ammunition onload
carrier incremental availability
return to Fleet from Refueling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH)
nearing end of 48 month mid-life overhaul
Began Crew Move Aboard
began 25-month RCOH at Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding, Newport News, VA
Post-Deployment
CVN-75 Truman
[news] 16 Dec 2018
11 Apr 2018
22 Feb 2018
16 Oct 2017
12 Jul 2017
14 Mar 2017
returned to Norfolk from MED18
departed Norfolk for MED18
Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX)
Tailored Shipboard Training Availability and Final Evaluation Problem (TSTA/FEP)
Crew Certification Process (Crew Cert) Phase III
Planned Incremental Availability (PIA)
Maintenance
CVN-69 Eisenhower
[news]
early 2019
14 Nov 2018
Mar 2018
05 Aug 2017
03 Apr 2017
21 Mar 2017
tied up in maintenance at Norfolk NSY
return to Naval Station Norfolk
return to fleet deadline missed
began "six-month" Planned Incremental Availability (PIA)
departed for a sustainment exercise
at sea off Norfolk
CVN-68 Nimitz [news] Jun 2019
15 Feb 2018
14 Nov 2017
11 Nov 2017
05 Nov 2017
26 Oct 2017
10 Oct 2017
26 Sep 2017
31 Jul 2017
27 May 2017
05 Apr 2017
end Docking-Planned Incremental Availability - Puget Sound
15-month Docking-Planned Incremental Availability - Puget Sound
3 carriers in Sea of Japan - end
3 carriers in Sea of Japan - begin
no sooner than, arrive ROK waters [12,000 km @ 30 knots]
underway to WESTPAC
Arabian Gulf in support of Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR)
Liberty in UAE
Arabian Gulf in support of Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR)
WESTPAC deployment to Korean waters
Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX)
CVN-71 Roosevelt
[news]
31 Dec 2018
20 Dec 2018
20 Jul 2018
03 May 2018
06 Apr 2018
18 Feb 2017
14 Nov 2017
11 Nov 2017
05 Oct 2017
09 Aug 2017
24 Jan 2017
In port in San Diego
Eastern Pacific conducting routine operations
began six-month Planned Incremental Availability (PIA)
returned from WESTPAC to port in San Diego
South China Sea - Singapore PASSEX
underway in Arabian Gulf
3 carriers in Sea of Japan - end
3 carriers in Sea of Japan - begin
WESTPAC deployment
composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX)
completes PIA
CVN-70 Vinson
[news]
Jul 2020
Mar 2019
20 Jan 2019
20 Sep 2018
28 Jul 2018
19 Jun 2018
02 Apr 2018
18 Mar 2018
20 Feb 2018
04 Jan 2018
18 Sep 2017
27 Jun 2017
29 Apr 2017
26 Apr 2017
18 Apr 2017
15 Apr 2017
10 Apr 2017
05 Jan 2017
1-year dry-dock maintenance complete
1-year dry-dock maintenance start
arrived new Bremerton homeport
in homeport San Diego
off Hawaiian Coast for RIMPAC
Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise
at sea, Western Pacific
completed JMSDF drills
departed Manila, Philippines
departed San Diego
in homeport San Diego
returned to San Diego from Western Pacific (WESTPAC)
transiting Tsushima Strait
Philippine Sea east Okinawa
Indian Ocean
transiting Sunda Strait
reported ordered to Korean waters [fake news]
Western Pacific deployment
CVN-77 George H.W. Bush [news]
Feb 2021
2019
Aug 2018
18 May 2018
09 Mar 2018
05 Oct 2017
22 Aug 2017
15 Aug 2017
21 Jan 2017
early 2017
complete Planned Incremental Availability (PIA) dry-dock
start Planned Incremental Availability (PIA) dry-dock
MV-22 Osprey flight testing
Chesapeake 2018 combined flight operation w/ French Navy
completed Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV), Norfolk, VA
at homeport, Norfolk, VA
Tiger Cruise, Mayport NS, FL
6th Fleet AOR
MED 17 deployment
13-month Planned Incremental Availability (PIA) complete
CVN-73 Washington
[news] 2021 ??
04 Aug 2017
04 Oct 2016
2016
16 Nov 2015
05 Nov 2015
21 Oct 2015
Summer 2015
11 Nov 2014
08 Aug 2014
14 Jun 2014
Return to Fleet
48-month refuelling and complex overhaul (RCOH)
deploying from Norfolk, Hurrican Matthew relief
refuelling and complex overhaul (RCOH) - DELAYED !!
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
CVN-78 Gerald Ford news 2020-21 ?
22 Jul 2017
April 2017
April 2017
Feb 2017
16 Jan 2007
first deployment
commission
delivery
Acceptance trials
Builders trials
named
Building
PCU-79 John F. Kennedy 2020
Apr 2017
2017
29 May 2011
delivery
27% complete
20% complete
named
PCU-80 Enterprise



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