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




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Fleet Response Plan [FRP] Progression

CarrierDateEvolution
Forward Deployed
CVN-76 Reagan
[news] 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
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
01 Aug 2014
02 Jun 2014
midMar 2014
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
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
Deployed
CVN-68 Nimitz [news] 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
09 Dec 2016
11 Oct 2016
01 May 2016
14 Jan 2015
07 Jan 2015
21 May 2014
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)
completed Tailored Ship's Training Availability and Final Evaluation Problem (TSTA/FEP)
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
CVN-71 Roosevelt
[news]
14 Nov 2017
11 Nov 2017
05 Oct 2017
09 Aug 2017
24 Jan 2017
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
3 carriers in Sea of Japan - end
3 carriers in Sea of Japan - begin
WESTPAC deployment
composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX)
completes PIA
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
Pre-Deployment Workup
CVN-74 Stennis
[news] 22 Sep 2017
14 Aug 2017
29 Mar 2017
18 Dec 2016
07 Dec 2016
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
completed 3-week underway, deck was certified
planned incremental availability (PIA) complete
planned incremental availability (PIA)
Bremerton - Home for the Holidays
Pearl Harbor
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
CVN-75 Truman
[news] 16 Oct 2017
12 Jul 2017
14 Mar 2017
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
Tailored Shipboard Training Availability and Final Evaluation Problem (TSTA/FEP)
Crew Certification Process (Crew Cert) Phase III
Planned Incremental Availability (PIA)
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
Post-Deployment
CVN-77 George H.W. Bush [news]
05 Oct 2017
22 Aug 2017
15 Aug 2017
21 Jan 2017
early 2017
21 Dec 2016
03 Oct 2016
29 Apr 2016
07 Jan 2016
02 Apr 2015
14 Nov 2014
15 Jun 2014
14 Jun 2014
15 Feb 2014
at homeport, Norfolk, VA
Tiger Cruise, Mayport NS, FL
6th Fleet AOR
MED 17 deployment
13-month Planned Incremental Availability (PIA) complete
completed composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX)
completed Tailored Ship's Training Availability/Final Evaluation Problem (TSTA/FEP)
completed Board of Inspection and Survey INSURV Phase II
6-month 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
CVN-70 Vinson
[news]
18 Sep 2017
27 Jun 2017
29 Apr 2017
26 Apr 2017
18 Apr 2017
15 Apr 2017
10 Apr 2017
05 Jan 2017
21 Nov 2016
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
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
Completes COMPTUEX/JTFEX
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
Maintenance
CVN-69 Eisenhower
[news]
Mar 2018
05 Aug 2017
03 Apr 2017
21 Mar 2017
30 Dec 2016
27 Dec 2016
14 Oct 2016
03 Mar 2016
25 Feb 2016
?? 2014
09 Dec 2014
return to fleet
began six-month Planned Incremental Availability (PIA)
departed for a sustainment exercise
at sea off Norfolk
returned to Naval Station Norfolk
departed 6th Fleet
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
CVN-72 Lincoln [news] 13 Jul 2017
12 May 2017
07 Sep 2016
29 Feb 2016
Dec 2012
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
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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