USN Carrier Strike Groups 2016
Formerly Battle Groups
Supporting ships are not known until deployment and can receive other assignments before and during deployments. Units shown in gray were together on the last deployment.
LINCOLN CVN-72 Everett, Wash.
Dec'11 deployed. Jan'12 Thailand; will return to a new home port at Norfolk. July'12 heads home. 08Aug'12 arrives Norfolk. Nov'12 4-year refueling. Deferred by sequester. Begins March'13. CAW 2 to Reagan.
ENTERPRISE CVN-65 Returned 20Dec'07 from deployment. Yard maintance. Aug'09 recertification. April'10 Post maintenance cruise. Blue water certified 21Oct'10. Deployed 13Jan'11. Lisbon Jan 31. In Gulf. 15July'11 Returned Norfolk.
Training Jan'12. Gulf 17Feb'12. Final deployment 11Mar'12. Return. Inactive 1Dec'12, age 51. 20Jun'13 defueling at NNS.
Big 'E' was home of Carrier Air Wing One (CVW 1).
- NIMITZ CVN-68 San Diego
Apr'13 training. 19Apr'13 deploys. 12May'13 Korea. Oct'13 central Mediterranean. 12Dec'13 Pearl returned Everett. Exercizes Nov'14. Jun'15 to Bremerton, WA, for 16-month maintenance.
Better hurry along Ford.
Carrier Strike Group 11.
Nimitz (CVN 68) w/ Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11
Monterey (CG 61)
Higgins (DDG 76) ?
Stockdale (DDG 106)
William P. Lawrence (DDG 110)
Shoup (DDG 86)
- EISENHOWER CVN-69 Norfolk. June'11 Completes sea trials. 20Jun'12 deploys. July 18 arrives. Nov, to return early for two months. Home 19Dec'12. to redeploy in Feb'13. 21Feb'13 redeploys. 3July'13 return Mayport. Sep'13 Norfolk 14-mo maintenance. Aug'14 Leaves dry dock. Sep'15 back to sea. Dec training. Deploys 01Jun'16. Home 30Dec'16.
Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) "Ike" CSG 10. Carrier Air Wing 3
San Jacinto (CG 56)
Monterey (CG 61), and DesRon 26
Stout (DDG 55)
Mason (DDG 87)
Nitze (DDG 94)
- VINSON CVN-70 "Gold Eagle", Bremerton, WA. Feb'13 Sea Trials. Jul'14 ready for 10-mo deployment. 22Aug deploys. 18Oct relieves Bush. May'15 on way home. 4Jun'15 return. 10Jul'15 ammo offload for 6-mo yard period.
05Jan'17 Carl Vinson (CVN 70), Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2, and embarked Destroyer Squadron (CDS) 1 deployed.
Lake Champlain (CG 57)
Michael Murphy (DDG 112)
Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108).
- ROOSEVELT CVN-71 , Norfolk. 30Aug'13 Returns to fleet. Nov'13 training pilots. May'14 onload ammo. Certification training Jan'15. 11Mar'15 depart on world tour, homeport change to SD. 16Mar 6th Fleet. 7Apr 5th Fleet, Central Command. 23Nov, 3rd Fleet. Return to new port at SanDiago 23Nov'15.
Theodore Roosevelt CVN-71 with Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1
Normandy (CG 60)
Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) (DESRON) 2
Forrest Sherman (DDG 98)
Farragut (DDG 99)
WASHINGTON CVN-73 Forward deployed Yokosuka, Japan, replacing Kitty Hawk (CV-63). Nov'13 Philippine typhoon. Heading home for mid-life refuel/overhaul in Norfolk. Arrv San Diego 10Aug'15 to turnover to Reagan. Reagan to replace in Yakosuka in Fall 2015. Oct'15 Lima, Peru.
George Washington CVN-73 with Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW 5)
STENNIS CVN-74 Bremerton, WA. Nov'14 back to sea after yard period. 15Jan'15 onload 3,000 tons of ammunition. Back to Bremerton.
Deploys 15Jan'16. 13Mar'16 Busan, So Korea.Home 19Dec'16.
Carrier Strike Group 3
JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN-74) with Carrier Air Wing 9
Mobile Bay (CG 53)
Chung-Hoon (DDG 93
William P. Lawrence (DDG-110)
USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10)
TRUMAN CVN-75 Norfolk. Feb2012 leaves drydock. July'12 sea trials. Planned deployment 08Feb'13 -- deferred because of sequester. 22July'13 deploys. 25Mar'14 relieved by Bush, heads home. 19Apr'14 returns. 18Jul'14 offload ammo. 06Nov'14 enters yard period. 26May'15 completes sea trials. 4Jun ordinance onload. Exercise Oct'15. Deploy 16Nov'15.
Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) with Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7 as CSG 4.
REAGAN CVN-76 San Diego. Mar'13 completes year of yard time at Bremerton and returns San Diego. 27Nov'13 completes strike group exercises. To replace Washington at Yokosuka in Fall'15. Arrives 1Oct'15.
George H.W. BUSH CVN-77 Commissioned Jan. 10, 2009. 16Feb completed builder's trials. 9Apr'09 completed acceptance trials.11May'09 Navy takes delivery. 19May'10 first flight operations. 22Feb-11Mar'11 JTFEX. 11May'11 Deploys. 10Dec'11 returns. July'12 drydock. 16July'13 returns Norfolk. Feb'14 deploys. 25Mar'14 arrives Gulf, relieves HST. 18Oct'14 relieved by Vinson. 12,548 total sorties, 32,611 flight hours. Returns 15Nov'14. May'15 complete qualifications. 21Jan'17 deploys.
Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) Carrier Air Wing 2. (CVW 14 deactivated 2013)
Lake Champlain (CG 57)
Wayne E. Mayer (DDG 108)
Howard (DDG 83)
Pickney (DDG 91)
Kidd (DDG 100)
Momsen (DDG 92)
Gary (FFG 7)
Carrier Strike Group 2
Bush (CVN-77) with CVW-8
Philippine Sea (CG-58)
Hue City (CG 66)
Laboon (DDG 58)
Truxtun (DDG 103)
The fleet reorganized in 2004 separating the Battle Fleet into independent
Carrier Strike Groups and Expeditionary Strike Groups. The new ESG has greater
independence of operation and consists of
an Amphibious Ready Group with the addition of a supporting cruiser, destroyers and submarine. Four carrier strike groups can be deployed within 30 days; two more CSG can reinforce or rotate within three months. In 2004 could deploy six, but now down two carriers.
Military Sealift Command operates more than 110 noncombatant, civilian-crewed ships that replenish Navy ships at sea, chart ocean bottoms, conduct undersea surveillance, strategically pre-position combat cargo at sea around the world, and move 95 percent of military equipment and supplies used by deployed U.S. forces.
* USNS Arctic (T-AOE-8), fast combat support ship, 754 feet, provides food, fuel, supplies and ammunition to a carrier strike group with 160 civilian crew and 60 sailors.