USN Carrier Strike Groups 2007
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.
  1. KITTY HAWK CV -63   The "Battle Cat" is forward deployed at Sasabo, Japan. To be replaced by George Washington in 2008. June 3 carrier exercise; Aug'06 Perth, Au.; Sept Thailand and return. 18Oct fall cruise. April return from maintenance. June cruise.
  2. ENTERPRISE CVN-65   Training out of Norfolk after extended maintence. 2 May'06 Deploys . Aug 8 depart Singapore. Sept Killing Taliban. 21Oct joined by Eisenhower (CVN-69) 18Nov returned Norfolk. To deploy again '07. 28Feb'07 Quals. 7July deploys. 23July French Refales land. 27July Cannes. 20Dec returns from deployment
  3. KENNEDY CV -67   Florida.Likely to retire '06 or when Bush is launched. Feb - Navy has suspended flights and maintenance; Congress wants 12 carrier fleet retained. Deommissioned 23Mar'07 July'07 to Norfolk.
  4. NIMITZ CVN-68   San Diego, 2Apr'07 deploys. May in Gulf. July India. Sept heading home.
  5. EISENHOWER CVN-69   Norfolk. CSG 8. Early,Mid '06, excercising after 3-year overhaul. Deploys 3Oct'06. 31Oct Joins Enterprise (CVN-65). Jan'07 attacks African terrorists. 12Feb Afganistan. 23May'07 returned. July exercises.
  6. VINSON CVN-70   "Gold Eagle", Bremerton, WA. 15Nov'05 into drydock Norfolk for 3-year refuel and major overhaul.
     
  7. ROOSEVELT CVN-71 , Norfolk.   11Mar'06 returned from Gulf deployment. 10Mar'07 Into yard for 9-mo maint.
  8. LINCOLN CVN-72   Returned Everett, Wash. 12Mar'05. 5Mar'06 deploys to western Pacific. 7Apr Hong Kong. July 28 complete execise Returned Everett, WA. 8Aug'06. 6-month maintenance. July'07 Underway qualifications. 24Aug passed. CSG 9.
  9. WASHINGTON CVN-73   Norfolk, Completed drydock Sep'05. Apr 4. deploy to Caribbean exercise. Mar'06 sea quals. Apr'06 training in Caribbean. Sep'06 offload in prep for yard maintenance - new information and weapons systems. To forward deploy to Yokosuka, Japan, replacing Kitty Hawk in Sum'08.
  10. STENNIS CVN-74   Bremerton, WA. Sea Training/Qualifications Feb'06. Surge ready July'06. Nov, exercise off California. Ready to deploy. 16Jan deployes. Aug 31 Returns. 29Sept to 6-mo dry dock.
  11. TRUMAN CVN-75   Norfolk. To go into Yard period Jan'06, Back Nov'06, Load ammo Feb'07. Mar-July exercises. Nov'07 Deploy.
  12. REAGAN CVN-76     San Diego. 4Jan'06 deploys to western Pacific. Australia. Feb, Singapore. 24 Feb first airstrike on station. 6 July return North Island. Oct Quals. 27Jan'07 surge to replace Kitty Hawk on maintenance. 9Feb arrive area. Mar. Korea. 6Apr completed. 9Apr Pearl. May Maint. Nov trials.
    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. Six carrier strike groups can be deployed within 30 days; two more CSG can reinforce or rotate within three months.
    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.

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