USN Carrier Strike Groups 2007
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.
Formerly Battle Groups
NIMITZ CVN-68 San Diego, 2Apr'07 deploys. May in Gulf. July India. Sept heading home.
- 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.
CV- 63 Kittyhawk with Carrier Air Wing 5
CG -63 Cowpens - Yokosuka, Japan
DDG-56 John S. McCain
DDG 63 Stethem
CG -62 Chancellorsville , DDG-54 Curtis Wilbur ,
- 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
Big 'E' is home of Carrier Air Wing One (CVW 1).
Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) Philadelphia (SSN 690)
Stout (DDG 55) USNS Supply (T-AOE 6)
Forrest Sherman (DDG 98)
James E. Williams (DDG 95)
Gettysburg (CG 64)
- 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.
Carrier Strike Group 11.
Nimitz (CVN-68) Carrier Air Wing 11
Princeton (CG-59) USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10) [civilian]
Pinckney (DDG 91) Louisville (SSN 724)
John Paul Jones (DDG 53)
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.
Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69)
Carrier Air Wing 7
Anzio (CG 68)
Ramage (DDG 61)
Mason (DDG 87)
Newport News (SSN 750)
Arctic (T-AOE 8).
VINSON CVN-70 "Gold Eagle", Bremerton, WA.
15Nov'05 into drydock Norfolk for 3-year refuel and major overhaul.
ROOSEVELT CVN-71 , Norfolk. 11Mar'06 returned from Gulf deployment. 10Mar'07 Into yard for 9-mo maint.
Theodore Roosevelt CVN-71
Carrier Air Wing 8 with 70 aircraft
San Jacinto CG-56
Donald Cook DDG-75
Oscar Austin DDG-79
De Bazan F-101 (Spanish frigate)
Mount Baker T-AE 34
Kanawha T-AO 196.
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.
Carrier Strike Group 9
CVN-71 Abraham Lincoln
Carrier Air Wing Two.
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.
George Washington (CVN-73)
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.
Carrier Strike Group 7
USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN-74)
TRUMAN CVN-75 Norfolk. To go into
Yard period Jan'06, Back Nov'06, Load ammo Feb'07. Mar-July exercises. Nov'07 Deploy.
Harry S. Truman - CVN-75
Air Wing Three - 80 planes
San Jacinto (CG 56)
Hue City (CG 66)
USS Monterey (CG 61)
USS Barry (DDG 52)
USS Mason (DDG 87)
USS Albuquerque (SSN 706)
USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8) civilian crew *
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.
Carrier Strike Group 7 20Apr returns.
Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) with CVW (Carrier Air Wing) 14
Lake Champlain (CG-57)
Russell (DDG 59) from Pearl
Paul Hamilton (DDG 60) from Pearl
Pinckney (DDG 91)
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.