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Carrier Aviation News 
What's New:
Updated Carrier Locations
Constellation Task Group
John F Kennedy Task Group
A Night Aboard Kitty Hawk Pt. 1 with Photos
Vol 2 No 3 May/June 1997    Update: 26th June
Marine Aviation News
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Welcome to the fifth issue of Carrier Aviation News, a regular newsletter that actually looks like one, (that's if you have IE3.0) bringing you the news around the Carrier Navy. Want to contribute? then mail me David McCandless and maybe I can publish it here. Thanks to all those who have sent me mail and sugestions.

1 US Carrier
1 US Carrier


  Planned start in 2006

  $18mill appropiated for R&D
Commissioning: 2008

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76)
  Under Construction
Commissioning: 2002

PCU Harry S Truman (CVN-75)
  Under Construction (PreCommissioning Unit)
Commissioning: July 1998

USS John C Stennis (CVN-74)

  Western Atlantic, Norfolk Dec20, Carrier quals Western Atlantic, Halifax Nova Scotia Jun9, West Atlantic Jun16-19 Schedule: Med 98 cruise Feb 1998, new homeport San Diego Sep'98

USS George Washington (CVN-73)
  Local Ops West Atlantic Mar, COMPTUEX May27-jun11, Port Everglades Fla. Jun16-18, COMPTUEX West Atlan Jun23 Schedule: Med cruise Sep 97

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72)
  local ops East Pac Feb, EastPac Jun23

USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71)

  Pt Everglades Florida, Western Atlantic, Med Cruise end of Nov 96, in transit West Atlantic, The Med, Cartagena Spain, Cannes France, Naples Italy Dec 31, Adriatic Sea Jan 9, Antalya Turkey, off Cyprus Jan30, Haifa Feb1, East Med Feb10, Livorno Italy Feb17, Greece Mar1, INVITEX-97 Mar Adriatic, Rhodes Mar7, Red Sea Mar17-Apr4, Jebel Ali Apr11, Yemen Apr15, off Italy Apr26, Majorca May1, Palma Spain May5, East Atlantic May13, Homecoming Norfolk May22

USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70)

  Puget Sound.

USS Eisenhower (CVN-69)
  Local Ops West Atlantic Mar, CQ's West Atlan May21, Ops West Atlantic Jun16-20, Halifax Nova Scotia Jun23

USS Nimitz (CVN-68)

  Local Ops East Pac Feb/Mar. CQ's,COMPTUEX 97-2, eastern Pacific May, COMPTUEX 97-2B May21, San Diego Jun22/23, EastPac Jun23 Schedule: San Diego Jul3-14, Sep 97 cruise, Mar 98 overhaul/refuel at Newport News(2-3 years).

USS John F Kennedy (CV-67)
  Med '97
  In Transit Atlantic Apr29, Marseilles May21, ILLES D'OR Med May27, Palma de Majorca Spain Jun2, Ops Med Jun9, Benidorm Spain Jun11, Ops West Med Jun16-23
Schedule: Homecoming Oct

USS Enterprise (CVN-65)
  Norfolk Va.

USS Constellation (CV-64)
WestPac '97
  San Francisco: Fleet Week, Computex 96-5A Eastern Pacific, FLEETEX 97-1 Eastern Pacific, Pacific, Sydney, Perth May3, Indian Ocean May9, Arabian Sea May20, INITIAL LINK Arabian Gulf May29, Southern Watch Arabian Gulf Jun2-22, Jebel Ali Jun23 Schedule Homecoming San Diego Oct1

USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63)
Planned De-commissioning 2008
  San Diego. Schedule: Bremerton Jul(overhaul), new homeport Yokosuka Japan Jul'98

USS Independence (CV-62)

  Japan, Sea of Japan, Sea Trials West Pac. Jan 30, Sea of Japan Feb, Phillipine Sea Mar1, Tandem Thrust 97 Queensland Mar, Sydney, Perth Apr11, Indian Ocean Apr21, Kelang Malaysia Apr28, Singapore May5, South China Sea May12, COBRA GOLD 97 Sth China Sea May21, Hong Kong May27, Operations WestPac Jun2, Yokosuka Jun18

2 Russia
2 Russia
Admiral Kuznetsov
  Malta,'extended trials'
3 Ukraine
3 Ukraine
4 Spain
4 Spain
Principe De Asturias
5 Britain
5 Britain
HMS Invincible (R 07)
  The Med
HMS Illustrious (R 06)
HMS Ark Royal (R08)
  Portsmouth: Refit

6 France
6 France
Charles de Gaulle (R 91)
  Under Construction at Brest
Foch (R 99)
  Toulon Apr
Clemenceau (R 98)
  Toulon Apr
Jeanne D'Arc (R 97)
  Brest,Training for Officers

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Lord, guard and guide the men who fly
through her great spaces in the sky,
be with them always in the air
in darkening storm or sunlight fair,
Oh hear us when we lift our prayer
to those in peril in the air.

-The Right Stuff-

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7 Misc
7 Misc

CVX Future Carrier
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USS Intrepid
USS Saratoga (CV-3/60)
USS Hornet (CV-12)
USS Bon Homme Richard (CVA-31)
USS Midway (CV-41)
USS Wasp (CV-18)
Tandem Thrust 97

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