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Vol 12 No 1 January/February 2007
http://carrier-aviation-news.com
Chinese Nimitz
Update:  Wednesday, 31 January 2007

  US Forces Losses War on Terror

Total: 3,002 Killed
Wounded: 22,401

December 2006: 86
November 2006: 77
October 2006: 110
September 2006: 81
August 2006: 70
July 2006:  51
June 2006: 77
May 2006: 84
April 2006: 71
March 2006: 45
February 2006: 62
January 2006: 66
December 2005: 72

On the Ramp:
Fallon NAS 1
North Island NAS 1
 

Glossary

COMPTUEX: Composite Training Unit Exercise
CQs: Carrier Qualifications ( for new aviators)
DPIA:
Docked Planned Incremental Availability
FRS Fleet Readiness Squadron
FRTP
:
Fleet Response Training Plan
JTFEX: Joint Task Force Exercise
RCOH: Reactor Refuel and Complex Overhaul

SCOOP: Shipboard Coordinated Offload and Outfitting Plan (prior to RCOH)
TPCD: Topside Production Completion Datenon-Engineering production work is complete
TSTA: Tailored Ships Training Assessment a training regimen designed to prepare a ship for prompt and sustained combat operations at sea
 

Monthly Losses War on Terror
November 2005: 96
October 2005: 87
September2005: 48
August 2005: 84
July 2005: 54
June 2005 78
May 2005: 80
April 2005 51
March 2005 36
February 2005 58
January 2005 101
December 2004 79
November 2004 140
October 2004 62
September 2004 79
August 2004 67
July 2004 60
June 2004 52
May 2004 80
April 2004 129
March 2004 42
February 2004 31
January 2004 43
 December 2003 49
November 2003 84
October 2003 47
September 2003 33
August 2003 37
July 2003 42
June 2003 26
May 2003 31
April 2003 92
March 2003 59
the latest news

Reagan:  
Truman:
 
Stennis:  
Washington:  PIA NNGN
Lincoln:  
Roosevelt:  
Vinson:  
Eisenhower:  Gulf
Nimitz:  Pacific
Kennedy:  
Enterprise:  
Kitty Hawk:  Yokosuka
Invincible
Illustrious
Ark Royal

Vietnam Time Line
US Navy Podcasts
Association of Aviation Ordnancemen
AO Shack
Bluejacket.com :Lots of good Navy stuff

USS Intrepid

USS Saratoga (CV-3/60)

USS Hornet (CV-12)

USS Bon Homme Richard (CVA-31)

USS Midway (CV-41) Museum

USS Wasp (CV-18)

 
USS Constellation (CV-64) Decommissioned 7 August 2003
USS Independence (CV-62)
30 September 1998- San Diego
USS America (CV-66
)
9 Aug 1996 Reserve - Norfolk
USS Ranger (CV-61)
10 Jul 1995 Reserve - Bremerton
USS Saratoga (CV-60)
30 Sep 1994 Stricken - Philadelphia
USS Forrestal (AVT-59)
10 Sep 1993 Stricken - Philadelphia


December 31st 2006: Chinese Nimitz  see Picture A 3/4 model stuck in a lake near Shangai, thanks to Strategy Page. Have a look also at the ex Russian carrier Varyag tied up at Dalian Harbour in North China.

December 12th 2006: Eisenhower on Station USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER, At Sea (NNS) -- The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), flagship of the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (IKE CSG), entered the Persian Gulf Dec. 11, accompanied by the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68).

CVW-7 began flying missions into Afghanistan Nov. 6 in support of coalition troops on the ground participating in Operation Enduring Freedom. During 33 days of operations, the air wing flew more than 4,000 hours and more than 680 sorties, providing close air support and reconnaissance to International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) troops.

CVW-7 includes Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 125 “Tigertails,” Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103 “Jolly Rogers,” VFA 131 “Wildcats,” VFA 143 “Pukin’ Dogs,” VFA 83 “Rampagers,” Electronic Attack (VAQ) Squadron 140 “Patriots,” and Helicopter Anti-submarine (HS) 5 “Nightdippers.”

IKE CSG includes Dwight D. Eisenhower, with its embarked air wing, CVW-7, and embarked Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 28; the guided-missile cruiser Anzio; guided-missile destroyers USS Ramage (DDG 61) and USS Mason (DDG 87); and the fast attack submarine USS Newport News (SSN 750). All are homeported in Norfolk, Va.

October 7th 2006: George H. W. Bush Christened At Newport News
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (NNS) -- The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) was officially christened Oct. 7 at Northrop Grumman Newport News ship yard with its namesake and 41st president in attendance.
 

For more news go to NewsBytes 2006


Welcome to Carrier Aviation News, a regular newsletter that brings you the news around the Carrier Navy now in its 11th year. Want to contribute? then mail me David 'chuckles' McCandless (take out _at_) and maybe I can publish it here. Thanks to all those who have sent me mail and suggestions.

U.S. Carrier Locations

CVNX-80 to 89
10 more ships in this class planned

CVNX-79
Planned start 2009

CVNX-78
Planned start in 2006
$110mill R&D for 1999

CVN-77: George HW Bush
Under Construction
Google Map
Capt. Kevin O’Flaherty
Keel Laid 6 September 2003
Named December 9 2002, Christened October 7 2006
Commissioning: 2009

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76)
Google Map
Capt. James A. Symonds
Carrier Strike Group (CCSG) 7
CVW-14
Homeport: NAS North Island
Commissioned: 2002

2006:
Maiden Deployment Gulf, February 28 Gulf, Pearl Harbour June 30, Returned July 6th.

USS Harry S Truman (CVN-75)
History   Google Map
Capt. Leo Falardeau
CVW-3 AC
Homeport: N.S. Norfolk
2006:  PIA January to October
Schedule: PIA January 2006  - December 20th.

USS John C Stennis (CVN-74)
History  GoogleMap
Capt. David H. Buss
CVW-9 NG / CCG 7
2006: Pacific June 30
Milestones:
Schedule:

USS George Washington (CVN-73)
CAPT Garry R. White
CVW-17 AA
Homeport: N.S. Norfolk
2006: Norfolk
Schedule:  DPIA August, Planned Incremental Availability plus Docking (PIA+D) GW is undergoing the $300 million availability in preparation to relieve USS Kitty Hawk (CVN 63)

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72)
Capt. Kendall L. Card
CVW-2
2006: Pearl Harbour June 30th RIMPAC July 30
Schedule: WestPac Cruise Jan  , Homecoming Aug 8

USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71)
CVW-8
Homeport:
N.S. Norfolk  
2006:
 Gulf January 1, Atlantic June 30
Schedule:

USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70)
History
Capt. Rick Wren
Homeport:
N.S. Everett
2006:  RCOH
Schedule: 

USS Eisenhower (CVN-69)
Capt. Charles E Smith
CVW-7 AG / CCDG 8
Carrier Strike Group 8, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 28
Homeport: N.S. Norfolk
Operation Iraqi Freedom
2006:  JTFEX 06-2 July 30, Depart October 3, Naples Italy October 23, Gulf arrive October 30
Schedule:

USS Nimitz (CVN-68)
Capt. Ted N. Branch
 CVW-11, Carrier Strike Group 11, DESRON 23
Homeport: NS San Diego
2006: 
Schedule: 

USS John F Kennedy (CV-67)
GoogleMap
Capt. Ronald H. Henderson, Jr.
CVW-1 AB / CCG 6

2006:  
Schedule:

USS Enterprise (CVN-65)
Capt. Lawrence Rice
CVW-8 AJ
Homeport:
N.S. Norfolk
2006
: Depart May 20 Westpac, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Aug. 20, Gulf October 23
Schedule:  

USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63)
GoogleMap
Capt. Ed McNamee
Carrier Strike Group 5
CVW-5 NF
Planned De-commissioning 2008
Homeport: N.S. Yokosuka Japan
2006:  Pacific June 30th, Fremantle August 10-14, Pacific October 23

Russia

Admiral Kuznetsov
  
China
Varyag

Spain
Principe De Asturias
GoogleMap

Britain

HMS Invincible (R 07)
2005: Portsmouth


HMS Illustrious (R 06)
2005:  Portsmouth


HMS Ark Royal (R08)
Commander TJ Chidley
Extended Readiness thru 2006
2005: Portsmouth

Queen Elizabeth (CVF 1)
100 million pounds awarded November 1999

Prince of Wales (CVF 2)

France
Charles de Gaulle (R 91)

Commissioned July 1999, Toulon October 4
Foch (R 99)
Toulon Apr 97, Antalya Turkey October12 1998, Adriatic June 1999
Clemenceau (R 98)
Decommissioned
Jeanne D'Arc (R 97)
Brest,Training for Officers



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