What's New:
New British Carriers named: HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales

The US Navy
Glossary of Terms

10th Year of Publication

Vol 10 No 1 January / February 2005
http://carrier-aviation-news.com
Vinson Deploys
Update: 04 February, 2005

  US Forces Losses War on Terror

Total: 1488 Killed
Wounded: 10,372

February 2005 13
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

Glossary

DPIA: Docked Planned Incremental Availability

the latest news

Reagan: SanDIg
Truman:
 Gulf
Stennis:  Bremerton
Washington:  
Lincoln:  Indonesia
Roosevelt:  Norfolk
Vinson:  Bremerton (RCOH)
Eisenhower: Norfolk (RCOH)
Nimitz:  
Kennedy:  
Enterprise:  
Kitty Hawk:  Yokosuka
Invincible : Portsmouth
Illustrious : Portsmouth
Ark Royal : Portsmouth (ExR)

Vietnam Time Line
Association of Aviation Ordnancemen
AO Shack
Bluejacket.com :Lots of good Navy stuff
CVF Future UK Carrier
CVX Future Carrier
Site for Future Carrier Studies
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)

 
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


February 1st 2005: The USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) Strike Group will depart San Diego Feb. 1 to begin an around-the-world deployment.
 

January 3rd 2005: As the CNO told Navy and Marine Corps News in a recent interview, the Navy had a banner year in 2004. One of the most notable accomplishments was execution of the Navy's Fleet Response Plan. The Fleet maintained "6+2" readiness to consistently deliver six forward-deployed or ready-to-surge carrier strike groups (CSG), plus two additional CSGs in 90 days or less. Other major accomplishments include transitioning to new mission areas including missile defense, providing more support for land forces fighting the global war on terrorism, and enhancing organizational alignment of the Navy's people, capabilities and infrastructure.


Current Readiness: "We have to get to the fight faster to seize and retain the initiative. That requires increasing the operational availability of our forces by continuing to refine and test the Fleet Response Plan (FRP)." CNO said a key word in the Navy's future is surge, adding that, "if a resource doesn't have surge capability we are not going to own it." The number one priority is taking the fight to the enemy. To accomplish this, the Navy will also improve its maritime security cooperation initiatives with allied navies and also provide homeland security and force protection.

"Positive change is the bridge to our future. The business of the Navy will always be combat, and victory is both our mission and our heritage. Therefore, my guidance to you this year is to bridge to the future, taking us from today's fight to tomorrow's victories."
 

January 2nd 2005: While the reported dead in Iraq is well reported (1,336 at present), the larger picture of over 10,000 wounded is often overlooked. A large number of those will have life long disabilities. So the war goes on...

For more news go to NewsBytes 2001/2


Welcome to Carrier Aviation News, a regular newsletter that brings you the news around the Carrier Navy now in its 10th 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
Keel Laid 6 September 2003
Named December 9 2002
Commissioning: 2009

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76)
Capt. James A. Symonds
Future Homeport: NAS North Island July 2004
Commissioned: 2002
2003:
Ft Lauderdale November 11 to 14 

USS Harry S Truman (CVN-75)
...more
Capt. Leo Falardeau
CVW-3 AC
Homeport: N.S. Norfolk
2005:  
Schedule:

USS John C Stennis (CVN-74)
Capt. David H. Buss
CVW-9 NG / CCG 7

...more
2005: Transferring to Bremerton January 2005
Milestones:
Schedule:

USS George Washington (CVN-73)
CVW-17 AA

Homeport: N.S. Norfolk
2005:
Schedule: 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72)
Capt. Kendall L. Card
CVW-14 NK

2005: Indonesia January 2005

Schedule:

USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71)
CVW-1 AB
Homeport: N.S. Norfolk  
2005:
 Bremerton January 2005
Schedule: Change of homeport Norfolk July 2005, Sea Trials after DPIA (290 days) January 2005

USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70)
Capt. Rick Wren
CVW-11 NH
...more
Homeport: N.S. Everett
2005:  JTFEX January 18 - 31, Deploys Around the World Cruise February 1
Schedule: 

USS Eisenhower (CVN-69)
Capt. Charles E Smith
CVW-7 AG / CCDG 8
Homeport: N.S. Norfolk

2005:  
Schedule:

USS Nimitz (CVN-68)
Capt. Ted N. Branch

2005: 
Schedule: 

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

2003:  ESRA- Extended Selected Restricted Availability) January 2003 to October 2003 ($200m) Mayport, Atlantic 5 December, Mayport 22 December
Schedule:

USS Enterprise (CVN-65)
Capt. Lawrence Rice
CVW-8 AJ

Homeport:
N.S. Norfolk
2005
:
Schedule:  

USS Constellation (CV-64)

Decommissioned 7 August 2003

USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63)
Capt. THOMAS A. PARKER
CVW-5 NF
Planned De-commissioning 2008
2005:  SRA January 2005


Russia

Admiral Kuznetsov
Sold

Spain
Principe De Asturias

Britain

HMS Invincible (R 07)
2005: Portsmouth


HMS Illustrious (R 06)
2005:  Portsmouth


HMS Ark Royal (R08)
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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