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19th Year of Publication

Vol 19 No 6 November/December 2014
http://carrier-aviation-news.com

Stennis Certified to Fly

Update:  Tuesday, 30 December 2014       
Where Are the Carriers?

US and Coalition Forces Losses: War on Terror

Afghanistan
Total 3,485 Killed
(US: 2,356 Killed)
US/Coalition

2014: 55/75
2013: 127/161
Sept-Dec2012: 66/81
August2012: 15/5
July2012: 41/6 
June 2012:29/10
May 2012:40/5
April 2012:35/4
March 2012:18/21
February 2012:16/8
January 2012:26/8
December 2011:15/12
November 2011:18/9
October 2011: 10/4
September 2011:42/11
August 2011:70/11
July 2011:37/16
June 2011:46/19
May 2011:35/21
April 2011: 46/5
March 2011:30/8
February 2011:20/18
January 2011: 25/7
December 2010: 33/8
November 2010: 53/5
October 2010: 50/15
September 2010: 42/17
August 2010: 55/19
July2010: 66/36
June 2010: 60/42
May 2010: 34/17
April 2010: 20/14
March 2010:26/13
February 2010: 32/21
January 2010: 30/45
December 2009: 18/35
November 2009:18/32
October 2009: 59/74
September 2009:40/70
August 2009: 51/77
July 2009: 45/76
June 2009: 25/38
May 2009: 12/27
April 2009: 6/14
March 2009: 13/28
February 2009: 15/24
January 2009: 15/25

Iraq
US Total: 4,469 Killed
Wounded: 31,808
Navy: 636

On the Ramp
Fallon NAS 1
North Island NAS 1
 
Contents

Glossary

CSSQT: Combat Systems Ship's Qualification Trials
COMPTUEX
: Composite Training Unit Exercise
CQs: Carrier Qualifications ( for new aviators)
COE
Combat Operations Efficiency
DPIA:
Docked Planned Incremental Availability
FEP Final Evaluation Problem
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)
SUSTAINEX sustainment training exercise
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
 USWEX
undersea warfare exercise

CARRIER NEWS

Bush:
Reagan:
 
Truman:
DPIA Norfolk
Stennis:  
Washington:
Lincoln:   Norfolk
Roosevelt:
Vinson:  5th Fleet
Eisenhower: 
Nimitz:
Enterprise:  
  
Invincible
Illustrious
Ark Royal

Carriers at War
Vietnam Time Line
US Naval Base Pictures
NAS Sigonela

Rota NS
Atsugi NAS
Diego Garcia
Guam Naval Base
NAS Fallon
NAS North Island
Puget Sound
Washington Navy Yard
Foreign Naval Bases
Brest France
Portsmouth England
Diego Garcia
Links
iCasualties.org
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)
Decommissioned Carriers
USS Enterprise (CVN-65)
USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63)

USS John F Kennedy (CV-67)
GoogleMap
Decommissioned March 23 2007
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
Photographs

E-2D Advanced Hawkeye

Nimitz1
Nimitz2
Reagan1
Reagan2
Aircraft-carrier Vikramaditya. ex.Admiral Gorshkov
Lincoln_Everett_2009
Independence_Bremerton_2009
Constellation_Bremerton_2009
Ford Newport News 2010
Enterprise Norfolk 2010
HMS ? with props on deck!

Monthly Losses War on Terror
August 2010:  3
July 2010: 4
June 2010: 8
May 2020:6
April 2010:8
March 2010:7
February 2010: 5
January 2010: 5
December 2009: 3
November 2009: 10
October 2009: 7
September 2009: 10
August 2009: 7
July 2009: 8
June 2009: 14
May 2009: 25
April 2009: 19
March 2009: 9
February 2009: 17
January 2009: 16
December 2008: 13
November 2008: 16
October 2008: 13
September 2008: 25
August 2008: 22
July 2008: 13
June 2008: 28
May 2008: 20
April 2008: 51
March 2008: 37
February 2008: 29
January 2008: 40
December 2007: 23
November 2007: 35
October 2007: 37
September 2007: 63
August 2007: 77
July2007: 73
June2007: 123
May2007: 124
April 2007: 108
March 2007: 75
February 2007: 93
January 2007:
93
December 2006: 105
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
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

 
 


PACIFIC OCEAN (NNS) -- Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 successfully completed flight deck certification Dec. 12, after a 16-month Docking Planned Incremental Availability period.
Flight deck certification started about 120 days before this underway, said Lt. j.g. Mark Rodriguez, Stennis' flight deck officer.
The certification was the first time Stennis and CVW9 have operated together since deploying in 2013.

Navy's First F-35C Lightning II Squadron Surpasses 1000 Flight Hours


Story Number: NNS141121-23Release Date: 11/21/2014 6:03:00 PM
By CNAF PAO

SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- The "Grim Reapers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 101, the Navy's first F-35C Lightning II carrier variant squadron, reached a milestone in November 2014 by surpassing 1,000 mishap-free flight hours in the F-35C.

As the F-35C Fleet Replacement Squadron, VFA-101, homeported at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, trains Navy aircrew and maintenance personnel to fly and repair the aircraft

The F-35C is a fifth-generation fighter, combining advanced stealth with fighter speed and agility, fully fused sensor information, network-enabled operations and advanced sustainment. The F-35C will complement the capabilities of the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, which currently serves as the Navy's premier strike fighter. By 2025, the Navy's aircraft carrier-based air wings will consist of a mix of the F-35C, F/A-18E/F Super Hornets, EA-18G Growler, E-2D Hawkeye, Unmanned Carrier Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike air vehicles, MH-60R/S Seahawk helicopters and Carrier Onboard Delivery logistics aircraft.

F-35C Initial At-Sea Testing Progressing Aboard USS Nimitz

NNS141107-20Release Date: 11/7/2014 8:40:00 PM
From Naval Air Forces Public Affairs

SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- The F-35C Lightning II, the carrier variant of the Joint Strike Fighter, continues initial sea trials aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) off the coast of Southern California.

Through Nov. 6, the fourth day of at-sea testing, two test F-35C aircraft have completed 12 flights. During those 12 flights, the aircraft flew a combined 12.7 flight hours and accomplished 203 test points.

The Navy's newest fixed-wing fighter performed 55 catapult launches, 84 planned touch-and-go landings and 57 arrested landings. Through four days of at-sea testing, the test team successfully landed during every attempt, with zero bolters, or failures to catch an arresting cable on the flight deck.

At-sea test delivers the opportunity to conduct operations in preparation for Navy F-35C initial operational capability scheduled for 2018.

 

For more news go to NewsBytes 2011


Welcome to Carrier Aviation News, a regular newsletter that brings you the news around the Carrier Navy now in its 14th 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.
US CARRIER LOCATIONS

CVNX-81 to 88
10 more ships in Ford class planned to 2058

CVNX-80 Enterprise
Launch Date 2023

PCU-79 John F Kennedy
Launch Date 2018

PCU-78 Gerald R. Ford
Capt. John Meier Commanding Officer
The keel laid in 2009, and the ship is scheduled to be delivered to the Navy in 2016.
$110mill R&D for 1999, 2008: $5.1 billion contract to Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding Newport News Sept. 10 

 

USS George HW Bush (CVN-77)
Google Map  facebook
Capt. Kevin O’Flaherty
Keel Laid 6 September 2003.Named December 9 2002, Christened October 7 2006,
Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 2
CVW-1
Commissioned:
Jan 10 2009, Homeport: Norfolk Va.
2011: Maiden Deployment
May 11 2011
Schedule: 2014: 2nd Deployment Feb 15 2014- November 15 2014
After completing a nine-month deployment in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operations (AOR), the ships and squadrons of the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group (GHWB CSG) returned to their homeports in Norfolk, Va., Whidbey Island, Wash. and Mayport, Fla., Nov 15.
The George H.W. Bush Strike Group consists of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 2, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 22 staff, USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), guided-missile cruisers USS Gettysburg (CG 64) and USS Anzio (CG 68), and guided-missile destroyers USS Truxtun (DDG 103) and USS Mitscher (DDG 57).

 

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76)
Google Map  Facebook
"Peace through Strength"
Capt.CHRISTOPHER BOLT
Carrier Strike Group (CCSG) 7
CVW-14
Commissioned: July 12 2002, Homeport: NAS North Island
Maiden Deployment January 4 2006 - July 6 2006 Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom

 

USS Harry S Truman (CVN-75)
History   Google Map Twitter
Capt. Bob Roth
Carrier Strike Group (CCSG) 10
CVW-3 AC
Homeport: N.S. Norfolk
Schedule :
DPIA Norfolk Nov 5 2014
Six Battle "E" awards: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, and 2010
Maiden Deployment November 28, 2000-May 23, 2001 Operation Southern Watch

USS John C Stennis (CVN-74)
History  GoogleMap Facebook
Captain Michael Wettlaufer
CVW-9 NG / CCG 3
Homeport:
N.S Bremerton Wash

Schedule 2015:

 

USS George Washington (CVN-73)
@GW_CVN73 facebook

Capt. Greg J. Fenton

CVW-5
Commissioned:
July 4th 1992
Homeport: Yokosuka, Japan (May 2008)
2015:
Schedule:
 Milestones:

Throughout the 2014 Patrol the GWCSG was made up of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) and Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruisers USS Antietam (CG 54), USS Shiloh (CG 67), and USS Cape St. George (CG 71); Arleigh-burke class guided-missile destroyers USS John S. McCain (DDG 56), USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62), USS Stethem (DDG 63), USS Mustin (DDG 89), USS Pinckney (DDG 91), USS Halsey (DDG 97), USS Kidd (DDG 100) and USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108).
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USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72)
Capt. Kendall L. Card
CVW-2 DESRON 9
Homeport:
Everett, Wash.,
2011: Return to Everett March 21
Schedule:
Lincoln Carrier Strike Group consists of flagship Abraham Lincoln, embarked CVW 2, embarked DESRON 9 and the guided-missile cruiser Cape St. George.
Ships assigned to DESRON 9 include the destroyers USS Momsen (DDG 92), USS Shoup (DDG 86), USS Halsey (DDG 97) and USS Sterett (DDG 104). Squadrons from CVW 2 include the "Bounty Hunters" of VFA-2, the "Blue Blasters" of VFA-34, the "Kestrels" of VFA-37, the "Vigilantes" of VFA-151, the "Lancers" of VAQ-131, the "Sun Kings" of VAW-116, the "Saberhawks" of HSM-77 and the "Golden Falcons" of HSC-12.



USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71)
CVW-8 Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 2  Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 22 6th Fleet
Homeport:
N.S. Norfolk  

Schedule: RCOH October 2009 - November 2012



USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70)
History Twitter: @CVN70 Facebook
"Gold Eagle"
Capt. Rick Wren
Homeport:
N.S. Everett
2012:  7th Fleet AOR April 9th
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
2012: SanDig Feb 12

 

USS Nimitz (CVN-68)
Capt. Ted N. Branch
 CVW-11, Carrier Strike Group 11, DESRON 23
Homeport: NS San Diego to Naval Station Everett, Wash 2011
2011:  DPIA Puget Sound Naval Shipyard Dec 16 - end 2011
Schedule:
DPIA is scheduled Jan. 11, 2011, through Dec. 16, 2011. Planned Decommissioning 2024 (or 2019) 
Milestones:



Russia

Admiral Kuznetsov
Schedule: May 2009 Med.
  
China
Shi Lang (Varyag)
Schedule: Sea Trials 4th Qtr 2009

Spain
Principe De Asturias
GoogleMap

Britain

HMS Invincible (R 07)
2005: Portsmouth


HMS Illustrious (R 06)
2007:  Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) 07-2 August 3


HMS Ark Royal (R08)
Commander TJ Chidley
Extended Readiness thru 2006
2010:  Atlantic
The U.K. ATG will partner with the U.K. Carrier Strike Lead Task Group (CSLTG), which deployed to the East Coast in April 2010 in support of Operation Auriga.

Carrier Strike Lead Task Group is comprised of the Royal Navy Fleet flagship HMS Ark Royal (R07), frigate HMS Sutherland (F81), destroyer HMS Liverpool (D92), Royal fleet auxiliary Fort George (A388), French submarine FS Perle (s606), and the guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52).
 

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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