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United States Navy
 
Latest update: May 2017
 
Abbr.: Order and inventory status information: Abbr.: Order and inventory status information:
       
COMPTUEX Composite Training Unit Exercise LHD Landing Helicopter Deck
CV Multi-purpose aircraft carrier MEU Marine Expeditionary Unit
CVA Aircraft Carrier, Attack PCU Pre-Commissioning Unit
CVN Nuclear-powered Aircraft Carrier PIA Planned Incremental Availability (PIA)
CVW Carrier Air Wing RCOH Mid-life Refueling and Complex Overhaul
LHA Landing Helicopter Assault USS United States Ship
LHA(R) Landing Helicopter Assault (replacement)    
       
 
US Navy Aircraft Carriers
 
USN Aircraft Carriers Hull no. Commission Decommission Home port State Fleet CVW
               
USS Nimitz CVN 68 03-05-75   Bremerton Washington Pacific CVW-11
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVN 69 18-10-77   Norfolk Virginia Atlantic CVW-3
USS Carl Vinson CVN 70 13-03-82   San Diego California Pacific CVW-2
USS Theodore Roosevelt CVN 71 25-10-86   San Diego California Pacific CVW-17
USS Abraham Lincoln CVN 72 11-11-89   Newport News Virginia Atlantic  
USS George Washington CVN 73 04-07-92   Norfolk Virginia Atlantic  
USS John C. Stennis CVN 74 09-12-95   Bremerton Washington Pacific CVW-9
USS Harry S. Truman CVN 75 25-07-98   Norfolk Virginia Atlantic CVW-7
USS Ronald Reagan CVN 76 12-07-03   Yokosuka Japan Pacific CVW-5
USS George H.W. Bush CVN 77 10-01-09   Norfolk Virginia Atlantic CVW-8
PCU Gerald R. Ford CVN 78            
PCU John F. Kennedy CVN 79            
               
 
Comment(s):

The US Navy fields ten aircraft carriers with two being build. The fleet is assigned to either the Atlantic or Pacific fleet. USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) is forward based in Japan. Each of the aircraft carriers has an Carrier Air Wing (CVW) assigned.

All aircraft carriers will undergo the Mid-life Refueling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH). During RCOH the ship will be refuelled and receive modifications. The entire process takes over four years to complete.

Before a deployment - normally six months - takes place the carrier strike group (aircraft carrier and the accompanying ships) and the carrier air wing will conduct Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX).

Below you will find the current status of the US Navy aircraft carriers.

Deployed:

USN Aircraft Carriers Current status
   
USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Westpac cruise from 01.06.17
USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) Westpac cruise from 05.01.17
USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) Patrol in Western Pacific from May 22, 2017
USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) Altantic cruise from 28.01.17
   

Composite Training Unit Exercise:

None.

Homeport:

USN Aircraft Carriers Current status
   
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) Norfolk
USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) San Diego
USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) Bremerton
   

Mid-life Refueling and Complex Overhaul or Planned Incremental Availability (PIA):

USN Aircraft Carriers Current status
   
USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) RCOH. Return to active service in 2017.
USS George Washington (CVN 73) RCOH. From 2017 for 40+ months.
USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) PIA at Norfolk Naval Shipyard
   
 
Carrier Air Wings
 
The USN fields 10 carrier air wings. One of these wings, CVW-14, is listed to be withdrawn from service in 2017 depending on the final budget for fiscal year 2017. CVW-14 is based at NAS Lemoore, California but hasn't been deployed since 2011. From 2013 the wing hasn't been fully staffed as well.

CVW-5 is forward based in Japan and currently operates out of Atsugi Air Base near Tokyo. The wing will transfer to MCAS Iwakuni in 2017.

Each carrier has a Carrier Air Wing (CVW) assigned. The wings are normally comprised of nine squadrons made up of:

Note *: The C-2A operates in the the Carrier Onboard Delivery (COD) role. Both the Atlantic and Pacafic fleets have one C-A Greyhound squadron which provide a detachment to the aircraft carrier when deployed.

Aircraft: No. of squadrons: Role:
     
F/A-18C Hornet, F/A-18E/F Super Hornet Four Strike Fighter
E-2C/D Hawkeye One Carrier Airborne Early Warning
EA-18G Growler One Fixed Wing, attack, electronic
MH-60R Seahawk One Helicopter Maritime Strike
MH-60S Seahawk One Helicopter Sea Combat
C-2A Greyhound One * Fleet Logistics Support
     

Note *: The C-2A operates in the the Carrier Onboard Delivery (COD) role. Both the Atlantic and Pacafic fleets have one C-A Greyhound squadron which provide a detachment to the aircraft carrier when deployed.

The aircraft and helicopters are based on the east- and west coast with the exception of the EA-18G Growler fleet which are all operated from NAS Whidbey Island, Washington when not deployed.
 
CVW-1: Atlantic Fleet NAS Oceana, Virginia
 
Currently not assigned to an aircraft carrier.

Squadron Aircraft NAS Sate / Country
VFA-136 F/A-18E NAS Oceana Virginia
VFA-11 F/A-18E NAS Oceana Virginia
VFA-211 F/A-18F NAS Oceana Virginia
       
VAQ-137 EA-18G NAS Whidbey Island Washington
VAW-126 E-2D NAS Norfolk Virginia
HSC-11 MH-60S NAS Jacksonville Florida
HSM-72 MH-60R NAS Jacksonville Florida
VRC-40 C-2A NAS Norfolk Virginia

It's fourth squadron VFA-81 transferred to CVW-17. Unknown which squadron replaced VFA-81 within CVW-1.
 
CVW-2: Pacific Fleet, NAS Lemoore, California
 
CVW Squadron Aircraft NAS Sate / Country
CVW-2 VFA-2 F/A-18F NAS Lemoore California
CVW-2 VFA-137 F/A-18E NAS Lemoore California
CVW-2 VFA-192 F/A-18E NAS Lemoore California
CVW-2 VFA-34 F/A-18C NAS Lemoore California
CVW-2 VAW-113 E-2C-II NAS Pt. Mugu California
CVW-2 VAQ-136 EA-18G NAS Whidbey Island Washington
CVW-2 HSC-4 MH-60S NAS North Island California
CVW-2 HSM-78 MH-60R NAS North Island California
CVW-2 VRC-30 C-2A NAS North Island California
 
CVW-3: Atlantic Fleet NAS Oceana, Virginia
 
Squadron Aircraft NAS Sate / Country
VFA-32 F/A-18F NAS Oceana Virginia
VFA-86 F/A-18E NAS Oceana Virginia
VFA-131 F/A-18C NAS Oceana Virginia
VFA-105 F/A-18E NAS Oceana Virginia
VAQ-130 EA-18G NAS Whidbey Island Washington
VAW-123 E-2C+ NAS Norfolk Virginia
HSC-7 MH-60S NAS Norfolk Virginia
HSM-74 MH-60R NAS Mayport Florida
VRC-40 C-2A NAS Norfolk Virginia
 
CVW-5: Pacific Fleet Atsugi AB, Japan (to transfer to MCAS Iwakuni, Japan)
 
Squadron Aircraft NAS Sate / Country
VFA-102 F/A-18F Atsugi Japan
VFA-27 F/A-18E Atsugi Japan
VFA-115 F/A-18E Atsugi Japan
VFA-195 F/A-18E Atsugi Japan
VAQ-141 EA-18G Atsugi Japan
VAW-115 E-2C Atsugi Japan
HSC-12 MH-60S Atsugi Japan
HSM-77 MH-60R Atsugi Japan
VRC-30 C-2A NAS North Island California
 
CVW-7: Atlantic Fleet NAS Oceana, Virginia
 
Squadron Aircraft NAS Sate / Country
VFA-143 F/A-18E  NAS Oceana Virginia
VFA-103 F/A-18F  NAS Oceana Virginia
VFA-83 F/A-18C  NAS Oceana Virginia
       
VAQ-140 EA-18G  NAS Whidbey Island Washington
       
       
       
VRC-40 C-2A NAS Norfolk Virginia


The information related to Carrier Air Wing seven needs to be verified therefore the fourth FA-18 squadron, the E-2 and both MC-60R/S squadrons are currently not included.
 
CVW-8: Atlantic Fleet NAS Oceana, Virginia
 
Squadron Aircraft NAS Sate / Country
VFA-31 F/A-18E  NAS Oceana Virginia
VFA-213 F/A-18F  NAS Oceana Virginia
VFA-87 F/A-18E  NAS Oceana Virginia
VFA-37 F/A-18C  NAS Oceana Virginia
VAQ-131 EA-18G NAS Whidbey Island Washington
VAW-124 E-2C+ NAS Norfolk Virginia
HSC-9 MH-60S NAS Norfolk Virginia
HSM-70 MH-60R NAS Jacksonville Florida
VRC-40 C-2A NAS Norfolk Virginia
 
CVW-9: Pacific Fleet, NAS Lemoore, California
 
Squadron Aircraft NAS Sate / Country
VFA-41 F/A-18F NAS Lemoore California
VFA-14 F/A-18E NAS Lemoore California
VFA-97 F/A-18E NAS Lemoore California
VFA-151 F/A-18E NAS Lemoore California
VAQ-133 EA-18G NAS Whidbey Island Washington
VAW-117 E-2C NAS Norfolk Virginia
HSM-71 MH-60S NAS North Island California
HSC-14 MH-60R NAS North Island California
VRC-30 C-2A NAS North Island California
 
CVW-11: Pacific Fleet, NAS Lemoore, California
 
Squadron Aircraft NAS Sate / Country
VFA-154 F/A-18F NAS Lemoore California
VFA-147 F/A-18E NAS Lemoore California
VFA-146 F/A-18E NAS Lemoore California
HSC-8 MH-60S NAS North Island California
VMFA-323 F/A-18C MCAS Miramar California
VAW-121 E-2D NAS Norfolk Virginia
VAQ-142 EA-18G NAS Whidbey Island Washington
HSM-75 MH-60R NAS North Island California
VRC-30 C-2A NAS North Island California
 
CVW-14: Pacific Fleet, NAS Lemoore, California (inactive)
 
Information related Carrier Air Wing Fourteen to be checked therefore currently no squadrons listed.
 
CVW-17: Pacific Fleet, NAS Lemoore, California
 
Squadron Aircraft NAS Sate / Country
VFA-22 F/A-18F NAS Lemoore California
VFA-81 F/A-18E NAS Oceana Virginia
VFA-113 F/A-18C NAS Lemoore California
VFA-94 F/A-18C NAS Lemoore California
VAQ-139 EA-18G NAS Whidbey Island Washington
VAW-116 E-2C-II NAS Point Mugu California
HSC-15 MH-60S NAS North Island California
HSM-73 MH-60R NAS Norfolk Virginia
VRC-30 C-2A NAS North Island California
 
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