posted on May, 9 2006 @ 07:34 AM
3 large Navy exercises planned for this summer in the Pacific.
In June, an exercise in the Western Pacific involving the USS Kitty Hawk, the USS Lincoln, and the USS Ronald Reagan.
In July the Navy will host its bi-annual mutli-national exercises in Hawaii called "Pacific Rim", which will include 2 carrier groups this year, and
ships from Australia, Chile, Japan, South Korea, Peru and perhaps other nations will take part.
In August, a 4 carrier exercise is planned to finish off the summer of exercises. It will include 3 Pacific based Carrier groups, and 1 carrier group
from the Atlantic. It is worth noting that this will be the first time an Atlantic based carrier has operated in the Pacific Ocean since the Vietnam
Keep in mind, while all these carriers are off training, there will still be aircraft carriers in the Gulf and potentially other trouble spots as
well. As apart of the Fleet Response Plan started a couple years ago, this summer marks the first time since Vietnam the US Navy will have 9 carriers
operational and ready for action.