posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 05:58 PM
Finally, stratfor pulls through, although they misplaced the USS Ronald Reagan in San Diego when iy is really in Bremerton. Here's a full
CVN-65 Enterprise is in the Atlantic off the US Coast.
CVN-68 Nimitz is now in Bremerton, PSNS, for scheduled maintenance.
CVN-69 Eisenhower is home at Norfolk.
CVN-70 Vinson is off in the Arabian Sea 5th Fleet AOR
CVN-71 Roosevelt is home at Norfolk and non-deployable, undergoing refueling.
CVN-72 Lincoln is in the Arabian Sea, 5th Fleet AOR
CVN-73 Washington is cruising in port in Yokosuka, Japan
CVN-74 Stennis is headed for Singapore, then the Phillipines in the 7th fleet AOR, then home to Bremerton
CVN-75 Truman is home at Norfolk and non-deployable.
CVN-76 Reagan is undergoing maintenance at Bremerton, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, non-deployable.
CVN-77 GHW Bush is in home port.
The above are all Carrier Strike Groups that normally travel with about 7-8 support ships including one cruiser, several destroyers, a fast attack
supply ship, and a fast attack submarine. The support ships are designed to protect the carrier. A CVN is about 100,000 tons displacement and can
carry approximately 85 aircraft.
Below are the Amphibious Ready Groups/Marine Expeditionary Units. The main ship here is a "baby" carrier that is about half the size or less of a
CVN, about 40,000 tons displacement. It is designed to hold helicopters and Harrier VTOL jets. These guys can pull of a minor invasion, if necessary.
They usually carry a handful of tanks. Marines, by and large, are light infantry.
LHA-5 Pelelieu is underway in the Pacific off the southern USA coast.
LHD-1 Wasp is home at Norfolk.
LHD-2 Essex is in home port.
LHD-3 Kearsarge is in the Atlantic Ocean conducting crew qualifications.
LHD-4 Boxer is in home port.
LHD-5 Bataan is in Rota, Spain for a scheduled port visit and headed home to Norfolk.
LHD-6 Bonhomme Richard is underway in the Pacific for Friends & Family Day (civilians on board)
LHD-7 Iwo Jima is in home port at Norfolk
LHD-8 Makin Island is in the 5th fleet AOR, reportedly near the Red Sea.