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UPDATED: 7 U.S. Aircraft Carriers Are Now Simultaneously Underway

Seven U.S. aircraft carriers are underway for the first time simultaneously in several years.
Top: USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74)
Center: USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72)
Bottom: USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70), USS Nimitz (CVN-68), USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78). USNI News Image

This post has been updated with a statement from Commander of U.S. Naval Air Forces Vice Adm. Michael Shoemaker.

Seven out of 11 U.S. nuclear aircraft carriers are underway simultaneously for the first time in several years, USNI News has learned.

Three are on operational deployments in the Western Pacific with full air wings and carrier strike groups — USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), USS Nimitz (CVN-68) and USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71).

Four more are out for short training missions as part of training operations or workups ahead of deployments. USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) and USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) are operating in the Eastern Pacific. USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) and the Navy’s newest carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) are operating in the Atlantic.

A Navy official confirmed the basic details of the carrier moves on Monday, to USNI News.

The Reagan, Nimitz and Roosevelt strike groups are all operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. Reagan is operating in the Sea of Japan near the Korean peninsula while Nimitz is returning to its homeport at Naval Station Kitsap-Bremerton, Wash. after a deployment to the Persian Gulf to conduct air strike against ISIS targets. Roosevelt deployed from San Diego, Calif. on Oct. 7 set to replace Nimitz as part of the continued U.S. operation against ISIS.

The carriers in 7th Fleet could converge for the first simultaneous three-strike group training operations in a decade, defense officials have told USNI News.

“These three carriers are not there specifically targeting North Korea,” Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Joseph Dunford said last week.
“This is a routine demonstration of our commitment to the region.”

The exercise would likely overlap with President Donald Trump’s 12-day Asia trip and be set against a backdrop of smoldering tensions between Washington and North Korea.

Vinson is conducting a planned sustainment exercise and flight tests with the F-35C Lighting II Joint Strike Fighter, while Stennis left Kitsap-Bremerton last week for training after coming out of a repair period. A sailor on Vinson was injured Friday after being struck with a plane being towed on the flight deck.

Lincoln is undergoing a series of qualifications following the completion of a mid-life refueling and complex overhaul and return to the fleet in May.

Ford is continuing years of tests and training before the ship will be fully integrated into the U.S. fleet and leave on its first deployment sometime in the early 2020s.

“Naval aviation is supporting the requirements of combatant commanders forward while building our capabilities for future deployments–and qualifying new pilots–with training near our shores,” Vice Adm. Michael Shoemaker, commander Naval Air Forces said in a Monday statement provided to USNI News.
“The addition of USS Gerald Ford is exciting, as we test the capabilities for the future. This optempo is not ordinary, but the demand for carriers remains as high as ever.”

While the Navy is quick to ascribe coincidence and overlapping training schedules often to a certain number of ships underway, leaders also use the number of ships deployed as a metric of how well the service is doing.

In 2016, six carriers were underway in a combination of training and deployments that Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson at the time called a “milestone event.”

In 2004, the service deployed seven carrier strike groups as part of the Summer Pulse 04 exercise to demonstrate the surge capacity of the carrier force.

“The near-simultaneous deployment of seven carrier strike groups provides the Navy and the joint combatant commanders an opportunity to exercise the [fleet response plan] while maintaining the ability to respond to crises around the globe, enhance regional security and relationships, meet combatant commander requirements including forward presence, and demonstrate a commitment to allies and coalition partners,” read a statement from June 3, 2004.

 

  • Centaurus

    Nows the time for a SNEAK ATTACK !!!

  • jose gonzalez

    What about the USS Eisenhower? It doesn’t count…

    • Wharf Rat

      IKE is in a maintenance period. She came in after my daughters ship left.

  • Ed L

    Remember in 1989 when we had the Midway Forrestal Saratoga Ranger Kitty Hawk constellation independence Enterprise America Kennedy Nimitz Eisenhower Vinson and Roosevelt. And The Coral sea was a dedicated training carrier

    • Scifisteve55 Baruday

      Some of those were non-nuclear carriers. Smaller, with limited range and higher operating costs per man. Nuclear carriers are far superior, carrier more aircraft, greater range etc etc. It is not a fair comparison. Hi

      • Ed L

        The USS Forrestal class carried up to 85 aircraft and these are the type of Aircraft she carried (F-14, F-4, A-4, A-7, A-6, E-2, S-3B, EA-6B, C-2, SH-3, A-3B Skywarrior, KC-130 (test flight)). The USS Midway class carried up to 65 Aircraft ( F-4, A-4, A-7, A-6, E-2, S-3B, EA-6B, C-2, SH-3, A-3B Skywarrior). Depending on the load out which was usually 2-4 fighter squadrons, 2 to 4 attack squadron a Recce detachment which later they developed to fix on to fighters. ASW fix wing det, COD Det, EW/Tanker Det, EW Det, Helo Det. buddy Stores to toss on the Attack Aircraft.
        the USS Kitty Hawk Class carried up to 90 aircraft (F-14, F-4, A-4, A-7, A-6, E-2, S-3B, EA-6B, C-2, SH-3, A-3B Skywarrior, ) The USS Nimtz class carries around 90 Aircraft.

        All these Carriers Classes provide fuel for their escorts. Which would top off every 3 to 5 days while in Condition 3 steaming On the Oiler I was on in the Arabian Sea (1980 and 81)(outside of the PG) we would provide fuel to the conventional carriers as well as the Nuclear power carriers at least once a week. The Aircraft were not nuclear powered

        • Scifisteve55 Baruday

          Dah—but my basic premise is still valid, also half of the planes mentioned have been retired for some time. Conventionally powered carriers put an enormous strain on a task force overseas. Maintenance on older ships is a nightmare and not cost effective—-if there is indeed anything really cost effective.

        • El Kabong

          So what?

          The Enterprise and Nimitz class used to carry those same a/c and have room for 90+ a/c, also.

          No need for re-fuelling the carrier… Less logistic support…

        • FresnoJoe

          Amen~!

    • Secundius

      But in 1989 the US Navy had ~590 Ships in the Fleet. More that Twice the Current Level! Talk about Sticking Your Neck Out…

  • Wharf Rat

    Sam – it was almost 8. My son is on Stennis, and left the same day Truman (my daughters ship) came back.

    I believe CVN 77 is also surge ready. Just saw her next to Truman on the pier October 7. Carriers conditions are looking good.

    • muzzleloader

      I highly doubt the Ford is surge ready. She is in the middle of an Independent Steaming Exercise right now, and is doing small scale flight ops. Beyond that she had not even had an air wing on board yet.
      There are simply too many evolutions to still be carried out, that the Navy will not skip over, especially on a brand new class of ship like the Ford is.

  • Strayhorse

    Are there sufficient carrier defenses to protect the two major ocean access points for CONUS ? Can Americans be assured that the Navy can adequately protect the United States when so many of their senior and junior officers have been implicated in corruption charges?

    • Ed L

      That’s what the Airforce and Army is for. Old New mission Coastal Defense

    • turkey

      Not now. That’s why you need a minimum of 12 carriers + escorts to protect her.
      If you don’t think we need a military then who do WE go to when pirates board our ships or China claims the South China Sea belongs to them and charges a toll to navigate through ‘their’ territorial waters?

    • Duane

      We don’t need carriers to protect CONUS – we have many thousands of aircraft available on land bases to do that, along with various other offensive and defensive platforms and weapons.

      Carriers and their escorts are designed to project American air power far from our shores. They’re basically mobile airfields.

      • T. Urbanis

        Where were these thousands of aircraft on 9/11?

        • Duane

          That’s an extremely dumb question. If I have to explain it to you, you wouldn’t understand anyway.

        • Secundius

          As I recall Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland DID Scramble Jets to Intercept the Two New York City Boand Passenger Planes. But by the Time the Andrews Fighters arrived, BOTH Planes were Already within the City Limits of the World Trade Center. “It’s Six of One, or Half A Dozen of Another”! What do you Do? Shoot Down the Planes while there INSIDE the City Itself! Can you Image to Carnage of Two Passenger Planes PLOWING into Multiple Locations as the Passenger Planes BREAK-UP after being Hit by a Missile Strike…

  • Skeptic

    What’s currently stationed at Diego Garcia?

    • Leveller

      Nine Preposition Ships (Four of the Merchant Marine) and NO Aircraft Carriers.

      • Skeptic

        I think they also have quite a few B-2 bombers – Diego Garcia itself is basically a stationary carrier.

        Plus MH 370 hidden away in one of the hangars – unless of course that was actually used as MH17 in Ukraine

        • Secundius

          So is ANY Land Mass capable of Taking-Off and Landing a Fighter or Bomber! Only problem being THEY DON’T MOVE…

  • frankkisch

    We need another USS FORRESTAL NAME FOR A SUPERCARRIER AFTER THE KENNEDY, it was a FIRST and we need it back again. All firsts should not be scrapped. Frank Kisch

    • Ty Harris

      Just as long as it’s not named the USS Obama. Give him a garbage scow or sewer treatment plant.

  • Vic Pittman

    We have families living in their cars, veterans dying from neglect, our schools and highways are outdated and underfunded, but hey ….. we’ve got plenty of money for war and weapons… What a sick society !

    • Duane

      The US Navy being on patrol is what keeps all those families, veterans, schools and highways from being destroyed. The only thing “sick” is pacifists who don’t care.

      • Vic Pittman

        Keep drinking that Kool-Aid and telling yourself what a hero you are .

        • noman Arizona

          And if the Navy stopped protecting the ships that bring you your kool-aid, What would you do then?

        • Marcd30319

          Exhibit “A” of why allowing anyone with a Disqus account to post at a site paid by the over 55,000 members of the United States Naval Institute continues to be such a bad idea.

        • muzzleloader

          Go back to rolling stone, or the village voice, or whatever rock you crawled out from, snowflake. This website is for people who have a life.

      • Eld

        Destroyed by who? Literally no one attacks the US. You are actually going to justify military spending over building the country back….. People like you are why the world laughs at americans

        • Duane

          Fools laugh … but most peoples in the world are extremely envious of American power and wealth,as well as the freedoms that you stupidly believe are free.

          • Jim Kleinbrook

            they must have you sniff paint for them in the hangar bay.

          • FresnoJoe

            Amen~! That’s The Foundational Truth About Peace Through Power In The USA….

        • RedStatePatriot

          Your logic is like saying since you were never robbed we should get rid of police and jails to save money.

        • BlueSky47

          Eld gets all of his ‘facts’ from the Huffingandpuffing post 😛

      • JCDavis

        We’ve attacked other countries 37 times since WW2, and none of those countries attacked us first. We aren’t fighting for highways and schools–or for freedom and democracy–we are fighting for empire.

        • Duane

          Yes, just look at how many of those countries are now within the borders of the USA, new territories and states and such.

          We’re now the United States of the World, didn’tcha know?

          • JCDavis

            We no longer incorporate our vassals as states, but we are an empire nevertheless. Most of our wars since WW2 were against countries that were buddies with the Soviets or Russia, and Russia–as well as China–remain our ultimate targets, as they are standing in the way of the first truly global empire in history.

          • Duane

            You’re crazily delusional dudette. Empires mean economic control, political control, and military control – absolutely none of which applies to the United States in any territory of the world today. Whenever we take out a bad actor, we withdraw and let the nationals handle their own affairs. We did so in Iraq, will do so shortly in Syria. In Afghanistan the democratically elected government has asked the US and NATO to remain until their own armed forces are able to fend off the Taliban, so that they don’t end up like South Vietnam, wherein we withdrew, the Soviet support of the North was not withdrawn, and the North (and the Soviets) won by default.

          • JCDavis

            “Empires mean economic control, political control, and military control ”

            We have all of those things. We control the world’s financial system, and cut people out of it at will. We control the UN’s SC and they generally give us what we want. We spend half of what the world spends on war, and with our carrier fleets, our foreign bases and our special forces in 2/3rds of the world’s countries, we can squash nearly anyone. And with our total surveillance, we can blackmail leaders at will. This is empire. Once we tame or destroy China and Russia and mop up a few “rogue” states, it will be complete. That’s not to say we don’t lose wars. We lost in Vietnam, and if we attack North Korea, we will lose there as well. In fact, Russia and China are salivating over the prospect.

        • El Kabong

          “…and none of those countries attacked us first.”?

          Pearl Harbor ring a bell?

          9/11?

      • Jim Kleinbrook

        you’re as dumb as they come aren’t you ?

    • lukenev

      You are an idiot. Why don’t you keep giving to the turd on the street who won’t work or even clean themselves up. Better idea bring them to your house.

    • Jso Rsa

      Wow, that’s so dumb. Another naive keyboard blowhard living in his protected little bubble while using the Internet to complain about the military, proving once again that unintentional irony is the most hilarious kind.

      News flash – you wallow every second of your pathetic little life in the security and stability provided by the military on more levels than you are obviously able to even conceive. For starters, the world economy depends on security, stability, and predictability to function. Who keeps the sea and air lanes open and protected so you can feed your face and get your precious “stuff”? It’s been 70 years since a major ground war in Europe, which prior to that time for centuries had occurred every couple of decades, killing tens of millions and wrecking cities and national economies. Where does that unprecedented period of prosperity and stability come from? Unicorns, rainbows, and the goodness of people’s hearts?

      In the meantime, stop being such a gigantic hypocrite. You talk the talk, now walk the walk. Stop using or benefitting from anything that was developed by or for the military. You can start by staying off the US DoD ARPANET.

      • Nicola Boring-Mackie

        your response is amazing! thank you, and thank you to all military troops past and present for your dedication that makes my life better. You are all, and always will be the heroes most americans truly love. Blessings to all of you.

    • Ty Harris

      Defense spending as a percent of GDP is near an all-time low. Most of what the government spends is on entitlements like Social Security for the elderly, Medicaid for the poor, and Medicare. Not to mention health, education, foodstamps, housing and welfare programs. We spend more on social welfare than any nation in the history of the planet. The majority of our poor have flat screen TVs, cellphones, air conditioning, and are obese. Your arguments are not really correct or factual. We are a great world power with a lot of enemies and interests and properly spend a small percentage of the fruits of our labors on national defense. We waste far more money taking care of people who prefer not to work.

    • RedStatePatriot

      That’s because of things we spend on that are NOT part of the Governments job. It has NOTHING to do with funding the military.

  • Duane

    Spoken like a true idiot.

    Do you have any concept whatsoever in your brain how this nation came to be, and still is, the land of the free? Freedom is never free. Just ask all those billions living in China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea.

  • noman Arizona

    Spoken Like a true dumbass.
    The Navy’s number one job is to keep the sea lanes safe and open for shipping so you can have the things you need. Not just war. It is the security guard on duty 24/7 that makes sure that the Supply Chain you depend on to buy the things you need and want is not broken. Once the cargo ships reach port the rest of the Supply Chain does it’s Job.
    But if you’d like to starve and run around naked and walk wherever you go.
    Than I can get in touch with a few of MY fellow Sailors and we can figure out a way to make that possible for you and your fellow idiots.

  • David Mangum

    So when Obama gave Billions to Our enemy Iran, you were ok with that, Dumbasscrat lead cities are all going Bankrupt, Tax and Spend is all Democrats do.

    • Secundius

      As I recall, “THOSE” Billions given to Iran, were the SAME Billions that President Jimmy Carter FROZE in 14 November 1979. The “BILLIONS” were Iranian Assets, when the Shah of Iran was STILL in power…

      • RedStatePatriot

        We should have kept the money, its not even close to covering the cost of stolen US investments and property after the Ayatollah took over…. not to mention the fact that they held American diplomats hostage for well over a year….

        • Secundius

          Unfortunately that was ONLY the “Balance” of the Money given back to the Iranians. Back in 7 December 1985, Ronald Reagan gave the BULK of the Money Back including an Initial Shipment of Eight MIM-23 Hawk SAM Batteries and ~500 BGM-71 Tow Missiles and Launchers to Iran. In the Iran-Contra Deal of 7 January 1986, in total ~500 Hawk Missile and ~2,500 TOW’s ( for the Iran-Iraq War) were Transferred into Iranian Hands by Ronald Reagan. For the Exchange of US Embassy Hostages, held by the Iranians for ~444-days…

          • RedStatePatriot

            Your confused, since the Hostages were returned the moment Ronald Reagan was sworn in in 1980 why would he give the Iranians money to let them go 6 years later? You are talking about the Iran/Contra deal. The US secretly supported both sides, whenever one side got an advantage we did things to support the other side as it was not in US interest to see any side win.

            Iran’s clients in Beirut were holding US hostages and some say that Iran had some of those people released as a result of the deal making.

          • Secundius

            Why don’t you just try Looking Us “Iran-Contra” on Google and see what you come up with…

          • RedStatePatriot

            LOL, I don’t need to look up Iran-Contra to know that the US Diplomats held by Iran after the revolution were all put on an airplane that lifted off the ground during the Inauguration of Reagan’s first term on January 20th. The hostages were released 20 minutes before Reagan took the oath of office… are you disputing that easily verifiable FACT?

          • Secundius

            NO! But the Historical Record show’s that Ronald Reagan PAID for the Release of the Hostages. Keep in Mind that the Iranians had More than 70 F-14A’s in their Air Force, and Could have Easily “Reset Our Clocks” if Ronald Reagan TRIED a Military Option for their Release…

          • RedStatePatriot

            How did he pay for them 6 years after they were released.

          • Secundius

            Several Billions of US Dollars in Frozen Assets by Jimmy Carter in 1979, ~2,500 TOW Anti-Tank Missiles and ~500 Hawk Surface-to-Air Missiles, at least one of Which Shot Down an Iranian Fighter by Accident during the Iran-Iraq War…

          • RedStatePatriot

            I still don’t see how you make the claim he paid for the release of the US Diplomats that were released on January 20th 1981 6 years AFTER they were already free.

          • Secundius

            IF and US Navy Carrier Battle Group was sent into the Persian Gulf. The Air Complement would probably ONLY consist 12 F-14 Fighters. I suspect the Shah of Iran ALSO Bought US-Made Missiles for his US-Made Fighters…

          • RedStatePatriot

            Lol, you thought that Iran could defeat the US with 70 F14s?

    • noman Arizona

      But But But they do have they’re sanctuary prisons, Sorry meant cities.
      Not really.
      Open Air Internment Camps. Where killing Looting and Raping is on the agenda every day. And, Thats just the Government.
      Unarmed citizens live a constant nightmare when out on the streets.
      Glad I don’t live in one of those wonderful Paradises.

    • Scifisteve55 Baruday

      If you stop giving the rich tax breaks and companies unnecessary tax breaks you would have plenty of money for everything else——-reboolican.

    • Secundius

      It was Iran’s Money SIR, the Balance of the Money that President Jimmy Carter “Froze” in 1979, after the Fall of the Shah of Iran…

    • Secundius

      Ahhh, “Billions” were the Property of the Iranian Government of the Shah, who Fled the Country in January 1979 and was later Frozen by President Jimmy Carter in November 1979 by Executive Order Number 12170. Technically the Money belong to IRAN, not the United States. Also it was the “Balance” of the Money Owed! Bulk of Assets were released in 21 January 1981, by then President Ronald Reagan AFTER the Iranian-US Embassy Hostage Release…

  • mhjhnsn

    7 out of 11 is a surge that is not sustainable in the long run.

  • Jso Rsa

    Is this a joke, or are you really that ignorant about pretty much every military operation in history? Were the Allies “cowards and thieves” at Normandy?

    “All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when we are able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must appear inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near.”

    • noman Arizona

      Well that answered a question.
      You may Troll somewhere else now your blocked. Bye Bye

  • Chesapeakeguy

    Not to nitpick but the numbers are even more pronounced when one realizes that the Ford won’t deploy until 2020, so she’s not really part of the deployable total carrier force as of yet, unless some decision is undertaken to hasten that. A possible concern would be the stress and strain put on naval air. With so many of the available naval air wings ‘out there’ at the same time, it will mean more airframes needing to be overhauled and undergoing post-deployment maintenance when those deployments end, and given the load factors the facilities that handle all that will be dealing with, some of those airframes will have to wait.

    But may all those crews and those of the ships accompanying them meet with good fortune, and prayers that they all return safely.

  • turkey

    Yawwnnnn. I was on KITTY HAWK ON Yankee station in 72. We had over 90 a/c and were steaming with 4 other CVAs. I’m not impressed unless at least 5+ CVs are operating together.

    • Ty Harris

      LOL. And you walked 20 miles to school and it was uphill both ways.

      • Ed L

        I did walk uphill to school both ways. there were 2 hills between Home and school

    • Ed L

      Old joke. USS Kitty Hawk left Station in the dark off the Arabian Sea. Soviet AGI ask were is Kitty Hawk. Flag reply. “North Carolina “.

  • BlueSky47

    Breaking news: “SecNav announces a new ambitious plan to scare the N Koreans and to push china off their man-maid island in the S china sea. The ships formally known as battle frigates, formally known as Littoral combat ships, will now be renamed littoral aircraft carriers. They will be the tip of the tip of the tip of spear, able to bring vast quanitities of hurt to the bad guys via their massive flight decks and fleets of UAVs. They will suppliment and even replace carrier battle groups in many ocassions and/or be able to steam independently of support ships thus being able to ‘sneak’ into enemy littoral shores without being seen.”

    • noman Arizona

      Or we could give them our libtarded Democratic Communist snowflakes.
      You know that’ll scare the dickens out of them.
      And they could be telling their comrades how bad guns and economies and military might is just a pointless pursuit.
      And at the same time we could…
      MAGA

  • Eld

    Carriers are outdated and have no place in modern war. Aircraft have much larger ranges and we can launch from dozens of bases world wide. There is no need to put a massive target like that at sea. A sub can track a carrier covertly from dozens of miles away and shower it with missiles and disappear. Mark my words, when war breaks out in the pacific, carriers will be sitting ducks.

    • BlueSky47

      Fixed airforce bases are outdated and have no place in modern war. Mobile bases (i.e. aircraft carriers) have a much larger ranges and can launch from pretty much anywhere in the world. There is no need to put a massive target like an airforce base on a map. The enemy missiles can target an airbase covertly from hundreds of miles away and shower it with death and destruction. Mark my words, when war breaks out in the pacific, the airforce bases will be sitting ducks.

    • JCDavis

      We will see. China and Russia sent NK convoys of missiles back in April, and if there are any Zircons or DF-21s in the mix, we might end up with three carriers on the bottom.

      • Ty Harris

        Good God, that would be a catastrophe of unmitigated proportions.

  • John Allender

    BRAVO ZULU USN! Fair winds & following seas shipmates! God’s speed, and come home safe! You are…..NAVY STRONG!

  • Lee Adam Cohen

    The U.S. needs at least 12 carriers and right now we have 10 operational Nimitz class carriers plus one Ford class carrier being fitted out. The Nimitz and Eisenhower are set to hit the fifty year mark in the 2020’s and have been refueled once. What would be the problem with refueling for a second time the Nimitz and Eisenhower so we can get up to a 12 carrier force?

    • A voice of reason

      Nah, all we need is the Littoral Battle Frigate LMAO

  • John Finn Jr

    Send in the USS John Finn !

  • RTColorado

    Good News…so far none of the seven carriers have run into anything…so far.

  • chelle

    Is admiral higher than master chief?

    • Mike Butler

      No, There is nothing higher than a Master Chief.

  • Jack___Hole

    I hope their crews don’t fall asleep and get rammed by a freighter. Navy, it’s not just a job….

  • RedStatePatriot

    Don’t worry cupcake you will still get your government check I am sure.

  • Terry Urbanis

    The years FORD is undergoing evaluation before ready for combat deployment in 2020, does this count against the 50 year operational lifespan I’ve been reading about? What is the crew cost for the years FORD is undergoing evaluation?

  • Ty Harris

    It will take you 10 seconds on google to pull up a pie graph of federal spending. You arent a fool or a liar. You are just lazy and uninterested.

  • BlueSky47

    perhaps you care to correct your assumptions? h
    t t p s : / / w w w . cb o. go
    v / p ub lic at ion / 4 2 6 3 6

  • muzzleloader

    I have read your other discus posts from other websites. You are an anti American troll. Get a life little man.

  • BlueSky47

    no worries Ty, I did the ‘heavy lifting’ for little ‘ol vic: h
    t t p s : / / w w w .
    c bo. g o v / pu blic at ion / 42 636

    • Ty Harris

      I also gave him a link to p o l i t i f a c t debunking the fake meme he was referencing but I didn’t space it out like you did so it’s still stuck in the moderation approval. Honestly its a waste of time anyways. This degree of laziness and ignorance is totally voluntary in the information age. You are only as uninformed now as you choose to be.

  • BlueSky47

    and you are Ein ste in, nah, you’re smarter than E ins te in you are a g o d. But since you’re a g o d why are you wasting your time talking to us mere mortals on this little forum, perhaps you’re a lessor- g o d?

    • Vic Pittman

      g o d ? WTF

  • RedStatePatriot

    LOL, half of every dollar.

  • Miguel Martins Feitosa

    Thank you US Navy for your service.

  • Marcd30319

    And you, sir, are nothing but a free-riding, free-loading poltroon, but thank you for proving my point so eloquently.

  • Marcd30319

    And you, sir, are nothing but a free-riding, free-loading poltroon, but thank you for proving my point so eloquently.

  • Marcd30319

    Anyone who can misread a pie chart and lie about it is in no position to call anyone an idiot.

  • Marcd30319

    Typos are easy to fix, but being a lame liar isn’t.

    • Vic Pittman

      Oh well, I’m sure you have some good qualities…. maybe…

      • Marcd30319

        Can’t say the same about you, but do have a happy Veterans Day.

  • Duane

    The US military protects all Americans, Queenie. And defense of the Republic is the number one priority for the Federal government. Social progams did not exist when the Constitution was written, and nowhere does it state that maintenance of social programs is a duty of the Federal government. That we fund social programs today is not prohibited by the Constitution, and doing so is a political choice by Congress. Defending the republic is not an option

    • Vic Pittman

      Key word “defending” …. does not include creating wars for profit.

      • Duane

        These are not wars for profit. They are wars for the defense of the homeland and of our national interests such as free trade, free transit of international airspace and waters, and mutual defense of our allies, and preservation of order in the world to ensure that none of us is at the whim of mad dictators with large military forces.

        But go ahead, snowflake, rest easy in your constrained little world where you don’t have to worry about being killed or enslaved by our enemies.

        Freedom is never free.

  • Ed L

    Better a conventional carrier than no carrier at all

  • El Kabong

    So, SF’s are cowards and thieves?

  • noman Arizona

    And yes snowflakes are sneaks and cowards.
    They can’t fight unless they can hide the face and be in large crowds.
    And thieves do sneak to steal.

  • A voice of reason

    If “D” was President, he would be asking “Where are the Littoral combat ships?” LOL