These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of April 16, 2018, based on Navy and public data. In cases where a CSG or ARG is conducting disaggregated operations, the map reflects the location of the capital ship. Read More
The following are photos and video of USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), USS Nimitz (CVN-68) and USS Theodore Roosevelt(CVN-71), along with their escorts and air wings operating off the Korean peninsula on Nov. 12, 2017. Read More
This post has been updated with a statement from U.S. 7th Fleet.
Three U.S. carrier strike groups will drill together – in the first tri-carrier operations in a decade off the Korean peninsula in the Sea of Japan, several sources confirmed to USNI News on Wednesday. Read More
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. Read More
Aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN-68) is set to make a port call in Sri Lanka, according to a statement from the U.S. Embassy. Read More
USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) successfully completed sea trials on August 13, returning to homeport in Bremerton, Wash. after completing the final phase of a six-month maintenance availability. Read More
SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Three years into its plan to modernize fleet tactical networks, the Navy has sliced by more than half the time it’s taking to install the Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise System on aircraft carriers and other ships and submarines. Read More
The following is Dec. 2, 2016 U.S. footage of carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) arriving at Pearl Harbor ahead of 75th anniversary of the attack that brought the U.S. into World War II. Read More
Lawmakers will not pass a Fiscal Year 2017 budget before the Trump administration takes office and will instead extend the current continuing resolution that is funding the government at FY 2016 levels. The move could prove problematic for the Navy in several ways. Read More
Last month the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) returned home from a seven-month deployment to the Western Pacific – the first time in several years a carrier from the continental United States had deployed specifically to that region rather than simply passing through on the way to and from the Middle East.
In addition to highlighting a shift in focus to the Pacific, the deployment featured an opportunity to practice high-end warfighting skills with another U.S. carrier strike group, several exercises with allies and partners in the region, and persistent but professional contact with Chinese ships sent to shadow Stennis.
Stennis Commanding Officer Capt. Greg Huffman detailed the highlights of the deployment in an interview with USNI News. Read More