Eleven carriers are the minimum number required to enable 3 of these great ships to be continuously stationed at strategic points across the globe and to rapidly respond to an unexpected crisis.
This infographic highlights the importance of aircraft carriers to our nationís security, and illustrates why 11 aircraft carriers are the minimum number required to ensure we can maintain three carriers on station to respond to critical missions and unexpected crises.
A U.S. Navy aircraft carrier...
is a very modern, very mobile U.S. military base complete with airfield, hospital, and communications systems from which the U.S. can strike at its enemies in otherwise unreachable locations, project power, conduct diplomacy and provide humanitarian relief.
Congress Must Provide Full Funding for Refueling and Complex Overhaul Modernization (RCOH)
Investing in less than 1% of the defense budget in the modernization of a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier will mean it will have a 50-year service life to fight terrorism, protect national security and provide humanitarian aid. Learn more:
Aircraft Carrier Gerald R. Ford Taking Shape
As of last week, America's newest aircraft carrier was 81 percent complete, its sleek tower rising above Pier 3 at Newport News Shipbuilding.
Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group Arrives in 7th Fleet AOR
The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group arrived in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) Sept. 9. The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group, consists of aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) with embarked Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 1, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 and Destroyer Squadron 1, guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52), along with guided-missile destroyers USS Gridley (DDG 101), USS Sterett (DDG 104), USS Dewey (DDG 105), and elements of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 3
Five House lawmakers -- four from Virginia -- plan to tour Huntington Ingalls Industries subsidiary Newport News Shipbuilding's facilities this week. House Armed Services Committee Vice Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX), seapower and projection forces subcommittee Chairman Randy Forbes (R-VA), readiness subcommittee Chairman Rob Wittman (R-VA), and Reps. Scott Rigell (R-VA) and Robert Scott (D-VA) will host a press conference Friday after a company tour.
Congressman Collins visits Graham Corporation
Congressman Chris Collins, R-Clarence, visited Graham Corporation in Batavia to see firsthand the skilled jobs and business that the production of U.S. Navy aircraft carriers brings to the region. Graham Corporation builds and supplies main condensers and air ejectors for U.S. Navy aircraft carriers.