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.
Navy readies for 1st F-35 carrier landing
ABOARD THE USS NIMITZ ó Before the Navyís oldest active aircraft carrier docks for a 16-month maintenance period, itís helping other ships get ready for deployment, and next month, will host the first landing of the F-35C on a carrier.
US aircraft carrier visits Phl
MANILA, Philippines (Xinhua) - A US aircraft carrier arrived here today for a routine port call, the US embassy said in a statement.
CNO Greenert: 7-month deployments 'achievable and sustainable'
The Navyís top admiral said he wants to bring deployments down to a seven-month standard ó a call that stands in stark contrast to recent deployment lengths.
Top admiral: long deployments are 'unsustainable.'
On Wednesday, the Navy's top admiral congratulated the crew for a job well done while vowing to end those lengthy stays at sea. "That's unsustainable," said Adm. Jonathan Greenert. "We cannot do eight-month deployments over and over and over again."