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 nation’s 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.
Association of Naval Aviation Article by VADM David Buss “From the Air Boss”
Photos: USS Carl Vinson Takes Over in Arabian Gulf
The San Diego-based aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson relieved the USS George H.W. Bush in the Arabian Gulf and began air operations Saturday in Iraq and Syria. The Bush will soon depart the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility for its home port at Norfolk, VA. The Navy is conducting air strikes as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, the official name of the operation to eliminate the terrorist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, ISIL.
Why is the US Navy practising for war with China?
On the flight deck of the USS George Washington the noise is like nothing I've ever experienced. A few feet from where I am standing, 11 F/A-18 Super Hornets are lining up to be launched.
Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group Checks in to US 5th Fleet
The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group wrapped up operations in the Western Pacific and reported for duty in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility Oct. 15. The strike group consists of USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) with embarked Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 1, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 and Destroyer Squadron 1, along with guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52), guided-missile destroyers USS Gridley (DDG 101), USS Sterett (DDG 104), USS Dewey (DDG 105), and elements of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit 3.