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:
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.
Maryland Carrier Suppliers Thank You Letter to Sen. Mikulski
Ike Departs Dry Dock, Returning to the Fleet
The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike) moved from Dry Dock 8 to pier 42/43 at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) in Portsmouth, Virginia, Aug. 26. Thirty feet of water was introduced to Dry Dock 8 on Aug. 25, and the remaining space was flooded to the waterline Aug. 26. Once flooding was complete, Ike exited the dry dock for her new location on pier 42/43.
CNO Greenert calls for boosting deployed ship presence
The plan laid out by Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jon Greenert aims to grow the fleet’s forward presence from about 97 ships at any given time this year to 120 ships by 2020. To do this, Greenert plans to grow the Asia-Pacific presence from 50 to 65 ships by 2019, and to boost the Middle East presence from 30 to 40 ships, including the four littoral combat ships to be stationed in Bahrain by 2019.
Sunk, Scrapped or Saved: The Fate of America’s Aircraft Carriers
American aircraft carriers at their peak are the queens of the high seas, outclassing even America’s nearest peer competitors. They’re the anchors of U.S. seapower, and have a commensurate price tag, costing billions of dollars to build and thousands of sailors to man. But even the proudest ships outlive their military usefulness — and sometimes they’re barely worth the trouble to tear them down.