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Aircraft Carriers Update

USS Nimitz (CVN68 ) Undergoing 16-month maintenance availability Bremerton, WA

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) Final stages of DPIA at Norfolk Naval Shipyard. Newport News, VA

USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) Transit in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations San Diego, CA

USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) Deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. San Diego, CA

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) Undergoing RCOH at Huntington Ingalls Industries, Newport News Shipbuilding.

Newport News, VA

USS George Washington (CVN-73) Deployed in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations Norfolk, VA* *Home port: Yokosuka, Japan. Homeport shift to Norfolk, VA following FDNF turnover with CVN 76.

USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) Pre-deployment work ups Bremerton, WA

USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75 ) Pre-deployment work ups Newport News, VA

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) Pre-deployment work ups in preparation for homeport San Diego, CA shift to Yokosuka, Japan

USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77) Preparations for June 15 Availability Newport News, VA

Aircraft Carriers Under Construction or Proposed

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan B. Trejo

Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) 27, assigned to Assault Craft Unit

Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) Scheduled to be commissioned in Spring2016.

John F. Kennedy (CVN-79) Keel Laying planned for August 2015.

(ACU) 4, prepares to embark aboard the amphibious transport dock

Enterprise (CVN-80) Scheduled to be commissioned in 2027.

ship US New York (LPD 21) during the on-loading of the 24th Marine

Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU). New York, part of the Iwo Jima Am- phibious Ready Group along with the embarked 24th MEU, is deployed

U.S. Navy Ship & Submarine Update in support of maritime security operations and theater security coop- eration efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations.

Hull Number Hull Name Shipyard Most Recent Key Milestone Milestone Date

AGOR 27 NEIL ARMSTRONG Dakota Creek Christening 29-Mar-14

AGOR 28 SALLY RIDE Dakota Creek Christening 9-Aug-14

DDG 1000 ZUMWALT BIW Christening 12-Apr-14

DDG 1001 MICHAEL MONSOOR BIW Keel Laying 23-May-13

DDG 1002 LYNDON B JOHNSON BIW Start Fabrication 4-Apr-12

DDG 113 JOHN FINN HII Keel Laying 18-Nov-13 asymmetric threats in the littoral and The events of the past year have also

DDG 114 RALPH JOHNSON HII Keel Laying 12-Sep-14 humanitarian assistance, disaster re- underscored the importance of operat-

DDG 115 RAFAEL PERALTA BIW Keel Laying 18-Oct-14 sponse and theater security cooperation ing and prevailing the littoral environ-

DDG 116 THOMAS HUDNER BIW Start Fabrication 15-Feb-13 are on the other. Aegis guided missile ment. The littoral is vastly different than

DDG 117 PAUL IGNATIUS HII Start Fabrication 30-Sep-14

DDG 118 DANIEL INOUYE BIW Start Fabrication 31-Oct-14 cruisers and destroyers have proven open ocean operations.

JHSV 4 FALL RIVER Austal (Delivered) 15-Sep-14 they can track and engage ballistic mis- According to Prof. Kalev Sepp, di-

JHSV 5 TRENTON Austal (Delivered) 13-Apr-15 siles and warheads in space. They’re so rector of the Littoral Operations Center

JHSV 6 BRUNSWICK Austal Launch 19-May-15 good at it that the president has ordered (LOC) at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate

JHSV 7 CARSON CITY Austal Start Fabrication 9/14

JHSV 8 YUMA Austal Start Fabrication 2/15 four DDGs to the Mediterranean as part School (NPS) in Monterey, Calif., “The

LHA 7 TRIPOLI HII Keel Laying 20-Jun-14 of the European Phased Adaptive Ap- littoral is where hydrography, geogra-

LPD 26 JOHN P MURTHA HII Christening 21-Mar-15 proach. The ships—three of which are phy, commerce, ? shing, mining, politi-

LPD 27 PORTLAND HII Keel Laying 20-May-13 now based in Rota, Spain and another cal boundaries and claims, and military


T-AGS 66 MAURY VT Halter Christening 27-Mar-13 will be arriving soon—are joined by the maneuver and sustainment issues con-

LCS 5 Milwaukee MM Builders trial May-15 ? rst shore-based Aegis system now es- verge, to complicate both the offense

LCS 6 Jackson Austal Builders trial May-15 tablished in Deveselu, Romania. and the defense, and to place excep-

LCS 7 Detroit MM Christening 18-Oct-15 tional demands on naval, aerial, and

LCS 8 Montgomery Austal Christening 8-Nov-14

LCS 9 Little Rock MM Keel Laying 27-Jun-13

Places and bases land forces that must operate, ? ght, and

LCS 10 Gabrielle Giffords Austal Launch 25-Feb-15

In recent Senate testimony, Chief in? uence events there.”

LCS 11 Sioux City MM Keel Laying 19-Feb-14 of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathon “Very little in the world today escapes

LCS 12 Omaha Austal Keel Laying 18-Feb-15

Greenert talked about the importance the involvement of the littorals,” said

LCS 13 Wichita MM Keel Laying 9-Feb-15

LCS 14 Manchester Austal Keel Laying May-15 of forward presence. “Last August, the retired U.S. Navy Cmdr. Steve Benson,

LCS 15 Billings MM Start Fabrication 8-Dec-14

Bush Carrier Strike Group relocated Saab Electronic Defence Systems pro-

LCS 16 Tulsa Austal Start Fabrication 11-Sep-14 from the Arabian Sea to the Arabian gram manager for the Littoral Opera-

LCS 17 Indianapolis MM Start Fabrication May-15

Gulf, it’s about 750 miles, in less than tions Center. “The global littorals are

LCS 18 Charleston Austal Start Fabrication May-15 30 hours, immediately ? ew 20-30 com- and have been since time in memorial

Submarines bat sorties per day. And for 54 days; the dominant geographic feature in hu- that was the only coalition strike op- man existence. An increasingly inter- tion to project power against ISIS. The connected world becomes increasingly

SSN 785 John Warner Block III Under construction destroyer Truxtun arrived in the Black reliant on stable conditions in the lit-

SSN 786 Illinois Block III Under construction

SSN 787 Washington Block III Under construction

Sea within a week after Russia invaded torals. In the future we have to prepare

SSN 788 Colorado Block III Under construction

Crimea. And the littoral combat ship well for joint and combined operations

SSN 789 Indiana Block III

Fort Worth and the destroyer Samp- compressed into the complex, congest-

SSN 790 South Dakota Block III son were among the ? rst to support the ed and contested littorals.”

SSN 791 Delaware Block III

SSN 792 Vermont Block IV search effort for Air Asia ? ight 8501 in

SSN 793 Oregon Block IV the Java Sea. So, we have been where it Sequestration

SSN 794 Block IV matters, when it matters.” Greenert said, the continuing resolu-

SSN 795 Hyman G. Rickover Block IV

Greenert has talked about being tion and the sequestration of 2013 has

SSN 796 New Jersey Block IV

SSN 797 Block IV “where it matters, when it matters,” degraded the Navy’s readiness and

SSN 798 Block IV especially when disaster strikes. He capabilities. “Budget reductions have

SSN 799 Block IV points to the Asia Paci? c region and the forced reduction of a? oat and ashore

SSN 800 Block IV “ring of ? re” that spawns volcanic erup- operations, generated maintenance

SSN 801 Block IV tions, earthquakes and tsunamis. backlogs, and have compelled us to ex- 41

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