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USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Jan. 11, 2021


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These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of Jan. 11, 2021, based on Navy and public data. In cases where a CSG or ARG is conducting disaggregated operations, the chart reflects the location of the capital ship.

Total U.S. Navy Battle Force:

Ships Underway

Deployed Ships Underway Non-deployed Ships Underway Total Ships Underway
51 14 65

Ships Deployed by Fleet

Fleet Forces 3rd Fleet 4th Fleet 5th Fleet 6th Fleet 7th Fleet Total
1 2 3 21 15 55 97

In Japan

EA-18G Growlers, assigned to the ‘Black Ravens’ of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 135, and a P-8A Poseidon, assigned to the ‘Fighting Tigers’ of Patrol Squadron (VP) 8, taxi down the flight line at Misawa Air Base on Jan. 6, 2021. US Navy Photo

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) is in port in Yokosuka, Japan.

Reagan, which is the service’s forward-deployed carrier, pulled into its homeport of Yokosuka on Nov. 14. Japan-based U.S. carriers typically make two shorter patrols every year, with a winter maintenance period in Yokosuka.

USS America (LHA-6) is underway off Japan.

In the Western Pacific

Airman Brandon Cochran, from Dallas, Ga., unravels a hose on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) on Jan. 8, 2021. US Navy Photo

The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (CSG) is now in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility, operating in the Western Pacific.

Carrier Strike Group 9
The San Diego-based CSG 9 commands the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group and is embarked on the carrier.

Aircraft carrier
USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), homeported in San Diego, Calif.

Carrier Air Wing 11

Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Joel Lazo, from San Jose, Calif., signals the pilot of an MH-60R Sea Hawk, assigned to the ‘Wolf Pack’ of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 75, during helicopter in-flight refueling training on Jan. 6, 2021. US Navy Photo

Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11, based at Naval Air Station Lemoore, Calif., is embarked aboard Theodore Roosevelt and includes a total of nine squadrons and detachments:

  • The “Tomcatters” of VFA-31 – Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) – from Naval Air Station Oceana, Va.
  • The “Golden Warriors” of VFA-87 from Naval Air Station Oceana, Va.
  • The “Blue Diamonds” of VFA-146 from Naval Air Station Lemoore, Calif.
  • The “Black Knights” of VFA-154 from Naval Air Station Lemoore – Calif.
  • The “Gray Wolves” of VAQ-142 – Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) – from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island – Wash.
  • The “Liberty Bells” of VAW-115 – Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) – from Naval Air Station Point Mugu, Calif.
  • The “Providers” of VRC-30 – Detachment – Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) – from Naval Air Station North Island, Calif.
  • The “Eight Ballers” of HSC-8 – Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) – from Naval Air Station North Island, Calif.
  • The “Wolf Pack” of HSM-75 – Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) – from Naval Air Station North Island, Calif.

Cruiser

USS Bunker Hill (CG-52) approaches the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Guadalupe (T-AO 200) during a replenishment-at-sea Jan. 2, 2021. US Navy Photo

  • USS Bunker Hill (CG-52), homeported in San Diego, Calif.

Destroyer Squadron 23

Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG-59) conducts a cooperative deployment with the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) National Police Maritime Surveillance Division Patrol Boats FSS Palikir and FSS Micronesia in Pohnpei State, FSM, reinforcing US commitment to the safety and security of the Federated States of Micronesia on Jan. 9, 2021. US Defense Attache Office, Kolonia, FSM Photo

Destroyer Squadron 23 is based in San Diego and is embarked on the carrier.

  • USS Russell (DDG-59), homeported in San Diego, Calif.
  • USS John Finn (DDG-113), homeported in San Diego,…



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