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.
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:
Mabus: Airstrikes Illustrate Unique Navy Capabilities
Recent military airstrikes against terrorists from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant demonstrate the unique capabilities of the U.S. Navy, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said at the Defense Writers’ Group breakfast today.
USS Carl Vinson nears Persian Gulf, will relieve USS George HW Bush group
The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson is headed to the Persian Gulf to conduct air operations against militants in Iraq and Syria, the Navy’s top official said Tuesday. “It’s almost there,” Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus told reporters at a media roundtable in Washington.
US Airstrikes Against ISIS in Syria Expanded
US Airstrikes Against ISIS in Syria Expanded. Attacks not expected to slow down in ongoing effort to diminish the militant group. Watch this video from ABC News.
Congress, Navy committed to carrier force
Navy Secretary Ray Mabus says the size of the Navy’s carrier fleet is now a settled issue following a skirmish with Congress and what he called another vindication for seapower in its ability to respond quickly to the crisis in Iraq and Syria.