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.
Carrier Brings EA-18G Growlers to Fight Against ISIL
The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson has relieved USS George H. W. Bush in the Persian Gulf and assumed combat aerial operations against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), introducing the EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft to Operation Inherent Resolve.
Association of Naval Aviation Article by VADM David Buss “From the Air Boss”
Top admiral: long deployments are 'unsustainable.'
On Wednesday, the Navy's top admiral congratulated the crew for a job well done while vowing to end those lengthy stays at sea. "That's unsustainable," said Adm. Jonathan Greenert. "We cannot do eight-month deployments over and over and over again."
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.