USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: July 1, 2024 (2024)

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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 July 1, 2024, 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.

Ships Underway

Total Battle ForceDeployedUnderway
296
(USS 235, USNS 61)
106
(USS 73, USNS 33)
62
(45 Deployed, 17 Local)

In Japan

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USSAmerica(LHA-6) is in Sasebo.Americawill change homeports later this year, USNI News has learned.

In Laem Chabang, Thailand

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U.S. 7th Fleet command ship USSBlue Ridge (LCC-19) arrived in Laem Chabang, Thailand on Friday for a scheduled port visit.

In the East China Sea

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USSTheodore Roosevelt(CVN-71), along with ships and aircraft fromJapan and the Republic of Korea, participated in the inaugural execution of exerciseFreedom Edge, a trilateral multi-domain exercise to promote interoperability and stability in the Indo-Pacific, including the Korean Peninsula.Theodore Rooseveltis expected to transit to the Middle East to relieve USSDwight D. Eisenhower(CVN-69) and continue a U.S. presence mission in the region, as reported byUSNI News.

Carrier Strike Group 9

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Carrier
USSTheodore Roosevelt(CVN-71), homeported at San Diego, Calif.

Carrier Air Wing 11

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  • The “Fist of the Fleet” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 25 – F/A-18E – from Naval Air Station Lemoore, Calif.
  • The “Black Knights” of VFA 154 – F/A-18F – from Naval Air Station Lemoore.
  • The “Blue Blasters” of VFA 34 – F/A-18E – from Naval Air Station Oceana, Va.
  • The “Fighting Checkmates” of VFA 211 – F/A-18E – from Naval Air Station Oceana.
  • The “Rooks” of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 137 – EA-18G – from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash.
  • The “Liberty Bells” of Airborne Command and Control Squadron (VAW) 115 – E-2D – from Naval Air Station Point Mugu, Calif.
  • The “Providers” of Fleet Logistics Squadron (VRC) 40 – C-2A – from Naval Station Norfolk, Va.
  • The “Wolf Pack” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 75 – MH-60R – from Naval Air Station North Island, Calif.
  • The “Eightballers” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 – MH-60S – from Naval Air Station North Island.

Cruiser
USSLake Erie(CG-70), homeported at Naval Station San Diego, Calif.

Destroyer Squadron 23
Destroyer Squadron 23 is based in San Diego and is embarked onTheodore Roosevelt.

  • USSJohn S. McCain(DDG-56), homeported at Naval Station Everett, Wash.
  • USSHalsey(DDG-97), homeported at Naval Station San Diego, Calif.
  • USSDaniel Inouye(DDG-118), homeported at Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

In the Middle Pacific

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USSRonald Reagan(CVN-76) is underway in U.S. 3rd Fleet, USNI News has learned.

The carrier will head to Washington state later this year for a planned repair availability. USSGeorge Washington(CVN-73) will replaceReaganin Japan.

In Peal Harbor, Hawaii

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The aircraft carrier USSCarl Vinson(CVN-70) arrived in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on Tuesday in preparation for Rim of the Pacific 2024 exercises.

In the Mediterranean

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The command ship USSMount Whitney(LCC-20) transited eastbound through the Strait of Gibraltar on Sunday, according to ship spotters.

The amphibious assault ship USSWasp(LHD-1) transited eastbound through the Strait of Gibraltar on Wednesday after a brief stop in Rota, Spain, according to ship spotters.

The Wasp Amphibious Ready Group with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit embarked deployed from the East Coast on June 1. The ARG is made up ofWasp, USSNew York(LPD-21) and USSOak Hill(LSD-51).

The 24th MEU is composed of a command element, Battalion Landing Team 1/8, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 365 (Reinforced) and Combat Logistics Battalion 24 as the Logistics Combat Element.

The aircraft carrier USSDwight D. Eisenhower(CVN-69) arrived Souda Bay, Greece on Tuesday, according to ship spotters.

Eisenhower will operate briefly in the Mediterranean before returning to its homeport of Norfolk, Va., after being deployed for more than eight months. USSTheodore Roosevelt(CVN-71), currently in the Pacific, will leave for the Middle East to continue a U.S. presence mission in the region,USNI News reported.

Carrier Strike Group 2

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Carrier
USSDwight D. Eisenhower(CVN-69), homeported at Norfolk, Va.

Carrier Air Wing 3

  • The “Gunslingers” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 105 – F/A-18E – from Naval Air Station Oceana, Va.
  • The “Fighting Swordsmen” of VFA 32 – F/A-18F – from Naval Air Station Oceana.
  • The “Rampagers” of VFA 83 – F/A-18E – from Naval Air Station Oceana.
  • The “Wildcats” of VFA 131 – F/A-18E – from Naval Air Station Oceana.
  • The “Zappers” of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 130 – EA-18G – from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash.
  • The “Screwtops” of Airborne Command and Control Squadron (VAW) 123 – E-2D – from Naval Air Station Norfolk, Va.
  • The “Rawhides” of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 40 – C-2A – from Naval Air Station Norfolk.
  • The “Swamp Foxes” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 74 – MH-60R – from Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla.
  • The “Dusty Dogs” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 7 – MH-60S – from Naval Station Norfolk.

Cruiser
USSPhilippine Sea(CG-58), homeported at Naval Station Norfolk, Va.

Destroyer Squadron 22
Destroyer Squadron 22 is based in Norfolk, Va., and is embarked on Eisenhower.

  • USSGravely(DDG-107), homeported at Naval Station Norfolk, Va.
  • USSMason(DDG-87), homeported at Naval Station Mayport, Fla.

The temporary U.S.-built pieraimed at boosting aid shipments to Gaza wasremoved once again due to weather to protect it, and the U.S. is considering not reinstalling it unless the aid begins flowing out into the population again, U.S. officials said Friday.

In the Red Sea

U.S. ships continue to patrol the Red Sea as part of Operation Prosperity Guardian, the U.S.-led multinational effort to protect merchant vessels moving through the region. Houthi forces in Yemen continue to attack merchant shipping in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, while U.S. naval forces in the region have continued strikes against Houthi weapons that U.S. Central Command says are a threat to naval and merchant ships. Houthi forces say they are targeting ships with connections to the United Kingdom, the U.S. and Israel.

The U.N. Security Council on Jan. 10 approved a resolution calling on Yemen’s Houthi rebel group to “cease its brazen” attacks in the Red Sea.

On Sunday,U.S. Central Command destroyed three Iranian-backed Houthi uncrewed surface vessels in the Red Sea in a self-defense action.

On Friday, CENTCOM forces successfully destroyed seven Houthi uncrewed aerial vehicles and one ground control station vehicle in Yemen.

On Thursday, CENTCOM forces destroyed one uncrewed aerial system launched by Houthis into the Red Sea.

On Wednesday, CENTCOM forces destroyed one Houthi radar site in Yemen.

In the Persian Gulf

U.S. Coast Guard Sentinel-class Fast Response Cutters are forward-deployed to the region under Patrol Forces Southwest Asia (PATFORSWA). PATFORSWA deploys Coast Guard personnel and ships with U.S. and regional naval forces throughout the Middle East. Initially deployed in 2003 to support Operation Iraqi Freedom, PATFORSWA is now a permanent presence based out of the Kingdom of Bahrain.

In the Western Atlantic

USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) Wasp-class amphibious assault ship coming into Norfolk, Virginia – June 28, 2024 #ussiwojima #lhd7

SRC: webcam / Thimble Shoals Shipwatching pic.twitter.com/k6vWtiY9W8

— WarshipCam (@WarshipCam) June 28, 2024


The amphibious assault ship USSIwo Jima (LHD-7) departed Norfolk, Va. on Tuesday for sea trials following a two-and-a-half-year DSRA and returned on Friday, according to ship spotters.

In the Eastern Pacific

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The aircraft carrier USSGeorge Washington(CVN-73) conducted bilateral exercises withthe Colombian Navy on Saturday.

As part of its transit to Japan,George Washingtonis participating in Southern Seas 2024, which seeks “to enhance capability, improve interoperability, and strengthen maritime partnerships with countries throughout the region through joint, multinational and interagency exchanges and cooperation,” according to a news release from U.S. Southern Command.

In addition to these major formations, not shown are others serving in submarines, individual surface ships, aircraft squadrons, SEALs, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Forces, Seabees, EOD Mobile Units and more serving throughout the globe.

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