Last update on Dec.5, 2012
Aircraft Carrier Locations
CVN-65 Enterprise

Home Port : Norfolk, Va.

CVW-3 (AC)
Locations and Remarks
22Apr-13May1998, WestLant
08Jun-18Jun1998,
Carrier Qualifications (CQ)
off the Virginia capes, Cherry Point and Jacksonville Operating Areas
15Jul-01Aug1998, COMPTUEX in the WestLant
02Aug-05Aug1998, port call St.Thomas, Virgin Is.
06Aug-21Aug1998, COMPTUEX in the Caribbean Sea
26Aug1998, WestLant
18Sep-07Oct1998, JTFEX
06Nov1998, departed Norfolk
12Nov1998, EastLant
14Nov1998, Strait of Gibraltar and entered the Med
14Nov-16Nov1998, Med
17Nov1998, near the Crete Is.
18Nov1998, Med
19Nov1998, transited the Suez Canal and entered the Red Sea
19Nov-20Nov1998, Red Sea
21Nov-22Nov1998, North Arabian Sea
23Nov1998, entered to Persian Gulf
23Nov-03Dec1998, Persian Gulf
04Dec-08Dec1998, Jebel Ali, UAE
16Dec-19Dec1998, Operation "Desert Fox"
24Dec1998, transited the Strait of Hormuz
24Dec-26Dec1998, North Arabian Sea
29Dec1998, Red Sea
02Jan1999, Med
04Jan-07Jan1999, Crete
08Jan1999, east of Crete
14Jan-17Jan1999, Antalya, Turkey
20Jan1999, south eastern tip of Crete
21Jan1999, east of Italy
28Jan1999, west of Italy
02Feb1999, southern of Italy
16Feb1999, east of Sardinia
20Feb1999, northwest of Italy
23Feb1999, southeast of Bosnia
27Feb-29Feb1999, Trieste, Italy
02Mar1999, Rijeka, Bosnia
09Mar1999, east of Israel
10Mar-13Mar1999, Med
14Mar1999, transited the Suez Canal and entered the Red Sea
14Mar-16Mar1999, Red Sea
16Mar-18Mar1999, North Arabian Sea
19Mar1999, transited the Strait of Hormuz and entered the Persian Gulf
20Mar-24Mar1999, Persian Gulf
25Mar-28Mar1999, Jebel Ali, UAE
29Mar-12Apr1999, Persian Gulf
13Apr1999, transited the Strait of Hormuz and entered the Gulf of Oman
13Apr-16Apr1999, North Arabian Sea
16Apr-18Apr1999, Red Sea
19Apr1999, transited the Suez Canal and entered the Med
22Apr1999, near Malta
24Apr1999, north of Algeria
27Apr1999, EastLant
29Apr1999, WestLant
04May1999, east of Miami
06May1999, returned to Norfolk
CVW not assigned
Locations and Remarks
20Jun-18Dec1999, extended overhaul at the Newport News Shipbuilding
18Dec1999, returned to Norfolk
CVW-8 (AJ)
Locations and Remarks
14Feb-22Feb2000, WestLant
20Mar2000, WestLant
13Apr-19Apr2000, WestLant
20Apr2000, returned to Norfolk
01May-08May2000, WestLant
05Jun-08Jun2000, WestLant
09Jun-13Jun2000, Pensacola, FL.
14Jun-19Jun2000, WestLant
24Jul2000, WestLant
07Aug2000, WestLant
28Aug2000, WestLant
18Sep2000, departed Norfolk
19Sep-05Oct2000, WestLant
06Oct-10Oct2000, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
12Oct2000, returned to Norfolk
13Nov2000, WestLant
04Dec2000, WestLant
16Jan2001, departed Norfolk
16Jan-30Jan2001, COMPTUEX
12Mar-26Mar2001, WestLant
25Apr2001, departed Norfolk
27Apr-01May2001, training exercises off the Vieques bombing range, Puerto Rico
03May2001, off the Vieques Is., Puerto Rico
07May2001, Lant
11May-16May2001, Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Is., Spain
16May-17May2001, Med
20May2001, Toulon, France
24May-29May2001, Cannes, France
29May-31May2001, Med
04Jun-08Jun2001, Naples, Italy
13Jun-17Jun2001, Stokes Bay, Gosport, England
18Jun2001, EastLant
19Jun2001, began NATO exercises "Joint Maritime Course" off the west coast of Scotland
25Jun-08Jun2001, NorLant
29Jun2001, Clyde River, Glasgow, Scotland
02Jul-06Jul2001, Lisbon, Portugal
11Jul2001, Ionian Sea
16Jul2001, Med
19Jul-25Jul2001, Rhodes, Greece
28Jul-29Jul2001, transited the Suez Canal
29Jul-30Jul2001, Red Sea
01Aug2001, entered the Persian Gulf
04Aug2001,
relieved CV-64 Constellation,
support of Operation Southern Watch in the Persian Gulf
04Aug-22Aug2001, Persian Gulf
27Aug2001, Jebel Ali, UAE
04Sep-12Sep2001, Persian Gulf
16Sep2001, support of Operation Southern Watch was relieved by CVN-70 Carl Vinson
16Sep-06Oct2001, North Arabian Sea
07Oct-21Oct2001, North Arabian Sea, part of Operation Enduring Freedom
21Oct-22Oct2001,
completed a complex resupply operation
between CVN-65 Enterprise and CVN-71 Theodore Roosevelt,
all the ordinance was supplied to CVN-71 Theodore Roosevelt
22Oct2001,
left the North Arabian Sea, started to returning to home Norfolk
28Oct2001,
completed passage through the Suez Canal in Egypt
28Oct2001 Med
29Oct-31Oct2001, Souda Bay, Creta
03Nov2001, Strait of Gibraltar
04Nov2001, EastLant
10Nov2001,
returned to home Norfolk
The schedule which returns to home Norfolk
after a six-month deployment on Oct.25 was delayed
by support of "Operation Enduring Freedom" in the Afghanistan region.
CVW not assigned
Locations and Remarks
07Jan2002,
U.S. Navy has awarded a $191 million contract for an
Extended Drydock Selected Restricted Availability (EDSRA).
The work will last approximately one year
at Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, VA.
10Mar2003, sea trials, WestLant
17Mar-19Mar2003, sea trials, WestLant
20Mar2003, returned to Norfolk Naval Shipyard
06May2003,
departed Norfolk Naval Shipyard for sea trials
after a 16-month, $250 million overhaul, and then toward home port Naval Station Norfolk.
The overhaul has taken five months longer and cost $58 million more than expected
06May-07May2003, sea trials, WestLant
08May2003, returned to home port Norfolk
CVW-1 (AB)
Locations and Remarks
09May2003, departed Norfolk
09May-27May2003,
WestLant, CVW-17 came aboard to assist sea trials and carrier qualifications
28May2003, returned to Norfolk 18Jun2003, departed Norfolk
18Jun-24Jun2003, TSTA (Tailored Ships Training Availability) in the WestLant
25Jun2003, Mayport
26Jun-01Jul2003, TSTA (Tailored Ships Training Availability) in the WestLant
02Jul2003, returned to Norfolk
28Aug2003,
departed Norfolk for training and the first deployment
of a Navy carrier since major hostilities ended in Iraq in April
28Aug-09Sep2003, CQ, TSTA III, and FEP
10Sep-30Sep2003,
Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX)
in the Virginia Capes and Jacksonville operating areas
30Sep2003, COMPTUEX completed and headed to the Mediterranean Sea
02Oct2003, began a routine deployment
02Oct-07Oct2003, Lant
08Oct-10Oct2003, Med
13Oct2003, transited the Suez Canal and entered the Red Sea
14Oct-16Oct2003, Red Sea
17Oct2003, Gulf of Aden
20Oct-22Oct2003, North Arabian Sea
23Oct-30Oct2003, Persian Gulf
01Nov-03Nov2003, Jebel Ali, UAE
04Nov-14Nov2003, support of Operation Enduring Freedom in the North Arabian Sea
17Nov-05Dec2003, Persian Gulf
06Dec-12Dec2003, Jebel Ali, UAE
13Dec-20Dec2003, Persian Gulf
21Dec-25Dec2003, Manama, Bahrain
26Dec2003-13Jan2004, Persian Gulf
14Jan-16Jan2004, Jebel Ali, UAE
17Jan-28Jan2004, Persian Gulf
29Jan-30Jan2004, North Arabian Sea
02Feb-04Feb2004, Red Sea
05Feb2004,
entered the 6th Fleet area of responsibility
after transiting the Suez Canal into the Mediterranean Sea
05Feb-08Feb2004, Med
09Feb-12Feb2004, Naples, Italy
13Feb-17Feb2004, Med
18Feb-25Feb2004, Lant
27Feb2004, Mayport
28Feb2004, Tiger Cruise
29Feb2004, returned to Norfolk
20Apr-23Apr2004, WestLant
26Apr-29Apr2004, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
30Apr2004, WestLant
18May-24May2004, WestLant
25May2004, returned to Norfolk
03Jun2004, departed Norfolk
03Jun-18Jun2004, Lant
21Jun-01Jul2004, NATO maritime exercise, in the NorLant near Scotland
02Jul-05Jul2004, Portsmouth, UK
06Jul2004, NorLant
07Jul-10Jul2004, Lant
11Jul-15Jul2004, MEDSHARK/Majestic Eagle '04, off the coast of Morocco
19Jul-22Jul2004, Lant
23Jul2004, returned to Norfolk
03Sep2004,
entered the Northrop Grumman Newport News
for a scheduled ESRA (Extended Selected Restricted Availability)
03Aug-08Aug2005, sea trials in the WestLant
13Oct2005,
completed a 13-month ESRA (Extended Selected Restricted Availability)
at Northrop Grumman Newport News and departed Norfolk for a sea trials
13Oct-24Oct2005,
Sea Trials and Flight Deck Certification in the WestLant
25Oct2004, returned to Norfolk
29Oct2005,
departed Norfolk for TSTA (Tailored Ship's Training Assessment)
29Oct-21Nov2005,
CQ (Carrier qualifications), TSTA (Tailored Ship's Training Availability),
and FEP (Final Evaluation Phase) in the WestLant
22Nov2005, returned to Norfolk
02Feb-15Feb2006, Carrier qualifications in the WestLant
16Feb2006, returned to Norfolk
22Feb-31Mar2006,
COMPTUEX (Composite Training Unit Exercise) in the WestLant
01Apr2006, returned to Norfolk
02May2006,
departed Norfolk for the Middle East and the Western Pacific
02May-12May2006, Lant
15May2006, Med
16May2006, Adriatic Sea
17May-19May2006, Split, Croatia
20May-22May2006, Med
23May-25May2006, Souda Bay, Crete
26May-28May2006, Med
29May2006, transited the Suez Canal
29May-01Jun2006, Red Sea and entered the Red Sea
02Jun2006, Gulf of Aden
03Jun-04Jun2006, Arabian Sea
05Jun2006, Gulf of Oman
06Jun-28Jun2006, Persian Gulf
29Jun2006, transited the Strait of Hormuz
29Jun2006, Gulf of Oman
30Jun-06Jul2006, Arabian Sea
06Jul2006,
concluded operations "Operation Iraqi Freedom" and "Operation Enduring Freedom"
in the 5th Fleet area of operations,
and heads to the Western Pacific to begin operations with the 7th Fleet
07Jul-10Jul2006, Indian Ocean
11Jul-14Jul2006, South China Sea
15Jul-17Jul2006, East China Sea
18Jul-20Jul2006, Busan, Republic of Korea
21Jul2006, departed Busan
21Jul-22Jul2006, Yellow Sea
23Jul-24Jul2006, Philippine Sea
25Jul-26Jul2006, WestPac
27Jul-30Jul2006, Hong Kong, China
31Jul-02Aug2006, South China Sea
03Aug-06Aug2006, Changi Naval Base, Singapore
07Aug-08Aug2006, Sunda Sea
10Aug-14Aug2006, South China Sea
15Aug-19Aug2006, Port Kelang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
20Aug-22Aug2006, Andaman Sea
23Aug-27Aug2006, Indian Ocean
28Aug2006,
returned to the CENTCOM AOR
following nearly two months of operations with 7th Fleet in the Western Pacific
28Aug-15Oct2006, North Arabian Sea
16Oct2006, Gulf of Oman
17Oct-18Oct2006, Persian Gulf
19Oct-22Oct2006, Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates
23Oct2006, Persian Gulf
24Oct2006, Gulf of Oman
25Oct-26Oct2006, Arabian Sea
27Oct2006, Gulf of Aden
28Oct-31Oct2006, Red Sea
01Nov2006, completed operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations
01Nov-02Nov2006, Med
06Nov2006, Lant
07Nov-10Nov2006, Lisbon, Portugal
11Nov-17Nov2006, trans-Atlantic "Tiger Cruise"
18Nov2006,
returned to Norfolk,
CVW-1 completed more than 8,300 sorties, of which 2,186 were combat missions,
while flying more than 22,500 hours and making 6,916 day and night arrested landings,
to provide unprecedented support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

05Dec-11Dec2006, WestLant
28Feb2007, departed Norfolk
28Feb-14Mar2007,
carrier qualifications maintain combat readiness for CVW-1 in the WestLant
15Mar2007, returned to Norfolk
19Mar2007,
departed Norfolk for
offloading CVW-1 and onloading training squadrons from FRS and CNATRA
19Mar-31Mar2007,
carrier qualifications for FRS and CNATRA
- VFA-106, VFA-122, VFA-125, VMFAT-101,
VAQ-129, VAW-120, VRC-40, VT-7, VT-9, VT-21, and VT-22 -
and joined HS-3 and VS-22,
in the WestLant
01Apr2007, returned to Norfolk
07Apr2007, a one day "Family Day Cruise"
18Apr-19Apr2007, WestLant
30Apr2007, departed Norfolk
30Apr-08May2007,
carrier qualifications for FRS and CNATRA
- VFA-106, VFA-122 - and joined HS-3 and VRC-40,
in the WestLant
23May-07Jun2007, carrier qualifications in the WestLant
07Jul2007, departed Norfolk for the deployment to the Middle East
10Jul2007, NATO Sea Sparrow Missile Exercise off the U.S. East Coast
12Jul-19Jul2007, Lant
21Jul-23Jul2007, Med
24Jul-27Jul2007, Cannes, France
28Jul-31Jul2007, Med
01Aug2007, transited the Suez Canal and entered the Red Sea
02Aug-04Aug2007, Red Sea
05Aug-08Aug2007, Arabian Sea
12Aug-20Sep2007, Persian Gulf
21Sep-24Sep2007, Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates
25Sep-14Oct2007, Persian Gulf
15Oct-18Oct2007, Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates
19Oct-06Nov2007, Persian Gulf
07Nov2007, Gulf of Oman
08Nov-17Nov2007, North Arabian Sea
18Nov-20Npv2007, Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates
21Nov-24Nov2007, Persian Gulf
24Nov2007, wrapped up combat operations in the Persian Gulf
25Nov-28Nov2007, Arabian Sea
29Nov-30Nov2007, Red Sea
01Dec2007,
completed misssion of Maritime Security Operations in the 5th Fleet area of responsibility,
and, transited the Suez Canal for way to the Med
01Dec-05Dec2007, Med
06Dec2007, transited the Strait of Gibraltar
06Dec-15Dec2007, Lant
16Dec2007, Mayport
16Dec-18Dec2007, Tiger Cruise
19Dec2007, returned to Norfolk
11Apr2008,
arrived at Northrop Grumman Newport News shipyard
for a Extended Drydock Selected Restricted Availability (EDSRA)
17Apr2010,
departed Northrop Grumman Newport News Shipyard for sea trials
17Apr-18Apr2010, sea trials in the WestLant
19Apr2010,
returned to Norfolk
after completed more than two days of sea trials, and was redelivered to the U.S. Navy

22Apr2010, departed Norfolk
22Apr-26Apr2010, steaming exercise in the WestLant
27Apr2010, returned to Norfolk
11May2010, departed Norfolk
11May-14May2010, flight deck certification in the the WestLant
15May-28May2010, carrier qualifications and work-ups in the WestLant
28May2010, returned to Norfolk
03Jun2010, departed Norfolk
03Jun-07Jun2010, Fleet Replacement Squadron Carrier Qualifications (FRSCQ) in the WestLant
08Jun2010, returned to Norfolk
14Jul2010, departed Norfolk
14Jul-22Jul2010, Fleet Replacement Squadron Carrier Qualifications (FRSCQ) in the WestLant
23Jul2010, returned to Norfolk
03Aug2010, departed Norfolk
03Aug-09Sep2010,
Tailored Ship's Training Availability and Final Evaluation Period (TSTA/FEP) in the WestLant
10Sep2010, returned to Norfolk
05Oct2010,
departed Norfolk
for the three-week Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX)
05Oct-21Oct2010, COMPTUEX in the WestLant
21Oct2010, successfully completed COMPTUEX
22Oct-26Oct2010, WestLant
27Oct2010, returned to Norfolk
02Dec2010, departed Norfolk
02Dec-09Dec2010, Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) in the WestLant
10Dec2010, Mayport
11Dec-12Dec2010, WestLant
13Dec2010, returned to Norfolk
13Jan2011,
departed Norfolk
to the 5th and 6th fleet areas of operations, in support of maritime security operations.
13Jan-19Jan2011, Lant
20Jan2011,
entered the 6th Fleet Area of Responsibility (AOR)
20Jan-25Jan2011, Lant
26Jan-29Jan2011, Lisbon, Portugal
30Jan2011, Lant
31Jan2011,
passed through the Strait of Gibraltar
01Feb-07Feb2011, Med
08Feb-10Feb2011, Marmaris, Turkey
11Feb-14Feb2011, Med
15Feb2011,
transited the Suez Canal and entered the 5th Fleet AOR
15Feb-17Feb2011, Red Sea
18Feb2011,
transited the Strait of Bab el Mandeb and entered the Gulf of Aden
19Feb-01Mar2011, North Arabian Sea
02Mar-22Mar2011, Red Sea
23Mar-06Jun2011, Arabian Sea
07Jun-20Jun2011, Gulf of Aden
21Jun2011,
transited the Strait of Bab el Mandeb and entered the Red Sea
21Jun-23Jun2011, Red Sea
24Jun2011,
transited the Suez Canal and entered the Med
25Jun2011, Souda Bay, Crete, Greece
26Jun-27Jun2011, Med
28Jun-01Jul2011, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
02Jul-03Jul2011, Med
04Jul-12Jul2011, Lant
13Jul2011, Mayport
14Jul2011, Tiger Cruise
15Jul2011, returned to Norfolk
05Dec2011, departed Norfolk
05Dec-15Dec2011,
underway replenishment (UNREP),
flight deck qualifications,
CVW-1 squadron carrier qualifications,
Fleet Replacement Squadron Carrier Qualifications,
in the WestLant
16Dec2011,
wrapped up a two-week underway for upcoming deployment
17Dec2011, returned to Norfolk
11Jan2012,
departed Norfolk to
Composite Unit Training Exercise (COMPTUEX)
and Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX)
11Jan-29Jan2012, COMPTUEX in the WestLant
30Jan-01Feb2012, Mayport
02Feb-09Feb2012, JTFEX "Bold Alligator 2012" in the WestLant
10Feb2012, returned to Norfolk
11Mar2012,
departed Norfolk on the final deployment
to the 5th and 6th fleet areas of operations,
in support of maritime security operations.
11Mar-22Mar2012, Lant
23Mar2012, transited through the Strait of Gibraltar
24Mar-27Mar2012, Med
28Mar-30Mar2012, Piraeus, Greece
31Mar-03Apr2012, Med
04Apr2012,
transited the Suez Canal, and entered the 5th Fleet AOR
04Apr-06Apr2012, Red Sea
07Apr2012, Arabian Sea
08Apr-15Apr2012, North Arabian Sea
16Apr-23Apr2012, Persian Gulf
24Apr-27Apr2012, Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates
28Apr-30Apr2012, North Arabian Sea
01May2012
CVW-1 launched first combat sorties
in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) in Afghanistan
01May-15May2012, North Arabian Sea
16May2012, Strait of Hormuz
17May-19May2012, Persian Gulf
20May-27May2012, Khalifa Bin Salman Port, Bahrain
28May-09Jun2012, Persian Gulf
11Jun-29Jun2012, North Arabian Sea
30Jun2012, Persian Gulf
01Jul-04Jul2012, Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates
05Jul-11Jul2012, Persian Gulf
12Jul2012, Gulf of Oman
13Jul-08Aug2012, North Arabian Sea
09Aug2012, Gulf of Oman
10Aug-13Aug2012, Khalifa Bin Salman Port, Bahrain
14Aug-21Aug2012, Persian Gulf
22Aug-25Aug2012, Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates
26Aug2012, Persian Gulf
27Aug-07Oct2012, North Arabian Sea
08Oct2012, Strait of Bab Al Mandeb
09Oct-11Oct2012, Red Sea
12Oct2012,
transited the Suez Canal, and entered the 6th Fleet AOR
13Oct-15Oct2012, Med
15Oct2012, Strait of Messina
16Oct-19Oct2012
anchored off the coast of Naples, Italy
20Oct-22Oct2012, Med
23Oct2012, Strait of Gibraltar
23Oct2012, Lant
24Oct-26Oct2012,
offloaded 3,348,000 pounds of ordnance and ammunition
to transfer to USNS Matthew Perry (T-AKE 9) and USNS Sacagawea (T-AKE 2)
in the EastLant
27Oct-30Oct2012, Lant
31Oct-01Nov2012, Mayport
02Nov-03Nov2012, Tiger Cruise as way to homeport of Norfolk
04Nov2012, returned to Norfolk