Last update on Jan.25, 2017
Aircraft Carrier Locations
CVN-77 George H.W. Bush

Northrop Grumman Newport News Shipyard
Locations and Remarks
26Jan2001,
Newport News Shipbuilding signed a $3.8 billion deal with the Navy to build CVN-77
08Jul2006, the Island lifted into place
07Oct2006,
41st President of the United States George H. W. Bush
christened the CVN-77 at the christening ceremony
at Northrop Grumman Newport News Shipyard
23Dec2008, moved to Norfolk Naval Station for commissioning
10Jan2009, commissioning ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk
22Jan-23Jan2009, WestLant
13Feb2009, departed Norfolk
13Feb-15Feb2009, builder's sea trials
16Feb2009, returned to Norfolk
13Feb2009, departed Norfolk
13Feb-15Feb2009, builder's sea trials
16Feb2009, returned to Norfolk
07Apr2009, departed Norfolk
07Apr-09Apr2009, acceptance sea trials off the Virginia Capes
09Apr2009, returned to Norfolk
CVW not assigned
Locations and Remarks
Home Port : Norfolk, Va.
11May2009,
took delivery of CVN-77 George H.W. Bush from Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding
18May2009, departed Norfolk
18May-26May2009, flight deck certification off the coast of Virginia
27May-29May2009, off the coast of Virginia
30May2009,
returned to Norfolk,
the aircraft and personnel of CVW-1 and VX-23
completed 695 catapult launches and arrested landings
01Jun2009, departed Norfolk
01Jun-02Jun2009, WestLant
03Jun-08Jun2009,
Carrier Qualifications for CNATRA and Fleet Replacement Squadrons
off the coast of Florida

19Jun2009,
began Post Shakedown Availability (PSA) and
Selected Restricted Availability (SRA)
at Northrop Grumman Newport News Shipbuilding
27Jan2010,
departed Northrop Grumman Newport News Shipbuilding for sea trials
27Jan-29Jan2010, sea trials
29Jan2010, completed PSA/SRA and returned to Norfolk
CVW-8 (AJ)
Locations and Remarks
Home Port : Norfolk, Va.
02Feb2010, departed Norfolk
02Feb-09Feb2010, flight deck certification with CVW-8 in the WestLant
10Feb2010, returned to Norfolk
26Feb2010, departed Norfolk
27Feb-09Mar2010, supported fleet training exercises in the WestLant
10Mar2010, Mayport
11Mar-17Mar2010, supported fleet training exercises in the WestLant
18Mar-23Mar2010, Mayport
24Mar-25Mar2010, WestLant
26Mar2010, returned to Norfolk
02Apr2010, departed Norfolk
02Apr-08Apr2010, WestLant
09Apr2010, returned to Norfolk
19Apr2010, departed Norfolk
19Apr-28Apr2010,
Carrier Qualifications for FRS and CNATRA off the Virginia coast and the Florida coast
29Apr2010, returned to Norfolk
01May2010, Friends and Family Day Cruise
17May2010, departed Norfolk
17May-27May2010, WestLant
28May2010, returned to Norfolk
08Jun2010, departed Norfolk
08Jun-24Jun2010, WestLant
25Jun2010, returned to Norfolk
13Jul2010, departed Norfolk
13Jul-16Jul2010, local operations in the WestLant
17Jul-27Jul2010, Carrier Qualifications for the CNATRA in the WestLant
28Jul2010, returned to Norfolk
20Aug2010, departed Norfolk
20Aug-02Sep2010,
Carrier Qualifications for the CNATRA and Fleet Replacement Squadron
and transferred ammunition from CVN-69 in the WestLant
03Sep2010, returned to Norfolk
21Sep2010, departed Norfolk
21Sep-29Sep2010,
Fleet Replacement Squadron Carrier Qualifications (FRSCQ) in the WestLant
30Sep2010, returned to Norfolk
04Oct2010, departed Norfolk
04Oct-28Oct2010,
Tailored Ship's Training Availability and Final Evaluation Period (TSTA/FEP) in the WestLant
29Oct2010, returned to Norfolk
01Dec2010, departed Norfolk
01Dec-08Dec2010,
Fleet Replacement Squadron Carrier Qualifications (FRSCQ) in the WestLant
09Dec2010, Mayport
10Dec-13Dec2010,
Training Command Squadron Carrier Qualifications in the WestLant
14Dec2010, Mayport
15Dec-16Dec2010, WestLant
17Dec2010, returned to Norfolk
19Jan2011, departed Norfolk
19Jan-10Feb2011,
Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) in the WestLant
11Feb-13Feb2011, Mayport
14Feb-21Feb2011,
Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) in the WestLant
21Feb2011, completed COMPTUEX and JTFEX
22Feb2011, WestLant
23Feb2011, returned to Norfolk
21Mar2011, departed Norfolk
21Mar-04Apr2011, WestLant
05Apr2011, returned to Norfolk
11May2011, departed Norfolk
11May-16May2011, WestLant
17May2011, entered the 6th Fleet Area of Responsibility
17May-18May2011, EastLant
19May-26May2011, joint exercise Saxon Warrior 2011 off the coast of Wales and South West England
27May-30May2011, Stokes Bay, Portsmouth, UK
31May-04Jun2011, EastLant
05Jun2011, transited the Strait of Gibraltar and entered the Med
06Jun-08Jun2011, anchored off the coast of Cartagena, Spain
09Jun-10Jun2011, Med
11Jun-13Jun2011, anchored off the coast of Naples, Italy
14Jun-17Jun2011, Med
18Jun2011, transited the Suez Canal, and entered the 5th Fleet AOO
18Jun-20Jun2011, Red Sea
21Jun2011, transited the Strait of Bab el Mandeb to the Gulf of Aden, relieved USS Enterprise
21Jun2011, Gulf of Aden
23Jun-08Jul2011, Arabian Sea
09Oct2011, transited the Strait of Hormuz
10Jul-13Jul2011, Khalifa Bin Salman Port, Bahrain, Manama
14Jul-30Aug2011, Arabian Sea
31Aug-03Sep2011, Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates
04Sep-12Oct2011, Arabian Sea
13Oct-16Oct2011, Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates
17Oct-11Nov2011, Arabian Gulf
12Nov2011, steamed alongside John C. Stennis in the Strait of Hormuz
13Nov-15Nov2011, Arabian Sea
16Nov-19Nov2011, Red Sea
20Nov2011, transited the Suez Canal and arrived in the U.S. 6th Fleet AOO
20Nov-24Nov2011, Med
25Nov-28Nov2011, Marseille, France
29Nov-01Dec2011, Med
02Dec-07Dec2011, Lant
08Dec2011, Mayport
09Dec2011, Tiger Cruise in the Lant
10Dec2011, returned to Norfolk

24Jan2012, departed Norfolk
24Jan-01Feb2012, Fleet Replacement Squadron Carrier Qualifications in the WestLant
02Feb-05Feb2012, Mayport
06Feb-14Feb2012, Training Command Squadron Carrier Qualifications in the WestLant
15Feb2012, returned to Norfolk
12Mar2012, departed Norfolk
12Mar-27Mar2012, Carrier Qualifications in the WestLant
28Mar2012, returned to Norfolk
20Apr2012, departed Norfolk
20Apr-08May2012, Carrier Qualifications in the WestLant
09May2012, returned to Norfolk
08Jun2012, departed Norfolk
08Jun-09Jun2012, WestLant
10Jun2012, off the coast of Kennebunkport, Maine
11Jun-12Jun2012, WestLant
13Jun2012, returned to Norfolk
18Jun2012, departed Norfolk
18Jun-28Jun2012, WestLant
09Jul2012, departed Norfolk
09Jul-13Jul2012, training exercises in the WestLant
14Jul2012, returned to Norfolk
25Jul2012,
moved to Norfolk Naval Shipyard for a four-month Planned Incremental Availability (PIA)
01Dec2012, departed Norfolk Naval Shipyard
01Dec-03Dec2012, sea trials in the WestLant
04Dec2012, returned to Norfolk

08Jan2013, departed Norfolk
08Jan-17Jan2013, training and carrier qualifications in the WestLant
18Jan2013, returned to Norfolk
24Jan2013, departed Norfolk
24Jan-07Feb2013, training and carrier qualifications in the WestLant
08Feb2013, returned to Norfolk
18Mar2013, departed Norfolk
18Mar-22Mar2013, WestLant
23Mar2013, returned to Norfolk
17Apr2013, departed Norfolk
17Apr-29Apr2013, Carrier Qualifications for FRS, TRACOM, and CVW-8 in the WestLant
30Apr2013, returned to Norfolk
13May2013, departed Norfolk
13May-23May2013, WestLant
24May2013, returned to Norfolk
04Jun2013, departed Norfolk
04Jun-06Jun2013, WestLant
07Jun-12Jun2013, Carrier Qualifications for TRACOM in the WestLant
13Jun2013, returned to Norfolk
08Jul2013, departed Norfolk
08Jul-09Jul2013, off the coast of Virginia
10Jul2013,
The X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator
completed its first carrier-based arrested landing on board USS George H.W. Bush
off the coast of Virginia
11Jul-16Jul2013, off the coast of Virginia
17Jul2013, returned to Norfolk
30Jul2013, departed Norfolk
30Jul-22Aug2013,
Tailored Ship's Training Availability (TSTA) and Final Evaluation Problem (FEP) in the WestLant
23Aug2013, returned to Norfolk
26Aug2013, departed Norfolk
26Aug-30Aug2013, WestLant
31Aug2013, returned to Norfolk
25Sep2013, departed Norfolk
25Sep-29Sep2013, WestLant
30Sep2013, returned to Norfolk
12Nov2013, departed Norfolk
12Nov-15Nov2013, WestLant
16Nov2013, returned to Norfolk
20Nov2013, departed Norfolk
21Nov-18Dec2013, COMPTUEX and JTFEX in the WestLant
19Dec2013, returned to Norfolk
15Feb2014, departed Norfolk
15Feb-23Feb2014, Lant
24Feb2014, arrived in the U.S. 6th Fleet Area of Responsibility (AOR)
24Feb-26Feb2014, EastLant
27Feb2014, transited the Strait of Gibraltar and entered the Med
28Feb-03Mar2014, Med
04Mar-06Mar2014, anchored in Phaleron Bay, Greece
07Mar-08Mar2014, Med
09Mar-12Mar2014, anchored in Antalya, Turkey
13Mar-18Mar2014, Med
19Mar2014, transited the Suez Canal, and entered the Red Sea
19Mar-21Mar2014, Red Sea
22Mar2014, relieved the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) CSG in the Gulf of Aden
23Mar-20pr2014, North Arabian Sea
21Apr2014, Persian Gulf
22Apr-26Apr2014, Khalifa Bin Salman Port, Kingdom of Bahrain
27Apr2014, Persian Gulf
28Apr-21May2014, North Arabian Sea
22May2014, Persian Gulf
23May-26May2014, Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates
27May2014, Persian Gulf
28May-13Jun2014, North Arabian Sea
14Jun-02Jul2014, Persian Gulf
03Jul-06Jul2014, Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates
07Jul-01Aug2014, Persian Gulf
02Aug-05Aug2014, Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates
06Aug-05Sep2014, Persian Gulf
06Sep-09Sep2014, Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates
10Sep-04Oct2014, Persian Gulf
05Oct-08Oct2014, Khalifa Bin Salman Port, Kingdom of Bahrain
09Oct-17Oct2014, Persian Gulf
18Oct2014, relieved by the Carl Vinson (CVN 70) Carrier Strike Group
18Oct-19Oct2014, Persian Gulf
20Oct2014, transited Strait of Hormuz
21Oct-23Oct2014, Duqm, Oman
23Oct2014, transited the Gulf of Aden to enter the Red Sea
24Oct-26Oct2014, Red Sea
27Oct2014, transited the Suez Canal, and entered the Med
28Oct-31Oct2014, Med
01Nov-03Nov2014, Marseille, France
04Nov-05Nov2014, Med
06Nov2014, transited the Strait of Gibraltar and entered the Lant
07Nov-14Nov2014, Lant
15Nov2014, returned to Norfolk

01Feb2015, departed Norfolk
02Feb-05Feb2015, WestLant
06Feb2015, returned to Norfolk
11Feb2015, departed Norfolk
11Feb-17Feb2015, FRS Carrier Qualifications (FRSCQ) in the WestLant
18Feb2015, returned to Norfolk
30Mar2015, departed Norfolk
30Mar-10Apr2015,
Carrier Qualifications for FRS and TRACOM in the WestLant
11Apr2015, returned to Norfolk
17Apr2015, departed Norfolk
17Apr-23Apr2015,
field-tested of the Navy's new
Maritime Augmented Guidance with Integrated Controls for
Carrier Approach and Recovery Precision Enabling Technologies
(MAGIC CARPET) software
in the WestLant
24Apr-25Apr2015,
offloaded the ordnance to USNS William McLean (T-AKE 12)
in preparation for a Planned Incremental Availability (PIA)
in the WestLant
26Apr2015, returned to Norfolk
02May2015, Friends and Family Day Cruise
06May2015, departed Norfolk
06May-08May2015,
Carrier Qualifications for FRS in the WestLant
09May2015, returned to Norfolk
16Jun2015,
entered the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Va.
for a nine-month Planned Incremental Availability (PIA)
23Jul2016,
departed Norfolk Naval Shipyard for sea trials
23Jul-26Jul2016, sea trials in the Virginia Capes operating area
27Jul2016, returned to Norfolk
08Aug2016, departed Norfolk
08Aug-17Aug2016, WestLant
18Aug2016, returned to Norfolk
22Aug2016, departed Norfolk
22Aug-01Sep2016,
FRS and TRACOM Carrier Qualifications in the WestLant
02Sep2016, returned to Norfolk
12Sep2016, departed Norfolk
12Sep-02Oct2016,
Tailored Ship's Training Availability and Final Evaluation Problem (TSTA/FEP),
off the coast of North Carolina
03Oct2016, returned to Norfolk
28Nov2016, departed Norfolk
28Nov-20Dec2016,
Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX),
Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX),
off the coast of North Carolina
21Dec2016, returned to Norfolk