USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: May 20, 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 May 20, 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 Force DeployedUnderway
296
(USS 235, USNS 61)
99
(USS 67, USNS 32)
72
(46 Deployed, 26 Local)

In Japan

An F/A-18E Super Hornet, attached to...

https://news.usni.org/2024/05/20/usni-news-fleet-and-marine-tracker-may-20-2024

Marines Fly AV-8B Harrier at Cherry Point Air Show in Final Public Performance

An AV-8B Harrier at the Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point Air Show on May, 11, 2023. Dan Parsons Photo used with permission.

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. – Just after noon on Sunday, a dark-gray AV-8B Harrier slashed across the cloud-embroidered eastern North Carolina sky at nearly 400 miles per hour, blasting by tens of thousands of spectators staring upwards at the jump jet’s last public demonstration.

The 2024 Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point Air Show opened the...

https://news.usni.org/2024/05/14/marines-fly-av-8b-harrier-at-cherry-point-air-show-in-final-public-performance

Navy, Marine Corps Focus on Smaller Eligible Population As Recruitment Problems Mount

Recruits with the 64th Annual Recruit Cardinal Division stand at attention during a pass-in-review graduation ceremony inside Midway Ceremonial Drill Hall at Recruit Training Command, Nov. 4, 2022. US Navy Photo

The Navy’s ongoing struggle to meet recruitment missions and the Marine Corps’ growing concerns over the shrinking pool of possible enlistees topped a Senate panel’s hearing on personnel issues facing the sea services last week.

The Navy predicts it will be 6,200 enlistees short of its...

https://news.usni.org/2024/05/13/navy-marine-corps-focus-on-smaller-eligible-population-as-recruitment-problems-mount

HASC Chairman’s Mark Authorizes Second Virginia-class Submarine, Cuts $1B from Delayed Frigate Program

U.S. Capitol on Dec. 29, 2022. USNI News Photo

House authorizers added a second Virginia-class submarine in their mark of the Fiscal Year 2025 defense policy bill, a departure from the Biden administration’s decision to ask for only one attack boat in the annual request.

The House Armed Services Committee chairman’s mark of the bill, released Monday, shows lawmakers approving $1 billion for another Virginia-class attack boat. The HASC seapower and projection forces subcommittee’s mark of the...

https://news.usni.org/2024/05/13/hasc-chairmans-mark-authorizes-second-virginia-class-submarine-cuts-1b-from-delayed-frigate-program

Carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Back in Red Sea, Passes 200-Day Deployment Mark

Sailors participate in flight operations aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) in the Red Sea, March 21, 2024. US Navy Photo

Aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) is back in the Red Sea and has been deployed for more than 200 days, according to USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker data.
Ike transited the Suez Canal late last month, moving into the Mediterranean Sea after operating in the Red Sea for almost four months, USNI News previously reported

https://news.usni.org/2024/05/06/carrier-uss-dwight-d-eisenhower-back-in-red-sea-passes-200-day-deployment-mark

Chinese Fighter Drops Flares in Front of Aussie Helo in ‘Unprofessional’ Action, Say Officials

Royal Australian Air Force MH-60R. RAAF Photo

A People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) fighter jet dropped flares in front of a Royal Australian Navy MH-60R over the Yellow Sea on Saturday, an action that the Australian government called “unsafe and unprofessional” according to a Monday release.
The Australian Department of Defence release stated that destroyer HMAS Hobart (DDG39) was in international waters in the Yellow Sea undertaking routine activities as part of Operation Argos –...

https://news.usni.org/2024/05/06/chinese-fighter-drops-flares-in-front-of-aussie-helo-in-unprofessional-action-say-officials

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: May 6, 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 May 6, 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 Force DeployedUnderway
295
(USS 235, USNS 60)
97
(USS 65, USNS 32)
74
(49 Deployed, 25 Local)

In Japan

Sailors simulate manning an aircraft...

https://news.usni.org/2024/05/06/usni-news-fleet-and-marine-tracker-may-6-2024

Chinese Aircraft Carrier Fujian Leaves for First Set of Sea Trials

Chinese aircraft carrier Fujian. Xinhua Photo

China’s third aircraft carrier Fujian (18) left Shanghai on Wednesday morning to conduct its first sea trial, according to a report by People’s Liberation Army News. Meanwhile, the People’s Liberation Army Navy’s (PLAN) first batch of female naval aviators carried out their first solo flight on Apr. 25.
Fujian left Jiangnan Shipyard at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, according to PLA News, with the sea trial being conducted to test and verify the reliability...

https://news.usni.org/2024/05/01/chinese-aircraft-carrier-fujian-leaves-for-first-set-of-sea-trials

Navy Elects to Fix USS Boxer Rudder with Divers, Repair Could Take 2 Months

Amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD-4) steams in the Pacific Ocean, April 4, 2024. US Navy Photo

Divers will attempt to repair the big deck amphibious warship USS Boxer (LHD-4) in the water while the ship is pierside at Naval Station San Diego, Calif., USNI News has learned.

The effort will focus on repairs to the starboard rudder and the bearing that failed following Boxer’s departure for deployment on April 1, Navy officials told USNI News.

“The issue is the ship’s starboard rudder and roller...

https://news.usni.org/2024/04/30/navy-elects-to-fix-uss-boxer-rudder-with-divers-could-take-2-months

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: April 29, 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 April 29, 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 Force DeployedUnderway
295
(USS 235, USNS 60)
95
(USS 65, USNS 30)
63
(44 Deployed, 26 Local)

In Japan

Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Aircraft...

https://news.usni.org/2024/04/29/usni-news-fleet-and-marine-tracker-april-29-2024

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