Nuclear Attack Carriers Recent History

USS Enterprise (CVN 65)

Attack Carrier Nuclear Aircraft from the USS Enterprise flew 8,412 Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation New Dawn sorties, over 6,500 arrested landings and over 455 flight hours. Its aircraft dropped 73 air-to-ground weapons and fired 4,149 rounds of 20mm ammunition.
Aircraft from the USS Enterprise flew missions against Iraq on the first night of Operation Desert Fox.
Aircraft from the USS Enterprise attacked Afghanistan on 8 October, 2001.
August 9, 2012 - The USS Enterprise cared for 12 sailors who were rescued by the USS Williams. Their Iranian flagged dhow had caught on fire.
March 25, 2011 - An SH-60 from the USS Enterprise foiling an attempt by pirates to capture the Falcon Trader II.
February 22, 2011 - The USS Enterprise was part of the response force attempting to recover the M/V Quest.
September 2006 - F/A-18Cs from the USS Enterprise destroyed an enemy position.
The USS Enterprise captured $800 Million worth of narcotics.
A French Rafale F2 landed and took off from the USS Enterprise. The first time a French fighter landed and took off from a US Carrier.
There have been over 400,000 landings on the USS Enterprise.
April 3, 2011 - A sailor fell overboard and was rescued.
June 8, 2012 - A Petty Officer was found dead in his birthing.
April 19, 2011 - A sailor assigned to the USS Enterprise died in a non-combat related incident.
March 22, 2011 - A sailor assigned to the USS Enterprise died in a non-combat related incident.

USS Nimitz (CVN 68)

September 22, 2013 - The USS Nimitz led a search and rescue for the 5 missing crew members of an MH-60S crash.
January 6, 2010 - Received the Meritorious Unit Commendation.
USS Nimitz aircraft flew 2,600 sorties and logged 15,296 flight hours in support of Operation Enduring Freedom>
USS Nimitz aircraft flew 1,640 sorties and logged 6,000 flight hours in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom>

USS Eisenhower (CVN 69)

January 2, 2010 - Helped rescue a mariner.
CVW-7 began flying missions into Afghanistan Nov. 6 in support of coalition troops on the ground participating in Operation Enduring Freedom.
CVW-7 has flown 6,900 sorties and logged more than 18,000 flight hours since November 6, 2006.
November 2006 - Flew 190 Operation Enduring Freedom sorties.

USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70)

Aircraft from the USS Carl Vinson flew Operation Inherent Resolve missions.
The USS Carl Vinson won 6 battle "E"s.
Osama Bin Laden's body was taken aboard the USS Carl Vinson where he was buried at sea.
January 2010 - Assisted in earthquake relief for Haiti. Its 19 helicopters flew over 2,200 sorties, delivered over 166 tons of food, 89,000 gallons of water and 38,700 lbs. of medical supplies.
Aircraft from the USS Carl Vinson flew 5,856 Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation New Dawn sorties.
Strike aircraft from the USS Carl Vinson were in the first wave of attack aircraft in Operation Enduring Freedom.
The USS Carl Vinson participated in Operation Desert Fox
The USS Carl Vinson resupplied the USS O'Kane on December 20, 2001.
F-14s from the Vinson destroyed two MiGs on the ground.
An F/A-18 from the Vinson destroyed a storage facility.
Awarded the 2006 Admiral Vern Clark Safety award.
February 2011 - A sailor fell overboard and was rescued.
April 21, 2017 - A Carl Vinson F/A-18 crashed into the Pacific Ocean. The pilot ejected safely.
September 12, 2014 - Two Carl Vinson F/A-18s crashed into the western Pacific Ocean. One pilot was rescued the other is missing.
February 17, 2012 - A sailor died during a port visit to Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The USS Carl Vinson was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom at the time.
May 2, 2005 - Two USMC, F/A-18s from the USS Carl Vinson crashed over Iraq.
The Predator lost on 11 September, 2001 was launched from the Vinson.

USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71)

July 208 - French F-2 Rafale flew off the USS Roosevelt as part of joint US - French carrier qualifications.
September 30, 2014 - Rescued 2 sailors from a burning ship.
March 6, 2008 - An SH-60 assigned to the USS Roosevelt rescued a civilian diver off the coast of Florida.
Aircraft from the Roosevelt started flying Operation Enduring Freedom missions on 17 October, 2001
USS Roosevelt dropped 1.4M pounds of ordinance during Operation Enduring Freedom.
The USS Theodore Roosevelt spent a record 159 days at sea on a 189 day deployment.
As of March 2006 aircraft from the USS Roosevelt flew 19,362 flight hours and 5,412 sorties supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom (624+ sorties) and Maritime Security operations (557+).
As of 3 December, 2001 aircraft from the USS Roosevelt flew over 1,000 sorties against Afghanistan.
February 16, 2002 - A C-2A from the USS Theodore Roosevelt flew onto the Charles de Gaulle.
January 3, 2002 - 4 F/A-18s from the USS Theodore Roosevelt attacked al-Qaeda's Zawar Kili Camp with 2,000 pound bombs.
An F-14 from the Roosevelt intentionally destroyed a crashed US helicopter on the ground.
Destroyed by Roosevelt Aircraft Damaged by Roosevelt Aircraft
60 Artillery Pieces 1 bridge
20 tanks 1 Airfield
8 radars  
21 APC  
1 other vehicle  
3 Buildings  
1 Command Post  
1 Aircraft (Ground)  
2 Transmitters  
6 reveted areas and Bunkers  

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72)

Attack Carrier Nuclear The U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln was named the Battle "E" award winner on February 11, 2013. During it's deployment it logged 30,000 flight hours and 881 arrested landings.
Aircraft from the USS Lincoln flew 2,400 Operation Enduring Freedom sorties.
Aircraft from the USS Lincoln flew 1,600 Operation Iraqi Freedom, and 76 Operation New Dawn sorties.
The USS Abraham Lincoln was deployed for 290 days Operation Iraqi Freedom
December 14, 2008 - An injured mariner from the Liberian cargo ship Marie Rickmers received medical attention aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln.
January 2005 - Flew 1,747 missions as part of Operation Unified Assistance. USS Abraham Lincoln flew 5,711,866 pounds of supplies including 16, 308 gallons of water. Transported 3,043 passengers, treated 259 patients, and medevaced 200 people.
March 19, 2003 - Aircraft from the USS Lincoln attacked Iraqi Command and Control facilities.
Aircraft from the USS Lincoln are flew Operation Southern Watch missions.
January 10, 2005 - A USS Abraham Lincoln SH-60 crashed while on a relief flight. The crash injured all 10 crew members, 6 seriously.
USS George Washington (CVN 73)

November 2013 - Provided typhoon relief in the Philippines.
Supported Operation Enduring Freedom
September 5, 2002 - four F/A-18s from the USS George Washington struck targets in Iraq.
January 25, 2004 - Took Giovanni Cutugno from the Italian Merchant Ship Isolaverde to the USS George Washington for Emergency Medical treatment.
Other Operations:
July 14, 2012 - Airman Raefael Martinez died when he fell overboard onto a service barge.
An F/A-18 mishap destroyed the aircraft and injured 5 sailors. The pilot ejected and was safely rescued.

USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74)

January 5, 2012 - 15 pirates taken aboard the USS Stennis.
During Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom aircraft from the Stennis flew 18,000 sorties 76,000 flight hours, droppped over 160 bombs and expended over 11,000 rounds of ammunittion. The deck had over 9,600 arrested jet landings.
February 23, 2007 - An F/A-18 from the USS Stennis flew the first combat sortie during that deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
During Operation Enduring Freedom the USS Stennis was 198 days away from its home port.
Aircraft from CVW-9 flew Operation Anaconda missions.
During Operation Enduring Freedom F-14s and F/A-18s from the USS Stennis, along with some AC-130s, attacked a convoy and leadership compound. The attack left 14 vehicles destroyed and 65 dead.
The USS Stennis replenished the USS Port Royal at sea on December 14, 2001.
March 30, 2011 - A catastrophic engine failure and subsequent fire injured 11 people; 8 sailors, 1 marine, and 2 civilians.
August 11, 2004 - An S-3B Viking crashed and its crew was killed.

USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75)

Aircraft from the USS Harry S. Truman flew missions against ISIL.
Flew 6,772 sorties (Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom & Operation New Dawn)
logged 13,000 flight hours. (Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom)
struck 588 targets.
% Won the Ship's Store Best in Class Award.
%%%% Won its fourth Captain Edward F. Ney Award.
Completed a four month tour in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom on March 2004.
December 23, 2007 - The USS Harry S. Truman and the USNS Arctic rescued 7 mariners in a raft in the Persian Gulf.
November 16, 2007 - A lookout from the USS Harry S. Truman spotted five stranded people in a life raft. The USS Harry S. Truman directed the rescue operation.
September 2005 - The USS Harry S. Truman served as a floating command center during Katrina recovery operations.
January 7, 2008 - A US Navy F/A-18E & F/A-18F, operating off the USS Harry S. Truman, collided in the Persian Gulf. The USS Truman rescued all three crew members.
June 27, 2004 - A USMC F/A-18 operating off the USS Harry S. Truman crashed in the Atlantic.

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76)

Aircraft from the USS Ronald Reagan flew over 7,700 sorties and logged 19,600 flight hours in support of the War Against Terror. Of these 2,940 were Operation Iraqi Freedom sorties.
July 2011 - Aircraft from the USS Ronald Reagan flew search missions to try to find a sailor missing from the USS Boxer.
July 2008 - The USS Ronald Reagan assisted typhoon victims in the Phillippines.
December 15, 2007 - Sailors from the USS Ronald Reagan rescued a 14-year of girl who suffered a ruptured appendix while on the cruise ship Dawn Princess.
February 22, 2006 - Aircraft from the USS Ronald Reagan first dropped ordinance on an enemy.
July 12, 2006 - A sailor assigned to the USS Ronald Reagan was diagnosed with TB.
January 28, 2006 - An F/A-18C crashed while attempting to land on the USS Reagan. The pilot ejected safely.
March 2011 - The USS Ronald Reagan conducted Search, Rescue, and Relief operations in response to the 9.0 earthquake in Japan.

USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77)

September 23, 2014 - F/A-18s from the USS George H.W. Bush flew strike missions against ISIL forces.
August 10, 2014 - F/A-18s from the USS George H.W. Bush, and remotely piloted vehicles, destroyed 4 APCs and a truck o the Islamic State of Iraq.
August 9, 2014 - F/A-18s escorted 1 c-17 & 2 C-130s on a humanitarian drop mission to Mount Sinjar.
August 8, 2014 - F/A-18s from the USS George H.W. Bush destroyed 7 vehicles, a mortar position, and a mobile artillery piece belonging to the Islamic State of Iraq.

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