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Deployments of USS NIMITZ:

Note:
During deployments a VRC (Fleet Tactical Support Squadron) detachment provides carrier-on-board delivery and is embarked aboard the carrier but is no real part of the Air Wing. Currently, these planes are from VRC-30 (west coast) or VRC-40 (east coast). These detachments are not listed below.

Date of DepartureDate of ReturnCruise BookCVWSquadrons (Aircraft)Tail codeArea of OperationsBattle GroupOperations/ExercisesPorts of CallCruise Patches
July 16, 1975September 24, 1975
  

8VF-31 (F-4J)
VMF-333 (F-4J)
VA-35 (A-6E and KA-6D)
VA-82 (A-7E)
VA-86 (A-7E)
RVAH-9 (RA-5C)
VAW-116 (E-2B)
VAQ-130 (EA-6B)
HC-2 (SH-3G)
AJCaribbean
Northern Atlantic
USS California (CGN 36)
USS South Carolina (CGN 37)
USS Seahorse (SSN 669)
 Wilhelmshaven, Germany
Edinburgh, UK
Portsmouth, UK
 
July 7, 1976February 7, 1977
  

8VF-74 (F-4J)
VMF-333 (F-4J)
VA-35 (A-6E and KA-6D)
VA-82 (A-7E)
VA-86 (A-7E)
RVAH-9 (RA-5C)
VAW-116 (E-2C)
VAQ-130 (EA-6B)
HC-2 (SH-3G)
AJMediterraneanUSS California (CGN 36)
USS South Carolina (CGN 37)
USS Josephus Daniels (CG 27)
USS Barney (DDG 6)
USS Mitscher (DDG 35)
USS Billfish (SSN 676)
Exercise National Week XXI
Exercise Display Determination
Exercise Lafayette
Tangier, Morocco
Taranto, Italy
Naples, Italy
Augusta Bay, Sicily, Italy
Gibraltar
Tunis,Tunisia
Rota, Spain
MED '76
December 1, 1977July 20, 1978 8VF-41 (F-14A)
VF-84 (F-14A)
VA-35 (A-6E and KA-6D)
VA-82 (A-7E)
VA-86 (A-7E)
VS-24 (S-3A)
VAW-112 (E-2B)
RVAH-6 (RA-5C)
VAQ-135 (EA-6B)
HS-9 (SH-3H)
AJNorthern Atlantic
Mediterranean
USS California (CGN 36)
USS South Carolina (CGN 37)
 Wilhelmshaven, Germany 
September 10, 1979May 26, 1980
  

8VF-41 (F-14A)
VF-84 (F-14A)
VA-82 (A-7E)
VA-86 (A-7E)
VA-35 (A-6E and KA-6D)
VFP-63 Det. 5 (RF-8G)
VAQ-134 (EA-6B)
VS-24 (S-3A)
VAW-112 (E-2B)
HS-9 (SH-3H)
AJSouthern Atlantic
Mediterranean
Indian Ocean
USS California (CGN 36)
USS Texas (CGN 39)
Operation Evening LightRota, Spain
Naples, Italy
Alexandria, Egypt
Tunis, Tunisia
Athens, Greece
Gonzo Station 1980 MED '80 MED '79/'80 MED '79/80 Gonzo Station 1980 Gonzo Station 1980 CVBG 1980
August 29, 1980October 17, 1980
  

8VF-41 (F-14A)
VF-84 (F-14A)
VA-82 (A-7E)
VA-86 (A-7E)
VA-35 (A-6E and KA-6D)
VAW-124 (E-2C)
VS-24 (S-3A)
HS-9 (SH-3H)
AJNorthern AtlanticUSS Texas (CGN 39)
USS Caron (DD 970)
Teamwork '80Portsmouth, UK
Wilhelmshaven, Germany
August 3, 1981February 12, 1982
  

8VF-41 (F-14A)
VF-84 (F-14A)
VA-82 (A-7E)
VA-86 (A-7E)
VA-35 (A-6E and KA-6D)
VAW-124 (E-2C)
VS-24 (S-3A)
VMAQ-2 Det.Y (EA-6B)
HS-9 (SH-3H)
AJMediterranean  Naples, Italy
Tunis, Tunisia
Livorno, Italy
Haifa, Israel
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
MED '81/'82 - Libya Israel Port Visit '81/'82
November 10, 1982May 20, 1983 8VF-41 (F-14A)
VF-84 (F-14A)
VA-82 (A-7E)
VA-86 (A-7E)
VA-35 (A-6E and KA-6D)
VAW-124 (E-2C)
VS-24 (S-3A)
VAQ-135 (EA-6B)
HS-9 (SH-3H)
AJCaribbean
Mediterranean
    
March 8, 1985October 4, 1985 8VF-41 (F-14A)
VF-84 (F-14A)
VA-82 (A-7E)
VA-86 (A-7E)
VA-35 (A-6E and KA-6D)
VAW-124 (E-2C)
VAQ-138 (EA-6B)
VS-24 (S-3A)
HS-9 (SH-3H)
AJCaribbean
Mediterranean
    
August 15, 1986October 16, 1986 8VF-41 (F-14A)
VF-84 (F-14A)
VA-82 (A-7E)
VA-86 (A-7E)
VA-35 (A-6E and KA-6D)
VAW-124 (E-2C)
VAQ-138 (EA-6B)
VS-24 (S-3A)
HS-9 (SH-3H)
AJNorthern Atlantic   Northern Wedding '86
December 30, 1986July 26, 1987 8VF-41 (F-14A)
VF-84 (F-14A)
VA-82 (A-7E)
VA-86 (A-7E)
VA-35 (A-6E and KA-6D)
VAW-124 (E-2C)
VAQ-138 (EA-6B)
VS-24 (S-3A)
HS-9 (SH-3H)
AJSouthern Atlantic
Mediterranean
West Coast
USS South Carolina (CGN 37)
USS Josephus Daniels (CG 27)
USS Richard E. Byrd (DDG 23)
USS Kalamazoo (AOR 6)
USS Nitro (AE 23)
   
September 2, 1988 March 2, 1989
  

9VF-211 (F-14A)
VF-24 (F-14A)
VA-146 (A-7E)
VA-147 (A-7E)
VA-165 (A-6E and KA-6D)
VAW-112 (E-2C)
VAQ-138 (EA-6B)
VS-33 (S-3A)
HS-2 (SH-3H)
NGWestern Pacific
Indian Ocean
Arabian Gulf
 Operation Earnest WillPusan, South Korea
Subic Bay, Philippines
Hong Kong
Singapore
Pattaya, Thailand
Pearl Harbor, Hi.
Olympics in Seoul 1988 WestPac 1988/89
June 15, 1989July 9, 1989 9VF-211 (F-14B)
VF-24 (F-14B)
VA-146 (A-7E)
VA-147 (A-7E)
VA-165 (A-6E and KA-6D)
VAW-112 (E-2C)
VAQ-138 (EA-6B)
VS-33 (S-3A)
HS-2 (SH-3H)
NGNorthern Pacific    
February 25, 1991August 24, 1991
  

9VF-211 (F-14B)
VF-24 (F-14B)
VA-146 (F/A-18C)
VA-147 (F/A-18C)
VA-165 (A-6E and KA-6D)
VAW-112 (E-2C)
VAQ-138 (EA-6B)
VS-33 (S-3A)
HS-2 (HH/SH-60H/F)
NGWestern Pacific
Indian Ocean
Arabian Gulf
USS Chancellorsville (CG 62)
USS Texas (CGN 39)
USS Rentz (FFG 46)
USS Harold E. Holt (FF 1074)
USS Stein (FF 1065)
USS Camden (AOE 2)
 Subic Bay, Philippines
Singapore
Dubai, U.A.E.
Pattaya Beach, Thailand
Hong Kong
Pearl Harbor, Hi.
WESTPAC '91 WESTPAC '91 WESTPAC '91
February 19, 1993August 19, 1993
  

9VF-211 (F-14A)
VF-24 (F-14A)
VA-146 (F/A-18C)
VA-147 (F/A-18C)
VA-165 (A-6E and KA-6D)
VAW-112 (E-2C)
VAQ-138 (EA-6B)
VS-33 (S-3A)
HS-2 (HH/SH-60H/F)
NGWestern Pacific
Indian Ocean
Arabian Gulf
USS Truxtun (CGN 35)
USS Chancellorsville (CG 62)
Operation Southern WatchHong Kong
Singapore
Jebel Ali, U.A.E.
Pattaya Beach, Thailand
Pearl Harbor, Hi.
Operation Southern Watch 1993 WESTPAC '93
November 27, 1995May 20, 1996 9VF-211 (F-14A)
VF-24 (F-14A)
VA-146 (F/A-18C)
VA-147 (F/A-18C)
VA-165 (A-6E and KA-6D)
VAW-112 (E-2C)
VAQ-138 (EA-6B)
VS-33 (S-3A)
VQ-5 Det.C (ES-3A)
HS-8 (HH/SH-60H/F)
NGWestern Pacific
Indian Ocean
Arabian Gulf
USS Port Royal (CG 73)
USS Callaghan (DDG 994)
USS Oldendorf (DD 972)
USS Ford (FFG 54)
USS Portsmouth (SSN 707)
USS Shasta (AE 33)
USS Willamette (AO 180)
Operation Southern Watch WESTPAC '95/'96 WESTPAC '96 WestPac '95/'96 WestPac '96
September 1, 1997March 2, 1998 9VF-211 (F-14)
VFA-146 (F/A-18C)
VFA-147 (F/A-18C)
VMFA-314 (F/A-18C)
VAW-122 (E-2C)
VS-33 (S-3B)
VAQ-138 (EA-6B)
VQ-5 Det.B (ES-3A)
HS-8 (HH/SH-60H/F)
NGAround-the-world cruise
Arabian Gulf
East Coast
USS Port Royal (CG 73)
USS Lake Champlain (CG 57)
USS Benfold (DDG 65)
USS Kinkaid (DD 965)
USS Ford (FFG 54)
USS Sacramento (AOE 1)
USS Olympia (SSN 717)
Operation Southern WatchYokosuka, Japan
Hong Kong
Jebel Ali, U.A.E.
Mayport, Fla.
World Cruise '97 World Cruise '97 World Cruise '97/'98 World Cruise '97 World-Cruise '97-'98 Battle Group
September 21, 2001November 13, 2001 -VFA-204 (F/A-18A)
VAW-78 (E-2C)
VS-22 (S-3B)
HS-75 (HH/SH-60H/F)
HC-11 (HH-46D)
-South Atlantic
East Pacific
 Changed homeport from Norfolk to San DiegoPearl Harbor, Hi.Around the Horn 2001
March 3, 2003November 5, 2003 11VFA-41 (F/A-18F)
VFA-14 (F/A-18E)
VFA-97 (F/A-18A)
VFA-94 (F/A-18C)
VAQ-135 (EA-6B)
VAW-117 (E-2C)
VS-29 (S-3B)
HS-6 (SH/HH-60F/H)
NHWestern Pacific, Arabian Sea, Persian GulfUSS Chosin (CG 65)
USS Princeton (CG 59)
USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62)
USS Benfold (DDG 65)
USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG 60)
USS Pasadena (SSN 752)
USS Bridge (AOE 10)
Operation Enduring Freedom
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Pearl Harbor, HI
Jebel Ali, U.A.E.
Singapore
Operation Iraqi Freedom
May 7, 2005November 8, 2005 11VFA-41 (F/A-18F)
VFA-14 (F/A-18E)
VMFA-232 (F/A-18C)
VFA-94 (F/A-18C)
VAQ-135 (EA-6B)
VAW-117 (E-2C 2000)
HS-6 (SH/HH-60F/H)
NHWestern Pacific, Arabian Sea, Persian GulfUSS Princeton (CG 59)
USS Higgins (DDG 76)
USS Chafee (DDG 90)
USS Louisville (SSN 724)
USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10)
Operation Enduring Freedom
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Guam
Hong Kong
Port Kelang, Malaysia
Dubai
Fremantle, Australia
Pearl Harbor, Hi.
 
April 2, 2007September 30, 2007 11VFA-41 (F/A-18F)
VFA-14 (F/A-18E)
VMFA-232 (F/A-18A+)
VFA-81 (F/A-18C)
VAQ-135 (EA-6B)
VAW-117 (E-2C 2000NP)
HS-6 (SH/HH-60F/H)
NHWestern Pacific, Arabian Sea, Persian GulfUSS Princeton (CG 59)
USS Higgins (DDG 76)
USS Chafee (DDG 90)
USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53)
Operation Enduring Freedom
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Exercise Valiant Shield 2007
Exercise Malabar 07-02
Jebel Ali, UAE
Chennai, India
Hong Kong
Pearl Harbor, Hi.
 
January 24, 2008June 3, 2008 11VFA-41 (F/A-18F)
VFA-14 (F/A-18E)
VMFA-232 (F/A-18A+)
VFA-81 (F/A-18C)
VAQ-135 (EA-6B)
VAW-117 (E-2C 2000NP)
HS-6 (SH/HH-60F/H)
NHWestern PacificUSS Princeton (CG 59)
USS Higgins (DDG 76)
USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53)
Pearl Harbor, Hi.
Sasebo, Japan
Pusan, South Korea
Hong Kong
Guam
 
July 31, 2009March 26, 2010 11VFA-41 (F/A-18F)
VFA-14 (F/A-18E)
VFA-97 (F/A-18C)
VFA-86 (F/A-18C)
VAQ-135 (EA-6B)
VAW-117 (E-2C 2000NP)
HS-6 (SH/HH-60F/H)
NHWestern Pacific, Arabian SeaUSS Chosin (CG 65)
USS Pinckney (DDG 91)
USS Sampson (DDG 102)
USS Rentz (FFG 46)
USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10)
Operation Enduring FreedomYokosuka, Japan
Singapore
Manama, Bahrain
Phuket, Thailand
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Hong Kong
Bremerton, Wa.
 




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