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Operation Enduring Freedom

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Presentation given to the Phoenix Chapter of the Tin Can Sailors Association, January 16, 2016. Presentation put together by the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) Intel Team for use during Tiger Cruise 2002.

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Operation Enduring Freedom

  1. 1. OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM WESTPAC 2001-02 DEPLOYMENT PROUDLY PRESENTED BY CCG-3/CVN-70/CVW-11 INTEL TEAM & CARL VINSON PHOTO LAB
  2. 2. USS O’KANE USS KEY WEST USS OLYMPIA USS CARL VINSON USS SACRAMENTO VF-213 CCG-3 VS-29 HS-6 VAW-117 VFA-22 VFA-94 VFA-97 CVW-11 USS ANTIETAM USS PRINCETON USS CARL VINSON BATTLE GROUP VAQ-135 USS INGRAHAM CDS-9
  3. 3. SOCAL CQ 27-29 Jul Kaula Rock 3-4 AugWake Island 8-9 Aug Farrallon de Medinilla 12-13 Aug Dual CVBG/AF Operations 17 Aug Singapore Port Visit 28 Aug - 3 Sep Thailand Port Visit 23-27 Aug BG RDVU 4 Aug CTF 12 ASWEX 4-7 Aug North Arabian Sea 11 Sep EN ROUTE NORTHERN ARABIAN GULF FOR OPERATION SOUTHERN WATCH / MARITIME INTERDICTION OPERATIONS VS IRAQ Depart 23 Jul TRANSIT
  4. 4. SEPTEMBER 11, 2001
  5. 5. ARRIVAL IN THEATER SUDDEN UNCERTAINTY: – WHO IS THE THREAT? – WHERE DO WE OPERATE? – WHAT ARE OUR TASKS?
  6. 6. OCTOCTSEPSEP NOVNOV JANJANDECDEC Terror Attacks Armed Recon War Begins Move to CAS Northern Alliance Offensive Begins Mazar-e Sharif Falls Kabul Falls Qandahar Falls Tora Bora Homecoming CVIN BG Departs NAS CVIN BG Arrives in NAS AUGAUGJULJUL CARL VINSON Departs Port Visits
  7. 7. PREPARING FOR WAR SEPTEMBER 11 - OCTOBER 7
  8. 8. USS T. Roosevelt USS Leyte Gulf USS Peterson USS Detroit USS Hartford USS Bataan USS Shreveport USS Whidbey Island USS Carl Vinson USS Antietam USS Ingraham USS O’Kane USS Sacramento USS Key West USS Olympia USS Peleliu USS Comstock USS Dubuque USS John Young USS Russell USS Kitty Hawk USS Curtis Wilbur USS Gary USS Enterprise USS Nicholson USS Obrien USS McFaul USS Arctic USS Providence USS John Paul Jones USNS Rappahannock USNS Saturn USNS Niagara Falls USNS John Ericsson ITS Garibaldi ITS Aviere ITS Zeffiro ITS Etna JDS Hamana JDS Kirisame JDS Kurama JDS Towada HMAS Sydney HMAS Anzac HMAS Kanimbla HMAS Adelaide HMS Illustrious HMS Southampton HMS Kent HMS Bayleaf HMS Triumph HMS Trafalgar RFA Fort Victoria HMCS Iroquois HMCS Charlottetown HMCS Halifax HMCS Preserver FS Courbet FS Var BUILDING THE COALITION
  9. 9. CIVIL WAR (1989-96)CIVIL WAR (1989-96) TALIBAN RULE (1996-2001)TALIBAN RULE (1996-2001) KABULKABUL QANDAHARQANDAHAR SOVIET WARSOVIET WAR (1979-89)(1979-89) •1979-89: Afghan Mujahedin and Arab volunteers battle Soviets •1989: Soviets withdraw •1992: Soviet-installed government falls •1994: Taliban movement is born •1996: Kabul falls to Taliban •1996-2001: Taliban implements Islamic law, restricts individual liberties, opens country to terrorist groups; anti-Taliban forces continue to resist •2001: Taliban regime falls AFGHANISTAN: A HISTORY OF WAR
  10. 10. PAKISTANPAKISTAN IRANIRAN UZBEKISTANUZBEKISTAN TAJIKISTANTAJIKISTAN Disputed ControlDisputed Control Disputed ControlDisputed Control NorthernNorthern AllianceAlliance TURKMENISTANTURKMENISTAN AFGHANISTAN GROUND SITUATION PRE-OCTOBER 7, 2001 QandaharQandahar HeratHerat ShindandShindand KonduzKonduz JalalabadJalalabadKabulKabul ChaghcharanChaghcharan Pol-ePol-e KhomriKhomri Mazar-E SharifMazar-E SharifSheberghanSheberghan Sar-e PolSar-e Pol MaimanaMaimana BamianBamian Tarin KowtTarin Kowt Lashkar GahLashkar Gah GereshkGereshk KhowstKhowst
  11. 11. ARMED RECONNAISSANCE FLIGHTS 4-7 OCTOBER 2001
  12. 12. TARPSTARPS Tactical Airborne Reconnaissance Pod SystemTactical Airborne Reconnaissance Pod System
  13. 13. BAGRAM AIRFIELD MiG-21 FISHBED TARPS IMAGERY
  14. 14. CAMELS IN THE SAND TARPS DETAIL
  15. 15. SHOW TIME!
  16. 16. ATTACK BEGINS, OCTOBER 7, 2001 “BAD TO THE BONE” RAISING THE BATTLE FLAG USS JOHN PAUL JONES USS CARL VINSON FIRST OEF STRIKE LAUNCH USS PRINCETON TLAM LAUNCH
  17. 17. PAKISTANPAKISTAN IRANIRAN UZBEKISTANUZBEKISTAN TAJIKISTANTAJIKISTAN Disputed ControlDisputed Control Disputed ControlDisputed Control NorthernNorthern AllianceAlliance TURKMENISTANTURKMENISTAN Airfields Air Defense Sites Terrorist Training Camps Command & Control Facilities Airfields Air Defense Sites Terrorist Training Camps Command & Control Facilities INITIAL TARGETSINITIAL TARGETS QandaharQandahar HeratHerat ShindandShindand KonduzKonduz JalalabadJalalabadKabulKabul ChaghcharanChaghcharan Pol-ePol-e KhomriKhomri Mazar-E SharifMazar-E SharifSheberghanSheberghan Sar-e PolSar-e Pol MaimanaMaimana BamianBamian Tarin KowtTarin Kowt Lashkar GahLashkar Gah GereshkGereshk KhowstKhowst ZaranjZaranj
  18. 18. NAVY AND AIR FORCE TEAM B-2 F-14F/A-18 B-52 B-1 AIR FORCE KC-135 REFUELING F-14/TOMCAT AND S-3/VIKING AIR FORCE KC-135 REFUELING F-14/TOMCAT AND S-3/VIKING TLAM
  19. 19. HERAT AIRFIELD FIXED TARGETS •AIRCRAFT •AIRFIELDS •AIR DEFENSE •COMMAND & CONTROL
  20. 20. GARMABAK GHAR TERRORIST TRAINING CAMP FIXED TARGETS •ARMY BARRACKS •AMMO STORAGE •INFRASTRUCTURE
  21. 21. TARPS IMAGERY TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY DESTRUCTION OF TALIBAN TANKS
  22. 22. LASER-GUIDED BOMBLASER-GUIDED BOMB GPS-GUIDED BOMB (JDAM) GPS-GUIDED BOMB (JDAM) PRECISION-GUIDED MUNITIONS TOMAHAWK LAND-ATTACK MISSILE (TLAM)TOMAHAWK LAND-ATTACK MISSILE (TLAM)
  23. 23. 9000 1500 B-17 Sorties With 3300 ft CEP to Destroy 60 X 100 ft Target 9000 1500 B-17 Sorties With 3300 ft CEP to Destroy 60 X 100 ft Target 200119701943 Laser/GPS-Guided Bomb 1 1 F-14/18 Sortie 10 ft CEP Enduring Freedom 176 44 F-4 Sorties 400 ft CEP Vietnam One of the Most Precise Bombing Campaigns in History 2000 LB BOMBS2000 LB BOMBS
  24. 24. MULLAH OMAR COMPOUND Raided by U.S. Special Forces October 19, 2001 LEADERSHIP FACILITIES
  25. 25. BULLETS, BEANS, & GAS COMPLICATED LOGISTICS Pre - OEF OEFMIO OPAREA MASIRAH 370 NM FROM FUJAIRAH 800 NM FROM BAHRAIN FUJAIRAH BAHRAIN
  26. 26. FUEL TRANSFERRED: 36,900,000 GALLONS ORDNANCE TRANSFERRED: 3,500,000 POUNDS STORES TRANSFERRED: 3,000,000 POUNDS ALONGSIDE REPLENISHMENTS: 157 SHIPS SERVICED: 43 COALITION SHIPS SERVICED: 10 LOGISTICS BY THE NUMBERS USS SACRAMENTO
  27. 27. FROM FIXED TARGETS TO CLOSE AIR SUPPORT U.S. SPECIAL FORCES JOIN OPPOSITION FIGHTERS TO TARGET TALIBAN AND TERRORIST POSITIONS
  28. 28. GROUND FORWARD AIR CONTROL NOWHERE TO RUN NOWHERE TO HIDE B-52 STRIKEUNDER BRIDGE TRUCK TROOP COMPOUNDWEAPONS TRUCK FUEL TRUCK
  29. 29. KABUL SAMANGAN BALKH BAGHLAN KEPIGA Meymaneh Konduz Kabul Herat IV TALIBAN FORCES RETREATING NORTHERN ALLIANCE OFFENSIVE OPERATIONS NORTHERN ALLIANCE OFFENSIVE BEGINS EARLY NOVEMBER 2001 (shift to Close Air Support) QandaharQandahar HeratHerat ShindandShindand KonduzKonduz JalalabadJalalabadKabulKabul ChaghcharanChaghcharan Pol-ePol-e KhomriKhomri Mazar-E SharifMazar-E SharifSheberghanSheberghan Sar-e PolSar-e Pol MaimanaMaimana BamianBamian Tarin KowtTarin Kowt Lashkar GahLashkar Gah GereshkGereshk KhowstKhowst
  30. 30. GENERAL DOSTAM’S MAZAR-E SHARIF FORTRESS PRISONER UPRISING Late-NOV 2001 1st American KIA MAZAR-EMAZAR-E SHARIFSHARIF
  31. 31. IRAN TURKMENISTAN UZBEKISTAN TAJIKISTAN QandaharQandahar HeratHerat ShindandShindand KonduzKonduz JalalabadJalalabadKabulKabul PAKISTAN ChaghcharanChaghcharan Pol-ePol-e KhomriKhomri Mazar-E SharifMazar-E SharifSheberghanSheberghan Sar-e PolSar-e Pol MaimanaMaimana BamianBamian Tarin KowtTarin Kowt NORTHERN ALLIANCE GAINS 18 NOVEMBER, 2001 Lashkar GahLashkar Gah GereshkGereshk KhowstKhowst
  32. 32. IRAN TURKMENISTAN UZBEKISTAN TAJIKISTAN PAKISTAN NORTHERN ALLIANCE GAINS 26 NOVEMBER, 2001 QandaharQandahar HeratHerat ShindandShindand KonduzKonduz JalalabadJalalabadKabulKabul ChaghcharanChaghcharan Pol-ePol-e KhormiKhormi Mazar-E SharifMazar-E SharifSheberghanSheberghan Sar-e PolSar-e Pol MaimanaMaimana BamianBamian Tarin KowtTarin Kowt Lashkar GahLashkar Gah GereshkGereshk KhowstKhowst
  33. 33. IRAN TURKMENISTAN UZBEKISTAN TAJIKISTAN PAKISTAN NORTHERN ALLIANCE & ANTI-TALIBAN RESISTANCE GAINS 29 NOVEMBER, 2001 QandaharQandahar HeratHerat ShindandShindand KonduzKonduz JalalabadJalalabadKabulKabul ChaghcharanChaghcharan Pol-ePol-e KhormiKhormi Mazar-E SharifMazar-E SharifSheberghanSheberghan Sar-e PolSar-e Pol MaimanaMaimana BamianBamian Tarin KowtTarin Kowt Lashkar GahLashkar Gah GereshkGereshk KhowstKhowst
  34. 34. IRAN TURKMENISTAN UZBEKISTAN TAJIKISTAN PAKISTAN NORTHERN ALLIANCE & ANTI-TALIBAN RESISTANCE GAINS 5 DECEMBER, 2001 QandaharQandahar HeratHerat ShindandShindand KonduzKonduz JalalabadJalalabadKabulKabul ChaghcharanChaghcharan Pol-ePol-e KhormiKhormi Mazar-E SharifMazar-E SharifSheberghanSheberghan Sar-e PolSar-e Pol MaimanaMaimana BamianBamian Tarin KowtTarin Kowt Lashkar GahLashkar Gah GereshkGereshk KhowstKhowst
  35. 35. IRAN TURKMENISTAN UZBEKISTAN TAJIKISTAN PAKISTAN Regular bombing ended 18 Dec 2001 AFGHANISTANAFGHANISTAN UpdateUpdate QandaharQandahar HeratHerat ShindandShindand KonduzKonduz JalalabadJalalabadKabulKabul ChaghcharanChaghcharan Pol-ePol-e KhormiKhormi Mazar-E SharifMazar-E SharifSheberghanSheberghan Sar-e PolSar-e Pol MaimanaMaimana BamianBamian Tarin KowtTarin Kowt Lashkar GahLashkar Gah GereshkGereshk KhowstKhowst
  36. 36. LEADERSHIP INTERCEPTIONLEADERSHIP INTERCEPTION OPERATIONSOPERATIONS WITH THE TALIBAN’S FALL IN AFGHANISTAN, THE CARL VINSON BATTLE GROUP TURNED TO THE TASK OF ENSURING NO AL-QAIDA MEMBERS FLED BY SEA
  37. 37. Meanwhile in the Arabian Gulf ...Meanwhile in the Arabian Gulf ... MARITIME INTERDICTIONMARITIME INTERDICTION OPERATIONSOPERATIONS• MULTI-NATIONAL MARITIME INTERCEPTION FORCES IMPLEMENTING SANCTIONS AGAINST IRAQ • AN AVERAGE OF 200 QUERIES, 100 BOARDINGS, AND 10 DIVERTS PER MONTH
  38. 38. OPPOSITION FORCES OBSERVE U.S. AIR STRIKES ON TORA BORA LAST STAND FOR AL-QAIDALAST STAND FOR AL-QAIDA
  39. 39. N Pakistan WAZIR VALLEYAGAM VALLEY TORA BORA MOUNTAINS TORA BORA MOUNTAINS
  40. 40. AL-QAIDA CAVES IN TORA BORA OPPOSITION GROUP FIGHTERS SEARCH TORA BORA CAVES
  41. 41. USS JOHN C. STENNIS ARRIVES IN NAS DECEMBER 2001 OCTOCTSEPSEP NOVNOV JANJANDECDEC TerrorTerror AttacksAttacks ArmedArmed ReconRecon WarWar BeginsBegins Move toMove to CASCAS Northern AllianceNorthern Alliance Offensive BeginsOffensive Begins Mazar-eMazar-e SharifSharif FallsFalls KabulKabul FallsFalls QandaharQandahar FallsFalls Tora BoraTora Bora StandoffStandoff StennisStennis ArrivesArrives HomecomingHomecoming CVIN BG Departs NASCVIN BG Departs NASCVIN BGCVIN BG Arrives in NASArrives in NAS
  42. 42. Pearl Harbor Port Visit 8-14 Jan Singapore Port Visit 23-27 Dec Air Show Demo 18 Dec Depart 17 Dec WOG Day 27 Dec TIGER Cruise 14-23 Jan RETURN TRANSIT
  43. 43. FOR THE RECORD... 24,905 FLIGHT HOURS 2009 BOMBS DROPPED 8,688 TOTAL SORTIES 2,020,000 POUNDS OF ORDNANCE
  44. 44. “History will record that the USS CARL VINSON Battle Group made the most significant contribution to our nation's military response to the tragic events of September 11.” - VADM C. W. MOORE, JR COMMANDER. JOINT FORCE MARITIME COMPONENT COMMAND OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM
  45. 45. MUSIC VIDEO INDEX •OEF •COALITION •BATTLE FLAG •TLAM LAUNCH •PRINCETON •JOHN PAUL JONES •FIRST STRIKE •BAD TO THE BONE •UNREP •VERTREP •X0 HIGHLINE •WOG DAY •HEROES
  46. 46. WSV INDEX •AIRCRAFT IN BERM •BUILDING •POL FACILITY •NOWHERE TO RUN •NOWHERE TO HIDE •B-52 STRIKE •AIR DEFENSE •ARMY BARRACKS •TROOP COMPOUND •UNDER THE BRIDGE •LOCKED ON TRUCK •CAR CHASE •MANPAD •MAZAR A •MAZAR B •AMMO STORAGE •AIRFIELD •WEAPONS TRUCK •FUEL TRUCK

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