As reported by Navy Times website (1), the carriers Vinson and Truman will wrap up 10 month deployments next year. This contrasts with the Navy's optimistic Optimized Fleet Response Plan (OFRP) which is intended to limit deployments to 7 months. Of course, the first attempt at implementing the OFRP already failed when the scheduled carrier couldn't make it due to maintenance issues.
In any event, there are two relevant observations about the OFRP.
1. The OFRP, even if it works as intended, still results in 7 month deployments which are a month longer than the historical and preferred standard of 6 months.
2. Given the Navy's litany of failures when it comes to planning (anything), the odds that the OFRP program will work are poor.
We'll keep an eye on this.
(1) Navy Times, "2015 outlook: Fleet faces op tempo, repair challenges", Lance M. Bacon,