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Status of the Navy

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as of June 30, 2008

Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 332,181
Officers: 52,383
Enlisted: 276,528
Midshipmen: 3,270
Ready Reserve: 125,385 [As of 08 May] * 1
Selected Reserves: 69,555
Individual Ready Reserve: 55,830
Reserves currently mobilized: 5,601 [As of 25 Jun] * 2
Involuntarily mobilized: 4,306
Voluntarily mobilized: 1,295
Personnel on deployment: 60,745
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 181,692
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 280
Ships Underway (away from homeport): 131 ships (47% of total)
On deployment: 110 ships (39% of total)
Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 26 submarines (48%)
On deployment: 20 submarines (40%)
Ships Underway
Carriers:
  • USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) - 5th Fleet
  • USS George Washington (CVN 73) - Pacific Ocean * 3
  • USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - Philippine Sea
Amphibious Warfare Ships:
  • USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) - Atlantic Ocean
  • USS Bataan (LHD 5) - Atlantic Ocean
  • USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) - Pacific Ocean
Nassau Expeditionary Strike Group: * 4
  • USS Nassau (LHA 4) - 2nd Fleet
Peleliu Expeditionary Strike Group: * 5
  • USS Peleliu (LHA 5) - 5th Fleet
Aircraft (operational): 3700+
Annotations
* 1, Which announcement is correct data ?
June 17-18 [Total: 125,599, SELRES: 69,968, IRR: 55,631 (as of 08 May)]
Since June 19 [Total: 125,385, SELRES: 69,555, IRR: 55,830 (as of 08 May)]
* 2, Number of involuntarily (or voluntarily) mobilized is based on the report of U.S. DoD.
http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Jun2008/d20080625ngr.pdf
* 3, George Washington has been conducting repair in San Diego, since 27 May.
USS Kitty Hawk, USS George Washington to Conduct Turnover in San Diego
* 4, 5, added item, not the original.
Nassau Expeditionary Strike Group Deploys
Peleliu Strike Group Deploys

Air-operations - U.S. Navy air-operations as part of Coalition Airpower

June 30

USAF: June 30 airpower summary: B-1Bs deter enemy combatants
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 54 close-air-support missions
  • * No description about U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • * 13 USAF and RAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. Additionally, 2 RAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 48 close-air-support missions
  • * No description about U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • * 26 USAF and U.S. Navy ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Iraq. Additionally, 8 USAF, U.S. Navy and RAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
June 29

USAF: June 29 airpower summary: F-15Es bomb enemy rocket teams
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 48 close-air-support missions
  • * No description about U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • * 12 USAF and RAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. Additionally, 2 RAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 60 close-air-support missions
  • * No description about U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • * 24 USAF and U.S. Navy ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Iraq. Additionally, 6 USAF and U.S. Navy aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
June 28

USAF: June 28 airpower summary: A-10s deter enemy forces
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 38 close-air-support missions
  • * No description about U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • * 12 USAF and RAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 57 close-air-support missions
  • * USAF F-16s and U.S. Navy F-18s perfomed shows of force over enemy forces in the vicinity of Al Amarah (Google Maps). A JTAC declared the mission successful.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • * 23 USAF and U.S. Navy ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Iraq. Additionally, 6 U.S. Navy and RAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.

Topics
Super PUMA fly to Philippines from USNS Niagara Falls
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  • June 29, Super PUMA helicopters fly much needed bottled water to Kalibo, Republic of the coast of Philippines from USNS Niagara Falls (T-AFS 3) in the wake of Typhoon Fengshen. At the request of the government of the Republic of the Philippines, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and elements of her CSG are off the coast of Panay Island providing humanitarian assistance and disaster response in the wake of Typhoon Fengshen. Reagan and other U.S. Navy ships are operating in the 7th Fleet AOR.

    Typhoon Fengshen is called "台風6号" in Japan.
USS Norfolk (SSN 714) returns to Naval Station Norfolk
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  • USS Norfolk (SSN 714) returns to Norfolk following a six month deployment. While on deployment, Norfolk completed several missions in support of national interests and the Navy's maritime strategy of sustained cooperative relationships with international partners.
Weekly average of U.S. Navy Ships & Personnel on deployment - FY 2008 Q1-Q3

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Status of the Navy

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as of June 27, 2008

Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 331,702
Officers: 52,290
Enlisted: 276,142
Midshipmen: 3,270
Ready Reserve: 125,385 [As of 08 May] * 1
Selected Reserves: 69,555
Individual Ready Reserve: 55,830
Reserves currently mobilized: 5,601 [As of 25 Jun] * 2
Involuntarily mobilized: 4,306
Voluntarily mobilized: 1,295
Personnel on deployment: 62,609
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 181,692
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 280
Ships Underway (away from homeport): 131 ships (47% of total)
On deployment: 110 ships (39% of total)
Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 26 submarines (48%)
On deployment: 20 submarines (40%)
Ships Underway
Carriers:
  • USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) - 5th Fleet
  • USS George Washington (CVN 73) - Pacific Ocean * 3
  • USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - Philippine Sea
Amphibious Warfare Ships:
  • USS Bataan (LHD 5) - Atlantic Ocean
  • USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) - Pacific Ocean
Nassau Expeditionary Strike Group: * 4
  • USS Nassau (LHA 4) - Mediterranean Sea
Peleliu Expeditionary Strike Group: * 5
  • USS Peleliu (LHA 5) - 5th Fleet
Aircraft (operational): 3700+
Annotations
* 1, Which announcement is correct data ?
June 17-18 [Total: 125,599, SELRES: 69,968, IRR: 55,631 (as of 08 May)]
Since June 19 [Total: 125,385, SELRES: 69,555, IRR: 55,830 (as of 08 May)]
* 2, Number of involuntarily (or voluntarily) mobilized is based on the report of U.S. DoD.
http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Jun2008/d20080625ngr.pdf
* 3, Currently, George Washington is conducting repair in San Diego.
USS Kitty Hawk, USS George Washington to Conduct Turnover in San Diego
* 4, 5, added item, not the original.
Nassau Expeditionary Strike Group Deploys
Peleliu Strike Group Deploys

Air-operations - U.S. Navy air-operations as part of Coalition Airpower

USAF: June 27 airpower summary: F-15s destroy enemy forces
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 47 close-air-support missions
  • * No description about U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • * 11 USAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. Additionally, 2 RAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 70 close-air-support missions
  • * No description about U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • * 26 USAF and U.S. Navy ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Iraq. Additionally, 8 USAF, U.S. Navy and RAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.

Topics
USS Bonhomme Richard arrives at Pearl Harbor
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  • USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) arrives at Naval Station Pearl Harbor for a scheduled port call before participating in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2008.
USNS Grasp beginning a four-month deployment to the Caribbean.
MSC, U.S. Navy: Rescue and salvage ship departs on international outreach mission to the Caribbean
  • USNS Grasp (T-ARS 51) departed NAB Little Creek in Norfolk June 27, beginning a four-month international outreach deployment to the Caribbean.

    The deployment, called Navy Diver-Global Fleet Station (ND-GFS) 2008, is directed by the U.S. Southern Command and is designed to enhance maritime security in the region.

    Global Fleet Station is an innovative U.S. Navy concept in which a ship is deployed overseas to serve as the platform for conducting operations with international partners. Global Fleet Station activities range from providing humanitarian assistance to exchanging valuable information on maritime operations.
USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) returns to San Diego.
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U.S. Navy: Image: 080627-N-4774B-626.jpg
  • USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) returns to homeport San Diego on June 27 following support of maritime security and the global war on terrorism.
USS Cole pull in to Stockholm, Sweden
USEUCOM: USS Cole to visit Sweden after exercise
  • Stockholm, Sweden (June 27, 2008) - USS Cole (DDG 67) entered Stockholm after recently completing multinational operation BALTOPS 2008 from June 9-19.

Note

According to SeaWaves Magazine, USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) enters Bremerton, June 27.


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Status of the Navy

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as of June 26, 2008

Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 331,702
Officers: 52,290
Enlisted: 276,142
Midshipmen: 3,270
Ready Reserve: 125,385 [As of 08 May] * 1
Selected Reserves: 69,555
Individual Ready Reserve: 55,830
Reserves currently mobilized: 5,601 [As of 25 Jun] * 2
Involuntarily mobilized: 4,306
Voluntarily mobilized: 1,295
Personnel on deployment: 62,609
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 181,692
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 280
Ships Underway (away from homeport): 130 ships (486of total)
On deployment: 110 ships (39% of total)
Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 26 submarines (48%)
On deployment: 20 submarines (40%)
Ships Underway
Carriers:
  • USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) - 5th Fleet
  • USS George Washington (CVN 73) - Pacific Ocean * 3
  • USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - West Pacific
Amphibious Warfare Ships:
  • USS Bataan (LHD 5) - Atlantic Ocean
  • USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) - Pacific Ocean
Nassau Expeditionary Strike Group: * 4
  • USS Nassau (LHA 4) - Mediterranean Sea
Peleliu Expeditionary Strike Group: * 5
  • USS Peleliu (LHA 5) - 5th Fleet
Aircraft (operational): 3700+
Annotations
* 1, Which announcement is correct data ?
June 17-18 [Total: 125,599, SELRES: 69,968, IRR: 55,631 (as of 08 May)]
Since June 19 [Total: 125,385, SELRES: 69,555, IRR: 55,830 (as of 08 May)]
* 2, Number of involuntarily (or voluntarily) mobilized is based on the report of U.S. DoD.
http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Jun2008/d20080625ngr.pdf
* 3, Currently, George Washington is conducting repair in San Diego.
USS Kitty Hawk, USS George Washington to Conduct Turnover in San Diego
* 4, 5, added item, not the original.
Nassau Expeditionary Strike Group Deploys
Peleliu Strike Group Deploys

Air-operations - U.S. Navy air-operations as part of Coalition Airpower

USAF: June 26 airpower summary: B-1Bs bomb enemy vehicles
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 56 close-air-support missions
  • * No description about U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • * 11 USAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. Additionally, 2 RAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 70 close-air-support missions
  • * No description about U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • * 25 USAF, U.S. Navy and RAAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Iraq. Additionally, 8 USAF, U.S. Navy and RAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.

Topics
USS Juneau returned to Sasebo, Japan
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  • USS Juneau (LPD 10) returned to Sasebo, Japan, June 26 for the last time before her hull swap with USS Denver (LPD 9) scheduled for July 2008. Juneau has been home ported in Sasebo, since July 1999, when she participated in the U.S. Navy's first hull swap with USS Dubuque (LPD 8). After the hull swap with Denver, The ship is scheduled to sail to San Diego for decommissioning.
JMSDF surface unit and submarine enters Pearl Harbor
U.S. Navy: Makinami (DD 112)
U.S. Navy: Haruna (DDH 141)
U.S. Navy: Setogiri (DD 156)
U.S. Navy: Kirishima (DDG 174)
U.S. Navy: Narushio (SS 595)
Status of the U.S. Navy: Departure of JMSDF Units for exercises in U.S.A.
  • June 25 - 26, Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) surface unit and submarine arrives in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on schedule for the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2008 exercise. the world's largest multinational exercise, is scheduled biennially by U.S. Pacific Fleet and takes place in the Hawaiian operating area during June 29 - July 31. Participants include Australia, Canada, Chile, Japan, Netherlands, Peru, Republic of Korea, Singapore, United Kingdom and the U.S. India, Colombia, Mexico, and Russia are scheduled to send observers.
USS Lake Erie arrives at Pearl Harbor
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  • USS Lake Erie (CG 70) arrives at Naval Station Pearl Harbor for Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2008.
USS Boxer (LHD 4) returned to San Diego
U.S. Navy: Boxer Completes Pacific Phase of Continuing Promise 2008
  • USS Boxer (LHD 4), along with various embarked units, returned to San Diego June 26, concluding nearly two months at sea in support of the Pacific phase of Continuing Promise 2008.

    Continuing Promise is a collaborative effort between the United States and military partners, NGO and partner-nation support organizations aimed at building strong partnerships that can be called upon in the event of a regional situation requiring cooperative solutions.

    The Pacific Phase of Continuing Promise is one of two Humanitarian Civic Assistance deployments planned for the USSOUTHCOM area of focus for 2008. The second Continuing Promise deployment will be conducted by USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) in the Caribbean.

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Status of the Navy

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as of June 25, 2008

Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 331,702
Officers: 52,290
Enlisted: 276,142
Midshipmen: 3,270
Ready Reserve: 125,385 [As of 08 May] * 1
Selected Reserves: 69,555
Individual Ready Reserve: 55,830
Reserves currently mobilized: 5,476 [As of 18 Jun] * 2
Involuntarily mobilized: 4,393
Voluntarily mobilized: 1,083
Personnel on deployment: 62,609
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 181,227
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 280
Ships Underway (away from homeport): 134 ships (48%of total)
On deployment: 112 ships (40% of total)
Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 26 submarines (48%)
On deployment: 20 submarines (40%)
Ships Underway
Carriers:
  • USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) - 5th Fleet
  • USS George Washington (CVN 73) - Pacific Ocean * 3
  • USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - West Pacific
Amphibious Warfare Ships:
  • USS Boxer (LHD 4) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS Bataan (LHD 5) - Atlantic Ocean
  • USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) - Pacific Ocean
Nassau Expeditionary Strike Group: * 4
  • USS Nassau (LHA 4) - Mediterranean Sea
Peleliu Expeditionary Strike Group: * 5
  • USS Peleliu (LHA 5) - 5th Fleet
Aircraft (operational): 3700+
Annotations
* 1, Which announcement is correct data ?
June 17-18 [Total: 125,599, SELRES: 69,968, IRR: 55,631 (as of 08 May)]
Since June 19 [Total: 125,385, SELRES: 69,555, IRR: 55,830 (as of 08 May)]
* 2, Number of involuntarily (or voluntarily) mobilized is based on the report of U.S. DoD.
http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Jun2008/d20080618ngr.pdf
* 3, Currently, George Washington is conducting repair in San Diego.
USS Kitty Hawk, USS George Washington to Conduct Turnover in San Diego
* 4, 5, added item, not the original.
Nassau Expeditionary Strike Group Deploys
Peleliu Strike Group Deploys

Air-operations - U.S. Navy air-operations as part of Coalition Airpower

USAF: June 25 airpower summary: A-10s destroy enemy forces
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 57 close-air-support missions
  • * No description about U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • * 13 USAF and RAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 71 close-air-support missions
  • * No description about U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • * 25 USAF, U.S. Navy and RAAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Iraq. Additionally, 8 USAF, U.S. Navy and RAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.

Topics
U.S. Navy ships arrived on station near the central Philippine island of Panay
U.S. Navy: U.S. Navy Ships Arrive On Station To Support AFP
  • USS Ronald Reagan and other U.S. Navy ships arrived on station near the central Philippine island of Panay June 25 to join the humanitarian assistance mission being led by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in the wake of damage caused by Typhoon Fengshen.

    The ships on station in the Sulu Sea include USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), embarked CVW 14, USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) and 3 ships of DESRON 7, USS Howard (DDG 83), USS Gridley (DDG 101), USS Thach (FFG 43). Also providing assistance to the AFP in their efforts are USNS GySgt. Frank Stockham (T-AK 3017) and USNS Safeguard (T-ARS 50), which have been assisting in the recovery operations of the sunken ferry Princess of the Stars.

    Typhoon Fengshen is called "台風6号" in Japan.
USS Blue Ridge successfully compeleted INSURV
U.S. Navy: Blue Ridge Completes INSURV
  • Yokosuka, Japan - USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) successfully compeleted the Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) June 25, marking the end of a three-day inspection of the ship's spaces and equipment.
A LCAC from USS Peleliu lands on a beach during a training mission.
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U.S. Navy: Peleliu Strike Group Deploys
  • Persian gulf (June 25) - A LCAC from USS Peleliu (LHA 5) lands on a beach during a training mission. Her ESG is deployed supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet AOR.
Stennis is transiting from San Diego to Bremerton
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  • East Pacific (June 25, 2008) MH-60S Seahawk assigned to HSC 8 transports ordnance crates from USNS Alan B. Shepard (T-AKE 3) to USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). Stennis is receiving ammunition to prepare for a deployment in early 2009. Stennis is transiting from San Diego to her homeport of Bremerton, Wash. following a rigorous two-month work-up period.

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Status of the Navy

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as of June 24, 2008

Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 331,702
Officers: 52,290
Enlisted: 276,142
Midshipmen: 3,270
Ready Reserve: 125,385 [As of 08 May] * 1
Selected Reserves: 69,555
Individual Ready Reserve: 55,830
Reserves currently mobilized: 5,476 [As of 18 Jun] * 2
Involuntarily mobilized: 4,393
Voluntarily mobilized: 1,083
Personnel on deployment: 62,609
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 181,227
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 280
Ships Underway (away from homeport): 135 ships (48%of total)
On deployment: 113 ships (40% of total)
Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 26 submarines (48%)
On deployment: 20 submarines (40%)
Ships Underway
Carriers:
  • USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) - 5th Fleet
  • USS George Washington (CVN 73) - Pacific Ocean * 3
  • USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - West Pacific
Amphibious Warfare Ships:
  • USS Essex (LHD 2) - East China Sea
  • USS Boxer (LHD 4) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS Bataan (LHD 5) - Atlantic Ocean
  • USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) - Pacific Ocean
Nassau Expeditionary Strike Group: * 4
  • USS Nassau (LHA 4) - Mediterranean Sea
Peleliu Expeditionary Strike Group: * 5
  • USS Peleliu (LHA 5) - 5th Fleet
Aircraft (operational): 3700+
Annotations
* 1, Which announcement is correct data ?
June 17-18 [Total: 125,599, SELRES: 69,968, IRR: 55,631 (as of 08 May)]
Since June 19 [Total: 125,385, SELRES: 69,555, IRR: 55,830 (as of 08 May)]
* 2, Number of involuntarily (or voluntarily) mobilized is based on the report of U.S. DoD.
http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Jun2008/d20080618ngr.pdf
* 3, Currently, George Washington is conducting repair in San Diego.
USS Kitty Hawk, USS George Washington to Conduct Turnover in San Diego
* 4, 5, added item, not the original.
Nassau Expeditionary Strike Group Deploys
Peleliu Strike Group Deploys

Air-operations - U.S. Navy air-operations as part of Coalition Airpower

USAF: June 24 airpower summary: F-15Es stike enemy
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 56 close-air-support missions
  • * No description about U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • * 12 USAF and RAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 69 close-air-support missions
  • * No description about U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • * 28 USAF, U.S. Navy and RAAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Iraq. Additionally, 6 U.S. Navy and RAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.

Topics
USS Houston enters Pearl Harbor
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  • USS Houston (SSN 713) enters Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on June 24 prior to the start of the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2008 Exercise.

    * Didn't the submarine participate in RIMPAC ? - Reference
USS Kitty Hawk arrives in Pearl Harbor
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  • Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (08/06/24) - USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) arrives in Pearl Harbor prior to the start of exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2008.

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Status of the Navy

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as of June 23, 2008

Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 331,702
Officers: 52,290
Enlisted: 276,142
Midshipmen: 3,270
Ready Reserve: 125,385 [As of 08 May] * 1
Selected Reserves: 69,555
Individual Ready Reserve: 55,830
Reserves currently mobilized: 5,476 [As of 18 Jun] * 2
Involuntarily mobilized: 4,393
Voluntarily mobilized: 1,083
Personnel on deployment: 62,609
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 181,227
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 280
Ships Underway (away from homeport): 130 ships (46%of total)
On deployment: 113 ships (40% of total)
Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 26 submarines (48%)
On deployment: 20 submarines (40%)
Ships Underway
Carriers:
  • USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) - 3rd Fleet (not 7th Fleet?)
  • USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) - 5th Fleet
  • USS George Washington (CVN 73) - Pacific Ocean * 3
  • USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - West Pacific
Amphibious Warfare Ships:
  • USS Essex (LHD 2) - Philippine Sea
  • USS Boxer (LHD 4) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS Bataan (LHD 5) - Atlantic Ocean
  • USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) - Pacific Ocean
Nassau Expeditionary Strike Group: * 4
  • USS Nassau (LHA 4) - Mediterranean Sea
Peleliu Expeditionary Strike Group: * 5
  • USS Peleliu (LHA 5) - 5th Fleet
Aircraft (operational): 3700+
Annotations
* 1, Which announcement is correct data ?
June 17-18 [Total: 125,599, SELRES: 69,968, IRR: 55,631 (as of 08 May)]
Since June 19 [Total: 125,385, SELRES: 69,555, IRR: 55,830 (as of 08 May)]
* 2, Number of involuntarily (or voluntarily) mobilized is based on the report of U.S. DoD.
http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Jun2008/d20080618ngr.pdf
* 3, Currently, George Washington is conducting repair in San Diego.
USS Kitty Hawk, USS George Washington to Conduct Turnover in San Diego
* 4, 5, added item, not the original.
Nassau Expeditionary Strike Group Deploys
Peleliu Strike Group Deploys

Air-operations - U.S. Navy air-operations as part of Coalition Airpower

June 23

USAF: June 23 airpower summary: Tankers provide fuel
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 48 close-air-support missions
  • * No description about U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • * 12 USAF and RAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 54 close-air-support missions
  • * No description about U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • * 27 USAF, U.S. Navy and RAAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Iraq. Additionally, 4 USAF and RAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
June 22

USAF: June 22 airpower summary: F-15Es bomb enemy forces
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 56 close-air-support missions
  • * No description about U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • * 11 USAF and RAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 72 close-air-support missions
  • * USAF F-16, a RAF GR-4 and a U.S. Navy F/A-18C performed shows of force to deter enemy activities in Al Amarah (Google Maps). A JTAC declared the missions successful.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • * 25 USAF, U.S. Navy, and RAAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Iraq. Additionally, 8 USAF, U.S. Navy and RAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
June 21

USAF: June 21 airpower summary: A-10s target anti-Afghan forces
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 50 close-air-support missions
  • * No description about U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • * 11 USAF and RAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. Additionally, 2 RAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 72 close-air-support missions
  • * Shows of force were performed by USAF F-16s and U.S. Navy F/A-18Cs in the vicinity of Al Amarah (Google Maps) and Wardiyah/Wardiya (Google Maps). The shows of force were performed in order to deter enemy activities in the areas. A JTAC reported the missions as a success.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • * 25 USAF, U.S. Navy, and RAAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Iraq. Additionally, 8 USAF, U.S. Navy, and RAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.

Topics
U.S Navy Sailor died in Afghanistan
U.S. DoD: DoD Identifies Navy Casualty
  • U.S. DoD announced June 22 the death of a U.S. Navy Hospitalman who was supporting OEF.

    The hospitalman was assigned to 1st Marine Div. Det., Twentynine, Calif.
    He died June 20 while conducting combat operations in Farah Province, Afghanistan.
Reagan CSG Departs Hong Kong After Port Visit
U.S. Navy: Carrier Strike Group 7 Departs Hong Kong After Port Visit.
U.S. Navy: Ronald Reagan CSG Arrives in Hong Kong
  • Reagan Carrier Strike Group (CSG) departed Hong Kong, June 22, after four days in port. The port is the first stop for the strike group in its 2008 Western Pacific deployment.

    The CSG includes the flagship USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), embarked CVW 14, and the ships of DESRON 7, USS Chancellorsville (CG 62), USS Decatur (DDG 73), USS Howard (DDG 83), USS Gridley (DDG 101), USS Thach (FFG 43).
Essex ARG offload 31st MEU
U.S. Navy: Image: 080620-N-7843A-039.jpg (USS Essex)
U.S. Navy: Image: 080621-N-5067K-122.jpg (USS Harpers Ferry)
U.S. Navy: Image: 080621-N-5067K-246.jpg (USS Juneau)
  • 20-21 June, 3 ships of Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) offload the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) in White Beach Naval Facility, Okinawa, Japan after a successful spring patrol.
CARAT 2008 entered a new phase
U.S. Navy: Singapore CARAT Phase Gets Underway
  • Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2008 entered a new phase with Republic of Singapore Fleet Headquarters, June 23.

    This phase will feature Singapore and U.S. forces working together in several tactical situations including maritime interdictions, VBSS exercises, air defense, surface gunnery, force protection and diving/salvage operations.

    USNS Safeguard (T-ARS 50) will also participate in the exercises and will provide surface-supplied breathing equipment to support depth diving-enabling challenging salvaging scenarios.

    CARAT is an annual series of bilateral military exercises between the United States and Southeast Asian nations.
UNITAS 49-08 begin in Peru
U.S. Navy: UNITAS Begins in Peru
  • UNITAS 49-08, an annual multinational exercise conducted to enhance interoperability and mutual cooperation between navies, began off the coast of Callao, Peru, June 21.

    The multinational exercise brings together nations with common interests in the Americas, and includes Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, and the United States. Mexico participated in this year's Atlantic phase of UNITAS as an observer.

    Staff elements from USNAVSO, DESRON 40, USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98), USS Farragut (DDG 99), USS Kauffman (FFG 59), USCG International Training Division and personnel from the USMC participated in this year's UNITAS Pacific Phase.

    UNITAS 49-08 is part of Partnership of Americas, an ongoing engagement operation sponsored by USSOUTHCOM. It is carried out under the operational control of the Mayport, Fla.-based USNAVSO The commander of DESRON 40, Capt. Rodelio Laco, leads the deployment as commander, Task Group 40.0.

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Status of the Navy

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as of June 20, 2008

Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 331,391
Officers: 52,151
Enlisted: 275,970
Midshipmen: 3,270
Ready Reserve: 125,385 [As of 08 May] * 1
Selected Reserves: 69,555
Individual Ready Reserve: 55,830
Reserves currently mobilized: 5,476 [As of 18 Jun] * 2
Involuntarily mobilized: 4,393
Voluntarily mobilized: 1,083
Personnel on deployment: 62,464
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 181,227
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 280
Ships Underway (away from homeport): 129 ships (46%of total)
On deployment: 112 ships (40% of total)
Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 24 submarines (44%)
On deployment: 20 submarines (37%)
Ships Underway
Carriers:
  • USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) - 3rd Fleet (not 7th Fleet??)
  • USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) - 5th Fleet
  • USS George Washington (CVN 73) - Pacific Ocean * 3
  • USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - South China Sea
Amphibious Warfare Ships:
  • USS Essex (LHD 2) - Philippine Sea
  • USS Boxer (LHD 4) - 3rd Fleet
  • USS Bataan (LHD 5) - Atlantic Ocean
  • USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) - Pacific Ocean
Nassau Expeditionary Strike Group: * 4
  • USS Nassau (LHA 4) - Mediterranean Sea
Peleliu Expeditionary Strike Group: * 5
  • USS Peleliu (LHA 5) - 5th Fleet
Aircraft (operational): 3700+
Annotations
* 1, Which announcement is correct data ?
June 17-18 [Total: 125,599, SELRES: 69,968, IRR: 55,631 (as of 08 May)]
Since June 19 [Total: 125,385, SELRES: 69,555, IRR: 55,830 (as of 08 May)]
* 2, Number of involuntarily (or voluntarily) mobilized is based on the report of U.S. DoD.
http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Jun2008/d20080618ngr.pdf
* 3, Currently, George Washington is conducting repair in San Diego.
USS Kitty Hawk, USS George Washington to Conduct Turnover in San Diego
* 4, 5, added item, not original.
Nassau Expeditionary Strike Group Deploys
Peleliu Strike Group Deploys

Air-operations - Navy air-operations as part of Coalition Airpower

USAF: June 20 airpower summary: F-16s in the fight
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 50 close-air-support missions
  • * No description about Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance(ISR)
  • * 12 Air Force and RAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. Additionally, 2 RAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 68 close-air-support missions
  • * To deter enemy activities, a F/A-18E and F-16s performed shows of force in the vicinity of Al Amarah (Google Maps), Baghdad (Google Maps), and Kirkuk (Google Maps). JTACs reported the missions successful.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance(ISR)
  • * 26 Air Force and Navy ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Iraq. Additionally, 8 Air Force, Navy, and RAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.

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Status of the Navy

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as of June 19, 2008

Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 331,391
Officers: 52,151
Enlisted: 275,970
Midshipmen: 3,270
Ready Reserve: 125,385 [As of 08 May] * 1
Selected Reserves: 69,555
Individual Ready Reserve: 55,830
Reserves currently mobilized: 5,476 [As of 18 Jun] * 2
Involuntarily mobilized: 4,393
Voluntarily mobilized: 1,083
Personnel on deployment: 62,464
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 181,227
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 280
Ships Underway (away from homeport): 135 ships (48%of total)
On deployment: 112 ships (40% of total)
Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 24 submarines (44%)
On deployment: 20 submarines (37%)
Ships Underway
Carriers:
  • USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) - 3rd Fleet (not 7th Fleet??)
  • USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) - 5th Fleet
  • USS George Washington (CVN 73) - Pacific Ocean * 3
  • USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - South China Sea
Amphibious Warfare Ships:
  • USS Essex (LHD 2) - Philippine Sea
  • USS Boxer (LHD 4) - 3rd Fleet
  • USS Bataan (LHD 5) - Atlantic Ocean
  • USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) - Pacific Ocean
Nassau Expeditionary Strike Group: * 4
  • USS Nassau (LHA 4) - 6th Fleet
Peleliu Expeditionary Strike Group: * 5
  • USS Peleliu (LHA 5) - 5th Fleet
Aircraft (operational): 3700+
Annotations
* 1, Which announcement is correct data ?
June 17-18 [Total: 125,599, SELRES: 69,968, IRR: 55,631 (as of 08 May)]
Since June 19 [Total: 125,385, SELRES: 69,555, IRR: 55,830 (as of 08 May)]
* 2, Number of involuntarily (or voluntarily) mobilized is based on the report of U.S. DoD.
http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Jun2008/d20080618ngr.pdf
* 3, Currently, George Washington is conducting repair in San Diego.
USS Kitty Hawk, USS George Washington to Conduct Turnover in San Diego
* 4, 5, added item, not original.
Nassau Expeditionary Strike Group Deploys
Peleliu Strike Group Deploys

Air-operations - Navy air-operations as part of Coalition Airpower

No announced.


Topics
U.S Navy Sailors died in Afghanistan
U.S. DoD: DoD Identifies Navy Casualties
  • U.S. Department of Defense announced June 19 the death of two U.S Navy sailors who were supporting OEF. Hospitalman and PO1 died June 18 as a result of enemy rocket attack in northern Paktika province, Afghanistan. They were assigned to PRT Sharana in Afghanistan.
USS Kitty Hawk and USS George Washington changed original schedule
U.S. Navy: USS Kitty Hawk, USS George Washington to Conduct Turnover in San Diego
  • USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) and USS George Washington (CVN 73) turnover originally planned for early June in Pearl Harbor will now take place in San Diego in August as a result of the fire that occurred aboard GW on May 22.

    Kitty Hawk will then proceed to Bremerton, Wash., to complete her decommissioning on schedule. GW's schedule has not yet been determined.

    U.S. Navy assessment of GW's damage is substantially complete. And the repair work is being performed by U.S. Navy Shipyards and by private-sector shipyards in the San Diego area. An estimated completion date, as well as an estimated timeframe for GW's arrival in Yokosuka, Japan, has yet to be determined.
Reagan CSG Arrives in Hong Kong
U.S. Navy: Ronald Reagan CSG Arrives in Hong Kong
  • Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group (CSG) arrived in Hong Kong June 19 for a scheduled port visit. The port is the first stop for the strike group in its 2008 Western Pacific deployment.

    The CSG is comprised of USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), embarked CVW 14, and the ships DESRON 7, USS Chancellorsville (CG 62), USS Decatur (DDG 73), USS Howard (DDG 83), USS Gridley (DDG 101), USS Thach (FFG 43).
USS Boise departs for a scheduled deployment
U.S. Navy: Image: 080619-N-7668G-100.jpg
  • USS Boise (SSN 764) departs Naval Station Norfolk for a scheduled deployment on June 19. Boise will be assigned to Commander 6th Fleet in the EUCOM area of responsibility. Boise will complete final systems testing in conjunction with the start of her overseas transit.
USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) visit to Vietnam
U.S. Navy: Image: 080619-N-9689V-003.jpg
  • The MSC hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) is anchored off the coast of Nha Trang June 19 for a Pacific Partnership mission in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. This mission involves partnerships with the armed forces of Vietnam, Vietnamese health care professionals, and local government officials.
USS Dubuque port visit to Doha
U.S. Navy: Image: 080619-N-9533G-160.jpg
  • Doha, Qatar (June 19) - Lt. Joseph W. Cortopassi, center, the Air Boss aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Dubuque (LPD 8), helps serve ice cream to students of the Dahil Model Independent School. The students toured Dubuque during the ship's port visit to Doha. Dubuque is deployed with the Peleliu Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting maritime security operations.
First flight of the 2nd XP-1 was completed
ASAGUMO NEWS: PX2号機が初飛行 岐阜基地周辺 搭載機器など各種機能試験
  • JASDF Gifu Air base, Japan (June 19, 2008) - First test flight of the 2nd prototype XP-1 was successfully completed by Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (Inc.) Technical Research and Development Institute (TRDI), Japan MoD plans to have completed the test and evaluation for XP-1 by 2011.

    The next generation maritime patrol aircraft XP-1 will developed to replace JMSDF P-3Cs and provide increased capability in long-range anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare.


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Status of the Navy

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as of June 18, 2008

Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 331,391
Officers: 52,151
Enlisted: 275,970
Midshipmen: 3,270
Ready Reserve: 125,599 [As of 08 May] * 1
Selected Reserves: 69,968
Individual Ready Reserve: 55,631
Reserves currently mobilized: 5,982 [As of 11 Jun] * 2
Involuntarily mobilized: 4,913
Voluntarily mobilized: 1,069
Personnel on deployment: 62,464
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 180,594
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 280
Ships Underway (away from homeport): 125 ships (45% of total)
On deployment: 112 ships (40% of total)
Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 24 submarines (44%)
On deployment: 20 submarines (37%)
Ships Underway
Carriers:
  • USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) - 3rd Fleet (not 7th Fleet?)
  • USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) - 5th Fleet
  • USS George Washington (CVN 73) - Pacific Ocean * 3
  • USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - South China Sea
Amphibious Warfare Ships:
  • USS Essex (LHD 2) - Philippine Sea
  • USS Boxer (LHD 4) - 3rd Fleet
  • USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) - Pacific Ocean
Nassau Expeditionary Strike Group: * 4
  • USS Nassau (LHA 4) - 5th Fleet
Peleliu Expeditionary Strike Group: * 5
  • USS Peleliu (LHA 5) - 5th Fleet
Aircraft (operational): 3700+
Annotations
* 1, Which announcement is correct data ?
June 17-18 [Total: 125,599, SELRES: 69,968, IRR: 55,631 (as of 08 May)]
Since June 19 [Total: 125,385, SELRES: 69,555, IRR: 55,830 (as of 08 May)]
* 2, Number of involuntarily (or voluntarily) mobilized is based on the report of U.S. DoD.
http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Jun2008/d20080611ngr.pdf
* 3, Currently, George Washington is conducting repair in San Diego.
Assessment of Damage Nearing Completion Following G. Washington Fire at Sea
USS Kitty Hawk to Participate in RIMPAC 2008
* 4, 5, added item, not original.
Nassau Expeditionary Strike Group Deploys
Peleliu Strike Group Deploys

Air-operations - Navy air-operations as part of Coalition Airpower

USAF: June 18 airpower summary: F-16s perform shows of force
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 56 close-air-support missions
  • * No description about Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance(ISR)
  • * 10 Air Force ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. Additionally, 2 RAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 62 close-air-support missions
  • * F/A-18C performed shows of force over enemy positions in the vicinity of Al Amarah (Google Maps). A JTAC declared the missions as successful.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance(ISR)
  • * 27 Air Force and Navy ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Iraq. Additionally, 4 Air Force and Navy aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.

Topics
New Hampshire (SSN 778) will be christened June 21
U.S. DoD: Navy Announces Christening of Submarine New Hampshire
  • The U.S Navy's newest submarine New Hampshire (SSN 778) will be christened Saturday, June 21, at Electric Boat in Groton, Conn.
    The fifth Virginia-class submarine, New Hampshire is the third ship to honor the Granite State.
Nassau ESG Reenters the 6th Fleet AOR
U.S. Navy: NAS ESG Reenters the 6th Fleet Area of Operations
  • Nassau Expeditionary Strike Group reentered the Mediterranean, June 18, to conduct maritime security operations (MSO) in regional waters and theater security cooperation efforts. Nassau ESG is comprised of USS Nassau (LHA 4), USS Nashville (LPD 13), USS Ashland (LSD 48), USS Ross (DDG 71), USS Bulkeley (DDG 84), USS Philippine Sea (CG 58), USS Albany (SSN 753).
USS Philippine Sea visited Turkey
U.S. Navy: Philippine Sea Makes Port Call in Turkey
  • USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) visited Aksaz, Turkey, June 15-18, following three months in the Navy's 5th Fleet area of operations in support of theater security cooperation objectives and Maritime Security Operations (MSO).

    Philippine Sea is one of six vessels in the Nassau Expeditionary Strike Group currently deployed in the Navy's 6th Fleet area of operations supporting MSO. MSO help develop security in the maritime environment, which promotes stability and global prosperity.

Note

According to Hong Kong MARDEP, tomorrow (June 19) Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group (CSG) is scheduled to port visit to Hong Kong. Reagan CSG is currently conducting scheduled Western Pacific deployment.


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Status of the Navy

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as of June 17, 2008

Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 331,391
Officers: 52,151
Enlisted: 275,970
Midshipmen: 3,270
Ready Reserve: 125,599 [As of 08 May] * 1
Selected Reserves: 69,968
Individual Ready Reserve: 55,631
Reserves currently mobilized: 5,982 [As of 11 Jun] * 2
Involuntarily mobilized: 4,913
Voluntarily mobilized: 1,069
Personnel on deployment: 62,464
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 180,594
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 280
Ships Underway (away from homeport): 126 ships (45% of total)
On deployment: 111 ships (40% of total)
Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 24 submarines (44%)
On deployment: 20 submarines (37%)
Ships Underway
Carriers:
  • USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) - Philippine Sea
  • USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) - 5th Fleet
  • USS George Washington (CVN 73) - Pacific Ocean * 3
  • USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - South China Sea
Amphibious Warfare Ships:
  • USS Essex (LHD 2) - Philippine Sea
  • USS Boxer (LHD 4) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) - Pacific Ocean
Nassau Expeditionary Strike Group: * 4
  • USS Nassau (LHA 4) - 5th Fleet
Peleliu Expeditionary Strike Group: * 5
  • USS Peleliu (LHA 5) - 5th Fleet
Aircraft (operational): 3700+
Annotations
* 1, Which announcement is correct data ?
June 17-18 [Total: 125,599, SELRES: 69,968, IRR: 55,631 (as of 08 May)]
Since June 19 [Total: 125,385, SELRES: 69,555, IRR: 55,830 (as of 08 May)]
* 2, Number of involuntarily (or voluntarily) mobilized is based on the report of U.S. DoD.
http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Jun2008/d20080611ngr.pdf
* 3, Currently, George Washington is conducting repair in San Diego.
Assessment of Damage Nearing Completion Following G. Washington Fire at Sea
USS Kitty Hawk to Participate in RIMPAC 2008
* 4, 5, added item, not original.
Nassau Expeditionary Strike Group Deploys
Peleliu Strike Group Deploys

Air-operations - Navy air-operations as part of Coalition Airpower

USAF: June 17 airpower summary: F-15Es deter enemy activities
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 61 close-air-support missions
  • * No description about Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance(ISR)
  • * 14 Air Force, RAAF and RAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. Additionally, 2 RAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 25 close-air-support missions
  • * No description about Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance(ISR)
  • * 25 Air Force and Navy ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Iraq. Additionally, 2 RAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.

Topics
Departure of Sazanami for Zhanjiang, People's Republic of China
Japan MoD: Press Conference by Defense Minister Ishiba (June 17, 08)
  • TOKYO, Japan (June 17, 2008) - Defense Minister Ishiba announced Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) destroyer Sazanami (DD 113) will make a goodwill port visit to Zhanjiang, People's Republic of China (PRC) where the Headquarters of the Southern Fleet of the Chinese Navy is located on June 24. The port visit to PRC is the first time as JMSDF.
    Sazanami is scheduled to depart on June 19 for a five-days port visit.

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Status of the Navy

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as of June 16, 2008

Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 331,391
Officers: 52,151
Enlisted: 275,970
Midshipmen: 3,270
Ready Reserve: 125,734 [As of 08 Apr]
Selected Reserves: 70,060
Individual Ready Reserve: 55,674
Reserves currently mobilized: 5,982 [As of 11 Jun] * 1
Involuntarily mobilized: 4,913
Voluntarily mobilized: 1,069
Personnel on deployment: 62,464
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 180,594
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 280
Ships Underway (away from homeport): 117 ships (42% of total)
On deployment: 111 ships (40% of total)
Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 24 submarines (44%)
On deployment: 20 submarines (37%)
Ships Underway
Carriers:
  • USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) - Philippine Sea
  • USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) - 5th Fleet
  • USS George Washington (CVN 73) - Pacific Ocean * 2
  • USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - Philippine Sea
Amphibious Warfare Ships:
  • USS Essex (LHD 2) - South China Sea
  • USS Boxer (LHD 4) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) - Pacific Ocean
Nassau Expeditionary Strike Group: * 3
  • USS Nassau (LHA 4) - 5th Fleet
Peleliu Expeditionary Strike Group: * 4
  • USS Peleliu (LHA 5) - 5th Fleet
Aircraft (operational): 3700+
Annotations
* 1, Number of involuntarily (or voluntarily) mobilized is based on the report of U.S. DoD.
http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Jun2008/d20080611ngr.pdf
* 2, Currently, George Washington is conducting repair in San Diego.
Assessment of Damage Nearing Completion Following G. Washington Fire at Sea
USS Kitty Hawk to Participate in RIMPAC 2008
* 3, 4, added item, not original.
Nassau Expeditionary Strike Group Deploys
Peleliu Strike Group Deploys

Air-operations - Navy air-operations as part of Coalition Airpower

June 16

USAF: June 16 airpower summary: A-10s strike anti-Afghan forces
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 48 close-air-support missions
  • * No description about Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance(ISR)
  • * 11 Air Force and RAAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. Additionally, 2 RAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted close-air-support missions
  • * A F/A-18E and F/A-18Cs performed shows of force in order to deter enemy activities in the vicinity of Al Amarah (Goggle Maps). A JTAC declared the missions as successful
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance(ISR)
  • * 27 Air Force and Navy ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Iraq. Additionally, 8 Air Force, Navy and RAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
June 15

USAF: June 15 airpower summary: B-1Bs bomb enemy compound
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 45 close-air-support missions
  • * No description about Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance(ISR)
  • * 12 Air Force, RAF and RAAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. Additionally, 2 RAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 40 close-air-support missions
  • * F/A-18s performed shows of force to deter enemy activities in the vicinity of Al Amarah (Google Maps). A JTAC declared the mission successful.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance(ISR)
  • * 25 Air Force and Navy ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Iraq. Additionally, 8 Air Force, Navy and RAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
June 14

USAF: June 14 airpower summary
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 54 close-air-support missions
  • * No description about Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance(ISR)
  • * 13 Air Force and RAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. Additionally, 2 RAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 53 close-air-support missions
  • * No description about Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance(ISR)
  • * 22 Air Force and Navy ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Iraq. Additionally, 4 Air Force and RAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.

Topics
F/A-18C pilot killed in crashed
U.S. Navy: Navy Identifies Pilot Killed in Crash
  • June 16, U.S. Navy has released the identity of the pilot killed when his F/A-18C crashed near NAS Fallon on June 13.

    Lieutenant died following a collision between his aircraft and an F-5 during a routine training mission near NAS Fallon. He was assigned to VFA-15 based at NAS Oceana in Virginia Beach.

    The F-5 is assigned to VFC-13 based at NAS Fallon. 2 pilots ejected safely and were picked up by a search and rescue helicopter.

    The cause of the mishap is under investigation.
Former President George H.W. Bush visited USS Ashland (LSD 48)
U.S. Navy: George H.W. Bush Visits USS Ashland
U.S. Navy: Nassau Expeditionary Strike Group Deploys
  • Former President George H.W. Bush visited USS Ashland (LSD 48) Rhodes, Greek, June 15. Ashland is part of the Nassau Expeditionary Strike Group, currently operating in 6th Fleet AOR to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts.

    Nassau ESG is comprised of USS Nassau (LHA 4), USS Nashville (LPD 13), USS Ashland (LSD 48), USS Philippine Sea (CG 58), USS Ross (DDG 71), USS Bulkeley (DDG 84), USS Albany (SSN 753) .
Thailand phase of CARAT 2008 ended
U.S. Navy: Thailand Phase of CARAT Closes
  • The Thailand phase of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2008, ended with a closing ceremony at Sattahip Naval Base, June 16, following five days of exercises at sea.

    Ships participating in CARAT include USS Tortuga (LSD 46), USS Jarrett (FFG 33), USS Ford (FFG 54), USNS Safeguard and USCGC Morgenthau (WHEC 722). A detachment from NMCB 133 is embarked on Tortuga, and a unit from Hawaii's 3rd Marine Reg., Combat Assault Company is also participating in the exercises.

    CARAT is an annual series of bilateral military exercises between the United States and Southeast Asia nations designed to promote operational readiness and cooperation.
USS Key West (SSN 722) completed DSRA
U.S. Navy: USS Key West Returns to the Fleet Early
  • Personnel from the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PHNSY & IMF) finished the USS Key West (SSN 722) Docking Selected Restricted Availability (DSRA) one week early, June 16.

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Status of the Navy

Refer to "Status of the Navy"

as of June 13, 2008

Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 331,485
Officers: 52,136
Enlisted: 276,040
Midshipmen: 3,309
Ready Reserve: 125,734 [As of 08 Apr]
Selected Reserves: 70,060
Individual Ready Reserve: 55,674
Reserves currently mobilized: 5,982 [As of 11 Jun] * 1
Involuntarily mobilized: 4,913
Voluntarily mobilized: 1,069
Personnel on deployment: 62,712
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 180,594
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 280
Ships Underway (away from homeport): 117 ships (42% of total)
On deployment: 111 ships (40% of total)
Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 25 submarines (46%)
On deployment: 20 submarines (37%)
Ships Underway
Carriers:
  • USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) - Philippine Sea
  • USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) - Atlantic Ocean
  • USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) - 5th Fleet
  • USS George Washington (CVN 73) - Pacific Ocean * 2
  • USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - Philippine Sea
Amphibious Warfare Ships:
  • USS Essex (LHD 2) - Gulf of Thailand
  • USS Boxer (LHD 4) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS Bataan (LHD 5) - Atlantic Ocean
Nassau Expeditionary Strike Group: * 3
  • USS Nassau (LHA 4) - 5th Fleet
Peleliu Expeditionary Strike Group: * 4
  • USS Peleliu (LHA 5) - 5th Fleet
Aircraft (operational): 3700+
Annotations
* 1, Number of involuntarily (or voluntarily) mobilized is based on the report of U.S. DoD.
http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Jun2008/d20080611ngr.pdf
* 2, Currently, George Washington is conducting repair in San Diego.
Assessment of Damage Nearing Completion Following G. Washington Fire at Sea
USS Kitty Hawk to Participate in RIMPAC 2008
* 3, 4, added item, not original.
Nassau Expeditionary Strike Group Deploys
Peleliu Strike Group Deploys

Air-operations - Navy air-operations as part of Coalition Airpower

USAF: June 13 airpower summary: Refuelers extend global reach
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 52 close-air-support missions
  • * No description about Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance(ISR)
  • * 10 Air Force ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 73 close-air-support missions
  • * F/A-18F Super Hornet conducted a show of force over an enemy building in the vicinity of Samarra (Google Maps). The mission was declared successful by a JTAC.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance(ISR)
  • * 25 Air Force, Navy, and Royal Australian Air Force ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Iraq. Additionally, 8 Air Force, Navy and Royal Air Force aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.

Topics
USNS Mercy is participating in Pacific Partnership 2008
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U.S. Navy: USNS Mercy Deploys for Pacific Partnership 2008
  • USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) received supplies from USNS Concord (T-AFS 5) near Cotabato, Philippines, June 13. Mercy is participating in Pacific Partnership 2008.

    Hospital ships too was recorded in the "Status of the Navy"..... until 2006.
13 JUNE 08 - A DAY IN THE NAVY (select)
U.S. Navy: 13 JUNE 08 - A DAY IN THE NAVY. pdf
  • * Carrier Air Wing Two, embarked aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) is conducting missions in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, having flown more than 800 missions – an average of 20 a day – in support of our coalition troops on the ground since arriving in theater only six weeks ago.

  • * USS Stethem (DDG 63) is in Busan, Republic of Korea, conducting military-to-military training with the Republic of Korea Navy. The training is with the crew of the ROK Navy’s first Aegis KDX III – class destroyer, Sejong The Great.

  • * USS Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group is conducting flight operations with its embarked Carrier Air Wing 14 in the vicinity of Guam.

  • * Commander, Fifth Fleet engages in Theater Security Cooperation initiatives through exercises to build relationships and assist regional nations improve their own capabilities. USS Russell (DDG 59) completes Exercise Khunjar Haad, a CTF 150 exercise in the Gulf of Oman; USS Shoup (DDG 86) is participating in a regional exercise geared to maintain the free flow of commerce in the Gulf; USS Momsen (DDG 92) is supporting Task Force 914 operations; and USS Curtis (FFG 38) is supporting Combined Task Force 158 operations.

  • * USS Oklahoma City (SSN 723) is in port Panama City, Panama, for a routine port visit, while in the SOUTHCOM area of responsibility conducting counter illicit trafficking operations in support of U.S. and participating nation drug control programs.

  • * USS Boxer (LHD 4) is anchored off the coast of Callao, Peru working with partner-nation medical teams to facilitate the provision of health care to local citizens and surrounding areas as part of Continuing Promise (CP) 2008. Medical teams treat more than 1,200 individuals a day with help from Navy linguists from Navy Information Operations Command Texas.


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Status of the Navy

Refer to "Status of the Navy"

as of June 12, 2008

Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 331,485
Officers: 52,136
Enlisted: 276,040
Midshipmen: 3,309
Ready Reserve: 125,734 [As of 08 Apr]
Selected Reserves: 70,060
Individual Ready Reserve: 55,674
Reserves currently mobilized: 4,463 [As of 04 Jun]
Personnel on deployment: 62,712
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 180,594
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 280
Ships Underway (away from homeport): 127 ships (45% of total)
On deployment: 111 ships (40% of total)
Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 25 submarines (46%)
On deployment: 20 submarines (37%)
Ships Underway
Carriers:
  • USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) - Philippine Sea
  • USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) - Atlantic Ocean
  • USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) - 5th Fleet
  • USS George Washington (CVN 73) - Pacific Ocean * 1
  • USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - Philippine Sea
Amphibious Warfare Ships:
  • USS Essex (LHD 2) - Gulf of Thailand
  • USS Boxer (LHD 4) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS Bataan (LHD 5) - Atlantic Ocean
Nassau Expeditionary Strike Group: * 2
  • USS Nassau (LHA 4) - Gulf of Aden
Peleliu Expeditionary Strike Group: * 3
  • USS Peleliu (LHA 5) - 5th Fleet
Aircraft (operational): 3700+
Annotations
* 1, Currently, George Washington is conducting repair in San Diego.
Assessment of Damage Nearing Completion Following G. Washington Fire at Sea
USS Kitty Hawk to Participate in RIMPAC 2008
* 2, 3, added item, not original.
Nassau Expeditionary Strike Group Deploys
Peleliu Strike Group Deploys

Air-operations - Navy air-operations as part of Coalition Airpower

USAF: June 12 airpower summary: F-15Es provide close-air support
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 53 close-air-support missions
  • * No description about Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance(ISR)
  • * 13 Air Force and RAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. Additionally, 2 RAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 55 close-air-support missions
  • * No description about Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance(ISR)
  • * 23 Air Force and Navy surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Iraq. Additionally, 6 Air Force and Navy aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.

Topics
USS Ashland recently completed operations as part of CTF 158
U.S. Navy: Ashland Supports CTF 158 in North Persian Gulf
U.S. Navy: Nassau Expeditionary Strike Group Deploys
  • USS Ashland (LSD 48) recently completed operations as part of Combined Task Force (CTF) 158 in the North Persian Gulf.
    Ashland departed Mayport in Feb. 19 as part of Nassau Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG). Nassau ESG is comprised of USS Nassau (LHA 4), USS Nashville (LPD 13), USS Ashland (LSD 48), USS Ross (DDG 71), USS Bulkeley (DDG 84), USS Albany (SSN 753) and USS Philippine Sea (CG 58).
DESRON 40, Peruvian Navy Kick Off SIFOREX '08
U.S. Navy: DESRON 40, Peruvian Navy Submarine Force Kick Off Silent Forces Exercise 2008
  • Callao, Peru (June 12) - DESRON 40 begin the 6 days bilateral ASW exercise, SIFOREX 2008 with Peruvian Navy.

    The exercise, led by DESRON 40 and hosted by the Peruvian submarine force in Callao, Peru, will involve USS Forrest Sherman (DDG-98), USS Farragut (DDG 99), USS Kauffman (FFG-59), 2 SH-60B helicopters, and Peruvian 4 subs and 3 ships training together.

    DESRON 40 is currently deployed in support of U.S. Southern Command's Partnership of the Americas (POA) 2008 which are being held Apr. to Oct. throughout South America, Central America and the Caribbean.

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Status of the Navy

Refer to "Status of the Navy"

as of June 11, 2008

Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 331,485
Officers: 52,136
Enlisted: 276,040
Midshipmen: 3,309
Ready Reserve: 125,734 [As of 08 Apr]
Selected Reserves: 70,060
Individual Ready Reserve: 55,674
Reserves currently mobilized: 4,463 [As of 04 Jun]
Personnel on deployment: 62,712
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 180,303
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 280
Ships Underway (away from homeport): 129 ships (46% of total)
On deployment: 112 ships (40% of total)
Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 25 submarines (46%)
On deployment: 20 submarines (37%)
Ships Underway
Carriers:
  • USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) - Philippine Sea
  • USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) - Atlantic Ocean
  • USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) - 5th Fleet
  • USS George Washington (CVN 73) - Pacific Ocean * 1
  • USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - Philippine Sea
Amphibious Warfare Ships:
  • USS Essex (LHD 2) - Gulf of Thailand
  • USS Boxer (LHD 4) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS Bataan (LHD 5) - Atlantic Ocean
Nassau Expeditionary Strike Group: * 2
  • USS Nassau (LHA 4) - Gulf of Aden
Peleliu Expeditionary Strike Group: * 3
  • USS Peleliu (LHA 5) - 5th Fleet
Aircraft (operational): 3700+
Annotations
* 1, Currently, George Washington is conducting repair in San Diego.
Assessment of Damage Nearing Completion Following G. Washington Fire at Sea
USS Kitty Hawk to Participate in RIMPAC 2008
* 2, 3, added item, not original.
Nassau Expeditionary Strike Group Deploys
Peleliu Strike Group Deploys

Air-operations - Navy air-operations as part of Coalition Airpower

USAF: June 11 airpower summary: B-1B supports war
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 48 close-air-support missions
  • * No description about Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance(ISR)
  • * 13 Air Force and Royal Air Force ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. Additionally, 2 RAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 48 close-air-support missions
  • * a F/A-18E performed a show of force in the vicinity of Basrah (Google maps). A JTAC confirmed the mission successful.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance(ISR)
  • * 26 Air Force and Navy ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Iraq. Additionally, 4 Navy and RAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.

Topics
USS Albany arrives in Souda Bay for a routine port visit.
U.S. Navy: Image: 080611-N-0780F-003.jpg
U.S. Navy: Nassau Expeditionary Strike Group Deploys
  • USS Albany (SSN 753) arrives in Souda Bay, Crete, Greek June 11 for a routine port visit. Albany is on a scheduled six-month deployment as part of Nassau ESG operating in the U.S. 6th Fleet AOR supporting maritime security operations.
    Albany departed Norfolk in Feb. 20 as part of Nassau ESG. Nassau ESG is comprised of USS Nassau (LHA 4), USS Nashville (LPD 13), USS Ashland (LSD 48), USS Ross (DDG 71), USS Bulkeley (DDG 84), USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) and Albany.

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Status of the Navy

No announcement as of June 10


Air-operations - Navy air-operations as part of Coalition Airpower

USAF: June 10 airpower summary: C-17s support SWA operations
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 54 close-air-support missions
  • * No description about Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance(ISR)
  • * 14 Air Force and RAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. Additionally, 2 RAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 44 close-air-support missions
  • * No description about Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance(ISR)
  • * 27 Air Force and Navy ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Iraq. Additionally, 8 Air Force, Navy and RAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.

Topics
Achievements of JMSDF replenishment for OEF-MIO
Japan MoD: Achievements of JMSDF Activities Based on the Replenishment Support Special Measures Law
  • Tokyo, Japan (June 10, 2008) - Japan Ministry of Defense reported achievements during the month of May 2008 of Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) replenishment operations for OEF-MIO. The operations is based on the Replenishment Support Special Measures Law.

    Currently, The second dispatched unit is conducting the operations in Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean. The unit is comprised of oiler Mashu (AOE 425) and destoyer Ikazuchi (DD 107).
USS Norfolk (SSN 714) departs Souda harbor
U.S. Navy: Image: 080607-N-0780F-007.jpg
  • USS Norfolk (SSN 714) departs Souda harbor, Crete, Greek June 10 after a routine port visit. Norfolk is on a scheduled six-month independent deployment operating in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.

Note

海自補給部隊の活動実績って防衛省ウェブサイト英語版にも出てたんだね。今まで知らなかったよ。自分で英語に翻訳した表を載せようかと思ったけど、面倒くさくて挫折してしまった。
それにしても英語版には何月の業績なのか?が明示されていない。加えて親ディレクトリへのリンクミスまであるのだった(笑)


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Status of the Navy

No announcement as of June 9


Air-operations - Navy air-operations as part of Coalition Airpower

June 9

USAF: June 9 airpower summary: B-1B bombs enemy
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 53 close-air-support missions
  • * No description about Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance(ISR)
  • * 15 Air Force and RAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. Additionally, 2 RAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 26 close-air-support missions
  • * No description about Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance(ISR)
  • * 24 Air Force and Navy ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Iraq. Additionally, 6 Air Force, Navy and RAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
June 8

USAF: June 8 airpower summary: F-15Es deter enemy
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 58 close-air-support missions
  • * No description about Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance(ISR)
  • * 12 Air Force and RAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. Additionally, 2 RAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 22 close-air-support missions
  • * A Navy F/A-18 Hornet and an F/A-18 Super Hornet performed shows of force to deter enemy activities in Baqubah (Google Maps). A JTAC confirmed the missions successful.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance(ISR)
  • * 27 Air Force and Navy ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Iraq. Additionally, 8 Air Force, Navy and RAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
June 7

USAF: June 7 airpower summary: A-10s hit enemy in Afghanistan
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 46 close-air-support missions
  • * No description about Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance(ISR)
  • * 11 Air Force and RAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. Additionally, 2 RAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 56 close-air-support missions
  • * A Navy F/A-18 Hornet performed a show of force in order to deter enemy activities in Baqubah (Google Maps). The mission was confirmed as a success by a JTAC.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance(ISR)
  • * 20 Air Force and Navy ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Iraq. Additionally, 11 Air Force, Navy and RAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.

Topics
USS Kitty Hawk to Participate in RIMPAC 2008
U.S. Navy: USS Kitty Hawk to Participate in RIMPAC 2008
U.S. Navy: Assessment of Damage Nearing Completion Following USS George Washington Fire at Sea
  • Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet announced June 9 USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) will replace USS George Washington (CVN 73) in RIMPAC 2008.
    A fire occurred onboard GW on May 22 while the ship was at sea. The ship is currently in port at Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, conducting repairs to spaces and equipment affected by the fire. The timeline for repairs to the ship has not yet been determined.
USS Crommelin (FFG 37) returns to homeport
U.S. Navy: Image: 080608-N-9698C-045.jpg
  • USS Crommelin (FFG 37) returns to homeport at Naval Station Pearl Harbor on June 8 after a six-and-half month deployment to Latin America and the Eastern Pacific. Crommelin conducted monitoring, detecting, counter-narcotics activities and participated in community relation projects.
USS Tortuga (LSD 46) arrives at Thailand
U.S. Navy: Image: 080608-N-3581D-002.jpg
  • USS Tortuga (LSD 46) arrives at Sattahip, Thailand June 8 from a recent CARAT exercise in the Philippines. CARAT is an annual series of bilateral maritime training exercises between the United States and six Southeast Asian nations designed to build relationships and enhance the operational readiness of the participating forces.
USS Chafee (DDG 90) returns to homeport
U.S. Navy: Image: 080607-N-4965F-164.jpg
U.S. Navy: Nimitz Carrier Strike Group Deploys
  • USS Chafee (DDG 90) arrives in Naval Station Pearl Harbor June 7 after a four-month deployment. Chafee departed Jan 24 as part of Nimitz CSG.
Thailand Phase of CARAT `08 Underway
U.S. Navy: Thiland Phase of CARAT 2008 Exercises Underway
  • U.S. Navy ships and one U.S. Coast Guard Cutter arrived at Sattahip Naval Base in Thailand June 8 to begin the Thailand phase of the 14th CARAT.

    The U.S. ships participating in the exercise are USS Tortuga (LSD 46), USS Jarrett (FFG 33), USS Ford (FFG 54), USNS Safeguard (T-ARS 50), USCGC Morgenthau (WHEC 722).

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Status of the Navy

U.S Navy didn't announce "Status of the Navy" as of June 6, 2008


Air-operations - Navy air-operations as part of Coalition Airpower

USAF: June 6 airpower summary: C-17s provide heavy airlift
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 52 close-air-support missions
  • * No description about Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance(ISR)
  • * 12 Air Force and RAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. Additionally, 2 RAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 56 close-air-support missions
  • * No description about Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance(ISR)
  • * 22 Air Force and Navy ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Iraq. Additionally, 9 Air Force, Navy and RAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.

Topics
USS Gonzalez arrives in Souda harbor
U.S. Navy: Image: 080606-N-0780F-001.jpg
U.S. Navy: USS Gonzalez Participates in NATO/Israeli Navy Exercise
JFC Naples: PARLIAMENTARIANS OBSERVE NATO MARITIME CAPABILITIES
  • USS Gonzalez (DDG 66) arrives in Souda harbor, Crete, Greek, June 6. Gonzalez is on a scheduled six-month deployment assigned to Standing NATO Maritime Group (SNMG2) as the Navy representative to the NATO Response Force.
    SNMG2 is currently comprised of warships from Turkey, U.S.A., the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Greece. And commanded by Rear Adm. Sinan Ertugrul, Turkish Navy, embarked on the flagship, TCG Salihreis (F 246).
Weekly average of U.S. Navy Ships & Personnel on deployment - FY 2008

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Status of the Navy

Refer to "Status of the Navy"

as of June 5, 2008

Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 331,608
Officers: 51,248
Enlisted: 276,024
Midshipmen: 4,336
Ready Reserve: 125,734 [As of 08 Apr]
Selected Reserves: 70,060
Individual Ready Reserve: 55,674
Reserves currently mobilized: 4,543 [As of 28 May]
Personnel on deployment: 66,437
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 180,303
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 280
Ships Underway (away from homeport): 124 ships (44% of total)
On deployment: 113 ships (41% of total)
Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 25 submarines (46%)
On deployment: 18 submarines (33%)
Ships Underway
Carriers:
  • USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) - Philippine Sea
  • USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) - 5th Fleet
  • USS George Washington (CVN 73) - Pacific Ocean * 1
  • USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - Pacific Ocean
Amphibious Warfare Ships:
  • USS Essex (LHD 2) - Andaman Sea
  • USS Boxer (LHD 4) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS Bataan (LHD 5) - Atlantic Ocean
  • USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) - Pacific Ocean
Nassau Expeditionary Strike Group: * 2
  • USS Nassau (LHA 4) - 5th Fleet
Peleliu Expeditionary Strike Group: * 3
  • USS Peleliu (LHA 5) - 5th Fleet
Aircraft (operational): 3700+
Annotations
* 1, Currently, George Washington is conducting repair in San Diego.
Assessment of Damage Nearing Completion Following G. Washington Fire at Sea
USS Kitty Hawk to Participate in RIMPAC 2008
* 2, 3, added item, not original.
Nassau Expeditionary Strike Group Deploys
Peleliu Strike Group Deploys

Air-operations - Navy air-operations as part of Coalition Airpower

USAF: June 5 airpower summary: A-10s strike enemy locations
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 52 close-air-support missions
  • * No description about Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance(ISR)
  • * 11 Air Force, RAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. Additionally, 2 RAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 52 close-air-support missions
  • * No description about Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance(ISR)
  • * 22 Air Force, Navy ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Iraq. Additionally, 4 Air Force, RAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.

Topics
USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) arrives in Souda harbor
U.S. Navy: Image: 080605-N-0780F-001.jpg
U.S. Navy: Nassau Expeditionary Strike Group Deploys
  • USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) arrives in Souda harbor, Crete, Greece for a routine port visit, June 5. Bulkeley departed Norfolk in Feb. 20 as part of Nassau Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG).
    Nassau ESG is comprised of USS Nassau (LHA 4), USS Nashville (LPD 13), USS Ashland (LSD 48), USS Ross (DDG 71), USS Bulkeley (DDG 84), USS Albany (SSN 753) and USS Philippine Sea (CG 58).

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Status of the Navy

No announcement as of June 4


Air-operations - Navy air-operations as part of Coalition Airpower

USAF: June 4 airpower summary: B-1B bombs enemy
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 56 close-air-support missions
  • * No description about Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance(ISR)
  • * 11 Air Force, RAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. Additionally, 2 RAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 74 close-air-support missions
  • * No description about Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance(ISR)
  • * 27 Air Force and Navy ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Iraq. Additionally, 8 Air Force, Navy, RAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.

Topics
Truman CSG returns to homeport after a seven-month deployment.
U.S Navy: Image: 080604-N-6070S-004.jpg - USS Harry S. Truman
U.S Navy: Image: 080604-N-3285B-024.jpg - USS Hue City
U.S Navy: Image: 080604-N-3285B-046.jpg - USS Carney
U.S Navy: Image: 080604-N-3285B-046.jpg - USS Oscar Austin
U.S Navy: Image: 080604-N-0635C-133.jpg - USS Winston Churchill
  • USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), USS Hue City (CG 66), USS Carney (DDG 64), USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79), USS Winston Churchill (DDG 81) returns to homeport after a seven-month deployment on June 4.

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Status of the Navy

Refer to "Status of the Navy"

as of June 3, 2008

Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 331,608
Officers: 51,248
Enlisted: 276,024
Midshipmen: 4,336
Ready Reserve: 125,734 [As of 08 Apr]
Selected Reserves: 70,060
Individual Ready Reserve: 55,674
Reserves currently mobilized: 4,543 [As of 28 May]
Personnel on deployment: 69,638
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 180,122
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 279
Ships Underway (away from homeport): 128 ships (46% of total)
On deployment: 119 ships (43% of total)
Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 25 submarines (46%)
On deployment: 18 submarines (33%)
Ships Underway
Carriers:
  • USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) - 3rd Fleet (not 7th FLeet ??)
  • USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) - 5th Fleet
  • USS George Washington (CVN 73) - Pacific Ocean * 1
  • USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - Atlantic Ocean
  • USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - 7th Fleet
Amphibious Warfare Ships:
  • USS Essex (LHD 2) - Andaman Sea
  • USS Boxer (LHD 4) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS Bataan (LHD 5) - Atlantic Ocean
Nassau Expeditionary Strike Group: * 2
  • USS Nassau (LHA 4) - 5th Fleet
Aircraft (operational): 3700+

Annotations
* 1, Currently, George Washington is conducting repair in San Diego.
Assessment of Damage Nearing Completion Following G. Washington Fire at Sea
USS Kitty Hawk to Participate in RIMPAC 2008
* 2, added item, not original.
Nassau Expeditionary Strike Group Deploys

Air-operations - Navy air-operations as part of Coalition Airpower

No announced.


Topics
USS Nimitz (CVN 68) returned to homeport
U.S. Navy: Image: 080603-N-0361G-311.jpg
  • USS Nimitz (CVN 68) returned to homeport San Diego, June 3, after completing a routine four-month deployment in west Pacifc.
USS Tarawa returned to San Diego from Last deployment
U.S. Navy: USS Tarawa Returns from Last Deployment
  • USS Tarawa (LHA 1) returned to homeport San Diego, June 3, from the seven-month deployment in support of OIF, OEF. The ship is scheduled to be decommissioned in March 2009.

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Status of the Navy

Refer to "Status of the Navy"

as of June 2, 2008

Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 331,608
Officers: 51,248
Enlisted: 276,024
Midshipmen: 4,336
Ready Reserve: 125,734 [As of 08 Apr]
Selected Reserves: 70,060
Individual Ready Reserve: 55,674
Reserves currently mobilized: 4,543 [As of 28 May]
Personnel on deployment: 74,510
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 180,122
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 279
Ships Underway (away from homeport): 134 ships (48% of total)
On deployment: 125 ships (45% of total)
Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 25 submarines (46%)
On deployment: 18 submarines (33%)
Ships Underway
Carriers:
  • USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) - 3rd Fleet (not 7th Fleet ??)
  • USS Nimitz (CVN 68) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) - 5th Fleet
  • USS George Washington (CVN 73) - Pacific Ocean * 1
  • USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - Atlantic Ocean
  • USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - 7th Fleet
Amphibious Warfare Ships:
  • USS Essex (LHD 2) - Andaman Sea
  • USS Boxer (LHD 4) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS Bataan (LHD 5) - Atlantic Ocean
Tarawa Expeditionary Strike Group:
  • USS Tarawa (LHA 1) - Pacific Ocean
Nassau Expeditionary Strike Group: * 2
  • USS Nassau (LHA 4) - 5th Fleet
Peleliu Expeditionary Strike Group: * 3
  • USS Peleliu (LHA 5) - Philippine Sea
Aircraft (operational): 3700+
Annotations
* 1, Currently, George Washington is conducting repair in San Diego.
Assessment of Damage Nearing Completion Following G. Washington Fire at Sea
USS Kitty Hawk to Participate in RIMPAC 2008
* 2, 3, added item, not original.
Nassau Expeditionary Strike Group Deploys
Peleliu Strike Group Deploys

Air-operations - Navy air-operations as part of Coalition Airpower

June 2

USAF: June 2 airpower summary: A-10 hits target
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 52 close-air-support missions
  • * No description about Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance(ISR)
  • * 12 Air Force and RAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. Additionally, 2 RAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 67 close-air-support missions
  • * No description about Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance(ISR)
  • * 27 Air Force, Navy and Royal Australian Air Force ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Iraq. Additionally, 4 Navy aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
June 1

USAF: June 1 airpower summary: F-15Es conduct show of force
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 52 close-air-support missions
  • * No description about Navy air-operation.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance(ISR)
  • * 13 Air Force and RAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. Additionally, 2 RAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 69 close-air-support missions
  • * No description about Navy air-operation.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance(ISR)
  • * 27 Air Force, Navy and RAAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Iraq. Additionally, 8 Air Force, Navy and RAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
May 31

No announced.

Topics
Peleliu makes Port Visit to Singapore
U.S. Navy: Peleliu Makes Port Visit to Singapore
    USS Peleliu (LHA 5) makes scheduled port visit to Singapore, June 2. The ship departed her homeport of San Diego, May 4 on a regularly scheduled deployment.
Departure of JMSDF Units for exercises in U.S.A.
JMSDF: 2008/04/28 平成20年度米国派遣訓練について
JMSDF: 2008/05/27 RIMPAC2008への参加について
  • Japan Maritme Self Defense Force (JMSDF) units departs for various exercises in U.S.A. Additionally, The units will participate in RIMPAC 2008 during the exercise.
Units
Unit
  • 1, Commander.
  • 2, Ships, Aircrafts
  • 3, Number of Perssonel.
Surface unit
  • 1, RADM. Masakazu KAJI, Commander, 3rd Escort Flotilla.
  • 2, Makinami (DD 112), Haruna (DDH 141), Setogiri (DD 156), Kirishima (DDG 174).
  • 3, Approximately 1,000.
Aircraft unit
  • 1, CAPT. Makoto NAKASHIMA, Commander, VP 2, Fleet Air Wing 2.
  • 2, 5 P-3Cs.
  • 3, Approximately 100.
Submarine unit
  • 1, CDR. Takanobu NAKAHAMA, Commander, Narushio.
  • 2, Narushio (SS 595).
  • 3, Approximately 80.
Schedule
Surface unit
  • May 9 : Depart from Yokosuka, Japan.
  • May 21 - May 24 : Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
  • June 2 - June 15 : Arrive at San Diego.
  • June 26 - Aug. 4 : Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
  • Aug. 19 : Arrive at Yokosuka, Japan.
  • Aug. 20 : Arrive at Ominato, Japan.
  • Aug. 21 : Arrive at Sasebo, Japan.
Aircraft unit
  • June 26 : Depart from Hatinohe, Japan.
  • June 26 - Aug. 4 : Kaneohe, Hawaii.
  • Aug. 5 - Aug. 6 : Anderson, Guam.
  • Aug. 6 : Arrive at Hatinohe, Japan.
Submarine unit
  • June 6 : Depart from Yokosuka, Japan.
  • June 27 - Aug. 4 : Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
  • Aug. 29 : Arrive at Yokosuka, Japan.
Memo
  • All units will participate in RIMPAC 2008 (June 29 - July 31).
CSG 12 Prepares for BALTOPS 2008
U.S. Navy: Carrier Strike Group 12 Prepares for BALTOPS 2008
  • GdyniaY, Poland - 13 nation's sailors from NATO and non-NATO participants (including Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Russia, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States.) will arrive in Gdynia, Poland, June 9, to kick off the 36th annual maritime exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2008.

    BALTOPS 2008 is an individual combined maritime and land exercise in the Baltic Sea. The mission of BALTOPS 2008 is to promote mutual understanding, confidence, cooperation, and interoperability among forces and personnel of participating nations and support national unit and staff training objectives through a series of robust exercises.

    U.S. Navy RADM. Daniel P. Holloway, commander, CSG 12 will supervise the exercise from the flagship USS Gettysburg (CG 64). Other U.S. Navy units participating include USS Cole (DDG 67), and USNS Patuxent (TAO 201).

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またしても俺にさえ読めない英語を書いてしまった。それもこれも英語で案内を出さない海自や防衛省が悪いのだ。そういうことにしよう。


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