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Status of the Navy

Status of the Navy

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as of Jan. 30, 2009

Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 331,734
Officers: 51,289
Enlisted: 276,020
Midshipmen: 4,425
Ready Reserve: 121,194 [As of 08 Dec]
Selected Reserves: 67,909
Individual Ready Reserve: 53,285
Reserves currently mobilized: 6,148 [As of 27 Jan] * A-1
Involuntarily mobilized: 1,554
Voluntarily mobilized: 4,594
Personnel on deployment: 56,255
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 183,626
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 283
Ships Underway (away from homeport): 117 ships (41% of total)
On deployment: 98 ships (35% of total)
Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 28 submarines (51%)
On deployment: 19 submarines (35%)
Ships Underway
Carriers:
  • USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) - 5th Fleet
  • USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) - 7th Fleet
Amphibious Warfare Ships:
  • USS Peleliu (LHA 5) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS Essex (LHD 2) - East China Sea
Boxer Expeditionary Strike Group: * A-2
  • USS Boxer (LHD 4) - Pacific Ocean
Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group: * A-3
  • USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) - 5th Fleet
Aircraft (operational): 3,700+
Memo
* A-1, Number of involuntarily (voluntarily) mobilized is based on the report of U.S. DoD.
U.S. DoD: http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Jan2009/d20090127ngr.pdf pdf_icon.gif
* A-2, 3, Added item, not the original.
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U.S. Navy: Boxer Expeditionary Strike Group Deploys

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

USAF: Jan. 30 airpower summary: F-15E destroys enemy position
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 59 close-air-support missions
  • * F/A-18Es and Coalition aircraft performed shows of force expending flares over the Musa Qala/Musa Qaleh region (Google Maps) to deter enemy activity. A Coalition convoy received enemy fire in the area but was able to safely continue on its mission with overwatch from the aircraft.

    * Navy aircraft partnered with Afghan National Army forces near Kandahar (Google Maps), with F/A-18Cs providing armed overwatch and a show of force to support an Afghani ground operation.

    * F/A-18As, Cs, Fs also initiated shows of force near Balocan (Google Maps), Qalat (Google Maps), and Lashkar Gah (Google Maps) to prevent enemy forces from interfering with Coalition troop movements in those areas.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • * 15 USAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. Additionally, 2 U.S. Navy aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 38 close-air-support missions
  • * No description about U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • * 32 USAF and U.S. Navy ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Iraq. Additionally, 3 USAF and Coalition aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.

Topics - Last update Feb. 11, 2009
JSDF continue UNDOF missions
MOFA of Japan: ゴラン高原国際平和協力隊の派遣延長及び追加派遣について
  • Tokyo, Japan (Jan. 30, 2009) - Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of Japan announced that the Japanese Government extended the dispatch term of Japan Self-Defense Force (JSDF) for the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) for six more months. JSDF will continue transport missions as part of UNDOF until Sep. 2009.

    They have accomplished the missions in the Golan Heights since Feb. 1996.
Weekly average of U.S. Navy deployment forces - FY' 09
U.S. Navy: Status of the Navy

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USS Ramage has deployed as part of Iwo Jima ESG
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  • Persian Gulf (Jan. 30, 2009) - USS Ramage (DDG 61) is deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
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Status of the Navy

Refer to "Status of the Navy"

as of Jan. 29, 2009

Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 331,734
Officers: 51,289
Enlisted: 276,020
Midshipmen: 4,425
Ready Reserve: 121,194 [As of 08 Dec]
Selected Reserves: 67,909
Individual Ready Reserve: 53,285
Reserves currently mobilized: 6,148 [As of 27 Jan] * A-1
Involuntarily mobilized: 1,554
Voluntarily mobilized: 4,594
Personnel on deployment: 56,255
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 183,626
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 283
Ships Underway (away from homeport): 122 ships (43% of total)
On deployment: 98 ships (35% of total)
Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 28 submarines (51%)
On deployment: 19 submarines (35%)
Ships Underway
Carriers:
  • USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) - 5th Fleet
  • USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) - 7th Fleet
Amphibious Warfare Ships:
  • USS Peleliu (LHA 5) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS Essex (LHD 2) - East China Sea
Boxer Expeditionary Strike Group: * A-2
  • USS Boxer (LHD 4) - Pacific Ocean
Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group: * A-3
  • USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) - 5th Fleet
Aircraft (operational): 3,700+
Memo
* A-1, Number of involuntarily (voluntarily) mobilized is based on the report of U.S. DoD.
U.S. DoD: http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Jan2009/d20090127ngr.pdf pdf_icon.gif
* A-2, 3, Added item, not the original.
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U.S. Navy: Boxer Expeditionary Strike Group Deploys

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

USAF: Jan. 29 airpower summary: A-10s relieve friendly forces
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 60 close-air-support missions
  • * No description about U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • * 13 USAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. Additionally, 2 coalition aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 39 close-air-support missions
  • * No description about U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • * 29 USAF and U.S. Navy ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Iraq. Additionally, 3 USAF and coalition aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.

Topics - Last update Feb. 05, 2009
USS Bremerton returns to Pearl Harbor after the Westpac deloyment
U.S. Navy: USS Bremerton Returns from Western Pacific
  • Pearl Harbor (Jan. 29, 2009) - USS Bremerton (SSN 698) returned to Naval Station Pearl Harbor from a six-month Western Pacific deployment, Jan. 29.

    Since departing Pearl Harbor on July 29 of last year, USS Bremerton conducted many exercises with foreign navies and performed tasking from the Commander, 7th Fleet operational commander. Bremerton also visited Guam, Okinawa and Yokosuka, Japan and Singapore.
USS Theodore Roosevelt has deployed in U.S. 5th Fleet AOR
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  • Gulf of Oman (Jan. 29, 2009) - USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8 are deployed to in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
Essex ARG departs Okinawa to the spring patrol following piked up 31th MEU
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  • White Beach Naval Facility, Okinawa, Japan (Jan. 29, 2009) - USS Essex (LHD 2) pulls out of Naval Facility White Beach, Okinawa to participate in Exercise Cobra Gold 09 during the spring patrol. Cobra Gold is an annual military exercise co-sponsored by Thailand and the United States to train Thai, U.S. and Singaporean Coalition Task Force personnel.

    * Essex departed its homeport Sasebo, Japan Jan. 26
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  • White Beach Naval Facility, Okinawa, Japan (Jan. 29, 2009) - USS Tortuga (LSD 46) departs White Beach Naval Facility, Okinawa after embarked the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. Tortuga is scheduled to being the spring patrol including Cobra Gold 09 in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility.

    * The ship arrived in White Beach on Jan. 27.
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  • White Beach Naval Facility, Okinawa, Japan (Jan. 29, 2009) - USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) dparts on a spring patrol after pickd up the 31st MEU. Harpers Ferry operates as part of the only forward-deployed U.S. expeditionary strike group and is part of Task Force 76.
USS Bataan is preparing for its upcoming deployment
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  • Atlantic Ocean (Jan. 29, 2009) - USS Bataan (LHD 5) is conducting the Bataan COMPUTEX to prepare for an upcoming 2009 deployment as flagship of Bataan ESG. French Navy amphibious assault helicopter carrier FS Tonnerre (L9014) also participate in the COMPUTEX.

    * According to previous release from U.S. Navy, Bataan ESG is comprised of COMPHIBRON 2, USS Bataan (LHD 5), USS Ponce (LPD 15), USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43), USS Porter (DDG 78), USS Anzio (CG 68), USS James E. Williams (DDG 95), HSC 22, Tactical Squadron 21, FST 6, ACU 2, ACU 4 and BMU 2.
Iwo Jima ESG deployed in Persian Gulf, U.S. 5th Fleet AOR
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  • Persian Gulf (Jan. 29, 2009) - USNS Lewis and Clark (T-AKE 1) conducts a vertical replenishment with USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) and USS Carter Hall (LSD 50). Iwo Jima and Carter Hall are deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
USS Laboon leaves Norfolk for a scheduled deployment
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  • Norfolk (Jan. 29, 2009) - USS Laboon (DDG 58) leaves its homeport of Norfolk for a six-month deployment. Laboon will deploy to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility to support theater security cooperation by participating in regional exercises with allies.

    * Maybe Laboon will participate in SNMG 2.
USS Robert G Bradley to arrive in Cape Town
SeaWaves Magazine: SeaWaves Warship Port Visits
  • Cape Town, South Africa (Jan. 29, 2009) - USS Robert G Bradley (FFG 49) arrives in Cape Town, South Africa on Jan. 29 during Africa Partenership Station (APS).

Voice of Heart 

If I could keep the motivation I would provide more information such as Current Major Deployments and this map.

Give me money !!
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The map was reprinted without permission of STRATFOR.

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Status of the Navy

Status of the Navy

"Status of the Navy" dated Jan. 28, 2009 is no available.


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

USAF: Jan. 28 airpower summary: F-15Es deter insurgent activities
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 55 close-air-support missions
  • * No description about U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • * 13 USAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. Additionally, 2 coalition aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 38 close-air-support missions
  • * No description about U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • * 28 USAF and U.S. Navy ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Iraq. Additionally, 2 USAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.

Topics - Last update Feb. 2, 2009
JMSDF to deploy for anti-piracy operations
Japan MoD:ソマリア沖・アデン湾における海賊対処のための準備に関する防衛大臣指示について
Japan MoD:ソマリア沖・アデン湾における海賊対処のための準備に関する命令について
  • Tokyo, Japan (Jan. 28, 2009) - Japanese Government decides that dispatch of Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) destroyer unit for anti-piracy operations off the coast of Somalia and the Gulf of Aden. Minister of Defense Hamada gives instructions and the order to prepare for the operations to commanders of Japan Self-Defense Force (JSDF).
Lincoln is underway on a scheduled work-up
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  • Off the coast of Southern California (Jan. 28, 2009) - USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) is underway on a scheduled work-up conducting sustainment training and carrier qualifications.

    * According to later release from U.S. Navy, Lincoln departed San Diego Jan. 27. Its CSG expect to return home Mar. The CSG is made up of USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), USS Curts (FFG 38), USS Shoup (DDG 86), and USS Momsen (DDG 92).
USS Theodore Roosevelt is deployed to the U.S. 5th AOR
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  • Arabian Sea (Jan. 28, 2009) - USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) is deployed to the U.S. 5th area of responsibility and is focused on reassuring regional partners of the Coalition's commitment to help develop/build security and stability.
USS Nashville departs Rota, Spain
U.S. Navy: Africa Partnership Station, Nashville Prepare for Senegal
  • Rota, Spain (Jan. 28, 2009) - The Africa Partnership Station (APS) USS Nashville (LPD 13) team departed Naval Station Rota, Spain after a four-day port visit, en route to the APS mission's first African port stop in Dakar, Senegal.

    * APS is the final deployment as Nashville.

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Status of the Navy

Status of the Navy

Refer to "Status of the Navy"

as of Jan. 27, 2009

Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 331,734
Officers: 51,289
Enlisted: 276,020
Midshipmen: 4,425
Ready Reserve: 121,194 [As of 08 Dec]
Selected Reserves: 67,909
Individual Ready Reserve: 53,285
Reserves currently mobilized: 6,082 [As of 20 Jan] * A-1
Involuntarily mobilized: 1,615
Voluntarily mobilized: 4,467
Personnel on deployment: 56,023
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 183,626
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 283
Ships Underway (away from homeport): 132 ships (47% of total)
On deployment: 97 ships (34% of total)
Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 28 submarines (51%)
On deployment: 19 submarines (35%)
Ships Underway
Carriers:
  • USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) - Atlantic Ocean
  • USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) - 5th Fleet
  • USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) - 7th Fleet
Amphibious Warfare Ships:
  • USS Peleliu (LHA 5) - Pacific Ocean
Boxer Expeditionary Strike Group: * A-2
  • USS Boxer (LHD 4) - 7th Fleet
Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group: * A-3
  • USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) - 5th Fleet
Aircraft (operational): 3,700+
Memo
* A-1, Number of involuntarily (voluntarily) mobilized is based on the report of U.S. DoD.
U.S. DoD: http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Jan2009/d20090120ngr.pdf pdf_icon.gif
* A-2, 3, Added item, not the original.
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U.S. Navy: Boxer Expeditionary Strike Group Deploys

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

USAF: Jan. 27 airpower summary: B-1Bs provide overwatch
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)
  • * 16 USAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. Additionally, 2 coalition aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 37 close-air-support missions
  • * No description about U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • * 29 USAF and U.S. Navy ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Iraq. Additionally, 3 USAF and coalition aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.

Topics - Last update Feb. 3, 2009
Boxer ESG enter th U.S. 7th Fleet AOR
U.S. 7th Fleet, U.S. Navy: BOXESG, 13th MEU enter 7th Fleet
  • U.S. 7th Fleet AOR, Pacific Ocean (Jan. 27, 2009) - USS Boxer (LHD 4) Expeditionary Strike Group (BOXESG) and the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) entered the 7th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) Jan. 27, to support maritime security.

    * Boxer ESG is headed to the Middle East and USS Chung-Hoon (DG 93) also deployed as part of the ESG from Pearl Harbor on Jan. 20 .
USS Carter Hall is deployed to U.S. 5th Flee AOR
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  • Persina Gulf (Jan. 27, 2009) - USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) has deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
USS Leyte Gulf is in Messina
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  • Messina, Sicily (Jan. 27, 2009) - USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) is in Messina as a representative of "The Great White Fleet" for memorial ceremonies of an earthquake and tsunami, which devastated the region 100 years ago.

    In 1907, U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt sent 16 battleships and 14,000 Sailors and Marines on a 14 month journey conducting 20 port calls on six continents and traveling 43,000 miles. The battleships were painted white, thus earning the name the "Great White Fleet".

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Status of the Navy

Status of the Navy

Refer to "Status of the Navy"

as of Jan. 26, 2009

Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 331,734
Officers: 51,289
Enlisted: 276,020
Midshipmen: 4,425
Ready Reserve: 121,194 [As of 08 Dec]
Selected Reserves: 67,909
Individual Ready Reserve: 53,285
Reserves currently mobilized: 6,082 [As of 20 Jan] * A-1
Involuntarily mobilized: 1,615
Voluntarily mobilized: 4,467
Personnel on deployment: 55,723
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 183,626
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 283
Ships Underway (away from homeport): 125 ships (44% of total)
On deployment: 96 ships (34% of total)
Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 28 submarines (51%)
On deployment: 19 submarines (35%)
Ships Underway
Carriers:
  • USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) - Atlantic Ocean
  • USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) - 7th Fleet
Amphibious Warfare Ships:
  • USS Peleliu (LHA 5) - Pacific Ocean
Boxer Expeditionary Strike Group: * A-2
  • USS Boxer (LHD 4) - 7th Fleet
Aircraft (operational): 3,700+
Memo
* A-1, Number of involuntarily (voluntarily) mobilized is based on the report of U.S. DoD.
U.S. DoD: http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Jan2009/d20090120ngr.pdf pdf_icon.gif
* A-2, Added item, not the original.
U.S. Navy: Boxer Expeditionary Strike Group Deploys

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

Jan. 26

USAF: Jan. 26 airpower summary: C-130s support transport missions
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 45 close-air-support missions
  • * No description about U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • * 13 USAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. Additionally, 2 coalition aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 45 close-air-support missions
  • * No description about U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • * 30 USAF and U.S. Navy ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Iraq. Additionally, 3 USAF and coalition aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Jan. 25

USAF: Jan. 25 airpower summary: KC-10s support refueling missions
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 44 close-air-support missions
  • * No description about U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • * 6 USAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. Additionally, 2 coalition aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 44 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, 3 USAF and coalition aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Jan. 24

USAF: Jan. 24 airpower summary: F-15Es 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)
  • * 3 USAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. Additionally, 2 coalition aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 43 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, 2 USAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.

Topics - Last update Jan. 30, 2009
HMAS Melbourne arrives at Pearl Harbor for a routine port visit
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  • Pearl Harbor (Jan. 26, 2009) - The Royal Australian Navy guided-missile frigate HMAS Melbourne (FFG 05) arrives at Naval Station Pearl Harbor for a routine port visit. Melbourne is a long-range escort ship and is one of the Royal Australian Navy's four guided-missile frigates.

    * JS Ashigara (DDG 178) is moored behind the ship. Ashigara is one of the JMSDF Atago class destroyers. The destroyer arrived in the port Nov. 3, 2008 (maybe for system qualification trials/SQT).
USS Essex departs Sasebo, Japan for its annual spring patrol
U.S. Navy: Essex Departs Sasebo for Spring Patrol
  • Sasebo, Japan (Jan. 26, 2009) - USS Essex (LHD 2) departs Sasebo, Japan Jan. 26, to its annual spring patrol in the Western Pacific region.

    The annual deployment is designed to build relationships and enhance operational readiness between U.S. and Asian-Pacific partner nations with bilateral exercises icluding Cobra Gold 09.
USS Lassen arrives in Dili, Timor-Leste for a scheduled port visit
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  • Dili, Timor-Leste (Jan. 26, 2009) - USS Lassen (DDG 82) arrived in Dili, Timor-Leste on Jan. 26 for a scheduled port visit and will engage in goodwill activities with the people of Timor-Leste. Lassen is assigned to Destroyer Squadron 15 and is forward-deployed to Yokosuka, Japan.
Swift arrives at Cartagena, Colombia for SPS
U.S. Navy: Southern Partnership Station Arrives in Colombia
  • Cartagena, Colombia (Jan. 26, 2009) - High speed vessel Swift (HSV 2) arrived in Cartagena Jan. 26 for the first of two instruction evolutions in Colombia on the heels Southern Partnership Station (SPS) of the visit to Bridgetown, Barbados.

    Colombia is the fifth stop for SPS. After Colombia SPS is scheduled to visit Panama, Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic and Jamaica.

    * Swift arrived in Bridgetown on Jan. 11.
USS Nashville arrived at Rota, Spain during APS
U.S. Navy: USS Nashville Visits Naval Station Rota as Part of Team APS
  • Rota, Spain (Jan. 25, 2009) - USS Nashville (LPD 13) as flagship of African Partnership Station (APS) arrived in Rota, Spain for restock supplies after a 10-day transit across the Atlantic Ocean. APS will depart for its first African port visit in Dakar, Senegal.
USS Mahan has conducted anti-piracy operations as part of CTF 151
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U.S. Navy: Mahan Implements Maritime Strategy During Counterpiracy Ops
  • Gulf of Aden (Jan. 25, 2009) - USS Mahan (DDG 72) is operating with approximately 14 nations for anti-piracy operations as part of Combined Task Force (CTF) 151. CTF 151 established to conduct the operations in and around the Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean and the Red Sea.

    * Sep. 9, 2008. The ship deployed to a scheduled six-month deployment for Maritime Security Operations.
USS Mason is monitoring MV Faina
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  • Indian Ocean (Jan. 25, 2009) - USS Mason (DDG 87) is monitoring the merchant vessel MV Faina which was captured Sept. 25, 2008 by pirates off the coast of Somalia. Mason has deployed as part of Theodore Roosevelt CSG for maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.

    * According to Navy Times, MV Faina is carrying 33 Russian T-72 tanks, rifles and ammunition that the U.S. fears may fall into the hands of Islamic insurgents fighting the Somali government.
Stennis is on a scheduled deployment to the WestPac
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  • Pacific Ocean (Jan. 24, 2009) - USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) is on a scheduled six-month deployment to the western Pacific Ocean.

    * According to SeaWaves Magazine, Stennis and its escort ships arrived at Pearl Harbor on Jan. 22.
USS Iwo Jima loaded supplies in Bahrain
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  • Bahrain (Jan. 24, 2009) - USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) loaded supplies in Bahrain (Manama?). Iwo Jima is deployed as flagship of Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
USS Green Bay was commissioned in Long Beach
U.S. Navy: Green Bay Comes to Life in Long Beach
  • Long Beach (Jan. 24, 2009) - The 4th amphibious transport dock ship of the San Antonio-class, USS Green Bay (LPD 20) was commissioned at the port of Long Beach, Calif. on Jan. 24.
USS Lake Champlain has deployed as part of Boxer ESG
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  • Pacific Ocean (Jan. 24, 2009) - USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) is underway with USNS John Ericsson (T-AO 194) in the western Pacific Ocean. Lake Champlain is part of the Boxer Expeditionary Strike Group (BOXESG) and is on a scheduled deployment supporting maritime security operations.

    * According to SeaWaves Magazine, BOXESG visited Pearl Harbor Jan. 15.
    * USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) deployed Pearl Harbor to join the ESG Jan. 20.

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Status of the Navy

Status of the Navy

Refer to "Status of the Navy"

as of Jan. 23, 2009

Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 331,518
Officers: 51,287
Enlisted: 275,806
Midshipmen: 4,425
Ready Reserve: 121,194 [As of 08 Dec]
Selected Reserves: 67,909
Individual Ready Reserve: 53,285
Reserves currently mobilized: 6,082 [As of 20 Jan] * A-1
Involuntarily mobilized: 1,615
Voluntarily mobilized: 4,467
Personnel on deployment: 55,585
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 183,626
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 283
Ships Underway (away from homeport): 129 ships (46% of total)
On deployment: 95 ships (34% of total)
Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 30 submarines (55%)
On deployment: 18 submarines (33%)
Ships Underway
Carriers:
  • USS Nimitz (CVN 68) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) - Atlantic Ocean
  • USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) - 7th Fleet
  • USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) - Atlantic Ocean
Amphibious Warfare Ships:
  • USS Peleliu (LHA 5) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) - Pacific Ocean
Boxer Expeditionary Strike Group: * A-2
  • USS Boxer (LHD 4) - 7th Fleet
Aircraft (operational): 3,700+
Memo
* A-1, Number of involuntarily (voluntarily) mobilized is based on the report of U.S. DoD.
U.S. DoD: http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Jan2009/d20090120ngr.pdf pdf_icon.gif
* A-2, Added item, not the original.
U.S. Navy: Boxer Expeditionary Strike Group Deploys

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

USAF: Jan. 23 airpower summary: A-10s protect coalition forces
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 59 close-air-support missions
  • * No description about U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • * 9 USAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. Additionally, 2 coalition aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 45 close-air-support missions
  • * No description about U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • * 29 USAF and U.S. Navy ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Iraq. Additionally, 3 USAF and coalition aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.

Topics - Last update Jan. 27, 2009
USS Essex is preparing for a spring patrol
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  • Sasebo, Japan (Jan. 23, 2009) - USS Essex (LHD 2) is preparing for a spring patrol. Essex is the lead ship of the Essex Expeditionary Strike Group and the flagship for Combined Task Force 76.

HAHAHA !!


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as of Jan. 22, 2009

Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 331,518
Officers: 51,287
Enlisted: 275,806
Midshipmen: 4,425
Ready Reserve: 121,194 [As of 08 Dec]
Selected Reserves: 67,909
Individual Ready Reserve: 53,285
Reserves currently mobilized: 6,082 [As of 20 Jan] * A-1
Involuntarily mobilized: 1,615
Voluntarily mobilized: 4,467
Personnel on deployment: 55,585
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 183,626
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 283
Ships Underway (away from homeport): 126 ships (45% of total)
On deployment: 95 ships (34% of total)
Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 30 submarines (55%)
On deployment: 18 submarines (33%)
Ships Underway
Carriers:
  • USS Nimitz (CVN 68) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) - Atlantic Ocean
  • USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) - 5th Fleet
  • USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) - 7th Fleet
  • USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) - Atlantic Ocean
Amphibious Warfare Ships:
  • USS Peleliu (LHA 5) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) - Pacific Ocean
Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group: * A-2
  • USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) - 5th Fleet
Aircraft (operational): 3,700+
Memo
* A-1, Number of involuntarily (voluntarily) mobilized is based on the report of U.S. DoD.
U.S. DoD: http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Jan2009/d20090120ngr.pdf pdf_icon.gif
* A-2, Added item, not the original.
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Air-operations - U.S. Navy air-operations as part of Coalition Airpower

USAF: Jan. 22 airpower summary: B-1B bombs enemy compound
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 61 close-air-support missions
  • * No description about U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • * 16 USAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. Additionally, 2 coalition aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 42 close-air-support missions
  • * No description about U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • * 27 USAF and U.S. Navy ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Iraq. Additionally, 2 USAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.

Topics - Last update Jan. 29, 2009
Stennis CSG arrives at Pearl Harbor
SeaWaves Magazine: SeaWaves Warship Port Visits
  • Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (Jan. 22, 2009) - According to SeaWaves Magazine, USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) as flagship of Stennis CSG and its escort ships including USS Antietam (CG 54), USS Preble (DDG 88), USS Kidd (DDG 100) arrives at Naval Station Pearl Harbor on Jan. 22.

    * Stennis departed NAS North Island Jan. 17.
USS Peleliu receives EFV for the first time as LHA
U.S. Navy: Peleliu Becomes First LHA to Receive EFV in Welldeck
  • Off the coast of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton (Jan. 22, 2009) - USS Peleliu (LHA 5) became the first LHA-class amphibious assault ship to receive the new expeditionary fighting vehicle (EFV) in its welldeck during trials off the coast of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 22. The Navy and Marine Corps will continue to test the new vehicle.

    Peleliu is currently off the coast of Southern California conducting routine operations.
USS Carter Hall is deployed to support MSO in U.S. 5th Fleet AOR
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  • Persian Gulf (Jan. 22, 2009) - USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) is deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.

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as of Jan. 21, 2009

Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 331,518
Officers: 51,287
Enlisted: 275,806
Midshipmen: 4,425
Ready Reserve: 121,194 [As of 08 Dec]
Selected Reserves: 67,909
Individual Ready Reserve: 53,285
Reserves currently mobilized: 5,855 [As of 13 Jan] * A-1
Involuntarily mobilized: 1,674
Voluntarily mobilized: 4,181
Personnel on deployment: 55,585
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 183,626
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 283
Ships Underway (away from homeport): 122 ships (43% of total)
On deployment: 95 ships (34% of total)
Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 30 submarines (55%)
On deployment: 18 submarines (33%)
Ships Underway
Carriers:
  • USS Nimitz (CVN 68) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) - Atlantic Ocean
  • USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) - 5th Fleet
  • USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) - 7th Fleet
Amphibious Warfare Ships:
  • USS Peleliu (LHA 5) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) - Pacific Ocean
Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group: * A-2
  • USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) - 5th Fleet
Aircraft (operational): 3,700+
Memo
* A-1, Number of involuntarily (voluntarily) mobilized is based on the report of U.S. DoD.
U.S. DoD: http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Jan2009/d20090113ngr.pdf pdf_icon.gif
* A-2, Added item, not the original.
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Air-operations - U.S. Navy air-operations as part of Coalition Airpower

USAF: Jan. 21 airpower summary: Predators provide tactical reconnaissance
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 59 close-air-support missions
  • * No description about U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • * 12 USAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. Additionally, 2 coalition aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 42 close-air-support missions
  • * No description about U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • * 25 USAF and U.S. Navy ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Iraq. Additionally, 3 USAF and coalition aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.

Topics - Last update Jan. 28, 2009
USS Nimitz is conducting workups after completed PIA
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  • Pacific Ocean (Jan. 21, 2009) - USS Nimitz (CVN 68) has conducted workups including fleet replacement squadron carrier qualifications after a six-month planned incremental availability (PIA).
TR CSG is deployed to U.S. 5th Fleet AOR
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  • Gulf of Oman (Jan. 21, 2009) - USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8 are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
USS Iwo Jima is deployed to support MSO in U.S. 5th Fleet AOR
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  • Persian Gulf (Jan. 21, 2009) - USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) conducts a vertical replenishment with USNS Lewis and Clark (T-AKE 1). Iwo Jima has deployed as flagship of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group for support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility since Aug. 26, 2008.
USS Nashville is on its final deployment
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  • Atlantic Ocean (Jan. 21, 2009) - USS Nashville (LPD 13) is on its final six-month deployment to support Africa Partnership Station (APS) before its decommissioning in September. APS is a U.S. Naval Forces Europe-led initiative, executed by a multi-national staff aboard Nashville, designed to contribute to maritime safety and security in the coast of west and central Africa.

    * Nashville departed Norfolk on Jan. 15.
USS Vella Gulf was moored at Bahrain
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  • Bahrain (Jan. 21, 2009) - USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) was moored at Bahrain (Manama?). Vella Gulf is deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.

    * I guess not all American girls are not pigs.

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No reported as of Jan. 20, 2009


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

USAF: Jan. 20 airpower summary: F-15Es escort convoys
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 67 close-air-support missions
  • * USAF A-10s and F-15Ees targeted several enemy fighting positions and machine gun nests with rockets, general purpose 500-pound bombs and GBU-38s. The engagement supported a coalition ground force operating near Nangalam (Google Maps). Nearby, an F/A-18C Hornet and a USAF F-15E conducted shows of force to deter further enemy activity.

    * Near Balocan (Google Maps), an F/A-18C conducted a show of force and expended flares to deter enemy activity. The aircraft then strafed enemy forces trying to hide in a tree line when they continued to engage coalition ground troops. A coalition aircraft also conducted separate shows of force and expended flares to deter the enemy from returning.

    * An F/A-18C supported a coalition ground convoy with shows of force, expending flares, to discourage an enemy attack in the Musa Qala/Musa Qaleh region (Google Maps). Later, an USAF F-15E performed additional shows of force to prevent enemy activity as the convoy travelled out of a village. The fighter then escorted the convoy back to base.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • * 12 USAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. Additionally, U.S. Navy aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 41 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, 3 USAF and coalition aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.

Topics - Last update Jan. 29, 2009
JMSDF and U.S. Navy to conduct anti-submarine warfare exercise
JMSDF: 対潜特別訓練について
  • Tokyo, Japan (Jan. 20, 2009) - Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) announced JMSDF will conduct anti-submarine warfare exercise with U.S. Navy off the coast of Japan Jan. 26 - Feb. 1. Their four destroyers, five submarines, a fleet oiler, twenty aircraft, and a U.S. sub will participate in the exercise.
Obama becomes commander in chief of the U.S.A.F
U.S. DoD: Inauguration 2009
  • Washington, United States America (Jan. 20, 2009) - Today, Barack Obama becomes 44th President of the United States and Commander in chief of the U.S. Armed Forces.
Ike has conducted the COMPTUEX for preparations of its deployment
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  • Atlantic Ocean (Jan. 20, 2009) - USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) conduct Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 8 composite unit training exercise (COMPTUEX). COMPTUEX is a training exercise to test capabilities and ensure readiness before deployment.
Lincoln was moored at NAS North Island, San Diego
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  • San Diego (Jan. 20, 2009) - USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) was moored at Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego on a scheduled port visit during the workup off the coast of Southern California.

    * According to SeaWaves Magazine, Lincoln arrived the station on Jan. 18.
Stennis conducts UNREP with USNS Henry J. Kaiser
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  • Pacific Ocean (Jan. 20, 2009) - Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Henry J. Kaiser (T-AO 187) and USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) conduct underway replenishment. John C. Stennis is on a scheduled six-month deployment to the western Pacific Ocean.

    * Stennis departed NAS North Island after picked up CVW 9 on Jan. 17.
USS San Antonio patrols in the Gulf of Aden
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  • Gulf of Aden (Jan. 20, 2009) - USS San Antonio (LPD 17) patrols in the Gulf of Aden. San Antonio is the flag ship for Combined Task Force 151 (CTF-151), which is a multinational task force conducting counter-piracy operations to detect and deter piracy in and around the Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean, and the Red Sea.

    * CTF 151 was established on Jan. 8.
USS Paul Hamilton departs Pearl Harbor for the operational employment training
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  • Pearl Harbor (Jan. 20, 2009) - USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60) departs Naval Station Pearl Harbor for a scheduled deployment as part of the Mid-Pacific Surface Combatant Operational Employment program.
USS Hopper departs to a surge deployment
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  • Pearl Harbor (Jan. 20, 2009) - USS Hopper (DDG 70) departs to a surge deployment in the western Pacific Ocean. Hopper will conduct operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet, helping protect the territory, citizens, commerce and other vital interests of the United States.

    * According to Navy Times, Hopper will link up with the George Washington or John C. Stennis CSG.
USS Chung-Hoon joins Boxer ESG
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  • Pearl Harbor (Jan. 20, 2009) - USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) departs Naval Station Pearl Harbor for a scheduled deployment to the western Pacific Ocean as part of the Boxer Expeditionary Strike Group.

    * Boxer ESG is headed to the Middle East.

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Status of the Navy dated Jan. 19, 2009 is no available.


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

Jan. 19

USAF: Jan. 19 airpower summary: Reapers target enemy forces
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 70 close-air-support missions
  • * Near Balocan (Google Maps), a USAF MQ-9 targeted an anti-Afghan machine gun squad with a Hellfire missile. The enemy group was attempting to withdraw after firing upon coalition personnel from dwellings in a nearby settlement. F/A-18A and F/A-18Es performed shows of force and expended flares to deter additional enemy activity.

    * Another MQ-9 launched Hellfire missiles at enemy personnel shooting at a coalition unit in the Sangin area (Google Maps). An F/A-18A followed up with a show of force to discourage further enemy action.

    * In Shurakian (Google Maps), an F/A-18C Hornet flying armed overwatch for coalition ground forces flew a show of force expending flares to deter enemy forces.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • * 16 USAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. Additionally, 4 U.S. Navy and coalition aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 41 close-air-support missions
  • * No description about U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • * 29 USAF and U.S. Navy ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Iraq. Additionally, 3 USAF and coalition aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Jan. 18

USAF: Jan. 18 airpower summary: C-130s sustain operations
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 72 close-air-support missions
  • * An F/A-18A performed a show of force and expended flares to disperse anti-Afghan personnel gathered in the Musa Qala/Musa Qaleh region (Google Maps). The group sporadically fired long-distance shots at coalition soldiers from a civilian residential block, but fled when the fighter passed overhead.

    * An F/A-18C in the same region also conducted a show of force, breaking up an enemy group that was preparing to attack an approaching coalition patrol from a local settlement. F/A-18Es performed follow-up shows of force to prevent further enemy activity.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • * 17 USAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. Additionally, 4 U.S. Navy and coalition aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 45 close-air-support missions
  • * No description about U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • * 27 USAF and U.S. Navy ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Iraq. Additionally, 3 USAF and coalition aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Jan. 17

USAF: Jan. 17 airpower summary: F-15E destroys Anti-Afghan position
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 59 close-air-support missions
  • * Near Sangin, an F/A-18A strafed an enemy firing position, relieving a coalition patrol under heavy fire. The jet and another coalition aircraft also performed shows of force and expended flares, deterring enemy forces attacking nearby coalition ground units.

    * In the vicinity of Garmser/Garmsir (Google Maps), ground troops protecting an immobilized coalition vehicle called in an F/A-18A to perform a show of force to deter an attack on the convoy.

    * An F/A-18F Super Hornet expended flares during a show of force to discourage enemy activity in the area of Musa Qala. Another F/A-18C conducted a similar action near Qalat (Google Maps).
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • * 12 USAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. Additionally, 4 U.S. Navy and coalition aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 40 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, 2 USAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.

Topics - Last update Jan. 29, 2009
USS Carter Hall conducts NEO exercise
NAVCENT: Carter Hall Conducts Successful Noncombatant Evacuation Operation Exercise
  • U.S. 5th Fleet AOO (Jan. 19, 2009) - USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) conducted a noncombatant evacuation operation (NEO) exercise Jan. 19. NEOs are conducted to safely remove U.S. citizens and other noncombatants from a hostile host nation or emergency such as 2006 Lebanon War.

    Carter Hall is deployed as part of Iwo Jima ESG for the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations (AOO) to conduct Maritime Security Operations (MSO).

    * The ship conducted a small arms live-fire exercise with Coalition ships in the Persian Gulf Jan. 12.
USS Louisville departs PNS after completed EOH
U.S. Navy: USS Louisville Completes Engineered Overhaul Far Ahead of Schedule
  • Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (Jan. 18, 2009) - USS Louisville (SSN 724) departed Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNS) Jan. 18 after successfully completing an engineered Overhaul (EOH) ahead of schedule.
Stennis departs NAS North Island for WestPac after picked up CVW 9
U.S. Navy: Stennis Embarks CVW 9 for WESTPAC
  • Naval Air Station North Island (Jan. 17, 2009) - USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) departed Naval Air Station North Island, Calif., Jan. 17 to continue its Western Pacific (WESTPAC) deployment after picking up Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 personnel and equipment.

    * Stennis departed its homeport in Bremerton on Jan. 13.

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Status of the Navy dated Jan. 16, 2009 is no available.


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

AFCENT, USAF: Airpower Summary for January 16
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 39 close-air-support missions
  • * No description about U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • * 3 USAF surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 39 close-air-support missions
  • * No description about U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • * 28 USAF and U.S. Navy surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Iraq. Additionally, 3 USAF and Coalition aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.

Topics - Last update Jan. 26, 2009
USS Vella Gulf passed through the Straits of Hormuz
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  • Straits of Hormuz (Jan. 16, 2009) - USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) passed through the Straits of Hormuz (probably, toward Persian Gulf). Vella Gulf is deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.

    * Jan. 14, the ship conducted operations in Indian Ocean.
25th NCR is switched deployment from Kuwait to Afghan
U.S. DoD: Defense Officials Switch Seabee Deployment from Kuwait to Afghanistan
  • Washington, United States (Jan. 16, 2009) – U.S. officials said 25th Naval Construction Regiment home-ported in Gulfport, Miss. will deploy beginning next month in support of Operation Enduring Freedom instead of deploying to Kuwait without intensive retraining. They will be deployed for no longer than 12 months.

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as of Jan. 15, 2009

Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 331,331
Officers: 51,239
Enlisted: 275,667
Midshipmen: 4,425
Ready Reserve: 121,194 [As of 08 Dec]
Selected Reserves: 67,909
Individual Ready Reserve: 53,285
Reserves currently mobilized: 5,855 [As of 13 Jan] * A-1
Involuntarily mobilized: 1,674
Voluntarily mobilized: 4,181
Personnel on deployment: 53,768
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 183,626
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 283
Ships Underway (away from homeport): 122 ships (43% of total)
On deployment: 89 ships (31% of total)
Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 30 submarines (55%)
On deployment: 18 submarines (33%)
Ships Underway
Carriers:
  • USS Nimitz (CVN 68) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) - Atlantic Ocean
  • USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) - 5th Fleet
  • USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) - Pacific Ocean
Amphibious Warfare Ships:
  • USS Wasp (LHD 1) - Atlantic Ocean
  • USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) - Pacific Ocean
Boxer Expeditionary Strike Group: * A-2
  • USS Boxer (LHD 4) - Pacific Ocean
Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group: * A-3
  • USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) - 5th Fleet
Aircraft (operational): 3,700+
Memo
* A-1, Number of involuntarily (voluntarily) mobilized is based on the report of U.S. DoD.
U.S. DoD: http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Jan2009/d20090113ngr.pdf pdf_icon.gif
* A-2, 3, Added item, not the original.
U.S. Navy: Boxer Expeditionary Strike Group Deploys
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Air-operations - U.S. Navy air-operations as part of Coalition Airpower

USAF: Jan. 15 airpower summary: C-17s key to transport missions
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 33 close-air-support missions
  • * F/A-18Fs destroyed anti-Afghan bunkers and firing positions using GBU-38s. The strikes were conducted after coalition ground forces began receiving fire from those locations in the vicinity of Lashkar Gah (Google Maps).

    * Near Musa Qala/Musa Qaleh (Google Maps), a coalition patrol called in an F/A-18C Hornet to perform shows of force over a nearby area to discourage suspicious activity.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • * 4 USAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. Additionally, 2 U.S. Navy aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 38 close-air-support missions
  • * No description about U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • * 27 USAF and U.S. Navy ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Iraq. Additionally, 3 USAF and Coalition aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.

Topics - Last update Jan. 26, 2009
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower conducts COMPUTEX
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  • Atlantic Ocean (Jan. 15, 2009) - USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) conducts composite unit training exercise (COMPTUEX). COMPTUEX is a training exercise to test capabilities and ensure readiness prior to deployment.
Lincoln departed Everett for a scheduled workup
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  • Pacific Ocean (Jan. 15, 2009) - USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) is underway in Pacific Ocean. Lincoln departed Naval Station Everett for a scheduled workup off the coast of Southern California.
USS Nashville deploys to APS
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  • Norfolk (Jan. 15, 2009) - USS Nashville (LPD 13) departs on a six-month deployment to the coast of west and central Africa to support Africa Partnership Station (APS). APS is a U.S. Naval Forces Europe-led initiative, executed by a multi-national staff aboard Nashville, designed to contribute to maritime safety and security in the region.

    * USS Robert G. Bradley (FFG 49) has conducted APS already.

Memo

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Status of the Navy dated Jan. 14, 2009 is no available.


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

USAF: Jan. 14 airpower summary: Receivers rely on refuelers
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 43 close-air-support missions
  • * USAF B-1B, several F/A-18Es and other coalition aircraft destroyed a large enemy compound near Sangin (Google Maps) with several types of precision guided bombs. The compound was the source of recent mortar attacks on a nearby friendly base, including one that took place just prior to the strike.

    * Near Gereshk (Google Maps), a coalition aircraft dropped a precision munition on an enemy building where anti-Afghan forces were barricaded and firing rocket propelled grenades and small arms at coalition soldiers. Nearby, F/A-18Cs performed several shows of force to deter additional enemy activity.

    * An F/A-18E destroyed a compound in Shurakian (Google Maps) with a GBU-32. Enemy personnel were using the compound as cover as they fired on a coalition patrol.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • * 5 USAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. Additionally, 4 U.S. Navy and coalition aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 42 close-air-support missions
  • * No description about U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • * 33 USAF and U.S. Navy ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Iraq. Additionally, 3 USAF and coalition aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.

Topics - Last update Jan. 21, 2009
Dispatch of JMSDF destroyers, P-3Cs for anti piracy operations
MSN Sankei News: 政府、P3C派遣検討 ソマリア海賊対策 監視情報で国際貢献
Japan MoD: 防衛大臣記者会見の概要 平成21年1月16日(10時52分~11時11分)
  • Tokyo, Japan (Jan. 14, 2009) - According to MSN Sankei News, Japanese government is weighing dispatch of Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) destroyers and P-3C aircraft for anti-piracy operations off the coast of Somalia. The dispatch of aircraft is intended to provide friendly navies with pirate`s activities information.

    * Jan. 20, Minister of Defense Hamada said in press conference that they have not the timeframe for giving order of dispatch preparations.
JMSDF selected next their training helicopter
Japan MoD: 海上自衛隊次期回転翼練習機の選定結果について
Defense News: Japan Places First Order With Eurocopter
  • Tokyo, Japan (Jan. 14, 2009) - Japan Ministry of Defense announced EC-135T2+ (Eurocopter) was selected to Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF)`s next training helicopter. They plans to buy fifteen EC-135s.


    Click to view full size: EC-135T2+ Helicopter
    The photo by Japan MoD.
USS Vella Gulf has deployed as part of Iwo Jima ESG in the U.S. 5th Fleet AOR
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  • Indian Ocean (Jan. 14, 2009) - USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) has deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
USS Ramage has deployed as part of Iwo Jima ESG in the U.S. 5th Fleet AOR
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  • Persian Gulf (Jan. 14, 2009) - USS Ramage (DDG 61) transits the Persian Gulf. Ramage is deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
USS Robert G. Bradley conducts APS in Equatorial Guinea
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  • Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (Jan. 14, 2009) USS Robert G. Bradley (FFG 49) is in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea to conduct familiarization and orientation exercises as part of Africa Partnership Station (APS). APS is an initiative aimed at strengthening global maritime partnerships through training and other collaborative activities in order to improve global maritime safety and security.

    * Robert G. Bradley became the first U.S. Navy ship to anchor in Bata, Equatorial Guinea on Jan. 15.
USS Taylor arrived in Souda Bay, Crete
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  • Souda bay, Crete (Jan. 14, 2009) - USS Taylor (FFG 50) arrives in Souda Bay for a routine port visit. Taylor has been deployed from her homeport of Mayport, Fla. since August 2008 to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility and is assigned to Standing NATO Maritime Group (SNMG) 1 and has conducted Black Sea operations twice during her deployment.

Memo

再開してみる。
ニュースはボチボチ追加していきます。たぶん。

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Status of the Navy

Status of the Navy

Refer to "Status of the Navy"

as of Jan. 13, 2009

Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 331,331
Officers: 51,239
Enlisted: 275,667
Midshipmen: 4,425
Ready Reserve: 121,194 [As of 08 Dec]
Selected Reserves: 67,909
Individual Ready Reserve: 53,285
Reserves currently mobilized: 5,908 [As of 07 Jan] * A-1
Involuntarily mobilized: 2,086
Voluntarily mobilized: 3,822
Personnel on deployment: 53,408
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 185,559
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 283
Ships Underway (away from homeport): 115 ships (41% of total)
On deployment: 88 ships (31% of total)
Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 30 submarines (55%)
On deployment: 18 submarines (33%)
Ships Underway
Carriers:
  • USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) - Atlantic Ocean
  • USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) - 5th Fleet
  • USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) - Pacific Ocean
Amphibious Warfare Ships:
  • USS Wasp (LHD 1) - Atlantic Ocean
Boxer Expeditionary Strike Group: * A-2
  • USS Boxer (LHD 4) - Pacific Ocean
Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group: * A-3
  • USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) - 5th Fleet
Aircraft (operational): 3,700+
Memo
* A-1, Number of involuntarily (voluntarily) mobilized is based on the report of U.S. DoD.
U.S. DoD: http://preview.defenselink.mil/news/Jan2009/d20090106ngr.pdf pdf_icon.gif
* A-2, 3, Added item, not the original.
U.S. Navy: Boxer Expeditionary Strike Group Deploys
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Air-operations - U.S. Navy air-operations as part of Coalition Airpower

USAF: Jan. 13 airpower summary: C-130s support intra-theater airlift missions
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 37 close-air-support missions
  • * Near Gereshk (Google Maps), an F/A-18E performed a show of force and expended flares to deter enemy activity near a coalition ground unit.

    * Another Super Hornet executed a show of force near a coalition position to discourage hostile action from anti-Afghan forces outside Musa Qala/Musa Qaleh (Google Maps).
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • * 3 USAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. Additionally, 2 U.S. Navy aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 40 close-air-support missions
  • * No description about U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • * 29 USAF and U.S. Navy ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Iraq. Additionally, 3 USAF and coalition aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.

Topics - Last update Jan. 29, 2009
Achievements of JMSDF replenishment for OEF-MIO in Dec. 2008
Japan MoD: Achievements of JMSDF Activities Based on the Replenishment Support Special Measures Law
  • Tokyo, Japan (Jan. 13, 2008) - Japan Ministry of Defense reported that achievements of Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) replenishment operations for Operation Enduring Freedom - Maritime Interdiction Operation (OEF-MIO) on Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean in December 2008. The operations is based on the Replenishment Support Special Measures Law.


    Click to view full: Monthly achievements of JMSDF refuel operations/Kiloliter


    Click to view full: Monthly achievements of JMSDF refuel operations/Number

    * Currently, The 4th dispatch unit has conducted the operations since Nov. 10, 2008, 4th unit is comprised of Towada Class oiler JS Towada (AOE 422), Murasame class destroyer JS Ariake (DD 109).


    Click to view full: JMSDF Towada class oiler JS Towada (AOE 422)
    The photo was reprinted by the permission of Mr. Tugboat from Vessel And Ships Photo Gallery.


    Click to view full: JMSDF Murasame class destroyer JS Ariake (DD 109)
    Photo by JMSDF.
USS Mount Whitney celebrates "Great White Fleet"
U.S. Navy: U.S. Navy in Marseille Celebrates Historic Voyage
  • Marseille, France (Jan. 13, 2009) - USS Mount Whitney (LCC/JCC 20) hosted a reception in Marseille, France to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the "Great White Fleet," an historic U.S. goodwill voyage around the world.

    In 1907, U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt sent 16 battleships and 14,000 Sailors and Marines on a 14 month journey conducting 20 port calls on six continents and traveling 43,000 miles. The battleships were painted white, thus earning the name the "Great White Fleet."

USS John C. Stennis departs for a regularly scheduled WestPac deployment
U.S. Navy: Stennis Departs on Deployment
  • Bremerton (Jan. 13, 2008) - USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) departed its homeport in Bremerton, Wash., Jan. 13 for a regularly scheduled Western Pacific deployment.

    Stennis will join Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 and Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 21, to form the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group (JCSCSG), which will support regional stability in the Western Pacific.

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Status of the Navy

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as of Jan. 12, 2009

Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 331,331
Officers: 51,239
Enlisted: 275,667
Midshipmen: 4,425
Ready Reserve: 121,723 [As of 08 Nov]
Selected Reserves: 67,954
Individual Ready Reserve: 53,769
Reserves currently mobilized: 5,908 [As of 07 Jan] * A-1
Involuntarily mobilized: 2,086
Voluntarily mobilized: 3,822
Personnel on deployment: 48,908
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 185,559
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 283
Ships Underway (away from homeport): 108 ships (38% of total)
On deployment: 87 ships (31% of total)
Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 30 submarines (55%)
On deployment: 18 submarines (33%)
Ships Underway
Carriers:
  • USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) - Atlantic Ocean
  • USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) - 5th Fleet
Amphibious Warfare Ships:
  • USS Wasp (LHD 1) - Atlantic Ocean
Boxer Expeditionary Strike Group: * A-2
  • USS Boxer (LHD 4) - Pacific Ocean
Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group: * A-3
  • USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) - 5th Fleet
Aircraft (operational): 3,700+
Memo
* A-1, Number of involuntarily (voluntarily) mobilized is based on the report of U.S. DoD.
U.S. DoD: http://preview.defenselink.mil/news/Jan2009/d20090106ngr.pdf pdf_icon.gif
* A-2, 3, Added item, not the original.
U.S. Navy: Boxer Expeditionary Strike Group Deploys
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Air-operations - U.S. Navy air-operations as part of Coalition Airpower

Jan 12

USAF: Jan. 12 airpower summary: A-10s deter enemy actions
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 61 close-air-support missions
  • * An F/A-18E flying an aerial overwatch mission near Tarin Kowt (Google Maps) performed a show of force to aid a coalition convoy taking small arms and mortar fire. The F/A-18E then struck a nearby enemy enclave with a GBU-38 after enemy personnel were observed there directing mortars at coalition troops.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • * 5 USAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. Additionally, 4 U.S. Navy and coalition aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 46 close-air-support missions
  • * No description about U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • * 35 USAF and U.S. Navy ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Iraq. Additionally, 3 USAF and coalition aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Jan 11

USAF: Jan. 11 airpower summary: B-1Bs hit anti-Afghan units
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 62 close-air-support missions
  • * Over the Gereshk area (Google Maps), an F/A-18C used a GBU-12 to target enemy troops that were using RPGs to attack a coalition unit. Another Hornet performed a show of force nearby to discourage enemy actions.

    * Near Musa Qala/Musa Qaleh (Google Maps), a USAF A-10 strafed a building containing enemy personnel firing RPGs and surface-to-air missiles at coalition forces. When the enemy continued to fire from the building, the A-10 destroyed it with a GBU-38. Nearby, an F/A-18E performed a show of force in support of additional coalition operations in the area.

    * An F/A-18E executed a show of force near a Shurakian (Google Maps) to deter enemy personnel from emplacing a mortar position.

    * An F/A-18E performed a show of force while providing armed overwatch for a coalition unit in the Sangin area (Google Maps).
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • * 5 USAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. Additionally, 2 U.S. Navy aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 30 close-air-support missions
  • * No description about U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • * 16 USAF and U.S. Navy ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Iraq. Additionally, 2 USAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Jan 10

USAF: Jan. 10 airpower summary: C-17s deliver troops, cargo
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 67 close-air-support missions
  • * F/A-18As dropped GBU-12s and destroyed an enemy unit planting improvised explosive devices in the vicinity of Musa Qala. Additionally, F/A-18Fs conducted shows of force and expended flares to deter other anti-Afghan forces in the area.

    * Hornets and Super Hornets along with coalition aircraft performed shows of force and expended flares to disperse anti-Afghan units gathering for attack and setting up suspected mortar positions near Tarin Kowt.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • * 8 USAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. Additionally, 4 U.S. Navy and coalition aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 45 close-air-support missions
  • * No description about U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • * 22 USAF and U.S. Navy ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Iraq. Additionally, 2 USAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.

Topics - Last update Jan. 15, 2009
Iwo Jima ESG is deployed to U.S. 5th Fleet AOR
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  • Persian Gulf (Jan. 12, 2009) - USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) transits the Persian Gulf. Iwo Jima is deployed as flagship of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group for supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR).
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  • Persian Gulf (Jan. 12, 2009) - USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) transits the Persian Gulf. Carter Hall is deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group for supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet AOR.

    * According to NAVCENT, Carter Hall conducted a small arms live-fire exercise with Coalition ships Jan. 12.
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  • Gulf of Aden (Jan. 12, 2009) - USS San Antonio (LPD 17) transits the Gulf of Aden. San Antonio is the command ship for Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, which conducts counter-piracy operations in and around the Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean and the Red Sea and was established to create a lawful maritime order and develop security in the maritime environment. The ship has conducted her first deployment as part of Iwo Jima ESG.
Swift arrives in Bridgetown with Southern Partnership Station
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  • Bridgetown, Barbados (Jan. 11, 2009) - High speed vessel Swift (HSV 2) arrives in Bridgetown with Southern Partnership Station to begin training service members of the Royal Barbados Defense Force. Southern Partnership Station is a training mission to Central America, South America and the Caribbean Basin.
USS George H.W. Bush is commissioned
U.S. Navy: Navy Commissions Final Nimitz-class Aircraft Carrier, USS George H.W. Bush
  • Norfolk (Jan. 10, 2009) - U.S. Navy commissioned the 10th and final nuclear-powered Nimitz-class carrier Jan. 10, USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) at Naval Station Norfolk.
USS Alexandria returned to Homeport from a 6-month deployment
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  • Groton (Jan. 10, 2009) - USS Alexandria (SSN 757) pulls into Submarine Base New London after completing a scheduled six-month deployment in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.

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Status of the Navy

Status of the Navy

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as of Jan. 9, 2009

Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 332,040
Officers: 51,305
Enlisted: 276,299
Midshipmen: 4,436
Ready Reserve: 121,723 [As of 08 Nov]
Selected Reserves: 67,954
Individual Ready Reserve: 53,769
Reserves currently mobilized: 5,908 [As of 07 Jan] * A-1
Involuntarily mobilized: 2,086
Voluntarily mobilized: 3,822
Personnel on deployment: 48,912
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 185,559
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 283
Ships Underway (away from homeport): 100 ships (35% of total)
On deployment: 87 ships (31% of total)
Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 32 submarines (59%)
On deployment: 19 submarines (35%)
Ships Underway
Carriers:
  • USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) - Atlantic Ocean
  • USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) - 5th Fleet
Amphibious Warfare Ships:
  • USS Wasp (LHD 1) - Atlantic Ocean
Boxer Expeditionary Strike Group: * A-2
  • USS Boxer (LHD 4) - Pacific Ocean
Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group: * A-3
  • USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) - 5th Fleet
Aircraft (operational): 3,700+
Memo
* A-1, Number of involuntarily (voluntarily) mobilized is based on the report of U.S. DoD.
U.S. DoD: http://preview.defenselink.mil/news/Jan2009/d20090106ngr.pdf pdf_icon.gif
* A-2, 3, Added item, not the original.
U.S. Navy: Boxer Expeditionary Strike Group Deploys
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Air-operations - U.S. Navy air-operations as part of Coalition Airpower

USAF: Jan. 9 airpower summary: F-15Es perform shows of force
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)
  • * 10 USAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 43 close-air-support missions
  • * No description about U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • * 28 USAF and U.S. Navy ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Iraq. Additionally, 3 USAF and coalition aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.

Topics - Last update Jan. 20, 2009
Boxer ESG depparts for a a regularly scheduled WestPac
U.S. Navy: Boxer Expeditionary Strike Group Deploys
  • San Diego (Jan. 9, 2008) - Boxer Expeditionary Strike Group (BOXESG) departed San Diego Jan. 9 for a regularly scheduled Western Pacific deployment.

    Boxer ESG is comprised of Amphibious Squadron 5, the 13th MEU, USS Boxer (LHD 4), USS New Orleans (LPD 18), USS Comstock (LSD 45), USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93), USCGC Boutwell (WHEC 719), USS Lake Champlain (CG 57), Boxer Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 21, Naval Beach Group 1, Assault Craft Unit 5, Assault Craft Unit 1, Beach Master Unit 1 and Fleet Surgical Team 5.

    The 13th MEU is comprised of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 163 (Reinforced), Combat Logistics Battalion 13 and Battalion Landing Team 1/1.
SPS completed first Jamaica visit
U.S. Navy: Southern Partnership Station Wraps Up First Jamaica Visit
  • Port Anotonio (Jan. 9, 2009) - Sailors and Marines on high speed vessel Swift (HSV 2) completed training events and a Project Handclasp delivery today to complete the first of two port visits here during Southern Partnership Station (SPS) Jan. 9.

    SPS is an annual deployment of various specialty platforms to the U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) area of focus in the Caribbean and Latin America. The mission goal is primarily information sharing with navies, coast guards, and civilian services throughout the region.

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Status of the Navy

Refer to "Status of the Navy"

as of Jan. 8, 2009

Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 332,040
Officers: 51,305
Enlisted: 276,299
Midshipmen: 4,436
Ready Reserve: 121,723 [As of 08 Nov]
Selected Reserves: 67,954
Individual Ready Reserve: 53,769
Reserves currently mobilized: 5,908 [As of 07 Jan] * A-1
Involuntarily mobilized: 2,086
Voluntarily mobilized: 3,822
Personnel on deployment: 45,030
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 185,559
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 283
Ships Underway (away from homeport): 90 ships (32% of total)
On deployment: 82 ships (29% of total)
Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 32 submarines (59%)
On deployment: 19 submarines (35%)
Ships Underway
Carriers:
  • USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) - Atlantic Ocean
  • USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) - 5th Fleet
Amphibious Warfare Ships:
  • USS Wasp (LHD 1) - Atlantic Ocean
Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group: * A-2
  • USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) - 5th Fleet
Aircraft (operational): 3,700+
Memo
* A-1, Number of involuntarily (voluntarily) mobilized is based on the report of U.S. DoD.
U.S. DoD: http://preview.defenselink.mil/news/Jan2009/d20090106ngr.pdf pdf_icon.gif
* A-2, Added item, not the original.
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Air-operations - U.S. Navy air-operations as part of Coalition Airpower

USAF: Jan. 8 airpower summary: A-10s deter anti-Afghan forces
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 73 close-air-support missions
  • * Near Delaram (Google Maps), an F/A-18E, providing aerial overwatch for a coalition ground unit, executed a show of force, expending flares to disrupt an enemy attack. The JTACs declared the mission a success.

    * Outside Shurakian (Google Maps), an F/A-18E performed a show of force and expended a flare to repel an enemy force engaging a coalition convoy. The JTACs reported the mission was a success.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • * 10 USAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. Additionally, 2 U.S. Navy 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, 2 USAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.

Topics - Last update Jan. 16, 2009
CMF established CTF 151
U.S. Navy: New Counter-Piracy Task Force Established
  • Manama, Bahrain (Jan. 8, 2009) - The Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) established Combined Task Force 151 (CTF-151) Jan. 8 specifically for counter-piracy operations. CTF-151 will be fully operational by the middle of January.

    The Combined Maritime Forces created the Maritime Security Patrol Area (MSPA) in the Gulf of Aden in August of 2008 to support international efforts to combat piracy. Coalition efforts included CTF-150 assets patrolling the area with ships and aircraft. However, the charter for CTF-150, established at the outset of Operation Enduring Freedom, was for the conduct of Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the Gulf of Aden, the Gulf of Oman, the Arabian Sea, Red Sea and the Indian Ocean. Operations included the deterrence of destabilizing activities, such as drug smuggling and weapons trafficking.

    The establishment of CTF-151 will allow CTF-150 assets to remain focused on those activities, giving CTF-151 the ability to focus solely on the counter-piracy mission.

    CTF-151 is a multinational task force that conducts counter-piracy operations in and around the Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean and the Red Sea and was established to create a lawful maritime order and develop security in the maritime environment.

    * USS San Antonio (LPD 17) has served as command ship for CTF-151.
The next U.S. Navy sub is named USS John Warner
U.S. Navy: Navy Names Virginia Class Submarine USS John Warner
  • Washington (Jan. 8, 2009) - SECNAV, Donald C. Winter announced Jan. 8 that the 12th Virginia-class attack submarine will be named USS John Warner (SSN 785) in honor of recently retired U.S Sen. John Warner of Virginia. Warner retired Jan. 3, 2009 after 30 years of service in the U.S. Senate.
BAE received a modification to a previously awarded contract Kearsarge`s DPMA
DID: USS Kearsarge’s 2009 Maintenance
  • Defense Industry Daily/DID (Jan. 8, 2009) - BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair in Norfolk, VA received a $19.6 million modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-05-C-4403) for the USS Kearsarge (LHD 3)`s FY 2009 docked phased maintenance availability (DPMA).

    Work will be performed in Portsmouth, VA and is expected to be complete by October 2009. All contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

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Status of the Navy

"Status of the Navy" dated Jan. 7, 2009 is no available.


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

USAF: Jan. 7 airpower summary: C-130s provide supplies
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 82 close-air-support missions
  • * A USAF MQ-1Predator and an F/A-18E fired a Hellfire missile, dropped GBU-12, GBU-38s, and fired cannon rounds against an anti-Afghan force gathered in the vicinity of Tarin Kowt (Google Maps). The missions were confirmed successful by on-scene JTACs.

    * F/A-18As and F/A-18Fs conducted shows of force to deter anti-Afghan forces and provided armed overwatch for coalition infantry units near Shurakian (Google Maps). The missions were declared successful by the JTAC.

    * An F/A-18C flew a show of force and expended flares to deter anti-Afghan forces firing on coalition ground units in the Sangin region (Google Maps). The mission was declared a success by the JTAC.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • * 18 USAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. Additionally, 4 U.S. Navy and coalition aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 44 close-air-support missions
  • * No description about U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • * 22 USAF and U.S. Navy ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Iraq. Additionally, a coalition aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.

Topics - Last update Jan. 29, 2009
USS Robert G. Bradley Conducts Training with Beninese navy
U.S. Navy: USS Robert G. Bradley Conducts Training; Gives Back to Host Nation
  • Contonou, Republic of Benin (Jan. 6-7, 2009) - USS Robert G. Bradley (FFG 49) conducted part of a theatre security cooperation mission including reviewed and practiced search and rescue (SAR) techniques, automated identification systems (AIS), visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) tactics, anti-terrorism force protection (ATFP), as well as small engine repair and maintenance while visiting the African port of Cotonou, Republic of Benin.

    Bradley is on a regularly scheduled deployment in the 6th Fleet Area of Responsibility to help improve maritime safety and security and strengthen ongoing maritime partnerships.

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Status of the Navy

Status of the Navy

Refer to "Status of the Navy"

as of Jan. 6, 2009

Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 332,040
Officers: 51,305
Enlisted: 276,299
Midshipmen: 4,436
Ready Reserve: 121,723 [As of 08 Nov]
Selected Reserves: 67,954
Individual Ready Reserve: 53,769
Reserves currently mobilized: 5,910 [As of 31 Dec] * A-1
Involuntarily mobilized: 2,124
Voluntarily mobilized: 3,786
Personnel on deployment: 45,030
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 185,559
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 283
Ships Underway (away from homeport): 84 ships (30% of total)
On deployment: 82 ships (29% of total)
Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 32 submarines (59%)
On deployment: 19 submarines (35%)
Ships Underway
Carriers:
  • USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) - Atlantic Ocean
  • USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) - 5th Fleet
Amphibious Warfare Ships:
  • USS Wasp (LHD 1) - Atlantic Ocean
Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group: * A-2
  • USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) - 5th Fleet
Aircraft (operational): 3,700+
Memo
* A-1, Number of involuntarily (voluntarily) mobilized is based on the report of U.S. DoD.
U.S. DoD: http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Dec2008/d20081230ngr.pdf pdf_icon.gif
* A-2, Added item, not the original.
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Air-operations - U.S. Navy air-operations as part of Coalition Airpower

USAF: Jan. 6 airpower summary: F-15s bomb targets
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 68 close-air-support missions
  • * Near Sangin (Google Maps), an F/A-18E dropped a GBU-38 onto anti-Afghan forces attacking a coalition foot patrol. In addition, F/A-18Es performed shows of force expending flares and provided armed aerial overwatch for a coalition ground force patrol conducting operations in the same area. The JTACs declared the missions successful.

    * In the vicinity of Nangalam (Google Maps) and near Lashkar Gah (Google Maps), a USAF A-10 and a F/A-18F executed shows of force to deter enemy activity. The JTACs declared the missions successful.

    * A USAF F-15E and an F/A-18F conducted shows of force while performing armed overwatch for coalition convoys near Balocan (Google Maps) and Nurestan (Google Maps). The missions were deemed successful by the JTAC.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • * 19 USAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. Additionally, U.S. Navy and coalition aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 43 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, 3 USAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.

Topics - Last update Jan. 29, 2009
USS Barry celebrates "Great White Fleet"
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U.S. Navy: U.S. and Maltese Sailors Conduct Joint VBSS Training aboard USS Barry
  • Valleta, Malta (Jan. 6, 2009) - USS Barry (DDG 52) is in Malta commemorating the 100th anniversary of the "Great White Fleet," a historic U.S. Navy goodwill voyage around the world that included a stop in Malta in 1909. And U.S. and Maltese military conducted joint training aboard USS Barry (DDG 52) focusing on visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) tactics.

    * According to SeaWaves Magazine, The ship arrived in the port Jan. 4.

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Status of the Navy

Status of the Navy

Refer to "Status of the Navy"

as of Jan. 5, 2009

Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 332,040
Officers: 51,305
Enlisted: 276,299
Midshipmen: 4,436
Ready Reserve: 121,723 [As of 08 Nov]
Selected Reserves: 67,954
Individual Ready Reserve: 53,769
Reserves currently mobilized: 5,937 [As of 16 Dec] * A-1
Involuntarily mobilized: 2,174
Voluntarily mobilized: 3,763
Personnel on deployment: 44,880
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 185,297
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 283
Ships Underway (away from homeport): 68 ships (24% of total)
On deployment: 81 ships (29% of total)
Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 32 submarines (59%)
On deployment: 19 submarines (35%)
Ships Underway
Carriers:
  • USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) - 5th Fleet
Amphibious Warfare Ships:
  • -
Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group: * A-2
  • USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) - 5th Fleet
Aircraft (operational): 3,700+
Memo
* A-1, Number of involuntarily (voluntarily) mobilized is based on the report of U.S. DoD.
U.S. DoD: http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Dec2008/d20081216ngr.pdf pdf_icon.gif
* A-2, Added item, not the original.
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Air-operations - U.S. Navy air-operations as part of Coalition Airpower

Jan 5

USAF: Jan. 5 airpower summary: Predator hammers target
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 69 close-air-support missions
  • * A USAF MQ-1B Predator used Hellfire missiles and an F/A-18C dropped a GBU-38 against anti-Afghan forces firing mortars from a compound against coalition forces in the vicinity of Tarin Kowt (Google Maps). The missions were confirmed successful by on-scene JTACs.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • * 15 USAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. Additionally, 4 U.S. Navy and coalition aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 45 close-air-support missions
  • * No description about U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • * 27 USAF and U.S. Navy ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Iraq. Additionally, 3 USAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Jan 4

USAF: Jan. 4 airpower summary: A-10s condut shows of force
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 53 close-air-support missions
  • * F/A-18Es fired cannon rounds onto anti-Afghan forces positioned behind a tree line in the vicinity of Shurakian (Google Maps). Furthermore, an F/A-18E conducted a show of force expending flares to deter further enemy activities. The missions were confirmed a success by the on-scene JTACs.

    * F/A-18As conducted shows of force expending flares and provided armed aerial overwatch for a coalition forces patrol that had taken fire from a compound in the vicinity of Musa Qal Eh/Musa Qaleh (Google Maps) and Kajaki Dam (Google Maps). The missions were reported a success by the JTACs.

    * Near Delaram (Google Maps), an F/A-18F conducted a show of force and performed armed aerial reconnaissance for a coalition forces foot patrol. The JTAC confirmed the mission successful.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • * 18 USAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. Additionally, 4 U.S. Navy and coalition aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 42 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, 2 USAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Jan 3

USAF: Jan. 3 airpower summary: Tankers provide key fuel support
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 48 close-air-support missions
  • * In the vicinity of Sangin (Google Maps) and near Shurakian, U.S. Navy F/A-18Cs performed shows of force to deter enemy activities and provided armed aerial overwatch for coalition convoys in the area. The JTACs declared the missions were successful.

    * A U.S. Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet conducted a show of force by expending flares and provided armed aerial overwatch for a coalition patrol that had taken fire in the vicinity of Musa Qal Eh. The mission was confirmed a success by the JTAC.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • * 15 USAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. Additionally, 4 U.S. Navy and coalition aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 42 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, 3 USAF and coalition aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.

Topics - Last update Feb. 2, 2009
Swift arrives in Jamaica for SPS
U.S. Navy: Southern Partnership Station Arrives in Jamaica
  • Port Antonio, Jamaica (Jan. 4, 2009) - High speed vessel Swift (HSV 2) arrived in Port Antonio Jan. 4 for the first of two instruction evolutions in Jamaica during Southern Partnership Station (SPS).

    Southern Partnership Station is an annual deployment of various specialty platforms to the U.S. Southern Command area of focus in the Caribbean and Latin America. The mission goal is primarily information sharing with navies, coast guards, and civilian services throughout the region.

    After Jamaica, SPS is scheduled to visit Barbados, Colombia, Panama, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republic.

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Status of the Navy

Status of the Navy

"Status of the Navy" dated Jan. 2, 2009 is no available.


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

USAF: Jan. 2 airpower summary: B-1s on patrol
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 49 close-air-support missions
  • * No description about U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • * 8 USAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. Additionally, 2 coalition aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 28 close-air-support missions
  • * No description about U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • * 28 USAF and U.S. Navy ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Iraq. Additionally, 3 USAF and coalition aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.

Topics - Last update Jan. 20, 2009
P-8A MMA Homebasing Announced
U.S. DoD: P-8A Multi-Mission Maritime Aircraft Homebasing Announced
  • Washington (Jan. 2, 2009) - The Department of the Navy announced Jan. 2 its decision to provide facilities and functions to base five fleet squadrons of the P-8A Multi-Mission Maritime Aircraft (MMA) with a fleet replacement squadron (FRS) at Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville, Fla., four fleet squadrons at NAS Whidbey Island, Wash., and three fleet squadrons at Marine Corps Base Hawaii Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, with periodic squadron detachment operations at NAS North Island.

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Status of the Navy

Status of the Navy

"Status of the Navy" dated Jan. 1, 2009 is no available.


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

USAF: Jan. 1 airpower summary: C-130s provide essential airlift
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 68 close-air-support missions
  • * U.S. Navy F/A-18Es conducted shows of force expending flares, to deter anti-Afghan activities and provide armed aerial overwatch for a coalition convoy in the vicinity of Sangin (Google Maps) and near Musa Qal Eh/Musa Qaleh (Google Maps). The missions were reported a success by the JTACs.

    * U.S. Navy F/A-18As conducted shows of force, expending flares to deter enemy activities in the vicinity of Garmser/Garmsir (Google Maps). Also, a coalition aircraft performed a show of force to deter enemy activities in the vicinity of Shurakian (Google Maps). The missions were declared a success by the JTACs.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • * 17 USAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. Additionally, 2 U.S. Navy aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 19 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, 3 USAF and coalition aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.

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