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Status of the Navy

Status of the Navy

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as of Jun. 30, 2009

Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 332,163
Officers: 52,604
Enlisted: 276,208
Midshipmen: 3,351
Ready Reserve: 111,876 [As of 09 May]
Selected Reserves: 66,712
Individual Ready Reserve: 45,164
Reserves currently mobilized: 7,027 [As of 23 Jun] * A-1
Involuntarily mobilized: 1,268
Voluntarily mobilized: 5,759
Personnel on deployment: 62,932
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 189,586
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 283
Ships Underway (away from homeport): 143 ships (51% of total)
On deployment: 114 ships (40% of total)
Deployable Attack submarines: 54/calculation
Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 32 submarines (59%)
On deployment: 25 submarines (46%)
Ships Underway
Carriers:
  • USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) - 5th Fleet
  • USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) - Atlantic Ocean
  • USS George Washington (CVN 73) - 7th Fleet
  • USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - Atlantic Ocean
  • USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - 5th Fleet
Amphibious Warfare Ships:
  • USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) - Atlantic Ocean
Boxer Amphibious Ready Group/13th MEU: * A-2
  • USS Boxer (LHD 4) - 7th Fleet
Bataan Amphibious Ready Group/22nd MEU: * A-3
  • USS Bataan (LHD 5) - 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/d20090623ngr.pdf pdf_icon.gif
* A-2, 3, Added item, not the original.
U.S. Navy: Boxer Expeditionary Strike Group Deploys
U.S. Navy: Bataan Amphibious Ready Group Deploys in Support of Maritime Strategy

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

CVW 7 that consists of VFA 143 (F/A-18E), VFA 103 (F/A-18F), VFA 83, VFA 131 (F/A-18C[N]), VAQ 140 (EA-6B), VAW 121 (E-2C NP) and HS 5 (SH-60F, HH-60H) is conducting air-supports for Operation Enduring Freedom.

USAF: June 30 airpower summary: Reaper hits enemy forces
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 75 close-air-support missions
  • A F/A-18E (VFA 143) flew a show of force over Moqor (Google Maps) to help Afghan National Army troops locate and identify anti-Afghan forces in the area. Anti-Afghan personnel had indiscriminately opened fire on the village the ANA had been patrolling, with enemy shooters taking long distance, poorly-aimed shots with small arms and rocket propelled grenades from the hills bordering the town. The F/A-18E's show of force, emphasized by an expenditure of flares, caused enemy fire to cease as they fled the area.
  • In Gereshk (Google Maps), an F/A-18F (VFA 103) conducted shows of force to aid a unit that had been attacked by anti-Afghan forces with indirect fire and automatic weapons. The aircraft also performed tactical reconnaissance for ground forces operating in the area.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 22 USAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. In addition, 3 U.S. Navy and coalition aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 8 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. In addition, 2 USAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.

Topics - Last update Jul. 8, 2009
JMSDF continues an antipiracy operation
Joint Staff: 派遣海賊対処水上部隊の出港について (Jun. 30, '09 release) pdf_icon.gif
  • Tokyo, Japan (Jun. 30, 2009) - Joint Staff reports that JS Harusame (DD 102), JS Amagiri (DD 154) and other units will depart to the Gulf of Aden Jul. 6 as a relief unit of the antipiracy operation.

    Currently, JS Samidare (DD 106), JS Sazanami (DD 113) and other units have operated in the Gulf of Aden as the 1st antipiracy maritime force since arrival at the scene Mar. 30.

    JMSDF can't escort and protect foreign vessels except emergencies outside Japan territory due to limitation of existing law, however Jun. 19, the Diet enacted the antipiracy law authorizing JMSDF to escort and protect any nations vessels outside Japan territory. In addition, a severe ROE on weapon usages is eased.

    Thus, the 2nd antipiracy maritime force will be operating under the law.
U.S. Navy deployment strength statistic FY09 - Monthly Average (Until Jun.)
U.S. Navy: Status of the Navy

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Status of the Navy

Status of the Navy

Refer to "Status of the Navy"

as of Jun. 29, 2009

Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 332,163
Officers: 52,604
Enlisted: 276,208
Midshipmen: 3,351
Ready Reserve: 111,876 [As of 09 May]
Selected Reserves: 66,712
Individual Ready Reserve: 45,164
Reserves currently mobilized: 7,027 [As of 23 Jun] * A-1
Involuntarily mobilized: 1,268
Voluntarily mobilized: 5,759
Personnel on deployment: 61,795
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 189,586
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 283
Ships Underway (away from homeport): 140 ships (49% of total)
On deployment: 113 ships (40% of total)
Deployable Attack submarines: 54/calculation
Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 32 submarines (59%)
On deployment: 25 submarines (46%)
Ships Underway
Carriers:
  • USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) - 5th Fleet
  • USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) - Atlantic Ocean
  • USS George Washington (CVN 73) - 7th Fleet
  • USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - Atlantic Ocean
  • USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - 5th Fleet
Amphibious Warfare Ships:
  • USS Nassau (LHA 4) - Atlantic Ocean
  • USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) - Atlantic Ocean
  • USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) - Atlantic Ocean
Boxer Amphibious Ready Group/13th MEU: * A-2
  • USS Boxer (LHD 4) - Gulf of Thailand
Bataan Amphibious Ready Group/22nd MEU: * A-3
  • USS Bataan (LHD 5) - 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/d20090616ngr.pdf pdf_icon.gif
* A-2, 3, Added item, not the original.
U.S. Navy: Boxer Expeditionary Strike Group Deploys
U.S. Navy: Bataan Amphibious Ready Group Deploys in Support of Maritime Strategy

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

CVW 7 that consists of VFA 143 (F/A-18E), VFA 103 (F/A-18F), VFA 83, VFA 131 (F/A-18C[N]), VAQ 140 (EA-6B), VAW 121 (E-2C NP) and HS 5 (SH-60F, HH-60H) is conducting air-supports for Operation Enduring Freedom.

Jun. 29

USAF: June 29 airpower summary: KC-135s fuel the fight
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 80 close-air-support missions
  • An F/A-18C[N] (VFA 83 or 131) and a USAF F-15E engaged near Qalat (Google Maps), targeting a group of anti-Afghan personnel with several GBU types and a strafing pass. Gunmen were firing at Afghan and coalition soldiers from the cover of a rock outcropping until the first bombs detonated among the enemy group. The remnants of the group were struck again as they began moving down the ridgeline in an attempt to escape into the mountains.
  • An F/A-18C[N] (VFA 83 or 131) conducted shows of force, expending flares, during separate engagements in Chahar Bagh (Google Maps) and Sangin (Google Maps). In both cases, the aircraft arrived to support ground forces under enemy fire and deterred the hostile attacks with the demonstrations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 22 USAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. In addition, 3 U.S. Navy and coalition aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 22 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. In addition, 2 USAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Jun. 28

USAF: June 28 airpower summary: C-130s deliver for warfighters
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 74 close-air-support missions
  • An F/A-18E (VFA 143) strafed a treeline in the Sangin area (Google Maps) where anti-Afghan forces were dug in and firing at an Afghan and coalition unit. The rounds impacted on target, ending enemy gunfire.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 21 USAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. In addition, 4 U.S. Navy and coalition aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 12 close-air-support missions
  • No description about U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 24 USAF and Navy ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Iraq.
Jun. 27

USAF: June 27 airpower summary: Predator employs Hellfire missile
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 70 close-air-support missions
  • An F/A-18C[N] (VFA 83 or 131) and a USAF B-1B responded to an enemy RPG and small-arms attack on friendly soldiers near Lashkar Gah (Google Maps). The aircraft destroyed enemy buildings containing improvised bunkers with GBU-38s after ground forces verified that no civilians were present in the target area.
  • F/A-18Es (VFA 143) near Farah (Google Maps) flew shows of force to stop an enemy attack on a dismounted friendly patrol. Afghan and coalition ground troops had been patrolling when one of their vehicles was hit by an IED and the unit began taking fire. The jets' flyover caused enemy fire to cease.
  • An F/A-18F (VFA 103) performed a show of force over an enemy compound near Balocan (Google Maps) to deter enemy fire against a dismounted Afghan security forces patrol. Anti-Afghan forces stopped firing after the aircraft passed overhead.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 20 USAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. In addition, 3 U.S. Navy and coalition aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 16 close-air-support missions
  • No description about U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 21 USAF and U.S. Navy ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Iraq. In addition, 2 USAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.

Topics - Last update Jul. 28, 2009
Achievements of JMSDF escort missions in the Gulf of Aden
Japan MoD: 派遣活動の実績
  • Gulf of Aden (Jun. 22-28, 2009) - During Jun. 22-28, the JMSDF antipiracy maritime force achieved following escort missions in the Gulf of Aden.

    30th escort mission toward east for 2 vessels Jun. 20-22.
    31st escort mission toward west for 2 vessels Jun. 22-24.

    So far, the maritime force which consists of JS Samidare (DD 106), JS Sazanami (DD 113), four helis, SBU and JCG officers has achieved 31 escort missions for 93 Japan linked commercial vessels in all. Samidare and Sazanami are two of four destroyers assigned to Escort Division 8.
Achievements of JMSDF air patrol missions in the Gulf of Aden
Japan MoD: 派遣海賊対処航空隊所属P-3Cの飛行実績について
  • Gulf of Aden (Jun. 22-28, 2009) - During Jun. 22-28, the JMSDF antipiracy air Squadron based in Djibouti flew 3 patrol missions for supports the antipiracy maritime force and coaliton navies in the Gulf of Aden.

    The antipiracy SQ. equipped with two P-3C aircraft and has achieved 9 patrol missions in all since Jun. 11.
Two Russian ships returning to homeport after an antipiracy operation
Joint Staff: ロシア海軍艦艇の動向について pdf_icon.gif
  • IVO Tsuhima islands, Japan (Jun. 28, 2009) - Japan Maritime Selfe Defense Force (JMSDF) Abukuma class destroyer JS Chikuma (DE 233), assigned to 15th Escort Div., detected two Russian Navy ships, Udaloy class destroyer RFS Admiral Panteleev (DDG 548) and Dubna class oiler Irkut sailing toward north in the vicinity of Tsushima islands, Japan Jun 28.

    Two ship were heading to Vladivostok, Russia after completing an antipiracy operation off the coast of Somalia.
USS Essex to arrive in Cairns, Australia
U.S. Navy: Essex Arrives in Cairns
  • Cairns, Australia (Jun. 28, 2009) - USS Essex (LHD 2) as flagship of Essex Amphibous Ready Group and embarked 31st MEU arrived in Cairns, Australia Jun. 28. prior to the Talisman Saber 2009 (TS09), a U.S.-Australian biennial, bilateral exercise.

    * USS Tortuga (LSD 46) and USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) as part of Essex ARG also will participate in TS09.

Memo

Jun. 29, USS Decatur (DDG 73) as part of Reagan CSG arrives in Yokosuka, Japan.

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Status of the Navy

Status of the Navy

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as of Jun. 26, 2009

Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 331,633
Officers: 52,400
Enlisted: 275,882
Midshipmen: 3,351
Ready Reserve: 111,876 [As of 09 May]
Selected Reserves: 66,712
Individual Ready Reserve: 45,164
Reserves currently mobilized: 6,829 [As of 16 Jun] * A-1
Involuntarily mobilized: 1,275
Voluntarily mobilized: 5,554
Personnel on deployment: 62,099
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 189,586
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 283
Ships Underway (away from homeport): 143 ships (51% of total)
On deployment: 114 ships (40% of total)
Deployable Attack submarines: 54/calculation
Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 37 submarines (68%)
On deployment: 26 submarines (48%)
Ships Underway
Carriers:
  • USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) - 5th Fleet
  • USS George Washington (CVN 73) - 7th Fleet
  • USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - Atlantic Ocean
Amphibious Warfare Ships:
  • USS Nassau (LHA 4) - Atlantic Ocean
  • USS Essex (LHD 2) - Coral Sea
  • USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) - Atlantic Ocean
Bataan Amphibious Ready Group/22nd MEU: * A-2
  • USS Bataan (LHD 5) - 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/d20090616ngr.pdf pdf_icon.gif
* A-2, Added item, not the original.
U.S. Navy: Bataan Amphibious Ready Group Deploys in Support of Maritime Strategy

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

CVW 7 that consists of VFA 143 (F/A-18E), VFA 103 (F/A-18F), VFA 83, VFA 131 (F/A-18C[N]), VAQ 140 (EA-6B), VAW 121 (E-2C NP) and HS 5 (SH-60F, HH-60H) is conducting air-supports for Operation Enduring Freedom.

USAF: June 26 airpower summary: B-1B targets insurgent facility
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 62 close-air-support missions
  • No description about U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 19 USAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. In addition, a Coalition aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 22 close-air-support missions
  • No description about U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 22 USAF and U.S. Navy ISR flew missions as part of operations in Iraq. In addition, 2 USAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.

Topics - Last update Jun. 28, 2009
Achievements of JMSDF escort missions in the Gulf of Aden
Japan MoD: 派遣活動の実績
  • Gulf of Aden (Jun. 20-26, 2009) - During Jun. 20-26, the JMSDF antipiracy maritime force achieved following escort missions in the Gulf of Aden.

    29th escort mission for 2 vessels Jun. 18-20.
    30th escort mission for 2 vessels Jun. 20-22.
    31st escort mission for 2 vessels Jun. 22-24.

    So far, the maritime force which consists of JS Samidare (DD 106), JS Sazanami (DD 113), four helis, SBU and JCG officers has achieved 31 escort missions for 93 Japan linked commercial vessels in all. Samidare and Sazanami are two of four destroyers assigned to Escort Division 8.

    In addtion, two JMSDF P-3C aircraft assigned to the antipiracy SQ has conducted an ISR operation in the Gulf of Aden, off Somalia since Jun. 11.

    * Publishing day on achievements is scheduled to change to Monday.

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Status of the Navy

Status of the Navy

Refer to "Status of the Navy"

as of Jun. 25, 2009

Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 331,633
Officers: 52,400
Enlisted: 275,882
Midshipmen: 3,351
Ready Reserve: 111,876 [As of 09 May]
Selected Reserves: 66,712
Individual Ready Reserve: 45,164
Reserves currently mobilized: 6,829 [As of 16 Jun] * A-1
Involuntarily mobilized: 1,275
Voluntarily mobilized: 5,554
Personnel on deployment: 62,099
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 189,586
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 283
Ships Underway (away from homeport): 144 ships (51% of total)
On deployment: 115 ships (41% of total)
Deployable Attack submarines: 54/calculation
Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 37 submarines (68%)
On deployment: 26 submarines (48%)
Ships Underway
  • USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) - 5th Fleet
  • USS George Washington (CVN 73) - 7th Fleet
  • USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - Atlantic Ocean
Amphibious Warfare Ships:
  • USS Nassau (LHA 4) - Atlantic Ocean
  • USS Essex (LHD 2) - Coral Sea
  • USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) - Atlantic Ocean
Bataan Amphibious Ready Group/22nd MEU: * A-2
  • USS Bataan (LHD 5) - 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/d20090616ngr.pdf pdf_icon.gif
* A-2, Added item, not the original.
U.S. Navy: Bataan Amphibious Ready Group Deploys in Support of Maritime Strategy

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

CVW 7 that consists of VFA 143 (F/A-18E), VFA 103 (F/A-18F), VFA 83, VFA 131 (F/A-18C[N]), VAQ 140 (EA-6B), VAW 121 (E-2C NP) and HS 5 (SH-60F, HH-60H) is conducting air-supports for Operation Enduring Freedom.

USAF: June 25 airpower summary: A-10s target anti-Afghan forces
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 73 close-air-support missions
  • In the vicinity of Lashkar Gah (Google Maps), a coalition aircraft and an F/A-18E (VFA 143) employed GBU-12 and -38 munitions to target enemy forces engaging Afghan and coalition military personnel. The strikes destroyed enemy fighting positions in a compound and in a tree line, ending RPG and automatic weapons fire coming from those spots. Later, a coalition aircraft flew a show of force over a friendly convoy to prevent it from being attacked.
  • An F/A-18C[N] (VFA 83 or 131) dropped a GBU-12 against a hostile fighting position in Sangin (Google Maps) after coalition personnel detected an enemy group there armed with RPGs, assault weapons and a recoilless rifle preparing to attack. The strike destroyed the position and prevented the enemy attack from taking place.
  • Near Tarin Kowt (Google Maps), an F/A-18C[N] (VFA 83 or 131) employed GBU-38s against the entrance of a cave when anti-Afghan gunmen using it for a natural bunker started firing from it. The bomb closed the cave and eliminated the hostile position's threat to Afghan security force personnel. In a separate engagement in the same area, a USAF B-1B and a U.S. Navy F/A-18E (VFA 143) conducted shows of force preventing an enemy attack after a group of anti-Afghan forces was spotted readying for an ambush.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 19 USAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. In addition, 2 U.S. Navy aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 24 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. In addition, 2 USAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.

Topics - Last update Jul. 10, 2009
JS Umigiri contacted Chinese Navy 5 ships near Okinawa, Japan
Joint Staff: 中国海軍艦艇の動向について pdf_icon.gif
  • IVO Okinawa, Japan (Jun. 25, 2009) - Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) Asagiri class destroyer JS Umigiri (DD 158), assigned to 4th Escort Div., has discovered 5 Chinese Navy ships conducting an exercise in the vicinity of Okinawa island Jun. 25.

    The PLAN maritime group was comprised of a Luzhou Clas destroyer - PLAN Shijiazhuang (DDG 116), two Jiangwei-II class frigates - PLAN Xiangfan (FFG 527), PLAN Mianyang (FFG 528), a Fuqing class oiler - PLAN Hongzehu (A 881) and an unknown class hull number 721.

    Joint Staff said the group has been detected some times by MSDF in the west Pacific Ocean since a few days ago.


    Click to full view: PLAN unknown class ship hull number 721.
    The photo by Web Magazine Asagumo news.

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Status of the Navy

I've not recorded "Status of the Navy" for Jun. 24, 2009.


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

CVW 7 that consists of VFA 143 (F/A-18E), VFA 103 (F/A-18F), VFA 83, VFA 131 (F/A-18C[N]), VAQ 140 (EA-6B), VAW 121 (E-2C NP) and HS 5 (SH-60F, HH-60H) is conducting air-supports for Operation Enduring Freedom.

USAF: June 24 airpower summary: C-130 airlift keeps mission going
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted close-air-support missions
  • In Gardez (Google Maps), an F/A-18F (VFA 103) and USAF F-15Es flew shows of force in separate engagements in order to deter enemy aggression. The aircraft expended flares, allowing one friendly ground unit to search for enemy firing positions and another to safely break contact and continue with its mission.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 20 USAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. In addition, 3 U.S. Navy and coalition aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 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. In addition, 2 USAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.

Topics - Last update Jun. 30, 2009
USS Ronald Reagan, Chancellorsville to arrive in Singapore
U.S. Navy: USS Ronald Reagan Arrives in Singapore
  • Changi Naval Base, Singapore (Jun. 24, 2009) - USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) as part of Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group (CSG) arrived in Changi Naval Base, Singapore June 24 for their first port visit in their 2009 Western Pacific deployment.

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Status of the Navy

Status of the Navy

Refer to "Status of the Navy"

as of Jun. 23, 2009

Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 331,633
Officers: 52,400
Enlisted: 275,882
Midshipmen: 3,351
Ready Reserve: 111,876 [As of 09 May]
Selected Reserves: 66,712
Individual Ready Reserve: 45,164
Reserves currently mobilized: 6,829 [As of 16 Jun] * A-1
Involuntarily mobilized: 1,275
Voluntarily mobilized: 5,554
Personnel on deployment: 61,945
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 189,586
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 283
Ships Underway (away from homeport): 142 ships (50% of total)
On deployment: 115 ships (41% of total)
Deployable Attack submarines: 54/calculation
Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 37 submarines (68%)
On deployment: 26 submarines (48%)
Ships Underway
Carriers:
  • USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) - 5th Fleet
  • USS George Washington (CVN 73) - Philippine Sea
  • USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - Atlantic Ocean
Amphibious Warfare Ships:
  • USS Nassau (LHA 4) - Atlantic Ocean
  • USS Essex (LHD 2) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) - Atlantic Ocean
Boxer Amphibious Ready Group/13th MEU: * A-2
  • USS Boxer (LHD 4) - 7th Fleet
Bataan Amphibious Ready Group/22nd MEU: * A-3
  • USS Bataan (LHD 5) - 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/d20090616ngr.pdf pdf_icon.gif
* A-2, 3, Added item, not the original.
U.S. Navy: Boxer Expeditionary Strike Group Deploys
U.S. Navy: Bataan Amphibious Ready Group Deploys in Support of Maritime Strategy

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

CVW 7 that consists of VFA 143 (F/A-18E), VFA 103 (F/A-18F), VFA 83, VFA 131 (F/A-18C[N]), VAQ 140 (EA-6B), VAW 121 (E-2C NP) and HS 5 (SH-60F, HH-60H) is conducting air-supports for Operation Enduring Freedom.

USAF: June 23 airpower summary: HH-60Gs support medical evacuations
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 81 close-air-support missions
  • Multiple coalition aircraft and F/A-18C[N]s (VFA 83 or 131) flew shows of force throughout the day in the Lashkar Gah (Google Maps), stopping or preempting several anti-Afghan forces attacks. Insurgents with RPG launchers and machine guns opened fire on two different convoys passing through the area from civilian residential compounds. To avoid danger to Afghan civilians and their property, the ground forces commander opted to employ a show of force rather than use airstrikes.
  • In Orgun (Google Maps), an F-18 (CVW 7) conducted a show of force over a treeline and expended flares after a coalition convoy spotted enemy personnel preparing for an attack there. The flyover prevented a confrontation, allowing the convoy to proceed without interference.

    * There're some possibilities that the place name is Oruzgan (Google Maps). Because Orgun is out of recent U.S. carrier's aircraft operational area.
  • No description about U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 20 USAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. In addition, 3 U.S. Navy and coalition aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 23 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. In addition, 2 USAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.

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Status of the Navy

Status of the Navy

"Status of the Navy" for Jun. 22, 2009 is no available.


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

CVW 7 that consists of VFA 143 (F/A-18E), VFA 103 (F/A-18F), VFA 83, VFA 131 (F/A-18C[N]), VAQ 140 (EA-6B), VAW 121 (E-2C NP) and HS 5 (SH-60F, HH-60H) is conducting air-supports for Operation Enduring Freedom.

Jun. 22

USAF: June 22 airpower summary: KC-135s keep coalition aircraft in the fight
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 79 close-air-support missions
  • Near Lashkar Gah (Google Maps), a USAF B-1B dropped a GBU-31, destroying an enemy building being used as a firing position. Nearby, F/A-18Fs (VFA 103) carried out shows of force to stop an additional attack from enemy gunmen with assault rifles and RPG launchers firing on friendly convoy vehicles. The jets expended flares to emphasize their presence which reduced enemy fire so the convoy could break out and move on.
  • No description about U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 22 USAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. In addition, 2 U.S. Navy aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 20 close-air-support missions
  • No description about U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 23 USAF and U.S. Navy ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Iraq. In addition, 2 USAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Jun. 21

AFCENT, USAF: Airpower Summary for June 21
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 74 close-air-support missions
  • No description about U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 20 USAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. In addition, 2 U.S. Navy aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 21 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. In addition, 2 USAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Jun. 20

AFCENT, USAF: Airpower Summary for June 20
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 74 close-air-support missions
  • USAF F-15Es and a B-1B along with a U.S. Navy F/A-18F (VFA 103) responded to a firefight near Shurakian (Google Maps). Employing strafes and GBU munitions, the aircraft targeted enemy personnel dug in along a ridgeline, routing them, and then tracked them into positions in a treeline where the jets delivered additional strikes. The aircraft came in again when the origin point for enemy RPG fire was discovered, destroying that firing position. After an extended engagement, enemy forces were forced to retreat having suffered severe casualties.
  • A lengthy engagement in Now Zad (Google Maps) resulted in a Navy F/A-18C[N] (VFA 83 or 131), a USMC AV-8B and a Coalition aircraft being called in to provide air support. During the fight, aircraft spotted and tracked enemy forces that had been firing mortars at a Coalition unit. The aircraft followed them to a building previously identified as an enemy weapons cache, destroyed the structure, then hit additional enemy personnel with RPGs as they attempted to move to alternate fighting positions. Additional strikes uprooted a supporting enemy force dug in along a treeline and exchanging fire with a Coalition ground unit, then hit a number of armed enemy personnel attempting to escape from the battle.
  • In Qalat (Google Maps), a Super Hornet (VFA 103 or 143) conducted a show of force after a roadside bomb disabled a Coalition convoy vehicle. The aircraft stayed to provide cover as soldiers moved the vehicle's equipment and passengers to another vehicle.
  • Near Gereshk (Google Maps), an F/A-18A (-C[N]?) provided back up to an Afghan National Police unit taking enemy fire. The aircraft carried out a show of force and expended flares to drive off the attacking gunmen.
  • Super Hornets (VFA 103 or 143) and USAF F-15Es flew shows of force over Tarin Kowt (Google Maps) and Bagram (Google Maps) respectively, expending several flares for increased deterrent value. The aircraft preempted enemy forces from conducting attacks on convoys travelling through those locations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 20 USAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. In addition, 2 U.S. Navy aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 22 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. In addition, 2 USAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.

Topics - Last update Jul. 1, 2009
USS Harry S. Truman to conduct a COMPUTEX
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  • Atlantic Ocean (Jun. 22, 2009) - USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) is underway in the Atlantic Ocean conducting a Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPUTEX).
JMSDF antipiracy partol begins
Japan MoD: 派遣海賊対処航空隊所属P-3Cの飛行実績について
  • Gulf of Aden (Jun. 11-21) - JMSDF antipiracy air Squadron flew 6 patrol missions for supports the antipiracy maritime force and coaliton navies in the Gulf of Aden during Jun. 11-21.

    The antipiracy SQ. based in Djibouti began 1st patrol mission Jun. 11,
USS Essex is underway in Philippine Sea
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  • Philippine Sea (Jun. 21, 2009) - USS Essex (LHD 2) as flagship of Essex ARG/31st MEU conducts a refueling at sea with USNS John Ericsson (T-AO 194) in Philippine Saa. Essex ARG is heading Australia for participating in Talisman Saber 2009.

    * USS Denver (LPD 9) as part of Essex ARG also received 136,900 gallons/almost 518 kiloliters of diesel fuel from Ericsson.
USS Bataan passes through the Suez Canal to cross into Red Sea
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  • Suez Canal (Jun. 20, 2009) - USS Bataan (LHD 5) passes through the Suez Canal to cross into Red Sea. Bataan is the flagship for the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group/22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit and is supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
U.S. sailor died aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower
U.S. Navy: Navy Identifies Sailor Who Died Aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Arabian Sea (Jun. 20, 2009) - The command master chief petty office (CMDCM) from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7 died Jun. 20 aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) as flagship of Eisenhower CSG due to natural causes.

    Currently, Eisenhower CSG is operating in the Arabian Sea as part of a regularly-scheduled deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet Area of Operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and maritime security operations.
USNS Comfort to arrive in La Union, El Salvador
U.S. SOUTHCOM: USNS Comfort Begins Humanitarian Mission in El Salvador
  • La Union, El Salvador (Jun. 22, 2009) - USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) arrived in La Union, El Salvador as part of Continuing Promise 2009 (CP09).

    CP09 is a four month humanitarian and civic assistance mission in Latin America and the Caribbean.

    Comfort is scheduled to be in El Salvador until Jul. 2 and will then continue to Nicaragua.

Memo

I'll take a rest until weekend, see you !

According to UPI, the final acceptance trials for USS Freedom (LCS 1) is recently completed off the coast of Virginia.

Recently, USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4) departed Yokosuka, Japan for Pacific Partnership mission 2009 instead of USS Dubuque (LPD 8).

USS Bataan (LHD 5) arrived in U.S. 5th Fleet AOR Jun. 20 and then relieved Boxer ARG/13th MEU.

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Status of the Navy

Status of the Navy

Refer to "Status of the Navy"

as of Jun. 19, 2009

Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 331,633
Officers: 52,400
Enlisted: 275,882
Midshipmen: 3,351
Ready Reserve: 111,876 [As of 09 May]
Selected Reserves: 66,712
Individual Ready Reserve: 45,164
Reserves currently mobilized: 6,829 [As of 16 Jun] * A-1
Involuntarily mobilized: 1,275
Voluntarily mobilized: 5,554
Personnel on deployment: 61,945
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 188,893
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 283
Ships Underway (away from homeport): 134 ships (48 % of total)
On deployment: 114 ships (40 % of total)
Deployable submarines: 54/calculation
Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 33 submarines (61%)
On deployment: 26 submarines (48%)
Ships Underway
Carriers:
  • USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) - 5th Fleet
  • USS George Washington (CVN 73) - Philippine Sea
  • USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - Atlantic Ocean
  • USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - Philippine Sea
Amphibious Warfare Ships:
  • USS Essex (LHD 2) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) - Pacific Ocean
Boxer Amphibious Ready Group/13th MEU: * A-2
  • USS Boxer (LHD 4) - 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/d20090616ngr.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

CVW 7 that consists of VFA 143 (F/A-18E), VFA 103 (F/A-18F), VFA 83, VFA 131 (F/A-18C[N]), VAQ 140 (EA-6B), VAW 121 (E-2C NP) and HS 5 (SH-60F, HH-60H) is conducting air-supports for Operation Enduring Freedom.

AFCENT, USAF: Airpower Summary for June 19
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 64 close-air-support missions
  • No description about U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 19 USAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 18 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.

Topics - Last update Jun. 30, 2009
Achievements of JMSDF escort missions in the Gulf of Aden
Japan MoD: 派遣活動の実績
  • Gulf of Aden (Jun. 13-19, 2009) - During Jun. 13-19, the JMSDF antipiracy maritime force achieved following escort missions in the Gulf of Aden.

    27th escort mission for 2 vessels Jun. 13-15.
    28th escort mission for 2 vessels Jun. 16-18.

    So far, the maritime force which consists of JS Samidare (DD 106), JS Sazanami (DD 113), four helis, SBU and JCG officers has achieved 28 escort missions for 87 Japan linked commercial vessels in all. Samidare and Sazanami are two of four destroyers assigned to Escort Division 8.

    In addtion, two JMSDF P-3C aircraft assigned to the antipiracy SQ has conducted an ISR operation in the Gulf of Aden, off Somalia since Jun. 11.
Eisenhower CSG is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet AOR
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  • Arabian Sea (Jun. 19, 2009) - USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) as flagship of Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom as well as maritime security operations.
USS George Washington is deployed in WestPac
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  • Philippine Sea (Jun. 19, 2009) - USS George Washington (CVN 73) is underway in Philippine Sea on her first summer deployment from Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan supporting security and stability in the western Pacific Ocean.
USS Tortuga is underway in Philippine Sea
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  • Philippine Sea (Jun. 19, 2009) - USS Tortuga (LSD 46) as part of Essex ARG/31st MEU is underway for Summer Deployment, and scheduled to participate in military exercise Talisman Saber with the Royal Australian Forces.

    * USS Essex (LHD 2) is also underway in Philippine Sea.
USS Gettsburg to visit the Republic of Seychelles
USN: CTF 151, USS Gettysburg Strengthen International Ties in Seychelles
  • Republic of Seychelles (Jun. 19, 2009) - USS Gettysburg (CG 64) as flagship of CTF 151 completed a four-day port visit Jun. 19 to the Republic of Seychelles.

    CTF 151 is a Turkish-led, multinational task force established to conduct counterpiracy operations.

    * Gettysburg is deployed as part of Eisenhower CSG.
The high-speed experimental boat Stiletto visits Guantanamo Bay
U.S. Navy: Stiletto Visits Guantanamo Bay
  • Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (Jun. 19, 2009) - The Department of Defense's high-speed experimental boat Stiletto made a brief port visit to Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to replenish fuel and supplies Jun. 19 on U.S. and multinational counter-illicit trafficking operations and operational tests.

    Stiletto is on her second deployment in the U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command area of focus. She has undergone testing by the Department of Defense for her usefulness in littoral operations and interoperable environments.
Although U.S. cancelled a participation in FRUKUS last year...
U.S. Navy: U.S. Kicks Off Participation in FRUKUS 2009
  • Bay of Biscay, France (Jun. 19, 2009) - Maritime forces from four navies France, Russia, UK, U.S. begins an annual exercise "FRUKUS" in the Bay of Biscay, France Jun. 19.

    Participating from U.S. forces are USS Klakring (FFG 42) and staff for the Commander, U.S. 6th Fleet.

    * klakring is on a scheduled deployment in U.S. 6th Fleet AOR.

Memo

Currently, JMSDF can't escort and protect foreign vessels except emergencies outside Japan territory due to limitation of existing law, however Jun. 19, the Diet enacted the antipiracy law authorizing JMSDF to escort and protect any nations vessels outside Japan territory.

JS Harusame (DD 102), JS Amagiri (DD 154) will depart to the Gulf of Aden as a relief unit of the antipiracy operation soon.

Japan Gov't decided make Japan Coast Guard, not JMSDF performs inspections of North Korea ships in line with a U.N. Security Council resolution.

Jun. 19, USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49), USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) and USS Chafee (DDG 90) arrived in Singapore during CARAT 2009 Singapore phase.

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Status of the Navy

Status of the Navy

"Status of the Navy" for Jun. 18, 2009 is no available.


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

CVW 7 that consists of VFA 143 (F/A-18E), VFA 103 (F/A-18F), VFA 83, VFA 131 (F/A-18C[N]), VAQ 140 (EA-6B), VAW 121 (E-2C NP) and HS 5 (SH-60F, HH-60H) is conducting air-supports for Operation Enduring Freedom.

USAF: June 18 airpower summary: C-17s help sustain ops in theater
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 83 close-air-support missions
  • In the vicinity of Kandahar (Google Maps), F/A-18Fs (VFA 103) dived into a firefight, putting Vulcan cannon strafes onto anti-Afghan positions in a treeline. Enemy fire was reduced but not stopped, prompting the JTAC to call for follow-up strikes with GBU-38s and additional gun passes. The jets cleared the treeline then stopped a second enemy force along a ridgeline before they could launch a counterattack. Coalition ground troops confirmed the Taliban force's commander was killed during the engagement.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 22 USAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. In addition, 2 U.S. Navy aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 15 close-air-support missions
  • No description about U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 18 USAF and U.S. Navy ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Iraq. In addition, 2 USAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.

Topics - Last update Jun. 23, 2009
USS Nimitz to conduct FST-J
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  • San Diego, Calif. (Jun. 18, 2009) - USS Nimitz (CVN 68) is participating in Fleet Synthetic Training Joint (FST-J) with other ships and Navy units, as well as Marine Corps, Army and Air Force commands in San Diego, Calif.

    * Nimitz is expected to deploy on July.

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Status of the Navy

Status of the Navy

Refer to "Status of the Navy"

as of Jun. 17, 2009

Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 331,633
Officers: 52,400
Enlisted: 275,882
Midshipmen: 3,351
Ready Reserve: 111,876 [As of 09 May]
Selected Reserves: 66,712
Individual Ready Reserve: 45,164
Reserves currently mobilized: 6,792 [As of 09 Jun] * A-1
Involuntarily mobilized: 1,280
Voluntarily mobilized: 5,512
Personnel on deployment: 61,945
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 188,893
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 283
Ships Underway (away from homeport): 134 ships (47% of total)
On deployment: 115 ships (41% of total)
Deployable Attack submarines: 54/calculation
Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 33 submarines (61%)
On deployment: 26 submarines (48%)
Ships Underway
Carriers:
  • USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) - 5th Fleet
  • USS George Washington (CVN 73) - Philippine Sea
  • USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - Atlantic Ocean
  • USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - Pacific Ocean
Amphibious Warfare Ships:
  • USS Essex (LHD 2) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) - Pacific Ocean
Boxer Amphibious Ready Group/13th MEU: * 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/d20090609ngr.pdf pdf_icon.gif
* A-2, 3, 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

CVW 7 that consists of VFA 143 (F/A-18E), VFA 103 (F/A-18F), VFA 83, VFA 131 (F/A-18C[N]), VAQ 140 (EA-6B), VAW 121 (E-2C NP) and HS 5 (SH-60F, HH-60H) is conducting air-supports for Operation Enduring Freedom.

USAF: June 17 airpower summary: F-15Es deter anti-Afghan forces massing attack
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 82 close-air-support missions
  • An F/A-18C[N] (VFA 83 or 131) near Lashkar Gah (Google Maps) used a GBU-12 to halt fire from armed enemy personnel dug in along a treeline. Enemy personnel were shooting at a coalition unit but were cut short by the bomb's blast. Later, a coalition aircraft carried out a show of force to deter further enemy aggression and helped ground forces locate improvised explosives anti-Afghan forces had placed along a civilian highway.
  • An F/A-18F (VFA 103) carried out a show of force during an enemy confrontation in Shinkay (Google Maps). Enemy personnel had occupied a village and were shooting at approaching friendly troops from the homes of local residents. After the aircraft appeared, enemy personnel stopped shooting and attempted to flee the area on motorcycles. The jets tracked the riders along their escape route.
  • Near Qal-E-Naw (unknown), F/A-18Es (VFA 143) flew shows of force, expending flares over a built up area in order to suppress enemy fire coming from within. Gunmen had been firing from a local settlement with the apparent intent of drawing fire onto the civilian buildings they were using for cover. Their fire was suppressed by the arrival of the jets, whose demonstrations led enemy personnel to cease fire and withdraw.
  • No description about U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 20 USAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. In addition, 4 coalition and Navy aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
No description on how many Coalition Airpower conducted close-air-support missions
  • No description on CAS missions in Iraq.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 26 USAF and U.S. Navy ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Iraq. In addition, 2 USAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.

Topics - Last update Jun. 30, 2009
JS Oyashio collided with survey cables
MSN Sankei news: 海自潜水艦が接触事故 青森県沖、けが人なし
  • Off the coast of Aomori, Japan (Jun. 17, 2009) - JMSDF JS Oyashio (SS 590), assigned to Submarine Flotilla 2, cut several survey cables being towed by 3D seismic survey vessel Shigen, assigned to Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, off the coast of Aomori, Japan on Jun. 17. No injuries are reported.

    At the time, Oyashio was conducting a exercise underwater and Shigen was surveying in the area.
USNS Comfort departs Tumaco, Colombia
U.S. Navy: Comfort Departs Tumaco, Heads for El Salvador in Support of the Maritime Strategy
  • Tumaco, Colombia (Jun. 17, 2009) - USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) departs Tumaco, Colombia Jun. 17 after spending 12 days in the city and surrounding areas as part of Continuing Promise 2009 (CP09).

    Comfort is scheduled to stop in La Union, El Salvador to continue CP 09.

    * Comfort received supplies from USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE 5) Jun. 19 on the heels of its departure.
USS Arleigh Burke takes over African Partnership Station
Navy Times: Arleigh Burke takes over African mission
  • Mombasa, Kenya (Jun. 17, 2009) - USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) pulled into Mombasa, Kenya, on Jun. 17 for the latest iteration of the Africa Partnership Station.

    Arleigh Burke deployed Apr. 25 from Norfolk, Va. Before its departure, Naval Surface Force, Atlantic, announced the destroyer would be going to the Mediterranean Sea and to a joint exercise Joint Warrior 09-1 in the North Atlantic.

    Burke is scheduled to make APS stops at the island nations of Reunion, Seychelles and Mauritius, and in South Africa.

    * Joint Warrior had been conducted May 11-21.
    * Burke stopped Djibouti Jun. 11.

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Status of the Navy

Status of the Navy

Refer to "Status of the Navy"

as of Jun. 16, 2009

Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 331,633
Officers: 52,400
Enlisted: 275,882
Midshipmen: 3,351
Ready Reserve: 111,876 [As of 09 May]
Selected Reserves: 66,712
Individual Ready Reserve: 45,164
Reserves currently mobilized: 6,792 [As of 09 Jun] * A-1
Involuntarily mobilized: 1,280
Voluntarily mobilized: 5,512
Personnel on deployment: 61,945
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 188,893
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 283
Ships Underway (away from homeport): 134 ships (47 % of total)
On deployment: 115 ships (41 % of total)
Deployable Attack submarines: 54/calculation
Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 33 submarines (61%)
On deployment: 26 submarines (48%)
Ships Underway
Carriers:
  • USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) - 5th Fleet
  • USS George Washington (CVN 73) - Philippine Sea
  • USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - Atlantic Ocean
  • USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - Pacific Ocean
Amphibious Warfare Ships:
  • USS Essex (LHD 2) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) - Pacific Ocean
Boxer Amphibious Ready Group/13th MEU: * 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/d20090609ngr.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

CVW 7 that consists of VFA 143 (F/A-18E), VFA 103 (F/A-18F), VFA 83, VFA 131 (F/A-18C[N]), VAQ 140 (EA-6B), VAW 121 (E-2C NP) and HS 5 (SH-60F, HH-60H) is conducting air-supports for Operation Enduring Freedom.

USAF: June 16 airpower summary: B-1B provides show of force
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted close-air-support missions
  • In the area of Lashkar Gah (Google Maps) an F/A-18C[N] (VFA 83 or 131) conducted a show of force to support ground forces receiving sporadic small-arms and RPG fire. The maneuver suppressed enemy fire. The aircraft continued to provide overwatch until ground forces completed their mission.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 22 USAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. In addition, 2 USAF and 2 coalition aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 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. In addition, 2 USAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.

Topics - Last update Jun. 22, 2009
USS Stout to visit Bodrum, Turkey
U.S. Navy: Stout Visits Bodrum, Turkey
  • Bodrum, Turkey (Jun. 16, 2009) - USS Stout (DDG 55) arrived in Bodrum, Turkey, June 16 for a rest and strengthening the partnership between U.S. and Turkey in the midst of a six-month deployment to 5th, 6th Fleet Area of Responsibility as part of Eisenhower CSG.
USS Kidd, Preble to return San Diego from a five month deployment
U.S. Navy: Kidd, Preble Return Home from Deployment
  • San Diego, Calif. (Jun. 16, 2009) - USS Preble (DDG 88), USS Kidd (DDG 100) returned home to Naval Station San Diego from a five-month deployment as part of John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group (CSG) June 16.

    * Jun. 16, USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) received supplies from USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10) in the Gulf of Alaska on a final phase of shceduled deployment. Currently, Stennis and USS Antietam (CG 54) are participating in the Northern Edge 2009.

Memo

According to Seawaves Magazine, USS Gettysburg (CG 64) as flagship of CTF 151 arrives the Republic of Seychelles Jun. 16.

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Status of the Navy

Status of the Navy

Refer to "Status of the Navy"

as of Jun. 15, 2009

Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 331,633
Officers: 52,400
Enlisted: 275,882
Midshipmen: 3,351
Ready Reserve: 115,196 [As of 09 Apr]
Selected Reserves: 66,812
Individual Ready Reserve: 48,384
Reserves currently mobilized: 6,792 [As of 09 Jun] * A-1
Involuntarily mobilized: 1,280
Voluntarily mobilized: 5,512
Personnel on deployment: 62,886
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 188,893
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 283
Ships Underway (away from homeport): 127 ships (45% of total)
On deployment: 117 ships (41% of total)
Deployable Attack submarine: 54/calculation
Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 33 submarines (61%)
On deployment: 26 submarines (48%)
Ships Underway
Carriers:
  • USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) - 5th Fleet
  • USS George Washington (CVN 73) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - Atlantic Ocean
  • USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - Pacific Ocean
Amphibious Warfare Ships:
  • USS Essex (LHD 2) - East China Sea
Boxer Amphibious Ready Group/13th MEU: * 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/d20090609ngr.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

CVW 7 that consists of VFA 143 (F/A-18E), VFA 103 (F/A-18F), VFA 83, VFA 131 (F/A-18C[N]), VAQ 140 (EA-6B), VAW 121 (E-2C NP) and HS 5 (SH-60F, HH-60H) is conducting air-supports for Operation Enduring Freedom.

Jun. 15

USAF: June 15 airpower summary: F-15, A-10 execute multiple strafing runs
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 78 close-air-support missions
  • Two F/A-18Fs (VFA 103) supported ground operations as coalition forces were taking small-arms fire near Gereshk (Google Maps) in Southern Afghanistan. The first aircraft performed a strafing run on a tree line containing enemy combatants firing on coalition positions. The second aircraft performed a show of force and expended flares helping to suppress enemy fire in the area. Both aircraft continued to support the ongoing operations by performing ISR missions of compounds in the area that had previously contained enemy combatants.
  • In Southern Afghanistan near Lashkar Gah (Google Maps), F/A-18Fs (VFA 103) conducted several strafing runs with 20mm rounds on enemy vehicles and forces hidden in a tree line who had been firing small-arm rounds and RPGs on friendly forces from their protected position. Their efforts reduced enemy fire and destroyed the targeted vehicle. The aircraft remained on station to provide overwatch for friendly forces and successfully dropped GBU-12 munitions on enemy forces firing on ground forces from a compound.
  • F/A-18C[N]s (VFA 83 or 131) performed a show of force in Northwest Afghanistan near Now Zad (Google Maps) in support of friendly forces that were under attack by small-arms fire. The attack halted the enemy attack. The aircraft remained on station to perform armed overwatch of ground forces.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 22 USAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. In addition, 2 coalition and two Navy aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 21 close-air-support missions
  • No description about U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 23 USAF and U.S. Navy ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Iraq. In addition, 2 USAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Jun. 14

USAF: June 14 airpower summary: A-10s provide convoy security
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)
  • 10 USAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. In addition, 2 Coalition aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 13 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.
Jun. 13

USAF: June 13 airpower summary: F-15E targets enemy spotter
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 58 close-air-support missions
  • No description about U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 18 USAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. In addition, 2 Coalition aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 18 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. In addition, 2 USAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.

Topics - Last update Jun. 23, 2009
Stennis CSG to participate in the Northern Edge 2009
U.S. Navy: Joint Exercise Northern Edge Ensures Maritime Security
  • Gulf of Alaska (Jun. 15, 2009) - John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group assets consisting of USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 and USS Antietam (CG 54) arrived in the Gulf of Alaska June 15 for the joint exercise Northern Edge 2009.

    Approximately 9,000 U.S. active-duty and Reserve component Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines and more than 200 aircraft will take part in the exercise June 15-26.

    * USS Preble (DDG 88) and USS Kidd (DDG 100) as part of Stennis CSG are heading San Diego.
USS John S. McCain arrives Sasebo, Japan after a collision with something
Stars and Stripes: USS McCain arrives at Sasebo after suffering damage to sonar array
  • Sasebo, Japan (Jun. 15, 2009) - USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) arrives Sasebo, Japan Jun. 15 after its Towed Array Sonar System (TASS) collided with a Chinese submarine in Subic Bay Jun. 11 due to inadvertent encounter. However, McCain's hull seems to have sustained no damage.

    At the time, the destroyer was conducting routine operations in international waters.

    * McCain took part in CARAT Philippine phase and left Phillipines May 22.
    * It's not clear on Chinses sub's name and type.
USS Crommelin deploys to western Pacific Ocean
USN: Multimission Ship Departs Pearl Harbor for Western Pacific Deployment
  • Pearl Harbor, Hi. (Jun. 15, 2009) - USS Crommelin (FFG 37) departed Naval Station Pearl Harbor for a scheduled six-month deployment to the Western Pacific June 15.

    While on deployment, Crommelin will conduct supports the Mid-Pacific Surface Combatant Operational Employment program, Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training Exercise (CARAT) and monitoring illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing in the Central and Western Pacific with USCG.

Memo

Recently, EA-18G got the operational moniker "Grizzly" to avoid mistaking "Growler" for EA-6B "Prowler". "Growler" will be used as its primary nickname.

Jun. 14, USS Thach (FFG 43) as part of Reagan CSG arrived Saipan for a four day visit.

Goodbye, the Grobal Honored Professional Wrestler "Mitsuharu Misawa".
I still not believe his death...

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Status of the Navy

"Status of the Navy" for Jun. 12, 2009 is no available.


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

CVW 7 that consists of VFA 143 (F/A-18E), VFA 103 (F/A-18F), VFA 83, VFA 131 (F/A-18C[N]), VAQ 140 (EA-6B), VAW 121 (E-2C NP) and HS 5 (SH-60F, HH-60H) is conducting air-supports for Operation Enduring Freedom.

USAF: June 12 airpower summary: Predator targets enemy
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 58 close-air-support missions
  • No description about U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 18 USAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. In addition, 2 Coalition aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 25 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. In addition, 2 USAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.

Topics - Last update Jun. 23, 2009
Achievements of JMSDF escort missions in the Gulf of Aden
Japan MoD: 派遣活動の実績
  • Gulf of Aden (Jun. 6-Jun. 12, 2009) - During Jun. 6-Jun. 12, The JMSDF antipiracy maritime force achieved following escort missions in the Gulf of Aden.

    24th escort mission for 2 vessels Jun. 4-Jun. 6.
    25th escort mission for 5 vessels Jun. 6-Jun. 7.
    26th escort mission for a vessel Jun. 9-Jun. 10.

    Prior to the 25th mission, the maritime force conducted a Replenishment at Sea (RAS) with JS Tokiwa (AOE 423) off the coast of Oman. While a RAS, two P-3Cs assigned to the JMSDF antipiracy air suqadron flew over the scene for a trainning with the maritime force.

    So far, the maritime force which consists of JS Samidare (DD 106), JS Sazanami (DD 113), four helis, SBU and JCG officers has achieved 26 escort missions for 83 Japan linked commercial vessels in all. Samidare and Sazanami are two of four destroyers assigned to Escort Division 8.

    In addtion, the antipiracy SQ began an ISR operation in the Gulf of Aden, off Somalia Jun. 11.

    * Tokiwa has conducted a replenishment operation with JS Akebono (DD 108) for CTF 150.
Ronald Reagan CSG is underway in central Pacific Ocean
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  • U.S. 7th Fleet AOR (Jun. 12, 2009) - USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) as flagship of Reagan Carrier Strike group is underway toward Philippine Sea after crossing over the international date line on a routine deployment to the western Pacific Ocean.
Essex ARG departed Sasebo, Japan for the Talisman Saber 2009
U.S. Navy: Essex Departs For Talisman Saber
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  • Sasebo, Japan (Jun. 12, 2009) - USS Essex (LHD 2), USS Denver (LPD 9) departed Sasebo, Japan for the exercise Talisman Saber 2009 (TS09) in June 12.

    The exercise is designed to enhance bilateral interoperability between U.S. and Australian forces and will feature more than 20,000 U.S. and 10,000 Australian personnel in Australia from Jul. 6-26.

    * Essex completed on loading 31st MEU June 15.
    * USS Tortuga (LSD 46) will also participate in the exercise.
USS Nashville returned to Norfolk after the APS
WAVY.com: Nashville returns from final deployment
  • Norfolk, Va. (Jun. 12, 2009) - USS Nashville (LPD 13) returned home to Naval Station Norfolk Jun. 12 after completing the Africa Partnership Station (APS).

    Nashville is scheduled to be decommissioned in Sep.

Memo

USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) returned to its homeport Norfolk Jun. 12 after paricipating in Fleet Week New York city 2009. During the sailing, 49 sailors were diagnosed as H1N1 flu. (known as swine flu.), but the outbreak didn't interfere with its mission.

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Status of the Navy

Refer to "Status of the Navy"

as of Jun. 11, 2009

Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 331,696
Officers: 52,324
Enlisted: 276,032
Midshipmen: 3,340
Ready Reserve: 115,196 [As of 09 Apr]
Selected Reserves: 66,812
Individual Ready Reserve: 48,384
Reserves currently mobilized: 6,712 [As of 02 Jun] * A-1
Involuntarily mobilized: 1,289
Voluntarily mobilized: 5,423
Personnel on deployment: 62,886
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 188,491
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 283
Ships Underway (away from homeport): 127 ships (45 % of total)
On deployment: 117 ships (41 % of total)
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 55/calculation
Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 36 submarines (66%)
On deployment: 24 submarines (44%)
Ships Underway
Carriers:
  • USS George Washington (CVN 73) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - Atlantic Ocean
  • USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) - Atlantic Ocean
Amphibious Warfare Ships:
  • USS Nassau (LHA 4) - Atlantic Ocean
  • USS Essex (LHD 2) - East China Sea
  • USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) - Atlantic Ocean
Boxer Amphibious Ready Group/13th MEU: * A-2
  • USS Boxer (LHD 4) - 5th Fleet
Bataan Amphibious Ready Group/22nd MEU: * A-3
  • USS Bataan (LHD 5) - Adriatic Sea
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/d20090602ngr.pdf pdf_icon.gif
* A-2, 3, Added item, not the original.
U.S. Navy: Boxer Expeditionary Strike Group Deploys
U.S. Navy: Bataan Amphibious Ready Group Deploys in Support of Maritime Strategy

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

CVW 7 that consists of VFA 143 (F/A-18E), VFA 103 (F/A-18F), VFA 83, VFA 131 (F/A-18C[N]), VAQ 140 (EA-6B), VAW 121 (E-2C NP) and HS 5 (SH-60F, HH-60H) is conducting air-supports for Operation Enduring Freedom.

USAF: June 11 airpower summary: F-15Es respond to enemy attack
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 58 close-air-support missions
  • No description about U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 19 USAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 22 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. In addition, 2 USAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.

Topics - Last update Jul. 23, 2009
JMSDF aircraft begins an antipiracy ISR operation
Japan MoD: アデン湾におけるP-3Cの任務開始について
  • Djibouti international airport, Djibouti (Jun. 11, 2009) - The Djibouti-based JMSDF antipiracy air squadron begins an ISR operation for supports the JMSDF maritime force and coalition antipiracy activities in the Gulf of Aden, off Somalia

    Two P-3C aircraft assigned to the air squadron arrived Djibouti May 31.

    JS_AP_090611_P3C.jpg
    Click to view full: The JMSDF P-3C begins a operation in Djibouti Jun 11.
    The Photo by Joint Staff.
USS Arleigh Burke is deployed to African Partnership Station
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  • Djibouti (June 11, 2009) - USS Arleigh Burke (DDG-51) is deployed as part of Africa Partnership Station, an international initiative developed by Naval Forces Europe and Naval Forces Africa to work with U.S. and international partners to improve maritime safety and security on the African continent.

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Status of the Navy

Refer to "Status of the Navy"

as of Jun. 10, 2009

Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 331,696
Officers: 52,324
Enlisted: 276,032
Midshipmen: 3,340
Ready Reserve: 115,196 [As of 09 Apr]
Selected Reserves: 66,812
Individual Ready Reserve: 48,384
Reserves currently mobilized: 6,712 [As of 02 Jun] * A-1
Involuntarily mobilized: 1,289
Voluntarily mobilized: 5,423
Personnel on deployment: 62,886
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 188,491
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 283
Ships Underway (away from homeport): 128 ships (45% of total)
On deployment: 117 ships (41% of total)
Deployable Attack submarines: 55/calculation
Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 36 submarines (66%)
On deployment: 24 submarines (44%)
Ships Underway
Carriers:
  • USS George Washington (CVN 73) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - Atlantic Ocean
  • USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) - Atlantic Ocean
Amphibious Warfare Ships:
  • USS Nassau (LHA 4) - Atlantic Ocean
  • USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) - Atlantic Ocean
Boxer Amphibious Ready Group/13th MEU: * A-2
  • USS Boxer (LHD 4) - 7th Fleet
Bataan Amphibious Ready Group/22nd MEU: * A-3
  • USS Bataan (LHD 5) - Adriatic Sea
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/d20090602ngr.pdf pdf_icon.gif
* A-2, 3, Added item, not the original.
U.S. Navy: Boxer Expeditionary Strike Group Deploys
U.S. Navy: Bataan Amphibious Ready Group Deploys in Support of Maritime Strategy

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

CVW 7 that consists of VFA 143 (F/A-18E), VFA 103 (F/A-18F), VFA 83, VFA 131 (F/A-18C[N]), VAQ 140 (EA-6B), VAW 121 (E-2C NP) and HS 5 (SH-60F, HH-60H) is conducting air-supports for Operation Enduring Freedom.

USAF: June 10 airpower summary: C-17s move outsized loads
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)
  • 20 USAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. In addition, 2 Coalition aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 23 close-air-support missions
  • No description about U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 23 USAF and U.S. Navy ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Iraq. In addition, 2 USAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.

Topics - Last update Jun. 22, 2009
Achievements of JMSDF replenishment for OEF-MIO through May. 2009
Joint Staff, Japan MoD: 補給支援活動の実績について (2009年5月分)
  • Tokyo, Japan (Jun. 10, 2009) - Japan Ministry of Defense reported that achievements of Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) replenishment operation for Combined Task Force (CTF) 150 in Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean until May 2009.

    JMSDF has achieved refueling of 19,485 kiloliter (905 Kl for May) for 105 coalition ships (5 ships for May) on the operation since Feb. 2008.

    Currently, The 5th dispatch force has conducted the operation since Mar. 16, 2009. The dispatch force is comprised of Towada class oiler JS Tokiwa (AOE 423) and Murasame class destroyer JS Akebono (DD 108).

    RSSML_KL_0905.png
    Click to view full: Monthly achievements of JMSDF refuel operation/Kiloliter

    RSSML_NUM_0905.png
    Click to view full: Monthly achievements of JMSDF refuel operation/ Number


    Click to view full: JMSDF Towada class oiler JS Tokiwa (AOE 423).
    The photo by U.S. Navy.

    VSPG_JMSDF_DD_murasame_108-1_s.jpg
    Click to view full: JMSDF Murasame class destroyer JS Akebono (DD 108).
    The photos is reprinted by the permission of Mr. Tugboat from Vessel And Ships Photo Gallery
USS George Washington CSG deploys
USN: George Washington CSG Departs Japan on First Summer Deployment
  • Yokosuka, Japan (Jun. 10, 2009) - George Washington Carrier Strike Group departed Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan for its first annual summer deployment June 10.

    * Antiwar group reports USS Cowpens (CG 63), USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) and USS Mustin (DDG 89) also departed with GW.
John C. Stennis CSG departs Pearl Harbor
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  • Pearl Harbor, Hi (Jun. 10, 2009) - USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) as flagship of Stennis Carrier Strike Group departs Pearl Harbor, Hi. Jun. 10 after a scheduled port visit during a six-month deployment to the western Pacific Ocean.

    * Stennis and Antietam are scheduled to participate in the exercie Northern Edge in the Gulf of Alaska.
Bataan ARG/22nd MEU is underway in U.S. 6th Fleet AOR
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  • Adriatic Sea (Jun. 10, 2009) - USS Bataan (LHD 5) as flagship of Bataan ARG/22nd MEU is underway Adriatic Sea on a scheduled deployment performing maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th, 6th Fleet area of responsibility.

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Status of the Navy

Status of the Navy

Refer to "Status of the Navy"

as of Jun. 9, 2009

Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 331,696
Officers: 52,324
Enlisted: 276,032
Midshipmen: 3,340
Ready Reserve: 115,196 [As of 09 Apr]
Selected Reserves: 66,812
Individual Ready Reserve: 48,384
Reserves currently mobilized: 6,712 [As of 02 Jun] * A-1
Involuntarily mobilized: 1,289
Voluntarily mobilized: 5,423
Personnel on deployment: 62,886
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 188,491
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 283
Ships Underway (away from homeport): 129 ships (46% of total)
On deployment: 116 ships (41% of total)
Deployable Attack submarines: 55/calculation
Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 36 submarines (66%)
On deployment: 24 submarines (44%)
Ships Underway
Carriers:
  • USS George Washington (CVN 73) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - Atlantic Ocean
  • USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) - Atlantic Ocean
Amphibious Warfare Ships:
  • USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) - Atlantic Ocean
Boxer Amphibious Ready Group/13th MEU: * A-2
  • USS Boxer (LHD 4) - 7th Fleet
Bataan Amphibious Ready Group/22nd MEU: * A-3
  • USS Bataan (LHD 5) - Adriatic Sea
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/d20090602ngr.pdf pdf_icon.gif
* A-2, 3, Added item, not the original.
U.S. Navy: Boxer Expeditionary Strike Group Deploys
U.S. Navy: Bataan Amphibious Ready Group Deploys in Support of Maritime Strategy

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

CVW 7 that consists of VFA 143 (F/A-18E), VFA 103 (F/A-18F), VFA 83, VFA 131 (F/A-18C[N]), VAQ 140 (EA-6B), VAW 121 (E-2C NP) and HS 5 (SH-60F, HH-60H) is conducting air-supports for Operation Enduring Freedom.

USAF: June 9 airpower summary: Reaper targets anti-Afghan forces
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 85 close-air-support missions
  • No description about U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 22 USAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. In addition, 4 U.S. Navy and coalition aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 26 close-air-support missions
  • No description about U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 23 USAF and U.S. Navy ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Iraq. In addition, 2 USAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.

Topics - Last update Jun. 22, 2009
Ronald Reagan CSG enters U.S. 7th Fleet AOR
U.S. Navy: Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group 7 Enters 7th Fleet AOR
  • The international date line (Jun. 9, 2009) - Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group crossed the international date line June 9, entering the U.S. 7th Fleet Area of Responsibility (AOR) after successful training in the 3rd Fleet AOR.

    Reagan CSG is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 5th, 7th Fleet AOR.

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Status of the Navy

"Status of the Navy" for Jun. 8, 2009 is no available.


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

CVW 7 that consists of VFA 143 (F/A-18E), VFA 103 (F/A-18F), VFA 83, VFA 131 (F/A-18C[N]), VAQ 140 (EA-6B), VAW 121 (E-2C NP) and HS 5 (SH-60F, HH-60H) is conducting air-supports for Operation Enduring Freedom.

Jun. 8

USAF: June 8 airpower aummary: B-1 targets IED factory
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 85 close-air-support missions
  • A USAF B-1B, a U.S. Navy F/A-18F (VFA 103) and a coalition aircraft responded to several ground engagements near Lashkar Gah (Google Maps). The aircraft conducted strikes using strafes and GBU-12s and -38s targeting anti-Afghan forces fighting positions which had been shooting at Afghan and coalition units with RPGs and assault weapons. One of the targets was an IED factory where anti-Afghan forces had been building roadside bombs and stockpiling munitions.
  • In Orgun (Google Maps), a Super Hornet (VFA 103 or 143) took out an enemy mortar position after its crew had launched a series of rounds against an Afghan unit. The strike, using a GBU-38, destroyed the emplacement.

    * I guess a place name to be Oruzgan (Google Maps), though there's no proof.
  • Near Tarin Kowt (Google Maps), an RAF GR-9 and U.S. Navy F/A-18C[N]s (VFA 83 or 131) performed shows of force and expended flares over a ridge where enemy forces were setting up for an attack. A friendly forces convoy had spotted the enemy and asked the aircraft to show their presence to deter the attackers.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 22 USAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. In addition, 4 U.S. Navy and coalition aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 26 close-air-support missions
  • No description about U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 23 USAF and U.S. Navy ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Iraq. In addition, 2 USAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Jun. 7

AFCENT, USAF: Airpower Summary for June 7
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 74 close-air-support missions
  • After anti-Afghan forces in Sangin (Google Maps) opened fire on a friendly foot patrol from a bunker, an F/A-18E (VFA 143) destroyed their fighting position using a GBU-12. The aircraft dropped another GBU-12 on a second bunker which had been engaging friendly forces, destroying that as well.
  • An F/A-18C[N] (VFA 83 or 131) flew a show of force and expended flares after an Afghan and Coalition convoy was hit by a roadside bomb attack. Anticipating enemy fire, the aircraft was called to perform the maneuver in order to deter additional enemy aggression.
  • Near Ghazni (Google Maps), a Super Hornet (VFA 103 or 143) performed a show of force after friendly troops had taken small arms fire. The soldiers had been attacked with an improvised explosive and automatic weapons fire earlier in the day and continued to take additional hostile fire until the jet made its presence known in the area.
  • U.S. Navy and USAF aircraft flew several shows of force over Qal-E-Naw (unknown), Gardez/Gardeyz (Google Maps), Lashkar Gah (Google Maps) and Asadabad (Google Maps) to deter anti-Afghan forces aggression while resupply convoys travelled through those areas. The missions were all completed without incident, allowing Afghan reconstruction operations to proceed.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 19 USAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. In addition, 4 U.S. Navy and Coalition aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 17 close-air-support missions
  • No description about U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 23 USAF and U.S. Navy ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Iraq. In addition, 2 USAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Jun. 6

USAF: June 6 airpower summary: F-15Es strike enemy cave complex
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 75 close-air-support missions
  • An F/A-18C[N] (VFA 83 or 131) conducted strafes against an anti-Afghan force in dug in positions along a tree line in Musa Qala/Musa Qaleh (Google Maps). The enemy personnel had been shooting at a friendly unit. The aircraft also conducted a show of force, dispersing a group of personnel in a nearby encampment which may have served as a field command post.
  • An F/A-18F (VFA 103) flew a show of force over Lashkar Gah (Google Maps) after an IED damaged a friendly vehicle. The maneuver provided deterrence against enemy escalation and added security presence to the Afghan National Police forces defending the area.
  • In Qalat (Google Maps) , another Super Hornet (VFA 103 or 143) flew a show of force and expended flares over an enemy firing position to suppress hostile fire. The aircraft performed the maneuver after an Afghan convoy took small arms fire from the location.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 19 USAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. In addition, 4 U.S. Navy and Coalition aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 13 close-air-support missions
  • No description about U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 23 USAF and U.S. Navy ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Iraq. In addition, 2 USAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.

Topics - Last update Jun. 24, 2009
Reagan CSG is on a routine WestPac deployment
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  • Pacific Ocean (Jun. 8, 2009) - USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) as flagship of Reagan Carrier Struke Group has been on a routine deployment in the Western Pacific since May 28.

    * Reagan conducted a RAS with USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7) Jun. 5.
USS George H.W. Bush to conduct CNATRA off the coast of Florida
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  • Off the coast of Florida (June 8, 2009) - USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) is conducting a Chief of Naval Air Training (CNATRA) off the coast of Florida. CNATRA assists preparations of naval aviators for future carrier-based operations.

    * Bush conducted a RAS exercise with USNS Kanawha (T-AO 195) off the coast of Virginia Jun. 4.
CARAT 2009 second phase begins at Singapore
U.S. Navy: Singapore, U.S. Navies Renew Ties as CARAT Begins
  • Changi Naval Base, Singapore (Jun. 8, 2009) - The second phase of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2009 begins at Changi Naval Base, Singapore June 8.

    Task Group 73.5, consisting of USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49), USS Chafee (DDG 90) and USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93), arrived at Changi, Jun. 5 for the second phase. USNS Safeguard (T-ARS 50) will also participate.
USS Oak Hill arrives Castries, St. Lucia on SPS '09
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  • Castries, St. Lucia (Jun. 8, 2009) - USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) arrives Castries, St. Lucia on Southern Partnership Station (SPS) 2009. SPS is a combined naval and amphibious operation with Oak Hill and maritime forces from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru, and Uruguay.

    The Amphibious ship will also support U.S Marine Corps Forces South multinational Amphibious exercise Southern Exchange 2009.
Eisenhower CSG is deployed in U.S. 5th Fleet AOR
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  • Arabian Sea (Jun. 6, 2009) - USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) as flagship of Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations as part of a regularly scheduled deployment, Operations Enduring Freedom as well as Maritime Security Operations. Operations.
USNS Comfort continues Continuing Promise 2009
U.S. Navy: Continuing Promise Crews Arrive in Colombia to Continue Mission
  • Tumaco, Colombia (Jun. 6, 2009) - The hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) arrived June 6 in Tumaco, Colombia to continue its "Partnership of the America's" mission called Continuing Promise 2009.

    * Comfort passed the Panama Canal Jun. 3.

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Status of the Navy

Status of the Navy

"Status of the Navy" for Jun. 5, 2009 is no available.


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

CVW 7 that consists of VFA 143 (F/A-18E), VFA 103 (F/A-18F), VFA 83, VFA 131 (F/A-18C[N]), VAQ 140 (EA-6B), VAW 121 (E-2C NP) and HS 5 (SH-60F, HH-60H) is conducting air-supports for Operation Enduring Freedom.

USAF: Airpower Summary for June 5
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)
  • 19 USAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. In addition, 2 Coalition aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 10 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. In addition, 4 USAF and Coalition aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.

Topics - Last update Jun. 14, 2009
Achievements of JMSDF escort missions in the Gulf of Aden
Joint Staff, Japan MoD: 「海賊対処」特設ページ - 護衛活動実績
  • Gulf of Aden (May 30-Jun. 5, 2009) - During May 30-Jun. 5, The JMSDF antipiracy maritime force achieved following escort missions in the Gulf of Aden.

    22nd escort mission for 4 vessels May 30-Jun. 1.
    23rd escort mission for 3 vessels Jun. 1-Jun. 3.

    After the 23rd misson (probably), an SH-60K heli assigned to JS Sazanami conducted a reconnaissance for a nearby Malta-flagged tanker.

    So far, the maritime force which consists of JS Samidare (DD 106), JS Sazanami (DD 113), four helis, SBU and JCG officers has achieved 23 escort missions for 75 Japan linked commercial vessels in all. Samidare and Sazanami are two of four destroyers assigned to Escort Division 8.
Just like a Touch and Go
MSN Sankei news: 原子力空母が横須賀帰港 来週にも再度、出港の予定
  • Yokosuka, Japan (Jun. 5, 2009) - USS George Washington (CVN 73) returns to Yokosuka, Japan Jun. 5 after completing a two week combat operations efficiency (COE) evaluation.

    George Washington is scheduled to depart the port for a summer deployment in next week.

    * GW departed the port May 20 after its SRA.
BHR to prepare a WestPac deployment
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  • Pacific Ocean (Jun. 5, 2009) - USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) is preparing a scheduled western Pacific deployment.

Memo

Stiletto will deploy from Mayport, Fla. Jun. 13 to counter-illicit trafficking operations and operational testing in Caribbean Sea.

USS Nashville (LPD 13) will return Norfolk, Va. Jun. 12 after completing Africa Partnership Station.

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Status of the Navy

Status of the Navy

Refer to "Status of the Navy"

as of Jun. 4, 2009

Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 332,455
Officers: 51,671
Enlisted: 276,390
Midshipmen: 4,394
Ready Reserve: 115,196 [As of 09 Apr]
Selected Reserves: 66,812
Individual Ready Reserve: 48,384
Reserves currently mobilized: 6,712 [As of 02 Jun] * A-1
Involuntarily mobilized: 1,289
Voluntarily mobilized: 5,423
Personnel on deployment: 61,892
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 188,014
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 283
Ships Underway (away from homeport): 132 ships (47% of total)
On deployment: 117 ships (41% of total)
Deployable Attack submarines: 54/calculation
Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 33 submarines (61%)
On deployment: 24 submarines (44%)
Ships Underway
Carriers:
  • USS Nimitz (CVN 68) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) - 5th Fleet
  • USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) - Atlantic Ocean
Amphibious Warfare Ships:
  • USS Nassau (LHA 4) - Atlantic Ocean
  • USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) - Pacific Ocean
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/d20090602ngr.pdf pdf_icon.gif

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

CVW 7 that consists of VFA 143 (F/A-18E), VFA 103 (F/A-18F), VFA 83, VFA 131 (F/A-18C[N]), VAQ 140 (EA-6B), VAW 121 (E-2C NP) and HS 5 (SH-60F, HH-60H) is conducting air-supports for Operation Enduring Freedom.

USAF: June 4 airpower summary: Predator takes out enemy shooters
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 77 close-air-support missions
  • In Tarin Kowt (Google Maps) , a large engagement occurred after anti-Afghan forces were detected operating an illegal checkpoint along a local highway. An F/A-18E (VFA 143) and a USAF B-1B responded, hitting groups of enemy gunmen overwatching the road in a treeline using GBU-38s, then targeting a second group in an open field with a GBU-31.
  • USAF and U.S. Navy aircraft conducted several shows of force to prevent enemy attacks during operations in Kabul (Google Maps), Sangin (Google Maps) and Lashkar Gah (Google Maps). The maneuvers preempted enemy activity, allowing friendly supply convoys to reach their destinations and Afghanistan's rebuilding in those areas to move forward free of enemy interference.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 20 USAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. In addition, 4 U.S. Navy and Coalition aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 23 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. In addition, 2 USAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.

Topics - Last update Jun. 7, 2009
JMSDF to conduct an annual exercise in United States
JMSDF: 平成21年度米国派遣訓練について
  • Tokyo, Japan (Jun. 4, 2009) - Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) announced a schedule of two month annual exercise in United States for increasing tactical capabilities.

    Following units are scheduled to participate in the exercise.

    JS Atago (DD 177) assigned to Escort Division 3 will depart JMSDF Maizuru base Jun. 9 to Pearl Harbor, HI.

    Four P-3C aircraft assgined to VS 1 will depart JMSDF Kanoya air base Jun. 15 to visit three U.S. bases, Andersen air force base, Guam, ;NAS Kaneohe, HI, ;NAS Whidbey Island, WA. In addition, the P-3Cs will visit Comox, Canada for a build up relationship with Canadian Forces.
Two U.S. ships arrived Souda Bay, Greece
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  • Souda bay, Greece (Jun. 4, 2009) - USS Klakring (FFG 42) and USS Anzio (CG 68) arrived at Souda Bay for routine port visits.

    * Klakring is conducting a six month deployment in U.S. 6th Fleet AOR.
    * Anzio has been conducitng an independent deployment in U.S. 5th, 6th Fleet AOR since May 13.

Memo

USS Shoup (DDG 86) arrives Portland, Ore. Jun. 4 for participating in the Rose Festival.

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Status of the Navy

Status of the Navy

Refer to "Status of the Navy"

as of Jun. 3, 2009

Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 332,455
Officers: 51,671
Enlisted: 276,390
Midshipmen: 4,394
Ready Reserve: 115,196 [As of 09 Apr]
Selected Reserves: 66,812
Individual Ready Reserve: 48,384
Reserves currently mobilized: 6,562 [As of 26 May] * A-1
Involuntarily mobilized: 1,301
Voluntarily mobilized: 5,261
Personnel on deployment: 61,892
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 188,014
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 283
Ships Underway (away from homeport): 143 ships (51% of total)
On deployment: 116 ships (41% of total)
Deployable Attack submarines: 54/calculation
Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 33 submarines (61%)
On deployment: 24 submarines (44%)
Ships Underway
Carriers:
  • USS Nimitz (CVN 68) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) - 5th Fleet
  • USS George Washington (CVN 73) - East China Sea
  • USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) - Atlantic Ocean
Amphibious Warfare Ships:
  • USS Nassau (LHA 4) - Atlantic Ocean
  • USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) - Pacific Ocean
Bataan Amphibious Ready Group/22nd MEU: * A-2
  • USS Bataan (LHD 5) - Mediterranean Sea
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/May2009/d20090526ngr.pdf pdf_icon.gif
* A-2, Added item, not the original.
U.S. Navy: Bataan Amphibious Ready Group Deploys in Support of Maritime Strategy

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

CVW 7 that consists of VFA 143 (F/A-18E), VFA 103 (F/A-18F), VFA 83, VFA 131 (F/A-18C[N]), VAQ 140 (EA-6B), VAW 121 (E-2C NP) and HS 5 (SH-60F, HH-60H) is conducting air-supports for Operation Enduring Freedom.

USAF: June 3 airpower summary: A-10s hunt snipers
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 76 close-air-support missions
  • An F/A-18C[N] (VFA 83 or 131) carried out shows of force near Gereshk (Google Maps) to keep enemy gunmen at bay after they started moving against a dismounted friendly convoy. The aircraft's continued presence halted the enemy group with each pass, buying enough time for the convoy to return to their vehicles and withdraw safely.
  • An F/A-18F (VFA 103) conducted a show of force over a friendly patrol area in Tarin Kowt (Google Maps) to establish airpower and Coalition forces presence. The aircraft added an additional layer of security ensuring ground troops could carry out their mission without anti-Afghan forces instigating combat.
  • An F/A-18C[N] (VFA 83 or 131) carried out a show of force over the heads of a group of personnel suspected of emplacing an IED near a bridge. The individuals ran off as soon as the aircraft arrived, thwarting their plans.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 20 USAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. In addition, 4 U.S. Navy and Coalition aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 23 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. In addition, 2 USAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.

Topics - Last update Jun. 24, 2009
JMSDF helicopter helps a vessel in the Gulf of Aden
Japan MoD: ソマリア・アデン湾沖における小型船舶への対処事案発生について
  • Gulf of Aden (Jun. 3 ,2009) - According to Japan Ministry of Defense, a JMSDF SH-60K helicopter assigned to JS Sazanami (DD 113) conducted a reconnaissance mission Jun. 3 in the Gulf of Aden for a nearby Malta-flagged tanker which had reported it was being approached by suspicious boats.

    Shortly after the report, the SH-60K arrived over the vessel and then ascertained those boats to be fishing-boats.

    The JMSDF antipiracy maritime force including Sazanami has performed escort missions for Japan linked vessels since Mar. 30.
Reagan CSG is underway in Pacific Ocean
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  • Pacific Ocean (Jun. 3, 2009) - USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) as flagship of Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group (CSG) has conducted a routine deployment to the western Pacific Ocean since May 28.

    Ronald Reagan CSG is comprised of Reagan, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 14, USS Chancellorsville (CG 62), USS Decatur (DDG 73), USS Howard (DDG 83), USS Gridley (DDG 101) and USS Thach (FFG 43).

    * Reagan CSG seems to be heading the Hawaii area.
USS Bataan is underway in U.S. 6th Fleet AOR
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  • Mediterranean Sea (Jun. 3, 2009) - USS Bataan (LHD 5) as flagship of Bataan ARG/22nd MEU is conducting maritime security operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility on a regularly scheduled deployment. Recently, Bataan departed Palma de Majorca, Spain.

    * USS Ponce (LPD 15) as part of Bataan ARG also is underway in Mediterranean Sea Jun. 3.
USS Oak Hill begins Southern Partnership Station '09 with partner LNOs
U.S. Navy: Oak Hill Begins Deployment With Partner Nation Liaison Officers
  • NAB Little Creek Va. (Jun. 3, 2009) - USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) departed Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek Va., Jun. 3, for Southern Partnership Station (SPS) '09, with nearly 20 foreign liaison naval officers (LNOs).

    Oak Hill-SPS '09 is scheduled to continue throughout Jul.

    * Oak Hill will also support the exercise Southern Exchange 2009.
USNS Comfort is passing through the Panama Canal toward Pacific Ocean
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  • Panama Canal (Jun. 3, 2009) - The hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) makes her way through the Panama Canal to cross into the Pacific Ocean. Comfort is participating in Continuing Promise 2009, a four-month humanitarian and civic assistance mission providing medical and other services in seven countries through Latin America.

    * The next port of call is Tumaco, Colombia.
USS Chung-Hoon to arrive Singapore for CARAT 2009
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  • Singapore (Jun. 3, 2009) - USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) will arrive Singapore soon for Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2009. CARAT is a series of bilateral exercises held annually in Southeast Asia to strengthen relationships and enhance the operational readiness of the participating forces.

    * CARAT 2009 Philippines phase closed May 29.
Two mine warfare ships will conduct an WestPac deployment
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  • Sasebo, Japan (Jun. 3, 2009) - USS Defender (MCM 2) will be joined in Sasebo by USS Avenger (MCM 1), expected to arrive later in the month. Both avenger-class mine warfare ships will conduct an extended deployment in the western Pacific Ocean.

Memo

Has anybody accumulated previous (before Apr. '06) "Status of the Navy" ?
I know that previous "Status of the Navy" had offered better style than now.

Could you make me read those, please ?

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Status of the Navy

Status of the Navy

Refer to "Status of the Navy"

as of Jun. 2, 2009

Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 332,455
Officers: 51,671
Enlisted: 276,390
Midshipmen: 4,394
Ready Reserve: 115,196 [As of 09 Apr]
Selected Reserves: 66,812
Individual Ready Reserve: 48,384
Reserves currently mobilized: 6,562 [As of 26 May] * A-1
Involuntarily mobilized: 1,301
Voluntarily mobilized: 5,261
Personnel on deployment: 61,892
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 188,014
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 283
Ships Underway (away from homeport): 143 ships (51 % of total)
On deployment: 116 ships (41 % of total)
Deployable Attack submarines: 54/calculation
Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 33 submarines (61%)
On deployment: 24 submarines (44%)
Ships Underway
Carriers:
  • USS Nimitz (CVN 68) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) - 5th Fleet
  • USS George Washington (CVN 73) - East China Sea
  • USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - Atlantic Ocean
  • USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) - Atlantic Ocean
Amphibious Warfare Ships:
  • USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) - Pacific Ocean
Bataan Amphibious Ready Group/22nd MEU: * A-2
  • USS Bataan (LHD 5) - Mediterranean Sea
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/May2009/d20090526ngr.pdf pdf_icon.gif
* A-2, Added item, not the original.
U.S. Navy: Bataan Amphibious Ready Group Deploys in Support of Maritime Strategy

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

CVW 7 that consists of VFA 143 (F/A-18E), VFA 103 (F/A-18F), VFA 83, VFA 131 (F/A-18C[N]), VAQ 140 (EA-6B), VAW 121 (E-2C NP) and HS 5 (SH-60F, HH-60H) is conducting air-supports for Operation Enduring Freedom.

USAF: June 2 airpower summary: B-1B hits enemy forces
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 73 close-air-support missions
  • F/A-18C[N]s (VFA 83 or 131) carried out shows of force over Sangin (Google Maps) in response to Coalition and Afghan forces which had come under automatic weapons fire. The jets overflew an enemy compound containing a command post, and an enemy position in a built up area where civilians were present. The shows of force halted enemy action without requiring lethal force.
  • USAF and U.S. Navy aircraft performed shows of force in several other areas of Afghanistan, including Asadabad (Google Maps), Lashkar Gah (Google Maps) and Gereshk (Google Maps) in support of security and humanitarian supply operations. The shows of force prevented or stopped several anti-Afghan forces attacks, allowing Afghan government and Coalition efforts to advance security and reconstruction despite attempts to interfere.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 19 USAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. In addition, 2 U.S. Navy aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 29 close-air-support missions
  • No description about U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 21 USAF and U.S. Navy ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Iraq. In addition, 2 USAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.

Topics - Last update Jun. 14, 2009
U.S. Navy P-3C Aircraft joins search for missing Air France aircraft
U.S. Navy: Navy Aircraft Joins Search For Missing Air France Aircraft
  • Off the Brazilian coast (Jun. 2, 2009) - A U.S. Navy P-3C aircraft joined the international search Jun. 2 off the Brazilian coast for survivors and debris from a missing Air France aircraft Flight 447.
USS George H.W. Bush to conduct flight operations
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  • Off the coast of Virginia (Jun. 2, 2009) - USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) is conducting flight operations off the coast of Virginia following its first flight deck certifications.
USS James E. Williams transits Suez Canal toward Red Sea
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  • Suez Canal (Jun. 2, 2009) - USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) transits the Suez Canal to cross into Red Sea Jun. 2. James E. Williams is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting maritime security operations.

    * Williams was expected to deploy as part of Bataan ESG. Hoewver, Bataan ESG was renamed Bataan ARG/22nd MEU without combatant ships.
USS Simpson rescued stranded an Ecuadorian fishing vessel
U.S. Navy: Simpson Rescues Stranded Vessel at Sea
  • Near Ecuador (Jun. 2, 2009) - In response to reports from a C-130 MPA, USS Simpson (FFG 56) and Ecuadorian Coast Guard Vessel Isla Isabela rescued a stranded Ecuadorian fishing vessel June 2.

    Simpson is deoloyed to counter-illicit trafficking operations in EastPac with USCG LEDET 102 under the operational control of U.S. 4th Fleet.

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Status of the Navy

Status of the Navy

Refer to "Status of the Navy"

as of Jun. 1, 2009

Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 332,455
Officers: 51,671
Enlisted: 276,390
Midshipmen: 4,394
Ready Reserve: 115,196 [As of 09 Apr]
Selected Reserves: 66,812
Individual Ready Reserve: 48,384
Reserves currently mobilized: 6,562 [As of 26 May] * A-1
Involuntarily mobilized: 1,301
Voluntarily mobilized: 5,261
Personnel on deployment: 61,892
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 188,014
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 283
Ships Underway (away from homeport): 131 ships (46% of total)
On deployment: 116 ships (41% of total)
Deployable Attack submarines: 54/calculation
Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 33 submarines (61%)
On deployment: 24 submarines (44%)
Ships Underway
Carriers:
  • USS Nimitz (CVN 68) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) - 5th Fleet
  • USS George Washington (CVN 73) - East China Sea
  • USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - Atlantic Ocean
  • USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) - Atlantic Ocean
Amphibious Warfare Ships:
  • USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) - Atlantic Ocean
Bataan Amphibious Ready Group/22nd MEU: * A-2
  • USS Bataan (LHD 5) - Mediterranean Sea
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/May2009/d20090526ngr.pdf pdf_icon.gif
* A-2, Added item, not the original.
U.S. Navy: Bataan Amphibious Ready Group Deploys in Support of Maritime Strategy

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

CVW 7 that consists of VFA 143 (F/A-18E), VFA 103 (F/A-18F), VFA 83, VFA 131 (F/A-18C[N]), VAQ 140 (EA-6B), VAW 121 (E-2C NP) and HS 5 (SH-60F, HH-60H) is conducting air-supports for Operation Enduring Freedom.

Jun. 1

USAF: June 1 airpower summary: C-17s support coalition forces
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 75 close-air-support missions
  • In Afghanistan, an F/A-18C[N] (VFA 83 or 131) strafed an enemy compound in Lashkar Gah (Google Maps) with its 20mm Vulcan cannon after an Afghan National Police convoy came under fire from anti-Afghan forces taking cover in the structure. The enemy personnel in the building had been launching RPGs and directing automatic fire at Afghani policemen until the strafes put a stop to it. Nearby, a Coalition aircraft flew a show of force to cover the withdrawal of other Afghan security forces after a similar enemy attack.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 19 USAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. In addition, 4 U.S. Navy and Coalition aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 26 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. In addition, 2 USAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
May 31

USAF: May 31 airpower summary: C-130s deliver for warfighters
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 76 close-air-support missions
  • In the vicinity of Qal-E-Naw (unknown), an F/A-18F (VFA 103) carried out a show of force over a residential compound after friendly troops nearby began taking mortar fire from that area. The barrage ended after the maneuver, avoiding the need to employ an air strike.
  • F/A-18C[N]s (VFA 83 or 131) patrolling over Lashkar Gah (Google Maps) flew shows of force as a warning to anti-Afghan forces personnel who had temporarily taken control of a town. Enemy personnel had vacated the town by the time a friendly unit arrived a short while later. Nearby, a show of force from another F/A-18C[N] (VFA 83 or 131) prevented a confrontation between a group of anti-Afghan personnel and a smaller force of Coalition troops. The unit achieved its objectives without any violence taking place.
  • An F/A-18F (VFA 103) performed a show of force to discourage suspected IED emplacers digging along the side of a road. The individuals ran off when the aircraft flew overhead.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 17 USAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. In addition, 4 U.S. Navy and Coalition aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 20 close-air-support missions
  • No description about U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 23 USAF and U.S. Navy ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Iraq.
May 30

USAF: May 30 airpower summary: A-10 destroys weapons cache
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 76 close-air-support missions
  • Near Orgun (Google Maps), an F/A-18F (VFA 103) flew a show of force and expended flares, stopping enemy fire from anti-Afghan shooters against a convoy on a ridgeline.

    * Perhaps, the mission occurred in Oruzgan (Google Maps).
  • F/A-18Fs (VFA 103) used a GBU-12 and strafing passes to disable a van rigged with a car bomb after enemy forces tried to attack a supply convoy with it near Musa Qala/Musa Qaleh (Google Maps). Gunmen had fired from the windows of the van as it had accelerated toward the convoy, its vehicle driver ignoring both visual signals and warning shots fired from the convoy. After the driver was killed in the strike, two individuals fled from the van but were captured by security forces.
  • USAF F-15Es and Navy F/A-18Es (VFA 143) performed shows of force near Qalat (Google Maps) to drive off anti-Afghan forces attacking a friendly convoy. The lead vehicle of the convoy had been hit by a roadside bomb causing the entire convoy to come under fire, prompting the convoy commander to call for air support. The aircraft provided overwatch to allow the convoy to safely withdraw as enemy activity stopped once they arrived.
  • A Super Hornet (VFA 103 or 143) flew a show of force and expended flares after a dismounted coalition patrol discovered an IED, preventing an ambush. Enemy personnel ran from the area immediately after the aircraft passed overhead.
  • Near Lashkar Gah (Google Maps), F/A-18C[N]s (VFA 83 or 131) conducted shows of force, expending flares, to prevent anti-Afghan forces attacks on friendly convoys. Aircraft performed a show of force over a road junction where enemy forces were detected setting up for an ambush, as well as over a road chokepoint where a group of men had surrounded an Afghan convoy vehicle. In both cases, hostile personnel ran away from the area after the aircraft arrived on scene.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 21 USAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. In addition, 4 U.S. Navy and coalition aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 29 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. In addition, 2 USAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.

Topics - Last update Jun. 14, 2009
Eisenhower CSG is deployed in U.S. 5th Fleet AOR
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  • Arabian Sea (May 31, 2009) - USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7 are operating in Arabian Ocean. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (CSG) is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility on a scheduled deployment supporting Operation Enduring Freedom and maritime security operations.
Against pirates or a certain navy's harassment ?
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  • Pacific Ocean (May 31, 2009) - USNS Able (T-AGOS 20) and USS Mustin (DDG 89) conduct a training exercise that designed to practice repelling possible boarders without using lethal force.

    * Mustin and USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) conducted a RAS Jun. 2 with USNS Pecos (T-AO 197).
USCG Boutwell to arrive Tubruq, Libya
U.S. Navy: U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell Makes Historic Visit to Libya
  • Tubruq, Libya (May 31, 2009) - U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell (WHEC 719) arrived in Tubruq, Libya, May 31 as part of a theater security cooperation mission to strengthen the maritime partnership between the United States and Libya.

    Boutwell is the first U.S. military ship to visit Libya in more than 40 years.

    * Boutwell seems to have been part of CTF 151.
    * At first, the cutter was part of Boxer ESG. However, Boxer ESG was renamed Boxer ARG/13th MEU and separated combatant ships.
USS Nimitz to conduct a COMPUTEX
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  • Off the coast of Southern California (May 30, 2009) - USS Nimitz (CVN 68) and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 are conducting a Composite Training Unit Exercise off the coast of Southern California in preparation of a scheduled deployment in the western Pacific Ocean.

    * Nimitz is expected to deploy on July.
USS Preble is in Papeete, Tahiti
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  • Papeete, Tahiti (May 30, 2009) - USS Preble (DDG 88) is moored pier side in Papeete, Tahiti. Preble, part of the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group, is in Tahiti for a scheduled port visit during a six-month deployment to the western Pacific Ocean.

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