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"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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What an interesting blog, Susumu! I was wondering if you know the status of USS Defender. They ported in Sasebo early this month but the ship is home ported in San Diego. They are in Sasebo probably for preparing to join the Western Pacific Deployment. My question is, do you know how long this deployment will last / the period of this deployment? Also, how long will USS Defender be ported in Sasebo? Thanx, susumu.

| new moon | 2009/06/23 22:46 | URL | ≫ Comment Edit

Thx for the quick reply, Susumu. Defender left Sasebo yesterday for approximately 3 weeks cruise. The possibility might be Defender comes back to Sasebo and leave with Avenger for the westpac. One of my friends enlisted on Defender said the ship might be stationed in Sasebo for 2 years minimum but we never know it for sure... Anyway, thanx for the info and I'll definitely be catching up with your update on this blog!

| new moon | 2009/06/24 00:24 | URL | ≫ Comment Edit














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