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Status of the Navy

Status of the Navy

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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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