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Status of the Navy

Status of the Navy

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as of Jul. 7, 2009

Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 332,479
Officers: 52,715
Enlisted: 276,413
Midshipmen: 3,351
Ready Reserve: 111,925 [As of 09 May] * A-1
Selected Reserves: 66,761
Individual Ready Reserve: 45,164
Reserves currently mobilized: 7,027 [As of 23 Jun] * A-2
Involuntarily mobilized: 1,268
Voluntarily mobilized: 5,759
Personnel on deployment: 62,932
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 191,000
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 284
Ships Underway (away from homeport): 124 ships (44% of total)
On deployment: 110 ships (39% of total)
Deployable Attack submarines: 54/calculation
Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 29 submarines (54%)
On deployment: 24 submarines (44%)
Ships Underway
Carriers:
  • USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) - 5th Fleet
  • USS George Washington (CVN 73) - Indian Ocean
  • USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) - Port visit San Diego
  • USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - 5th Fleet
Amphibious Warfare Ships:
  • USS Nassau (LHA 4) - Atlantic Ocean
  • USS Wasp (LHD 1) - Atlantic Ocean
  • USS Essex (LHD 2) - Coral Sea
  • USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) - Atlantic Ocean
Boxer Amphibious Ready Group/13th MEU: * A-3
  • USS Boxer (LHD 4) - Pacific Ocean
Bataan Amphibious Ready Group/22nd MEU: * A-4
  • USS Bataan (LHD 5) - 5th Fleet
Aircraft (operational): 3,700+
Memo
* A-1, Number is different from previous reports.
* A-2, 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-3, 4, 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 14 that consists of VFA 115 (F/A-18E), VFA 22 (F/A-18F), VFA 25, VFA 113 (F/A-18C[N]), VAW 113 (E-2C NP), VAQ 139 (EA-6B), VRC 30 Det. 1 (C-2A) and HS 4 (SH-60F, HH-60H) is conducting air-supports for Operation Enduring Freedom.

USAF: July 7 airpower summary: A-10s end enemy attacks
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 83 close-air-support missions
  • Near Now Zad (Google Maps), a USAF MQ-9A and several U.S. Navy F/A-18As (-C[N]?) (VFA 23 or 113) engaged Anti-Coalition forces. The MQ-9A utilized a GBU-12 to eliminate enemy forces armed with a RPG. A second GBU-12 was dropped to destroy unexploded ordnance keeping friendly forces and local civilians safe. The F/A-18s used strafing runs with 20mm weapons to destroy numerous Anti-Coalition forces hidden in a tree line position that had been firing on friendly forces.
  • In the Tarin Kowt area (Google Maps), an F/A-18F (VFA 22) provided overwatch for a vehicle struck by an improvised explosive device. The show of force provided an alert to enemy forces that appropriate protection was being provided to the downed vehicle.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 24 USAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. In addition, one Coalition aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 22 close-air-support missions
  • No description on 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. 8, 2009
JMSDF to conduct Mine Warfare Exercise
JMSDF: 平成21年度第1回機雷戦訓練(陸奥湾)及び掃海特別訓練の実施について
  • Tokyo, Japan (Jul. 7, 2009) - Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) annouced they are scheduled to conduct a Mine Warfare Exercise and a Mine Countermeasures Exercise in Mutsu Bay, Japan with U.S. Navy EODMU Five during Jul. 17-29.

    MSDF's twenty five mine warfare ships including JS Uraga (MST 463), JS Bungo (MST 464) and several aircraft will be participating in the exercise.
Aso Cabinet drafted a Cargo inspection bill
MSN Sankei news: 【北制裁】貨物検査特措法案を閣議決定 海上検査を海保に限定
  • Tokyo, Japan (Jul. 7, 2009) - Jul. 7, Aso Cabinet drafted a cargo inspection bill in line with a U.N. resolution against a North Korean nuclear test. The bill prescribes that Japan Coast Guard and Japan Customs shall conduct inspections on nuclear or missile and other materials of cargo ships and aircraft, JMSDF shall support JCG.

    The diet deliberations on the bill are expected to start Jul. 9.

Memo

For the present, this blog would provide only basic information. However, I want to go on offering naval topics based on Japanese language sources.

Today, we bade the King of Pop farewell. Good bye Micheal.

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