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Status of the Navy

Status of the Navy

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as of Jul. 8, 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: 62,269
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 191,000
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 284
Ships Underway (away from homeport): 141 ships (50% 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
  • USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) - 5th Fleet
  • USS George Washington (CVN 73) - 7th Fleet
  • USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) - Pacific Ocean
  • 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) - Gulf of Guinea
Boxer Amphibious Ready Group/13th MEU: * A-3
  • USS Boxer (LHD 4) - Port Visit Guam

    * Actually, Boxer, USS Comstock (LSD 45) and USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) as part of Boxer ARG isn't in Guam, dropped anchors off the coast of Guam because crew complained of swine-flulike as local news said.
Bataan Amphibious Ready Group/22nd MEU: * A-4
  • USS Bataan (LHD 5) - 5th Fleet
Aircraft (operational): 3,700+
* 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.

AFCENT, USAF: Airpower Summary for July 8
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 77 close-air-support missions
  • In the vicinity of Gereshk (Google Maps), several F/A-18Fs (VFA 22), in support of Coalition forces, utilized GBU-38's to eliminate enemy forces hidden in a tree line. The Coalition forces had been under small arms fire until that time.
  • The area around Lashkar Gah (Google Maps) saw action as several F/A-18F's (VFA 22) were called on to destroy an enemy compound that anti Afghan forces were utilizing to fire on coalition forces. The use of strafing runs and several GBU-38's terminated the enemy attack and the position was destroyed.
  • Anti Afghan forces around Tarin Kowt (Google Maps) had taken positions in a tree line and on a ridge and were attacking coalition forces with small arms fire when several Navy F/A-18C[N]s (VFA 25 or 113) and F/A-18Fs (VFA 22) dropped a combination of GBU-12 and 38's and eliminated the threat.
  • Lashkar Gah saw more action as several F/A-18Fs (VFA 22) and a USAF B-1B made simultaneous shows of forces allowing coalition forces pinned down by enemy fire to regroup when the firing stopped. Flares were dropped during the show of force.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 23 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 27 close-air-support missions
  • No description on U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 20 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. 9, 2009
USS New Orleans marks a first visit to Japan
MSN Sankei news: 米海軍の揚陸艦が初寄港 長崎・佐世保基地
  • Sasebo, Japan (Jul. 8, 2009) - USS New Orleans (LPD 18) arrives in Sasebo, marks a first visit to Japan. New Orleans is on a regulary deployment as part of Boxer Amphibious Ready Group (ARG).

    Boxer ARG left U.S. 5th Fleet AOR last month.

    * Other Boxer ARG ships is off the coast of Guam.
USS Shiloh sailor missing at Tokoy Bay
U.S. Navy: USS Shiloh Sailor Missing at Sea
  • Tokyo bay, Japan (Jul. 8, 2009) - A USS Shiloh (CG 67) sailor fell overboard off the coast of Miura, Tokyo Bay, Japan Jul. 8 while the ship was heading to its homeport Yokosuka on the heels of a visit to Kure, Japan.

    Japan Coast Guard (JCG), Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) and U.S. Navy and Shiloh are continuing search efforts.

    * According to MSN Sankei news, the Japan Meteorological Agency has given a gale and high sea warning on the scene at the time and the sailor not wore a lifejacket.

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