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Status of the Navy

Status of the Navy

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as of Jul. 10, 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: 6,409 [As of 07 Jul] * A-2
Involuntarily mobilized: 5,797
Voluntarily mobilized: 612
Personnel on deployment: 62,269
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 191,000
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 284
Ships Underway (away from homeport): 126 ships (45% of total)
On deployment: 109 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) - Mediterranean Sea
  • USS George Washington (CVN 73) - 7th Fleet
  • USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - 5th Fleet
Amphibious Warfare Ships:
  • USS Nassau (LHA 4) - 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) - Pacific Ocean
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/d20090707ngr.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: Airpower Summary for July 10
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 83 close-air-support missions
  • On the outskirts of Surkhabad (Google Maps), a USAF B-1B Lancer and several U.S. Navy F-18C[N]s (VFA 25 or 113) destroyed an imminent threat to friendly forces and civilians. Several GBU 12s and 38s were used to eliminate a mortar position that was located in a Kardez irrigation tunnel.
  • Anti Coalition forces at Lashkar Gah (Google Maps) had taken a position behind a wall and were attacking coalition forces with small arms fire and rocket propelled grenades when several U.S. Navy F/A-18Es (VFA 22) used shows of force and strafing runs to terminate the hostile action.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 35 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)
  • 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. 10, 2009
Achievements of JMSDF replenishment for OEF-MIO through Jun. 2009
Joint Staff, Japan MoD: 補給支援活動の実績について (2009年6月分) pdf_icon.gif
  • Tokyo, Japan (Jul. 10, 2009) - Joint Staff reports that achievements of Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) replenishment operation for Combined Task Force (CTF) 150 in Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean until Jun. 2009.

    MSDF has achieved refueling of 21,100 kiloliter (1,615 Kl for Jun.) for 110 coalition ships (5 ships for Jun.) on the operation since Feb. 2008.

    Currently, Towada class oiler JS Tokiwa (AOE 423) and Murasame class destroyer JS Akebono (DD 108) have been conducting the operation as the 5th dispatch replenishment force.

    The editor believe FS Marne (A 630) as part of CTF 150 received fuel from the replenishment force on Jun.

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

    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.

    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

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