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Status of the Navy

Status of the Navy

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as of Aug. 3, 2009

Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 332,521
Officers: 52,463
Enlisted: 275,479
Midshipmen: 4,579
Ready Reserve: 110,853 [As of 09 Jun]
Selected Reserves: 66,748
Individual Ready Reserve: 44,105
Reserves currently mobilized: 6,685 [As of 28 Jul] * A-1
Involuntarily mobilized: 5,609
Voluntarily mobilized: 1,076
Personnel on deployment: 58,199
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 191,651
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 285
Ships Underway (away from homeport): 118 ships (41% of total)
On deployment: 105 ships (37% of total)
Deployable Attack submarines: 55/calculation
Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 30 subs (55%)
On deployment: 26 subs (47%)
Ships Underway
Carriers:
  • USS Nimitz (CVN 68) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS George Washington (CVN 73) - 7th Fleet
  • USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - port visit Singapore
Amphibious Warfare Ships:
  • USS Nassau (LHA 4) - Atlantic Ocean
  • USS Essex (LHD 2) - Coral Sea
  • USS Bataan (LHD 5) - 5th Fleet
  • USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) - Pacific Ocean
  • PCU Makin Island (LHD 8) - port visit Rio de Janeiro, Brazil * A-2
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/Jul2009/d20090728ngr.pdf pdf_icon.gif
* A-2, PCU: Pre-Commissioning Unit.
Makin Island is scheduled to join the fleet on Oct. `09.
* A-3, Added item, not the original.
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.

Aug. 3

USAF: Aug. 3 airpower summary: F-15E provides cover for disabled convoy
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 85 close-air-support missions
  • No description on U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 18 USAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. In addition, 2 USAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 24 close-air-support missions
  • No description on U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 28 USAF and U.S. Navy ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Iraq. In addition, 2 USAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Aug. 2

USAF: Aug. 2 airpower summary: HH-60G transports medevac patients
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 80 close-air-support missions
  • F/A-18C[N]s (VFA 25 or 113) were providing armed overwatch at Lashkar Gah (Google Maps) when anti-coalition forces were observed digging beside a road. A show of force was requested and deemed successful when the anti-coalition forces retreated abandoning the dig site. Shortly after, friendly forces came under small-arms fire from the same anti-coalition forces from a tree line position. A strafing run of cannon fire was conducted and declared successful when the small-arms fire ceased.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 24 USAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. In addition, 2 USAF 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.
Aug. 1

USAF: Aug. 1 airpower summary: B-1Bs conduct precision strikes
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 73 close-air-support missions
  • No description on U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 26 USAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 28 close-air-support missions
  • No description on 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 flew reconnaissance missions.

Topics - Last update Aug. 20, 2009
Achievements of JMSDF escort missions in the Gulf of Aden
Japan MoD: 護衛実績
  • Gulf of Aden (Jul. 27-Aug. 2, 2009) - During Jul. 27-Aug. 2, 2009, JMSDF 2nd antipiracy maritime force that consists of JS Harusame (DD 102), JS Amagiri (DD 152), four helis, SBU and JCG officers has completed following escort missions in the Gulf of Aden.

    42nd escort for 3 Japan linked and 2 non linked vessels Jul. 28-30. JMSDF started to escort non Japan-linked vessels in the mission.

    43rd escort for 3 Japan linked and 5 non linked vessels Jul. 30-Aug. 2. *

    So far, JMSDF has achieved escort missions for 127 Japan linked vessels and 7 non-linked vessels in all.

    * MoD reported 44th escort began Aug. 1. It is not clear on a right date.
Achievements of JMSDF air patrol missions in the Gulf of Aden
Japan MoD: 海賊対処のためのP-3Cの飛行実績について
  • Gulf of Aden (Jul. 27-Aug. 2, 2009) - During Jul. 27-Aug. 2, JMSDF 1st antipiracy air Squadron based in Djibouti airport flew 6 patrol missions for supports 2nd antipiracy maritime force and coaliton navies in the Gulf of Aden.

    The antipiracy SQ. equipped with two P-3C aircraft and a SH-60 heli aboard JS Amagiri (DD 152) had observed a suspected boat on the 2nd antipiracy maritime force`s escort course during the patrol mission Jul. 31. Afterward the boat left the course without doing anything.

    The SQ. has completed 31 patrol missions in all since Jun. 11.

    asagumo_AP_090731_suspicious.jpg
    The suspected boat to equip with two high-power engines Jul. 31.
    The photo was reprinted from Web Magazine ASAGUMO NEWS.
USS Fort McHenry is deployed in U.S. 5th Fleet AOO
U.S. Navy: Image: 090803-N-1831S-188.jpg camera.png
  • Red Sea (Aug. 3, 2009) - USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) is deployed as part of Bataan Amphibious Ready Group (ARG)/22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) for maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet Area of Operations (AOO).
USS Chafee is participating in CARAT 2009
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  • South China Sea (Aug. 2, 2009) - USS Chafee (DDG 90) conducted an UNREP with USNS Rappahannock (T-AO 204) during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Brunei 2009. CARAT is an annual bilateral exercises in Southeast Asia to strengthen relationships and enhance the operational readiness of the participating forces.

    * USS Crommelin (FFG 37) is also participating in CARAT Brunei phase.
Boxer ARG returns after a seven month deployment
U.S. Navy: Image: 090801-N-0209M-001.jpg camera.png
  • San Diego, Calif. (Aug. 1, 2009) - USS Boxer (LHD 4) returned San Diego, Calif. after completing a seven-month deployment to the Gulf of Aden, Red Sea, Arabian Gulf, and Indian Ocean. Boxer and the Amphibious Readiness Group (ARG) and the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) deployed Jan. to support global maritime security.
BHR ARG/11th MEU is conducting a COMPUTEX
U.S. Navy: Image: 090801-N-7881L-160.jpg camera.png
  • Pacific Ocean (Aug. 1, 2009) - USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) as flagship of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group (ARG)/11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) is conducting a Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) for a scheduled WestPac deployment later this year.
PCU Makin Island arrives in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
U.S. Navy: Image: 090803-N-8878B-207.jpg camera.png
  • Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Aug. 2, 2009) - Pre-commissioning unit (PCU) Makin Island (LHD 8) pulls into Rio de Janeiro, Brazil enroute to its new homeport at San Diego, Calif. Makin Island is scheduled to be commissioned in Oct.
USS Arleigh Burke is participating in APS
U.S. Navy: Image: 090803-N-6138K-505.jpg camera.png
  • Indian Ocean (Aug. 3, 2009) - USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) is participating in Africa Partnership Station (APS), an international initiative to improve maritime safety and security on the continent of Africa.

    * Arleigh Burke arrived in Port Louie, Mauritius Jul. 30 for training with Mauritius National Coast Guard as part of APS.
USS George Washington to visit Singapore
U.S. Navy: Image: 090802-N-6720T-045.jpg camera.png
  • Singapore (Aug. 2, 2009) - USS George Washington (CVN 73) arrives Singapore for a scheduled port visit during its first deployment from Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan.
USS Essex departed Brisbane, Australia
U.S. Navy: Essex Comes up from Port Visit Down Under to Continue Maritime Security Ops
  • Brisbane, Australia (Aug. 1, 2009) - USS Essex (LHD 2) departed Brisbane, Australia, after a scheduled four-day port visit Aug. 1. Essex will be transiting Sasebo, Japan.

    Essex had participated in Talisman Saber, the exercise with Australia until end of last month.

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