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Status of the Navy

Status of the Navy

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as of Aug. 7, 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: 6,680 [As of 4 Aug] * A-1
Involuntarily mobilized: 5,588
Voluntarily mobilized: 1,092
Personnel on deployment: 58,199
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 192,200
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 285
Ships Underway (away from homeport): 113 ships (40% 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%)/dd>
Ships Underway
  • USS Nimitz (CVN 68) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS George Washington (CVN 73) - 7th Fleet
  • 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 Essex (LHD 2) - 7th Fleet
  • PCU Makin Island (LHD 8) - 4th Fleet/Atlantic side * A-2
Bataan Amphibious Ready Group/22nd MEU: * A-3
  • USS Bataan (LHD 5) - 5th Fleet
Aircraft (operational): 3,700+
* A-1, Number of involuntarily (voluntarily) mobilized is based on the report of U.S. DoD.
U.S. DoD: http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Aug%202009/d20090804ngr.pdf pdf_icon.gif
* A-2, PCU: Pre-Commissioned 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.

Airpower summary for Aug. 7 is no available.

Topics - Last update Aug. 15, 2009
Achievements of JMSDF replenishment for CTF 151 through Jul. 2009
Joint Staff, Japan MoD: 補給支援活動の実績について (2009年7月分) pdf_icon.gif
  • Tokyo, Japan (Aug. 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 Jul. 2009.

    MSDF has achieved refueling of 21,775 kiloliter (675 Kl for Jul.) for 115 coalition ships (5 ships for Jul.) 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.

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

    Click to view full: Monthly achievements of JMSDF refuel operation/Number
JMSDF maritime patrols summary in the Gulf of Aden Jun-Jul
Japan MoD: 海賊対処のために派遣されたP-3C哨戒機の活動状況について
  • Japan MoD (Aug. 7, 2009) - Japan MoD reported Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) antipiracy air squadron's maritime patrol missions summary in the Gulf of Aden during Jun. 11-Jul. 31.
  • Two P-3C aircraft assigned to the sqdn based in Djibouti started an antipiracy maritime patrol Jun. 11, flew 29 patrols, marked almost 220 flight hours, observed almost 2,000 merchant vessels and provided nearly 140 information for MSDF antipiracy maritime force and friendly navies.
  • Jul. 1, a P-3C had received suspected boat information via Marine VHF radio while a patrol. The aircraft flew over the boat and revealed not dangerous.
  • Jul. 14, while French Navy was tracking a hijacked Indian merchant vessel Nafeya, a P-3C surveyed Nafeya and provided information for related organizations.

    * Afterward FS Aconit (F 713) as part of EUNAVFOR and INS Godavari (F 20) successfully rescued the vessel with 14 crew.
  • Jul. 17, a P-3C had surveyed a suspected boat after receiving information from a merchant vessel via friendly navy. The aircraft reported to the vessel that there`s no significant problem.
  • Jul. 24, in response to friendly navy's information, a P-3C surveyed a suspected boat equipping a ladder. And then the boat apparently dumped the ladder.
  • Jul. 31, a P-3C and a SH-60 heli aboard JS Amagiri (DD 152) observed a suspected boat on the 2nd antipiracy maritime force`s escort course. Afterward the boat left the course without doing anything.
JSDF continues their longest overseas mission
Japan MoD: ゴラン高原派遣輸送隊(第28次要員)の派遣について
  • Tokyo, Japan (Aug. 7, 2009) - Japan Ministry of Defense announced forty three Japan Self Defense Force (JSDF) personnel including four GSDF officers are scheduled to deploy the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) mission in Golan heights Aug. 21. They will relieve the 27th dispatch SDF unit and conduct a transportation mission.

    UNDOF was established in 1974 to observe the cease-fire between Israel and Syria in the Golan heights. SDF has participated in UNDOF since 1996.
Reagan CSG is deployed to U.S. 5th Fleet AOR
U.S. Navy: Image: 090807-N-9132C-031.jpg camera.png
  • Gulf of Oman (Aug. 7, 2009) - USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) conducts a replenishment at sea with USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7). Ronald Reagan CSG is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
USS Curtis Wilbur to visit Sakara-Kita port, Japan
MSN Sankei news: 米イージス艦「カーティス・ウィルバー」が山形・酒田に入港
  • Sakara-Kita port, Japan (Aug. 7, 2009) - USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54), assigned to DESRON 15, homeported Yokosuka, arrives in Sakara-kita port, Japan Aug. 7 for a goodwill port visit.

    Curtis Wilbur is scheduled to depart the port Aug. 10.

    * The destroyer departed on schedule.
USS Rentz participates in the USWEX 09
U.S. Navy: Image: 090807-N-6516T-077.jpg camera.png
  • Pacific Ocean/probably, nearly Hawaii (Aug. 07, 2009) - USS Rentz (FFG 46) as part of Nimitz Carrier Strike Group participates in the Undersea Warfare Exercise (USWEX 09). Rentz is deployed in support of operations in the 5th and 7th Fleet area of responsibility supporting the Martime Strategy.

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