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Status of the Navy

Status of the Navy

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as of Aug. 14, 2009

Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 331,645
Officers: 52,291
Enlisted: 274,775
Midshipmen: 4,579
Ready Reserve: 109,908 [As of 09 Jul]
Selected Reserves: 66,784
Individual Ready Reserve: 43,124
Reserves currently mobilized: 6,651 [As of 11 Aug] * A-1
Involuntarily mobilized: 5,394
Voluntarily mobilized: 1,257
Personnel on deployment: 58,257
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 192,185
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 285
Ships Underway (away from homeport): 114 ships (40% of total)
On deployment: 107 ships (38% of total)
Deployable Attack submarines: 55/calculation
Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 30 subs (55%)
On deployment: 25 subs (46%)
Ships Underway
  • USS Nimitz (CVN 68) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS George Washington (CVN 73) - South China Sea * A-2
  • USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - Atlantic Ocean
  • USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - 5th Fleet
Amphibious Warfare Ships:
  • USS Essex (LHD 2) - port visit Okinawa, Japan
  • USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) - Pacific Ocean
  • PCU Makin Island (LHD 8) - 4th Fleet/Strait of Magellan * A-3
Bataan Amphibious Ready Group/22nd MEU: * A-4
  • 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/d20090811ngr.pdf pdf_icon.gif
* A-2, Actually, GW still is in Manila, Philippines. Maybe a time difference.
U.S. Navy: Strike Group Departs Manila Following Historic Port Visit
* A-3, PCU: Pre-Commissioned Unit.
Makin Island is scheduled to join the fleet on Oct. `09.
* A-4, 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.

USAF: Aug.14 airpower summary: Strike Eagles support ground troops
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 83 close-air-support missions
  • Near Ghazni (Google Maps), F/A-18Es (VFA 115) were providing armed overwatch when friendly forces requested that they provide intervention against enemy forces. Friendly forces were being hit with mortar and small-arms fire. The aircraft were successful in stopping the enemy action with shows of force.
  • No description on U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 27 USAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. In addition, 2 U.S. Navy 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)
  • 23 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 Aug. 24, 2009
USS Blue Ridge arrives Busan, RoK for the UFG 2009
U.S. Navy: Image: 090814-N-7478G-176.jpg camera.png
  • Busan, Republic of Korea (Aug. 14, 2009) - USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) pulls into Busan, Republic of Korea (RoK) for the joint military exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian (UFG) 2009. UFG is a combined/joint computer simulation driven exercise conducted annually demonstrating the interoperability capabilities between RoK and U.S. 7th fleet.

    * Blue Ridge completed sea trials Jul. 30 following a SRA in Yokosuka, Japan for its fall deployment.
USS Mitscher returns Norfolk after Taurus 09
U.S. Navy: USS Mitscher Returns from Multimission Deployment
  • Norfolk, Va. (Aug. 14, 2009) - USS Mitscher (DDG 57) returned its homeport at Norfolk, Va., Aug. 14 after a completing a seven month Taurus 09 deployment as part of Royal Navy amphibious task group.

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