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Status of the Navy

Status of the Navy

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as of Aug. 18, 2009

Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 331,278
Officers: 52,244
Enlisted: 274,488
Midshipmen: 4,546
Ready Reserve: 109,856 [As of 09 Jul]
Selected Reserves: 66,732
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: 58,396
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 192,626
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 285
Ships Underway (away from homeport): 114 ships (40% of total)
On deployment: 106 ships (37% of total)
Deployable Attack submarines: 56/calculation
Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 31 subs (55%)
On deployment: 25 subs (46%)
Ships Underway
Carriers:
  • USS Nimitz (CVN 68) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS George Washington (CVN 73) - South China Sea
  • USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - 5th Fleet
Amphibious Warfare Ships:
  • USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) - Pacific Ocean
  • PCU Makin Island (LHD 8) - 4th Fleet/Pacific side * 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/Aug%202009/d20090811ngr.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.

USAF: Aug. 18 airpower summary: 3,400 pax moved
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 92 close-air-support missions
  • F/A-18C[N]s (VFA 25 or 113) in the vicinity of Qal-E-Naw (unknown) performed armed overwatch for friendly forces when it was reported anti-Afghan forces were targeting coalition forces with small-arms fire. Activity also was confirmed at a point of interest as a friendly force convoy was completing a mission. Shows of force were requested to deter enemy action. The shows of force were deemed successful when it was reported and confirmed the enemy were in retreat and fleeing the scene and small-arms fire had ceased.
  • F/A-18C[N]s (VFA 25 or 113) and F/A-18E (VFA 115) were in the vicinity of Now Zad (Google Maps) and Musa Qaleh (Google Maps) providing armed overwatch for friendly forces when it was reported anti-Afghan forces were targeting coalition forces with small-arms fire. Shows of force were requested to deter enemy action. The shows of force were reported successful when the enemy retreated from the scene.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 31 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 22 close-air-support missions
  • No description on U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 26 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. 25, 2009
USS Essex returned to Sasebo, Japan after Talisman Saber
U.S. Navy: Essex Returns to Sasebo After Successful Talisman Saber 2009
  • Sasebo, Japan (Aug. 18, 2009) - USS Essex (LHD 2) returned to Sasebo, Japan, Aug. 18 after a successful exercise Talisman Saber 2009 (TS09) with Australian forces.

    Essex is scheduled to enter a selected restricted availability Aug. 26.

    * USS Denver (LPD 9) also was expected to return Sasebo. However, Denver joined the typhoon disaster relief mission in Taiwan in a hurry.

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