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Status of the Navy

Status of the Navy

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as of Aug. 19, 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: 58,550
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 192,626
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 285
Ships Underway (away from homeport): 119 ships (42% of total)
On deployment: 107 ships (38% of total)
Deployable Attack submarines: 56/calculation
Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 31 subs (55%)
On deployment: 25 subs (46%)
Ships Underway
  • 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) - port visit Bahrain (probably, Manama)
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, 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. 19 airpower summary: F-15E destroys enemy position
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 94 close-air-support missions
  • F/A-18Fs (VFA 22) were providing armed overwatch in the vicinity of FOB Orgun-E (Google Maps) when they were requested to provide armed interdiction against anti-coalition force's rocket positions. Friendly forces identified and confirmed the positions as hostile before being destroyed with precision guided munitions. The F/A-18Fs also provided overwatch of polling stations and school houses in the town.
  • F/A-18Es (VFA 115) also provided armed overwatch in the vicinity of Lowkhi (Google Maps). The Super Hornets displayed several shows of force for friendly forces under fire from several enemy positions.
  • In Lowkhi, F/A-18C[N]s (VFA 25 or 113) worked with a friendly force's convoy to prevent enemy engagement as the convoy left on a mission. Shows of force were successful in suppressing any enemy action on the departing convoy.
  • F/A-18E (VFA 115) in the vicinity of Lashkar Gah (Google Maps) performed shows of force and strafing runs against anti-Afghan forces that were targeting coalition forces with small-arms fire. The strafing runs eliminated the enemy position.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 33 USAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. In addition, 2 coalition and 2 U.S. Navy aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 30 close-air-support missions
  • No description on U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 24 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 Nimitz to conduct its WestPac deployment
U.S. Navy: Image: 090819-N-1245S-008.jpg camera.png
  • Western Pacific Ocean (Aug. 19, 2009) - USS Nimitz (CVN 68) as flagship of Nimitz Carrier Strike Group (CSG) and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 are underway on a deployment to the western Pacific Ocean.

    * Nimitz received more than 1 million gallons of aviation fuel and 42 tons of ammunition from USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10) Aug. 14.
GW CSG participates in Indonesian IFR
U.S. Navy: GW CSG Participates In Indonesian International Fleet Review
  • Bitung and Manado, Indonesia (Aug. 19 ,2009) - USS George Washington (CVN 73), USS Cowpens (CG 63), USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62), USS McCampbell (DDG 85) and USS Mustin (DDG 89) assigned to GW Carrier Strike Group participated in the Indonesia International Fleet Review (IFR), a parade of ships from 33 different countries taking place in Bitung and Manado in North Sulawesi, Indonesia Aug. 19.

    Currently, GW CSG is on its inaugural deployment from Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan in support of stability and security in the Western Pacific region.

    JMSDF Training Squadron that consists of JS Kashima (TV 3508), JS Shimayuki (TV 3513), JS Yugiri (DD 153) also participated in the IFR. Training Squadron is on a five month overseas training cruise.

    * GW departed Manila, Philippines Aug. 15 after a scheduled visit.


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