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Status of the Navy

Status of the Navy

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as of Aug. 20, 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: 59,797
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 192,626
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 285
Ships Underway (away from homeport): 115 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
  • USS Nimitz (CVN 68) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS George Washington (CVN 73) - South China Sea
  • USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - Atlantic Ocean
  • USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - 5th Fleet
Amphibious Warfare Ships:
  • USS Wasp (LHD 1) - Atlantic Ocean
  • 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+
* 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. 20 airpower summary: F-16s cover coalition convoys
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 101 close-air-support missions
  • USAF F-15Es and U.S. Navy F/A-18Fs (VFA 22) were in the vicinity of Asadabad (Google Maps) when they were requested to provide armed interdiction against several anti-Afghan forces positions. Friendly forces identified and confirmed each of the positions as hostile before the aircraft destroyed them with precision guided munitions. Strafing runs were also made on the enemy positions to prevent any further enemy action.
  • Chahar Bagh (Google Maps) saw F/A-18C[N]s (VFA 25 or 113) work with an official election convoy to prevent enemy engagement as the convoy left a polling site. A strafing run was directed on enemy troops massing at a point on the convoy route and enemy action was terminated.
  • F/A-18Es (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)
  • 34 USAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. In addition, a Coalition and 2 Navy aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 26 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. 21, 2009
USS Scranton return Norfolk after a six month deployment
U.S. Navy: USS Scranton Returns From Deployment
  • Norfolk, Va. (Aug. 20, 2009) - USS Scranton (SSN 756) returned its homeport at Norfolk, Va. Aug. 20 after concluding a regularly scheduled six-month deployment as part of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group.

    During the deployment Scranton conducted port visits in Souda Bay, Crete; Bahrain and Diego Garcia.

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