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Status of the Navy

Status of the Navy

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as of Aug. 21, 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: 53,910
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 192,626
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 285
Ships Underway (away from homeport): 112 ships (39% of total)
On deployment: 105 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. 21 airpower summary: Predator targets enemy force
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 74 close-air-support missions
  • No description on U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 32 USAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 23 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
2nd Hyuga class helicopter destroyer future JS Ise is launched
jiji.com: 「空母型」護衛艦が進水=ヘリ3機同時発着、海自で2艦目
  • Yokohama, Japan (Aug. 21, 2009) - Today, Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) 2nd Hyuga class helicopter destroyer is launched at Yokohama shipyard, IHI Marine United Inc. and named JS Ise (DDH 182) after one of the traditional provinces of Japan.

    Hyuga class is biggest combatant ship of MSDF, 197 meters long, 33 meters witdh, displaces approximately 18,000 tons at Full load and has a crew of approximately 340. Ise is scheduled to be commissioned Mar. `11 and replace JS Hiei (DDH 142).

    * JS Hyuga (DDH 181) also was built in the shipyard.

    Click to view full: Hyuga class Helicopter Destroyer Future JS Ise (DDH 182).
    This photo is reprinted by the permission of Mr. ISOKKO from ISOKKOのブログ.
That happens always...Fuck it
YOMIURI ONLINE: 中国、海自3艦船の香港寄港を拒否
  • Tokoy, Japan (Aug. 21, 2009) - According to Yomiuri Shimbun, Chinese Gov`t denied Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) Training Squadron's visit to HongKong at the end of Aug. Japan Gov`t had requested the port call based on an agreement of increasing military exchanges between Japan and China. It`s seems that usual political reasons are denial cause.

    Currently, Training Squadron that consists of JS Kashima (TV 3508), JS Shimayuki (TV 3513), JS Yugiri (DD 153) is on a five month overseas training cruise.

    * Afterward, MSDF announced Training Squadron will return to Japan several days ahead of schedule.
USS George Washington transits the San Bernardino Straight
U.S. Navy: Image: 090822-N-1644H-071.jpg camera.png
  • San Bernardino Straight, Philippines (Aug. 21, 2009) - USS George Washington (CVN 73) transits the San Bernardino Straight, Philippines. George Washington is underway supporting security and stability in the western Pacific Ocean during its inaugural summer deployment from Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan.

    * GW participated in Indonesian International Fleet Review Aug. 19 other four ships of GW CSG.
U.S. Navy accepts the 5th San Antonio class ship USS New York
U.S. Navy: Navy Accepts Delivery of Future USS New York
  • New Orleans, La. (Aug. 21, 2009) - U.S. Navy officially accepted the 5th San Antonio class ship, future USS New York (LPD 21) Aug. 21 at Avondale shipyard, Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding in New Orleans, Va after completing acceptance trials Jul. 24.

    New York is scheduled to be commissioned Nov.
USS Oak Hill returns Little Creak after SPS 2009
U.S. Navy: Oak Hill Returns Home After Southern Partnership Station 2009
  • Little Creak, Va. (Aug. 21, 2009) - USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) and Marines returned Little Creak, Va. Aug. 21 after nearly three months of operations in support of Southern Partnership Station (SPS) 2009 with Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru and Uruguay.

    Oak Hill also supported the U.S. Marine Corps Forces South (USMARSOUTH) multinational amphibious exercise, Southern Exchange 2009.
USS Paul Hamilton returns from a seven month deployment
U.S. Navy: Paul Hamilton Returns from Western Pacific Deployment
  • Pearl Harbor, HI (Aug. 21, 2009) - USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60) returns Naval Station Pearl Harbor, HI Aug. 21 after a seven-month deployment to the Western Pacific.

    Paul Hamilton departed Pearl Harbor Jan. 20 as part of the Mid-Pacific Surface Combatant Operational Employment (MPSCOE) program. The destroyer also participated in exercises Arabian Gauntlet and Nautical Union while in the U.S. 5th Fleet Area of Responsibility.

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