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Status of the Navy

Status of the Navy

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as of Aug. 24, 2009

Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 330,818
Officers: 52,238
Enlisted: 274,034
Midshipmen: 4,546
Ready Reserve: 109,741 [As of 09 Jul] * A-1
Selected Reserves: 66,617
Individual Ready Reserve: 43,124
Reserves currently mobilized: 6,618 [As of 18 Aug] * A-2
Involuntarily mobilized: 5,284
Voluntarily mobilized: 1,334
Personnel on deployment: 52,573
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 192,689
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 285
Ships Underway (away from homeport): 104 ships (36% of total)
On deployment: 103 ships (36% 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) - port visit Yokosuka, Japan
  • 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:
  • PCU Makin Island (LHD 8) - port visit Valpraiso, Chile * A-3
Bataan Amphibious Ready Group/22nd MEU: * A-4
  • USS Bataan (LHD 5) - 5th Fleet
Aircraft (operational): 3,700+
Memo
* A-1, Only numbers were reupdated, the date is as before.
* A-2, Editor adopts newest DoD`s report because Navy hasn`t updated number yet.
U.S. DoD: http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Aug2009/d20090818ngr.pdf pdf_icon.gif
* 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.

Aug. 24

USAF: Aug. 24 airpower summary: A-10s provide cover for convoy
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 82 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. 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)
  • 27 USAF and U.S. Navy ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Iraq. In addition, 2 USAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Aug. 23

USAF: Aug. 23 airpower summary: C-17s provide intra-theater heavy airlift
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 86 close-air-support missions
  • F/A-18Fs (VFA 22) were providing armed overwatch in the vicinity of 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 destroying them with precision guided munitions. The aircraft 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 aircraft displayed several shows of force for friendly forces under fire from several enemy positions.
  • Lowkhi saw F/A-18C[N]s (VFA 25 or 113) work 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.
  • 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 activity.
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)
  • 26 USAF and U.S. Navy ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Iraq. In addition, 2 USAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Aug. 22

USAF: Aug. 22 airpower summary: A-10s provide protection
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 81 close-air-support missions
  • F/A-18C[N]s (VFA 25 or 113) and Coalition aircraft provided armed overwatch for friendly forces near Chahar Bagh (Google Maps). An anti-Coalition force assault began on friendly forces with small arms fire coming from a sniper position and compound where suspicious enemy action could be observed. A strafing run on the sniper position ended the action there and a precision guided munition deterred any further activity at the enemy compound.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 30 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 20 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
JMSDF 5th replenishment force to return homeport
Joint Staff: 補給支援活動に従事した艦艇の入港について/8月24日発表 pdf_icon.gif
  • Tokyo, Japan (Aug. 24, 2009) - Joint Staff announces Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) JS Tokiwa (AOE 423), Replenishment ship Div. 1, and JS Akebono (DD 108), Escort Div 3., are scheduled to return each base Sep. 1-2 after concluding replenishment supports for MSDF antipiracy maritime force and CTF 150 in Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Aden.

    Two ships have served as the 5th replenishment force since Mar. based on the Replenishment Support Special Measures Law.


    Click to view full: JMSDF Towada class oiler JS Tokiwa (AOE 423).
    The photo by U.S. Navy.

    VSPG_JMSDF_DD_murasame_108-1_s.jpg
    Click to view full: JMSDF Murasame class destroyer JS Akebono (DD 108).
    The photos is reprinted by the permission of Mr. Tugboat from Vessel And Ships Photo Gallery
Achievements of JMSDF escort missions in the Gulf of Aden
Japan MoD: 護衛実績
  • Gulf of Aden (Aug. 17-23, 2009) - During Aug. 17-23, Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) 2nd antipiracy maritime force that consists of JS Harusame (DD 102), JS Amagiri (DD 152), four helis, Special boarding unit and several JCG officers has completed following escort missions in the Gulf of Aden.

    50th escort mission for 2 Japan linked and 6 non-linked vessels
    51th escort mission for 3 Japan linked and 8 non-linked vessels

    So far, MSDF has achieved escort missions for 149 Japan linked vessels and 33 non-linked vessels in all.
Achievements of JMSDF air patrol missions in the Gulf of Aden
Japan MoD: 海賊対処のためのP-3Cの飛行実績について
  • Gulf of Aden (Aug. 17-23, 2009) - During Aug. 17-23, Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) 1st antipiracy air Squadron based in Djibouti airport flew 5 patrol missions for supports MSDF 2nd antipiracy maritime force and coaliton navies in the Gulf of Aden.

    Two P-3C assigned to VP 3 and other units have served as the sqdn and completed 46 patrol missions in all since Jun. 11.
USS Nimitz arrives Yokosuka, Japan
MSN Sankei News: 米空母ニミッツが横須賀に寄港
  • Yokosuka, Japan (Aug. 24, 2009) - USS Nimitz (CVN 68) as flagship of Nimitz Carrier Strike Group (CSG) arrives Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan Aug. 24 around AM 09:30/JST for a replenishment. Nimitz will depart the port Aug. 28 to Persian Gulf.

    Currently, Nimitz CSG is on a scheduled WestPac deployment.

    * USS Sampson (DDG 102) as part of the CSG also arrived the port.

Memo

mixiの日記か何かにリンクが貼られたらしいけど、随分前に退会したからリンク元は見れないや(笑)

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