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Status of the Navy

Status of the Navy

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as of Aug. 26, 2009

Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 330,818
Officers: 52,238
Enlisted: 274,034
Midshipmen: 4,546
Ready Reserve: 109,741 [As of 09 Jul]
Selected Reserves: 66,617
Individual Ready Reserve: 43,124
Reserves currently mobilized: 6,618 [As of 18 Aug] * A-1
Involuntarily mobilized: 5,284
Voluntarily mobilized: 1,334
Personnel on deployment: 52,549
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 192,689
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 285
Ships Underway (away from homeport): 106 ships (37% of total)
On deployment: 102 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
  • USS Nimitz (CVN 68) - port visit Yokosuka, Japan
  • USS George Washington (CVN 73) - Philippine Sea
  • USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - Atlantic Ocean
  • USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - 5th Fleet
Amphibious Warfare Ships:
  • 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/Aug2009/d20090818ngr.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. 26 airpower summary: Transports are AOR workhorses
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 83 close-air-support missions
  • USAF A-10s and U.S. Navy F/A-18C[N]s (VFA 25 or 113) provided armed overwatch for friendly forces near Oruzgan (Google Maps). The aircraft focused attention on tree line enemy positions when friendly forces reported them as points of origin for mortar, RPG and small-arms fire . A show of force, which included release of flares, was successful in briefly deterring enemy action. Later, several strafing runs and a precision-guided munition eliminated the enemy positions.
  • U.S. Navy F/A-18Es (VFA 115) and USAF F-15Es work with a friendly convoy near Ghazni (Google Maps) to prevent enemy engagement as the convoy left on a mission. Shows of force were successful in suppressing enemy action.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 29 USAF, U.S. Navy and coalition ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. In addition, one coalition and 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 Sep. 8, 2009
Somali Pirates fire on U.S. Navy SH-60B Helicopter
NAVCENT, U.S. Navy: Somali Pirates fire on U.S. Navy Helicopter
  • Off the coast of Somalia (Aug. 26, 2009) - Somali Pirates aboard Taiwanese-flagged vessel Win Far fired a large caliber weapon at a SH-60B Helicopter, HSL 49, aboard USS Chancellorsville (CG 62). However, There`e not damage and injuries reports. And the SH-60B did`nt return fire.

    At the time, the heli was conducting a routine surveillance flight of Win Far that was hijacked April 6, 2009.

    Currently, USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) is deployed as part of Reagan CSG in U.S. 5th Fleet AOR.

    * U.S. Navy released the video of the scene. - Refer to flickr

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