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Status of the Navy

Status of the Navy - Moderately improved ver.

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as of Sep. 10, 2009

Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 331,150
Officers: 52,136
Enlisted: 274,468
Midshipmen: 4,546
Ready Reserve: 109,881 [As of 31 Aug]
Selected Reserves: 66,757
Individual Ready Reserve: 43,124
Reserves currently mobilized: 6,528 [As of 8 Sep] * A-1
Involuntarily mobilized: 4,931
Voluntarily mobilized: 1,597
Personnel on deployment: 54,672
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 192,961
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 286
Ships Underway (away from homeport): 98 ships (34% of total)
On deployment: 104 ships (36% of total)
Deployable Attack submarines: 55/calculation
Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 28 subs (51%)
On deployment: 25 subs (46%)
Ships Underway
  • USS Nimitz (CVN 68) - port visit Singapore
  • USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - 5th Fleet
Amphibious Warfare Ships:
  • PCU Makin Island (LHD 8) - Pacific Fleet * A-2
Bataan Amphibious Ready Group/22nd MEU: * A-3
  • USS Bataan (LHD 5) - 5th Fleet
Aircraft (operational): 3,700+
* A-1, Reserves currently mobilized is based on the newest DoD`s report at time of posting.
U.S. DoD: http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Sep2009/d20090908ngr.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: Sept. 10 airpower summary: B-1Bs provide show of force in Afghanistan
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 90 close-air-support missions
  • There were F/A-18C[N]s (VFA 25 or 113) at Chahar Bagh (Google Maps) providing armed overwatch for coalition forces taking enemy fire from a treeline position. A show of force was requested and performed to deter enemy action and was considered successful.
  • In the vicinity of Shurakian (Google Maps), F/A-18Fs (VFA 22) were providing overwatch of insurgents possibly emplacing an improvised explosive device and were requested to provide a show of force to stop the enemy action. The show of force was successful when the insurgents ceased digging and fled the area.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 27 USAF, U.S. Navy and coalition 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 29 close-air-support missions
  • No description on U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 29 USAF and U.S. Navy ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations there. In addition, 2 USAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.

Topics - Last update Sep. 17, 2009
Achievements of JMSDF replenishment for CTF 151 through Aug. 2009
Japan MoD: 補給支援活動の実績について (09年8月分)
  • Tokyo, Japan (Sep. 10, 2009) - Japan Ministry of Defense reports that achievements of Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) replenishment operation for Combined Task Force (CTF) 150 in Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean until Aug. 2009.

    MSDF has achieved refueling of 23,475 kiloliter (1,695 Kl for Aug.) for 122 coalition ships (7 ships for Aug.) on the operation since Feb. 2008.

    Currently, Takanami class destroyer JS Suzunami (DD 114), Escort Div. 5, and Mashu class oiler JS Oumi (AOE 426), Replenishment ship Div. 1, conducts the operation.

    Hatoyama New Administration seems to plan to end the refueling operation. However, U.S. Gov`t hopes continue the operation.

    Click to view full: Monthly achievements of JMSDF refuel operation/Kiloliter

    Click to view full: Monthly achievements of JMSDF refuel operation/Number

    Click to view full: JMSDF Takanami class destroyer JS Suzunami (DD 114).

    Click to view full: JMSDF Mashu class oiler.

    Both photo were reprinted by the permission of Mr. Tugboat from Vessel And Ships Photo Gallery

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