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Status of the Navy

Status of the Navy

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as of May 29, 2009

Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 331,825
Officers: 51,186
Enlisted: 276,245
Midshipmen: 4,394
Ready Reserve: 115,196 [As of 09 Apr]
Selected Reserves: 66,812
Individual Ready Reserve: 48,384
Reserves currently mobilized: 6,562 [As of 26 May] * A-1
Involuntarily mobilized: 1,301
Voluntarily mobilized: 5,261
Personnel on deployment: 61,750
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 187,250
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 283
Ships Underway (away from homeport): 132 ships (47% of total)
On deployment: 116 ships (41% of total)
Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 32 submarines (59%)
On deployment: 22 submarines (40%)
Ships Underway
  • USS Nimitz (CVN 68) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) - 5th Fleet
  • USS George Washington (CVN 73) - East China Sea
  • USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) - Atlantic Ocean
Amphibious Warfare Ships:
  • USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) - Atlantic Ocean
Boxer Amphibious Ready Group/13th MEU: * A-2
  • USS Boxer (LHD 4) - 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/May2009/d20090526ngr.pdf pdf_icon.gif
* A-2, Added item, not the original.
U.S. Navy: Boxer Expeditionary Strike Group Deploys

Air-operations - U.S. Navy air-operations as part of Coalition Airpower

CVW 7 that consists of VFA 143 (F/A-18E), VFA 103 (F/A-18F), VFA 83, VFA 131 (F/A-18C[N]), VAQ 140 (EA-6B), VAW 121 (E-2C NP) and HS 5 (SH-60F, HH-60H) is conducting air-supports for Operation Enduring Freedom.

USAF: May 29 airpower summary: F-16 provides show of force
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 74 close-air-support missions
  • No description about U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 17 USAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. In addition, 2 coalition aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 31 close-air-support missions
  • No description about U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 25 USAF and U.S. Navy ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Iraq. In addition, 3 USAF and coalition aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.

Topics - Last update Jun. 3, 2009
Achievements of JMSDF escort missions in the Gulf of Aden
Joint Staff, Japan MoD: 「海賊対処」特設ページ - 護衛活動実績
  • Gulf of Aden (May 23-29, 2009) - During May 23-29, The JMSDF antipiracy maritime force achieved following escort missions in the Gulf of Aden.

    20th escort mission for 2 vessels May 24-26.
    21st escort mission for 4 vessels May 26-28.

    Thus far, the maritime force which consists of JS Samidare (DD 106), JS Sazanami (DD 113), four helis, SBU and JCG officers has achieved 21 escort missions for 68 Japan linked commercial vessels in all. Both destroyers are assigned to Escort Division 8.
USS Montpelier deploys to a six month deployment
WAVY.com: USS Montpelier deploys from Norfolk
  • Norfolk, VA (May 29, 2009) - USS Montpelier (SSN 765) departed Naval Station Norfolk, VA May 29 on a regularly scheduled six-month deployment.
USS Nashville to arrive in Rota, Spain
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  • Rota, Spain (May 29, 2009) - USS Nashville (LPD 13) arrives in Naval Station Rota, Spain, after supporting Africa Partnership Station. Africa Partnership Station is a multinational initiative developed by Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Africa to work with U.S. and international partners to enhance maritime safety and security in West and Central Africa.
USS Cowpens to escort GW
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  • East China Sea (May 29, 2009) - USS Cowpens (CG 63) as one of the escorts for USS George Washington (CVN 73) performs a replenishment at sea with USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4).

    * Byrd is deployed to Pacific Partnership instead of USS Dubuque (LPD-8).
    * George Washington also conducted a RAS with Byrd same day.
    * GW departed Yokosuka May 20 for a combat operations efficiency (COE) evaluation.
USS Doyle is deployed in Southern Seas 2009
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  • Santo Thomas, Guatemala (May 29, 2009) - Sailors aboard USS Doyle (FFG 39) conducts a VBSS exercise with Guatemalan marines. Doyle is deployed as part Southern Seas 2009 and will work with partner nations to enforce maritime security and interoperability in the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility.

    * The Frigate departed La Ceiba, Honduras May 26 following a five-day port visit.
U.S. Navy deployment strength statistic FY09 - Monthly Average (Until May)
U.S. Navy: Status of the Navy
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May 29, Australian Defence Force announced RAN HMAS Warramunga (FFH 152) and RAAF AP-3C aircraft are scheduled to join CTF 151 for an antipiracy operation.

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