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Status of the Navy

Status of the Navy

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as of Jun. 4, 2009

Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 332,455
Officers: 51,671
Enlisted: 276,390
Midshipmen: 4,394
Ready Reserve: 115,196 [As of 09 Apr]
Selected Reserves: 66,812
Individual Ready Reserve: 48,384
Reserves currently mobilized: 6,712 [As of 02 Jun] * A-1
Involuntarily mobilized: 1,289
Voluntarily mobilized: 5,423
Personnel on deployment: 61,892
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 188,014
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 283
Ships Underway (away from homeport): 132 ships (47% of total)
On deployment: 117 ships (41% of total)
Deployable Attack submarines: 54/calculation
Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 33 submarines (61%)
On deployment: 24 submarines (44%)
Ships Underway
  • USS Nimitz (CVN 68) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) - 5th Fleet
  • USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) - Atlantic Ocean
Amphibious Warfare Ships:
  • USS Nassau (LHA 4) - Atlantic Ocean
  • USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) - Pacific Ocean
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/d20090602ngr.pdf pdf_icon.gif

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: June 4 airpower summary: Predator takes out enemy shooters
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 77 close-air-support missions
  • In Tarin Kowt (Google Maps) , a large engagement occurred after anti-Afghan forces were detected operating an illegal checkpoint along a local highway. An F/A-18E (VFA 143) and a USAF B-1B responded, hitting groups of enemy gunmen overwatching the road in a treeline using GBU-38s, then targeting a second group in an open field with a GBU-31.
  • USAF and U.S. Navy aircraft conducted several shows of force to prevent enemy attacks during operations in Kabul (Google Maps), Sangin (Google Maps) and Lashkar Gah (Google Maps). The maneuvers preempted enemy activity, allowing friendly supply convoys to reach their destinations and Afghanistan's rebuilding in those areas to move forward free of enemy interference.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 20 USAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. In addition, 4 U.S. Navy and Coalition aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 23 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, 2 USAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.

Topics - Last update Jun. 7, 2009
JMSDF to conduct an annual exercise in United States
JMSDF: 平成21年度米国派遣訓練について
  • Tokyo, Japan (Jun. 4, 2009) - Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) announced a schedule of two month annual exercise in United States for increasing tactical capabilities.

    Following units are scheduled to participate in the exercise.

    JS Atago (DD 177) assigned to Escort Division 3 will depart JMSDF Maizuru base Jun. 9 to Pearl Harbor, HI.

    Four P-3C aircraft assgined to VS 1 will depart JMSDF Kanoya air base Jun. 15 to visit three U.S. bases, Andersen air force base, Guam, ;NAS Kaneohe, HI, ;NAS Whidbey Island, WA. In addition, the P-3Cs will visit Comox, Canada for a build up relationship with Canadian Forces.
Two U.S. ships arrived Souda Bay, Greece
U.S. Navy: Image: 090604-N-9063M-001.jpg camera.png
  • Souda bay, Greece (Jun. 4, 2009) - USS Klakring (FFG 42) and USS Anzio (CG 68) arrived at Souda Bay for routine port visits.

    * Klakring is conducting a six month deployment in U.S. 6th Fleet AOR.
    * Anzio has been conducitng an independent deployment in U.S. 5th, 6th Fleet AOR since May 13.


USS Shoup (DDG 86) arrives Portland, Ore. Jun. 4 for participating in the Rose Festival.

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