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Status of the Navy

Status of the Navy

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as of Jun. 15, 2009

Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 331,633
Officers: 52,400
Enlisted: 275,882
Midshipmen: 3,351
Ready Reserve: 115,196 [As of 09 Apr]
Selected Reserves: 66,812
Individual Ready Reserve: 48,384
Reserves currently mobilized: 6,792 [As of 09 Jun] * A-1
Involuntarily mobilized: 1,280
Voluntarily mobilized: 5,512
Personnel on deployment: 62,886
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 188,893
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 283
Ships Underway (away from homeport): 127 ships (45% of total)
On deployment: 117 ships (41% of total)
Deployable Attack submarine: 54/calculation
Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 33 submarines (61%)
On deployment: 26 submarines (48%)
Ships Underway
Carriers:
  • USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) - 5th Fleet
  • USS George Washington (CVN 73) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - Atlantic Ocean
  • USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - Pacific Ocean
Amphibious Warfare Ships:
  • USS Essex (LHD 2) - East China Sea
Boxer Amphibious Ready Group/13th MEU: * A-2
  • USS Boxer (LHD 4) - 7th Fleet
Aircraft (operational): 3,700+
Memo
* A-1, Number of involuntarily (voluntarily) mobilized is based on the report of U.S. DoD.
U.S. DoD: http://www.defenselink.mil/news/d20090609ngr.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.

Jun. 15

USAF: June 15 airpower summary: F-15, A-10 execute multiple strafing runs
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 78 close-air-support missions
  • Two F/A-18Fs (VFA 103) supported ground operations as coalition forces were taking small-arms fire near Gereshk (Google Maps) in Southern Afghanistan. The first aircraft performed a strafing run on a tree line containing enemy combatants firing on coalition positions. The second aircraft performed a show of force and expended flares helping to suppress enemy fire in the area. Both aircraft continued to support the ongoing operations by performing ISR missions of compounds in the area that had previously contained enemy combatants.
  • In Southern Afghanistan near Lashkar Gah (Google Maps), F/A-18Fs (VFA 103) conducted several strafing runs with 20mm rounds on enemy vehicles and forces hidden in a tree line who had been firing small-arm rounds and RPGs on friendly forces from their protected position. Their efforts reduced enemy fire and destroyed the targeted vehicle. The aircraft remained on station to provide overwatch for friendly forces and successfully dropped GBU-12 munitions on enemy forces firing on ground forces from a compound.
  • F/A-18C[N]s (VFA 83 or 131) performed a show of force in Northwest Afghanistan near Now Zad (Google Maps) in support of friendly forces that were under attack by small-arms fire. The attack halted the enemy attack. The aircraft remained on station to perform armed overwatch of ground forces.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 22 USAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. In addition, 2 coalition and two Navy aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 21 close-air-support missions
  • No description about U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 23 USAF and U.S. Navy ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Iraq. In addition, 2 USAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Jun. 14

USAF: June 14 airpower summary: A-10s provide convoy security
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 54 close-air-support missions
  • No description about U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 10 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 13 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.
Jun. 13

USAF: June 13 airpower summary: F-15E targets enemy spotter
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 58 close-air-support missions
  • No description about U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 18 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 18 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. 23, 2009
Stennis CSG to participate in the Northern Edge 2009
U.S. Navy: Joint Exercise Northern Edge Ensures Maritime Security
  • Gulf of Alaska (Jun. 15, 2009) - John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group assets consisting of USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 and USS Antietam (CG 54) arrived in the Gulf of Alaska June 15 for the joint exercise Northern Edge 2009.

    Approximately 9,000 U.S. active-duty and Reserve component Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines and more than 200 aircraft will take part in the exercise June 15-26.

    * USS Preble (DDG 88) and USS Kidd (DDG 100) as part of Stennis CSG are heading San Diego.
USS John S. McCain arrives Sasebo, Japan after a collision with something
Stars and Stripes: USS McCain arrives at Sasebo after suffering damage to sonar array
  • Sasebo, Japan (Jun. 15, 2009) - USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) arrives Sasebo, Japan Jun. 15 after its Towed Array Sonar System (TASS) collided with a Chinese submarine in Subic Bay Jun. 11 due to inadvertent encounter. However, McCain's hull seems to have sustained no damage.

    At the time, the destroyer was conducting routine operations in international waters.

    * McCain took part in CARAT Philippine phase and left Phillipines May 22.
    * It's not clear on Chinses sub's name and type.
USS Crommelin deploys to western Pacific Ocean
USN: Multimission Ship Departs Pearl Harbor for Western Pacific Deployment
  • Pearl Harbor, Hi. (Jun. 15, 2009) - USS Crommelin (FFG 37) departed Naval Station Pearl Harbor for a scheduled six-month deployment to the Western Pacific June 15.

    While on deployment, Crommelin will conduct supports the Mid-Pacific Surface Combatant Operational Employment program, Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training Exercise (CARAT) and monitoring illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing in the Central and Western Pacific with USCG.

Memo

Recently, EA-18G got the operational moniker "Grizzly" to avoid mistaking "Growler" for EA-6B "Prowler". "Growler" will be used as its primary nickname.

Jun. 14, USS Thach (FFG 43) as part of Reagan CSG arrived Saipan for a four day visit.

Goodbye, the Grobal Honored Professional Wrestler "Mitsuharu Misawa".
I still not believe his death...

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