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Status of the Navy

Status of the Navy - Moderately improved ver.

Refer to "Status of the Navy"

as of Sep. 3, 2009

Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 331,814
Officers: 52,324
Enlisted: 274,944
Midshipmen: 4,546
Ready Reserve: 109,881 [As of 31 Aug]
Selected Reserves: 66,757
Individual Ready Reserve: 43,124
Reserves currently mobilized: 6,505 [As of 1 Sep] * A-1
Involuntarily mobilized: 4,963
Voluntarily mobilized: 1,542
Personnel on deployment: 52,630
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 193,054
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 285
Ships Underway (away from homeport): 93 ships (33% of total)
On deployment: 101 ships (35% of total)
Deployable Attack submarines: 54/calculation
Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 33 subs (61%)
On deployment: 25 subs (46%)
Ships Underway
Carriers:
  • USS Nimitz (CVN 68) - South China Sea
  • USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - 5th Fleet
Amphibious Warfare Ships:
  • USS Nassau (LHA 4) - Atlantic Ocean
  • 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+
Memo
* 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/d20090901ngr.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. 3 airpower summary: Pave Hawks provide rapid transport
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 84 close-air-support missions
  • There were F/A-18Es (VFA 115) over Shindand (Google Maps) providing overwatch when anti-coalition forces attacked a coalition convoy. Several shows of force were conducted to deter enemy aggression and the shows of force were deemed successful as the enemy fire ceased.
  • Precision-guided munitions launched by F/A-18Fs (VFA 22) were used to destroy an enemy position near Soltani (Google Maps). The munitions made a direct hit on the position and were declared successful.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 30 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 26 close-air-support missions
  • No description on U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 28 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. 6, 2009
U.S. Navy corpsman died by IED
U.S. DoD: DoD Identifies Navy Casualty
  • Helmand province, Afghanistan (Sep. 3, 2009) - A U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman Petty Officer 3rd class died in Helmand province, Afghanistan Sep. 3 due to struck by an improvised explosive device while combat operations.

    PO3 was assigned to 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Battalion for supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

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Status of the Navy

Status of the Navy - Moderately improved ver.

Refer to "Status of the Navy"

as of Sep. 2, 2009

Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 331,814
Officers: 52,324
Enlisted: 274,944
Midshipmen: 4,546
Ready Reserve: 109,881 [As of 31 Aug]
Selected Reserves: 66,757
Individual Ready Reserve: 43,124
Reserves currently mobilized: 6,517 [As of 25 Aug] * A-1
Involuntarily mobilized: 5,150
Voluntarily mobilized: 1,367
Personnel on deployment: 52,630
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 193,054
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 285
Ships Underway (away from homeport): 100 ships (35% of total)
On deployment: 101 ships (35% of total)
Deployable Attack submarines: 54/calculation
Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 33 subs (61%)
On deployment: 25 subs (46%)
Ships Underway
Carriers:
  • USS Nimitz (CVN 68) - South China Sea
  • USS George Washington (CVN 73) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - 5th Fleet
Amphibious Warfare Ships:
  • USS Nassau (LHA 4) - Atlantic Ocean
  • 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+
Memo
* 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/Aug2009/d20090825ngr.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. 2 airpower summary: F-16s watch over ground troops
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 88 close-air-support missions
  • F/A-18C[N]s (VFA 25 or 113) provide overwatch for friendly forces in Sangin (Google Maps). A friendly unit received a hit from a improvised explosive device and requested a show of force to deter enemy action. Ground forces also identified and confirmed enemy forces at a foot bridge and requested strafing runs to eliminate the threat. Both the shows of force and the strafing runs were successful.
  • At Kandahar (Google Maps), F/A-18Es (VFA 115) provided armed overwatch for friendly forces engaged by anti-coalition forces in a compound. Friendly forces requested a show of force over the area. The show of force was successful in deterring enemy aggression.
  • In the vicinity of Moqor (Google Maps), U.S. Navy F/A-18Es (VFA 115) and USAF F-15Es were requested to destroy an enemy position that had been identified and confirmed as harboring people continually firing on friendly forces. The enemy position was eliminated using precision-guided munitions.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 39 USAF, U.S. Navy and coalition ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 24 close-air-support missions
  • No description on U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 27 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. 7, 2009
JS Akebono, JS Tokiwa returned homeport after replenishment support for CTF 150
Self Defense Fleet, JMSDF: 第5次派遣海上補給支援部隊帰国
  • Kure and Yokosuka, Japan (Sep. 1-2, 2009) - Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) Murasame class destroyer JS Akebono (DD 108), assigned to Escort Div. 3, returned its homeport MSDF Kure base Sep. 1. Following day, Towada class oiler JS Tokiwa (AOE 423), assigned to Replenishment ship Div. 1, returned its homeport MSDF Yokosuka base after completing a replenishment operation for Combined Task Force (CTF) 150 in Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean as the 5th dispatch replenishment force.

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

    hige_JMSDF_dd_murasame_108.jpg
    Click to view full: JS Akebono (DD 108) at MSDF Kure base Sep. 1.

    hige_JMSDF_aoe_towada_423.jpg
    Click to view full: JS Tokiwa (AOE 423) at MSDF Yokosuka base Sep. 2.

    Both photos by a member of the House of Councilors Masahisa Sato official site.

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Status of the Navy

Status of the Navy - Moderately improved ver.

Refer to "Status of the Navy"

as of Sep. 1, 2009

Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 331,814
Officers: 52,324
Enlisted: 274,944
Midshipmen: 4,546
Ready Reserve: 109,881 [As of 31 Aug]
Selected Reserves: 66,757
Individual Ready Reserve: 43,124
Reserves currently mobilized: 6,517 [As of 25 Aug] * A-1
Involuntarily mobilized: 5,150
Voluntarily mobilized: 1,367
Personnel on deployment: 52,679
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 193,054
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 285
Ships Underway (away from homeport): 104 ships (36% of total)
On deployment: 102 ships (36% of total)
Deployable Attack submarines: 54/calculation
Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 33 subs (61%)
On deployment: 25 subs (46%)
Ships Underway
Carriers:
  • USS Nimitz (CVN 68) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS George Washington (CVN 73) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - 5th Fleet
Amphibious Warfare Ships:
  • USS Wasp (LHD 1) - Atlantic Ocean
  • USS Nassau (LHA 4) - Atlantic Ocean
  • PCU Makin Island (LHD 8) - port visit Lima, Republic of Peru * A-2
Bataan Amphibious Ready Group/22nd MEU: * A-3
  • USS Bataan (LHD 5) - 5th Fleet
Aircraft (operational): 3,700+
Memo
* 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/Aug2009/d20090825ngr.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. 1 airpower summary: A-10s suppress enemey position
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 83 close-air-support missions
  • Chahar Bagh (Google Maps) saw F/A-18C[N]s (VFA 25 or 113) provide overwatch for friendly forces. A friendly forces' convoy reported receiving small arms fire from anti-Coalition forces in a treeline position and requested air power to deter enemy action. The aircraft made several strafing runs on the enemy position and the strafing runs were successful in their missions.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 31 USAF, U.S. Navy and Coalition ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 28 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. 3, 2009
JMSDF maritime patrols summary in the Gulf of Aden for Aug.
Japan MoD: 海賊対処のために派遣されたP-3C哨戒機の活動状況について
  • Tokyo, Japan (Sep. 1, 2009) - Japan Ministry of Defense reported a Maritime Self Defense Force (MSDF) antipiracy air patrols summary for Aug. in the Gulf of Aden. Currently, two P-3Cs assigned to Fleet Air Wing 4 and other MSDF, GSDF units are conducting an antipiracy effort as joint task squadron.
  • FAW 4 flew 22 patrols from Djibouti airport, marked almost 170 flight hours, observed almost 1,500 merchant vessels and provided nearly 120 information for MSDF Escort Div. 2 and friendly navies.
  • Aug. 14, a P-3C searched a pirate that involved a piracy on that day in response to friendly navy`s information. Afterward the aircraft reported there`s not the pirate in the area.
  • Aug. 16, a P-3C conducted a search mission in response to piracy information from related organizations and then confirmed there`s not the pirate in the area.
  • Aug. 19, While a routine mission, a P-3C observed a suspicious boat began to approach a near tanker. In response to information from the aircraft, a VBSS team of German frigate assigned to EUNAVFOR boarded the boat then released after seizing small arms.
  • Aug. 22, a P-3C observed a suspicious boat which equipped with a ladder during a routine mission. Afterward EUNAVFOR rushed to the scene, a heli aboard HNLMS Evertsen (F805) deterred the boat from retreating. In addition, the VBSS team aboard HNoMS Fridtjof Nansen (F310) boarded the boat and released after seizing the ladder and weapons.
Next power approve it...?
Japan MoD: 護衛艦 (19,500トン型DDH) pdf_icon.gif
  • Tokyo, Japan (Sep. 1, 2009) - Japan Ministry of Defense requested to build the larger multipurpose helicopter destroyer/helicopter carrier than Hyuga class in next budget bill.

    22DDH_plan.png
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Editor`s note

Editor often suffered sloppy descriptions of "Status of the Navy". Especially, "Reserves currently mobilized". So, that may be refreshed and corrected based on the newest U.S. DoD`s information at time of posting.

Japan MoD released Japan Defense Focus (No. 14/Aug. `09) - Referense

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Status of the Navy

Status of the Navy - Moderately improved ver.

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as of Aug. 31, 2009

Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 331,814
Officers: 52,324
Enlisted: 274,944
Midshipmen: 4,546
Ready Reserve: 109,881 [As of 31 Aug]
Selected Reserves: 66,757
Individual Ready Reserve: 43,124
Reserves currently mobilized: 6,517 [As of 25 Aug] * A-1
Involuntarily mobilized: 5,150
Voluntarily mobilized: 1,367
Personnel on deployment: 52,679
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 193,054
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 285
Ships Underway (away from homeport): 107 ships (38% of total)
On deployment: 102 ships (36% of total)
Deployable Attack submarines: 54/calculation
Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 33 subs (61%)
On deployment: 25 subs (46%)
Ships Underway
Carriers:
  • USS Nimitz (CVN 68) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS George Washington (CVN 73) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - 5th Fleet
Amphibious Warfare Ships:
  • USS Wasp (LHD 1) - Atlantic Ocean
  • USS Nassau (LHA 4) - Atlantic Ocean
  • 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+
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/Aug2009/d20090825ngr.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.

Aug. 31

AFCENT, USAF: Airpower Summary for August 31
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 82 close-air-support missions
  • Lashkar Gah (Google Maps) saw F/A-18C[N]s (VFA 25 or 113) provide overwatch for friendly forces. Friendly forces were expecting anti-Coalition forces and requested shows of force to deter enemy action. Ground forces also identified and confirmed an enemy machine gun nest in a treeline position and requested strafing runs to eliminate the threat. Both the shows of force and the strafing runs were successful in their missions.
  • In the vicinity of Chahar Bagh (Google Maps), F/A-18Es (VFA 115) were requested to destroy an enemy position that had been identified and confirmed as continually firing on friendly forces. This was accomplished using precision guided munitions and strafing runs on the point of origin for the enemy fire.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 29 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 26 close-air-support missions
  • No description on U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 28 USAF and U.S. Navy ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Iraq. In addition, 2 USAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Aug. 30

USAF: Aug. 30 airpower summary: F-15Es deter enemy attack
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 83 close-air-support missions
  • In the vicinity of Gereshk (Google Maps), F/A-18Fs (VFA 22) observed anti-coalition forces massing in a treeline position and received permission to engage the enemy. Several shows of force were conducted with flares expended and the enemy dispersed.
  • Lashkar Gah (Google Maps) saw F/A-18Es (VFA 115) support friendly ground forces that were under small-arms fire from anti-coalition forces in a treeline position. The aircraft made several strafing runs on the position eliminating the position and terminating enemy aggression.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 30 USAF 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 28 close-air-support missions
  • No description on 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.
Aug. 29

USAF: Aug. 29 airpower summary: Reaper provides armed interdiction
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 82 close-air-support missions
  • No description on U.S. Navy air-operations.
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 26 close-air-support missions
  • No description on U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 28 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. 2, 2009
Achievements of JMSDF escort missions in the Gulf of Aden
Japan MoD: 護衛実績
  • Gulf of Aden (Aug. 24-30, 2009) - During Aug. 24-30, Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) conducted following escort missions in the Gulf of Aden.

    52nd escort mission for 5 Japan linked and 4 non-linked vessels Aug. 24-26.
    53rd escort mission for 2 Japan linked and 3 non-linked vessels Aug. 26-28.
    54th escort mission for 3 Japan linked and 3 non-linked vessels Aug. 28-30.

    MSDF completed 54 escort missions for 159 Japan linked vessels and 43 non-linked vessels since Mar. `09.

    JS Harusame (DD 102), JS Amagiri (DD 152) and other units have conducted an antipiracy effort since Jul.
Achievements of JMSDF air patrol missions in the Gulf of Aden
Japan MoD: 海賊対処のためのP-3Cの飛行実績について
  • Gulf of Aden (Aug. 24-30, 2009) - During Aug. 24-30, Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) flew 5 antipiracy patrol missions for supports MSDF Escort Div. 2 and coaliton navies in the Gulf of Aden. MSDF completed 51 patrol missions in all since Jun. `09.

    Two P-3Cs assigned to Fleet Air Wing 4 and other SDF units have served as the antipiracy joint task sqdn since Jun.
U.S. Navy deployment strength statistic FY09 - Monthly Average (Until Aug.)
U.S. Navy: Status of the Navy

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Status of the Navy

Status of the Navy - Moderately improved ver.

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as of Aug. 28, 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: 6,517 [As of 25 Aug] * A-1
Involuntarily mobilized: 5,150
Voluntarily mobilized: 1,367
Personnel on deployment: 52,974
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 192,689
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 285
Ships Underway (away from homeport): 104 ships (36% 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
Carriers:
  • USS Nimitz (CVN 68) - Pacific Ocean
  • 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:
  • USS Nassau (LHA 4) - Atlantic Ocean
  • USS Bataan (LHD 5) - 5th Fleet
  • 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+
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/Aug2009/d20090825ngr.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.

AFCENT, USAF: Airpower Summary for August 28
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 72 close-air-support missions
  • No description on U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 29 USAF, U.S. Navy and Coalition ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 26 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
USS Blue Ridge is in Busan, RoK for the UFG 2009
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  • Busan, Republic of Korea (Aug. 28, 2009) - U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) is in Busan, Republic of Korea (RoK) for the Ulchi Freedom Guardian (UFG) 2009.

    UFG is a combined/joint computer simulation driven exercise conducted annually demonstrating the interoperability capabilities between RoK and U.S. 7th fleet.

    * Blue Ridge arrived in the port Aug. 14.
USS Fitzgerald is underway off the coast of Okinawa, Japan
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  • Off the coast of Okinawa, Japan (Aug. 28, 2009) - USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) conducts a routine training operations off the coast of Okinawa, Japan. George Washington Carrier Strike Group including Fitzgerald is on WestPac deployment.

    * GW CSG participated in Indonesia International Fleet Review Aug. 19.

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Status of the Navy

Status of the Navy - Moderately improved ver.

Refer to "Status of the Navy"

as of Aug. 27, 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: 6,517 [As of 25 Aug] * A-1
Involuntarily mobilized: 5,150
Voluntarily mobilized: 1,367
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
Carriers:
  • USS Nimitz (CVN 68) - Pacific Ocean
  • 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:
  • USS Nassau (LHA 4) - Atlantic Ocean
  • USS Bataan (LHD 5) - 5th Fleet
  • 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+
Memo
* A-1, Reserves currently mobilized number is based on the newest DoD`s report.
U.S. DoD: http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Aug2009/d20090825ngr.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. 27 airpower summary: B-1B destroys enemy position
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 86 close-air-support missions
  • F/A-18Fs (VFA 22) at Chahar Bagh (Google Maps) received permission to engage the enemy with a strafing run on a weapons cache. The strafing run successfully destroyed the weapons cache.
  • F/A-18Fs (VFA 22) were in the vicinity of Lashkar Gah (Google Maps) when Afghan forces started receiving small arms fire from enemy forces located in treeline positions. Several strafing runs were made on the positions destroying the positions and ending all enemy fire.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 30 USAF 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 24 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 in Iraq. In addition, 2 USAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.

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Status of the Navy

Status of the Navy

Refer to "Status of the Navy"

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
Carriers:
  • 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+
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/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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Status of the Navy

Status of the Navy

Refer to "Status of the Navy"

as of Aug. 25, 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): 107 ships (38% 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
Carriers:
  • USS Nimitz (CVN 68) - port visit Yokosuka, Japan
  • USS George Washington (CVN 73) - South China 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+
Memo
* A-1, Editor adopts newest DoD`s report because Navy hasn`t updated number yet.
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. 25 airpower summary: Pave Hawks transport medivac patients
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 75 close-air-support missions
  • No description on U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 30 USAF 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 24 close-air-support missions
  • No description on U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 27 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
JMSDF FAW 5 will deploy an antipiracy operation
Joint Staff: 派遣海賊対処行動航空隊の要員交代について pdf_icon.gif
  • Tokyo, Japan (Aug. 25, 2009) - Joint Staff announces Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) Fleet Air Wing (FAW) 5 and other units including GSDF personnel will deploy to Djibouti Oct. for an antipiracy operation in the Gulf of Aden.

    Currently, FAW 4 has conducted the operation with other units since Jun.
USS Bataan is underway in U.S. 5th Fleet AOR
U.S. Navy: Image: 090825-N-4649B-034.jpg camera.png
  • U.S. 5th Fleet AOR (Aug. 25, 2009) - USS Bataan (LHD 5) as flagship of Bataan Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) is conducting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) on a scheduled deployment.

    * Bataan ARG consists of Bataan, USS Ponce (LPD 15) and USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43).
Keel Laid for Future USNS Washington Chambers
U.S. Navy: Keel Laid for Future USNS Washington Chambers
  • San Diego, Calif. (Aug. 25, 2009) - The keel for the 11th Lewis and Clark class ship, future USNS Washington Chambers (T-AKE 11) was laid during a ceremony at the General Dynamics-NASSCO shipyard in San Diego, Calif. Aug. 25.

    Washington Chambers is expected to join the Navy on the first quarter of 2011.

Memo

Japan Gov`t extends a deployment period on United Nations Mission in Nepal (UNMIN) for another six months until next Mar. Currently, six JSDF personnel have conducted a six month deployment to UNMIN since last Mar.

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Status of the Navy

Status of the Navy

Refer to "Status of the Navy"

as of Aug. 24, 2009

Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 330,818
Officers: 52,238
Enlisted: 274,034
Midshipmen: 4,546
Ready Reserve: 109,741 [As of 09 Jul] * A-1
Selected Reserves: 66,617
Individual Ready Reserve: 43,124
Reserves currently mobilized: 6,618 [As of 18 Aug] * A-2
Involuntarily mobilized: 5,284
Voluntarily mobilized: 1,334
Personnel on deployment: 52,573
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 192,689
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 285
Ships Underway (away from homeport): 104 ships (36% of total)
On deployment: 103 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
Carriers:
  • USS Nimitz (CVN 68) - port visit Yokosuka, Japan
  • USS George Washington (CVN 73) - South China Sea
  • USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - Atlantic Ocean
  • USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - 5th Fleet
Amphibious Warfare Ships:
  • PCU Makin Island (LHD 8) - port visit Valpraiso, Chile * A-3
Bataan Amphibious Ready Group/22nd MEU: * A-4
  • USS Bataan (LHD 5) - 5th Fleet
Aircraft (operational): 3,700+
Memo
* A-1, Only numbers were reupdated, the date is as before.
* A-2, Editor adopts newest DoD`s report because Navy hasn`t updated number yet.
U.S. DoD: http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Aug2009/d20090818ngr.pdf pdf_icon.gif
* A-3, PCU: Pre-Commissioned Unit.
Makin Island is scheduled to join the fleet on Oct. `09.
* A-4, 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.

Aug. 24

USAF: Aug. 24 airpower summary: A-10s provide cover for convoy
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 82 close-air-support missions
  • No description on U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 32 USAF 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 22 close-air-support missions
  • No description on U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 27 USAF and U.S. Navy ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Iraq. In addition, 2 USAF aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Aug. 23

USAF: Aug. 23 airpower summary: C-17s provide intra-theater heavy airlift
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 86 close-air-support missions
  • F/A-18Fs (VFA 22) were providing armed overwatch in the vicinity of Orgun-E (Google Maps) when they were requested to provide armed interdiction against anti-Coalition force's rocket positions. Friendly forces identified and confirmed the positions as hostile before destroying them with precision guided munitions. The aircraft also provided overwatch of polling stations and school houses in the town.
  • F/A-18Es (VFA 115) also provided armed overwatch in the vicinity of Lowkhi (Google Maps). The aircraft displayed several shows of force for friendly forces under fire from several enemy positions.
  • Lowkhi saw F/A-18C[N]s (VFA 25 or 113) work with a friendly force's convoy to prevent enemy engagement as the convoy left on a mission. Shows of force were successful in suppressing any enemy action.
  • F/A-18Es (VFA 115) in the vicinity of Lashkar Gah (Google Maps) performed shows of force and strafing runs against anti-Afghan forces that were targeting Coalition forces with small arms fire. The strafing runs eliminated the enemy activity.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 33 USAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. In addition, 2 Coalition and 2 U.S. Navy aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 30 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.
Aug. 22

USAF: Aug. 22 airpower summary: A-10s provide protection
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 81 close-air-support missions
  • F/A-18C[N]s (VFA 25 or 113) and Coalition aircraft provided armed overwatch for friendly forces near Chahar Bagh (Google Maps). An anti-Coalition force assault began on friendly forces with small arms fire coming from a sniper position and compound where suspicious enemy action could be observed. A strafing run on the sniper position ended the action there and a precision guided munition deterred any further activity at the enemy compound.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 30 USAF 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 20 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 Aug. 25, 2009
JMSDF 5th replenishment force to return homeport
Joint Staff: 補給支援活動に従事した艦艇の入港について/8月24日発表 pdf_icon.gif
  • Tokyo, Japan (Aug. 24, 2009) - Joint Staff announces Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) JS Tokiwa (AOE 423), Replenishment ship Div. 1, and JS Akebono (DD 108), Escort Div 3., are scheduled to return each base Sep. 1-2 after concluding replenishment supports for MSDF antipiracy maritime force and CTF 150 in Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Aden.

    Two ships have served as the 5th replenishment force since Mar. based on the Replenishment Support Special Measures Law.


    Click to view full: JMSDF Towada class oiler JS Tokiwa (AOE 423).
    The photo by U.S. Navy.

    VSPG_JMSDF_DD_murasame_108-1_s.jpg
    Click to view full: JMSDF Murasame class destroyer JS Akebono (DD 108).
    The photos is reprinted by the permission of Mr. Tugboat from Vessel And Ships Photo Gallery
Achievements of JMSDF escort missions in the Gulf of Aden
Japan MoD: 護衛実績
  • Gulf of Aden (Aug. 17-23, 2009) - During Aug. 17-23, Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) 2nd antipiracy maritime force that consists of JS Harusame (DD 102), JS Amagiri (DD 152), four helis, Special boarding unit and several JCG officers has completed following escort missions in the Gulf of Aden.

    50th escort mission for 2 Japan linked and 6 non-linked vessels
    51th escort mission for 3 Japan linked and 8 non-linked vessels

    So far, MSDF has achieved escort missions for 149 Japan linked vessels and 33 non-linked vessels in all.
Achievements of JMSDF air patrol missions in the Gulf of Aden
Japan MoD: 海賊対処のためのP-3Cの飛行実績について
  • Gulf of Aden (Aug. 17-23, 2009) - During Aug. 17-23, Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) 1st antipiracy air Squadron based in Djibouti airport flew 5 patrol missions for supports MSDF 2nd antipiracy maritime force and coaliton navies in the Gulf of Aden.

    Two P-3C assigned to VP 3 and other units have served as the sqdn and completed 46 patrol missions in all since Jun. 11.
USS Nimitz arrives Yokosuka, Japan
MSN Sankei News: 米空母ニミッツが横須賀に寄港
  • Yokosuka, Japan (Aug. 24, 2009) - USS Nimitz (CVN 68) as flagship of Nimitz Carrier Strike Group (CSG) arrives Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan Aug. 24 around AM 09:30/JST for a replenishment. Nimitz will depart the port Aug. 28 to Persian Gulf.

    Currently, Nimitz CSG is on a scheduled WestPac deployment.

    * USS Sampson (DDG 102) as part of the CSG also arrived the port.

Memo

mixiの日記か何かにリンクが貼られたらしいけど、随分前に退会したからリンク元は見れないや(笑)

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Status of the Navy

Status of the Navy

Refer to "Status of the Navy"

as of Aug. 21, 2009

Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 331,278
Officers: 52,244
Enlisted: 274,488
Midshipmen: 4,546
Ready Reserve: 109,856 [As of 09 Jul]
Selected Reserves: 66,732
Individual Ready Reserve: 43,124
Reserves currently mobilized: 6,651 [As of 11 Aug] * A-1
Involuntarily mobilized: 5,394
Voluntarily mobilized: 1,257
Personnel on deployment: 53,910
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 192,626
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 285
Ships Underway (away from homeport): 112 ships (39% of total)
On deployment: 105 ships (37% of total)
Deployable Attack submarines: 56/calculation
Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 31 subs (55%)
On deployment: 25 subs (46%)
Ships Underway
Carriers:
  • USS Nimitz (CVN 68) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS George Washington (CVN 73) - South China Sea
  • USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - Atlantic Ocean
  • USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - 5th Fleet
Amphibious Warfare Ships:
  • USS Wasp (LHD 1) - Atlantic Ocean
  • USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) - Pacific Ocean
  • 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+
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/Aug%202009/d20090811ngr.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. 21 airpower summary: Predator targets enemy force
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 74 close-air-support missions
  • No description on U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 32 USAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 23 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 aug. 25, 2009
2nd Hyuga class helicopter destroyer future JS Ise is launched
jiji.com: 「空母型」護衛艦が進水=ヘリ3機同時発着、海自で2艦目
  • Yokohama, Japan (Aug. 21, 2009) - Today, Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) 2nd Hyuga class helicopter destroyer is launched at Yokohama shipyard, IHI Marine United Inc. and named JS Ise (DDH 182) after one of the traditional provinces of Japan.

    Hyuga class is biggest combatant ship of MSDF, 197 meters long, 33 meters witdh, displaces approximately 18,000 tons at Full load and has a crew of approximately 340. Ise is scheduled to be commissioned Mar. `11 and replace JS Hiei (DDH 142).

    * JS Hyuga (DDH 181) also was built in the shipyard.

    ISSOKO_JMSDF_DDH_hyuga_182.jpg
    Click to view full: Hyuga class Helicopter Destroyer Future JS Ise (DDH 182).
    This photo is reprinted by the permission of Mr. ISOKKO from ISOKKOのブログ.
That happens always...Fuck it
YOMIURI ONLINE: 中国、海自3艦船の香港寄港を拒否
  • Tokoy, Japan (Aug. 21, 2009) - According to Yomiuri Shimbun, Chinese Gov`t denied Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) Training Squadron's visit to HongKong at the end of Aug. Japan Gov`t had requested the port call based on an agreement of increasing military exchanges between Japan and China. It`s seems that usual political reasons are denial cause.

    Currently, Training Squadron that consists of JS Kashima (TV 3508), JS Shimayuki (TV 3513), JS Yugiri (DD 153) is on a five month overseas training cruise.

    * Afterward, MSDF announced Training Squadron will return to Japan several days ahead of schedule.
USS George Washington transits the San Bernardino Straight
U.S. Navy: Image: 090822-N-1644H-071.jpg camera.png
  • San Bernardino Straight, Philippines (Aug. 21, 2009) - USS George Washington (CVN 73) transits the San Bernardino Straight, Philippines. George Washington is underway supporting security and stability in the western Pacific Ocean during its inaugural summer deployment from Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan.

    * GW participated in Indonesian International Fleet Review Aug. 19 other four ships of GW CSG.
U.S. Navy accepts the 5th San Antonio class ship USS New York
U.S. Navy: Navy Accepts Delivery of Future USS New York
  • New Orleans, La. (Aug. 21, 2009) - U.S. Navy officially accepted the 5th San Antonio class ship, future USS New York (LPD 21) Aug. 21 at Avondale shipyard, Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding in New Orleans, Va after completing acceptance trials Jul. 24.

    New York is scheduled to be commissioned Nov.
USS Oak Hill returns Little Creak after SPS 2009
U.S. Navy: Oak Hill Returns Home After Southern Partnership Station 2009
  • Little Creak, Va. (Aug. 21, 2009) - USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) and Marines returned Little Creak, Va. Aug. 21 after nearly three months of operations in support of Southern Partnership Station (SPS) 2009 with Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru and Uruguay.

    Oak Hill also supported the U.S. Marine Corps Forces South (USMARSOUTH) multinational amphibious exercise, Southern Exchange 2009.
USS Paul Hamilton returns from a seven month deployment
U.S. Navy: Paul Hamilton Returns from Western Pacific Deployment
  • Pearl Harbor, HI (Aug. 21, 2009) - USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60) returns Naval Station Pearl Harbor, HI Aug. 21 after a seven-month deployment to the Western Pacific.

    Paul Hamilton departed Pearl Harbor Jan. 20 as part of the Mid-Pacific Surface Combatant Operational Employment (MPSCOE) program. The destroyer also participated in exercises Arabian Gauntlet and Nautical Union while in the U.S. 5th Fleet Area of Responsibility.

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Status of the Navy

Status of the Navy

Refer to "Status of the Navy"

as of Aug. 20, 2009

Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 331,278
Officers: 52,244
Enlisted: 274,488
Midshipmen: 4,546
Ready Reserve: 109,856 [As of 09 Jul]
Selected Reserves: 66,732
Individual Ready Reserve: 43,124
Reserves currently mobilized: 6,651 [As of 11 Aug] * A-1
Involuntarily mobilized: 5,394
Voluntarily mobilized: 1,257
Personnel on deployment: 59,797
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 192,626
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 285
Ships Underway (away from homeport): 115 ships (40% of total)
On deployment: 106 ships (37% of total)
Deployable Attack submarines: 56/calculation
Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 31 subs (55%)
On deployment: 25 subs (46%)
Ships Underway
Carriers:
  • USS Nimitz (CVN 68) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS George Washington (CVN 73) - South China Sea
  • USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - Atlantic Ocean
  • USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - 5th Fleet
Amphibious Warfare Ships:
  • USS Wasp (LHD 1) - Atlantic Ocean
  • USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) - Pacific Ocean
  • 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+
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/Aug%202009/d20090811ngr.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. 20 airpower summary: F-16s cover coalition convoys
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 101 close-air-support missions
  • USAF F-15Es and U.S. Navy F/A-18Fs (VFA 22) were in the vicinity of Asadabad (Google Maps) when they were requested to provide armed interdiction against several anti-Afghan forces positions. Friendly forces identified and confirmed each of the positions as hostile before the aircraft destroyed them with precision guided munitions. Strafing runs were also made on the enemy positions to prevent any further enemy action.
  • Chahar Bagh (Google Maps) saw F/A-18C[N]s (VFA 25 or 113) work with an official election convoy to prevent enemy engagement as the convoy left a polling site. A strafing run was directed on enemy troops massing at a point on the convoy route and enemy action was terminated.
  • F/A-18Es (VFA 115) in the vicinity of Lashkar Gah (Google Maps) performed shows of force and strafing runs against anti-Afghan forces that were targeting Coalition forces with small arms fire. The strafing runs eliminated the enemy position.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 34 USAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. In addition, a Coalition and 2 Navy aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 26 close-air-support missions
  • No description on U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 24 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 Aug. 21, 2009
USS Scranton return Norfolk after a six month deployment
U.S. Navy: USS Scranton Returns From Deployment
  • Norfolk, Va. (Aug. 20, 2009) - USS Scranton (SSN 756) returned its homeport at Norfolk, Va. Aug. 20 after concluding a regularly scheduled six-month deployment as part of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group.

    During the deployment Scranton conducted port visits in Souda Bay, Crete; Bahrain and Diego Garcia.

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Status of the Navy

Status of the Navy

Refer to "Status of the Navy"

as of Aug. 19, 2009

Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 331,278
Officers: 52,244
Enlisted: 274,488
Midshipmen: 4,546
Ready Reserve: 109,856 [As of 09 Jul]
Selected Reserves: 66,732
Individual Ready Reserve: 43,124
Reserves currently mobilized: 6,651 [As of 11 Aug] * A-1
Involuntarily mobilized: 5,394
Voluntarily mobilized: 1,257
Personnel on deployment: 58,550
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 192,626
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 285
Ships Underway (away from homeport): 119 ships (42% of total)
On deployment: 107 ships (38% of total)
Deployable Attack submarines: 56/calculation
Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 31 subs (55%)
On deployment: 25 subs (46%)
Ships Underway
Carriers:
  • USS Nimitz (CVN 68) - Pacific Ocean
  • USS George Washington (CVN 73) - South China Sea
  • USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - 5th Fleet
Amphibious Warfare Ships:
  • USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) - Pacific Ocean
  • PCU Makin Island (LHD 8) - 4th Fleet/Pacific side * A-2
Bataan Amphibious Ready Group/22nd MEU: * A-3
  • USS Bataan (LHD 5) - port visit Bahrain (probably, Manama)
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/Aug%202009/d20090811ngr.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. 19 airpower summary: F-15E destroys enemy position
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 94 close-air-support missions
  • F/A-18Fs (VFA 22) were providing armed overwatch in the vicinity of FOB Orgun-E (Google Maps) when they were requested to provide armed interdiction against anti-coalition force's rocket positions. Friendly forces identified and confirmed the positions as hostile before being destroyed with precision guided munitions. The F/A-18Fs also provided overwatch of polling stations and school houses in the town.
  • F/A-18Es (VFA 115) also provided armed overwatch in the vicinity of Lowkhi (Google Maps). The Super Hornets displayed several shows of force for friendly forces under fire from several enemy positions.
  • In Lowkhi, F/A-18C[N]s (VFA 25 or 113) worked with a friendly force's convoy to prevent enemy engagement as the convoy left on a mission. Shows of force were successful in suppressing any enemy action on the departing convoy.
  • F/A-18E (VFA 115) in the vicinity of Lashkar Gah (Google Maps) performed shows of force and strafing runs against anti-Afghan forces that were targeting coalition forces with small-arms fire. The strafing runs eliminated the enemy position.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 33 USAF ISR aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. In addition, 2 coalition and 2 U.S. Navy aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition Airpower conducted 30 close-air-support missions
  • No description on U.S. Navy air-operations.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • 24 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 Aug. 24, 2009
USS Nimitz to conduct its WestPac deployment
U.S. Navy: Image: 090819-N-1245S-008.jpg camera.png
  • Western Pacific Ocean (Aug. 19, 2009) - USS Nimitz (CVN 68) as flagship of Nimitz Carrier Strike Group (CSG) and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 are underway on a deployment to the western Pacific Ocean.

    * Nimitz received more than 1 million gallons of aviation fuel and 42 tons of ammunition from USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10) Aug. 14.
GW CSG participates in Indonesian IFR
U.S. Navy: GW CSG Participates In Indonesian International Fleet Review
  • Bitung and Manado, Indonesia (Aug. 19 ,2009) - USS George Washington (CVN 73), USS Cowpens (CG 63), USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62), USS McCampbell (DDG 85) and USS Mustin (DDG 89) assigned to GW Carrier Strike Group participated in the Indonesia International Fleet Review (IFR), a parade of ships from 33 different countries taking place in Bitung and Manado in North Sulawesi, Indonesia Aug. 19.

    Currently, GW CSG is on its inaugural deployment from Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan in support of stability and security in the Western Pacific region.

    JMSDF Training Squadron that consists of JS Kashima (TV 3508), JS Shimayuki (TV 3513), JS Yugiri (DD 153) also participated in the IFR. Training Squadron is on a five month overseas training cruise.

    * GW departed Manila, Philippines Aug. 15 after a scheduled visit.

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