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Posted Sep. 30, 2011

Surveillance Log for Oct. 2011

Preface

About the archive of Status of the Navy

U.S. Fleet Size as of Oct. 05, 2011
Hull Classification Ship Battle Forces Active In Commission
Total 284 253
Aircraft Carriers 11 11
Surface Combatants 101 101
Submarines SSBN 14 14
SSGN 4 4
SSN 53 52
All Subs 71 70
Amphibious Warfare Ships 28 28
Mine Warfare Ships 14 14
Combat Logistics Ships 32 -
Fleet Support 17 4
Auxilliary Support - -
Combatant Craft - 13
Naval Reserve Force, Active 10 10
Other - 2

About News Scraps


Status of the Navy

No release, No available.

News Scraps

News Scraps for Oct. 01 Sat.

U.S. Navy casualty

Petty Officer 1st Class (SEAL) died after his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device while conducting a combat patrol in Zabul province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to an East Coast-based Naval Special Warfare unit, Norfolk, Va.

The PO1 had been in Afgahanistan since Mar.

Future USS San Diego to pass builder's trials

The 6th San Antonio class ship, PCU San Diego (LPD 22) successfully completed builder's trials for Huntington Ingalls Industries in the Gulf of Mexico.

San Diego is to be commissioned in 2012, and will be based at its namesake city in California.

Follow-up

The ship broke ballast tanks in the trials.

USS Germantown departed Okinawa, Japan for Amphibious Training Exercises

USS Germantown (LSD 42) departed Okinawa, Japan to commence a patrol of the Western Pacific region after embarking elements of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). Germantown will conduct amphibious integration training (AIT) exercises as part of Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG)/31st MEU during the patrol.

Essex ARG/31st MEU consists of USS Essex (LHD 2), Germantown and USS Denver (LPD 9).

USS Fitzgerald visited Vladivostok, Russia

USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) arrived in Vladivostok, Russia on a three-day visit, meant to boost ties between the two countries' navies. Meanwhile, a Russian Pacific Fleet task force led by RFS Varyag (011) is heading towards Guam to take part in a joint drill with US naval ships.

Note

Sep. 25, Varyag, Dubna class fleet oiler RFS Irkut and Sorum class salvage tug MB-61 visited Maizuru, Japan for SAREX with JMSDF.

Follow-up

Oct. 04, Fitzgerald departed Vladivostok

U.S. Navy to Commission USS Spruance

U.S. Navy will commission the newest, 61st Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, USS Spruance (DDG 111), Oct. 01, during a ceremony at Naval Air Station Key West, Fla. Spruance already arrived at NAS Key West on Sep. 23.

Follow-up

USS Spruance became the newest member of the U.S. Navy's Pacific fleet at NAS Key West on schedule.

USS Ford arrived in Kochi, India

USS Ford (FFG 54) arrived in Kochi (former Cochin), India for a port visit after concluding a Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Bangladesh 2011.

Follow-up

Oct. 05, USS Ford departed Kochi.

USS Ohio arrived in Subic Bay

USS Ohio (SSGN 726) arrived in Subic Bay, Philippines Oct. 01 for a visit as part of its deployment to the Western Pacific.

Ohio is homeported at Naval Base Kitsap in Bangor, Wash. but remains forward deployed out of Apra Harbor, Guam, for most of its 16-month operational cycle. Ohio is manned by two separate crews (Blue and Gold) who alternate every four months.

News Scraps for Oct. 02 Sun.

USS Arleigh Burke is deployed to Joint Warrior

USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) is moored alongside The Royal Netherlands navy frigate HNLMS De Ruyter (F804) in Faslane, Scotland. Arleigh Burke is deployed to participate in Exercise Joint Warrior 2011-2. Joint Warrior serves as a certifying event for ships deploying with coalition forces in future operations.

News Scraps for Oct. 03 Mon.

F-35B made the first landing at sea aboard USS Wasp

F-35B Lightning II made the first vertical landing on a flight deck at sea aboard USS Wasp (LHD 1). The F-35B is the Marine Corps Joint Strike Force variant of the Joint Strike Fighter and is designed for short takeoff and vertical landing on Navy amphibious ships.

Carl Vinson CSG is underway off the coast of Southern California

Curretly, USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) is underway conducting Joint Task Force Exercise off the coast of Southern California as flagship of Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group (CSG).

USS Abraham Lincoln to conducting COMPUTEX

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) is currently underway conducting a composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) in Pacific Ocean.

Note

Sep. 20, Abraham Lincoln departed San Diego for a three-week COMPTUEX.

George H.W. Bush CSG is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet AOR

USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) is deployed to Arabian Sea in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility on its first operational deployment conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn.

George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group is comprised of Bush, CVW 8, USS Gettysburg (CG 64), USS Anzio (CG 68), USS Mitscher (DDG 57) and USS Truxtun (DDG 103).

Essex ARG/31st MEU is operating in the western Pacific

USS Essex (LHD 2), USS Germantown (LSD 42) conducted replenishment at seas (RAS) with USNS Matthew Perry (T-AKE 9) in Philippine Sea. USS Denver (LPD 9) also performed a RAS with Matthew Perry in East China Sea.

Currently, Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG)/31st MEU that consists of Essex, Germantown, Denver and 31st MEU is conducting operations in the western Pacific.

USS Bonhomme Richard to conduct Dawn Blitz

USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) is conducting an amphibious operation exercise, Dawn Blitz in Pacific Ocean.

USS Oak Hill deployed Amphibious Southern Partnership Station 2012

USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) deployed from Norfolk, Va to the Caribbean Sea and Southern Atlantic Ocean in support of Amphibious-Southern Partnership Station 2012 (A-SPS 12).

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Status of the Navy

Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 326,524
  • Officers: 53,263
  • Enlisted: 268,717
  • Midshipmen: 4,544
Ready Reserve: 102,849 [As of 11 Aug]
  • Selected Reserves: 65,117
  • Individual Ready Reserve: 37,732
Reserves currently mobilized: 4,638 [As of 04 Oct]
  • Involuntarily mobilized: 4,555
  • Voluntarily mobilized: 83
Personnel on deployment: 43,582
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 204,103
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 284 [Breakdown of Ships]
  • Ships Underway (away from homeport): 163 ships (57% of total)
  • On deployment: 113 ships (40% of total)
  • Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 25 subs (46% of SSN)
  • On deployment: 17 subs (31% of SSN)
Ships Underway
  • Carriers:
    • USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) - Pacific Ocean
    • USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) - Pacific Ocean
    • USS George Washington (CVN 73) - 7th Fleet
    • USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) - 5th Fleet
    • USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) - 5th Fleet
  • Amphibious Command Ships:
    • USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) - port visit Rijeka, Croatia
  • Essex Amphibious Ready Group/31st MEU:
    • USS Essex (LHD 2) - Pacific Ocean
  • Bataan Amphibious Ready Group/22nd MEU:
    • USS Bataan (LHD 5) - 5th Fleet
  • Amphibious Warfare Ships:
    • USS Wasp (LHD 1) - Atlantic Ocean
    • USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) - Pacific Ocean
    • USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) - Atlantic Ocean
    • USS Makin Island (LHD 8) - Pacific Ocean
Aircraft (operational): 3,700+
Note
1, As for Ready Reserve, only number of Selected Reserves has been changed.

News Scraps

USS George Washington is underway in the U.S. 7th Fleet AOR

USS George Washington (CVN 73) conducted a replenishment at sea with USNS Rappahannock (T-AO 204) in Pacific Ocean. George Washington is forward deployed to Yokosuka, Japan, and is underway in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) on her 2011 patrol.

Note

Sep. 29-Oct. 03, GW stayed Busan, South Korea.

John C. Stennis CSG is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet AOR

USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) is deployed to Arabian Gulf in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn.

John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group consists of Stennis, CVW 9, USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), USS Pinckney (DDG 91), USS Kidd (DDG 100), USS Dewey (DDG 105) and USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108).

USS Whidbey Island is deployed to Gulf of Aden

USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41) conducted an underway replenishment with USNS Joshua Humphreys (T-AO-188) in Gulf of Aden. Whidbey Island is deployed as part of the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group/22nd MEU supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.

Bataan ARG/22nd MEU consists of USS Bataan (LHD 5), USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19), Whidbey Island and 22nd MEU.

USS Mitscher departed Port of Mina Sulman, Bahrain

USS Mitscher (DDG 57) as part of George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group (CSG) departed Port of Mina Sulman, Bahrain after a five-day port visit. Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn.

George H.W. Bush CSG is comprised of USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), CVW 8, USS Gettysburg (CG 64), USS Anzio (CG 68), Mitscher and USS Truxtun (DDG 103).

USS Fitzgerald departed from Vladivostok

USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) departed Vladivostok, Russia after a successful meeting with the Deputy Commander of the Russian Pacific Fleet, the Deputy Mayor of Vladivostok, the U.S. Consulate General, and the Commander of Surface Ships Force, Russian Pacific Fleet.

Additionally, the Commander, DESRON 15, Capt. John Shultz and Cmdr. Brian Mutty, the skipper of Fitzgerald held planning meetings in preparation for the upcoming joint exercise "Pacific Eagle" with the Russian Slava-class missile cruiser RFS Varyag (011).

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Status of the Navy

Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 326,524
  • Officers: 53,263
  • Enlisted: 268,717
  • Midshipmen: 4,544
Ready Reserve: 102,849 [As of 11 Aug]
  • Selected Reserves: 65,117
  • Individual Ready Reserve: 37,732
Reserves currently mobilized: 4,638 [As of 04 Oct]
  • Involuntarily mobilized: 4,555
  • Voluntarily mobilized: 83
Personnel on deployment: 43,452
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 204,103
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 284 [Breakdown of Ships]
  • Ships Underway (away from homeport): 162 ships (57% of total)
  • On deployment: 112 ships (39% of total)
  • Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 25 subs (46% of SSN)
  • On deployment: 17 subs (31% of SSN)
Ships Underway
  • Carriers:
    • USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) - Atlantic Ocean
    • USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) - Pacific Ocean
    • USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) - Pacific Ocean
    • USS George Washington (CVN 73) - 7th Fleet
    • USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) - 5th Fleet
    • USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) - 5th Fleet
  • Amphibious Command Ships:
    • USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) - port visit Rijeka, Croatia
  • Essex Amphibious Ready Group/31st MEU:
    • USS Essex (LHD 2) - Pacific Ocean
  • Bataan Amphibious Ready Group/22nd MEU:
    • USS Bataan (LHD 5) - 5th Fleet
  • Amphibious Warfare Ships:
    • USS Wasp (LHD 1) - Atlantic Ocean
    • USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) - Pacific Ocean
    • USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) - Atlantic Ocean
    • USS Makin Island (LHD 8) - Pacific Ocean
Aircraft (operational): 3,700+

News Scraps

Stationing four U.S. Aegis Ships at Rota, Spain

U.S. Department of Defense, Spanish Government reached the agreement of stationing four U.S. Aegis BMD ships at Rota, Spain to build a missile defense system in Europe.

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower departed Norfolk for exercise

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) got underway at Naval Station Norfolk, Va. Eisenhower will be participating in training exercises.

USS Ford departed Kochi, India

USS Ford (FFG 54) departed in Kochi (former Cochin), India after a four-day port visit. During the visit the crew of Ford had a full schedule of sporting events, receptions, community service (COMSERV) events and interaction with the local community and Indian Navy.

Since the departure from its homeport of Everett Wash. in May, Ford has visited Hawaii, Guam, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Russia, South Korea, Thailand, and India. Ford has also taken part in a Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility, further strengthening international partnerships through a range of joint naval operations.

The future USS Jackson got its name

One of Independence class littoral combat ships will bear the name of the city of Jackson, Miss. The future USS Jackson (LCS 6) will be built at Austal’s shipyard in Mobile, Ala. Austal is scheduled to build as many as 10 littoral combat ships.

USS Bremerton returned from Westpac deployment

USS Bremerton (SSN 698) returned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hi. after a scheduled six-month deployment in U.S. 5th and U.S. 7th Fleets responsibility.

Bremerton departed Pearl Harbor Apr. 05.

Reconnaissance of earthquake around Kumamoto Pref.

At 23:33 P.M. (JST), an earthquake of magnitude 4.4 occurred in Kumamoto Prefecture. The earthquake posed no tsunami risk.

MSDF a P-3C assigned to Fleet Air Wing or FAW 1, a UH-60J rescue chopper assigned to FAW 22; three GSDF UH-1J choppers; ASDF two F-4EJ fighters, a U-125A aircraft took off each Air Base for reconnaissance within about 2 hours.

At 02:45 A.M. at Oct. 07, all flights concluded and confirmed no damage.

JS Mochishio's training in Hawaii

Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) announced Oyashio class submarine JS Mochishio (SS 600) is scheduled to train to increase tactical capabilities in Hawaii waters under supports of U.S. facilities.

Mochishio will have been away from MSDF Kure Naval Base Oct. 12-Jan. 21.

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Status of the Navy

Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 326,524
  • Officers: 53,263
  • Enlisted: 268,717
  • Midshipmen: 4,544
Ready Reserve: 102,849 [As of 11 Aug]
  • Selected Reserves: 65,117
  • Individual Ready Reserve: 37,732
Reserves currently mobilized: 4,638 [As of 04 Oct]
  • Involuntarily mobilized: 4,555
  • Voluntarily mobilized: 83
Personnel on deployment: 43,484
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 204,103
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 284 [Breakdown of Ships]
  • Ships Underway (away from homeport): 165 ships (58% of total)
  • On deployment: 112 ships (39% of total)
  • Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 25 subs (46% of SSN)
  • On deployment: 17 subs (31% of SSN)
Ships Underway
  • Carriers:
    • USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) - Atlantic Ocean
    • USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) - Pacific Ocean
    • USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) - Pacific Ocean
    • USS George Washington (CVN 73) - 7th Fleet
    • USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) - 5th Fleet
    • USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) - 5th Fleet
  • Amphibious Command Ships:
    • USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) - port visit Rijeka, Croatia
  • Essex Amphibious Ready Group/31st MEU:
    • USS Essex (LHD 2) - Pacific Ocean
  • Bataan Amphibious Ready Group/22nd MEU:
    • USS Bataan (LHD 5) - 5th Fleet
  • Amphibious Warfare Ships:
    • USS Wasp (LHD 1) - Atlantic Ocean
    • USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) - port visit San Francisco, Calif.
    • USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) - Atlantic Ocean
    • USS Makin Island (LHD 8) - Pacific Ocean
Aircraft (operational): 3,700+

News Scraps

USS Abraham Lincoln is conducting COMPTUEX

Following last week, USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) is underway conducting a composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) in Pacific Ocean.

USS Bonhomme Richard, USS Milius are underway near San Diego

USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) conducted training along with USS Milius (DDG 69) near San Diego, Calif.

USS Gettysburg is deployed to U.S. 5th Fleet AOR

Currntly, USS Gettysburg (CG 64) is deployed to Arabian Sea in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn.

Gettysburg is part of George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group.

U.S. Navy will name New Joint High Speed Vessel

The Department of the Navy's next Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV) will be United States Naval Ship (USNS) Choctaw County. This will be the first naval vessel to serve as the county’s namesake, an honor shared by Choctaw counties also located in Alabama and Oklahoma.

The USNS Choctaw County will be constructed by Austal USA in Mobile, Ala.

U.S. P-3C Orions returning to Misawa

For the first time since 2007, U.S. P-3C Orion maritime patrol squadron will be deployed to Misawa Air Base, Japan. The squadron from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash., will arrive in Misawa in late Nov.

The move to bring a squadron back coincides with the drawdown of troops in Iraq and Afghanistan and was in an effort to bring surveillance coverage in the region back to 2007 levels.

There is no timetable for how long the aircraft will be in Misawa.

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Status of the Navy

Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 326,524
  • Officers: 53,263
  • Enlisted: 268,717
  • Midshipmen: 4,544
Ready Reserve: 102,849 [As of 11 Aug]
  • Selected Reserves: 65,117
  • Individual Ready Reserve: 37,732
Reserves currently mobilized: 4,638 [As of 04 Oct]
  • Involuntarily mobilized: 4,555
  • Voluntarily mobilized: 83
Personnel on deployment: 43,661
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 204,103
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 284 [Breakdown of Ships]
  • Ships Underway (away from homeport): 151 ships (53% of total)
  • On deployment: 112 ships (39% of total)
  • Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 25 subs (46% of SSN)
  • On deployment: 17 subs (31% of SSN)
Ships Underway
  • Carriers:
    • USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) - Pacific Ocean
    • USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) - Pacific Ocean
    • USS George Washington (CVN 73) - 7th Fleet
    • USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) - 5th Fleet
    • USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) - 5th Fleet
  • Amphibious Command Ships:
    • USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) - port visit Rijeka, Croatia
  • Essex Amphibious Ready Group/31st MEU:
    • USS Essex (LHD 2) - Pacific Ocean
  • Bataan Amphibious Ready Group/22nd MEU:
    • USS Bataan (LHD 5) - 5th Fleet
  • Amphibious Warfare Ships:
    • USS Wasp (LHD 1) - Atlantic Ocean
    • USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) - port visit San Francisco, Calif.
    • USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) - Atlantic Ocean
    • USS Makin Island (LHD 8) - Pacific Ocean
Aircraft (operational): 3,700+

News Scraps

News Scraps for Oct. 07 Fri.

USS Truxtun is deployed to U.S. 5th Fleet AOR

Curently, USS Truxtun (DDG 103) Truxtun is deployed to Arabian Sea in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn.

Truxtun is part of George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group.

News Scraps for Oct. 08 Sat.

USS Mustin, USS Kidd are traveling with USS George Washington

USNS Rappahannock (T-AO 204) conducted a dual replenishment at sea with USS Mustin (DDG 89) and USS Kidd (DDG 100) to stock up on fuel and supplies of both destroyers.

Kidd and Mustin are currently traveling with USS George Washington (CVN 73) that departed her forward-operating port of Yokosuka, Japan, Sept. 19 to continue her 2011 patrol.

News Scraps for Oct. 09 Sun.

USS Oak Hill is deployed to SPS

USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) is currently participating in Southern Partnership Station (SPS) 2012, an annual deployment of U.S. military training teams to the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility in the Caribbean and Latin American.

Note

Oct. 03, Oak Hill departed Norfolk, Va.

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Status of the Navy

No release, No available.

News Scraps

Future USS San Diego broke ballast tanks

The 6th San Antonio class ship, future USS San Diego (LPD 22) was damaged late last month when an improperly-installed relief valve caused part of the ship’s ballast system to overpressurize, damaging three ballast tanks. However the shipbuilder, Huntington Ingalls called the trials “successful.”

Following repairs, the system and their tanks will be retested during acceptance trials, expected to be run in Nov.

San Diego is apparently to be commissioned in 2012 on schedule.

JMSDF Training Squadron arrived in Pearl Harbor

JS Kashima (TV 3508), JS Asagiri (TV 3516) and JS Mineyuki (DD 124) as part of JMSDF Training Squadron arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hi. for a scheduled port visit.

The Training Squadron has deployed to an annual five-month training sailing since May 24.

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Status of the Navy

Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 325,087
  • Officers: 52,883
  • Enlisted: 267,660
  • Midshipmen: 4,544
Ready Reserve: 102,849 [As of 11 Aug]
  • Selected Reserves: 65,117
  • Individual Ready Reserve: 37,732
Reserves currently mobilized: 4,629 [As of 11 Oct]
  • Involuntarily mobilized: 4,550
  • Voluntarily mobilized: 79
Personnel on deployment: 43,661
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 203,952
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 284 [Breakdown of Ships]
  • Ships Underway (away from homeport): 147 ships (52% of total)
  • On deployment: 112 ships (39% of total)
  • Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 27 subs (50% of SSN)
  • On deployment: 19 subs (35% of SSN)
Ships Underway
  • Carriers:
    • USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) - port visit San Francisco, Calif.
    • USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) - Pacific Ocean
    • USS George Washington (CVN 73) - 7th Fleet
    • USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) - 5th Fleet
    • USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) - 5th Fleet
  • Amphibious Command Ships:
    • USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) - port visit Rijeka, Croatia
  • Essex Amphibious Ready Group/31st MEU:
    • USS Essex (LHD 2) - East China Sea
  • Bataan Amphibious Ready Group/22nd MEU:
    • USS Bataan (LHD 5) - 5th Fleet
  • Amphibious Warfare Ships:
    • USS Wasp (LHD 1) - Atlantic Ocean
    • USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) - port visit San Francisco, Calif.
    • USS Makin Island (LHD 8) - Pacific Ocean
Aircraft (operational): 3,700+

News Scraps

After San Francisco Fleet Week

USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), USS Antietam (CG 54) and USS Milius (DDG 69) departed San Francisco, Calif. after participating in the five-day Fleet Week festivities in San Francisco.

USS George Washington is underway in South China Sea

Currently, USS George Washington (CVN 73) is underway in South China Sea on her 2011 patrol. George Washington departed Yokosuka, Japan, Sept. 19.

John C. Stennis CSG is deployed to U.S. 5th, 7th Fleet AORs

USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) is deployed to Arabian Sea in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) as flagship of John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group (CSG) for maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn.

Meanwhile, USS Dewey (DDG 105) as part of John C. Stennis CSG is deployed to South China Sea in the 7th Fleet AOR conducting maritime security operations.

Stennis CSG consists of Stennis, CVW 9, USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), USS Pinckney (DDG 91), USS Kidd (DDG 100), Dewey and USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108).

Makin Island ARG/11th MEU is underway for CERTEX

Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group/11th ME that consists of USS Makin Island (LHD 8), USS New Orleans (LPD 18), USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) and 11th MEU is underway off the coast of Southern California for a certification exercise (CERTEX) preparing for an upcoming deployment later this year.

Note

Sep. 29, Makin Island ARG/11th MEU left San Diego, Calif. for CERTEX.

USS Whidbey Island is deployed to Gulf of Aden

USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41) conducted an underway replenishment with USNS Joshua Humphreys (T-AO-188) in Gulf of Aden.

Whidbey Island is currently deployed as part of the Bataan ARG/22nd MEU supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.

Bataan ARG/22nd MEU consists of USS Bataan (LHD 5), USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19), Whidbey Island and 22nd MEU.

USS Ford arrived in Galle, Sri Lanka

USS Ford (FFG 54) arrived in Galle, Sri Lanka, for a port visit to engage with their Sri Lanka Navy counterparts and to interact with the local community.

Ford is in the Indian Ocean on an independent deployment from its homeport of Everett, Wash.

Note

Oct. 05, Ford departed Kochi, India.

USS Emory S. Land arrived in Sepangar, Malaysia

Submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) arrived in Sepangar, Malaysia as part of the U.S. Navy's theater security cooperation and friendship mission.

While in Sepangar, Emory S. Land will exercise its submarine support capabilities by tending USS Columbia (SSN 771) which will be moored outboard the tender.

Emory S. Land's Repair Department will conduct equipment adjustments and manufacture items to enhance the quality of living for Columbia's crew during their Western Pacific deployment.

Note

Oct. 13, Columbia arrived Sepangar.

JS Kurama to participate in KOA KAI

Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) announced JS Kurama (DDH 144) will participate in KOA KAI exercise to increase tactical capabilities in the vicinity of Hawaii using U.S. facilities. Kurama is expected to deploy from Oct. 19 to Dec. 05.

MSDF submarine to be launched, get its name

Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) announced the 5th Soryu class submarine, future JS Zuiryu (SS 505) will be named and launched at the ceremony in Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Kobe shipyard, Hyogo Pref. on Oct. 20. Zuiryu is expected to join the fleet Mar. 2013.

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Status of the Navy

Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 325,087
  • Officers: 52,883
  • Enlisted: 267,660
  • Midshipmen: 4,544
Ready Reserve: 102,849 [As of 11 Aug]
  • Selected Reserves: 65,117
  • Individual Ready Reserve: 37,732
Reserves currently mobilized: 4,629 [As of 11 Oct]
  • Involuntarily mobilized: 4,550
  • Voluntarily mobilized: 79
Personnel on deployment: 43,661
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 203,952
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 284 [Breakdown of Ships]
  • Ships Underway (away from homeport): 152 ships (54% of total)
  • On deployment: 112 ships (39% of total)
  • Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 27 subs (50% of SSN)
  • On deployment: 19 subs (35% of SSN)
Ships Underway
  • Carriers:
    • USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) - Atlantic Ocean
    • USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) - Pacific Ocean
    • USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) - Pacific Ocean
    • USS George Washington (CVN 73) - 7th Fleet
    • USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) - 5th Fleet
    • USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) - 5th Fleet
  • Amphibious Command Ships:
    • USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) - port visit Rijeka, Croatia
  • Essex Amphibious Ready Group/31st MEU:
    • USS Essex (LHD 2) - East China Sea
  • Bataan Amphibious Ready Group/22nd MEU:
    • USS Bataan (LHD 5) - 5th Fleet
  • Amphibious Warfare Ships:
    • USS Wasp (LHD 1) - Atlantic Ocean
    • USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) - Pacific Ocean
    • USS Makin Island (LHD 8) - Pacific Ocean
Aircraft (operational): 3,700+

News Scraps

U.S. Navy Casualty

A Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) died from a fatal motorcycle accident while on rest and recuperation leave from supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Bali, Indonesia. He was assigned to a West Coast based Naval Special Warfare unit.

Lincoln CSG wrapped up COMPTUEX

Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (CSG) that consists of USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72); Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2; USS Momsen (DDG 92), USS Sterett (DDG 104) of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 9; and USS Cape St. George (CG 71) wrapped up a three-week composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) off the coast of Southern California.

Lincoln CSG is preparing for a change-of-homeport deployment to Norfolk, Va. later this year.

USS Ponce is underway off the North Carolina coast

USS Ponce (LPD 15) is conducting amphibious training operations off the North Carolina coast with U.S. Marines. Ponce is on the first leg of its final round of training operations and ports of call prior to being decommissioned in 2012.

USS Pinckney is operating in South China Sea

Currently, USS Pinckney (DDG 91) is operating in South China Sea, the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR). Pinckney is deployed as part of John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group. Addition to Pinckney, USS Dewey (DDG 105) is apprently underway near the waters.

Meanwhile, USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) is underway in U.S. 5th Fleet AOR.

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Status of the Navy

Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 325,087
  • Officers: 52,883
  • Enlisted: 267,660
  • Midshipmen: 4,544
Ready Reserve: 102,849 [As of 11 Aug]
  • Selected Reserves: 65,117
  • Individual Ready Reserve: 37,732
Reserves currently mobilized: 4,629 [As of 11 Oct]
  • Involuntarily mobilized: 4,550
  • Voluntarily mobilized: 79
Personnel on deployment: 43,661
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 203,952
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 284 [Breakdown of Ships]
  • Ships Underway (away from homeport): 154 ships (54% of total)
  • On deployment: 112 ships (39% of total)
  • Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 27 subs (50% of SSN)
  • On deployment: 19 subs (35% of SSN)
Ships Underway
  • Carriers:
    • USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) - Atlantic Ocean
    • USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) - Pacific Ocean
    • USS George Washington (CVN 73) - 7th Fleet
    • USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) - 5th Fleet
    • USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) - 5th Fleet
  • Amphibious Command Ships:
    • USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) - port visit Rijeka, Croatia
  • Essex Amphibious Ready Group/31st MEU:
    • USS Essex (LHD 2) - East China Sea
  • Bataan Amphibious Ready Group/22nd MEU:
    • USS Bataan (LHD 5) - 5th Fleet
  • Amphibious Warfare Ships:
    • USS Wasp (LHD 1) - Atlantic Ocean
    • USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) - Pacific Ocean
    • USS Makin Island (LHD 8) - Pacific Ocean
Aircraft (operational): 3,700+

News Scraps

George Washington Carrier Strike Group arrived Singapore

The George Washington Carrier Strike Group (CSG), centered around USS George Washington (CVN 73) and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, arrived in Singapore for a port visit on her fall patrol.

George Washington has patrolled more than 4,800 nautical miles of the western Pacific Ocean since departing Yokosuka, Japan Sep. 19.

GW was joined in Singapore by USS Cowpens (CG 63), USS Dewey (DDG 105) and USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108). The two destroyers are primary assigned to John. C Stennis CSG.

John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet AOR

USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) conducted a vertical replenishment with USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7) in Arabian Sea. Currently, John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn.

Makin Island ARG completed CERTEX

Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG)/11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) returned to homeport at San Diego, Calif. after completing a 12-day certification exercise (CERTEX) off the coast of Southern California.

CERTEX took place from Oct. 01-12 and was the final phase in a complex training series used to evaluate and prepare ARGs before deploying overseas.

Makin Island ARG that consists of USS Makin Island (LHD 8), which serves as the command ship for Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 5 and the 11th MEU, as well as USS New Orleans (LPD 18) and USS Pear Harbor (LSD 52) is to deploy later this year.

Note

Sep. 29, Makin Island ARG departed San Diego for CERTEX.

USS Oak Hill is on A-SPS 2012

Currently, USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) is underway in Caribean Sea while Amphibious-Southern Partnership Station (A-SPS) 2012, an annual deployment of U.S. military training teams to the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility in the Caribbean and Latin America.

Note

Oct. 03, Oak Hill departed from Norfolk, Va for A-SPS.

USS Columbia arrived Kinabalu, Malaysia during Westpac deployment

USS Columbia (SSN 771) arrived at Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia for a visit as part of its deployment to the Western Pacific. And Columbia conducted a coordinated moor with submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39).

While alongside Emory S. Land, Columbia will receive a variety of submarine support services to ensure all systems are fully functioning and operational when she returns to sea.

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Status of the Navy

Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 325,087
  • Officers: 52,883
  • Enlisted: 267,660
  • Midshipmen: 4,544
Ready Reserve: 102,849 [As of 11 Aug]
  • Selected Reserves: 65,117
  • Individual Ready Reserve: 37,732
Reserves currently mobilized: 4,629 [As of 11 Oct]
  • Involuntarily mobilized: 4,550
  • Voluntarily mobilized: 79
Personnel on deployment: 43,661
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 203,952
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 284 [Breakdown of Ships]
  • Ships Underway (away from homeport): 151 ships (53% of total)
  • On deployment: 111 ships (39% of total)
  • Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 27 subs (50% of SSN)
  • On deployment: 19 subs (35% of SSN)
Ships Underway
  • Carriers:
    • USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) - Atlantic Ocean
    • USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) - Pacific Ocean
    • USS George Washington (CVN 73) - 7th Fleet
    • USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) - 5th Fleet
    • USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) - 5th Fleet
  • Amphibious Command Ships:
    • USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) - port visit Rijeka, Croatia
  • Essex Amphibious Ready Group/31st MEU:
    • USS Essex (LHD 2) - East China Sea
  • Bataan Amphibious Ready Group/22nd MEU:
    • USS Bataan (LHD 5) - 5th Fleet
  • Amphibious Warfare Ships:
    • USS Wasp (LHD 1) - Atlantic Ocean
Aircraft (operational): 3,700+

News Scraps

News Scraps for Oct. 14 Fri.

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower to conduct carrier qualifications

Currently, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) is underway in Atlantic Ocean to conduct carrier qualifications.

Note

Oct. 05, Eisenhower departed Norfolk, Va.

USS Ronald Reagan departed NAS North Island

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) departed Naval Air Station North Island, Calif. for an underway period.

Note

Sep. 09, Reagan returned to San Diego, Calif. after a seven-month deployment.

USS Gettysburg departed Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates

Kept your waiting.

USS Arleigh Burke ended Joint Warrior 11-2 with multinational navies

USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) pulled into HMNB Clyde, United Kingdom, officially ending two weeks of multinational, multi-warfare training exercises known as Joint Warrior 11-2.

Joint Warrior, a United Kingdom-led, biannual event that encompasses multi-warfare exercises, presents a unique opportunity for the U.S. Navy to train alongside naval personnel from various countries.

Note

Sep. 16, departed Naval Weapons Station Yorktown, Va. And USNS Kanawha (T-AO 196) must have participated in the exercise.

USS Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet AOR

Currently, USS Mitscher (DDG 57) as part of George H.W. Bush CSG is deployed to Arabian Sea in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts.

News Scraps for Oct. 15 Sat.

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower is underway in Atlantic Ocean for TSTA/EFP

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) is underway in the Atlantic Ocean for the tailored ship's training availability and final evaluation period (TSTA/FEP), a critical segment of the ship's workup cycle. Eisenhower departed Norfolk, Va. on Oct. 05.

USS George H.W. Bush is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet AOR

USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) as flagship of George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group is deployed to Arabian Gulf in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) on as part of Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. This deployment is the first operational deployment for Bush.

Other ships of the CSG are USS Gettysburg (CG 64), USS Anzio (CG 68), USS Mitscher (DDG 57) and USS Truxtun (DDG 103).

USS Philippine Sea completed visit to Istanbul, Turkey

USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) completed a four-day port visit to Istanbul, Turkey. While the visit, Philippine Sea's crew hosted a formal reception for Turkish military and civilian leaders and had an opportunity to explore the city.

Philippine Sea is on a regularly scheduled deployment in the Black Sea and serves to promote peace and security in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.

USS Fitzgerald, USS McCampbell concluded Pacific Eagle with Russian warships

USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) and USS McCampbell (DDG 85) completed the bilateral exercise Pacific Eagle with Slava class cruiser RFS Varyag (011), Dubna class fleet oiler RFS Irkut from the Russian Federation Navy (RFN). Four ships departed Guam’s Apra Harbor Oct. 13.

Note

Oct. 04, Fitzgerald departed Vladivostok, Russia after a three-day visit. And Sep. 25, Varyag, Irkut and salvage tug MB-61 visited Maizuru, Japan for SAREX with MSDF.

News Scraps for Oct. 16 Sun.

George Washington Carrier Strike Group departed Singapore ahead of schedule

George Washington Carrier Strike Group departed early from a port visit in Singapore to be better postured to provide humanitarian aid if needed in the wake of the worst flooding in many years in Thailand.

USS George Washington (CVN 73), USS Dewey (DDG 105), USS Mustin (DDG 89) and USS Wayne E Meyer (DDG 108) and additionally, USS Kidd (DDG 100) has been instructed to join USS George Washington, Dewey and Wayne E. Meyer to provide assistance.

Note

Oct. 13, USS George Washington arrived Singapore on her patrol. And Dewey and Wayne E. Meyer are primary assigned to John. C Stennis CSG.

Essex ARG/31st MEU completed CERTEX

Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) completed their certification exercise (CERTEX) in Philippine Sea. Essex ARG/31st MEU that consists of USS Essex (LHD 2), USS Germantown (LSD 42), USS Denver (LPD 9) and 31st MEU is on fall patrol.

USS Oak Hill deployed to A-SPS 12

In Turbo, Colombia, USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) delivered 24 Project Handclasp pallets of goodwill materials and medical supplies that will be distributed to those in need in the country during Amphibious - Southern Partnership Station 2012 (A-SPS 12).

Note

Oct. 03, Oak Hill departed from Norfolk, Va for A-SPS.

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Status of the Navy

Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 325,123
  • Officers: 52,852
  • Enlisted: 267,746
  • Midshipmen: 4,525
Ready Reserve: 102,849 [As of 11 Aug]
  • Selected Reserves: 65,117
  • Individual Ready Reserve: 37,732
Reserves currently mobilized: 4,629 [As of 11 Oct]
  • Involuntarily mobilized: 4,550
  • Voluntarily mobilized: 79
Personnel on deployment: 43,661
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 203,952
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 284 [Breakdown of Ships]
  • Ships Underway (away from homeport): 149 ships (52% of total)
  • On deployment: 111 ships (39% of total)
  • Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 29 subs (54% of SSN)
  • On deployment: 18 subs (33% of SSN)
Ships Underway
  • Carriers:
    • USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) - Atlantic Ocean
    • USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) - Pacific Ocean
    • USS George Washington (CVN 73) - 7th Fleet
    • USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) - 5th Fleet
    • USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - Pacific Ocean
    • USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) - 5th Fleet
  • Amphibious Command Ships:
    • USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) - port visit Rijeka, Croatia
  • Essex Amphibious Ready Group/31st MEU:
    • USS Essex (LHD 2) - Philippine Sea
  • Bataan Amphibious Ready Group/22nd MEU:
    • USS Bataan (LHD 5) - 5th Fleet
  • Amphibious Warfare Ships:
    • USS Wasp (LHD 1) - Atlantic Ocean
Aircraft (operational): 3,700+

News Scraps

19th commanding officer fired in this year

The commanding officer of a Bahrain-based logistics task force, Capt. David Geisler was fired for for a loss of confidence in his ability to command.

He is the 19th commanding officer of U.S. Navy fired in 2011.

USS Philippine Sea visited Batumi, Georgia

USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) pulled into Batumi, Georgia. While in port, the crew will participate in basic boat maintenance; electronics; damage control evolutions and boarding operations.

Philippine Sea is on a regularly scheduled deployment in the Black Sea and serves to promote peace and security in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.

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The cruiser departed Istanbul, Turkey after a four-day port visit.

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Status of the Navy

Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 325,123
  • Officers: 52,852
  • Enlisted: 267,746
  • Midshipmen: 4,525
Ready Reserve: 103,015 [As of 11 Sep]
  • Selected Reserves: 64,792
  • Individual Ready Reserve: 38,223
Reserves currently mobilized: 4,657 [As of 18 Oct]
  • Involuntarily mobilized: 4,581
  • Voluntarily mobilized: 76
Personnel on deployment: 43,511
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 203,952
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 284 [Breakdown of Ships]
  • Ships Underway (away from homeport): 145 ships (51% of total)
  • On deployment: 111 ships (39% of total)
  • Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 29 subs (54% of SSN)
  • On deployment: 18 subs (33% of SSN)
Ships Underway
  • Carriers:
    • USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) - Atlantic Ocean
    • USS George Washington (CVN 73) - 7th Fleet
    • USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) - 5th Fleet
    • USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - Pacific Ocean
    • USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) - 5th Fleet
  • Amphibious Command Ships:
    • USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) - port visit Rijeka, Croatia
  • Essex Amphibious Ready Group/31st MEU:
    • USS Essex (LHD 2) - Philippine Sea
  • Bataan Amphibious Ready Group/22nd MEU:
    • USS Bataan (LHD 5) - 5th Fleet
  • Amphibious Warfare Ships:
    • No significant ship to report
Aircraft (operational): 3,700+

News Scraps

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower is performing CQs and TSTA

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) conducted an underway replenishment with USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8) in Atlantic Ocean. Currently, Dwight D. Eisenhower is performing carrier qualifications (CQ) and tailored ship training availability (TSTA).

USS Abraham Lincoln made the last return in Everett, Wash.

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) pulled into her homeport of Everett, Wash., for the last time after a three-week composite training unit exercise off the coast of California with CVW 2, DESRON 9 and USS Cape St. George (CG 71).

Lincoln will depart Everett in Dec. for a change-of-homeport deployment that will take the ship to its new homeport in Norfolk, Va. Lincoln is relocating to conduct a scheduled four-year refueling complex overhaul (RCOH) in-port maintenance period, which will refurbish the ship for another 25 years of service.

George H.W. Bush CSG deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet AOR

Currently, George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group or GHWB CSG, centered around USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility as part of Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. USS George H.W. Bush is underway in Arabian Gulf on its first operational deployment.

Furthermore, USS Gettysburg (CG 64) conducted a connected replenishment (CONREP) with USNS Wally Schirra (T-AKE 8) in Arabian Sea. USS Truxtun (DDG 103) also conducted a replenishment at sea (UNREP) with USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4) in the waters.

Other ships of GHWB CSG are USS Anzio (CG 68), USS Mitscher (DDG 57).

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Status of the Navy

Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 325,123
  • Officers: 52,852
  • Enlisted: 267,746
  • Midshipmen: 4,525
Ready Reserve: 103,015 [As of 11 Sep]
  • Selected Reserves: 64,792
  • Individual Ready Reserve: 38,223
Reserves currently mobilized: 4,657 [As of 18 Oct]
  • Involuntarily mobilized: 4,581
  • Voluntarily mobilized: 76
Personnel on deployment: 43,511
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 203,952
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 284 [Breakdown of Ships]
  • Ships Underway (away from homeport): 145 ships (51% of total)
  • On deployment: 111 ships (39% of total)
  • Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 29 subs (54% of SSN)
  • On deployment: 18 subs (33% of SSN)
Ships Underway
  • Carriers:
    • USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) - Atlantic Ocean
    • USS George Washington (CVN 73) - 7th Fleet
    • USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) - 5th Fleet
    • USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - Pacific Ocean
    • USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) - 5th Fleet
  • Amphibious Command Ships:
    • USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) - port visit Rijeka, Croatia
  • Essex Amphibious Ready Group/31st MEU:
    • USS Essex (LHD 2) - Philippine Sea
  • Bataan Amphibious Ready Group/22nd MEU:
    • USS Bataan (LHD 5) - 5th Fleet
  • Amphibious Warfare Ships:
    • USS Wasp (LHD 1) - Atlantic Ocean
Aircraft (operational): 3,700+

News Scraps

U.S. Navy casualty

A Chief Petty Officer who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom died while assessing a route in Paktika province, Afghanistan.

The CPO, a Navy Seabee, was assigned to a provincial reconstruction team in Paktika province, Afghanistan. His home unit was Navy Mobile Construction Battalion 74 in Gulfport, Miss.

20th commanding officer fired in this year

The commanding officer of USS Kentucky (SSBN 737), Cmdr. Joseph Nosse was fired due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command. He is the 20th CO of U.S. Navy to be fired this year, the second highest toll for the service going back to 2000.

Kentucky is preparing to enter the yards next year for a mid-life refueling.

USS Anzio is underway in Gulf of Aden

Currently, USS Anzio (CG 68), assigned to Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, a multi-national counter-piracy force, is underway in Gulf of Aden.

Anzio primarily deployed as part of George H.W. Bush CSG.

USS Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet AOR

USS Mitscher (DDG 57) is deployed to Arabian Sea in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) conducting maritime security operations and support missions. The destroyer is part of George H.W. Bush CSG.

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Status of the Navy

Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 325,123
  • Officers: 52,852
  • Enlisted: 267,746
  • Midshipmen: 4,525
Ready Reserve: 103,015 [As of 11 Sep]
  • Selected Reserves: 64,792
  • Individual Ready Reserve: 38,223
Reserves currently mobilized: 4,657 [As of 18 Oct]
  • Involuntarily mobilized: 4,581
  • Voluntarily mobilized: 76
Personnel on deployment: 43,361
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 203,952
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 284 [Breakdown of Ships]
  • Ships Underway (away from homeport): 146 ships (51% of total)
  • On deployment: 110 ships (39% of total)
  • Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 29 subs (54% of SSN)
  • On deployment: 18 subs (33% of SSN)
Ships Underway
  • Carriers:
    • USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) - Atlantic Ocean
    • USS George Washington (CVN 73) - 7th Fleet
    • USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) - 5th Fleet
    • USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - Pacific Ocean
    • USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) - 5th Fleet
  • Amphibious Command Ships:
    • USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) - port visit Rijeka, Croatia
  • Essex Amphibious Ready Group/31st MEU:
    • USS Essex (LHD 2) - Philippine Sea
  • Bataan Amphibious Ready Group/22nd MEU:
    • USS Bataan (LHD 5) - 5th Fleet
  • Amphibious Warfare Ships:
    • USS Wasp (LHD 1) - Atlantic Ocean
Aircraft (operational): 3,700+

News Scraps

64 sailors busted for drug

What a drug Heaven...

USS George Washington is underway in Gulf of Thailand

USS George Washington (CVN 73) conducted a a replenishment at sea with USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193) in Gulf of Thailand. George Washington is on a patrol in the western Pacific region.

USS John C. Stennis is deployed to U.S. 5th Fleet AOR

USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) conducted a vertical replenishment with USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7) in Arabian Sea. Currently, John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn.

USS Fitzgerald is underway in Philippine Sea

USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) is underway in Philippine Sea after concluding the U.S.-Russia bilateral exercise Pacific Eagle Oct. 15 with USS McCampbell (DDG 85) RFS Varyag (011) and RFS Irkut.

U.S., Cambodian Navies to participate in CARAT

kept your waiting.

JMSDF, U.S. Navy to participate in ANNUALEX

The Annual Exercise or ANNUALEX 2011 (海上自衛隊演習), the biggest maritime exercise of MSDF is scheduled for Oct. 27-Nov. 04 in southwest Japan waters. Almost 30 MSDF ships and 60 aircraft will participate in the exercise. And 20 U.S. ships will also join the ANNUALEX.

The ANNUAL Exercise series continues to be the premier training exercise to increase interoperability between MSDF and U.S. Navy.

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Status of the Navy

Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 325,123
  • Officers: 52,852
  • Enlisted: 267,746
  • Midshipmen: 4,525
Ready Reserve: 103,015 [As of 11 Sep]
  • Selected Reserves: 64,792
  • Individual Ready Reserve: 38,223
Reserves currently mobilized: 4,657 [As of 18 Oct]
  • Involuntarily mobilized: 4,581
  • Voluntarily mobilized: 76
Personnel on deployment: 43,361
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 203,952
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 284 [Breakdown of Ships]
  • Ships Underway (away from homeport): 138 ships (49% of total)
  • On deployment: 110 ships (39% of total)
  • Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 29 subs (54% of SSN)
  • On deployment: 18 subs (33% of SSN)
Ships Underway
  • Carriers:
    • USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) - Atlantic Ocean
    • USS George Washington (CVN 73) - 7th Fleet
    • USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) - 5th Fleet
    • USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - Pacific Ocean
    • USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) - 5th Fleet
  • Amphibious Command Ships:
    • USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) - port visit Rijeka, Croatia
  • Essex Amphibious Ready Group/31st MEU:
    • USS Essex (LHD 2) - Philippine Sea
  • Bataan Amphibious Ready Group/22nd MEU:
    • USS Bataan (LHD 5) - 5th Fleet
  • Amphibious Warfare Ships:
    • USS Wasp (LHD 1) - Atlantic Ocean
Aircraft (operational): 3,700+

News Scraps

News Scraps for Oct. 21 Fri.

USS Ronald Reagan is underway in U.S. 3rd Fleet AOR

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) conducted a replenishment at sea with USNS Yukon (T-AO 202) in eastern Pacific Ocean. Reagan is underway in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of responsibility (AOR).

Note

Oct. 14, Reagan departed NAS North Island, Calif. for an underway period.

USS Wasp returned to Norfolk after F-35B's first landing

USS Wasp (LHD 1) returned to its homeport of Naval Station Norfolk, Va. after spending three weeks at sea hosting the initial sea trials of the F-35B Lightning II, Joint Strike Fighter (JSF).

While the underway, the first F-35B landing on ship marked Oct. 03 and two F-35B U.S. Marine Corps test jets (BF-2 and BF-4) logged more than 28 hours of flight time and completed 72 short take-offs and 72 vertical landings.

The next sea trial is scheduled for 2013 after Wasp receives additional modifications for F-35B operations.

USS Philippine Sea arrived in Sevastopol, Ukraine

USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) arrived in Sevastopol, Ukraine for a regularly scheduled port visit.

Philippine Sea is on the scheduled deployment to build global maritime partnerships with European nations and enhance maritime safety and security in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.

Note

Oct. 17, the cruiser visited Batumi, Georgia.

USS Mustin arrived Laem Chabang, Thailand

USS Mustin (DDG 89) arrived Laem Chabang, The Kingdom of Thailand for a port visit to participate in community service events in order to strengthen ties between the U.S. and Thailand.

Additionally, the U.S. Navy extends its sincere condolences to the people of Thailand in the aftermath of the recent flooding that has affected the nation.

PCU California arrived Norfolk, Va.

Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) California (SSN 781) arrived at Naval Station Norfolk, Va. after completing weapons systems acceptance trials. The eighth ship in the Virginia class will be commissioned at Naval Station Norfolk on Oct. 29, 2011.

News Scraps for Oct. 22 Sat.

Essex ARG/31st MEU arrived in Subic bay, Philippines

Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG)/31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) that consists of USS Essex (LHD 2), USS Denver (LPD 9), USS Germantown (LSD 42) and 31st MEU arrived in Subic Bay, Republic of the Philippines and offloaded components of the 31st MEU marking the beginning of Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX) 2012.

PHIBLEX is a bilateral exercise designed to increase readiness, improve interoperability and develop professional relationships between U.S. and Philippines.

USS Port Royal helped distressed vessel

Kept your waiting.

USS Arleigh Burke is underway in Atlantic Ocean

USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) is underway in Atlantic Ocean to continue independent deployer certifications after completing Exercise Joint Warrior 2011-2 Oct. 14.

News Scraps for Oct. 23 Sun.

USNS Robert E. Peary departed Souda Bay, Greece

USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE-5) departed the Marathi NATO Pier facility, Souda Bay, Greece after a routine port visit.

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USS John C. Stennis is underway in Arabian Sea

Currently, USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) as flagship of Stennis Carrier Strike Group (CSG) is deployed to Arabian Sea, the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility as part of Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn.

Other units of Stennis CSG are embarked CVW 9, USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), USS Pinckney (DDG 91), USS Kidd (DDG 100), USS Dewey (DDG 105) and USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108).

USS Ronald Reagan is underway in the eastern Pacfic

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) is conducting routine training in the eastern Pacific Ocean since departing NAS North Island, Calif. on Oct. 14.

George H.W. Bush CSG is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet AOR

Currently, George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group or GHWB CSG, centered around USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility as part of Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. USS George H.W. Bush is underway in Arabian Gulf on its first operational deployment.

GHWB CSG consists of the aircraft, USS Gettysburg (CG 64), USS Anzio (CG 68), USS Mitscher (DDG 57), USS Truxtun (DDG 103).

USS Mesa Verde is underway in Mediterranean Sea

USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) conducted a field exercise in Mediterranean Sea while the deploymentas as part of the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group/22nd MEU in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.

Other Bataan ARG/22nd MEU units are USS Bataan (LHD 5), USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41) and 22nd MEU.

USS Spruance arrived its new homeport

USS Spruance (DDG 111) arrived at its new homeport at Naval Base San Diego, Calif. Spruance is the U.S. Navy's newest destroyer, commissioned Oct. 01 in Key West, Fla.

PCU Fort Worth completed builder's sea trials

Pre-commissioning Unit (PCU) Fort Worth (LCS 3), monohull type LCS, completed builder's sea trials on Lake Michigan. PCU Fort Worth is scheduled to be commissioned in Galveston, Tex. Sep. 22, 2012.

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Status of the Navy

Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 325,123
  • Officers: 52,852
  • Enlisted: 267,746
  • Midshipmen: 4,525
Ready Reserve: 103,015 [As of 11 Sep]
  • Selected Reserves: 64,792
  • Individual Ready Reserve: 38,223
Reserves currently mobilized: 4,634 [As of 25 Oct]
  • Involuntarily mobilized: 4,558
  • Voluntarily mobilized: 76
Personnel on deployment: 43,066
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 203,952
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 284 [Breakdown of Ships]
  • Ships Underway (away from homeport): 144 ships (51% of total)
  • On deployment: 109 ships (38% of total)
  • Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 29 subs (54% of SSN)
  • On deployment: 18 subs (33% of SSN)
Ships Underway
  • Carriers:
    • USS George Washington (CVN 73) - 7th Fleet
    • USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) - 5th Fleet
    • USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - Pacific Ocean
    • USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) - 5th Fleet
  • Amphibious Command Ships:
    • USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) - port visit Rijeka, Croatia
  • Essex Amphibious Ready Group/31st MEU:
    • USS Essex (LHD 2) - South China Sea
  • Bataan Amphibious Ready Group/22nd MEU:
    • USS Bataan (LHD 5) - 5th Fleet
  • Amphibious Warfare Ships:
    • No significant ship to report
Aircraft (operational): 3,700+

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USS Philippine Sea arrived in Burgas, Bulgaria

USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) arrived in Burgas, Bulgaria for a regularly scheduled port visit. During their visit to Burgas, the first by a U.S. Navy ship in 12 years, the crew will host a reception for local military and civilian officials.

Philippine Sea is on a regularly scheduled deployment in the Black Sea and serves to promote peace and security in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.

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Oct. 21, Philippine Sea visited in Sevastopol, Ukraine.

USS Wayne E. Meyer is underway in South China Sea

USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) conducted a vertical replenishment with USNS Carl Brashear (T-AKE 7) in South China Sea. Wayne E. Meyer is deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations.

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The destoryer is part of John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group.

JMSDF, U.S. Navy to participate in MINEX/EODEX

Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) annouced that 24 MSDF mine warfare ships, centered around JS Bungo (MST 464), will performed an annual Mine Warefare-Explosive Ordnance Disposal exercise or MINEX/EODEX Nov. 11-20 off the coast of Miyazaki Pref. EOD Mobile Unit Five, U.S. Navy will also participate in the exercise.

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USS Mount Whitney is on a two-month scheduled overhaul maintenance

Currently, USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) has undergone on a two-month scheduled overhaul maintenance at Viktor Lenac shipyard in Croatia since last Sep.

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Sep. 15, Mount Whitney arrived here for the maintenance.

Iwo Jima ARG completed first phase of PMINT

Kept your waiting.

To struggles against massive flood

The crew of USS Mustin (DDG 89) is participating in community service projects during a scheduled port visit at Bangok, The Kingdom of Thailand. The nation struggles against massive flood disaster.

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Status of the Navy

Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 325,123
  • Officers: 52,852
  • Enlisted: 267,746
  • Midshipmen: 4,525
Ready Reserve: 103,015 [As of 11 Sep]
  • Selected Reserves: 64,792
  • Individual Ready Reserve: 38,223
Reserves currently mobilized: 4,634 [As of 25 Oct]
  • Involuntarily mobilized: 4,558
  • Voluntarily mobilized: 76
Personnel on deployment: 43,216
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 203,952
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 284 [Breakdown of Ships]
  • Ships Underway (away from homeport): 146 ships (51% of total)
  • On deployment: 110 ships (39% of total)
  • Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 29 subs (54% of SSN)
  • On deployment: 18 subs (33% of SSN)
Ships Underway
  • Carriers:
    • USS George Washington (CVN 73) - 7th Fleet
    • USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) - 5th Fleet
    • USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - Pacific Ocean
    • USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) - 5th Fleet
  • Amphibious Command Ships:
    • USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) - port visit Rijeka, Croatia
  • Essex Amphibious Ready Group/31st MEU:
    • USS Essex (LHD 2) - South China Sea
  • Bataan Amphibious Ready Group/22nd MEU:
    • USS Bataan (LHD 5) - 5th Fleet
  • Amphibious Warfare Ships:
    • USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) - Pacific Ocean
    • USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) - Atlantic Ocean
Aircraft (operational): 3,700+

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Future USS Milwaukee laid keel

Marinette Marine Corp. shipyard in Marinette, Wis. laid the keel for the future USS Milwaukee (LCS 5), during a ceremony recognizing the beginning of the ship's construction.

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Status of the Navy

Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 325,123
  • Officers: 52,852
  • Enlisted: 267,746
  • Midshipmen: 4,525
Ready Reserve: 103,015 [As of 11 Sep]
  • Selected Reserves: 64,792
  • Individual Ready Reserve: 38,223
Reserves currently mobilized: 4,634 [As of 25 Oct]
  • Involuntarily mobilized: 4,558
  • Voluntarily mobilized: 76
Personnel on deployment: 42,817
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 203,952
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 284 [Breakdown of Ships]
  • Ships Underway (away from homeport): 137 ships (48% of total)
  • On deployment: 108 ships (38% of total)
  • Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 29 subs (54% of SSN)
  • On deployment: 18 subs (33% of SSN)
Ships Underway
  • Carriers:
    • USS George Washington (CVN 73) - 7th Fleet
    • USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) - 5th Fleet
    • USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - Pacific Ocean
    • USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) - 5th Fleet
  • Amphibious Command Ships:
    • USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) - port visit Rijeka, Croatia
  • Essex Amphibious Ready Group/31st MEU:
    • USS Essex (LHD 2) - South China Sea
  • Bataan Amphibious Ready Group/22nd MEU:
    • USS Bataan (LHD 5) - 5th Fleet
  • Amphibious Warfare Ships:
    • USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) - Pacific Ocean
    • USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) - Atlantic Ocean
Aircraft (operational): 3,700+

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News Scraps for Oct. 28 Fri.

USS Carl Vinson, CSG 1 completed FST-J exercise

Kept your waiting.

USS Mitscher Departs Jebel Ali, UAE

Kept your waiting.

USS Howard will return to San Diego today

USS Howard (DDG 83) is scheduled to return to San Diego, Calif. today, after participating CARAT 2011 while a seven-month independent deployment to the Western Pacific and U.S. Central Command areas of responsibility.

Follow-up

Howard returned to San Diego on schedule.

USS Samuel B. Roberts completed Exercise Cutlass Express

Kept your waiting.

News Scraps for Oct. 29 Sat.

USS George Washington to participate in ANNUALEX

Currently, USS George Washington (CVN 73) is participating in Annual Exercise (ANNUALEX) 2011, a bilateral field-training exercise sponsored by the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) in southwest Japan waters.

ANNUALEX allows the U.S. and Japan to practice and evaluate the coordination procedures and interoperability elements required to effectively and mutually respond to the defense of Japan, a regional crisis, or a contingency situation in the Asia-Pacific region.

In addition to George Washington, other U.S. ships participating include USS Tortuga (LSD 46), USS Cowpens (CG 63), USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54), USS Stethem (DDG 63), USS Lassen (DDG 82), USS Dewey (DDG 98), USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108), USS Guardian (MCM 5) and USS Patriot (MCM 7); and maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft and U.S. submarines.

News Scraps for Oct. 30 Sun.

Essex ARG/31st MEU completed PHIBLEX

Kept your waiting.

USS Mesa Verde anchored off the coast of Corfu, Greece

Kept your waiting.

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Status of the Navy

Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 325,123
  • Officers: 52,852
  • Enlisted: 267,746
  • Midshipmen: 4,525
Ready Reserve: 103,015 [As of 11 Sep]
  • Selected Reserves: 64,792
  • Individual Ready Reserve: 38,223
Reserves currently mobilized: 4,634 [As of 25 Oct]
  • Involuntarily mobilized: 4,558
  • Voluntarily mobilized: 76
Personnel on deployment: 42,817
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 203,952
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 284 [Breakdown of Ships]
  • Ships Underway (away from homeport): 133 ships (47% of total)
  • On deployment: 108 ships (38% of total)
  • Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 29 subs (54% of SSN)
  • On deployment: 18 subs (33% of SSN)
Ships Underway
  • Carriers:
    • USS George Washington (CVN 73) - 7th Fleet
    • USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) - 5th Fleet
    • USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - Pacific Ocean
    • USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) - 5th Fleet
  • Amphibious Command Ships:
    • USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) - port visit Rijeka, Croatia
  • Essex Amphibious Ready Group/31st MEU:
    • USS Essex (LHD 2) - port visit Subic Bay
  • Bataan Amphibious Ready Group/22nd MEU:
    • USS Bataan (LHD 5) - 5th Fleet
  • Amphibious Warfare Ships:
    • USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) - Atlantic Ocean
Aircraft (operational): 3,700+
Deployment strength - Monthly average
Oct. 03 - Oct. 31, 2011
  • Ships Underway (away from homeport): 149 ships
  • Ships on deployment: 111 ships
  • Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 28 subs
  • Attack subs on deployment: 18 subs
  • Personnel on deployment: 43,417

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U.S. Navy deployment strength for the Past Year
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News Scraps

JMSDF antipiracy operation monthly report

Deployment Surface Force Counter Piracy Enforcement or DSPE

Currently, JS Samidare (DD 106), JS Umigiri (DD 158) have deployed as 9th DSPE in the Gulf of Aden. They achieved 9 escort missions for 51 ships (5 Japan related ships and 46 non-related ships) for this month.

Oct. 11, JS Takanami (DD 110), JS Oonami (DD 111) departed from MSDF Yokosuka Naval Base as 10th DSPE.

Deployment Airforce for Counter Piracy Enforcement or DAPE

Djibouti based 7th DAPE and 8th DAPE achieved 18 sorties and 140 flight hours in the Gulf of Aden for this month.

Oct. 06, 8th DAPE that consists of two P-3C aircraft; assigned to Fleet Air Wing or FAW 1 left MSDF Kanoya Air Base for JSDF Djibouti facility to replace 7th DAPE.

JS Mochishio arrived Pearl Harbor

kept your waiting.

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