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Aviation ordancemen assigned to the Kestrels of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 137 complete an offload of joint direct attack munition bombs on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72).

Your Navy TODAY (March 1, 2012)

On any given day, in your Navy, our team of more than 600,000 professional Sailors and Civilians are working together around the globe to perform our mission: deter aggression and, if deterrence fails, win our Nation’s wars. It is not possible to share every aspect of this global team but, through this blog, we offer you a glimpse of what these men and women do.

Second class petty officers aboard the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) take the E-6 advancement exam on the mess decks.
USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) arrives at Marathi NATO Pier facility for a routine port visit.
ABH2 Jathan Lane and other aircraft directors take notes about the next event between aircraft launch and recovery cycles in flight deck control aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).
Aviation ordancemen assigned to the Kestrels of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 137 complete an offload of joint direct attack munition bombs on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72).

 

STATUS OF THE NAVY:

Navy Personnel
Active
Duty:
   323,773
Officers Officers:   53,120
Enlisted Enlisted: 266,146
Midshipmen Midshipmen:   4,507
Ready
Reserve:
   104,532 [As of Jan 2012 ]
Selected Reserves Selected Reserves: 63,983
Individual Ready Reserve Individual Ready Reserve: 40,549
Reserves currently
mobilized:
   4,497 [As of 21 Feb 2012]
Personnel on
deployment:
   47,943
Navy Department
Civilian Employees:
   203,609
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle
Force Ships:
283
Total Ships Underway Total Ships
Underway:
89 (31% of total)
Deployed Ships Underway Deployed Ships
Underway:
58 (20% of total)
Attack Submarines Underway Attack Submarines
Underway:
25
Other Underway Other Underway:
31 (10% of total)
Total Ships Deployed/Underway Total Ships
Deployed/Underway:
128 (45% of total)
Ships
Underway
Underway Aircraft Carriers:
              USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) – 5th Fleet
              USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) – 5th Fleet
              USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) – Pacific Ocean
Underway Amphibious Assault Ships:
              USS Essex (LHD 2) – 7th Fleet
              USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) – 7th Fleet
              USS Makin Island (LHD 8) – 5th Fleet
Aircraft (operational): 3700+

 

 

 

 

 

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