Your Navy TODAY (March 8, 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.

Capt. Brian Humm, commanding officer of the Blue Crew of the guided-missile submarine USS Ohio (SSGN 726), supervises Ohio's arrival at Naval Magazine Indian Island.

ND1 Brian Mouton, assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2, Company 2-1, helps a Colombian diver cut metal with a kerie cable thermal arc cutting system.

The amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) conducts night flight operations.

Third class petty officers take an advancement exam on the mess deck of the forward-deployed amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46).


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:   4,763 [As of 6 Mar 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: 55 (19% of total)
Attack Submarines Underway Attack Submarines Underway: 33
Other Underway Other Underway: 34 (12% of total)
Total Ships Deployed/Underway Total Ships Deployed/Underway: 128 (45% of total)
Ships Underway
Underway Aircraft Carriers:
              USS Nimitz (CVN 68) – Pacific Ocean
              USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) – 5th Fleet
              USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) – 5th Fleet
Underway Amphibious Assault Ships:
              USS Wasp (LHD 1) – Atlantic Ocean
              USS Essex (LHD 2) – 7th Fleet
              USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) – Atlantic Ocean
              USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) – 7th Fleet
              USS Makin Island (LHD 8) – 5th Fleet

Aircraft (operational):