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Your Navy TODAY (Mar. 30, 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.

 

Marines from Battalion Landing Team 1/2 pilot amphibious assault vehicles into the well deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) as the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) transits nearby. New York is deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group with the embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility.

 

Chief petty officers march in formation to join their fellow chiefs during morning colors at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka. April 1 marks the 119th anniversary of the chief petty officer rank.

 

A P-8A Poseidon, the Navy's newest patrol aircraft, conducts a flyover above the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Dwight D. Eisenhower is underway conducting training in the Atlantic Ocean.

 

Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Lauren Coons looks over Sailors chosen to simulate casualties for a mass casualty drill aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Dwight D. Eisenhower is underway conducting training in the Atlantic Ocean.

 


Navy Personnel
Active Duty:   323,773
Officers Officers:   53,120
Enlisted Enlisted:   266,146
Midshipmen Midshipmen:   4,507
Ready Reserve:   105,157 [As of Feb 2012 ]
Selected Reserves Selected Reserves: 64,118
Individual Ready Reserve Individual Ready Reserve: 41,039
Reserves currently mobilized:   4,478 [As of 20 Mar 2012]
Personnel on deployment:   47,943
Navy Department Civilian Employees:   203,609
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 282
Total Ships Underway Total Ships Underway: 97 (35% of total)
Deployed Ships Underway Deployed Ships Underway: 64 (22% of total)
Attack Submarines Underway Attack Submarines Underway: 33
Other Underway Other Underway: 33 (11% of total)
Total Ships Deployed/Underway Total Ships Deployed/Underway: 138 (49% of total)
Ships Underway
Underway Aircraft Carriers:
              USS Enterprise (CVN 65) – port visit Piraeus, GR
              USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) – Atlantic Ocean
              USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) – 5th Fleet
              USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) – 5th Fleet
Underway Amphibious Assault Ships:
              USS Peleliu (LHA 5) – Pacific Ocean
              USS Essex (LHD 2) – 7th Fleet
              USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) – Atlantic Ocean
              USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) – 7th Fleet
              USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) – Atlantic Ocean
              USS Makin Island (LHD 8) – 5th Fleet

Aircraft (operational):
3700+

 

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