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.
HELMAND PROVINCE, Afghanistan (NNS) — Two Sailors assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 11, were each awarded their Seabee Combat Warfare Specialist (SCWS) qualification by Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus in a ceremony held on Camp Leatherneck, April 24.
HMAS STIRLING, Australia (NNS) — The Ohio-class guided missile submarine USS Michigan (SSGN 727) arrived at HMAS Stirling April 22 for a visit as part of its deployment to the western Pacific.
USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN, At Sea (NNS) — Country music superstar Toby Keith performed for more than 4,000 Sailors during an underway concert in the hangar bay of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), April 23.
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (NNS) — Families and friends welcomed back the guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, April 23, following completion of a successful eight-month deployment to the western Pacific and Arabian Gulf.
The Navy Fact File contains descriptions of the roles and characteristics of Navy ships.
|Active Duty: 323,773|
|Ready Reserve: 105,655 [As of Mar 2012 ]|
|Selected Reserves: 63,988|
|Individual Ready Reserve: 41,667|
|Reserves currently mobilized: 4,635 [As of 10 Apr 2012]|
|Personnel on deployment: 47,943|
|Navy Department Civilian Employees: 203,609|
|Ships and Submarines|
|Deployable Battle Force Ships: 282|
|Total Ships Underway: 114 (40% of total)|
|Deployed Ships Underway: 62 (21% of total)|
|Attack Submarines Underway: 28|
|Other Underway: 52 (18% of total)|
|Total Ships Deployed/Underway: 160 (57% of total)|
|USS Enterprise (CVN 65) – 5th Fleet|
|USS Nimitz (CVN 68) – port visit San Diego|
|USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) – Atlantic Ocean|
|USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) – port visit Freemantle, AU|
|USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) – 5th Fleet|
|USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) – Atlantic Ocean|
|Amphibious Assault Ships:|
|USS Wasp (LHD 1) – Atlantic Ocean|
|USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) – port visit Rota, SP|
|USS Makin Island (LHD 8) – 5th Fleet|
Aircraft (operational): 3700+