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Your Navy TODAY – USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) and RFA Fort Victoria (A387) – SECNAV awards Seabee – USS Cole deploys

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.

Sailors aboard the guided-missile frigate USS Simpson (FFG 56) conduct a test fire of the 76 mm cannon. Simpson, homeported in Mayport, Fla., is conducting theater security cooperation and maritime security operations in the U.S. Naval Forces Africa area of responsibility.
The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) and the British Royal Fleet Auxiliary replenishment oiler RFA Fort Victoria (A387) transit the Arabian Sea.
Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) heave in mooring lines as the ship departs Naval Station Norfolk.
Sailors man the rails of the guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) as the ship arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam following completion of an eight-month deployment to the western Pacific and Arabian Gulf.
Engineering Aide Constructionman Shenelle C. Stewart, from Kingston, Jamaica, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 11, is awarded her Seabee Combat Warfare Specialist qualification by Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) the Honorable Ray Mabus during his official visit to Camp Leatherneck.
A SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) prepares to take off from the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78).
Chief petty officers assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) stand in ranks during the hull swap ceremony between Essex and USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6).

 

SECNAV Pins Sailors’ with Seabee Combat Warfare Specialist Qualification

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.

 

Michigan Visits Stirling during Western Pacific Deployment

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.

 

Country Music Star Toby Keith Entertains Lincoln Sailors

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.

 

USS Russell Returns Home to Hawaii

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.

 

Status of the Navy as of April 24, 2012

The Navy Fact File contains descriptions of the roles and characteristics of Navy ships.

The make-up of a Carrier Strike Group (CSG)
The make-up of a Carrier Air Wing (CVW)
The make-up of an Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG)

Navy Personnel
Active Duty:   323,773
Officers Officers:   53,120
Enlisted Enlisted:   266,146
Midshipmen Midshipmen:   4,507
Ready Reserve:   105,655 [As of Mar 2012 ]
Selected Reserves Selected Reserves: 63,988
Individual Ready Reserve 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 Total Ships Underway: 114 (40% of total)
Deployed Ships Underway Deployed Ships Underway: 62 (21% of total)
Attack Submarines Underway Attack Submarines Underway: 28
Other Underway Other Underway: 52 (18% of total)
Total Ships Deployed/Underway Total Ships Deployed/Underway: 160 (57% of total)
Ships Underway
Underway Aircraft Carriers:
              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
Underway 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+

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