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Your Navy TODAY

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.

Ships from the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group transit the Pacific Ocean during a photo exercise. The John C. Stennis Strike Group is operating in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations while on a seven-month deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)
Indian navy Leading Seaman Clearance Diver 2nd Class YK Sharma jumps from the Military Sealift Command fleet ocean tug USNS Sioux (T-ATF 171) while diving off the coast of Oahu, Hawaii during Salvage Exercise (SALVEX) 2012. SALVEX is part of a recurring diving exchange between U.S. and Indian navy divers to enhance interoperability and to share best practices. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sean Furey/Released)
Flight deck crew members conduct a helicopter in-flight refueling (HIFR) with an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter from the "Raptors" of Helicopter Strike Maritime Squadron (HSM) 71, aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91). Pinckney is a part of the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group and is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eddie Harrison/Released)
Aviation Boatswain's Mates (Handling) Airmen, Brianna Luttrell, from Bonanza, Ore., and Matthew Page, from Boston, view the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) from the ground level of its dry dock. Ronald Reagan is in Bremerton, Wash., for a regularly scheduled docked-planned incremental availability maintenance period. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Shawn J. Stewart/Released)


Navy Personnel
Active Duty:   323,773
Officers Officers:   53,120
Enlisted Enlisted:   266,146
Midshipmen Midshipmen:   4,507
Ready Reserve:   103,805 [As of Dec 2011 ]
Selected Reserves Selected Reserves: 63,971
Individual Ready Reserve Individual Ready Reserve: 39,834
Reserves currently mobilized:   4,584 [As of 8 Feb 2012]
Personnel on deployment:   47,943
Navy Department Civilian Employees:   203,609
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 285
Total Ships Underway Total Ships Underway: 93 (33% of total)
Deployed Ships Underway Deployed Ships Underway: 58 (20% of total)
Other Underway Other Underway: 35 (12% of total)
Total Ships Deployed/Underway Total Ships Deployed/Underway: 135 (47% 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 Peleliu (LHA 5) – Pacific Ocean
              USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) – Pacific Ocean
              USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) – Atlantic Ocean
              USS Makin Island (LHD 8) – 5th Fleet
Aircraft (operational): 3700+

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