Home / Inside the Navy / Aviation / YOUR Navy Today

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.

WASHINGTON (Feb. 16, 2012) Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert speaks next to Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Honorable Ray Mabus (left) and Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James F. Amos (right) before the House Armed Services Committee to provide testimony and answer questions regarding the fiscal year 2013 budget submission from the Department of Defense.
ARABIAN SEA (Feb. 16, 2012) A Sailor directs the pilot of an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Blue Blasters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 34 on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Abraham Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Karolina A. Martinez/Released)
LAGOS, Nigeria (Feb. 16, 2012) Ship's Serviceman Seaman Recruit Bernard Ford, right, assigned to the guided-missile frigate USS Simpson (FFG 56), helps offload books for school children at the Tomaro Junior Secondary School during a community project in support of Africa Partnership Station (APS) 2012. APS is an international security cooperation initiative facilitated by Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa, aimed at strengthening global maritime partnerships through training and collaborative activities in order to improve maritime safety and security in Africa.
MONTEREY, Calif. (Feb. 16, 2012) Adm. Mark Ferguson, Vice Chief of Naval Operations, responds to a question from a student after speaking to Naval Postgraduate School students, staff, and faculty at a Secretary of the Navy guest lecture. During his visit to Monterey, Ferguson met with U.S. and international Sailors, civilians and families. (U.S. Navy photo by Javier Chagoya/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: 91 (32% of total)
Deployed Ships Underway Deployed Ships Underway: 55 (19% of total)
Other Underway Other Underway: 36 (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 Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) – Pacific Ocean
              USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) – Atlantic Ocean
              USS Makin Island (LHD 8) – 5th Fleet

Aircraft (operational):





Check Also

Marking the 109th Anniversary of Naval Aviation Excellence

By Rear Adm. John Meier, Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic U.S. Naval Aviation marks its …

Leave a Reply