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.
ARABIAN SEA The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) transits the Strait of Hormuz. Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
ARABIAN SEA Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Alexandria Greterman pays respects to Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Kyler L. Estrada during a memorial service aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). Estrada, who was assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU), died while conducting night live-fire and maneuver training in Djibouti.
NORFOLK Sailors aboard the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Montpelier (SSN 765) tend to mooring lines as the ship returns to homeport at Naval Station Norfolk after a scheduled deployment to the European Command area of responsibility.
CANBERRA, Australia Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mark Ferguson lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Australian War Memorial while visiting Camberra. Ferguson is traveling to meet with regional partners and U.S. personnel to discuss U.S. Navy engagement in the Pacific in support of the new defense strategy. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt.Cdr. Christopher Servello/Released)
PHILADELPHIA Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert meets with midshipmen at the 7th Annual Black Engineer of the Year Award (BEYA) Stars and Stripes Dinner. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Peter D. Lawlor/Released)
SAN DIEGO The amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHD 5) transits through the San Diego Bay. Peleliu is returning from a scheduled underway in preparation for its upcoming 2012 deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Stephen M. Votaw/Released)
Active Duty: 323,773
Ready Reserve: 103,805 [As of Dec 2011 ]
Selected Reserves: 63,971
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: 91 (32% of total)
Deployed Ships Underway: 55 (19% of total)
Attack Submarines Underway: 25
Other Underway: 36 (12% of total)
Total Ships Deployed/Underway: 135 (47% of total)
USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) – 5th Fleet
USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) – 5th Fleet
USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) – Pacific Ocean
Amphibious Assault Ships:
USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) – Pacific Ocean
USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) – Atlantic Ocean
USS Makin Island (LHD 8) – 5th Fleet