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Your Navy TODAY (Mar. 6, 2012)

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.

 

An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Bounty Hunters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 2 launches from 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.

 

Maltese tugboats escort the amphibious command ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) through a narrow channel as the ship arrives to conduct scheduled maintenance. Mount Whitney is the U.S. 6th Fleet flagship and operates with a crew of U.S. Sailors and Military Sealift Command civilian mariners.

 

Operations Specialist 2nd Class Eric Vazquez monitors radar signals aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Momsen (DDG 92). Momsen is deployed as part of the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group 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.

 

Sailors aboard the Los Angeles-class ATTACK submarine USS Columbus (SSN 762) shift colors after pulling into the Republic of Korea naval base Jinhae. Columbus, homeported at Pearl Harbor, is on a scheduled six-month deployment to the western Pacific region and currently supporting Foal Eagle exercise 2012.

 

Navy Personnel
Active Duty:   323,773
Officers Officers:   53,120
Enlisted Enlisted:   266,146
Midshipmen Midshipmen:   4,507
Ready Reserve:   104,532 [As of Jan 2012 ]
Selected Reserves Selected Reserves: 63,983
Individual Ready Reserve Individual Ready Reserve: 40,549
Reserves currently mobilized:   4,703 [As of 28 Feb 2012]
Personnel on deployment:   47,943
Navy Department Civilian Employees:   203,609
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 283
Total Ships Underway Total Ships Underway: 94 (33% of total)
Deployed Ships Underway Deployed Ships Underway: 56 (19% of total)
Attack Submarines Underway Attack Submarines Underway: 33
Other Underway Other Underway: 38 (13% of total)
Total Ships Deployed/Underway Total Ships Deployed/Underway: 133 (47% of total)
Ships Underway
Underway Aircraft Carriers:
              USS Nimitz (CVN 68) – Pacific Ocean
              USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) – 5th Fleet
              USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) – 5th Fleet
Underway Amphibious Assault Ships:
              USS Wasp (LHD 1) – Atlantic Ocean
              USS Essex (LHD 2) – 7th Fleet
              USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) – Atlantic Ocean
              USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) – 7th Fleet
              USS Makin Island (LHD 8) – 5th Fleet

Aircraft (operational):
3700+

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