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Your Navy TODAY (Mar. 13, 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.


Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) the Honorable Ray Mabus gives a statement to the media before testifying at a U.S. Senate energy subcommittee on water and power aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3).


The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG-68) is underway with the Royal Netherlands Navy frigate HNLMS De Ruyter (F804) while conducting at-sea training. De Ruyter is one of three ships that make up Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 and are deployed supporting Operation Active Endeavour.


Sailors aboard the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) participate in a helicopter firefighting drill.


Landing craft air cushion assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5 approach the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18). New Orleans and embarked Marines assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit are deployed as part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.


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:   4,763 [As of 6 Mar 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: 95 (34% of total)
Deployed Ships Underway Deployed Ships Underway: 57 (20% 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: 136 (48% of total)
Ships Underway
Underway Aircraft Carriers:
              USS Enterprise (CVN 65) – Atlantic Ocean
              USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) – Atlantic Ocean
              USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) – 5th Fleet
              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 Essex (LHD 2) – 7th Fleet
              USS Bataan (LHD 5) -Atlantic Ocean
              USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) – 7th Fleet

Aircraft (operational):


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