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Your Navy TODAY (Mar. 27, 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.


The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chosin (CG 65) conducts exercises off the coast of Hawaii following a departure from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.


Navy Diver 3rd Class Richard Burby, assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2, Company 2-1, and a Trinidad and Tobago diver talk during a familiarization dive. Company 2-1 is participating in Navy Dive Southern Partnership Station 2012, a multinational partnership engagement designed to increase interoperability and partner nation capacity through diving operations.


Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) Brad Woodard, assigned to the U.S. Navy parachute demonstration team, the Leap Frogs, flies a POW/MIA flag during a special event at Agua Fria High School for Phoenix Navy Week, one of 15 Navy Weeks planned across America this year. Navy weeks are designed to show Americans the investment they have made in their Navy and increase awareness in cities that do not have a significant Navy presence.


Logistics Specialist Seaman Amber Jones, left, Logistics Specialist 3rd Class Fortune Samkemakolam and Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Israel Moran, all assigned to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52), sort through mail on the pier during the ship's port visit to Bahrain. Pearl Harbor 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:   105,157 [As of Feb 2012 ]
Selected Reserves Selected Reserves: 64,118
Individual Ready Reserve Individual Ready Reserve: 41,039
Reserves currently mobilized:   4,478 [As of 20 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: 100 (35% of total)
Deployed Ships Underway Deployed Ships Underway: 66 (23% of total)
Attack Submarines Underway Attack Submarines Underway: 33
Other Underway Other Underway: 34 (12% of total)
Total Ships Deployed/Underway Total Ships Deployed/Underway: 139 (49% of total)
Ships Underway
Underway Aircraft Carriers:
              USS Enterprise (CVN 65) – 6th Fleet
              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 Peleliu (LHA 5) – Pacific Ocean
              USS Essex (LHD 2) – 7th Fleet
              USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) – 7th Fleet
              USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) – Atlantic Ocean
              USS Makin Island (LHD 8) – 5th Fleet

Aircraft (operational):


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