An aviation boatswain's mate signals to an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Kestrels of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 137 on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Carlos M. Vazquez II/Released)
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.
Active Duty: 321,053
Ready Reserve: 105,957 [As of Apr 2012 ]
Selected Reserves: 64,059
Individual Ready Reserve: 41,898
Reserves currently mobilized: 4,414 [As of 22 May 2012]