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The guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71), left, the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78), and guided-missile destroyer USS Vicksburg (CG 69) transit in formation. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)

YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Arabian Sea, Red Sea, Afghanistan

Right now your Navy is 100% on watch around the globe helping to preserve the American way of life.  Whether it be operating and training in the waters off the coast of Virginia or forward deployed to the South China Sea, the flexibility and presence provided by our U.S. naval forces provides national leaders with great options for protecting and maintaining our national security and interests around the world.   The imagery below highlights the Navy’s ability to provide those options by operating forward.

The guided-missile frigate USS Vandegrift (FFG 48) transits shortly after sunrise toward its anchor location off the coast of Palau Pangkor, Malaysia. (U.S. Navy photo by Ensign Jason M. Tross/Released)
Gunner's Mate Seaman Eric B. Stabenow, left, from Eauclaire, Wis., and Builder 1st Class Curtis R. Brickwood, from Canton, Ohio, both assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 11, perform preventative maintenance on their issued weapons in the armory compound on Camp Krutke, Camp Leatherneck. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jonathan Carmichael/Released)
An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Diamondbacks of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 102 waits to move into position on a bow catapult of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) as the deck crew resets the catapult following a launch. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Denver Applehans/Released)
Sailors and other military members teach striking techniques to Mozambique Marines aboard High Speed Vessel Swift (HSV 2) during Africa Partnership Station (APS). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Martin Wright/Released)
An SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter departs the flight deck during a recovery and assist exercise aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel J. Meshel/Released)
The guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71), left, the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78), and guided-missile destroyer USS Vicksburg (CG 69) transit in formation. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)
Navy Personnel
Active Duty:   321,053
Officers Officers:   52,694
Enlisted Enlisted:   263,892
Midshipmen Midshipmen:   4,467
Ready Reserve:   105,957 [As of Apr 2012 ]
Selected Reserves Selected Reserves: 64,059
Individual Ready Reserve Individual Ready Reserve: 41,898
Reserves currently mobilized:   4,348 [As of 5 Jun 2012]
Personnel on deployment:   47,943
Navy Department Civilian Employees:   203,609
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 286
Total Ships Underway Total Ships Underway: 115 (40% of total)
Deployed Ships Underway Deployed Ships Underway: 70 (24% of total)
Attack Submarines Underway Attack Submarines Underway: 32
Other Underway Other Underway: 45 (15% of total)
Total Ships Deployed/Underway Total Ships Deployed/Underway: 152 (53% of total)
Ships Underway
Underway Aircraft Carriers:
              USS Nimitz (CVN 68) – Pacific Ocean
              USS Enterprise (CVN 69) – 5th Fleet
              USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) – 5th Fleet
              USS George Washington (CVN 73) – Pacific Ocean
Underway Amphibious Assault Ships:
              USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) – 5th Fleet
              USS Makin Island (LHD 8) – Pacific Ocean

Aircraft (operational):
 3700+

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