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Fire Controlman 2nd Class Matthew Matczak prepares a heaving line on the flight deck as the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36) approaches Valparaiso, Chile. Underwood is deployed to Central and South America and the Caribbean in support of Southern Seas 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Stuart Phillips/Released)

Your Navy TODAY – Pacific Ocean, Chile, Singapore

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 guided-missile destroyer USS Sampson (DDG 102) gets underway for the at-sea phase of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Singapore 2012. CARAT is a series of bilateral military exercises between the U.S. Navy and the armed forces of Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. Timor Leste joins the exercise in 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Gerardo Jimenez/Released)
Gunner's mates assigned to the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40), fire the 25mm machine gun during an underway gunnery exercise. The submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) has temporarily relieved Frank Cable from conducting maintenance of submarines and surface vessels deployed in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. Frank Cable is returning to her homeport in Guam. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gabrielle Blake/Released)
A CH-53E Super Sea Stallion helicopter from the Purple Foxes of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 364 (Reinforced) launches from the deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20). Green Bay is part of the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group and is underway conducting composite training unit exercise in the Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Elizabeth Merriam/Released)
The guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) transits the Arabian Sea. Stethem is part of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 9, embarked with Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9 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. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Mark Schultz/Released)
Fire Controlman 2nd Class Matthew Matczak prepares a heaving line on the flight deck as the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36) approaches Valparaiso, Chile. Underwood is deployed to Central and South America and the Caribbean in support of Southern Seas 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Stuart Phillips/Released)
Navy Personnel
Active Duty:   321,053
Officers Officers:   52,694
Enlisted Enlisted:   263,892
Midshipmen Midshipmen:   4,467
Ready Reserve:   106,578 [As of June 2012 ]
Selected Reserves Selected Reserves: 63,966
Individual Ready Reserve Individual Ready Reserve: 42,612
Reserves currently mobilized:   4,270 [As of 12 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: 116 (41% of total)
Deployed Ships Underway Deployed Ships Underway: 70 (24% of total)
Attack Submarines Underway Attack Submarines Underway: 31
Other Underway Other Underway: 46 (16% of total)
Total Ships Deployed/Underway Total Ships Deployed/Underway: 154 (54% of total)
Ships Underway
Underway Aircraft Carriers:
              USS Enterprise (CVN 65) – 5th Fleet
              USS Nimitiz (CVN 68) – Pacific Ocean/RIMPAC
              USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) – 5th Fleet
              USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) – 6th Fleet
              USS George Washington (CVN 73) – 7th Fleet
              USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) – Pacific Ocean
              USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) – Atlantic Ocean
Underway Amphibious Assault Ships:
              USS Peleliu (LHA 5) – Pacific Ocean
              USS Essex (LHD 2) – Pacific Ocean/RIMPAC
              USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) – 5th Fleet

Aircraft (operational):
 3700+

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