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Your Navy TODAY – Washington, Pacific Ocean, Republic of Korea, Japan

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 Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Louisiana (SSBN 743) returns to its homeport at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor after a strategic deterrent patrol. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Ed Early/Released)
Damage Control Fireman Brener Dib and Fireman Damar Bolden simulate overhauling a space while Fireman Jonathan Marsiglio uses the Naval Firefighting Thermal Imager to locate hotspots during a fire drill aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Michael Duran/Released)
An F/A-18E Super Hornet from the Eagles of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 115 conducts an arrested landing aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) during carrier qualifications. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Brian H. Abel/Released)
A plane captain signals a CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter assigned to the Purple Foxes of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 364 (Rein) that all chocks and chains have been removed aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Elizabeth Merriam/Released)
The U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) departs Busan, Republic of Korea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mel Orr/Released)
Capt. David Owen, left, commanding officer of Fleet Activities Yokosuka, inspects recently installed solar panels at Sullivan Elementary School. The solar panels are a building integrated photovoltaic system, which is estimated to contribute $297,000 in projected annual energy savings at the installation. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Matthew R. Cole/Released)
Navy Personnel
Active Duty:   321,053
Officers Officers:   52,694
Enlisted Enlisted:   263,892
Midshipmen Midshipmen:   4,467
Ready Reserve:   107,062 [As of July 2012 ]
Selected Reserves Selected Reserves: 64,164
Individual Ready Reserve Individual Ready Reserve: 42,898
Reserves currently mobilized:   4,246 [As of 14 Aug 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: 102 (36% of total)
Deployed Ships Underway Deployed Ships Underway: 61 (21% of total)
Attack Submarines Underway Attack Submarines Underway: 33
Other Underway Other Underway: 41 (14% of total)
Total Ships Deployed/Underway Total Ships Deployed/Underway: 148 (52% of total)
Ships Underway
Underway Aircraft Carriers:
              USS George Washington (CVN 73) – 7th Fleet
              USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) – 5th Fleet
Underway Amphibious Assault Ships:
              USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) – 5th Fleet
              USS Peleliu (LHA 5) – Pacific Ocean
              USS Makin Island (LHD 5) – Pacific Ocean
              USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) – 7th Fleet

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