The US Brig Niagara arrives at Renaissance Pier during the Navy's commemoration of the bicentennial of the War of 1812 in Detroit. This celebration coincides with Detroit Navy Week, one of 15 signature events planned across America in 2012. Niagara served as the relief flagship for Oliver Hazard Perry in the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Todd A. Stafford/Released)
Your Navy TODAY – Pacific Ocean, Japan, Arabian Sea, Guam
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: 107,062 [As of July 2012 ]
Selected Reserves: 64,164
Individual Ready Reserve: 42,898
Reserves currently mobilized: 4,262 [As of 29 Aug 2012]