October 29, 2008
The Navy Fact File contains descriptions of the roles and characteristics of Navy ships.
The make-up of a Carrier Strike Group (CSG)
The make-up of a Carrier Air Wing (CVW)
The make-up of an Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG)
Active Duty: 332,436
Ready Reserve: 123,159 [As of 08 Aug]
Selected Reserves: 68,136
Individual Ready Reserve: 55,023
Reserves currently mobilized: 6,438 [As of 14 Oct ]
Personnel on deployment: 61,092
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 184,335
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 283
Ships Underway (away from homeport): 123 ships (43% of total)
On deployment: 104 ships (37% of total)
Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 30 submarines (55%)
On deployment: 20 submarines (37%)
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) - Atlantic Ocean
USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) - 5th Fleet
USS George Washington (CVN 73) - Pacific Ocean
USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) - Pacific Ocean
Amphibious Warfare Ships:
USS Peleliu (LHA 5) - Pacific Ocean
USS Boxer (LHD 4) - Pacific Ocean
USS Bataan (LHD 5) - Atlantic Ocean
USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) - Pacific Ocean
USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) - 5th Fleet
Aircraft (operational): 3700+
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Rick or Ricky: A "recruit" or Sailor-to-be still in boot camp.
- Ricky Boxing: A boot camp term for sailors masturbating.
- Ricky Fishing: A boot camp term for female sailors masturbating.
- Ricky Girlfriend: Your right hand.
- Saltpeter: Chemical supposedly added to "bug juice" aboard ship to stifle libido
- B.O.C.O.D:"Beat Off Cut Off Date" The date before returning home from a deployment to stop masturbating in order to save it up for your wife or girlfriend.
- Cruise sock: A sock that is sacrificed early in a deployment and used to clean up after masturbating. It is usually kept under the mattress and can stand up on its own by the end of cruise.
- Bun: A sexually active female sailor.
- Hot Dog: A sexually active male sailor.
- Dirty-dick: To rub genitalia on someone’s cup or soda can as an act of retribution or to be funny.
- WTF: "What the Fuck" (pronounced "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot" using the phonetic alphabet): colorful way of asking what just happened, ie, "What the F..."
- Broke-dick: Technical term describing malfunctioning or inoperable equipment. Example: "The f**' aux drain pump is f**' broke-dick."
- FTN: F** the Navy (common ephitet used when complaining about naval policies or regulations). Often scrawled on the walls of toilet stalls by sailors who have been assigned to clean it for a reason.