Thursday, December 24, 2015

The Art of War

Victorious warriors win first, and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first, the seek to win.
- Sun Tzu

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Naval Vessel Register

Considering our oceans cover nearly three-fourths of the earths surface a nation's Navy may be of significant importance. For the United States it is as easy as navigating to the Naval Vessel Register to see the Fleet size and other interesting information.

Note: Fleet size was last updated on 11/09/2015

If real time count is required contact CNO staff.

Ship Battle Forces Active In Commission
Totals 272 231
Aircraft Carriers 10 10
Surface Combatants 90 88
Submarines 72 72
Amphibious Warfare Ships 30 30
Mine Warfare Ships 11 11
Combat Logistics Ships 30 0
Fleet Support 28 5
Auxiliary Support 1 0
Combatant Craft 0 13
Other 0 2

Naval Vessel Register

Monday, November 9, 2015


We are the United States Navy, our Nation's sea power - ready guardians of peace, victorious in war.

We are professional Sailors and Civilians - a diverse and agile force exemplifying the highest standards of service to our Nation, at home and abroad, at sea and ashore.

Integrity is the foundation of our conduct: respect for others is fundamental to our character, decisive leadership is crucial to our success.

We are a team, disciplined and well-prepared, committed to mission accomplishment.
We do not waiver in our dedication and accountability to our Shipmates and families.

We are patriots, forged by the Navy's core values of Honor, Courage and Commitment, In times of war and peace, our actions reflect our proud heritage and tradition.

We defend our Nation and prevail in the face of adversity with strength, determination, and dignity.

We are the United States Navy.

Reference: NAVADMIN 318/08 NAVY ETHOS

Sunday, March 1, 2015


Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.
-Ambrose Redmoon

This is very often quoted and interesting to learn more of the writer. “According to Carnacchi, Ambrose Hollingworth Redmoon was born James Neil Hollingworth in Painesville, Ohio, and he died at 63 of cancer in Santa Rosa, Calif., after an amazingly varied and multifaceted life.”

Reference: Keller, J., The mysterious Ambrose Redmoon's healing words, Chicago Tribune of March 29, 2002.