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Together, the 900,000 Sailors and civilians in the U.S. Department of the Navy form the world's most formidable expeditionary fighting force capable of maritime defense, major combat operations, and disaster relief. To military maintain readiness, we must train the way we fight.
The Navy conducts routine training and testing at-sea to ensure assets are ready when duty calls. At-sea training and testing must be as realistic, rigorous, and comprehensive as possible in order to develop and sharpen the skills that our Sailors need to prevail in combat and other real-world situations. These skills are specialized, highly perishable, and demand frequent practice.
As stewards of the sea, the Navy must comply with environmental laws while maintaining ready, trained operational forces. The Navy's environmental initiatives at U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFF) are served by the Fleet Installations and Environmental Readiness Division (N46). N46 develops and executes policy and procedures, and manages USFF environmental planning and compliance programs that include support to range sustainment, homebasing/homeporting, at-sea compliance, National Ocean Policy, energy, and encroachment response, and ensures alignment in support of current and future Fleet readiness.