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USS Bataan Homecoming

NORFOLK (Oct. 31, 2014) Sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) man the rails as the ship pulls into Naval Station Norfolk following a nine-month deployment. The Bataan Amphibious Ready Group deployed in support of maritime security operations, providing crisis response capability, increasing theater security cooperation and a forward naval presence in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Julie Matyascik/Released)

The amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) returned to homeport at Naval Station Norfolk Oct. 31 as part of the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group following a deployment to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility.

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NYC’s Connection to Navy’s Birthday

At sea aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), Mar. 26, 2002 -- Sailors aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt, New York City Police and New York City Firefighters take part in the returning of the World Trade Center flag to the city of New York. The flag returned was that which has become known from a widely used photo in which it is being raised in the midst of the rubble from the September 11 terrorist attack. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Jason Scarborough. (RELEASED)

By Rear Admiral Paul Becker Director for Intelligence Joint Chiefs of Staff Monday marked the U.S. Navy’s 239th birthday. From its humble beginning with just six frigates, it’s become the most dominant and influential naval force ever to sail the world’s oceans.  Our Navy ensures freedom of the seas, projects power in support of …

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Go Navy, it’s Your Birthday!

WASHINGTON (Oct. 3, 2014) Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens cut a birthday cake with the most junior Sailor in attendance at the Washington D.C. area Navy Birthday Ball where they celebrated the Navy's 239th birthday.

Since 1775, we have served as America’s Away Team, protecting and defending our great nation on the world’s oceans. For 239 years, our ships have been sailing the seas, making our presence known across the globe, and uniquely positioned to defend our nation’s interest every day. For 239 years, our Sailors …

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