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239 Years of Service

Navy Diver 1st Class Todd Verhagen's, from Kimberly, Wisc., shares his Why I Serve statement during joint training dive with Belize Coast Guard divers at Belize's famous Blue Hole.

Today, the Navy celebrates its birthday, marking 239 years of Naval service, and for each Sailor, the drive to serve is different. This summer, the #WhyIServe campaign has provided our Sailors the opportunity to reflect on and share their personal reasons for serving in the U.S. Navy. From Sailors forward-deployed …

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Why I Serve: Senior Leadership Edition

Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Adm. Bill Moran shares his #WhyIServe statement.

Why I Serve: Senior Leadership Edition This Monday the Navy will celebrate it’s birthday, marking 239 years of Naval service, and for each Sailor, the drive to serve is different. This summer, the #WhyIServe campaign has provided our Sailors the opportunity to reflect on and share their personal reasons for …

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Why I Serve: Chief Petty Officer Selectee Edition

Chief Select Logistics Specialist Earl McLaughlin from Bronx, N.Y., shares his #WhyIServe statement during a community relations event at the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Washington D.C.

On any given day there are more than 380,000 Sailors, active-duty and Reserve, ready to defend America, around the world and around the clock. From diverse backgrounds, they join the Navy to serve their country with honor, courage and commitment. For each Sailor, the drive to serve is different. The …

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Why I Serve: USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) Edition

On any given day there are more than 380,000 Sailors, active-duty and Reserve, ready to defend America, around the world and around the clock. From diverse backgrounds, they join the Navy to serve their country with honor, courage and commitment. For each Sailor, the drive to serve is different. The …

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Why I Serve: The Greyhawks of VAW-120 Edition

Aviation Machinist’s Mate 1st Class Farzana Khan, from Dhaka Bangladesh, stationed with the Greyhawks of VAW-120 shares the reason why she serves in the U.S. Navy.

On any given day there are more than 380,000 Sailors, active-duty and Reserve, ready to defend America, around the world and around the clock. From diverse backgrounds, they join the Navy to serve their country with honor, courage and commitment. For each Sailor, the drive to serve is different. The …

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Summer 2014 Uniform Matters Update

Information Technician 3rd Class Alyza Marie Santos, left, Electronic Technician 2nd Class Melissa Rheaume and Master-at Arms 2nd Class Ashley Ann Fisher discuss their observations about the new female E6 and below service dress blue uniform prototypes they are testing as part of a preliminary, three-week wear evaluation, May 29, 2014. Twenty-seven participants were outfitted with two prototype design version of the Dixie hat, one service dress blue jumper top and two different service dress blue slack designs-one front-zipper and one side-zipper design. This preliminary evaluation will gather initial feedback that the Uniform Matters Office can incorporate into an improved design for the Extended Wear Evaluation this fall. (U.S. Navy photo by Sharon Anderson/Released)

By Rear Adm. Fritz Roegge In this update, I want to provide the results of the 2013 Women’s Uniform Survey and share a number of uniform changes that are in the works.   First, I’d like to thank you for your participation and for the wide range of views expressed. …

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