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Happy 244th Birthday, U.S. Navy!

Oct. 13 is the 244th birthday of the United States Navy. As the Navy grows ever more capable with new ships and technologies, we continue to rely on our Sailors, working side by side with the U.S. Marines to protect America’s people, partners and interests around the world. Secretary of …

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Becoming One Navy Team

On the 71st anniversary of President Harry S. Truman’s signing of the Executive Orders 9980 and 9981, mandating equality of treatment and opportunity for all persons in the armed services and federal government regardless of race, color, religion, or national origin, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson addresses the …

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Happy 126th Birthday Chiefs – Chief On!

PACIFIC OCEAN (April 1, 2017) Chief petty officers (CPO) assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) pose for a group photo as part of the 124th birthday celebration of the CPO rank.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Holly L. Herline/Released)

By Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Russell Smith In the beginning there was no birthday, no Mess, no initiation process. There were only Sailors, salty with experience and a deep conviction to bridge the gap between the vision their officers had and the Sailors who executed the …

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7th Fleet’s 75th Anniversary

PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 12, 2017) The USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Strike Groups transit the Western Pacific with ships from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force. The strike groups were underway and conducting operations in international waters as part of a three-carrier strike force exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 3rd Class Anthony Rivera/Released)

By Vice Adm. Phil Sawyer Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet U.S. 7th Fleet was established by a single naval message with the effective date of March 15, 1943. And now, 75 years later, we are the U.S. Navy’s largest fleet in the Indo-Pacific. We continue to be defined by our forward-deployed …

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