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The U.S. Navy was founded on October 13, 1775, with the Department of the Navy established in 1798. The Navy’s mission is to “maintain, train and equip combat-ready naval forces capable of winning wars, deterring aggression and maintaining freedom of the seas,” and it does so with warfare specialities that include aviation, surface warfare, nuclear submarines, special forces and support services.

There are approximately 341,000 sailors serving actively in the U.S. Navy today with an additional 59,000 reserve personnel.

Find the latest news and information on the U.S. Navy including top stories, technology, policies, leadership, and more.

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Pentagon to Lift Ban on V-22 Osprey Flights, 3 Months After Fatal Crash in Japan

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon will lift the ban on flights by the grounded V-22 Osprey next week, U.S. officials told The Associated Press on Friday, following a high-level meeting where Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin endorsed the military services’ plans for a safe and measured return to operations. The officials said that Naval Air Systems Command, which grounded the controversial tilt-rotor

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New Navy Women’s Teams Created to Address Female Sailor Concerns in Bid to Increase Recruiting, Retention

The Navy is rolling out new teams that will hear female sailors’ concerns, advocate on their behalf, and focus on recruiting and retaining more women in the fleet. In an administrative message released Tuesday, the service announced the creation of Navy “Women’s Initiatives Teams” that will try to “broaden awareness and influence policy changes to increase recruitment and retention of

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4 Charged with Transporting Iranian-Made Weapons Face Detention Hearings in US Court

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Four crew members of an unflagged vessel that U.S. officials say was carrying Iranian-made missile components are scheduled to appear Tuesday in a federal courtroom in Virginia, where prosecutors are expected to argue they should be held without bond while they await trial. The night of Jan. 11, U.S. Central Command Navy forces, including Navy SEALs,

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Two Navy SEALs Drowned in the Arabian Sea. How the US Charged Foreign Crew With Smuggling Weapons

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Two Navy SEALs drowned last month while trying to board a vessel that was intercepted by U.S. naval forces in the Arabian Sea. On Thursday, federal prosecutors unsealed a criminal complaint against four foreign nationals they say were transporting suspected Iranian-made missile components on the vessel. The four sailors were later taken to Virginia where they

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4 Charged in Transporting Suspected Iranian-Made Weapons. Two SEALs Died in Intercepting the Ship

RICHMOND, Va. — Four foreign nationals were charged Thursday with transporting suspected Iranian-made weapons on a vessel intercepted by U.S. naval forces in the Arabian Sea last month. Two Navy SEALs died during the mission. The criminal complaint unsealed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Richmond alleges that the four defendants — who were all carrying Pakistani identification cards —

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Contamination Around Fort Story Base Is Under Control, Navy’s 5-Year Review Says

The Navy recently released a five-year review of an environmental restoration program at Joint Expeditionary Base Fort Story, finding that environmental contamination of industrial solvents and arsenic at two sites is under control. “The Navy, in partnership with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, concluded the measures are protective to human health and the environment for all who train, work,

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More Navy Child-Care Centers Are Coming to Drive Down Wait Times, But They’re Struggling to Find Staff

Amid a growing push by Navy leaders to improve the lives and conditions for sailors, the sea service’s installation command is building four new child-care facilities and has plans for 12 more over the next several years. A spokeswoman for the Navy Installation Command told Military.com that the Navy has four centers currently under construction — one near the base

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