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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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New Uniforms Coming for Sailors As Navy Looks to Leave Flammable Clothing Issue Behind

The Navy has ditched its iconic and beloved coveralls for sailors aboard ships for a new, two-piece uniform that was finally approved on Monday after years of trials and a decade after a previous version of the uniform was found to be dangerously flammable. Fleet Forces spokeswoman Lt. Cmdr. Madisyn Hansen confirmed to Military.com that the 2-Piece Organizational Clothing —

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‘SEAL Team’: Clay Spenser Survived. Now What?

We’re two episodes into season 6 of “SEAL Team,” now streaming exclusively on Paramount+, and things are looking very dodgy for Bravo Team. Team leader Jason Hayes is a mess, and the Pentagon is looking to scale back special operations as it reassesses military priorities after the end of the Afghanistan War. The good news is that Clay Spenser survived

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China Using Civilian Ships to Enhance Navy Capability, Reach

BANGKOK (AP) — A Chinese scientific ship bristling with surveillance equipment docked in a Sri Lankan port. Hundreds of fishing boats anchored for months at a time among disputed islands in the South China Sea. And ocean-going ferries, built to be capable of carrying heavy vehicles and large loads of people. All are ostensibly civilian ships, but experts and uneasy

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Trial Ends in Acquittal of Navy Midshipman Accused of Sexually Assaulting Fellow Naval Academy Student

A Naval Academy midshipman was found not guilty of second-degree rape by a jury Wednesday morning following more than a week of arguments in Anne Arundel Circuit Court. Several witnesses testified in the trial of Wisconsin native Garrett Lee Holsen that he had intercourse with a heavily intoxicated midshipman during an off-campus party last year following the Herndon Monument Climb. On Tuesday, the last day of testimony

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Sailors’ Medical Discharges Halted for Almost a Week Due to Computer Glitch

The Navy has confirmed that it was unable to process any of its more than 3,000 medical discharge cases for almost a week in September, adding further delays for sailors being processed out of the service, after news of a hold surfaced on social media. A Navy spokeswoman confirmed to Military.com that the Joint Disability Evaluation Tracking System (JDETS) suffered

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Can a Team of Spec Ops Veterans Teach a Group of Celebrities How to Operate?

What’s a special operations veteran to do when it’s time to hang it up and make a return to civilian life? Their particular set of skills is not usually in high demand back home. Verizon, Walmart and General Motors don’t really have a career path for retired door-kickers. The Fox broadcast network is giving four special operations veterans a job,

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Prosecutors Won’t Re-Try Retired Admiral Who Was Part of ‘Fat Leonard’ Case

Federal prosecutors have dropped the charges against a retired Navy rear admiral who was involved with a group of officers convicted over their dealings with Malaysian businessman Leonard Glenn Francis, better known as “Fat Leonard.” A federal judge dismissed the case against Bruce Loveless, a onetime Navy officer who served as the assistant chief of staff for Intelligence for the

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Women Still Unable to Break Glass Ceiling of Navy SEAL Qualifications

In the past three years, two women were selected to start the grueling process of becoming Navy SEALs, but neither made it, Military.com has learned. During a meeting Sept. 13 of the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services, or DACOWITS, a Navy officer told the board that there were two women currently in the “pipeline” to become Navy

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