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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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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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The Navy Is Withholding Court Records in Bonhomme Richard Fire Case

ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Despite a 2016 law requiring more transparency of court-martials, the U.S. Navy is refusing to release nearly all court documents in a high-profile case in which a sailor faces life in prison. Seaman Recruit Ryan Mays, 21,

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World’s First Nuclear-Powered Submarine Returns Home After a $36 Million Facelift

The Navy on Friday celebrated the completion of a $36 million preservation of the USS Nautilus, the world’s first nuclear-powered submarine, as elected officials celebrated the ship’s history and advocated for continued investment in the nation’s undersea force. The Nautilus, which was launched in 1954, decommissioned in 1980 and opened to the public at the Submarine Force Museum in 1986, departed the museum last

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Navy’s Hawaii Fuel Tanks to be Drained Sooner than Expected, Pentagon Says

HONOLULU — The U.S. military on Wednesday said it now expects to remove fuel from a leaky Hawaii fuel tank farm in July 2024, five months earlier than its initial plan. Critics have lambasted the U.S. Department of Defense’s original timeline to remove the fuel from the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility by December 2024, saying the tanks posed

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How Navy Decoy Drones Could Thwart China’s War Strategy in the Pacific

Gary Anderson lectures on Wargaming and Red Teaming at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. The opinions expressed in this op-ed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Military.com. If you would like to submit your own commentary, please send your article to opinions@military.com for consideration. Two seemingly disparate events regarding Iran

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US Navy Assault Ship Takes Part in Baltic Sea Training

ABOARD USS KEARSARGE (AP) — U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge is taking part in international training in the Baltic Sea amid Russia’s war in Ukraine and tensions in the region. The Kearsarge is the first ship of the Wasp class to take part in international training in the Baltic in at least two decades. Associated Press journalists visited

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This Week’s Top Military Photos: Keep Your Eye on the Bomb and Don’t Drop It

This week in the military, a survey shows last year sexual assault targeting female service members reached its highest levels since 2006; the Department of Veterans Affairs is encouraging veterans to apply for benefits and compensation related to sicknesses that were incurred by toxic burn pit exposure; Army leaders are incentivizing soldiers to graduate Ranger school, volunteer or score high

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First Woman to Serve As ‘Chief of the Boat’ on a Submarine Reports for Duty

The Navy’s submarine community has announced a new historic first for women in the silent service: the first top enlisted sailor on a submarine. In a statement released Wednesday, the Navy announced that Master Chief Information Systems Technician (Submarine) Angela Koogler joined the Gold crew of ballistic missile submarine USS Louisiana as their Chief of the Boat on Aug. 22,

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West Point and Naval Academy Should Scrub Names of Confederate Officers, Panel Tells Congress

The names of Robert E. Lee and other less famous Confederate officers should be removed from landmarks and memorials at West Point and the U.S. Naval Academy, a commission created by Congress says. The Naming Commission on Monday released the latest of its recommendations to rid the military of tributes to secessionists who fought against the U.S. during the Civil

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