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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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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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A String of Mishaps Shows How Tricky It Can Be to Keep the Aircraft on Aircraft Carriers

Read the original article on Business Insider. The past year has been hard on the carrier aviation community. Since November, three fighter jets — two of them highly advanced stealth aircraft — worth some $300 million have gone overboard due to accidents aboard aircraft carriers. The string of mishaps shows how tricky it can be to operate an aircraft aboard an aircraft carrier.

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Former Navy Official Convicted on Bribery Charges Tied to Steering Contracts for Cash and Booze

Last week, a former senior Navy official responsible for logistics and transportation operations was convicted on charges of bribery and lying to investigators, according to the Department of Justice. Xavier Fernando Monroy, 64, the former director of operations for the Navy’s Military Sealift Command in South Korea, was accused of soliciting and accepting bribes to direct Navy contracts to a

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First Woman to Command Aircraft Carrier Recounts Milestone Deployment

As the USS Abraham Lincoln sailed into San Diego Thursday, Aug. 11, with two destroyers in tow and some 6,000 sailors and Marines aboard, it marked the completion of a U.S. military first: Navy Capt. Amy Bauernschmidt has now completed her first mission as the first woman to command a U.S. aircraft carrier. The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier left for a routine deployment to the Indo-Pacific region — generally ranging from the

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Battle Lines Drawn for Bonhomme Richard Arson Trial

After two days of hearings at Naval Base San Diego, a Navy judge is considering what evidence will be admitted in next month’s trial of the sailor charged with setting the fire that destroyed the amphibious assault ship Bonhomme Richard in 2020. Seaman Recruit Ryan Mays, 21, is charged with aggravated arson and the willful hazarding of a vessel. Prosecutors

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Judge Rejects Plea Agreements from Ex-Navy Engineer, Wife in Nuclear Submarine Espionage Case

A federal judge rejected Tuesday the government’s proposed prison sentences, saying they were too lenient, for former Annapolis-based Navy engineer Jonathan Toebbe and his wife, six months after they pleaded guilty to a conspiracy to sell classified nuclear submarine secrets to a foreign government. U.S. District Court Judge Gina Groh for the Northern District of West Virginia said the proposed

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The Navy’s Offering Up to $115,000 to Join or Come Back

The Navy is offering potential recruits a new, eye-watering figure in exchange for joining its ranks: $115,000 in possible bonuses and loan repayment. In a press release issued Saturday, the Navy announced that it is topping its already historically high $50,000 signing bonus, with the possibility of earning up to $65,000 in loan repayment as well.  Rear Adm. Lex Walker,

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