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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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‘Top Gun’ Boosted Recruiting and Brought the Tailhook Scandal. So What Happens After the Blockbuster Sequel?

When “Top Gun: Maverick” premiered earlier this summer, it quickly rode on massive waves of nostalgia and patriotism to historic box-office ticket sales surpassing those of its 1986 predecessor.  While many in the military credited the original 1986 “Top Gun” with giving a much-needed boost to the Navy’s recruiting and culture, it wasn’t the surge that has become part of

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Honolulu Utility Finds Chemical in Red Hill Monitoring Well

HONOLULU — The Honolulu Board of Water Supply said Thursday it has detected a small amount of a chemical naturally occurring in coal, crude oil and gasoline in a monitoring well near a Navy fuel storage facility that spilled jet fuel last year. The utility said in a news release it found “very low levels” of the chemical, polycyclic aromatic

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Survivors, Family Members of USS Cole Bombing Find Justice in Killing of Al-Qaida Terrorist

For victims whose lives were forever changed by the evil deeds of Ayman al-Zawahiri, the drone strike last weekend that killed the 71-year-old terrorist meant their suffering hasn’t been forgotten. Retired Navy Cmdr. Kirk Lippold, commander of the guided-missile destroyer Cole when the ship was attacked during a resupply operation in Aden, Yemen, in 2000, killing 17 sailors and wounding

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A Dozen Sailors Checked for Smoke Inhalation After USS Milwaukee Fire at Florida Naval Base

The Navy has provided new details about the fire that broke out last week aboard the USS Milwaukee, a littoral combat ship based at Naval Station Mayport near Jacksonville, Florida, suggesting the damage was minor. But assessments are ongoing. “At this time it appears that the damage was limited to a single stateroom,” Navy spokesman Lt. Anthony Junco told Military.com

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Fire Aboard USS Milwaukee at Florida Naval Base

Update: A statement released by the Navy Friday evening said that the fire started at about 1:41pm EST and that it was an electrical fire. The Navy added that the service will be investigating the fire’s cause and is still determining the extent of the damage. A fire broke out onboard the USS Milwaukee, a littoral combat ship based at

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Were Dangerous ‘Forever Chemicals’ Released in the Red Hill Fuel Spill? The US Navy Isn’t Saying

When fuel spilled from the Navy’s Red Hill facility in Hawaii and tainted the drinking water for thousands of military homes in Hawaii, it sickened families and forced thousands to evacuate. But did that fuel carry other harmful toxins into people’s homes in the form of so-called forever chemicals? If it did, the Navy is not saying. The Navy’s official

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Navy Hopes Measuring Female Sailors Will Finally Fix Ill-Fitting Uniforms

The Navy is continuing its yearslong quest for a better-fitting uniform for female sailors with a fit-test survey in Norfolk, Virginia, this month. The goal is to get enough measurements to make sizes better and more accurate for women. The project comes at a time when complaints about the fit of female uniforms persist in the sea service, but service

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