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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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Aviation Crashes Are Again on the Rise. Are Ongoing Safety and Training Issues to Blame?

A spate of military aircraft crashes over recent months is again raising questions about the Pentagon’s approach to safety and training across military branches. In June, six service members died in two Southern California crashes — a Lemoore, California-based F/A-18E pilot on June 3 in San Bernardino County and five Camp Pendleton-based Marines in an MV-22B Osprey that crashed in

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Navy Would Test Saving Money by Offering Meat Alternatives Under House Bill

Options for vegan meat substitutes could be coming to Navy chow halls overseas under a pilot program recently advanced by House lawmakers. As part of the annual defense policy bill the House approved last week, the service would have to run a three-year pilot program to “offer plant-based protein options at forward operating bases for consumption by members of the

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Legendary Blue Angels Squadron Announces First Female Jet Pilot

The Navy’s aerial demonstration squadron — the Blue Angels — announced that it has selected its first female jet pilot in the unit’s 76-year history. In a social media post Monday, the Blue Angels announced that F/A-18 Super Hornet pilot Lt. Amanda Lee has been selected to join the famed unit. Lee is currently assigned to the “Gladiators” of Strike

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Navy Leaders Reprimanded for Fire that Gutted Bonhomme Richard Warship

The former commanding officer, executive officer and command master chief of the USS Bonhomme Richard were among more than two dozen sailors reprimanded for a raging fire that destroyed the ship in its San Diego port in 2020, the Navy announced Friday. The Navy said it focused punishments on Bonhomme Richard’s leadership and its fire response team in the wake

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USS Abraham Lincoln to Host College Basketball Game

Who expected to sea this again? A pair of national college basketball powers will meet on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier in San Diego. Gonzaga and Michigan State will meet Veterans Day on the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln stationed at Naval Air Station North Island. The concept came and went a decade ago, mothballed after four games (two

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‘My Son Was Tortured’: Mom of SEAL Candidate Who Died Hours After Completing ‘Hell Week’ Speaks Out

Kyle Mullen was bigger than life. He stood 6-foot-2 and, as a defensive lineman on the Yale University football team, was elected captain by his teammates. At 24, Kyle was training to become a Navy SEAL at Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training, or BUD/S. He was so rock solid with muscle that, at the end of the course’s infamous Hell Week — in

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Investigation Finds Pilot Error Cause for 2021 Crash That Killed the Real ‘Maverick’

A report by the National Transportation Safety Board released Thursday concluded that the probable cause of a single-engine plane crash that killed the legendary U.S. Navy F-14 Tomcat pilot, Capt. Dale “Snort” Snodgrass, last July, was pilot error. Snodgrass was the lone occupant of the SIAI-Marchetti fixed-wing aircraft when it crashed around noon during takeoff at the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport on July 24, 2021. In a detailed

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Remembering WWII Vet Larry Storch, Dead at Age 99

Larry Storch served in the U.S. Navy during World War II on the submarine tender USS Proteus. True fact: Storch served alongside future Hollywood leading man Tony Curtis on the Proteus. Storch died on July 8, 2022, at the exact age of 99 1/2. The actor would’ve turned 100 on Jan. 8, 2023. Storch never graduated from DeWitt Clinton High

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