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  • 15 October 2012
    Training & Education

    Naval Station Norfolk (NSN) held a birthday celebration to mark the Navy’s 237th birthday on the base parade field Oct. 12. Capt. David Culler, commanding officer of NSN, said in his opening remarks it is the Sailors who create and preserve the Navy’s heritage for those in the future to uphold. “From sailing ships to […]

  • 3 April 2013
    Training & Education

    Chief petty officers (CPO) aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) celebrated the 120th birthday of the chief rank April 1. Chiefs from around the ship gathered for lunch and to listen to their shipmates speak on what it means to be a chief. “We’re mentors, motivators and leaders,” said Chief Fire Controlman James […]

  • 19 March 2014
    Training & Education

    Australian Defence Force personnel deployed to the Middle East Area of Operations joined in the birthday celebrations as both the Royal Australian Navy and Australian Army celebrated their 113th birthdays.   At the Al Minhad Air Base in the United Arab Emirates, members not required for duty gathered at the Camp Baird All-Ranks Mess to […]

  • 11 October 2012
    Training & Education

    U.S. Fleet Forces Command will host a ceremony commemorating the 237th birthday of the U.S. Navy Oct. 12, at 6 p.m. aboard the Battleship Wisconsin. Adm. Bill Gortney, commander, U.S. Fleet Forces will serve as guest speaker. This ceremony is one of many being held around the country to recognize the proud service and heritage […]

  • 16 October 2012
    Training & Education

    USS Enterprise (CVN 65) did its part in celebrating the Navy’s 237th birthday with its own unique flare Oct. 13. For over 200 years, the United States Navy has stood the watch as the shield of the republic. It has protected the country and its interests around the world. Enterprise Sailors celebrated the Navy’s 237th […]

  • 17 October 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors at the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, celebrated the U.S. Navy’s 237th birthday Oct. 13 with a ceremony which included a remembrance of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812. “The War of 1812 served a critical turning point for our Navy on this 237th birthday, we have the honor […]

  • 14 October 2013
    Training & Education

    The staff of Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet held a bell ringing ceremony at their headquarters building in Coronado, Calif.,to recognize and celebrate the 238th birthday of the United States Navy, Oct. 11. “Since 1775, the surface Navy has been around, operating on the high seas and around the borders of our country. From […]

  • 7 July 2014
    Authorities

    Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) celebrated the ship’s 23rd birthday on the US nation’s 236th birthday, Independence Day.   Sailors participated in a Fourth of July ceremonial reflection event on the ship’s flight deck, and afterwards shared a meal in celebration of the ship’s birthday. The ship also celebrated […]

  • 5 January 2015
    Authorities

    On 11 December the ship’s company of Australian Navy’s HMAS Newcastle celebrated a major milestone – the ship’’s 21st birthday. Newcastle is the youngest of the Adelaide class frigates currently serving in the Royal Australian Navy and one of the four of the original six remaining in service. The birthday celebration came at a busy […]

  • 20 April 2012
    Training & Education

      Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Columbus (SSN 762) arrived at Fleet Activities Yokosuka April 19 for a visit as part of its deployment to the western Pacific. With a crew of approx 130, Columbus will conduct a multitude of missions and showcase the latest capabilities of the submarine fleet. While in Yokosuka, Columbus […]

  • 16 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Sailors from Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) Baltimore volunteered to work with civilian curators from Historic Ships in Baltimore to move the frigate USS Constellation (1854) from its berth to the Cianbro ship yard in Baltimore for repairs on the Navy’s 239th birthday, Oct. 13. “I cannot think of a better day to ride on […]

  • 27 May 2014
    Authorities

    HMS Portland’s ship’s company has celebrated the ship’s 13th birthday as they enter the fifth month of a seven-month deployment as the Royal Navy’s Atlantic Patrol Ship. HMS Portland was built on the Clyde and launched by her sponsor, Lady Heather Brigstocke on 15 May 1999. Following successful completion of sea trials, she was formally […]

  • 18 June 2013
    Training & Education

    HMS Lancaster, ‘The Queen’s Frigate,’ celebrates the official birthday of her lady sponsor, Her Majesty The Queen by ‘dressing ship’ in Key West, Florida. HMS Lancaster, one of the Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigates, visited Key West 15 June 2013 as part of her six-month deployment to the North Atlantic and Caribbean. It was her second […]

  • 16 October 2012
    Training & Education

    More than 300 active duty, reserve and retired service members, DOD civilians, and their guests celebrated the Navy’s 237th birthday during a ball at Bangor Plaza Ballroom on Naval Base Kitsap (NBK) Bangor, Oct. 13. “Our families, our heroes” was the theme of this year’s ball. “First, I want to thank all the NBK Sailors, […]

  • 14 June 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON)(SS/SW) Rick D. West released the following Hospital Corpsman birthday message to the fleet June 13. “Shipmates, June 17, 2012, marks the 114th Hospital Corpsman birthday. From their beginnings in the Continental Navy to today’s Overseas Contingency Operations, Corpsmen have served in every major battle, performing courageously on […]

  • 2 April 2012
    Training & Education

    Naval Hospital Bremerton celebrated the 119th birthday of Navy chief petty officers March 30 by remembering those currently deployed and honoring those who have given the ultimate sacrifice in defense of the nation. There have been 35 chief petty officers who have died supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation New Dawn, and Operation Enduring Freedom from […]

  • 24 June 2014
    Authorities

    It’s not every day that a Royal Navy warship celebrates her 20th birthday and HMS Somerset has done so in style.   Currently in the final month of her deployment, Somerset, and her seaboats, have drawn the number 20 across the blue seas of the Mediterranean. The 200 men and women have adopted the tag […]

  • 5 November 2014
    Authorities

    Crew members from the guided missile destroyer USS Sampson (DDG 102) gathered on the ship’s messdecks Oct. 3 to observe the ship’s seventh birthday since commissioning. In honor of the ship’s birthday, Master Chief Fire Controlman Alfredo Pargas, the ship’s oldest Sailor, and Operations Specialist 3rd Class Gary Raynard Brown Jr., the ship’s youngest Sailor, […]

  • 23 April 2012
    Training & Education

    More than 300 Sailors, spouses and their guests gathered in celebration of the 112th Submarine Birthday Ball held at the New Sanno Hotel in Tokyo April 20. Rear Adm. Phillip G. Sawyer, commander, Submarine Group (COMSUBGRU) 7, Commander Task Force (CTF) 54/74, hosted the event for Yokosuka’s submarine community, and submariner counterparts from the Japan […]

  • 21 July 2014
    Authorities

    HMS Bulwark, the Royal Navy’s Fleet Flagship, celebrated her tenth birthday at Plymouth.   The crew of the Plymouth-based amphibious landing ship was joined by over 300 family members whilst alongside in HM Naval Base Devonport to celebrate this significant milestone in the life of the Fleet Flagship. HMS Bulwark was launched in November 2001 […]

  • 15 October 2012
    Training & Education

    Joint Region Marianas (JRM) held a bell-ringing ceremony to acknowledge the Navy’s 237th birthday at Gab Gab Beach on Naval Base Guam (NBG) Oct. 12. “It is important to the organization and our culture to remember there is a legacy that proceeds of great tradition and great culture,” said JRM Commander Rear Adm. Tilghman Payne. […]

  • 29 March 2012
    Training & Education

    Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON)(SS/SW) Rick D. West released the following Chief Petty Officer birthday message to the fleet March 28. “My fellow Chief Petty Officers, On April 1st, our entire mess will pause to celebrate 119 years of the United States Chief Petty Officer, our honored mess traditions and heritage, and […]

  • 19 October 2011
    Authorities

    Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) celebrated the Navy’s 236th birthday with Sailors stationed at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi Oct. 14-15. “It’s a pleasure for me to be here with the Corpus Christi Sailors celebrating our Navy’s birthday,” said MCPON (SS/SW) Rick D. West. Nearly 300 Sailors and family members attended the […]

  • 5 March 2012

    Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON)(SS/SW) Rick D. West released the following Seabee birthday message to the fleet March 2. “Shipmates, Since March 5, 1942, the Navy has been recruiting Sailors for their construction battalions; strong, proud, hardworking Seabees with tremendous skill and plenty of experience. For 70 years, many unsung heroes of […]

  • 8 July 2015
    Authorities

    Royal Canadian Navy’s warship HMCS Winnipeg celebrated her 20th birthday on June 23, 2015. Winnipeg and its crew are currently conducting surveillance operations in support of Operation CARIBBE, Canada’s participation in the multinational campaign against illicit trafficking by transnational organized crime in the Caribbean Sea and the eastern Pacific Ocean. They are also en route to Operation […]

  • 3 April 2012
    Training & Education

    Chief petty officers (CPO) assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) held a ceremony celebrating the 119th birthday of the Chief Petty Officers, April 1, while underway in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. The celebration provided the chiefs’ mess with an opportunity to come together to honor, celebrate and learn about […]

  • 8 October 2014
    Authorities

    The U.S. Naval War College celebrated the 239th Navy Birthday, the 130th anniversary of the establishment of the U.S. Naval War College (NWC), and the 45th year of the NWC Foundation during a ceremony Oct. 6. College faculty, staff, and students at the NWC got a head start on the official birthday of the Navy […]

  • 26 February 2015
    Authorities

    Sailors assigned to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) celebrated the 220th birthday of the United States Navy’s Supply Corps aboard the Abraham Lincoln’s Floating Accommodation Facility on Feb. 23. The Supply Corps assists with nearly almost every aspect of a ship’s daily routine and has done so since the American Revolutionary […]

  • 16 October 2012
    Training & Education

    The multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) celebrated the 237th birthday of the United States Navy, Oct. 13 while deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet Area of Responsibility. The day began with a special formation of the ship’s crew on the flight deck, arranged to form “2-3-7-T-H”, representing the number of years […]