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United States Navy: Naval warfare branch of the U.S. Armed Forces
The United States Navy (USN) is the naval warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the eight uniformed services of the United States. It is the largest and most capable navy in the world and it has been estimated that in terms of tonnage of its active battle fleet alone, it is larger than the next 13 navies combined, which includes 11 U.S. allies or partner nations. It has the highest combined battle fleet tonnage and the world's largest aircraft carrier fleet, with eleven in service, two new carriers under construction, and five other carriers planned. With 336,978 personnel on active duty and 101,583 in the Ready Reserve, the U.S. Navy is the third largest of the U.S. military service branches in terms of personnel. It has 290 deployable combat vessels and more than 3,700 operational aircraft as of June 2019, making it the third-largest air force in the world, after the United States Air Force and the United States Army.


Navy won't reinstate captain of coronavirus-hit aircraft carrier [Video]

Navy won't reinstate captain of coronavirus-hit aircraft carrier

[NFA] In a reversal, the Navy on Friday scrapped its recommendation to reinstate Captain Brett Crozier and instead upheld a decision to fire him from his command of a coronavirus-stricken aircraft..

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U.S. Navy test shows 60% of carrier crew have coronavirus antibodies [Video]

U.S. Navy test shows 60% of carrier crew have coronavirus antibodies

In April, the Navy and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) started conducting serology tests to look for the presence of specific antibodies that are created by the immune system's..

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US Navy veteran released by Iran arrives in Switzerland [Video]

US Navy veteran released by Iran arrives in Switzerland

Release of Michael White, who had been detained since 2018, comes a day after an Iranian scientist arrived back in Tehran after being freed from a prison in the United States.

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U.S. field tests high-energy laser weapon: Pacific Fleet Command [Video]

U.S. field tests high-energy laser weapon: Pacific Fleet Command

The U.S. Navy shot down an aerial drone with a solid state laser weapon during a test off Pearl Harbor on May 16.

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China to conduct major military exercise in South China Sea: report [Video]

China to conduct major military exercise in South China Sea: report

China's People's Liberation Army Navy plans to conduct a large-scale amphibious assault drill off Hainan Island in August, according to the Japan Times.

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U.S. Navy to bar Confederate flags from ships, aircraft, bases

The U.S. Navy is working to ban the Confederate battle flag from all public spaces on Navy installations, ships and aircraft, the service said on Tuesday, as the military and the country as a whole..
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Exclusive: In Navy study, 60 percent of carrier volunteers have coronavirus antibodies

A U.S. Navy investigation into the spread of the coronavirus aboard the Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier has found that about 60 percent of the roughly 400 sailors tested had antibodies for the..
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Iranian-American freed in prisoner swap with U.S. arrives in Iran

An Iranian-American doctor has returned to Iran, Iranian state media reported on Monday, after a swap deal between Tehran and Washington that resulted in the release of a U.S. Navy veteran detained in..
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Iranian Foreign minister challenges Trump to return to nuclear deal

Seizing on Donald Trump’s conciliatory tone after Tehran released an American Navy veteran, Iran’s foreign minister challenged the U.S. president on Friday to return to the nuclear deal that..
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Iran frees American, U.S. allows dual citizen to visit Iran in deal

A U.S. Navy veteran who said he contracted the coronavirus while detained in Iran since 2018 was freed on Thursday as part of a deal in which the United States allowed an Iranian-American physician to..
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Iran frees American held since 2018, U.S. allows Iranian American to Iran

A U.S. Navy veteran detained in Iran since 2018 was freed on Thursday and was on his way back home, his family and President Donald Trump said, while an Iranian American physician will be allowed to..
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Iran foreign minister confirms release of Iranian-American and U.S. Navy veteran

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif confirmed the release of an Iranian-American imprisoned in the United States and a U.S. Navy veteran imprisoned in Iran in a tweet on Thursday.
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American held in Iran since 2018 freed, on his way home, Trump says

A U.S. Navy veteran detained in Iran since 2018 was freed on Thursday and was on his way back home, his family and President Donald Trump said, in a rare instance of cooperation between the..
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Iran releases American Navy veteran Michael White, Trump announces

White had been granted a medical furlough and transferred to Swiss custody in Tehran after he contracted COVID-19 in an Iranian prison in March.
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Shooting at U.S. Navy base in Texas 'terrorism related': FBI

A shooting at a U.S. Navy base in Corpus Christi, Texas, that wounded a sailor on Thursday was "terrorism related," an FBI spokeswoman said, adding that the gunman was dead at the scene but..
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Active shooter at Texas naval air station 'neutralized': U.S. Navy

The U.S. Navy said on Thursday an active shooter at its Corpus Christi naval air station in Texas had been "neutralized," with one security force member injured in the events that unfolded in the early..
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Iran's navy will continue activities in Gulf, official says after U.S. warning

Iran's navy will continue its "regular missions" in the Gulf, an Iranian military official was quoted as saying by the ISNA news agency on Wednesday, a day after the U.S. Navy issued a warning to..
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Exclusive: In veiled warning to Iran, U.S. tells Gulf mariners to stay clear of its warships

In an alert that appeared aimed squarely at Iran, the U.S. Navy issued a warning on Tuesday to mariners in the Gulf to stay 100 meters (yards) away from U.S. warships or risk being "interpreted as a..
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Exclusive: Eying Iran, U.S. issues warning to stay 100 meters away from its warships

The U.S. Navy on Tuesday issued a warning to mariners to stay 100 meters (yards) away from U.S. warships or risk being "interpreted as a threat and subject to lawful defensive measures."
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AP Top Stories May 15 P

Here are the top stories for Friday, May 15th: Trump pushes quick timeline for COVID-19 vaccine; Cuomo relaxing restrictions in some parts on NY; Texas A.G. seeks ruling against mail-in voting; U.S...
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U.S. sails warship near Taiwan a week ahead of presidential inauguration

The U.S. navy said on Thursday it had sailed a guided-missile destroyer through the sensitive Taiwan Strait, a week before Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen's inauguration for a second term in office amid..
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Republican ex-fighter pilot claims victory in California congressional race

Republicans on Wednesday claimed victory in a special election to the U.S. Congress as Mike Garcia, a former Navy fighter pilot endorsed by President Donald Trump, said he had taken back a California..
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Trump’s Pick to Lead Navy Assails Past Leaders and Promises Change

Kenneth J. Braithwaite, a retired admiral nominated to be the Navy secretary, cited poor leadership in the service’s handling of recent scandals and accidents.
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Fighter jets salute first responders

The U.S. Navy's Blue Angels and the U.S. Air Force's Thunderbirds came together to honor all essential workers by staging flyovers over major cities.
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U.S. Navy suffering from 'failure in leadership,' says nominee to lead it

The handling of a coronavirus outbreak aboard the Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier was just another example of a "failure in leadership" in the Navy in recent years, President Donald Trump's nominee..
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Switzerland seeks medical furlough extension of American detained by Iran: Pompeo

Switzerland, which represents the United States in Iran, has asked Tehran to extend the medical furlough from detention of U.S. Navy veteran Michael White, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on..
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An Accidental Navy Chief Steers His Service Through a Storm

Adm. Michael M. Gilday appears determined that his recommendations on the Roosevelt case will be made based on Navy principles and not on fears of what the White House might want.
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U.S. Navy to carry out deeper review of coronavirus-hit ship

The U.S. Navy on Wednesday said that it would carry out a broader review into the spread of the coronavirus aboard an aircraft carrier, a move likely to delay a decision on the future of the ship's..
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Navy orders deeper dive into Roosevelt incident, delays decision on future of Capt. Crozier

Acting Navy Secretary James McPherson said he ordered the more comprehensive investigation after receiving the findings of a preliminary inquiry.
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The Pentagon Released U.F.O. Videos. Don’t Hold Your Breath for a Breakthrough.

On Monday, the Department of Defense formally released three Navy videos that contain “unidentified aerial phenomena.” Enthusiasts were encouraged, though there was nothing new.
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'Unidentified aerial phenomena': Pentagon officially releases 3 leaked US Navy UFO videos

The Pentagon on Monday officially released three U.S. Navy videos showing 'unidentified aerial phenomena' in order to verify the videos are real.
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Pentagon releases unclassified footage of 'unidentified aerial phenomena'

The Department of Defense released Navy footage from 2004 and 2015 featuring 'unidentified aerial phenomena.'  
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Navy wants to reinstate fired captain of coronavirus-hit aircraft carrier

In an extraordinary reversal, the U.S. Navy has recommended reinstating the fired captain of the coronavirus-hit aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, whose crew hailed him as their hero for risking his..
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Navy chief recommends returning Crozier to Roosevelt command

The Chief of Naval Operations, commanding officer of the U.S. Navy, has recommended that Captain Brett Crozier return to the USS Theodore Roosevelt.
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Pentagon chief to 'thoroughly review' Navy inquiry into coronavirus-hit ship

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper will "thoroughly review" the Navy's preliminary inquiry into a coronavirus outbreak aboard the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt and then meet with Navy leadership..
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U.S. Navy recommends reinstating fired captain of coronavirus-hit ship, officials say

U.S. Navy leaders on Friday recommended that the reinstatement of the commander of the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, who was fired after he pleaded for help with a coronavirus outbreak onboard,..
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U.S. warship heads to port after coronavirus outbreak

At least 18 sailors aboard a U.S. Navy destroyer have tested positive for the new coronavirus, U.S. officials said on Friday, dealing another blow to the military as it faces fallout over its handling..
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U.S. warship hit by coronavirus outbreak, halts mission

A U.S. Navy destroyer has been hit with a coronavirus outbreak as it carried out a counter-narcotics mission, U.S. officials said on Friday, dealing another blow to the military as it grapples with the..
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Exclusive: U.S. Navy destroyer in Caribbean sees significant coronavirus outbreak

A U.S. Navy destroyer is believed to have a significant coronavirus outbreak on board as it carries out a counter-narcotics mission in the Caribbean, U.S. officials told Reuters on Friday, marking the..
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Pentagon confirms coronavirus outbreak on U.S. destroyer

The Pentagon on Friday confirmed an outbreak of coronavirus aboard a U.S. Navy destroyer, saying one of the sailors infected was medically evacuated from the vessel and it was halting operations and..
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Aid continues for virus-stricken US carrier crew

The US Navy says all of the sailors from the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier have been tested for the coronavirus. Crew members are receiving medical care and other support in Guam. The ship..
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Trump: if Iranian ships get too close 'we'll shoot them out of the water'

U.S. Navy ships will shoot Iranian gunboats that get too close "out of the water," President Donald Trump said on Wednesday, after 11 vessels from Iran's elite fighting force came dangerously close to..
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U.S. Sailors’ New Reality: Confinement on Land and at Sea

Facing the risk of a coronavirus outbreak, the U.S. Navy is taking steps to sequester all sailors before they deploy.
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Trump tells Navy to destroy Iranian gunboats if they 'harass' American ships

President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he had instructed the U.S. Navy to fire on any Iranian ships that harass it at sea, a week after 11 vessels from Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy..
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Iran says U.S. should focus on saving military from coronavirus

The United States should focus on saving its military from the coronavirus, an Iranian armed forces spokesman said on Wednesday after President Donald Trump said he had instructed the U.S. Navy to..
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U.S. to start antibody testing of sailors on coronavirus-hit aircraft carrier

The U.S. Navy said on Friday it will conduct antibody testing of sailors aboard the coronavirus-hit aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt to determine whether they were exposed to the virus as it spread..
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Iranian vessels come dangerously close to American military ships: U.S. military

Eleven vessels from Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) came dangerously close to U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships in the Gulf, the U.S. military said on Wednesday, calling the moves..
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Navy May Reinstate Fired Captain to Command of Roosevelt

Adm. Michael Gilday has indicated that he may reinstate Captain Crozier, who was removed from command after pleading for more help fighting a coronavirus outbreak on his ship.
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US Navy staff support Mercy with face masks

US Navy personnel at Naval Base Ventura County in Port Hueneme, California are using 3-D printing technology to make face masks. The masks are being assembled to support relief efforts of the Navy's..
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U.S. Navy says Iran Revolutionary Guards navy harassed its vessels in Gulf

Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) vessels approached U.S. Navy vessels on Wednesday in a "dangerous and harassing" manner, the U.S. Navy said in a statement.
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