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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.
The commanding officer of the USS Roosevelt says there are more than 100 positive cases of coronavirus among its crew.
New Yorkers cheered from the harbor shoreline Monday morning as the USNS Comfort arrived in Manhattan.
Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Berger said the service will require a new study into how many F-35 squadrons it can support.
The Navy will not receive any new recruits at its boot camp in Great Lakes after a recruit tested positive for coronavirus.
The Navy has yet to release how many medical personnel are headed to New York.
The Navy shut down the Childcare Development Center at the Sigsbee Park Annex after the boy's death.