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Quartermaster Seaman shifts colors on the island of the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) as it completes its homeport change from Bremerton, Wash., to San Diego. .

A Powerful Presence Through the Years

Since its birth on October 13, 1775, the Navy has been involved with more than ten major wars and countless battles in the effort to bring security, democracy, peace and prosperity to the American people. It's stood as a constant deterrent against international aggression. Fought the good fight when necessary. Acted as a willing source of assistance to those in crisis or need around the globe. And moved humanity forward through everything from action to innovation.

NAVY TIMELINE

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