Happy birthday, U.S. Navy
Thursday, 12 October 2017
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By Maj. Gen. Kent Savre and Command Sgt. Maj. Jon Stanley
Special to GUIDON

On Oct. 13, we celebrate the 242nd birthday of the United States Navy — the world’s most powerful naval force. On this special day, we ask that you join us in thanking our Sailors for their service and sacrifice to our nation.

The United States Navy was established in 1775 during the American Revolutionary War and has transformed throughout history.

From early frigates like “Old Ironsides” to 20th century aircraft carriers like the “Big E,” naval vessels have provided unique capabilities and strategic advantages to our joint team in numerous campaigns and conflicts.  

Today, the United States Navy is the largest naval force in the world.

Across the Pacific, Indian and Atlantic oceans to nearly every major body of water around the globe, Sailors continue to deter aggression and defend America’s freedom.  

We thank the United States Navy for their service alongside our Army, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard service members at Fort Leonard Wood.

We are proud to serve with you. Happy birthday, United States Navy.

“Non sibi sed patriae” (Not for self but country.)

We are proud to serve with you. Victory starts here, victory through skill.

(Editor’s note: Savre is the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood commanding general. Stanley is the MSCoE and Fort Leonard Wood command sergeant major.)
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 25 October 2017 )