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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.

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US sailors injured in explosion, fire on naval ship in San Diego [Video]

US sailors injured in explosion, fire on naval ship in San Diego

Several US sailors suffered injuries following an apparent explosion and fire on a naval ship in San Deigo, California on Sunday, US media reported citing the US Navy. Authorities were working to put..

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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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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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