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United States Navy: Maritime service 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.

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Tom Cruise and Jerry Bruckheimer dubbed Honorary Naval Aviators by U.S.Navy [Video]

Tom Cruise and Jerry Bruckheimer dubbed Honorary Naval Aviators by U.S.Navy

Tom Cruise and producer Jerry Bruckheimer have been named Honorary Naval Aviators for their movie fighter flights in Top Gun.

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Watch: INS Talwar undertakes refueling with US Navy tanker in Arabian Sea [Video]

Watch: INS Talwar undertakes refueling with US Navy tanker in Arabian Sea

Indian warship INS Talwar undertook refueling with US Navy tanker USNS Yukon in Northern Arabian Sea. It was done under the Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA). The defence agreement..

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Watch: INS Talwar on mission-based deployment undertakes refueling with US Navy tanker [Video]

Watch: INS Talwar on mission-based deployment undertakes refueling with US Navy tanker

Indian Navy Ship Talwar on mission-based deployment in Northern Arabian Sea undertook refueling with US Navy Fleet Tanker USNS Yukon under Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA). LEMOA..

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Sri Lanka tanker: Navy says 'no real risk' of oil spill [Video]

Sri Lanka tanker: Navy says 'no real risk' of oil spill

Sri Lanka tanker: Navy says 'no real risk' of oil spill.

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