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Old 10-13-2016, 09:39 AM   #1
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Happy Birthday

United States Navy 241 years of service to our country.
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Old 10-13-2016, 11:51 AM   #2
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Yep, although the U.S. Navy claims two "birthdays," one prior to the Revolutionary War (now in October) and the other dating from the actual establishment of these United States, and Congressional authorization of a Navy. See: Happy 218th anniversary to the U.S. Navy Department

In any event, Go Navy, and thanks to all who served and those who still do.

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Old 10-13-2016, 12:49 PM   #3
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We were taught the USCG was the oldest, continuous seagoing service because the US Navy's disbanding after the rdvolution.

The Revenue Cutter Service was founded in 1790, and is one of the major roots of the USCG past. 4 years earlier than the US Navy's second esrablishment.

But everyone in the USCG really likes the Navy (to a point )...because we were taught the USCG is the hard nucleus that the Navy forms on in time of war....
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Old 10-13-2016, 02:03 PM   #4
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When I was serving in the Navy, I was informed that the Coast Guard had the more rigorous enlistment requirements. Unlike the USN, all USCG sailors had to be over six feet tall - so they could wade ashore if their ship sank.
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