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The navy is one of three primary components of the U.S. military. Incorporating the Marine Corps, it serves along with the army and the air force as part of the nation's defense. The navy's mission is to protect the United States as directed by the president or the secretary of defense by the effective prosecution of war at sea. With its Marine Corps component, the navy's objectives are to seize or defend advanced naval bases; support, as required, the forces of all military departments of the United States; and maintain freedom of the seas. The Department of the Navy includes the U.S. Coast Guard when it is operating as a service in the navy.

The U.S. Navy was founded on October 13, 1775, when Congress enacted the first legislation creating the Continental Navy of the American Revolution. The Department of the Navy and the Office of Secretary of the Navy were established by the act of April 30, 1798 (10 U.S.C.A. §§ 5011, 5031). For nine years before that date, by act of August 7, 1789 (1 Stat. 49), the conduct of naval affairs was under the secretary of war. The National Security Act Amendments of 1949 provided that the Department of the Navy be a military department within the DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (63 Stat. 578).

United States Naval Academy

The United States Naval Academy is the undergraduate college of the naval service. Located in Annapolis, Maryland, the academy offers a comprehensive four-year program that stresses excellence in academics, physical education, professional training, conduct, and honor. It prepares young men and women to be professional officers in the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. All graduates receive a bachelor of science degree in one of 18 majors.

FURTHER READINGS

Navy Website. Available online at <www.navy.mil> (accessed July 30, 2003).

U.S. Government Manual Website. Available online at <www.gpoaccess.gov/gmanual> (accessed November 10, 2003).

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about 6 years ago

Sir, I am apalled to learn you are naming a U.S. cargo ship after Caesar Chavez!! You are naming a ship after a controversial. rabble rousing late Union organizer who never wore the uniform rather than after one of our servicemembers who gave their life for their country!

What a slap in the face to all veterans, their families and present military members. Its obvious your selection is just another cheap political stunt!

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over 6 years ago

Sir,

I hope that you will not name a Naval vessel after John Murtha. He is not worthy for such an honor. Isn't it he who opposed the war in Iraq. As a retired Marine (one a marine, always a marine) he seemed to forget that Marines follow the Commander in Chief. He undermined that war effort and, in my opinion, aided and abetted the enemy in a time of war. That is treason, and we are considering naming a Naval vessel after him. As a former US Navy sailor I want to express my deep disapproval.

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over 6 years ago

saludos:



mi nombre es jose hernandez estoy actualmente en vp 16 es laprimera vez que estoy en lamilicia y para mi ha sido una desilusion estar en lamilicia que representa un pais tan honorable para los ojos de los que nos ven como ejemplo siendo esta la razon pricipalpor la que ingrese en las fuerzas armadas aparte de querer sacar a mi familia a delante he visto como aqui se tapam los errores de los de mas rangos para que no se sepa la realidad de lo que vivimos y sufrimos en carne propia esto sobre todo cuando voluntariamente uno ingresa y ya bastante uno sacrifica por el pais que no es compensatorio tambien sacrificar los seres queridos y la familia de uno para defender un pais y un ideal que de repente no le importa lo que a uno le suceda, he tratado de obtener ayuda para mi esposa para clases de ingles etc pero no han sido proactivos siempre me dicen lo mismo y vengo de puerto rico donde yo no sabia nada de ingles y aprendi con esfuerzos no por la milicia ha sido una desilusion total, por otra parte mis suegros murieron y cuando mi esposa me necesitaba no me dejaron ir donde ella y tengos dos hijos a su cuidado hemos tenido que luchar y entiendo que si uno da la vida de uno para un pais el pais a cambio debe de ser agradecido y demostrar gratitud por aquellos que voluntariamente ponemos nuestro grano de arena para defenderlo solo le escribo por que para mi es importante que aunque yo no vuelvo a cometer el error de enlistarme nuevamente para defender a esta patria que tanto amo se sepa por que razon constantemente hay gente saliendose o buscando la forma de salirse hay mucho abusador de su poder que no permiten que nuestras quejas lleguen a donde tienen que llegar. por otro lado nos notificaron que el navy esta buscando recortar el personal un 10% yo voluntariamente quisiera salirme para ayudar a reducir esos costos y darle la oportunidad a aquellos que de verdad le interesa formar parte de la comunidad militar.



agradecere que me dejen saber como pudiera acojerme voluntariamente a ese programa ya que solo tengo 2 anos de estar en el navy y mi contrato es por 4 no me interesa tener ningun beneficio ya que yo tengo estudios ya antes de haber ingresado en las fuerzas armadas y no fue por beneficio de gi bill ni nada por el estilo son prestamos estudiantiles que tengo que pagar yo solito.



gracias jose hernandez

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about 7 years ago

To name a navy ship, especially one of the amphibian vessels after congressman Murtha is an insult and shows utter disrespect to everyone who has earned the Eagle, Globe and Anchor! Congressman Murtha's slanderous remarks regarding the Marines and the subsequent legal findings has proven that Murtha is not worthy of any praise. This coupled with his scandalous record of corruption and graft makes him unworthy of any sort of honor.

Let's be respectful to the men and women who currently serve and to all that have faithfully served the United States Marine Corps and stop this action immediately.

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about 7 years ago

Sir



I have read where LPD 26 will be named after former congressman Murtha. If this is true this act is a travesty. His is not worthy of having his name on a U. S. Military vessel. He was corrupt and lied about U. S. Marines actions in Iraq. This potential naming of a LPD after Mr. Murtha must be reversed.



Wayne R. Stacey

U. S. Citizen and retired Marine