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    Our Core Values

    Honor. Courage. Commitment.  From the early days of naval service, certain bedrock principles or core values have carried on to today. They consist of these three basic principles.

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    Our Core Attributes

    The four core attributes of initiative, accountability, integrity and toughness serve as guiding criteria for our decisions and actions. If we abide by these attributes, our values, of honor, courage and commitment will be clearly evident in our actions.

    Learn about our core attributes
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    Our Mission

    The Department of the Navy will recruit, train, equip, and organize to deliver combat ready Naval forces to win conflicts and wars while maintaining security and deterrence through sustained forward presence. 

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    Our Heritage

    The Naval History and Heritage Command records the heritage of the Navy across a wide range of subjects.

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