Ready Then, Ready Now, Ready Always
Celebrating the 240 Year of Tradition of Operational Readiness
As the Navy approaches its 240th year of operating both at home and forward, focus is brought once again to people platforms, and partnerships. The Navy can respond faster, remain on station longer, and carry out mission without needing anyone else's permission.
Throughout history, we've deployed in peace to protect the sea lanes of communication and to advance and safeguard America's relationships and ideals. In conflict, we've defeated determined enemies at sea, in the air and ashore. Our forward-deployed naval presence delivers security, influence, and responsiveness unmatched by any other service or platform.
Time and again our naval forces have proven themselves to be the most immediate, the most capable and the most adaptable option when a crisis develops. More than ever, today's Navy is demographically representative of the nation we serve, which is critically important both to the quality of our all-volunteer force and to fulfilling the principles of the republic we defend.