SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 7: Blue Angels jets fly over the sky during the Fleet Week in San Francisco, California, United States on October 7, 2022. (Photo by Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) WASHINGTON - U.S.
Navy will be one year older Thursday when the maritime service branch will turn 247 years old!Navy brass said this year’s theme will be "On Watch - 24/7 for 247 Years." The theme will highlight the Navy’s "enduring ability to remain fully ready to respond to and effectively deter emergent threats."Several events are taking place around the country to commemorate the celebration. The USS Jacob Jones was torpedoed and sunk by a German submarine on December 6, 1917.The Navy League of the United States will host its 247th U.S. Navy Birthday Ball on October 15 outside Washington, D.C.
In Annapolis, Maryland, home of the U.S. Naval Academy, a concert will be held on Thursday. RELATED: Military couple relocating loses everything in overnight theft: ‘We are devastated’The public is also encouraged to visit their local naval museums, watch a naval movie, or visit the closest naval base to also celebrate the milestone. According to the Naval History and Heritage Command, the Continental Congress established what is now the U.S.
Navy on October 13, 1775.The event was marked with "a swift sailing vessel, to carry ten carriage guns, and a proportionable number of swivels, with eighty men, be fitted, with all possible despatch, for a cruise of three months…."A miniature Australian shepherd got excited when one of his owners returned from military deployment to the family’s home.After the American Revolutionary War— or the American War of Independence— the U.S. Constitution gave power to the new Congress "to