Navy Reserve Birthday
Reported By R.Flannigan
On the 3rd of the 3rd Month, we celebrate the birthday of the US Navy Reserve.
The Navy Reserve got its start back in 1915 when it was known as the Federal Naval Reserve. It was later renamed a year later. By the end of the First World War, the Naval Reserve had over 250000 members. It currently has around 50 thousand and make up around 20% of the US Navy's total assets.
It has currently been over a 107 years of service, with its 100th anniversary being celebrated all the way back in 2015. Some of those who have served with the Navy Reserve are over fifteen Medal of Honor Recipients and a total of Five US Presidents. The Navy reserve provides a needed reserve of able bodied men and women who stand at the ready should their service be required.
The Navy reserve has provided service since the first world war, through the second and all the way through the cold war. The Navy Reserve has been there for most of the modern age and even though it is not as old as some other elements, it still earns its stripes with its own important history.
So a big Congratulations to the Navy Reserve and all of its Serving Members!