Amazing U.S. Navy Facts You Never Realized

Did you know that the US Navy is the largest, most capable navy in the world, with over 320,000 active personnel on duty?

The U.S. Navy is one of the seven uniformed services of the United States. 

There are loads of facts about this military branch, and we are going to look into some of them. There are some amazing U.S. Navy facts that will leave you in bewilderment and awe.

The Most Fascinating U.S. Navy Facts

1 The trident worn on the Navy Seal uniforms is also known as  Budweiser

Although it is officially named the Special Warfare Insignia.

2 Navy SEALs Speak Their Own Language

The Navy has its own terms and definitions, and there is a long list of words to study before you can become part of the team.

3 Girl Power

20% of those serving in the U.S. Navy are women, with over 66,000 active female members.

4 The Navy Inspired the Film Top gun

And did you know that Top gun is a real-life program created in the 1960s called the U.S. Navy Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor Program? Now you know.

5 The Real-Life NCIS

The NCIS (Naval Criminal Investigative Service) operates out of 140 different locations all across the globe.

6 It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s a…

A Flying boat was constructed specifically for those in the U.S. Navy in 1938.

7 The U.S. Navy by the Numbers

In a typical year, there are more than 328,000 men and women actively working in the U.S. Navy.

8 Manning a Submarine is Totally Voluntary

The Navy SEALs who operate those large deep-sea machines are all doing it because they volunteered, not because they were forced to operate them.

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9 Navy SEALs are Fast-Thinkers

Due to the rigorous mental and physical testing, Navy SEALs are less fitted to experience sudden attacks or brain fogginess.

10 Navy SEALs Experience Fear Differently

Part of their military training involves processing the sensation of fear differently from average people.

11 Motto

Its motto is “Not for self but for country.”

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