Posted by: arbeam | February 24, 2015

Navy Reserve Celebrates Its Centennial March 14th Celebration of U.S. Navy Reserve’s 100th Anniversary Everett, Wash.

NRNRCCNavy Reserve Region Northwest and Operational Support Center, Everett will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Navy Reserve on March 14th at Naval Station Everett honoring Navy Reserve Sailors, veterans and employers. Rear Admiral Eric Young and Rear Admiral Robert Passmore (Ret) will both be key speakers at the ceremony and cake cutting.

This event will highlight the history of the Navy Reserve and the remarkable contributions Sailors have made to the nation’s security. With nearly one quarter of the Navy Reserve Force providing support to the active duty Navy on any given day, today’s Navy Reserve is the most combat and operationally experienced Force in decades. “We have a proud Navy history here in Everett supporting local commands and the Fleet. Our 330 Reserve Sailors balance the demands of family life, civilian careers, community service and the United States Navy,” said Commander Derek Dwyer, Commanding Officer Navy Operational Support Center Everett.

“But the Navy Reserve’s history is American history, and all our citizens can draw strength and inspiration from its sacrifice and stories.” The 123 Navy Operational Support Centers located across the country will also mark the Navy Reserve Centennial with celebrations in their respective communities throughout the year. “Our Centennial commemoration is a truly once in a lifetime opportunity to highlight the Reserve Sailors for their service, and that of their families, to America.” said, Vice Admiral Robin Braun, Chief of Navy Reserve and Commander of Navy Reserve Force.

Navy Reserve Sailors have deployed in every American conflict since the First World War. By World War I’s end, more than 250,000 Reserve Sailors, including 12,000 women, were on active duty. In the Second World War the Navy Reserve contributed 84 percent of the Navy’s manpower, including five future U.S. Presidents: John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, George H.W. Bush. In Korea, Navy Reserve aviators flew nearly 75 percent of the Navy’s combat sorties. Since September 11, 2001, there have been more than 70,000 Reserve Sailor mobilizations. The Navy Reserve celebrates 100 years of service on March 3, 2015.

For information on Centennial events, as well as the history and heritage of the Navy Reserve, please visit www.navyreservecentennial.com.

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