Excerpt from CNO WASHINGTON DC MESSAGE, NAVADMIN 173/18, DATED 20 JUL 18:
“On 13 October 2018, the Navy will celebrate its 243rd birthday. The
central theme of this year’s 243rd BDAY and heritage week will be ‘Forged by
the Sea’.” ……. “On 9 October 2018, the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) will
mark the commencement of a week-long Navy Heritage Celebration in Washington,
DC culminating with a commemoration at the National Capital Region
(NCR) Navy Birthday Ball on 13 October 2018.” (https://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/reference/messages/Documents/NAVADMINS/NAV2018/NAV18173.txt)
A US Navy video titled “Forged by the Sea” was released today (13 Oct 2018) and can be viewed at HERE.
In addition, a 2018 birthday message from Chief of Naval Operations John Richardson and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Russell Smith can be viewed courtesy of the US Naval Institute’s (USNI) website HERE.
(Photo at top courtesy of US Navy, taken from USNI website https://news.usni.org/2017/12/05/navy-recruitings-new-tagline-forged-by-the-sea-launches-saturday.)