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On October 31, 1972, Navy SEAL Michael Thornton was on a mission near the Cua Viet River Base in South Vietnam. In the course of a five-hour firefight, Thornton, himself injured, carried two wounded comrades to safety. On October 15, 1973, Thornton received the Medal of Honor. One of his injured comrades, Lieutenant Thomas Norris, received the award three years later.

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    Navy Physical Readiness Test (PRT) Overview|
    The Navy Physical Readiness Test consists of push-ups, curl-ups (sit-ups), and either running or swimming.
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    Navy Body Composition Assessment|
    The Navy Physical Fitness Assessment includes Body Composition Assessment (BCA) and Physical Readiness Test (PRT) is conducted ...
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    Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) and Navy Diver are two separate professions within the Navy Special Operations community
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    The Navy's Physical readiness tests, which include associated height/weight/body fat measurements, are conducted twice each yea...
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    Often people like to use the circuit workout as a form to quickly get through a workout routine yet still workout effectively.

The U.S. Navy was founded on October 13, 1775, with the Department of the Navy established in 1798. The Navy's mission is to “maintain, train and equip combat-ready naval forces capable of winning wars, deterring aggression and maintaining freedom of the seas," and it does so with warfare specialities that include aviation, surface warfare, nuclear submarines, special forces, and support services. 

There are approximately 326,000 sailors serving actively in the U.S. Navy today with an additional 110,000 reserve personnel.

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