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Navy Reserve Birthday
March 3, 2019
An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 3 of March, repeating indefinitely
The United States Navy Reserve is not as old as the United States Navy itself and some readers are confused by the comparative ages of the full-time active duty Navy and the Navy Reserve. A little history lesson explains why the Navy Reserve, known until 2005 as the United States Naval Reserve, doesn’t have an official history stretching all the way back to the 1700s.