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Frequently Asked Questions

How can my command raise awareness of our Navy birthday, history and heritage?

Tours of Navy Installations

Fitness Events

Navy Band Performances

Navy Color Guard


Navy Birthday Balls

Navy Heritage Celebrations



Social Media Engagement

What are the core elements of a Navy birthday commemoration ceremony?

(This list is not all inclusive, but highly encouraged)

Bell Ringing

Cake Cutting

Reading of the SECNAV Birthday Message

Reading of the CNO Birthday Message

Singing of Anchors Aweigh

Where can I find scripts for Navy birthday commemoration ceremonies?

Navy birthday scripts can be found here.

Where can I find guidance concerning public tours, guest embarks and visitation?

SECNAVINST 5720.44C (Paragraph 0507)

What hashtag should I use when posting about the Navy Birthday on social media?

All posts will incorporate the hashtag #USNavy248, but may also utilize the standard Navy hashtag, #USNavy.

Published: Fri Aug 25 17:20:14 EDT 2023