Navy Reserve Celebrates 106 Years of Warfighting Readiness

The Naval Reserve Force was founded to ready America for potential involvement in World War I. By the end of the war, the number Naval Reservists serving the nation grew to 245,789, representing 54 percent of the total U.S. Naval Force at the time. By the end of World War II, that number was three million, accounting for 84 percent of all Sailors serving at the time.

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Source: U.S. Navy

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