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Vice Adm. Scott Swift, Director, Navy Staff, left, and Commandant Naval District Washington Rear Admiral Mark A. Rich, right, participate in a wreath laying ceremony to celebrate the Navy's 239th birthday at the United States Navy Memorial, Washington, D.C., Thursday, October 9, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Vice Adm. Scott Swift, Director, Navy Staff, left, and Commandant Naval District Washington Rear Admiral Mark A. Rich, right, participate in a wreath laying ceremony to celebrate the Navy's 239th birthday at the United States Navy Memorial, Washington, D.C., Thursday, October 9, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Commander of Naval Air Forces Vice Adm. Scott Swift and Commandant Naval District Washington Rear Admiral Mark A. Rich participate in a wreath laying ceremony to celebrate the Navy's 239th birthday at the United States Navy Memorial, Washington, D.C., Thursday, October 9, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Commander of Naval Air Forces Vice Adm. Scott Swift and Commandant Naval District Washington Rear Admiral Mark A. Rich participate in a wreath laying ceremony to celebrate the Navy's 239th birthday at the United States Navy Memorial, Washington, D.C., Thursday, October 9, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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United States Navy Ceremonial Guard line up in formation during a wreath laying ceremony to celebrate the Navy's 239th birthday at the United States Navy Memorial, Washington, D.C., Thursday, October 9, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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United States Navy Ceremonial Guard line up in formation in front of The Lone Sailor, a 1987 bronze sculpture, in tribute to all the personnel of the sea services during a wreath laying ceremony to celebrate the Navy's 239th birthday at the United States Navy Memorial, Washington, D.C., Thursday, October 9, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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United States Navy Ceremonial Guard line up in formation to participate in a wreath laying ceremony to celebrate the Navy's 239th birthday at the United States Navy Memorial, Washington, D.C., Thursday, October 9, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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United States Navy Ceremonial Guard line up in formation to participate in a wreath laying ceremony to celebrate the Navy's 239th birthday at the United States Navy Memorial, Washington, D.C., Thursday, October 9, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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United States Navy Ceremonial Guard line up in formation to participate in a wreath laying ceremony to celebrate the Navy's 239th birthday at the United States Navy Memorial, Washington, D.C., Thursday, October 9, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Visitors watch as Commander of Naval Air Forces Vice Adm. Scott Swift and Commandant Naval District Washington Rear Admiral Mark A. Rich participate in a wreath laying ceremony to celebrate the Navy's 239th birthday at the United States Navy Memorial, Washington, D.C., Thursday, October 9, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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United States Navy Ceremonial Guard line up in formation during a wreath laying ceremony to celebrate the Navy's 239th birthday at the United States Navy Memorial, Washington, D.C., Thursday, October 9, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Vice Adm. Scott Swift, Director, Navy Staff, left, and Commandant Naval District Washington Rear Admiral Mark A. Rich, right, participate in a wreath laying ceremony to celebrate the Navy's 239th birthday at the United States Navy Memorial, Washington, D.C., Thursday, October 9, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Vice Adm. Scott Swift, Director, Navy Staff, left, and Commandant Naval District Washington Rear Admiral Mark A. Rich, right, participate in a wreath laying ceremony to celebrate the Navy's 239th birthday at the United States Navy Memorial, Washington, D.C., Thursday, October 9, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, foreground, flanked by Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger, left, and Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin, announces the naming of a fast-attack submarine after the state of Vermont during a ceremony Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Burlington, Vt. The USS Vermont is the first U.S. Navy vessel to be named after the Green Mountain State in more than 100 years. (AP Photo/Burlington Free Press, Ryan Mercer) NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT; TV OUT; INTERNET OUT

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The Navy's unmanned X-47B lands aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) Aug. 17. (U.S. Navy)

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Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, left, congratulates Adm. Michelle Howard after putting on her fourth star during her promotion ceremony at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial. Howard is the first woman to be promoted to the rank of admiral in the history of the Navy and will assume the duties and responsibilities as the 38th Vice Chief of Naval Operations from Adm. Mark Ferguson. Howard's husband, Wayne Cowles, is at right. (AP Photo/ Chief Mass Communication Specialist Peter D. Lawlor)

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Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, left, congratulates Adm. Michelle Howard after putting on her fourth star during her promotion ceremony at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial. Howard is the first woman to be promoted to the rank of admiral in the history of the Navy and will assume the duties and responsibilities as the 38th Vice Chief of Naval Operations from Adm. Mark Ferguson. Howard's husband, Wayne Cowles, is at right. (AP Photo/ Chief Mass Communication Specialist Peter D. Lawlor)

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Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus,left, congratulates Adm. Michelle Howard after putting on her fourth star during her promotion ceremony at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial in Washington Tuesday July 1, 2014. Howard is the first woman to be promoted to the rank of admiral in the history of the Navy and will assume the duties and responsibilities as the 38th Vice Chief of Naval Operations from Adm. Mark Ferguson. Howard's husband Wayne Cowles is at right. (AP Photo/ Chief Mass Communication Specialist Peter D. Lawlor)

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**FILE** Former Michigan State basketball player and NBA great Magic Johnson poses with members of the Navy as he arrives for the Carrier Classic NCAA college basketball game aboard the USS Carl Vinson, Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, in Coronado, Calif. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

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**FILE** Former Michigan State basketball player and NBA great Magic Johnson poses with members of the Navy as he arrives for the Carrier Classic NCAA college basketball game aboard the USS Carl Vinson, Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, in Coronado, Calif. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)