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This Monday, Nov. 3, 2014 photo provided by the US Navy shows an F-35C Joint Strike Fighter conducts it’s first arrested landing aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz 40 miles off San Diego, Calif. The Navy has completed the first two landings of F-35C Joint Strike Fighters a milestone for the new plane. (AP Photo/U.S. Navy, William Cousins)

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Image: National Museum of the United States Navy

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United States Navy Ceremonial Guard march together 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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An American flag flies over 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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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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In this Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 photo, released by the U.S. Air Force, a formation of U.S. Navy F-18E Super Hornets supporting operations against the militant Islamic State group, leaves after receiving fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker over Iraq. (AP Photo/U.S. Air Force, Shawn Nickel)

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Image: U.S. Navy Special Warfare website

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National Edition News cover for October 1, 2014 - Navy study exposes mistrust of leaders: U.S. Navy officers stand to attention as they welcome U.S. Navy ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) as it berths at the Changi Naval Base on Thursday April 18, 2013 in Singapore. USS Freedom (LCS 1) is the first of her class, and is able to employ focused-mission packages outfitted with both manned and unmanned air, surface and sub-surface vehicles. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)