THE 250TH BIRTHDAY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA:
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SUBJ/THE 250TH BIRTHDAY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA//
RMKS/1. In 2026 the U.S. Navy will conduct an International Naval Review
(INR) to commemorate the 250th birthday of the United States of America.
This event will be a celebration of the American spirit and the unquenchable
thirst for liberty that earned our young nation its independence in 1776.
2. To celebrate 250 years as a maritime nation, the U.S. Navy will
develop and conduct an INR highlighting our partnerships with sea services
from around the world. We will align community outreach events in every
region and leverage our fleet weeks, Navy weeks, Blue Angels air shows, and
United States Navy Museums to tell our story during this nation-wide
commemoration of the 250th birthday of the United States of America.
3. In that spirit, I direct the following actions:
a. OPNAV N3N5 is supported commander for the planning and coordination of the
2026 INR and supporting events which mark the 250th birthday of the United
States of America.
b. Principle supporting commands are OPNAV Staff, USFFC, PACFLT, CNIC,
CNATRA, CHINFO, CNRC, NHHC, and additional commands as directed.
c. OPNAV N3N5 will develop an INR program, working closely with USFFC and
PACFLT to ensure executability of planned events.
d. NHHC will develop themes and messages for the Navy's involvement in the
commemoration or the 250th birthday of the United States of America. All
fleet weeks, Navy weeks, Blue Angels air shows, and Navy Museums special
exhibits should promote the themes and messages across the nation.
e. OPNAV N3N5 will prioritize plans for the nations 7th INR to take place on
4 July 2026 in New York City Harbor.
f. NHHC will utilize its network of more than 1,500 educational and historic
institutions to promote the 250th birthday of the United States of America.
g. USFFC, as the officer conducting exercise, will execute the fleet portion
of the INR and supporting events.
4. As the past informs the present and guides our nation to the future, the
2026 International Naval Review will commemorate our rich national history
and maritime heritage. It will showcase the strength of our Navy and our
partners to the world, and it will inspire the next generation of Americans
who will serve in the U.S. Navy of tomorrow.
5. Point of Contact is CDR Bobby Hsu, at (703) 692-9043 or via email at
6. Released by Mr. Andrew Haeuptle, Director, Navy Staff.//