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NEWS | Oct. 17, 2016

Navy celebrates 241st birthday

By Airman 1st Class Thomas T. Charlton Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

Seaman Charles Diehl (left), Navy Nuclear Power Training Command machinist mate, Master Chief Petty Officer Asa Worcester (center), Joint Base Charleston command master chief and Sam Kirton, a retired Navy Master Chief Petty Officer, cut the cake during the Navy Ball celebrating the Navy’s 241st birthday. The event took place at the Embassy Suites Hotel, Charleston, South Carolina on Oct. 15. Navy tradition is to have the cake cut by the youngest and oldest Navy members present.