March 3 marks the 105th birthday of the Navy Reserve. This reserve branch had its formal start on March 3, 1915. At the start of World War One, there were 8,000 members serving in this Naval Reserve branch. By the end of the war that number had swelled to 250,000 members.
Today there are approximately 50,000 members serving in the Navy Reserve. This makes up around 20% of the assets of the US Navy.
If there is a Navy Reserve unit near you, check and see if there are any celebrations in place for the Reserve birthday!
Happy 105th Birthday US Navy Reserve!