Navy Continues 2 Weeks Off-Base Isolation for All New Recruits

Navy Continues 2 Weeks Off-Base Isolation for All New Recruits

Recruits march in formation at Recruit Training Command. More than 35,000 recruits train annually at the Navy’s only boot camp. (U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Jennifer Newsome)

The Navy is extending indefinitely its practice of isolating all 750 recruits arriving weekly for boot camp at Naval Station Great Lakes for two weeks at off-base hotels and a closed water park.

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2 Truman Carrier Escorts Return Today After 267 Days Deployed, Carrier Air Wing 1 Heading to Shore

2 Truman Carrier Escorts Return Today After 267 Days Deployed, Carrier Air Wing 1 Heading to Shore

USS Forrest Sherman (DDG-98) transits the Atlantic Ocean beside the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG-60) on April 11, 2020. US Navy Photo

Ships and aircraft assigned to the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group will begin their return today after some sailors spent almost nine months at sea, the commander of U.S. 2nd Fleet told reporters on Friday morning. Read More

Navy Lacks ‘Clear Theory of Victory’ Needed to Build New Fleet, Experts Tell House Panel

Navy Lacks ‘Clear Theory of Victory’ Needed to Build New Fleet, Experts Tell House Panel

An MH-60S Sea Hawk assigned to the Eightballers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 flies next to the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) and the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA-6) while they transit the Pacific Ocean, Feb. 15, 2020. US Navy photo.

The Navy and the Department of Defense haven’t finished their homework needed to inform how the Navy builds its future fleet, a panel of naval experts told a House panel on Thursday. Read More

Marines Testing Regiment at Heart of Emerging Island-Hopping Future

Marines Testing Regiment at Heart of Emerging Island-Hopping Future

Marines with Alpha Company, 1st Radio Battalion, I Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group (MIG), hike during a field exercise (FEX) at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif. on May 28, 2020. US Marine Photo

The Marine Corps is starting to form and experiment with the littoral regiment at the heart of its modern-day island-hopping strategy, the head of Marine Corps combat development told USNI News. Read More

USS Russell Transits Taiwan Strait

USS Russell Transits Taiwan Strait

Ens. Ryan O’Neal, from Wichita, Kan., searches for surface contacts from the pilot house as the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG-59) transits the Taiwan Strait on June 4, 2020. US Navy Photo

Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG-59) transited the Taiwan Strait Thursday, days after China’s newest aircraft carrier departed for sea trials.

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Carrier USS Nimitz Pulls into San Diego Ahead of Deployment; Truman Could Return to Norfolk Soon

Carrier USS Nimitz Pulls into San Diego Ahead of Deployment; Truman Could Return to Norfolk Soon

An E-2C Hawkeye from the Sun Kings of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 116 prepares to land on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN-68) during a composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) on May 15, 2020. US Navy Photo

This post has been updated to correct a statement from U.S. 3rd Fleet on which date the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group completed COMPTUEX.

USS Nimitz (CVN-71) is pier-side in California after completing its final series of exercises ahead of a planned deployment to the Western Pacific, USNI News has learned. Read More