Heather Mongilio

About Heather Mongilio

Heather Mongilio is a reporter with USNI News. She has a master’s degree in science journalism and has covered local courts, crime, health, military affairs and the Naval Academy.


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Navy Says 2,600 Active Duty Sailors Aren't Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Navy Says 2,600 Active Duty Sailors Aren’t Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Mark Forrey, from Boise, Idaho, administers a Covid-19 vaccine to Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Equipment) Airman Micah Dayoub, from Lancaster, California, aboard aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) on Sep. 9, 2022. US Navy Photo

About 2,600 active-duty sailors remain unvaccinated against COVID-19 a year after the deadline for mandatory vaccination. Read More

Defense Secretary Austin to Meet with Red Hill Team in Hawaii

Defense Secretary Austin to Meet with Red Hill Team in Hawaii

A firefighter, attached to Federal Fire Department Hawaii, conducts environmental testing during a spill response exercise at the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility on Sept. 22, 2022. US Navy Photo

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin will travel to Hawaii to meet with Indo-Pacific partners and get an update on the effort to defuel the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility, a Pentagon spokesman announced Tuesday. Read More

Navy to Add 225 Prevention Workers in Pentagon-Wide Effort to Stem Sexual Assault

Navy to Add 225 Prevention Workers in Pentagon-Wide Effort to Stem Sexual Assault

Sailors and Marines, assigned to the Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD-44), man the rails as the ship prepares to deploy, March 28, 2022. US Navy Photo

Over the next year, the Navy will hire 82 workers to help provide the service with more resources for addressing military sexual assaults, the undersecretary of the Navy told the House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday. Read More