USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) arrives in San Diego on May 15, 2020. US Navy Photo
This post has been updated to correct the spelling of CNA analyst Joshua Tallis’ last name.
Public excitement and relief greeted the March arrival of the Navy’s hospital ships in Los Angeles and New York City for their COVID-19 relief mission. But the excitement faded as the ships treated fewer than expected COVID-19 patients and left for their homeports with muted fanfare. Read More
Recruits of Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, and Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, answer a question during the final written test Nov. 9, 2015, on Parris Island, S.C. The test randomizes 100 questions on subjects varying from core values to Marine Corps history and combat care. US Marine Corps photo.
The Marine Corps wants to take learning more seriously, both encouraging the individual warfighter to take on a “personal mission” to read and study more and pushing learning institutions to revamp how they train and teach to have a more lasting impact, the commanding general of Training and Education Command (TECOM) told reporters. Read More
Sailors practice fire hose handling techniques in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) on May 8, 2020. US Navy Photo
The Pentagon is conducting an evaluation in how the Navy has developed procedures to keep COVID-19 off ships in parallel, but independent of, the service’s own investigation into the outbreak on the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), officials confirmed to USNI News on Wednesday. Read More
The Navy will resume announcing flag officer promotions after more than a year of keeping the moves of senior leaders under wraps and claiming the move was in the interest of cybersecurity, USNI News has learned. Read More
USNS Comfort departs New York Harbor after treating patients in New York and New Jersey on April 30, 2020. US Navy Photo
With an escort of water-spraying boats, hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH-20) pulled from a cruise ship terminal pier midday Thursday and departed New York Harbor for a return to its Virginia homeport on Saturday. Read More
U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen from the Class of 2018 toss their covers in the air during the graduation and commissioning ceremony at Navy/Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.US Navy photo.
The U.S. Naval Academy announced Friday all public events associated with Commissioning Week 2020 were canceled because of the worldwide COVID-19 outbreak.
USNS Comfort (T-AH-20) arrived in New York to support the national, state and local response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) on March 30, 2020. US Navy Photo
Nearly a week after taking on its first patient, hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH-20) is prepared to treat up to 500 patients infected with the COVID-19 virus, officials said Tuesday. Read More
President Donald J. Trump delivers remarks at Naval Station Norfolk on March 28, 2020. US Navy Photo
USNS Comfort (T-AH-20) pushed off from Naval Station Norfolk, Va., minutes after remarks from President Donald Trump praising the whole of government effort to fight the COVID-19 effort. Read More
Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest forklift driver Steve King prepares to deliver pallets during a supply load aboard Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) at Naval Base San Diego on March 21, 2020. US Navy Photo
This post has been updated with additional comments from a Navy media call on the deployment
Hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) has departed San Diego, Calif., this afternoon as part of the Pentagon response to the domestic spread of the COVD-19 virus, U.S. 3rd Fleet announced. Read More
Lt. Cmdr. Danett Bishop, from Hawthorn Woods, Illinois, tests respiratory samples in the biological safety lab of amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA-6). US Navy Photo
A civilian contractor for the Department of Defense has died after contracting the COVID-19 virus, the Pentagon announced on Sunday. Read More