Category Archives: Military Personnel

Third Sailor Dies From COVID-19 Complications

Third Sailor Dies From COVID-19 Complications

Master-at-Arms Justin Wilson plays ‘Taps” during a burial at sea aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson’s (CVN-70). US Navy Photo

A Navy Reserve sailor in Ohio died earlier this month from complications related to COVID-19, the service announced on Thursday. Read More

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Jan. 21, 2021

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Jan. 21, 2021

These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of Jan. 21, 2021, based on Navy and public data. In cases where a CSG or ARG is conducting disaggregated operations, the chart reflects the location of the capital ship. This post was updated to include the status of USS Essex (LHD-1) Read More

VIDEO: SECNAV Kenneth Braithwaite's Final Message to Fleet

VIDEO: SECNAV Kenneth Braithwaite’s Final Message to Fleet

The following is the final message to the Navy and Marine Corps from the Secretary of the Navy Kenneth, published on Jan. 19, 2021, and filmed in Wake Island. Thomas Harker, assistant secretary of the Navy for financial management and comptroller, will become acting head of the Department of the Navy today. Read More

Navy Calls Freedom LCS Propulsion Problem Class-Wide Defect, Won’t Take New Ships Until Fixed

Navy Calls Freedom LCS Propulsion Problem Class-Wide Defect, Won’t Take New Ships Until Fixed

USS Detroit (LCS-7) transits the Caribbean Sea. Detroit is deployed to the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility to support Joint Interagency Task Force South’s mission. Sept. 12, 2020. US Navy Photo

This post has been updated to add additional context to the cost of repairs to the ships in the class.

The Navy has determined a flaw in the Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ship’s combining gear, a complicated gearing mechanism that links the engines of the ship, is an engineering defect that shipbuilder Lockheed Martin now has to fix, USNI News has learned. Read More

Navy COVID-19 Teams Assisting Navajo Nation as Army North Expands Support Mission

Navy COVID-19 Teams Assisting Navajo Nation as Army North Expands Support Mission

U.S. Public Health Service Lt. Cmdr. Jennifer Manning, right, deputy incident commander, Northern Navajo Medical Center, speaks with U.S. Navy medical providers during their hospital orientation at the Northern Navajo Medical Center, Shiprock, N.M., on Dec. 18, 2020. US Army Photo

As states across the U.S. braced for a winter resurgence in COVID-19 cases, some Navy medical personnel got mid-December deployment orders to an unusual destination: Navajo Nation. Read More