Category Archives: Military Personnel

Marines Couldn’t Meet Request to Surge to Europe Due to Strain on Amphibious Fleet

Marines Couldn’t Meet Request to Surge to Europe Due to Strain on Amphibious Fleet

A landing craft, air cushion, attached to Assault Craft Unit 4, disembarks the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD-3), during a Marine Expeditionary Unit off-load in support of a bilateral training event in Tromsø, Norway, April 12, 2022. US Navy Photo

As Russia prepared to invade Ukraine, the head of U.S. European Command asked for a Marine Expeditionary Unit and Amphibious Ready Group to deploy early to Europe as a hedge against the conflict expanding. Read More

Navy COVID-19 Vaccine Separations Drop as Injunction Takes Hold

Navy COVID-19 Vaccine Separations Drop as Injunction Takes Hold

Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Lauren Kestell, left, from Oklahoma City, Okla., assigned to USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), administers a COVID-19 booster to Chief Fire Controlman (AEGIS) Kellen Smothers, from Clio, Mich., aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) on Feb.16, 2022. US Navy Photo

Navy separations due to COVID-19 vaccine refusal dropped over the past week, the result of the injunction preventing the sea service from separating those who applied for religious waivers. Read More

USS George Washington Sailor Found Aboard Carrier Died from Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound, Say Local Officials

USS George Washington Sailor Found Aboard Carrier Died from Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound, Say Local Officials

The aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) begins the transit to Newport News, Va., on Aug. 4, 2017, to begin a refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) maintenance at Newport News Shipyard. US Navy photo.

A sailor assigned to USS George Washington (CVN-73) died last week from a self-inflicted gunshot wound on the carrier, USNI News has learned. Read More

EOD Sailor Killed in Marine Corps Training Exercise

EOD Sailor Killed in Marine Corps Training Exercise

On Sunday, April 17, Lt. j.g. Aaron Fowler, age 29, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit One, died while participating in a training evolution with the Marine Corps at Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe Bay. US Navy Photo

A sailor died Sunday while training with the Marine Corps at the Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe Bay, the Navy announced Wednesday.

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