Category Archives: Military Personnel

Pre-Boot Camp Quarantine for Navy, Marines May Continue Into Next Year

Pre-Boot Camp Quarantine for Navy, Marines May Continue Into Next Year

Poolees study Marine Corps knowledge at The Citadel, a public military college temporarily utilized to stage poolees for a 14-day observation period in Charleston, S.C. on May 6, 2020. US Marine Corps Photo

The Navy and Marine Corps basic training commands are unsure if they’ll have enough money to finish out the fiscal year, due to costs incurred from COVID-19 prevention measures they’ve implemented – but they’re going to keep doing what they’re doing because it’s allowed training to progress without the coronavirus having much of an effect, officials say. Read More

Theodore Roosevelt Air Wing Flies Off Ahead of Carrier's Return to San Diego

Theodore Roosevelt Air Wing Flies Off Ahead of Carrier’s Return to San Diego

An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Black Knights of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 154 flies over the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) on June 17, 2020. US Navy Photo

The air squadrons assigned to USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) are back home after the end of a deployment that was interrupted by a COVID-19 outbreak, Navy officials confirmed to USNI News on Tuesday. Read More

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: July 6, 2020

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: July 6, 2020

USNI News Graphic

These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of July 6, 2020, 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. Read More

Navy Creates 'Task Force One Navy' to Address Implicit Bias, Systemic Racism in the Ranks

Navy Creates ‘Task Force One Navy’ to Address Implicit Bias, Systemic Racism in the Ranks

Recruits from Division 304 prepare to march Sept. 14, 2017 at Recruit Training Command. US Navy Photo

The U.S. Navy’s enlisted corps is 20 percent black – higher than the representation in the U.S. population of 13 percent. But black personnel make up just 8 to 9 percent of the service’s officer corps, and that is one of the many reasons the service established Task Force One Navy, its latest effort to address racism, sexism and other biases, according to Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Adm. John Nowell. Read More