Category Archives: Military Personnel

Marines Suffer COVID-19 Outbreak at San Diego Boot Camp

Marines Suffer COVID-19 Outbreak at San Diego Boot Camp

New recruits with India Company, 3rd Recruit training Battalion, are issued gear after arriving at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, Calif., April 27, 2020. US Marine Corps Photo

SAN DIEGO — Marine Corps officials found an outbreak of the COVID-19 virus among recruits who arrived a month ago at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, service officials confirmed to USNI News. Read More

USS Bunker Hill Conducts 2nd South China Sea Freedom of Navigation Operation This Week

USS Bunker Hill Conducts 2nd South China Sea Freedom of Navigation Operation This Week

USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) transits the Philippine Sea, on March 24, 2020. US Navy Photo

This post has been updated with additional details of Bunker Hill’s freedom of navigation operation.

Guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG-52) conducted a freedom of navigation operation through the Spratly Island chain in the South China Sea, U.S. 7th Fleet announced on Wednesday. Read More

Sailors Begin Returning to USS Theodore Roosevelt After Quarantine Period on Guam

Sailors Begin Returning to USS Theodore Roosevelt After Quarantine Period on Guam

Aviation Ordnanceman 1st Class Nicholas Beemer, from Huntington, Ind., enters a restricted area of the hangar bay aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) to sanitize and secure the space on April 26, 2020. US Navy Photo

The crew of USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) is beginning to return aboard the aircraft carrier after almost a month of isolation on Guam designed to combat a major COVID-19 outbreak, U.S. 7th Fleet announced on Wednesday. Read More

Carrier USS Nimitz Underway for Final Rounds of Training Ahead of Deployment

Carrier USS Nimitz Underway for Final Rounds of Training Ahead of Deployment

USS Nimitz (CVN 68) passes Mount Rainier while transiting Puget Sound on Feb. 22, 2020. U.S. Navy Photo

This post was updated with a statement from U.S. 3rd Fleet.

Aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN-68) departed Bremerton, Wash., on Monday for its final pre-deployment training event, in what is the Navy’s first real test of its plan to prevent COVID-19 from spreading among deploying crews.

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USS Kidd Reports 47 Cases of COVID-19 as Destroyer Heads to San Diego

USS Kidd Reports 47 Cases of COVID-19 as Destroyer Heads to San Diego

Operations Specialist 2nd Class Yves Permelona, left, and Operations Specialist 2nd Class June Canuel, practice plotting courses during combat systems training aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG-100) on April 16, 2020. US Navy Photo

The COVID-19 outbreak on Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG-100) has resulted in 47 sailors testing positive for the virus, with two sailors flown to shore to receive treatment, the Navy reported Monday morning. Read More

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: April 27, 2020

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: April 27, 2020

USNI News Graphic

This post has been updated to include the Monday departure of USS Nimitz (CVN-68). These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of April 27, 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

Hospital Ship Comfort Ends NYC COVID-19 Mission After Treating 182 Patients

Hospital Ship Comfort Ends NYC COVID-19 Mission After Treating 182 Patients

Sailors transport the last patient off the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH-20) for relocation to a local hospital for the appropriate level of follow-on care on April 26, 2020. US Navy Photo

After a nearly-month-long mission helping New York in the COVID-19 pandemic fight, hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH-20) will leave its temporary berth – likely for its Virginia homeport – and prepare for a possible assignment elsewhere. Read More