The Navy this week announced a series of promotions and new assignments for flag officers, including a new head of submarine forces in the Pacific. Read More
This post has been updated to include additional information from U.S. 5th Fleet.
The Navy is trying to stem the spread of COVID-19 on two ships deployed to the Middle East. Read More
The Navy has identified a sailor who died this week as a result of complications of the COVID-19 virus. Read More
This story has been updated to include a statement from a Pentagon spokesperson.
The Pentagon is performing a “budget relook” of the Trump administration’s Fiscal Year 2022 proposal, with Navy shipbuilding topping the list of items for reassessment, USNI News has learned. Read More
This story has been updated to correct that the most recent Navy COVID-19 update is from Feb. 17, not Feb. 18.
A Navy sailor in Virginia died this week from complications connected to COVID-19, the service announced on Tuesday. Read More
The French Navy’s (Marine Nationale) carrier strike group set sail on Sunday for a four-month operational deployment called Clemenceau 21. Read More
The following is the Feb. 22, 2021 Congressional Research Service report, U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF): Background and Issues for Congress. Read More
This post has been updated to include that the crew of USS Nimitz (CVN-68) had been in COVID-19 isolation since April 1, 2020.
The first official trip for Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin will include a visit with sailors and Marines with the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group later this week, Pentagon officials announced on Monday. Read More
French Minister for the Armed Forces Florence Parly last week announced the launch of the full-scale development phase of the SNLE 3G program, which calls for the construction of France’s third-generation nuclear-powered ballistic-missile submarines (SSBNs). Read More
Sailors from the Navy’s Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2 are currently in Minnesota for ice diving training, cutting through about two feet of ice to reach the water and donning their thickest drysuits while they rehearse operations in air temperatures of -22 degrees and 36-degree water temperatures. Read More