Category Archives: Military Personnel

Navy Confirms 18 COVID-19 Cases on Deployed USS Kidd, Destroyer Heading to Port

Navy Confirms 18 COVID-19 Cases on Deployed USS Kidd, Destroyer Heading to Port

USS Kidd (DDG-100) transits alongside the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) while participating in Exercise Northern Edge 2019 on May 16, 2019. US Navy Photo

This post has been updated with a Friday statement from the Navy and corrects the approximate location of USS Kidd.

The second deployed U.S. warship is suffering an outbreak of COVID-19, the Navy confirmed on Friday. Read More

U.S. Could Do More to Deter Iran Gray Zone Strategy, Experts Say

U.S. Could Do More to Deter Iran Gray Zone Strategy, Experts Say

STRAIT OF HORMUZ (Aug. 12, 2019) Amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4), Fleet replenishment oiler ship USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO 199) and amphibious transport dock ship USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26) transits the Strait of Hormuz. Navy photo

When American administrations develop a deterrence strategy for Iran in the Middle East, a model to follow could be how Israel runs a covert military campaign against Iran in Syria while pursuing public diplomacy with Russia, a new report states.

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26 Navy Battle Force Ships Have Had COVID-19 Cases

26 Navy Battle Force Ships Have Had COVID-19 Cases

BREMERTON, Wash. (April 3, 2020) A Nimitz Sailor exercises in the hangar bay aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz is currently in port preparing for future operations. U.S. Navy photo

Twenty-six of the Navy’s battle force ships have reported at least one positive COVID-19 case as of Thursday, as the Navy enhances efforts to stop transmission of the sickness, Navy sources told USNI News. Read More

Trump: Hospital Ship USNS Comfort Could Leave New York City Soon

Trump: Hospital Ship USNS Comfort Could Leave New York City Soon

USNS Comfort (T-AH-20) provides medical relief to New York City on April 16, 2020. US Navy Photo

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH-20) might end its COVID-19 support in New York City soon and return to its homeport in Virginia if it isn’t reassigned to another port to support the coronavirus mission. Read More

Navy Secures Enough COVID-19 Tests for Nimitz Strike Group Ahead of Deployment; Makin Island Completes Drills During Pandemic

Navy Secures Enough COVID-19 Tests for Nimitz Strike Group Ahead of Deployment; Makin Island Completes Drills During Pandemic

Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Equipment) 2nd Class Christian Smania cleans a cover plate for a wire supporter on the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN-68) on April 14, 2020. US Navy Photo

The Navy has secured enough COVID-19 testing kits to evaluate the almost 8,000 sailors set to deploy on the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group later this year, USNI News has learned. Read More

USS America Now Steaming Near South China Sea Standoff

USS America Now Steaming Near South China Sea Standoff

A CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter assigned to 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 265 takes off from the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA-6) on April 18, 2020. US Navy Photo

KUALA LUMPUR — USS America (LHA-6) is steaming towards waters in the South China Sea where a Chinese government survey ship and its China Coast Guard escorts are in an international maritime dispute with Malaysia. Read More

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: April 20, 2020

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: April 20, 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 April 20, 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