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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

House Appropriations Bill Includes Funding for Second Virginia-Class Submarine

House Appropriations Bill Includes Funding for Second Virginia-Class Submarine

Sailors aboard to Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Delaware (SSN-791) on Nov. 5, 2019. US Navy Photo

The House Appropriations defense subcommittee today released its draft Fiscal Year 2021 defense funding bill that would buy nine Navy ships, including the second Virginia-class attack submarine that the House Armed Services Committee is fighting to include in next year’s ship-buying plans. Read More

State Department Approves E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Sale to France

State Department Approves E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Sale to France

Sailors perform pre-flight checks on an E-2D Hawkeye from Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 125 on the flight deck aboard the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) during flight operations on Aug. 16, 2019. US Navy Photo

The State Department approved a possible sale of three E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft to France, in a deal that would bring the U.S. and French carrier air wings even closer together. Read More

Navy Identifies Chief Who Died Aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt

Navy Identifies Chief Who Died Aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt

Chief Aviation Electronics Technician Justin Calderone, assigned to the “Blue Diamonds” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 146, observes flight operations on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) while participating in Exercise Northern Edge 2019. US Navy photo.

The Navy identified Aviation Electronics Technician Chief Petty Officer Justin Calderone as the sailor aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) who died yesterday from a medical emergency. Read More