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UPDATED: Navy Relieves USS Paul Ignatius CO Due to 'Loss of Confidence'

UPDATED: Navy Relieves USS Paul Ignatius CO Due to ‘Loss of Confidence’

Cmdr. Jeffery Servello in the foreground in a photo with the crew of USS Paul Ignatius (DDG-117) posted to the ship’s Facebook page on Nov. 24, 2021. US Navy Photo

This post has been updated with a statement from the Navy.

The commander of a Mayport, Fla.-based guided-missile destroyer was relieved from command “due to a loss of confidence,” two Navy officials told USNI News on Thursday. Read More

Navy Separates 20 Sailors Over Refusal to Take COVID-19 Vaccine

Navy Separates 20 Sailors Over Refusal to Take COVID-19 Vaccine

Cmdr. Ronald Cappellini, Naval Air Station Sigonella executive officer, receives his COVID-19 vaccine booster from Lt. j.g. Aracely Duerkop, during a mass-immunization exercise on Naval Air Station Sigonella, Dec. 7, 2021. U.S. Navy Photo

The Navy has separated 20 sailors, all of whom were in their first 180 days of active duty, for continued refusal of the COVID-19 vaccine. Read More

Hearing Begins for Battalion Commander's Role in Fatal 2020 AAV Sinking

Hearing Begins for Battalion Commander’s Role in Fatal 2020 AAV Sinking

Marines with Bravo Company, Battalion Landing Team 1/4, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, operate an AAV-P7/A1 assault amphibious vehicle while embarking the amphibious landing dock USS Somerset (LPD-25) during training to increase Navy-Marine Corps interoperability in the eastern Pacific.

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – A board of officers convened this week to determine whether the officer who led the infantry battalion involved in the fatal 2020 sinking of an Amphibious Assault Vehicle should be discharged from the Marine Corps or allowed to continue to serve. Read More

Federal Judge Grants Preliminary Injunction Against DOD Over Vaccine Mandate

Federal Judge Grants Preliminary Injunction Against DOD Over Vaccine Mandate

Cmdr. Wilbur Hines , Naval Beach Unit 7 executive officer, from New York City, assigned to Naval Beach Unit 7, receives a Moderna COVID-19 vaccine from Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Keating Beach, from Frederick, Md., on Feb. 4, 2021. US Navy Photo

A federal judge granted an injunction that prevents the Navy from taking adverse actions against members of the special warfare community who have refused to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Read More