Nearly a dozen Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) vessels harassed a formation of U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships in international waters in the northern Persian Gulf, the Navy announced today. Read More
The Coast Guard’s new range of missions during the COVID-19 global shows how the service is in need of key modernization programs, Coast Guard commandant Adm. Karl Schultz said on Monday. Read More
Randi Cosentino, an educator specializing in delivering secondary education to working adults, was named the first president of the newly-formed United States Naval Community College.
The Department of Defense has reported 128 members of the military, civilian employees, dependents and contractors have tested positive for COVID-19 as of Friday morning.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The Coast Guard is struggling to get ship repair yards to bid on its work as the Navy is leaning on more of these same companies to help dig out of its own ship maintenance backlog – and with the Navy contracts being larger and more lucrative, the Coast Guard is realizing it must “change the way we do business,” its engineering official said. Read More
Pentagon leadership issued unprecedented travel restrictions to servicemembers, their dependents and military civilians and in an attempt to limit the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus across the services. Read More
The following is the March 12, 2020 Congressional Research Service report, Coast Guard Polar Security Cutter (Polar Icebreaker)Program: Background and Issues for Congress. Read More
Up to 1,000 infants and toddlers of active duty Coast Guard members could lose their places in the Department of Defense-run childcare facilities due to a new policy changing how the Pentagon prioritizes the allotment of care.
This post has been updated to include the first reported COVID-19 infection of a U.S. Marine.
A sailor in Naples, Italy and a Marine in Virginia have both tested positive for the COVID-19 strain of coronavirus. This marks the first time the virus has been discovered in the Navy and Marine Corps, according to a Saturday statement from U.S. European Command and the Marines. Read More
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The U.S. sea services have yet to feel a major effect from the coronavirus but are keeping a wary eye on its spread, the service chiefs said on Monday. Read More