Category Archives: U.S. Navy

Patients Start Arriving On Navy Hospital Ships; Medical Officials Expect More Transfers For Care in NYC, LA

Patients Start Arriving On Navy Hospital Ships; Medical Officials Expect More Transfers For Care in NYC, LA

Coast Guard assets, along with New York Police Department and New York Fire Department assets, provide a security escort for the USNS Comfort arrival into New York Harbor, March 30, 2020. U.S. Coast Guard photo

Hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH-20) received three civilian patients on April 1, its first day supporting the COVID-19 response in New York City, and its top medical officer said additional patients will likely continue arriving.

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Carrier Roosevelt CO Relieved Over ‘Extremely Poor Judgment’ in Creating ‘Firestorm’ Over COVID-19 Outbreak

Carrier Roosevelt CO Relieved Over ‘Extremely Poor Judgment’ in Creating ‘Firestorm’ Over COVID-19 Outbreak

Capt. Brett Crozier, then-commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), addresses the crew during an all-hands call on the ship’s flight deck on Nov. 15, 2019. US Navy Photo

The carrier commander who warned that his crew didn’t have enough resources to fight an accelerating COVID-19 infection aboard his ship, has been relieved of command, Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly told reporters on Thursday afternoon. Read More

Panel Outlines Benefits and Perils of the Defense Production Act

Panel Outlines Benefits and Perils of the Defense Production Act

Members of TMD’s 6th WMD-Civil Support Team inspect N95 respirator masks at a TX DPS Warehouse in Austin on March 26, 2020. US Army National Guard Photo

While unprecedented in the scope of directed spending, the billion-dollar authority federal agencies now have under a Korean War-era law will speed the production of needed pharmaceuticals, medical equipment and supplies necessary to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, a Heritage Foundation expert on the Defense Production Act’s scope said on Thursday. Read More

Naval Community College Has First President

Naval Community College Has First President

Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class John Goodwin, a Framingham, Massachussets, native, takes notes during the Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) Non-Destructive Inspection (NDI) Mass Eddy Current Lab Feb. 7 aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida. US Navy Photo

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.

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Navy Offers 3D Printing, Technical Expertise to National COVID-19 Response

Navy Offers 3D Printing, Technical Expertise to National COVID-19 Response

Jose Ruiz, a mechanical engineer at Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division Keyport, works on parts for face shield prototypes on March 25, 2020. NUWC Keyport is currently exploring ways to use its additive manufacturing capabilities to help the Washington state medical community, including Naval Hospital Bremerton, with personal protective equipment during the coronavirus pandemic. US Navy photo.

The Navy has begun contributing to the broader fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, with several centers using additive manufacturing capabilities to print protective gear for frontline workers at community hospitals. Read More

Navy Plans to Put USS Theodore Roosevelt Sailors in Guam Hotel Rooms

Navy Plans to Put USS Theodore Roosevelt Sailors in Guam Hotel Rooms

Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Reis McCarthy, from Novato, Calif., takes a sailor’s temperature aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) on March 27, 2020. US Navy Photo

Navy leaders and Guam’s hospitality community are scrambling to match sailors from USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) who test negative for COVID-19 with vacant hotel rooms.

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Navy Accelerating Contracts to Get Ahead of Upcoming Work to Address COVID-Related Program Disruptions

Navy Accelerating Contracts to Get Ahead of Upcoming Work to Address COVID-Related Program Disruptions

A worker in the shipyard’s foundry uses a torch to slice through scrap steel at Newport News Shipbuilding. HII Photo

This post has been updated to clarify comments from James Geurts and add that, while the Navy expects an increased number of contract actions this summer to keep programs on track despite coronavirus-related delays, it’s unclear how much that effort will cost and how it will be paid for.

The Navy’s acquisition community is seeking to move work ahead of schedule and find as many efficiencies as possible, ahead of what could be a mountain of work to adjust contracts and try to keep programs on track once the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are more fully understood, the Navy’s top acquisition official said today.

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Aquilino: Navy Working to Fight Carrier Roosevelt COVID-19 Outbreak on Guam

Aquilino: Navy Working to Fight Carrier Roosevelt COVID-19 Outbreak on Guam

USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), left, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG-59), and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Hamilton (DDG-60) transit the Eastern Pacific Ocean on Nov. 27, 2019. US Navy Photo

Navy officials are working with the government of Guam to find space to house quarantined sailors from the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) as a COVID-19 outbreak has spread through the crew, the commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet told reporters on Tuesday. Read More