Category Archives: U.S. Navy

CDC, Navy COVID-19 Study on TR Finds 1 in 5 Asymptomatic; Loss of Taste, Smell Most Common Symptom

CDC, Navy COVID-19 Study on TR Finds 1 in 5 Asymptomatic; Loss of Taste, Smell Most Common Symptom

Aircrew Survival Equipmentman 2nd Class Jesse Hawkins, from Chicago, right, assigned to the ‘Liberty Bells’ of Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 115, fits U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Bill Merz, commander, U.S. 7th Fleet, for an oxygen mask aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) June 9, 2020. US Navy Photo

A new U.S. study of the COVID-19 outbreak aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) found that one in five sailors infected with the virus were asymptomatic, while the loss of smell and taste were the most common symptoms of the disease. Read More

U.S. 5th Fleet CO Malloy Nominated to Serve as Deputy CENTCOM; Skubic to Lead DLA

U.S. 5th Fleet CO Malloy Nominated to Serve as Deputy CENTCOM; Skubic to Lead DLA

Vice Adm. James Malloy, left, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, U.S. 5th Fleet, Combined Maritime Forces, meets with representatives from various partner nations inside a field tent erected for the command post exercise portion of IMX 19 on Oct. 31, 2019. US Navy photo.

U.S. 5th Fleet Commander Vice Adm. James Malloy as been nominated to serve as the deputy commander of all forces in the Middle East, the Pentagon announced today. Read More

Philippines Freezes Pull-Out From Visiting U.S. Forces Agreement

Philippines Freezes Pull-Out From Visiting U.S. Forces Agreement

USS Wasp (LHD-1) makes a port visit to Subic Bay, the Philippines in support of Exercise Balikatan 2019 on April 1, 2019. US Navy Photo

 

The Philippine government is putting the brakes on its plan to end a critical aspect of its Mutual Defense Treaty with the U.S., but experts say it is too soon to tell whether this decision signals a warming relationship between the two allies.

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Reagan, Nimitz Carrier Strike Groups Deploy

Reagan, Nimitz Carrier Strike Groups Deploy

USS Nimitz (CVN-68) transits the Pacific Ocean. The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group (CSG) was underway conducting a composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX). US Navy Photo

Two carrier strike groups deployed to the Pacific on Monday – the first since the Navy developed a new set of procedures to protect the ships underway from the COVID-19 virus. Read More

USS Gerald Ford EMALS Launching System Suffers Fault During Testing Period

USS Gerald Ford EMALS Launching System Suffers Fault During Testing Period

USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) Transits the Atlantic Ocean on June 4, 2020. US Navy Photo

USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) returned to port Sunday after its latest at-sea testing period with mixed results. While the carrier operated with the most complex air wing to date, the ship’s Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) suffered a failure that prevented the carrier from launching planes for five days, the Navy announced in a Sunday statement. Read More

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: June 8, 2020

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: June 8, 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 June 8, 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