Marines Face Separation if Not Fully Vaccinated by End of November

Marines Face Separation if Not Fully Vaccinated by End of November

Marine Sgt Maj. James Robertson, the sergeant major of Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point receives the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine at MCAS Cherry Point, North Carolina, on Dec. 23, 2020. US Marine Corps Photo

This post has been updated to include comments from Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby.

All active-duty Marines will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Nov. 28 or face separation, according to new guidance from the Marine Corps. Read More

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Oct. 25, 2021

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Oct. 25, 2021

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These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of Oct. 25, 2021, 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

New Marine Corps Robot Will Provide 'Eyes in the Water' for Explosive Device Removal Technicians

New Marine Corps Robot Will Provide ‘Eyes in the Water’ for Explosive Device Removal Technicians

Staff Sgt. Seth Barnes, an explosive ordnance disposal technician from Littoral Explosive Ordnance Neutralization Platoon, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, releases the Remotely Operated Vehicle into the water during a demonstration in San Diego, Calif., on Oct. 6, 2021. US Marine Corps Photo

The Marine Corps is expanding its mission set to include operating robots in shallow waters, a first for the service that comes as it prepares to operate on islands in the Indo-Pacific. Read More

Navy Board Set to Improve Fire Safety After Report Finds Sailors 'Unprepared to Fight Blazes in Port

Navy Board Set to Improve Fire Safety After Report Finds Sailors ‘Unprepared to Fight Blazes in Port

U.S. Navy Sailors transit the hangar bay towards a simulated fire during an in-port emergency drill aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in Norfolk, Virginia, Oct. 24, 2020. US Navy Photo

After losing an amphibious warship to a fire, the Navy will elevate the head of service safety to a two-star billet and create a new oversight board meant to improve fire safety throughout the fleet. Read More

Navy Approaching 'Weak' Rating in New U.S. Military Strength Survey

Navy Approaching ‘Weak’ Rating in New U.S. Military Strength Survey

Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) transits the South China Sea with Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Tulsa (LCS-16) on Sept. 7, 2021. US Navy Photo

The Navy’s ability to defend the nation’s vital security interests is “marginal,” – with the caveat that its score is trending to “weak” in capability and readiness – while the Marine Corps’ ability is graded as “strong,” according to a think tank’s latest survey of United States military power. Read More

Annapolis Couple Pleads Not Guilty to Selling Sub Secrets; FBI Can’t Find $100K in Payments

Annapolis Couple Pleads Not Guilty to Selling Sub Secrets; FBI Can’t Find $100K in Payments

Virginia-class submarine Washington (SSN-787) under construction in 2016 at Newport News Shipbuilding, Va. HII Photo

The following post has been updated with a judge’s ruling on the detention of Diana Toebbe.

An Annapolis couple charged with stealing submarine secrets in an effort to pass them to another country pleaded not guilty in federal court on Tuesday. Read More