SAN DIEGO — When the newest Marines leave the parade deck after Friday’s graduation ceremony at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, they will be heading to Camp Pendleton, Calif., on orders to directly report to their first training course as bona fide Marines. Read More
The Navy exercised contract options with Boeing worth $84.7 million to buy three MQ-25A Stingray unmanned aerial refueling tankers as part of a modification to a previously awarded contract.
The Marine Corps’ new force design may allow East Coast expeditionary units to look much different than West Coast or Japan-based units, a nod to the complex but different environments they’ll operate in and threats they’ll face in the future. Read More
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.
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
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
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 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
The following is the April 1, 2020 Congressional Research Service report, Navy Force Structure and Shipbuilding Plans: Background and Issues for Congress. Read More
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.