France to Deploy Mistral Amphib to Serve as Hospital Ship

France to Deploy Mistral Amphib to Serve as Hospital Ship

An American MV-22 Osprey from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 263 lands on French amphibious ship FS Tonnerre on June 28, 2019, during the Semper Thunder exercise at Camp Lejeune, N.C. USNI News photo.

The French Navy (Marine Nationale) is about to deploy its Mistral-class LHD Tonnerre(L9014) to the Island of Corsica in a mission to evacuate several Coronavirus / COVID19 patients towards mainland France. Read More

VIDEO: Pentagon Test Launches Prototype Hypersonic Weapon

VIDEO: Pentagon Test Launches Prototype Hypersonic Weapon

A common hypersonic glide body (C-HGB) launches from Pacific Missile Range Facility, Kauai, Hawaii, at approximately 10:30 p.m. local time on March 19, 2020. U.S. Navy Photo

The template for a new generation of Army and Navy weapons was put to the test in a late Thursday missile launch in Hawaii. Read More

UPDATED: Naval Special Warfare Reports Four Coronavirus Cases

UPDATED: Naval Special Warfare Reports Four Coronavirus Cases

Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewmen from Special Boat Team 12, stationed at Naval Base Coronado, Calif., with the help of aviators from 4th Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., conducted a Maritime External Air Transportation System training evolution in Moses Lake, Wash., May 21, 2014.. US Army Photo

This post has been updated with an additional Sunday statement from Naval Special Warfare Command.

Four special operations sailors has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, Naval Special Warfare Command announced. Read More

Navy Eases Grooming Standards Over Coronavirus Concerns; Selection Boards, Graduation Ceremonies Suspended Indefinitely

Navy Eases Grooming Standards Over Coronavirus Concerns; Selection Boards, Graduation Ceremonies Suspended Indefinitely

Ship’s Serviceman Seaman Nicholas Hall, left, from West Helena, Ark., cuts the hair of Gas Turbine System Technician (Mechanical) Fireman Shawn Nelson, from St. Joseph, Mich., in the barbershop aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) in the Red Sea on April 18, 2019. US Navy Photo

The Navy is relaxing grooming standards as the service tries to prevent further spread of the COVID-19 virus.
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Navy Hospital Ship Mercy Expected to Head to Seattle as Part of Pentagon Response to Coronavirus

Navy Hospital Ship Mercy Expected to Head to Seattle as Part of Pentagon Response to Coronavirus

USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) moors to the pier at Naval Base San Diego upon returning from Pacific Partnership 2018. US Navy Photo

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) was a hub of activity Thursday, as it took on a crew of civilian mariners and supplies ahead of deploying to assist West Coast civilian medical facilities hammered by COVID-19 cases. Read More

Navy, DoD Networks Strained Under Telework Demand; Leaders Ask 'Limit use of REPLY TO ALL'

Navy, DoD Networks Strained Under Telework Demand; Leaders Ask ‘Limit use of REPLY TO ALL’

Airman 1st Class Thomas Schoening, a Cyber Transport Systems airman, poses for a photograph in the server room at the 153d Airlift Wing, Wyoming Air National Guard Base, Cheyenne, Wyo., on Nov. 1, 2019. AIr Guard Photo

The Defense Department’s mandatory and voluntary work-from-home push this week to protect the workforce from the COVID-19 virus is straining IT systems, even as the government is asking employees to make modifications to limit their consumption of network resources. Read More