Tag Archives: Coronavirus

Navy Continues 2 Weeks Off-Base Isolation for All New Recruits

Navy Continues 2 Weeks Off-Base Isolation for All New Recruits

Recruits march in formation at Recruit Training Command. More than 35,000 recruits train annually at the Navy’s only boot camp. (U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Jennifer Newsome)

The Navy is extending indefinitely its practice of isolating all 750 recruits arriving weekly for boot camp at Naval Station Great Lakes for two weeks at off-base hotels and a closed water park.

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2 Truman Carrier Escorts Return Today After 267 Days Deployed, Carrier Air Wing 1 Heading to Shore

2 Truman Carrier Escorts Return Today After 267 Days Deployed, Carrier Air Wing 1 Heading to Shore

USS Forrest Sherman (DDG-98) transits the Atlantic Ocean beside the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG-60) on April 11, 2020. US Navy Photo

Ships and aircraft assigned to the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group will begin their return today after some sailors spent almost nine months at sea, the commander of U.S. 2nd Fleet told reporters on Friday morning. Read More

Carrier USS Nimitz Pulls into San Diego Ahead of Deployment; Truman Could Return to Norfolk Soon

Carrier USS Nimitz Pulls into San Diego Ahead of Deployment; Truman Could Return to Norfolk Soon

An E-2C Hawkeye from the Sun Kings of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 116 prepares to land on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN-68) during a composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) on May 15, 2020. US Navy Photo

This post has been updated to correct a statement from U.S. 3rd Fleet on which date the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group completed COMPTUEX.

USS Nimitz (CVN-68) is pier-side in California after completing its final series of exercises ahead of a planned deployment to the Western Pacific, USNI News has learned. Read More

USS Theodore Roosevelt Back in Guam Picking up Remaining Sailors Before Resuming Deployment

USS Theodore Roosevelt Back in Guam Picking up Remaining Sailors Before Resuming Deployment

USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) flies a replica of Capt. Oliver Hazard Perry’s ‘Don’t Give Up the Ship’ flag as Theodore Roosevelt approaches Apra Harbor, Guam on June 3, 2020. US Navy Photo

USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) and its embarked air wing are ready to go back on deployment after completing carrier qualifications, following a two-month fight against a COVID-19 outbreak on the carrier, U.S. 7th Fleet announced. Read More

COVID Pandemic a Barrier to Navy's Oversight of Columbia Submarine Industrial Base; PEO Working on Virtual Oversight

COVID Pandemic a Barrier to Navy’s Oversight of Columbia Submarine Industrial Base; PEO Working on Virtual Oversight

Attack boat Vermont (SSN-792) float-off on March 29, 2019. General Dynamics Electric Boats Photo

The Columbia ballistic-missile submarine program has seen some COVID-19-related challenges – including difficulties conducting oversight audits to ensure suppliers can keep to the tight schedule that has no room for further delays – but the program executive officer is confident that the prime shipbuilder is managing the situation and keeping the program on track. Read More

Kenneth Braithwaite Sworn in as Secretary of the Navy

Kenneth Braithwaite Sworn in as Secretary of the Navy

Secretary of the Navy Kenneth Braithwaite to serve as the next Secretary of the Navy on May 29, 2020 in the Pentagon. DoD Photo

Kenneth Braithwaite was sworn in as the newest secretary of the Navy during a private ceremony today at the Pentagon, capping what has been a tumultuous six months for the department’s leadership.

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NAVSEA's COVID Rapid Response Team Providing Quick Solutions to Prevent, Slow Outbreaks at Sea

NAVSEA’s COVID Rapid Response Team Providing Quick Solutions to Prevent, Slow Outbreaks at Sea

Operations Specialist 2nd Class Alejandro Agosto disinfects surfaces during cleaning stations aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Hamilton (DDG-60) on May 6, 2020. US Navy Photo

As ship crews find themselves cleaning common spaces much more to prevent the potential spread of COVID-19, the process of sanitizing a large area like the mess deck at the beginning of the pandemic took about three hours. Thanks to a new task group, that’s down to about 30 minutes. And in the future, it could be automated through the use of UV-C light cleaners that can sanitize an entire room. Read More

Carrier Theodore Roosevelt COVID-19 Outbreak Investigation Complete, CNO Now Reviewing Report

Carrier Theodore Roosevelt COVID-19 Outbreak Investigation Complete, CNO Now Reviewing Report

Sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), run on the pier of Naval Base Guam, May 8, 2020. US Navy Photo

An investigation into the circumstances around the March COVID-19 outbreak aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) has been handed over to Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday for review, Navy officials told USNI News on Wednesday. Read More