The COVID-19 outbreak on Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG-100) has resulted in 47 sailors testing positive for the virus, with two sailors flown to shore to receive treatment, the Navy reported Monday morning. Read More
This post has been updated to include the Monday departure of USS Nimitz (CVN-68). These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of April 27, 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
The Navy has dispatched an amphibious warship with a specialized medical team to assist with a spreading COVID-19 outbreak on a deployed guided-missile destroyer, the service said on Saturday. Read More
More than two dozen oil tankers are parked just off the California coast, holding the equivalent of 20 percent of the global daily oil consumption, with nowhere to go. Read More
The carrier commander fired over his memo asking for help dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak on his ship should be reinstated, Navy leaders recommended, two sources familiar with the details told USNI News on Friday.
This post has been updated with a Friday statement from the Navy and corrects the approximate location of USS Kidd.
The second deployed U.S. warship is suffering an outbreak of COVID-19, the Navy confirmed on Friday. Read More
Twenty-six of the Navy’s battle force ships have reported at least one positive COVID-19 case as of Thursday, as the Navy enhances efforts to stop transmission of the sickness, Navy sources told USNI News. Read More
COVID-19 is slowing F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter production because of supply chain disruptions caused by national and international attempts to stop the spread of the sickness, prime contractor Lockheed Martin said Tuesday. Read More
Secretary of Defense Mark Esper has signed a stop movement order that halts most Department of Defense travel until June 30 as the Pentagon tries to stop the spread of COVID-19 through the force.
USS Vermont (SSN-792), the Navy’s first block IV Virginia-class nuclear attack submarine, joined the fleet over the weekend in a subdued administrative action transitioning the boat to normal operations without the pomp and circumstance of a comissioning ceremony ashore.