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MCPON: Navy Working to Keep Personnel Pipeline Flowing Amid COVID-19 Restrictions

MCPON: Navy Working to Keep Personnel Pipeline Flowing Amid COVID-19 Restrictions

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Russell Smith speaks with U.S. Naval War College sailors on Jan. 16, 2020. US Navy Photo

The Navy’s top enlisted sailor is confident that the measures the service is taking now to keep the training pipeline moving will help smooth the flow of personnel in the coming months, when the Navy can resume its movement of sailors across the force. Read More

950 Sailors Now Have COVID-19; 2nd USS Theodore Roosevelt Sailor in Intensive Care

950 Sailors Now Have COVID-19; 2nd USS Theodore Roosevelt Sailor in Intensive Care

Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Tavish Davis with 3rd Medical Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, tests a Sailor assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) for symptoms of COVID-19, on Naval Base Guam on April 8, 2020. US Marine Corps Photo

The Navy is reporting 950 sailors have tested positive for COVID-19, and a second sailor from USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) has been admitted into the intensive care unit at Naval Hospital Guam, the service announced on Tuesday. Read More

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: April 13, 2020

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: April 13, 2020

USNI News Graphic

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 13, 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

UPDATED: Carrier Roosevelt Sailor Dies from COVID-19, 4 Sailors Hospitalized

UPDATED: Carrier Roosevelt Sailor Dies from COVID-19, 4 Sailors Hospitalized

Sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) move meals, ready to eat (MREs) for sailors who have tested negative for COVID-19 on April 7, 2020. US Navy Photo

This post has been updated with additional information.

A sailor assigned to USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) has died from complications of a COVID-19 infection and four more are hospitalized, the Navy said on Monday. Read More

Almost 600 Sailors on Carrier Roosevelt Have Tested Positive for COVID-19

Almost 600 Sailors on Carrier Roosevelt Have Tested Positive for COVID-19

Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 1 and NMCB 5 coordinate transportation of sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) who have tested negative for COVID-19 and are asymptomatic from Naval Base Guam to Government of Guam and military-approved commercial lodging on April 10, 2020. US Navy Photo

This post has been updated to correct how long a sailor, who has since died, was in the intensive care unit in a U.S. Navy hospital on Guam.

More than one out of ten sailors assigned to USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) have tested positive for COVID-19 as the Navy continues to isolate the infected sailors from the rest of the crew. Read More

U.S. Naval Academy Commissioning Week Canceled

U.S. Naval Academy Commissioning Week Canceled

U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen from the Class of 2018 toss their covers in the air during the graduation and commissioning ceremony at Navy/Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.US Navy photo.

The U.S. Naval Academy announced Friday all public events associated with Commissioning Week 2020 were canceled because of the worldwide COVID-19 outbreak.

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Navy, Pentagon Struggling with Lack of Reliable COVID-19 Testing

Navy, Pentagon Struggling with Lack of Reliable COVID-19 Testing

Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Maria F. Potts-Szoke, assigned to Naval Medical Research Center, prepares a sample for investigational analysis in Naval Medical Research Center’s mobile laboratory aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), March 19, 2020. US Navy photo.

When the Navy next deploys an aircraft carrier, the crew of USS Nimitz (CVN-68) will likely not be tested for COVID-19 before departing, top Pentagon officials confirmed Friday.

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