Tag Archives: Coronavirus

Navy Altering Deployments in Response to COVID-19 Threat; CNO Says Testing Capability is a Major Barrier

Navy Altering Deployments in Response to COVID-19 Threat; CNO Says Testing Capability is a Major Barrier

Airman Arlon Jones from Columbia, S.C., stands security watch on the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN-68) on April 9, 2020. US Navy Photo

The Navy is organizing a hodgepodge of directives designed to combat COVID-19 into clear rules that would strive to prevent a similar outbreak like the one that’s kept USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) tied to a pier in Guam. Read More

SECDEF Esper: Summer PCS Moving Season Still Possible

SECDEF Esper: Summer PCS Moving Season Still Possible

Employees at Cord moving company use forklifts to pickup crates to transfer from the loading dock to temporary storage in the warehouse July 2, 2019, in Belleville, Illinois. DoD Photo

The Pentagon is grappling with how to start the summer permanent change of station season — when roughly a quarter of a million military moves occur — while protecting the force from the spread of COVID-19.

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On Short Notice, NAVWAR Engineers Boosted Comm Links, Data Speed for Hospital Ships in COVID-19

On Short Notice, NAVWAR Engineers Boosted Comm Links, Data Speed for Hospital Ships in COVID-19

Navy Retail Services Specialist 1st Class Daniel Murray speaks to his family from aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH-20) while the ship is in New York City, N.Y., US Navy Photo

When orders came last month to deploy its two hospital ships to support the domestic COVID-19 response, Naval Information Warfare Systems Command scrambled teams of fleet systems engineers to upgrade both ships’ communications and network links for pier-side operations. Read More

Navy: Carrier Roosevelt Sailor in Intensive Care After Testing Positive for COVID-19

Navy: Carrier Roosevelt Sailor in Intensive Care After Testing Positive for COVID-19

Sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) who have tested negative for COVID-19 and are asymptomatic are at local hotels in an effort to implement social distancing and stop the spread of COVID-19 on April 7, 2020. US Navy Photo

The post has been updated with new numbers of COVID-19 cases on USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71).

A sailor assigned to carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) is in intensive care as a result of complications from a COVID-19 infection, Navy officials have confirmed to USNI News. Read More

Investigation of Former Carrier Roosevelt CO’s Message Still In Progress

Investigation of Former Carrier Roosevelt CO’s Message Still In Progress

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

The Navy’s probe into the circumstances around a leaked letter from the former commander of USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) warning leaders his sailors were at risk from a COVID-19 outbreak is set to be completed soon, Navy officials told USNI News on Wednesday. Read More

French Carrier Heading Home Early Amid Suspicion of COVID-19 Outbreak

French Carrier Heading Home Early Amid Suspicion of COVID-19 Outbreak

FS Charles de Gaulle (R91) deploying on Jan. 21, 2020 from Touloun, France. French Navy Photo

The French Navy (Marine Nationale) aircraft carrier and flagship Charles de Gaulle (R91) is heading home early following suspicion of several COVID-19 cases among its crew members. About forty sailors may be infected with COVID-19, according to a French Ministry of the Armed Forces press release issued on Wednesday. Read More