The Navy is expanding a limited policy allowing retiring officers to continue serving after their retirement dates as the service balances providing stable force leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More
Following the announcement of suspected COVID-19 cases among aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle’s (R91) crew, a medical team was sent on board. The tests it carried out confirm fifty positive cases of COVID-19 on board. Read More
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
Last week’s collision between a Chinese Coast Guard vessel and a Vietnamese fishing boat near the Paracel Islands exposes Beijing’s “charm” and “coercion” strategy during the COVID-19 pandemic, regional experts say.
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.
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
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
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
The following is the April 7, 2020 message from former acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly to the Navy and Marine Corps. Read More
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