Sailors prepare to receive line as aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) arrives Naval Air Station North Island, February 26. Nimitz Carrier Strike Group returned after a more than 10-month deployment to U.S. 5th Fleet and U.S. 7th Fleet, which included freedom of navigation operations and participation in Operations Freedom’s Sentinel, Inherent Resolve and Octave Quartz. US Navy Photo
Aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN-68) pulled into San Diego, Calif., today, capping off a lengthy deployment before starting a maintenance period at one of the Navy’s public shipyards. Read More
Visit, board, search and seizure Sailors assigned to guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58), deployed to U.S. 5th Fleet and operating in support of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), prepare to board a dhow suspected of carrying narcotics in the international waters of the North Arabian Sea, Jan. 30. CMF is a multinational maritime partnership which exists to counter illicit non-state actors on the high seas, promoting security, stability and prosperity in the Arabian Gulf, Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Indian Ocean and Gulf of Oman. US Navy photo.
This post has been updated to include additional information from U.S. 5th Fleet.
The Navy is trying to stem the spread of COVID-19 on two ships deployed to the Middle East. Read More
Lt. Cmdr. Nick Stoner, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group (EODGRU) 1, discusses unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) capabilities with Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Mike Gilday at Naval Base Point Loma, Feb. 23, 2020. Gilday visited Sailors from the EODGRU-1 enterprise to see how Navy EOD is evolving operational concepts and investing in capabilities to build a more agile and resilient fleet. US Navy photo.
When the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN-68) pulls into its homeport at Bremerton, Wash., in the coming days, the ship and crew will mark the end of a deployment cycle away from home stretching some 341 days – not quite a record-setter, but still one for the history books. Read More
Then Hull Maintenance Technician 1st Class Justin Huf takes the chief petty officer exam aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG-72) in 2017. US Navy Photo
The Navy has identified a sailor who died this week as a result of complications of the COVID-19 virus. Read More
Chinese DF-26 missiles on display during a military parade in Tiananmen Square. Photo via globalsecurity.org
China, Russia, North Korea and Iran’s continued investment in modernizing cruise, ballistic and hypersonic missiles has left the United States “not in a very good position,” the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs said Tuesday. Read More
Master-at-Arms Justin Wilson plays ‘Taps” during a burial at sea aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson’s (CVN-70). US Navy Photo
This story has been updated to correct that the most recent Navy COVID-19 update is from Feb. 17, not Feb. 18.
A Navy sailor in Virginia died this week from complications connected to COVID-19, the service announced on Tuesday. Read More
USS Nimitz (CVN-68) steams in the Pacific Ocean on Feb. 15, 2021. US Navy Photo
This post has been updated to include that the crew of USS Nimitz (CVN-68) had been in COVID-19 isolation since April 1, 2020.
The first official trip for Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin will include a visit with sailors and Marines with the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group later this week, Pentagon officials announced on Monday. Read More
Sailors observe USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) from the hangar bay of USS Nimitz (CVN-68) on Feb. 8, 2021
USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) has tested 900 crew members this week after discovering that three were infected with COVID-19 last weekend, and no more positive cases have turned up, a Navy official told USNI News. Read More
The following is the Feb. 16, 2021, Congressional Research Service In Focus report: U.S.-Vietnam Relations. Read More
An F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to the “Tomcatters” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 31, lands on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) Jan. 29, 2021. The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group is on a scheduled deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. US Navy photo.
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Three sailors aboard aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, the Navy announced today. Read More