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USS Makin Island, Marine F-35s Now in Persian Gulf

USS Makin Island, Marine F-35s Now in Persian Gulf

USS Makin Island (LHD-8) and the embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) transit the Strait of Hormuz, Feb. 8, 2021. US Navy Photo

Amphibious warship USS Makin Island (LHD-8) , its Amphibious Ready Group and elements of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit transited the Strait of Hormuz and is now in the Persian Gulf, according to U.S. 5th Fleet. Read More

Navy Submariner Dies of COVID-19 Complications After Hospitalization in NAS Jacksonville

Navy Submariner Dies of COVID-19 Complications After Hospitalization in NAS Jacksonville

The Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Tennessee (SSBN 734) (Blue) returns to its homeport at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Ga., on Oct. 17, 2018, following a strategic deterrent patrol. The boat is one of five ballistic-missile submarines stationed at the base and is capable of carrying up to 20 submarine-launched ballistic missiles with multiple warheads. US Navy photo.

This post has been updated to include additional information from Submarine Group 10.

A submariner died today of complications from a COVID-19 infection, the Navy announced. Read More

Third Sailor Dies From COVID-19 Complications

Third Sailor Dies From COVID-19 Complications

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

A Navy Reserve sailor in Ohio died earlier this month from complications related to COVID-19, the service announced on Thursday. Read More

Carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Underway Ahead of Double-Pump Deployment

Carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Underway Ahead of Double-Pump Deployment

Capt. Kyle Higgins, commanding officer of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), flies an F/A-18F Super Hornet, attached to the “Fighting Swordsmen” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 32 on Dec. 9, 2020. US Navy Photo

This post has been updated to correct the airwing that’s deploying aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower. Carrier Air Wing 3 is deploying with the carrier.

Carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) left Naval Station Norfolk, Va., Tuesday morning for a training exercise ahead of a deployment, a Navy official confirmed to USNI News. Read More

Hospital Ship USNS Mercy Tied Up in Maintenance, Can't Deploy for COVID Relief

Hospital Ship USNS Mercy Tied Up in Maintenance, Can’t Deploy for COVID Relief

USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) arrives in San Diego on May 15, 2020. US Navy Photo

Despite worsening COVID-19 infection rates on the West Coast and discussion among local leaders in California about the state requesting a Navy hospital ship to ease the strain on area hospitals, the Navy’s West Coast hospital ship is in maintenance and unavailable for tasking for the next couple months. Read More

Pentagon: Carrier USS Nimitz Will Stay in Middle East After Threats from Iran

Pentagon: Carrier USS Nimitz Will Stay in Middle East After Threats from Iran

USS Nimitz (CVN-68), the guided-missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG-53) sail in formation during a scheduled transit of the Strait of Hormuz on Nov. 9, 2020. US Navy Photo

Aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN-68) and its strike group will remain in the Middle East in the wake of threats from officials in the Iranian government on the one-year anniversary of the U.S. killing of Iranian military leader Qasem Soleimani, the Pentagon announced late Sunday. Read More

Nimitz Carrier Strike Group to Return Home from Middle East Deployment

Nimitz Carrier Strike Group to Return Home from Middle East Deployment

Vice Adm. Samuel Paparo, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, U.S. 5th Fleet and Combined Maritime Forces, watches the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN-68) from the bridge wing of the coastal patrol ship USS Squall (PC-7) in the Persian Gulf on Nov. 8, 2020. US Navy Photo

USS Nimitz (CVN-68) and its carrier strike group will begin transiting from Africa to their West Coast homeports after the acting defense secretary announced today their deployment would be coming to a close. Read More