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Crews of USS San Diego, USS Philippine Sea Get COVID Vaccine After 40 Positive Cases

Crews of USS San Diego, USS Philippine Sea Get COVID Vaccine After 40 Positive Cases

Lt. Matthew Johnson, right, a registered nurse assigned to Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Unit Bahrain, verifies the medical paperwork of amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22) Commanding Officer Capt. Kevin Ralston before administering the COVID-19 vaccine in Manama, Bahrain, Feb. 26. San Diego, part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, and the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. US Navy photo

Two ships in the Middle East that recently discovered COVID-19 cases among the crew have finished testing all personnel and begun vaccinating those who want the shot, a Navy spokeswoman told USNI News. Read More

Navy: 45% of Sailors Have Received At least One COVID-19 Vaccine Shot

Navy: 45% of Sailors Have Received At least One COVID-19 Vaccine Shot

Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Omar Bowen, left, assigned to Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Unit Bahrain, administers the COVID-19 vaccine to Lt. j.g. Kory Hill, anti-terrorism officer aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD-22), in Manama, Bahrain on Feb. 26, 2021. US Navy Photo

About three months into distribution, a little less than half of active-duty sailors have received at least the initial dose of one of two COVID-19 vaccines, according to Navy data provided to USNI News on Wednesday. Read More

Panel: Future Fleet Numbers Not As Important As Capabilities Like Sealift, Unmanned

Panel: Future Fleet Numbers Not As Important As Capabilities Like Sealift, Unmanned

Terrance Wells, from San Diego, ties straps for a containment project on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) on Oct. 26, 2020. US Navy Photo

A panel of Navy experts is hopeful that discussions around the future naval fleet will focus on big-picture questions – how will the Navy and the nation pay for modernizing the sealift fleet, do unmanned craft count as ships, and how does the sea service balance the needs of small and large shipyards as it builds and maintains the fleet – instead of getting stuck on debates over exactly how many ships of each class the Navy needs for its future force design. Read More

Nimitz To Begin Maintenance Period On Time After Returning Home From 9-Month Deployment

Nimitz To Begin Maintenance Period On Time After Returning Home From 9-Month Deployment

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

Navy Addressing COVID-19 Cases on Two Ships Deployed to U.S. 5th Fleet

Navy Addressing COVID-19 Cases on Two Ships Deployed to U.S. 5th Fleet

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

CNO Visits Aircraft Carrier Nimitz as CSG Nears End of Nearly 11 Months Away From Home

CNO Visits Aircraft Carrier Nimitz as CSG Nears End of Nearly 11 Months Away From Home

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

Fifth Active-Duty Sailor Dies From COVID-19 Complications

Fifth Active-Duty 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

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