The crews of a Pacific-based Navy guided-missile destroyer and a Coast Guard cutter are battling separate outbreaks of COVID-19, officials said this week. Read More
The Navy and the Missile Defense Agency proved that an Aegis ballistic missile defense ship could effectively take down an intercontinental ballistic missile and serve as a backup to a ground-based homeland defense interceptor, the MDA announced on Tuesday. Read More
At least two sailors from the crew of carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) have been flown of the ship after testing positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, USNI News has learned. Read More
This post has been updated to include the identity of the sailor who died.
The Naval Criminal Investigative Service is investigating the death of a sailor who allegedly shot himself Tuesday morning while on security duty at Naval Air Station North Island, Calif., USNI News has learned. Read More
Marine Corps Assistant Commandant Gen. Gary Thomas had a positive COVID-19 test result on Wednesday, the service announced. Read More
Iraq faces “the most acute and immediate” threat from Iranian-backed militias, a top State Department official said last week. Read More
The Navy released the third iteration of its guidance on how to continue operating a global navy in the midst of a global pandemic. Read More
This post has been updated with new information about the timing of Gen. David Berger’s COVID-19 test and travel.
The Marine Corps’s top uniformed officer tested negative for coronavirus after attending an event at the White House earlier this week, according to a spokesman. Read More
If the commandant of the Marine Corps has focused his attention in his first year on the job tackling a Force Design 2030 effort to reshape how the Marine Corps gears up for a modern battlefield, the next year will focus on the training and manning issues that follow – ensuring the entire man, train and equip portfolio are brought up to date, the head of Marine Corps training said. Read More
The following is the complete June 19, 2020 command investigation and appendices into the chain of command response to the COVID-19 outbreak aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt. Read More