Tag Archives: COVID-19 pandemic

SECNAV Del Toro Tests Positive for COVID-19

SECNAV Del Toro Tests Positive for COVID-19

Lt. Khiana Odekirk briefs Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro aboard the Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Milwaukee (LCS 5) in Ponce, Puerto Rico, Jan. 25, 2022. U.S. Navy Photo

Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro has tested positive for COVID-19, the service announced on Monday. Read More

Marine Corps Nears 400 Separations Over COVID-19 Vaccine Refusal

Marine Corps Nears 400 Separations Over COVID-19 Vaccine Refusal

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Erika Mendoza an administrative specialist assigned to Installation Personnel Administration Center, Headquarters Battalion, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, receives the COVID-19 vaccine at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, on Feb. 17, 2021. US Marine Corps Photo

Nearly 400 Marines have been separated due to continued refusal to get vaccinated against COVID-19, the service announced Thursday. Read More

Navy Shifts COVID-19 Strategy on Ships To Adhere to CDC Guidance as Omicron Variant Surges

Navy Shifts COVID-19 Strategy on Ships To Adhere to CDC Guidance as Omicron Variant Surges

Hull Maintenance Technician 1st Class Jenny Wilkinson, from Mt. Upton, N.Y., assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG-105), simulates a class alpha fire during an in-port emergency team (IET) drill while underway in the South China Sea on Jan. 15, 2022. US Navy Photo

New naval guidance for operating under COVID-19 will include shorter isolation periods for those with the virus, as the Navy moves to a fully vaccinated fleet. Read More

Navy Says Aircraft Carrier Supply Chain Improving; USS Gerald R. Ford to Deploy by Fall

Navy Says Aircraft Carrier Supply Chain Improving; USS Gerald R. Ford to Deploy by Fall

Carriers USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) and John F. Kennedy (CVN-79) at Newport News Shipbuilding on Nov. 12, 2021. USNI News Photo

The Navy is confident in its supply chain and the availability of spare parts to build and sustain its aircraft carriers, as the lead ship in the Gerald R. Ford class gears up for its first deployment, two service officials said last week. Read More

Navy Separates 23 Active-Duty Sailors for Refusing COVID-19 Vaccine

Navy Separates 23 Active-Duty Sailors for Refusing COVID-19 Vaccine

Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Mary Ashcraft, from Honolulu, assigned to the Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Tulsa (LCS 16), administers the COVID-19 vaccine booster for Aviation Machinist Mate 1st Class Anthony Johnson, from San Diego, assigned to the “Blackjacks” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21, aboard the submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) in Apra Harbor, Guam, on Jan. 10, 2022. US Navy Photo

The Navy separated 23 active-duty sailors for refusal to get vaccinated against COVID-19, the sea service announced Wednesday. Read More