The Navy and Marine Corps basic training commands are unsure if they’ll have enough money to finish out the fiscal year, due to costs incurred from COVID-19 prevention measures they’ve implemented – but they’re going to keep doing what they’re doing because it’s allowed training to progress without the coronavirus having much of an effect, officials say. Read More
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Navy Recruit Training Center in Great Lakes Eyeing National Guard Base for COVID Quarantine
The Navy is in talks with the National Guard to rent space to quarantine recruits before they attend basic training, according to service officials. Read More
Navy Continues 2 Weeks Off-Base Isolation for All New Recruits
The Navy is extending indefinitely its practice of isolating all 750 recruits arriving weekly for boot camp at Naval Station Great Lakes for two weeks at off-base hotels and a closed water park.
COVID-19 Mitigation Efforts Allowing Navy To Increase New Recruit Training Class Sizes
The Navy is confident its COVID-19 mitigation efforts are working well enough to increase the number of recruits arriving at boot camp to 750 per week.
Navy Quarantining New Recruits At Closed Indoor Waterpark Resort
The Navy is paying a dry waterpark outside Chicago $1.1 million to quarantine all new enlisted recruits to prevent a COVID-19 outbreak at the service’s sole boot camp.
CNO Gilday in Quarantine After Exposure to COVID-19 Positive Family Member
The Navy’s top officer will be in quarantine this week after coming into contact with a member of his family who had tested positive for COVID-19, the Pentagon announced late on Sunday. Read More
SEALs Resume Training Under Extreme COVID-19 Isolation Measures
Naval Special Warfare Center is resuming its training of SEAL and special warfare combatant-craft crewmen (SWCC) candidates this week after taking a pause in March to ensure it could keep the coronavirus away from young recruits already putting their bodies through punishingly tough physical training courses. Read More
Marines Suffer COVID-19 Outbreak at San Diego Boot Camp
SAN DIEGO — Marine Corps officials found an outbreak of the COVID-19 virus among recruits who arrived a month ago at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, service officials confirmed to USNI News. Read More
MCPON: Navy Working to Keep Personnel Pipeline Flowing Amid COVID-19 Restrictions
The Navy’s top enlisted sailor is confident that the measures the service is taking now to keep the training pipeline moving will help smooth the flow of personnel in the coming months, when the Navy can resume its movement of sailors across the force. Read More
COVID-19 Pandemic Pushing Navy to 100 Percent Virtual Recruiting
Naval operations might be slowed because of the Department of Defense’s work trying to stop the spread of COVID-19, but the service’s need for new sailors hasn’t abated. Read More