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Great Wall of Naval Targets Discovered in Chinese Desert

Great Wall of Naval Targets Discovered in Chinese Desert

H I Sutton Illustration for USNI News Satellite image ©2022 Maxar Technologies Used with Permission

China has been honing its ship-killing skills for potential future conflicts on new targets in a remote desert, according to new satellite photos reviewed by USNI News. New analysis shows the People’s Liberation Army is testing the ability to hit ships in port with long-range ballistic missiles. Read More

Navy to Begin Processing Separation for Sailors Refusing COVID-19 Vaccination

Navy to Begin Processing Separation for Sailors Refusing COVID-19 Vaccination

Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jackson Adkins, from Evans, Georgia, assigned to USS Gerald R. Ford’s (CVN-78) media department, receives a COVID-19 vaccine at the McCormick Gym onboard Naval Station Norfolk, Va., on April 8, 2021. US Navy Photo

The Navy can now begin to separate active-duty sailors who refuse to be vaccinated against COVID-19, according to Navy guidance released Wednesday.
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Pentagon Discussing Potential For COVID-19 Booster Mandate

Pentagon Discussing Potential For COVID-19 Booster Mandate

Cmdr. Ronald Cappellini, Naval Air Station Sigonella executive officer, receives his COVID-19 vaccine booster from Lt. j.g. Aracely Duerkop, during a mass-immunization exercise on Naval Air Station Sigonella, Dec. 7, 2021. U.S. Navy Photo

The Pentagon is discussing the possibility of mandating a COVID-19 booster, although no decisions have been made, a department spokesman said today.

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UPDATED: Navy Does Not Approve Any Religious Exemptions as COVID-19 Vaccine Deadline Passes

UPDATED: Navy Does Not Approve Any Religious Exemptions as COVID-19 Vaccine Deadline Passes

Hospitalman Christopher Ramirez, right, from Kimberly, Idaho, assigned to PCU John F. Kennedy’s (CVN-79) medical department, administers a COVID-19 vaccine to Lt. Cmdr. George Stegeman, Kennedy’s psychological officer, during USS Gerald R. Ford’s (CVN 78) joint vaccination evolution with Kennedy in Ford’s aft weapons handing area, Sept. 30, 2021. US Navy Photo

This story has been updated with new information on from the Navy.

The Navy has not yet approved any religious exemptions for the COVID-19, according to new numbers released by the Navy Tuesday night. Read More

97% of Active-Duty Sailors Fully Vaccinated With Four Days Until Deadline

97% of Active-Duty Sailors Fully Vaccinated With Four Days Until Deadline

U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Emily Pierce, left, from Bremerton, Washington, assigned to the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), administers the COVID-19 vaccine to Information Systems Technician 1st Class Correy Bushman, from Rochester, Minnesota, assigned to the John C. Stennis, during a Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic led vaccination effort in conjunction with Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. US Navy Photo

The Navy has 97 percent of its active-duty sailors fully immunized with four days to go before the service’s deadline to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Read More