Tag Archives: Rear Adm. Bruce Gillingham

13th Sailor Dies From COVID-19 Complications

13th Sailor Dies From COVID-19 Complications

Gas Turbine System Technician (Mechanical) 1st Class Ryan Crosby, 39. US Navy Photo

A Virginia Beach, Va., sailor assigned to Expeditionary Warfare Training Group Atlantic died on Sunday after complications from a COVID-19 infection, the Navy announced today. Read More

Navy, Marine Corps Issue Policy, Deadlines for Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccinations for Active, Reserve Forces

Navy, Marine Corps Issue Policy, Deadlines for Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccinations for Active, Reserve Forces

Sailors with Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC) Bremerton administer the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to all unvaccinated active duty personnel assigned to commands in Puget Sound, Wash., Aug. 31, 2021. US Navy Photo

All active-duty Marines and Navy personnel must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Nov. 28, and reservists by Dec. 28, to comply with the Department of the Navy’s latest immunization policy, the services announced in all-hands messages. Read More

Pentagon Mandating Pfizer Vaccine After FDA Approval; 2 Sailors, Marine Die of COVID-19 Complications

Pentagon Mandating Pfizer Vaccine After FDA Approval; 2 Sailors, Marine Die of COVID-19 Complications

Navy Installations Command Force Master Chief Greg A. Vidaurri receives his second COVID-19 vaccine at Branch Health Clinic Washington Navy Yard, on Feb. 16, 2021. US Navy Photo

The Defense Department will begin requiring Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccination now that it has received full approval from the Food and Drug Administration, the Pentagon’s spokesman said today. Read More

Navy Surgeon General Expects Little Resistance to COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement from Sailors, Marines

Navy Surgeon General Expects Little Resistance to COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement from Sailors, Marines

Hospitalman William Lansing, from Las Vegas, administers a vaccine aboard amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD-2), on May 14, 2021. US Navy Photo

The Navy surgeon general is confident the sea services will have sufficient supplies available to meet the Pentagon’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination and expects little resistance from sailors and Marines. Read More

Navy Retools COVID Rules for Ships After 6 Months of Practice

Navy Retools COVID Rules for Ships After 6 Months of Practice

Chief Quartermaster David Weathers from Hines, Ore., assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG-53), stands watch in the pilothouse during a replenishment-at-sea on Sept. 29, 2020. US Navy Photo

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

Navy, CDC to Study COVID-19 Outbreak on Carrier Theodore Roosevelt

Navy, CDC to Study COVID-19 Outbreak on Carrier Theodore Roosevelt

Sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) depart the ship to move to off-ship berthing on April 10, 2020. US Navy Photo

To better refine how the Navy fights COVID-19, the service and the Center for Disease Control are mounting a study see how the virus spread aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71). Read More