Capt. Brett Crozier, then-commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), addresses the crew during an all-hands call on the ship’s flight deck on Nov. 15, 2019. US Navy Photo
This post has been updated with a statement from Acting Secretary of the Navy James McPherson.
The Navy is set to widen the investigation of the removal of the former commander of USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), taking a closer look at the service’s overall command climate in the Pacific, the Navy announced on Wednesday. Read More
Aviation Ordnanceman 1st Class Nicholas Beemer, from Huntington, Ind., enters a restricted area of the hangar bay aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) to sanitize and secure the space on April 26, 2020. US Navy Photo
The crew of USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) is beginning to return aboard the aircraft carrier after almost a month of isolation on Guam designed to combat a major COVID-19 outbreak, U.S. 7th Fleet announced on Wednesday. Read More
Capt. Brett Crozier. US Navy Photo
The carrier commander fired over his memo asking for help dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak on his ship should be reinstated, Navy leaders recommended, two sources familiar with the details told USNI News on Friday.
Secretary of Defense Mark Esper meets with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) staff members during a visit to FEMA. DoD photo
Secretary of Defense Mark Esper has signed a stop movement order that halts most Department of Defense travel until June 30 as the Pentagon tries to stop the spread of COVID-19 through the force.
Employees at Cord moving company use forklifts to pickup crates to transfer from the loading dock to temporary storage in the warehouse July 2, 2019, in Belleville, Illinois. DoD Photo
The Pentagon is grappling with how to start the summer permanent change of station season — when roughly a quarter of a million military moves occur — while protecting the force from the spread of COVID-19.
The following is the April 1, 2020 Congressional Research Service report, Navy Force Structure and Shipbuilding Plans: Background and Issues for Congress. Read More
The following is the March 25, 2020 Congressional Research Service report, Navy Force Structure and Shipbuilding Plans: Background and Issues for Congress. Read More
Hospitalman Thomas Lacey, right, and Hospitalman Mohammad Yassine, left, screen a patient in their car at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth’s (NMCP) COVID-19 drive thru screening and triage site outside of NMCP’s Emergency Department on March 20, 2020. US Navy Photo
The Navy is trusting lower-level unit commanders to develop plans that both balance mission readiness with reducing the risk of exposing personnel to COVID-19 .
USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) returns to Naval Station Norfolk after a five month deployment on Nov. 15, 2019. US Navy Photo
This post has been updated to include information from a press briefing by Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday.
THE PENTAGON – Hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH-20) will ship out to New York City in less than 14 days, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said on Tuesday. Read More
Hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH-20) departs Naval Station Norfolk to support humanitarian relief operations. US Navy Photo
This post has been updated with a statement from the Navy.
THE PENTAGON — The Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH-20) will be routed to New York City to help alleviate non-COVID-19 medical needs, President Donald Trump told reporters on Wednesday. Read More