Tag Archives: US Pacific Fleet

Pentagon, Navy Issue Sweeping ‘Stop Movement’ Order to Limit Coronavirus Spread

Pentagon, Navy Issue Sweeping ‘Stop Movement’ Order to Limit Coronavirus Spread

Two U.S. Army Soldiers and a Republic of Korea Army Soldier spray a COVID-19 infected area with a solution of disinfectant in Daegu, Republic of Korea, March 13, 2020. US Army Photo

Pentagon leadership issued unprecedented travel restrictions to servicemembers, their dependents and military civilians and in an attempt to limit the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus across the services. Read More

VIDEO: CNO, MCPON Message to Fleet on Coronavirus

VIDEO: CNO, MCPON Message to Fleet on Coronavirus

The following is the March 14, 2020 message from Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Russell Smith on measures the Navy is taking in regards to the COVID-19 global pandemic.  Read More

UPDATED: Sailor in Italy, Marine in Virginia Test Positive for Coronavirus

UPDATED: Sailor in Italy, Marine in Virginia Test Positive for Coronavirus

Bay of Napoli. US Navy Photo

This post has been updated to include the first reported COVID-19 infection of a U.S. Marine.

A sailor in Naples, Italy and a Marine in Virginia have both tested positive for the COVID-19 strain of coronavirus. This marks the first time the virus has been discovered in the Navy and Marine Corps, according to a Saturday statement from U.S. European Command and the Marines. Read More

Coronavirus Concerns Prompt PACFLEET to Impose 14-Day Gap Between Port Visits

Coronavirus Concerns Prompt PACFLEET to Impose 14-Day Gap Between Port Visits

USS Russell (DDG-59), left, and USS Rafael Peralta (DDG-115) transit the Pacific Ocean Jan. 25, 2020. US Navy Photo

The U.S. Pacific Fleet has ordered all ships and afloat units in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility to remain at sea for 14 days between port visits, a quarantining restriction intended to limit transmission and exposure to the coronavirus, a Navy official said Thursday. Read More

New COMSUBPAC to Focus on Combat Operations in Era of Technological Change

New COMSUBPAC to Focus on Combat Operations in Era of Technological Change

Rear Adm. Blake Converse, commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMSUBPAC), salutes during the COMSUBPAC change of command ceremony aboard the Virginia-class fast attack submarine USS Mississippi (SSN-782) in Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on Feb. 21, 2019. US Navy Photo

The new leader of the Navy’s Pacific submarine force pledged to keep the command “forward-leaning for combat operations” in an age of fast-moving technological change. Read More

Paying the Price: The Hidden Cost of the ‘Fat Leonard’ Investigation

Paying the Price: The Hidden Cost of the ‘Fat Leonard’ Investigation

Undated photo of Leonard Francis

This post has been updated to note that USNI News reached out to the Department of Justice for comment prior to publication of this story. Additionally, an attorney representing Leonard Francis provided comment following publication of an earlier version of this story.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The investigation into the web of corruption spun by contractor Leonard Francis has wreaked havoc on the Navy’s ability to fill senior leadership roles, unintentionally stalled hundreds of officers’ careers and thinned out the service’s flag ranks, USNI News has learned. Read More