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UPDATED: Carrier Roosevelt Sailor Dies from COVID-19, 4 Sailors Hospitalized

UPDATED: Carrier Roosevelt Sailor Dies from COVID-19, 4 Sailors Hospitalized

Sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) move meals, ready to eat (MREs) for sailors who have tested negative for COVID-19 on April 7, 2020. US Navy Photo

This post has been updated with additional information.

A sailor assigned to USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) has died from complications of a COVID-19 infection and four more are hospitalized, the Navy said on Monday. Read More

Almost 600 Sailors on Carrier Roosevelt Have Tested Positive for COVID-19

Almost 600 Sailors on Carrier Roosevelt Have Tested Positive for COVID-19

Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 1 and NMCB 5 coordinate transportation of sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) who have tested negative for COVID-19 and are asymptomatic from Naval Base Guam to Government of Guam and military-approved commercial lodging on April 10, 2020. US Navy Photo

This post has been updated to correct how long a sailor, who has since died, was in the intensive care unit in a U.S. Navy hospital on Guam.

More than one out of ten sailors assigned to USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) have tested positive for COVID-19 as the Navy continues to isolate the infected sailors from the rest of the crew. Read More

Navy, Pentagon Struggling with Lack of Reliable COVID-19 Testing

Navy, Pentagon Struggling with Lack of Reliable COVID-19 Testing

Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Maria F. Potts-Szoke, assigned to Naval Medical Research Center, prepares a sample for investigational analysis in Naval Medical Research Center’s mobile laboratory aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), March 19, 2020. US Navy photo.

When the Navy next deploys an aircraft carrier, the crew of USS Nimitz (CVN-68) will likely not be tested for COVID-19 before departing, top Pentagon officials confirmed Friday.

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Navy Altering Deployments in Response to COVID-19 Threat; CNO Says Testing Capability is a Major Barrier

Navy Altering Deployments in Response to COVID-19 Threat; CNO Says Testing Capability is a Major Barrier

Airman Arlon Jones from Columbia, S.C., stands security watch on the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN-68) on April 9, 2020. US Navy Photo

The Navy is organizing a hodgepodge of directives designed to combat COVID-19 into clear rules that would strive to prevent a similar outbreak like the one that’s kept USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) tied to a pier in Guam. Read More

Navy: Carrier Roosevelt Sailor in Intensive Care After Testing Positive for COVID-19

Navy: Carrier Roosevelt Sailor in Intensive Care After Testing Positive for COVID-19

Sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) who have tested negative for COVID-19 and are asymptomatic are at local hotels in an effort to implement social distancing and stop the spread of COVID-19 on April 7, 2020. US Navy Photo

The post has been updated with new numbers of COVID-19 cases on USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71).

A sailor assigned to carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) is in intensive care as a result of complications from a COVID-19 infection, Navy officials have confirmed to USNI News. Read More

Investigation of Former Carrier Roosevelt CO’s Message Still In Progress

Investigation of Former Carrier Roosevelt CO’s Message Still In Progress

Sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) move meals, ready to eat (MREs) for sailors who have tested negative for COVID-19 on April 7, 2020. US Navy Photo

The Navy’s probe into the circumstances around a leaked letter from the former commander of USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) warning leaders his sailors were at risk from a COVID-19 outbreak is set to be completed soon, Navy officials told USNI News on Wednesday. Read More

UPDATED: Modly Resigns Amidst Carrier Roosevelt Controversy; Army Undersecretary to Serve as Acting SECNAV

UPDATED: Modly Resigns Amidst Carrier Roosevelt Controversy; Army Undersecretary to Serve as Acting SECNAV

Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly speaks to Sailors aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) from across the brow via the ship’s 1-MC public address system, March 31, 2020. US Navy Photo

This post has been updated to include Thomas Modly’s resignation letter and reactions from members of Congress.

Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly has resigned from his post after a day and a half of widespread criticism surrounding the removal of the commander of an aircxraft carrier that is battling a COVID-19 outbreak, according to a copy of the resignation letter obtained by USNI News. Read More

Modly Apologizes to Roosevelt Crew, Former CO as Navy Extends Investigation; Trump Says He ‘May Just Get Involved’

Modly Apologizes to Roosevelt Crew, Former CO as Navy Extends Investigation; Trump Says He ‘May Just Get Involved’

Capt. Brett Crozier, then-commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, addresses the crew during an all-hands call in the ship’s hangar bay on March 3, 2020. US Navy Photo

This post has been updated to include additional statements from Rep Adam Smith (D-Wash.) and Rep. Joe Courtney ((D-Conn.) and a statement from acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly.

The Navy is going to extend an investigation into the circumstances around a leaked message from the commander of USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) to service leadership sounding the alarm his sailors were at risk from an “accelerating” COVID-19 outbreak on the aircraft carrier. Read More