Lt. Thomas Harper, from Macon, Georgia, administers a COVID-19 vaccine to a Sailor aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ralph Johnson (DDG-114) in Yokosuka, Japan, on Jan. 11, 2022. US Navy Photo
The Navy has separated two more sailors due to continued refusal to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Read More
Marines assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit wait to receive their COVID-19 vaccination aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD-18) on Feb. 14, 2021. US Navy Photo
The Marine Corps has approved the Pentagon’s religious exemptions for the COVID-19 vaccine. Read More
Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Mary Ashcraft, from Honolulu, assigned to the Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Tulsa (LCS-16) on Jan. 10, 2022. US Navy Photo
While the total force of the Navy continues to see more than 8,000 unvaccinated members, the number has continued to decrease, according to the latest COVID-19 update from the sea service. Read More
Marines and Sailors continue to receive the COVID-19 vaccine on March 25 at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. U.S. Marine Corps Photo
The Marine Corps has separated more than 250 Marines due to their refusal to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, the service announced Thursday.
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 Navy has separated 20 sailors, all of whom were in their first 180 days of active duty, for continued refusal of the COVID-19 vaccine. Read More
Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Milwaukee (LCS-5) departs Naval Station Guantanamo, Jan. 3, 2022. US Navy Photo
Littoral Combat Ship USS Milwaukee (LCS-5) is back at sea after it was kept pier side in Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, following a COVID-19 outbreak. Read More
U.S. Marines stationed on Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Yuma, receive their COVID-19 vaccination on MCAS Yuma, Ariz., Feb. 16, 2021. U.S. Marine Corps Photo
Nearly 5 percent of the Coast Guard’s active-duty personnel was unvaccinated as the service closed out the year.
Hospital Corpsman Julio Trujillo, from Orlando, Fla., administers a flu vaccine aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG-67) transits the Philippine Sea on Oct. 25, 2021. US Navy Photo
More than 8,000 members of the Navy remain unvaccinated after deadlines for both active-duty and reservists passed. Read More
Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Omar Bowen, left, assigned to Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Unit Bahrain, administers the COVID-19 vaccine to Lt. j.g. Kory Hill, anti-terrorism officer aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD-22), in Manama, Bahrain on Feb. 26, 2021. US Navy Photo
The COVID-19 pandemic continued to affect the Navy’s functioning, even as vaccines were rolled out to the fleet. The past year brought ebbs and flows in terms of the number of cases with peaks brought by the Delta and Omicron variants of SARS-CoV-2. Read More
A sailor plays ‘Taps.’ US Navy Photo
This story has been updated to correct the spelling of the Naval reservist’s name.
A Naval reservist died from COVID-19-related complications, the Navy announced Tuesday.