The Truman Carrier Strike Group will stay at sea at least until the Nimitz CSG is ready to deploy, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley said on Tuesday. Read More
The Navy is reporting 950 sailors have tested positive for COVID-19, and a second sailor from USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) has been admitted into the intensive care unit at Naval Hospital Guam, the service announced on Tuesday. Read More
The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is done with its deployment but will remain at sea off the East Coast of the United States, in an effort to keep the crew healthy from the COVID-19 pandemic and ready to take on missions if needed. Read More
The Senate confirmed several Navy flag officers for new positions, including new leaders for U.S. naval forces in Europe and the Middle East and a new commander of the service’s shipbuilding and maintenance arm, USNI News has learned.
The Senate action that confirmed almost 30 flag positions came with no public notification by the Navy, a service official confirmed to USNI News. Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. 2nd Fleet is having deploying units test out new complex tactics on their way across the Atlantic, with each of these so-called Fleet Battle Problems contributing to an overall maturation of the concepts the Navy would use in a peer adversary fight, the commander said on Tuesday. Read More
The Navy’s fleet created to beef up its Atlantic presence against Russia is now fully operational, according to a Tuesday statement from the service. Read More
This post has been updated with an additional statement from the Department of Defense.
The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group is now in the Indian Ocean after a seven-month stint in the Middle East in parallel with the U.S. maximum pressure campaign targeting Iran, defense officials confirmed to USNI News on Monday morning. Read More
This post has been updated to clarify the Navy cannot immediately deploy an aircraft from the East Coast to replace Lincoln.
Three guided-missile destroyers escorts returned to their Norfolk, Va. homeport on Wednesday while their carrier, USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), remains on station just outside the Persian Gulf, a Navy official confirmed to USNI News on Thursday. Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Lincoln Carrier Strike Group will remain on station in the Middle East while its relief carrier is still undergoing unexpected repairs on the East Coast, Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Robert Burke said. Read More