NAVSUP and Partners Provide Rapid Response to Future USS Tripoli

April 29, 2020 – When sailors assigned to Pre Commissioning Unit (PCU) Tripoli (LHA 7), transferred from San Diego to Pascagoula, Mississippi they had no way to know that only a few months later, hundreds of their shipmates would be in a Restriction of Movement (ROM) status. The nature of critical COVID-19 mitigation strategies meant that everyday tasks for Tripoli,…

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Eisenhower CSG Joins in Interoperability Exercises with French Navy

April 28, 2020 – The USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (CSG) and the French Navy conducted a bilateral, interoperability exercise in the North Arabian Sea April 25- 26. The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (IKE), guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG 56) and FS Forbin (D620), operating under national tasking, participated in formation steaming, an…

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Fulmar Patrols Saint-Pierre et Miquelon

April 28, 2020 (Google Translation) – Based in Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, the Fulmar and its eleven crew members are used to conducting missions in the sometimes difficult weather conditions of the Northwest Atlantic. In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, the isolation of Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon was almost complete after the stopping of air and sea passenger connections with Canada, a compulsory…

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FS Floréal Helicopter MEDEVACs Merchant Ship Crewmember in Indian Ocean

April 23, 2020 (Google Translation) – Monday April 20, 2020, the Regional Operational Center for Surveillance and Rescue (CROSS) Réunion called on the Armed Forces in the Southern Indian Ocean Zone (FAZSOI) and the Panther helicopter of the 36F detachment assigned to the frigate of Floréal monitoring for medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) on the bulk carrier type AVALON at 70 nautical…

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JMSDF Shadows Liaoning Task Group

April 28, 2020 (Google Translation) – On April 28th (Tuesday), around 9 am, “Kongo” belonging to the JMSDF 5th Guard (Sase Tamotsu), 12th Escort Corps “Umigiri” (Kure) and 5th Aviation Group Affiliation “P-3C” (Na (Hachi) is the Kuznetsov-class air of the Chinese Navy moving northwest in an area about 80 km southeast of Miyakojima. Mother “Liaoning” 1 ship, Lu Yang…

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Theodore Roosevelt Prepares to Return to Sea

April 20, 2020 – Hundreds of sailors began the transition from quarantine and isolation to the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) April 29, as the ship prepares to return to sea after a bow-to-stern deep cleaning process. More than 4,000 sailors who tested negative for COVID-19 have been in quarantine in hotels off base. It will take several…

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Acting Secretary of the Navy McPherson Balks at Reinstating Theodore Roosevelt CO

April 29, 2020 – After carefully reviewing the preliminary inquiry into the events surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), the Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. Mike Gilday, provided me with his recommendations. Following our discussion, I have unanswered questions that the preliminary inquiry has identified and that can only be answered by a deeper review. Therefore,…

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