CNO asks fleet for moment of silence in honor of USS Indianapolis 75th anniversary

July 28, 2020 – Today, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Mike Gilday sent a message to the fleet asking for a moment of silence on July 29, between 11:03 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. EDT, to honor the 75th anniversary of the sinking of the USS Indianapolis (CA 35). Below is the text of his message: “On July 30, 1945,…

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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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CNO Strengthens Naval Partnership with Norway

February 18, 2020 – Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Mike Gilday met with his Norwegian counterpart, Chief of the Royal Norwegian Navy Rear Adm. Nils Andreas Stensønes, at the Pentagon, Feb.18. During the office call, the leaders discussed their navies’ commitment to regional maritime security in the Arctic and North Atlantic. “The High North is a vital region in…

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