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US Navy Official Apologizes for Calling Fired Captain ‘Stupid’
April 07, 2020

US Navy Official Apologizes for Calling Fired Captain ‘Stupid’

By Associated Press
Thomas Modly was forced to apologize after a broadside against the fired commander of a coronavirus-stricken U.S. aircraft carrier.

US Navy Fires Captain Who Sought Help for Virus-Stricken Ship
April 03, 2020

US Navy Fires Captain Who Sought Help for Virus-Stricken Ship

By Associated Press
The captain of a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier facing a growing outbreak of the coronavirus on his ship was fired by Navy leaders.
US Orders 78 New F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters
April 03, 2020

US Orders 78 New F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Lockheed Martin was awarded $4.7 billion to build 78 new F-35 fifth-generation combat aircraft.

Nearly 3,000 Sailors to Leave US Navy Carrier Amid Virus Outbreak
April 03, 2020

Nearly 3,000 Sailors to Leave US Navy Carrier Amid Virus Outbreak

By Associated Press
Nearly 3,000 sailors aboard a U.S. aircraft carrier where the coronavirus has spread will be taken off the ship by Friday, according to U.S. Navy officials.

US Aircraft Carrier Captain Seeks Crew Isolation as Virus Spreads
April 01, 2020

US Aircraft Carrier Captain Seeks Crew Isolation as Virus Spreads

By Associated Press
The captain of the USS Theodore Roosevelt is asking for permission to isolate the bulk of his roughly 5,000 crew members on shore.

‘Choppy Waters’ Await US Navy as Virus Strikes Aircraft Carrier
March 31, 2020

‘Choppy Waters’ Await US Navy as Virus Strikes Aircraft Carrier

By Associated Press
 The U.S. Navy is scrambling to contain its first at-sea outbreak of the COVID-19 virus.

US Navy Destroyer USS Zumwalt to Be Fully Operational Within Days
March 30, 2020

US Navy Destroyer USS Zumwalt to Be Fully Operational Within Days

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Work on the destroyer’s combat system is slated to be completed “within days,” according to a source.
COVID-19 Cases Reported on Both US Aircraft Carriers in Western Pacific
March 30, 2020

COVID-19 Cases Reported on Both US Aircraft Carriers in Western Pacific

By Steven Stashwick
Coronavirus cases have been found on USS Theodore Roosevelt and USS Ronald Reagan as well as a U.S. base in Japan.

US Surveillance Aircraft Participate in Australian Fleet Certification Period Tasks
March 17, 2020

US Surveillance Aircraft Participate in Australian Fleet Certification Period Tasks

By Ankit Panda
Last month, the two sides also carried out air force humanitarian drills.

US Navy May Not Buy More Ford-Class Aircraft Carriers
March 11, 2020

US Navy May Not Buy More Ford-Class Aircraft Carriers

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The service may cap the number of Ford-class carriers at four.

US Navy Takes Delivery of New F-35B-Carrying Amphibious Assault Ship
March 02, 2020

US Navy Takes Delivery of New F-35B-Carrying Amphibious Assault Ship

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The latest America-class amphibious assault ship was delivered to the Navy on February 28.
US Defense Firm Awarded $121.5 Million Deal for Work on US Navy’s New Guided Missile Destroyers
February 26, 2020

US Defense Firm Awarded $121.5 Million Deal for Work on US Navy’s New Guided Missile Destroyers

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Raytheon has received a $121.5 million deal for integrated logistics support and engineering services support for the Navy’s latest class of warships.

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