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Pandemic Spreads in US Fleet, Sidelines Pacific Carrier, Upturns Navy Leadership
April 09, 2020

Pandemic Spreads in US Fleet, Sidelines Pacific Carrier, Upturns Navy Leadership

By Steven Stashwick
A U.S. carrier captain is fired and the navy secretary resigns in public uproar as COVID-19 cases spread through the fleet.
US Navy Carrier USS Gerald R. Ford Undergoes Combat Systems Tests
April 09, 2020

US Navy Carrier USS Gerald R. Ford Undergoes Combat Systems Tests

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The aircraft carrier completed tests of vital combat systems during its post-delivery test and trials phase in March and April.

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.

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