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  • Marines Grapple with Maintaining Readiness Amid COVID-19 Restrictions - ARLINGTON, Va. — Restrictions imposed by the battle against the coronavirus are presenting the U.S. Marine Corps with an array of new challenges — from maintaining grooming standards to how, when and where America’s force in readiness can train safely in a pandemic. In a joint Pentagon press briefing on...
  • Navy Orders Two More Navajo-Class Towing, Salvage, Rescue Ships - ARLINGTON, Virginia — The Navy has ordered two more Navajo-class T-ATS towing, salvage and rescue ships, the Defense Department said in a March 25 contract notice.    The Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded Gulf Island Shipyards LLC in Houma, Louisiana, a $129.9 million firm-fixed-price contract modification “to exercise options for...
  • More Cases on Roosevelt as COVID-19 Spreads Across Navy, Marine Corps - ARLINGTON, Va. — COVID-19 cases are on the rise among U.S. Navy personnel, including five more Sailors diagnosed with the novel coronavirus aboard the deployed aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, according to acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly. The news brings the number of Roosevelt crew members testing positive for COVID-19...
  • Marine Force Design 2030: Reduce Tube Artillery, Increase Rockets, Missiles - ARLINGTON, Virginia — The Marine Corps commandant has issued his plans for a major redesign of the Marine Corps’ force structure by 2030, with substantial reductions in some venerable weapon systems and increases in new systems.  For example, traditional tube artillery is under the gun, as are tanks, but rocket...
  • Polar Star Completes 123-Day Antarctic Treaty Inspection, Resupply Mission - SEATTLE — The 150-member crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star returned March 25 to their homeport of Seattle following a 123-day deployment to Antarctica in support of Operation Deep Freeze, the Coast Guard Pacific Area said.  This mission marks the Polar Star’s 23rd journey to Antarctica in...
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Marines Grapple with Maintaining Readiness Amid COVID-19 Restrictions

ARLINGTON, Va. — Restrictions imposed by the battle against the coronavirus are presenting the U.S. Marine Corps with an array of new challenges — from maintaining grooming standards to how, when and where America’...

More Cases on Roosevelt as COVID-19 Spreads Across Navy, Marine...

ARLINGTON, Va. — COVID-19 cases are on the rise among U.S. Navy personnel, including five more Sailors diagnosed with the novel coronavirus aboard the deployed aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, according to acti...

Marine Force Design 2030: Reduce Tube Artillery, Increase Rockets, Missiles

ARLINGTON, Virginia — The Marine Corps commandant has issued his plans for a major redesign of the Marine Corps’ force structure by 2030, with substantial reductions in some venerable weapon systems and increases in ...

Port Visits Cancelled, Submariners’ Health Monitored to Contain Coronavirus Spread...

ARLINGTON, Va. — Nonessential port visits by U.S. Navy ships have been cancelled and Sailors’ health aboard the nuclear deterrent submarine force is being closely monitored, top officials said in the latest report on...

Navy Ship Commissionings on Track Despite Pandemic, But Ceremonies Are...

ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. Navy plans to put two Virginia-class attack submarines in commission in April despite the COVID-19 pandemic, but the ceremonies marking the events will be delayed. &nb...
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