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Tiered COVID-19 Testing System Exceeding Weekly Goal, Pentagon Says

ARLINGTON, Va. — The tiered system for testing of U.S. military personnel for COVID-19, considered a key element in defeating the novel coronavirus, has exceeded the goal of 56,000 tests per week, Defense Department officials told Pentagon reporters on July 30….

The Coast Guard’s Own COVID-19 Challenges

All of the U.S. armed forces have been heavily impacted by the novel coronavirus — perhaps none more acutely than the U.S. Coast Guard. A service focused on activities such as rescuing stranded boaters, apprehending criminals and boarding vessels for…

MCPON: Some Responses to Pandemic Will Remain as Good Processes

ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. Navy’s top enlisted leader said the COVID-19 pandemic is teaching the sea service that personnel need as much focus as machines as the Navy works its way to separate processes that work from those that need to be cast aside.  Master…

Coast Guard Offloads $5.6 Million in Seized Cocaine in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of the Coast Guard cutter Donald Horsley offloaded about 150 kilograms of seized cocaine and transferred custody of three suspected smugglers to federal law enforcement authorities on June 13, the Coast Guard 7th District said in a release.  The…

USS Fitzgerald En Route to San Diego After Collision Repairs

PASCAGOULA, Miss. — The guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald departed Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding shipyard on June 13 to return to its homeport in San Diego, Naval Sea Systems Command said in a release.  The sail away reflects more than two years of effort in restoring and modernizing…