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Navy investigation finds 60 percent of USS Theodore Roosevelt volunteers have COVID-19 antibodies
If sailors who did not previously test positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) show antibodies, that could suggest a higher rate of infection than previously known
Most sailors testing positive for COVID-19 on the USS Theodore Roosevelt showed no symptoms of infection
Sweeping testing of the entire crew of the coronavirus-stricken U.S. aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt may have revealed a clue about the pandemic: The majority of the positive cases so far are among sailors who are asymptomatic, officials say
Ex-Acting Navy Secretary Modly’s trip to Guam to ridicule the USS Theodore Roosevelt’s captain cost taxpayers $243,000
Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly resigned on Tuesday after he faced mounting backlash for firing and ridiculing the commander of a U.S. aircraft carrier who pleaded for help stemming a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak onboard
Navy to investigate Capt. Brett Crozier and determine whether he should face disciplinary action
"He'll get reassigned, he's not thrown out of the Navy," Modly said.
Fired USS Theodore Roosevelt captain to be reassigned amid probe, acting Navy secretary says
The fired commander of a U.S. aircraft carrier that suffered a coronavirus outbreak will not be thrown out of the Navy but rather reassigned, acting U.S. Navy Secretary Thomas Modly told Reuters on Friday
The Navy won’t rule out punishing the aircraft carrier captain who blasted the service’s COVID-19 response
The U.S. Navy on Wednesday did not rule out punishing the captain of the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, who wrote a scathing letter to Navy leadership asking for stronger measures to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)
US military to withhold data on COVID-19 infections in the ranks
The military is concerned that granular data about infections within the ranks might be used by adversaries as the virus spreads.
Pentagon orders halt to all overseas movement for US forces for up to 60 days over COVID-19
Defense Secretary Mark Esper has issued a stop movement order halting all travel and movement abroad for up to 60 days in an effort to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) through the ranks of the military
US military restricts movement for thousands of troops due to COVID-19
Coronavirus has forced the military to restrict the movement of thousands of troops in the regions most exposed to the virus: Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
US military to send field hospitals to New York, Seattle
The field hospitals were the latest in a string of deployment announcements that show how the military has expanded its role in the U.S. government's domestic coronavirus response effort.
2,600 US military personnel are in self-isolation in Europe over COVID-19 concerns
Some 2,600 U.S. military personnel, including civilians, are currently in self-isolation in Europe after being identified as people of concern during the coronavirus outbreak, the U.S. military said on Friday.
Iran-backed Shia militia likely to blame for killing US troops in Iraq, says CENTCOM chief
Shia militia groups in Iraq were likely responsible for the attack on Wednesday that killed one British and two American troops at a base north of Baghdad, said General Kenneth McKenzie Jr.
‘Hit with a truck’ — How Iran’s missiles inflicted traumatic brain injuries on US troops
Reuters interviewed more than a dozen officials and soldiers and spoke with brain-injury specialists to assemble the most comprehensive account so far of the nature of the soldiers' injuries and how they sustained them.
US carried out secret cyber strike on Iran in wake of Saudi oil attack, officials say
The United States carried out a secret cyber operation against Iran in the wake of the Sept. 14 attacks on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities, which Washington and Riyadh blame on Tehran, two U.S. officials said
North Korea conducts its third projectile launch in a week
North Korea appears to have carried out a new projectile launch, two U.S. officials said on Thursday, adding that initial information indicated it was similar to previous tests carried out by Pyongyang.
Pentagon approves additional 2,100 troops to US-Mexico border
There are currently about 4,500 active duty and National Guard troops on the border with Mexico
Pentagon warns Chinese submarines in the Arctic are building a ‘Polar Silk Road’
Deepening Chinese activities in the Arctic region could pave the way for a strengthened military presence, including the deployment of submarines to act as deterrents against nuclear attack.
CENTCOM commander Gen. Votel: ‘No pressure’ to withdraw from Syria by specific date
The general overseeing U.S. forces in the Middle East said on Thursday that he was under no pressure to withdraw forces from Syria by any specific date, after President Donald Trump ordered the drawdown of most U.S. troops from Syria
US military stands ready to protect diplomats in Venezuela, SOUTHCOM chief says
The U.S. military is prepared to protect U.S. personnel and diplomatic facilities in Venezuela if needed, the U.S. admiral in charge of American forces in South America said on Thursday