The Navy's efforts with the crews of the USS John S. McCain and the USS Fitzgerald have been uneven, resulting in prompt, thoughtful treatment for some and leaving others mired in depression and anxiety, unable to access care for weeks, even months, according to documents and interviews with dozens of sailors, officers and their families
"We are excited to take the next step to get Fitzgerald back out to sea where the ship belongs."
Shortly after seven sailors died aboard USS Fitzgerald when she collided with a merchant ship off Yokosuka in 2017, I wrote that the Fitzgerald's watch team could have been mine
Navy Cmdr. Bryce Benson was in charge of the USS Fitzgerald during the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer's 2017 collision — and the Navy hasn't let him forget it since
According to senior Navy officials, it could take nearly 16 years or more to know if the planned changes will have an impact