The Fitzgerald and McCain collisions left sailors traumatized. The Navy struggled to treat them

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


Three years after a deadly collision, the USS Fitzgerald is heading back out to sea

"We are excited to take the next step to get Fitzgerald back out to sea where the ship belongs."

The U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) returns to Fleet Activities Yokosuka following a collision with a merchant vessel while operating southwest of Yokosuka, Japan, June 17, 2017

Has justice actually been served for the USS Fitzgerald disaster?

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


Blame over justice: the human toll of the Navy's relentless push to punish one of its own

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


2 years after the Fitzgerald and McCain collisions, the Navy has no idea if its new ship-driving training is working

According to senior Navy officials, it could take nearly 16 years or more to know if the planned changes will have an impact