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Sailors across Navy say they’re undermanned, overworked and using ‘Band Aids’ to get underway
Crews described “operating in unsafe conditions, with safety measures circumvented or disregarded."
The Navy’s surface fleet is turning into a floating advertisement for Rust-Oleum
'We have become the worst-looking Navy in the world — with no competition.'
The Navy has a new plan to help sailors sleep better at sea, assuming leaders follow the rules
"The instruction has changed, the culture needs to shift with it."
3 years after the Fitzgerald and McCain collisions, the Navy’s surface warfare community shows few signs of change
Three years after two of the most shocking peacetime accidents in the history of the U.S. military, the surface community has seen little substantive change, and surface warfare officers still lack the formal training required of professional mariners
Three years after fatal collision, the USS Fitzgerald rejoins the fleet
Almost three years to the day after that fatal collision and two years after repairs began, the USS Fitzgerald departed Ingalls Shipbuilding Saturday fully repaired and ready to rejoin the fleet
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."
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
Two years after fatal collision, repaired USS John S. McCain gets back out to sea for testing
Repairs have been completed on the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain, which was involved in a collision in 2017...
Captain of USS Fitzgerald during 2017 collision ordered to appear before a Navy board of inquiry
Seven sailors were killed when the destroyer USS Fitzgerald was struck by a merchant vessel on June 17, 2017.
Navy captain yells at cloud
Navy Capt. John L. Bub, Jr., director of operations and training for Tactical Training Group Atlantic (TTGL), argued that the "highly distracting" chatrooms utilized by sailors aboard Navy vessels are a sinister threat to surface operations that desperately require out attention
How the Navy’s top commander botched the service’s highest-profile investigation in years
A ProPublica examination of the cases based on confidential Navy documents, emails among top officials, court records and interviews shows that the criminal prosecutions of the accidents involving the Fitzgerald and the McCain were marred by questionable decisions and egregious mistakes
Navy dropping charges against USS Fitzgerald’s former CO and tactical action officer for collision
The Navy's attempts to prosecute Cmdr. Bryce Benson had been rife with problems.
The Navy promised changes after back-to-back deadly collisions. Many within doubt it’s delivering on them
Interviews and an examination of the Navy’s publicly announced reforms raise uncertainty over whether senior leaders have fully followed through on them after the 7th Fleet disasters in 2017
Admirals vow not to force undermanned, untrained sailors to deploy following deadly collisions
"We do not ask a ship nor direct a ship to go on mission of they are not certified to do the job. Indeed there have been several occasions where I have said: 'That ship is not ready. We will need more time.'"
Navy keeps publicly scapegoating former USS Fitzgerald CO for deadly 2017 collision, his attorneys argue
"Assigning this level of blame to the commanding officer does not let the chain of command and 'Big Navy' off the hook."
The Navy’s Secret Investigation Into The USS Fitzgerald Collision Details A Disaster That Was Just Waiting To Happen
A previously-undisclosed internal investigation into the 2017 collision between the USS Fitzgerald and a Philippine-flagged container ship off the coast of Japan, paints an disturbing portrait of operations aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer
McCain Skipper Was Fined After Accepting Responsibility For The Collision That Killed 10 Sailors
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The former captain of the destroyer USS John S. McCain was sentenced to forfeit $6,000 in pay...
USS John McCain’s Former XO Disciplined As Fallout From Deadly Collisions Sweeps Navy
The USS John S. McCain’s former executive officer has received non-judicial punishment in connection with the deadly collision with a...
Navy Hands Out More Punishments To Sailors After Deadly Collisions
The Navy has punished four more sailors for their roles in the USS Fitzgerald and USS John S. McCain collisions...
Congratulations To The Navy For Charging Its Officers With Negligent Homicide
On Jan. 16, the U.S. Navy announced that it has charged five officers under the Uniform Code of Military Justice...
Fitzgerald, McCain Commanders To Face Homicide Charges For Deadly Collisions
The former commanders of the two Navy destroyers involved in separate crashes last year that killed 17 sailors will face...
USS Fitzgerald Returns To Yokosuka After Suffering Damage During Loading Process
The crippled USS Fitzgerald was forced to return to its homeport Monday after suffering further damage while being loaded onto...