1. 3rd Marine Logistics Group supports USS Theodore Roosevelt

    Approximately 230 Sailors and Marines from 3rd Medical Battalion are supporting the ship's medical staff.

    Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Tavish Davis with 3rd Medical Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, tests a USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) Sailor for symptoms of COVID-19, April 8. (U.S. Marine Corps/Staff Sgt. Jordan E. Gilbert)
  2. Navy publishes COVID-19 Mitigation and Prevention Frameworks

    The frameworks are applicable to deployable units and key enabling commands.

    Sailors aboard USS Makin Island (LHD 8) review charts in the combat information center during operations in the Pacific, April 7. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Jacob D. Bergh)
  3. Chief of Naval Operations Message to the Fleet

    Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday sends a message to the fleet, April 8.

  4. Puget Sound Naval Shipyard undocks USS Carl Vinson as end of availability nears

    The aircraft carrier departed dry dock after spending 14 months undergoing a Docking Planned Incremental Availability period.

    USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) prepares to depart a dry dock at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility, April 6. (U.S. Navy/Scott Hansen)
  5. 7th Fleet commander arrives in Guam during COVID-19 recovery

    Vice Adm. Bill Merz arrived April 5, to support the ongoing recovery effort aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71).

    Vice Adm. Bill Merz addresses Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9 warfare commanders on the pier at Naval Base Guam, April 5. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Kaylianna Genier)
  6. U.S Navy, JMSDF operate together in Andaman Sea

    USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) destroyer JS Teruzuki (DD 116) joined up for drills, April 2.

    USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) and JS Teruzuki (DD 116) sail together in the Andaman Sea, April 2. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Brenton Poyser)
  7. Statement from Pacific Fleet Commander Adm. John Aquilino

    "Let there be no doubt, my number one priority is the health of the force."

  8. Acting Secretary Modly visits USNS Mercy in Los Angeles

    The hospital ship welcomed Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas B. Modly, March 31, during its support of the nation’s COVID-19 response efforts.

    Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas B. Modly arrives at the brow of USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), March 31. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Ryan M. Breeden)
  9. USNS Mercy accepts first patients in Los Angeles

    The U.S. Navy hospital ship is serving as a referral hospital and began accepting patients in Los Angeles, March 29.

    Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Kimberly Wyss dons surgical gloves aboard USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), March 29. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Ryan M. Breeden)
  10. Hospital ship USNS Mercy arrives in Los Angeles

    While in Los Angeles, Mercy will serve as a referral hospital for non-COVID-19 patients in support of the nation's response efforts.

    USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) approaches the pier in Los Angeles, March 27. (U.S. Marine Corps/Cpl. Alexa M. Hernandez)