Following Marine Corps order to ban Confederate battle flags at all Marine installations, the US Navy announced that is working on the flag’s removal within its bases, ships, aircraft, and submarines.
Amid the COVID-19 situation, a crewmember onboard the aircraft carrier “USS Theodore Roosevelt” lost his life of complications related to the disease. In fact, the sailor was the first active-duty military member which died due to coronavirus.
By April 11, 550 more crewmembers onboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt have been positively tested for COVID-19, representing the 92% of positive cases, on the contrary to 3,673 negative results, while 3,696 Sailors have moved ashore.
It has been reported that as of Sunday, April 5, 50% of the crew onboard of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt had been positively tested for COVID-19, reaching the 155 positive cases up to now.
On Thursday, April 2, the US Navy relieved the commander of the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, who wrote a scathing letter that leaked to the public asking the Navy for stronger measures to control a COVID-19 outbreak onboard the ship.
The Royal Navy and the US Navy are assisting in the rally of the COVID-19 pandemic, in helping the onshore response effort in the civilian world.
Among other disruptions globally, the COVID-19 pandemic presents an opportunity for malicious actors to conduct spearphishing campaigns, financial scams, and disinformation campaigns via social media, the US Navy warned.
The Training Support Command (TSC) San Diego reported its closure on March 14, after a third Sailor had been positively tested for Coronavirus (COVID-19). Specifically, the school stated that a sailor from USS Essex that was attending a course at Training Support Command (TSC) San Diego tested positive for COVID-19.
On 13 March, a Sailor from Naval Base San Diego was tested “presumptive positive” for coronavirus (COVID-19), marking the first positive case for a Sailor in California, the US Navy informed.
The US Navy recently launched a new program in order to advise sailors and their relatives of potential adversarial threats in the digital field. In fact, the program will focus on the cyber vulnerabilities, including adversaries’ ability to target and track individual sailors on social media.
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