• Jun- 2020 -
    19 June
    USS Theodore Roosevelt

    US Navy Confirms Demotion of Captain of Virus-Hit Carrier

    The US Navy said Friday it would not reinstate the captain of a coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier, saying he was in part to blame for the severity of the crisis on the warship. Admiral Michael Gilday, chief of naval operations, said Brett Crozier, who was fired as captain of the USS Theodore Roosevelt in April, was guilty of “questionable judgment” in handling an outbreak of COVID-19 aboard the nuclear-powered ship in March. Gilday likewise faulted Rear Admiral Stuart Baker, Crozier’s direct supervisor as the carrier’s strike group commander, for poor leadership. “It is my belief that both Admiral Baker and Captain Crozier fell well short of what we expect of those in command,” Gilday said. “In reviewing both Admiral Baker’s and Captain Crozier’s actions, they did not do enough, soon enough, to fulfill their primary obligation” to keep the ship’s 5,000 crew safe. After a two-month investigation, the Navy decided that Crozier would not return to the Roosevelt and not be eligible to captain another ship. Baker’s expected promotion meanwhile has been placed on hold, pending further review. The coronavirus outbreak onboard the Roosevelt was one of the first US crises of the pandemic, crippling the massive ship and forcing it …

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  • Apr- 2020 -
    13 April
    USS Theodore Roosevelt

    USS Theodore Roosevelt sailor dies from COVID-19 complications

    A sailor from the USS Theodore Roosevelt, the US Navy aircraft carrier taken out of rotation due to a coronavirus outbreak onboard, has died

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  • Mar- 2020 -
    31 March
    USS Theodore Roosevelt

    Coronavirus: US Navy to evacuate Pacific aircraft carrier for disinfection

    The US Navy will evacuate most of the USS Theodore Roosevelt's crew to disinfect the aircraft carrier due to a Coronavirus outbreak onboard

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  • May- 2019 -
    23 May
    Pacific Vanguard participants in Guam

    Australia, Japan, South Korea and US kick off inaugural Pacific Vanguard naval exercise near Guam

    The US, Japan, South Korea and Australia have kicked off "first-of-its-kind" Pacific Vanguard naval drills near Guam

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