Navy complies with order to fix facility that leaked jet fuel into tap water
The Navy will comply with a Hawaii emergency order to empty fuel tanks and make repairs at a storage facility that contaminated drinking water with jet fuel at Pearl Harbor, an official said Monday, appearing to abandon its legal fight with the state before Navy leaders are grilled about the public health crisis in a hearing on Capitol Hill.
Navy now requires government travel cards and online vouchers for sailors’ PCS moves
The Navy is requiring senior enlisted sailors and some officers to use a government travel charge card to pay for a permanent change of station.
Alaska-based master sergeant is fifth soldier to die in the state since November
Master Sgt. Wesley Woods, 40, assigned to 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, at Fort Wainwright, was declared dead at his home in North Pole on Dec. 30 after emergency responders worked 35 minutes at resuscitating him, the Army said in a news release.
New Navy recruits will spend two additional weeks at bootcamp in service’s first major program change in 20 years
The Navy has extended its enlisted basic training by two weeks to ensure recruits are better prepared to enter the fleet, the admiral in charge of naval service training said Friday.
Navy blocked from acting against 35 COVID vaccine refusers
A federal judge in Texas has granted a preliminary injunction stopping the Navy from acting against 35 sailors for refusing on religious grounds to comply with an order to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
Commanding officer of USS Paul Ignatius relieved, Navy says
Cmdr. Jeffrey Servello was removed from his position after less than a year “due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command,” according to the statement. Servello had commanded the Mayport, Fla.-based ship since June.
Navy ousts first sailors for refusing coronavirus vaccine
Twenty sailors who had just started their military careers were booted from the service through what’s known as entry-level separations, the Navy said.
Cmdr. Billie Farrell will become first woman to command USS Constitution
Cmdr. Billie Farrell is about to take command of Old Ironsides, the first woman to do so in the ship’s 224 years.
USS Abraham Lincoln captain becomes first woman to take a US aircraft carrier to sea
Capt. Amy Bauernschmidt, who assumed command of the Abraham Lincoln in August, is the first woman to skipper a U.S. aircraft carrier.
Judge says Navy violates rights of SEALs in denying religious waivers on vaccines
A U.S. District Court judge in Texas issued a temporary injunction Monday in one of the ongoing federal lawsuits brought by service members challenging the Pentagon's coronavirus vaccine mandate, preventing the service from disciplining 35 sailors for refusing the vaccine