Category Archives: Sailors

Big Navy: sailors will enjoy fewer COVID restrictions if they volunteer to get the vaccine

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The U.S. Navy is rolling out less-restrictive COVID-19 requirements for immunized sailors and fully vaccinated crews, policies that will lead to more port calls and less pre-deployment quarantines for those who volunteer for the vaccine. Sailors who opt to get one of the voluntary COVID vaccines won’t have to quarantine before deployment if they received […]

The Navy has no idea how many sailors it has booted for extremist activity

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The U.S. Navy has a regulation for everything, it sometimes seems, and kicking enlisted sailors out for “supremacist or extremist conduct” is no exception. But the sea service has no idea how many sailors it has actually booted under that reg because it doesn’t track such violations. News of this knowledge gap comes as the […]

The Navy has no idea how many sailors it has booted for extremist activity

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The U.S. Navy has a regulation for everything, it sometimes seems, and kicking enlisted sailors out for “supremacist or extremist conduct” is no exception. But the sea service has no idea how many sailors it has actually booted under that reg because it doesn’t track such violations. News of this knowledge gap comes as the […]

Here’s how sailors can use their special leave accrual through September 2023

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Sailors may see some additional leave appear on their Leave and Earnings Statement this month — the result of a special leave accrual policy implemented earlier this year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Unlike previous years, where leave exceeding 60 days must be forfeited, sailors who earned additional leave between March 11 and Sept. […]

Two sailors who helped fight Bonhomme Richard fire test positive for COVID-19

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Two sailors who helped in the four-day battle to put out a massive fire aboard the amphibious assault ship Bonhomme Richard in San Diego last week have tested positive for COVID-19 after exhibiting symptoms, Naval officials confirmed Monday. One sailor was part of a fire crew battling the blaze that decimated the amphib, while the […]

Soldiers, sailors, airmen sent to help FEMA with COVID-19 response in Texas and California

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About 740 military personnel were dispatched to Texas and California after the Federal Emergency Management Agency requested Defense Department assistance in tamping down the coronavirus pandemic that has once again surged in those states and forced governors to reconsider their reopening plans. Military personnel from the Army, Air Force and Navy will be operating under […]

Soldiers, sailors, airmen sent to help FEMA with COVID-19 response in Texas and California

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About 740 military personnel were dispatched to Texas and California after the Federal Emergency Management Agency requested Defense Department assistance in tamping down the coronavirus pandemic that has once again surged in those states and forced governors to reconsider their reopening plans. Military personnel from the Army, Air Force and Navy will be operating under […]

Soldiers, sailors, airmen sent to help FEMA with COVID-19 response in Texas and California

soldiers,-sailors,-airmen-sent-to-help-fema-with-covid-19-response-in-texas-and-california

About 740 military personnel were dispatched to Texas and California after the Federal Emergency Management Agency requested Defense Department assistance in tamping down the coronavirus pandemic that has once again surged in those states and forced governors to reconsider their reopening plans. Military personnel from the Army, Air Force and Navy will be operating under […]

These sailors, Marines and civilians were recognized for response to Pensacola shooting

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Twenty-five service members and civilians have been recognized in the past week for their actions in response to the December 2019 shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida, which took the lives of three sailors and injured eight others. On Friday, Rear Adm. Kyle Cozad, the commander of Naval Education and Training Command, recognized […]