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Sailors aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt removed after COVID-19 diagnosis

Sailors aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt removed after COVID-19 diagnosis

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Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Two new cases of the COVID-19 virus were reported aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, a Navy spokesman confirmed on Friday. "USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) identified a small number of Sailors who tested positive for COVID-19 while conducting routine training at sea, Oct. 15, 2020," Cmdr. Zachary Harrell of the Naval Air Forces told The Hill. Advertisement "The sailors self-reported after experiencing symptoms, received immediate medical treatment, and were transported off the ship for isolation," Harrell told the New York Times, which first reported the new cases. On Tuesday, the ship left its homeport of San Diego for sustainment exercises, to be followed by two deployments within the same readiness cycle, known as a "double pump." The names of the aff...
Navy declines to reinstate Capt. Crozier after USS Theodore Roosevelt outbreak

Navy declines to reinstate Capt. Crozier after USS Theodore Roosevelt outbreak

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June 19 (UPI) -- The Navy announced Friday it will not reinstate the captain of the USS Theodore Roosevelt who was relieved of his position after sounding the alarm about a coronavirus outbreak that killed one sailor and infected nearly 1,000. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday said Capt. Brett Crozier won't receive any further punishment for his handling of the outbreak on the ship or his letter that brought attention to the situation. Advertisement "I will not reassign Capt. Brett Crozier as the commanding officer of the USS Theodore Roosevelt, nor will he be eligible for future command. Capt. Crozier will be reassigned," Gilday said. The Navy relieved Crozier of his position on the aircraft carrier in April after he sent a letter to Navy leaders calling attention to the serious...