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200626-N-GW654-1071 PACIFIC OCEAN (June 26, 2020) The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) transits near Wake Island, June 26, 2020. The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group is on a scheduled deployment to the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Olympia O. McCoy/Released)
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A Naval Academy Alumni Association Board of Trustees member resigned from his position Saturday after an accidental Facebook Live video broadcast him and his wife making racist comments and using racial slurs while talking about the Black Lives Matter movement.
The guided-missile destroyer Russell transited the Taiwan Strait this week, U.S. Navy officials said.
Russell conducted the transit on Thursday and Friday “in accordance with international law,” U.S. Pacific Fleet spokeswoman Lt. j.g. Rachel Maul said in an email. “The ship’s transit through the Taiwan Strait demonstrates the U.S. commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific. The U.S. Navy will continue to fly, sail and operate anywhere international law allows.
The military exchanges and services’ morale, welfare and recreation programs have taken a big financial hit that is straining their entire operations because of the effects of the pandemic.
The Department of Defense comptroller has agreed to pump in nearly $308 million to the services’ MWR programs out of the $10.5 billion in DoD COVID-19 funding provided by Congress, according to a document obtained by Military Times. The funding will ensure no MWR employees will be furloughed. Information was not available about whether any COVID money is going to the exchanges.
WASHINGTON — Ten long weeks after a massive coronavirus outbreak sidelined one of the Navy’s signature warships, the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt has returned to sea and is conducting military operations in the Pacific region.
WASHINGTON — A U.S. Navy veteran whose family said his only crime was falling in love left Iran on Thursday after nearly two years of detention, winning his freedom as part of a deal that spared an American-Iranian physician any more time behind American bars.
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