US Naval Institute: Ukraine Lessons for Naval Intelligence’s Next War

US Naval Institute: Ukraine Lessons for Naval Intelligence’s Next War. “The lessons learned in this conflict will directly affect how the U.S. military understands its Russian competitor, which will drive planning assumptions and force employment. For U.S. naval intelligence, identifying the lessons is an easy first step, but applying them and creating a cultural shift to adapt to future conflicts requires deliberate action and intention.”

ProPublica: The Navy Is Withholding Court Records in a High-Profile Ship Fire Case

ProPublica: The Navy Is Withholding Court Records in a High-Profile Ship Fire Case. “Despite a 2016 law requiring more transparency of court-martials, the U.S. Navy is refusing to release nearly all court documents in a high-profile case in which a sailor faces life in prison. Seaman Recruit Ryan Mays, 21, has been charged with aggravated arson and hazarding a vessel in the 2020 fire that destroyed the USS Bonhomme Richard. Mays has maintained his innocence.”

Slate: An Anti-Vax Judge Is Preventing the Navy From Deploying a Warship

Slate: An Anti-Vax Judge Is Preventing the Navy From Deploying a Warship. “At this moment, the United States Navy is preparing to deploy a 10,000-ton warship carrying 320 officers and sailors, along with missiles, torpedoes, and a mounted artillery gun…. But the Navy cannot currently deploy this warship, because it has lost trust in its commanding officer, an anti-vaxxer who has repeatedly disobeyed lawful orders, misled superiors, and allegedly exposed dozens of his crew to COVID-19 due to a refusal to get tested.”

Green Bay Press Gazette: A 23-person team of Navy medical personnel is coming to Bellin Hospital Friday to help in the fight against COVID-19

Green Bay Press Gazette: A 23-person team of Navy medical personnel is coming to Bellin Hospital Friday to help in the fight against COVID-19. “A 23-person team of military medical personnel will start work Friday at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay. The announcement was made in a White House press briefing teleconference Wednesday morning. The team — which includes U.S. Navy doctors, respiratory therapists and nurses — comes as a result of requests to the federal government through the Federal Emergency Management Agency. ”

Northumbria University: Research on US Civil War sailors to create a treasure-chest for genealogists and social historians

Northumbria University: Research on US Civil War sailors to create a treasure-chest for genealogists and social historians. “Project Civil War Bluejackets: Race, Class and Ethnicity in the United States Navy, 1861-1865 is being led by Professor David Gleeson from Northumbria, in collaboration with the University of Sheffield Information Scientists Dr Morgan Harvey and Dr Frank Hopfgartner. The research, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), will include the creation of newly digitised muster rolls – registers of the officers and men on Union Naval vessels – from the conflict, providing a valuable online resource both for social historians and people looking to discover their family histories.”

Defense One: Thousands of Sailors, Marines Remain Unvaccinated After Deadline

Defense One: Thousands of Sailors, Marines Remain Unvaccinated After Deadline. “As of Monday, 92 percent of Marines are fully vaccinated and 95 percent have at least one shot, leaving about 9,000 people without any vaccine immunity. The numbers for the Navy are 96.3 percent fully vaxxed, 97.2 percent partially vaxxed, leaving about 9,500 sailors with no vaccine immunity. Meanwhile, the Navy has lowered its official vaccination rate after discovering errors in their data.”

Task & Purpose: Someone hijacked a Navy warship’s Facebook account so they could livestream ‘Age of Empires’

Task & Purpose: Someone hijacked a Navy warship’s Facebook account so they could livestream ‘Age of Empires’. “For the last several days, someone has been having a lot of fun playing the classic 1997 strategy game ‘Age of Empires.’ Normally, that wouldn’t be news (the game is freaking fantastic) but in this case someone has been livestreaming their game sessions on the official Facebook account for the USS Kidd, and the U.S. Navy still hasn’t regained control of their account.”

Task & Purpose: The Navy tried to cast Capt. Brett Crozier as a villain. New emails reveal how much support he really had

Task & Purpose: The Navy tried to cast Capt. Brett Crozier as a villain. New emails reveal how much support he really had. “The Navy has repeatedly blamed Capt. Brett Crozier for the unprecedented novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt last year, but newly-released emails show several of Crozier’s colleagues instantly recognized that he had put the lives of his crew above his own career.”

NavyTimes: Navy says ‘liking’ or sharing extremists’ posts on social media can get you in trouble

NavyTimes: Navy says ‘liking’ or sharing extremists’ posts on social media can get you in trouble. “Sailors engaging with an offensive post regarding white supremacism on social media could themselves be viewed as contributing to extremism in the service, according to Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Adm. John Nowell Jr. ‘Just by posting, retweeting, or liking an offensive post on social media — you could be participating in extremism,’ Nowell said in a new video shared on Facebook.”