Navy to sailors: Please stop buying LSD online (Task & Purpose)

Task & Purpose: Navy to sailors: Please stop buying LSD online . “The Naval Criminal Investigative Service has a message for America’s sailors: Please, for the love of Poseidon and the Seven Seas, stop buying hallucinogens in the dark corners of the Internet. NCIS last week issued a warning to sailors to the risks of acquiring LSD on the so-called ‘dark web,’ the network of often-illicit sites accessible through specialized browsers that offer users ‘perceived anonymity.'”

Politico: Navy upholds firing of carrier captain who warned of coronavirus

Politico: Navy upholds firing of carrier captain who warned of coronavirus. “The Navy is upholding the firing of Capt. Brett Crozier, the former commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt who was relieved of duty after raising the alarm about a Covid-19 outbreak on his ship in March. The decision marks a major reversal of senior leaders’ previous recommendation to reinstate the captain, the Navy announced Friday.”

Exclusive: U.S. Navy Test Shows 60 Percent of Carrier Crew Have Coronavirus Antibodies (New York Times)

New York Times: Exclusive: U.S. Navy Test Shows 60 Percent of Carrier Crew Have Coronavirus Antibodies. “A U.S. Navy investigation into the spread of the coronavirus aboard the Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier has found that about 60 percent of sailors tested had antibodies for the virus, two U.S. officials told Reuters on Monday, suggesting a far higher infection rate than previously known.”

ABC News: Because of COVID-19 pandemic Navy to start ‘safe haven’ ports of call for its ships

ABC News: Because of COVID-19 pandemic Navy to start ‘safe haven’ ports of call for its ships. “As the USS Theodore Roosevelt left Guam on Thursday to resume a deployment interrupted for more than two months by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus, it headed out to sea enforcing health and safety practices that will now become standard for the foreseeable future on U.S. Navy ships. And in an effort to keep a ‘COVID-free bubble’ for its sailors at sea during the pandemic, the Navy will only allow ports of call at a select number of Navy bases around the world that will serve as ‘safe havens.'”

The Text Message (National Archives): Over 650 Newly Digitized Navy Logbooks in the National Archives Catalog

The Text Message (National Archives): Over 650 Newly Digitized Navy Logbooks in the National Archives Catalog. “These firsthand accounts of the Battle of New Orleans during the Civil War are just small snippets from two Navy logbooks, which are part of 653 digitized logbooks from 30 Navy vessels that recently became available in the National Archives Catalog (see list below). These logbooks were digitized in the Innovation Hub at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in Washington, DC, by a team of five graduate student interns working on a project titled ‘Seas of Knowledge: Digitization and Retrospective Analysis of the Historical Logbooks of the United States Navy.’ This project will continue through 2021 and will focus on digitizing Navy logbooks for the period 1861-1879, after having made 548 volumes of associated muster rolls available in the NARA catalog last year.”

Reuters: U.S. warship heads to port after coronavirus outbreak

Reuters: U.S. warship heads to port after coronavirus outbreak. ” At least 18 sailors aboard a U.S. Navy destroyer have tested positive for the new coronavirus, U.S. officials said on Friday, dealing another blow to the military as it faces fallout over its handling of an outbreak on an aircraft carrier last month.”

New York Times: Navy May Reinstate Fired Captain to Command of Roosevelt

New York Times: Navy May Reinstate Fired Captain to Command of Roosevelt. “The Navy is looking into whether it can reinstate Capt. Brett E. Crozier, who was removed from command of the carrier Theodore Roosevelt after he pleaded for more help fighting a novel coronavirus outbreak aboard his ship, Defense Department officials said on Wednesday.”

Exclusive: Coronavirus cleanup crews on infected Navy ship using T-shirts for masks (San Francisco Chronicle)

San Francisco Chronicle: Exclusive: Coronavirus cleanup crews on infected Navy ship using T-shirts for masks. “As the Navy races to contain a coronavirus outbreak on the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, sailors left onboard to maintain and disinfect the ship are doing so with minimal protective equipment, fashioning homemade masks out of T-shirts at the direction of the Pentagon. Some are working while they await test results, not knowing if they are spreading or catching the virus.”

CNN: Acting Navy secretary apologizes for calling ousted aircraft carrier captain ‘stupid’ in address to ship’s crew

CNN: Acting Navy secretary apologizes for calling ousted aircraft carrier captain ‘stupid’ in address to ship’s crew. “Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly apologized Monday night for calling the now-ousted commander of the USS Theodore Roosevelt ‘stupid’ in an address to the ship’s crew Monday morning. Modly told the crew that their former commander, Capt. Brett Crozier, was either ‘too naive or too stupid’ to be in command or that he intentionally leaked to the media a memo in which he warned about coronavirus spreading aboard the aircraft carrier and urged action to save his sailors, according to remarks obtained by CNN.”

New York Times: The 1,000-Bed Comfort Was Supposed to Aid New York. It Has 20 Patients.

New York Times: The 1,000-Bed Comfort Was Supposed to Aid New York. It Has 20 Patients.. “Such were the expectations for the Navy hospital ship U.S.N.S. Comfort that when it chugged into New York Harbor this week, throngs of people, momentarily forgetting the strictures of social distancing, crammed together along Manhattan’s west side to catch a glimpse. On Thursday, though, the huge white vessel, which officials had promised would bring succor to a city on the brink, sat mostly empty, infuriating executives at local hospitals. The ship’s 1,000 beds are largely unused, its 1,200-member crew mostly idle.”

Exclusive: Captain of aircraft carrier with growing coronavirus outbreak pleads for help from Navy (San Francisco Chronicle)

San Francisco Chronicle: Exclusive: Captain of aircraft carrier with growing coronavirus outbreak pleads for help from Navy. “The captain of a nuclear aircraft carrier with more than 100 sailors infected with the coronavirus pleaded Monday with U.S. Navy officials for resources to allow isolation of his entire crew and avoid possible deaths in a situation he described as quickly deteriorating. The unusual plea from Capt. Brett Crozier, a Santa Rosa native, came in a letter obtained exclusively by The Chronicle and confirmed by a senior officer on board the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, which has been docked in Guam following a COVID-19 outbreak among the crew of more than 4,000 less than a week ago.”

Flickr Blog: Welcome the US Navy Bureau of Medicine to the Flickr Commons!

I haven’t gotten to do one of these in a while, so I’m excited! Flickr Blog: Welcome the US Navy Bureau of Medicine to the Flickr Commons!. “Items in this collection include albums and historical photographs of World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, as well as naval hospitals, including hospital ships, around the world. The collection also includes modern images of the Navy Medicine corps work to ensure the health and well-being of all beneficiaries.”

TechCrunch: TikTok’s national security scrutiny tightens as US Navy reportedly bans popular social app

TechCrunch: TikTok’s national security scrutiny tightens as US Navy reportedly bans popular social app. “TikTok may be the fastest-growing social network in the history of the internet, but it is also quickly becoming the fastest-growing security threat and thorn in the side of U.S. China hawks. The latest, according to a notice published by the U.S. Navy this past week and reported on by Reuters and the South China Morning Post, is that TikTok will no longer be allowed to be installed on service members’ devices, or they may face expulsion from the military service’s intranet.”

The Navy’s newest recruiting strategy: YouTube influencers (Herald-Mail Media)

Herald-Mail Media: The Navy’s newest recruiting strategy: YouTube influencers. “William Osman appears thrilled that he’s about to perform an egg-drop experiment. The challenge is the same one that generations of students have done before: Engineer a way to stop an egg that’s dropped from a high elevation from obliterating on impact. But Osman is no student. And the location of this egg drop is anything but typical.”

National Archives: NARA Digitizes More than 500 Volumes of U.S. Navy Muster Rolls

National Archives: NARA Digitizes More than 500 Volumes of U.S. Navy Muster Rolls. “The National Archives partnered with the Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the University of Washington to digitize more than 500 volumes of U.S. Navy muster rolls, making them accessible to the public through the National Archives Catalog.”