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Two American AUGs Will Remain Deployed During Coronavirus Pandemic

Two American AUGs Will Remain Deployed During Coronavirus Pandemic

The command of the US Navy decided to leave two aircraft carrier groups on alert for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic. This was announced by Chairman of the Committee of Chiefs of Staff of the US Armed Forces, Mark Milli.

Speaking at a Pentagon press briefing, Milli said that a decision had been made to keep two aircraft carriers on alert, including Theodore Roosevelt, which had an outbreak of coronavirus. According to the general, if necessary, the ship can be "quickly put into operation." The second aircraft carrier will be Harry Truman, he will serve until he is replaced by the aircraft carrier Nimitz.

Theodore Roosevelt, as you well know, was temporarily disabled, although we can quickly put it back into the sea if necessary. We decided to leave Harry Truman deployed at sea so that we had at least two aircraft carriers at sea at any moment

- said Milli, adding that this decision is “deliberate” and its goal is to make deployed aircraft carrier strike groups available at the current moment of the crisis.

Meanwhile, according to the Pentagon, the first sailor infected with the coronavirus died on the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, located on the island of Guam. Earlier it was reported that 3770 people were removed from the aircraft carrier, leaving the minimum required number of crews to maintain a "combat condition". On April 12, 550 infected crew members of the ship were recorded.

A sailor assigned to Theodore Roosevelt, who was taken to the intensive care unit of the US Navy hospital in Guam on April 9, died of COVID-related complications on April 13.

- says the website of the US Navy.
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  1. Doccor18
    Doccor18 April 15 2020 08: 59 New
    A remarkable fact, the death of a sailor from the crown. A sailor is clearly a fairly young man with good enough health.
    Somewhat unusual, before that even so they died at a more advanced age. It’s worth taking a note.
    1. Avior
      Avior April 15 2020 09: 02 New
      no, young people perished
      It's just that the older generation has more complications, more chronic diseases with age
      1. Doccor18
        Doccor18 April 15 2020 09: 07 New
        Almost no data. Information passes that a person of this age has died. But we do not know anything about the intravital history of a person, the presence of chronic diseases.
        And here obviously the person was healthy. Chronicles are not taken to the fleet.
        1. grandfather_Kostya
          grandfather_Kostya April 15 2020 14: 57 New
          Chronicles are not taken to the fleet.

          Except for such a chronic smoker with experience.
  2. Ros 56
    Ros 56 April 15 2020 09: 07 New
    Forward, in the footsteps of Theodore Roosevelt, there already more than 500 people were infected and one died.
  3. tarabar
    tarabar April 15 2020 09: 20 New
    And it looks sad and funny from the side, the situation is as if the gopnik whose bottom has pierced is still trying to threaten and run into everyone.
  4. Amateur
    Amateur April 15 2020 09: 56 New
    Play the game "Maria Celeste" in a new way.
  5. sanik2020
    sanik2020 April 15 2020 10: 06 New
    Even if all aircraft carriers are contagious, they still will not put them to the pier.
    Otherwise, the admirals will have to explain to their own taxpayers how, with such a budget, the fleet was not combat ready. And this could threaten a budget review and staffing conclusions.
  6. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 April 15 2020 10: 32 New
    leave two aircraft carriers on alert, including Theodore Roosevelt
    By the principle - she died, she died. At least some benefit to squeeze out of an infected aircraft carrier? 3770 people teams removed, but what about combat duty? Strange statements.
  7. faterdom
    faterdom April 15 2020 11: 19 New
    the decision to keep two aircraft carriers on alert, including Theodore Roosevelt,

    "The Flying Dutchman" should also be included - also a formidable force in its own way, sailors around the world would really not want to meet him.