US Navy flaunts aircraft carrier strength after COVID-19 knocked one out for more than a month
- The US Navy flaunted its aircraft carrier strength on social media on Sunday, as the chief of naval operations announced that six of the Navy’s 11 carriers are at sea.
- The post comes as the service continues to deal with the coronavirus outbreak aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt that has left the carrier sidelined in Guam for more than a month.
- The US military has repeatedly stressed the need to maintain readiness during the pandemic, with the secretary of defense saying just this week that “these are uncertain times … so we got to remain vigilant out there on the front lines.”
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The US Navy flaunted its aircraft carrier strength on Sunday, revealing that it currently has more than half of the carrier fleet underway.
Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday tweeted that six carriers, the Truman, Eisenhower, Reagan, Nimitz, Lincoln, and Ford, are all underway, adding that the Navy is a “#ForcetobeReckonedWith.”
—USNavyCNO (@USNavyCNO) May 10, 2020
The Navy also mentioned US carrier strength in its daily COVID-19 email update.