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TG 46 - 7 Divisions (297-302 & 946)
Graduated Friday, Sept. 22, 2017
The Navy has been largely unable to say no to missions it’s been tasked to do in the Pacific despite not having dedicated training time or keeping up with required certifications, the chief of naval operations said in a Tuesday Senate Armed Services Committee, highlighting the bad confluence of high-demand, low resources and a “can-do attitude” within the service.
To the likely relief of many an exhausted ship crew, the Navy will for the first time institute formal rest guidelines for sailors on ships, part of a sweeping set of new rules outlined in a command message obtained by the Navy Times.
On a deployed Navy ship, a sailor’s day allows little time for sleep.
In port, it doesn’t get any easier. The day might start with an armed watch from 7 a.m. to noon, followed by continued duties well into the evening. The sailor might have to squeeze in some duty section training and a drill before clocking another armed watch from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
The Navy has issued 20 reprimands to officers and enlisted sailors in the wake of three major collisions in 7th Fleet waters this year that include the fatal disaster involving the destroyer Fitzgerald, Senate Armed Services Committee head Sen. John McCain said Tuesday during a hearing on Navy readiness.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iran says it warned off a U.S. Navy warship during a rescue of a boat in the Gulf of Oman, while American officials say there was no direct contact.
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