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#1 Ken Estes

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 1413 PM

https://www.npr.org/...western-pacific

 

https://www.stripes....reagan-1.624166

 

USS Theodore Roosevelt and USS Ronald Reagan are port-bound by onboard outbreaks of the Corona Virus. The first may have the ignominious fame of being KO'd by its port call at Da Nang, Vietnam, leaving the Chinese Navy very jealous? Did the Vietnamese deploy Corona infected hookers to the port? 

 

The RR is homeported in Japan, so it may be less controversial. In any event, there are no longer any USN CVNs on station in the theater.


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#2 DougRichards

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 1650 PM

This has strange echoes of the TV Series The Last Ship.


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Posted 30 March 2020 - 1831 PM

There are two confirmed cases of the Wuhan virus in the JSDF. The first one a member of the Joint Chief Staff was confirmed on March 13th after coming back to Japan from attending a conference in France.
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https://news.tv-asah.../000178999.html

The second one of the JGSDF in his 20s just today based in Akita prefecture.
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https://www.fukuishi...icles/-/1058133

Edited by JasonJ, 30 March 2020 - 1832 PM.

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 1915 PM

The Wuhan virus situation around Yokosuka port where USS Ronald Reagan is homeported, Tokyo has seen a spike of confirmed cases and seems to be tetering on the edge of an uncrollable spike. Total confirmed cases are at about 400 but the last 250 were confirmed within the last few days. Tokyo urged self restraint and declared the situation in a critical phase just shy of cases exploding like how it has happened in other countries. Its been urged that for the past weekend that people stay home unless absolutely necessary. And the surrounding prefectures urged its people to avoid going to Tokyo over the past weekend. As for Kanagawa prefecture where Yokosuka is at, confirmed cases are at just above 100. At the other end, Chiba prefecture which was crusing for awhile with very few cases, jumped a bit recently to about 130 confirmed cases.

So the message is that young US personnel stationed should stay at base and play video games for the time being.
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Posted 30 March 2020 - 1957 PM

The brothel gets a carrier painted outside it's door as a kill mark :D


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#6 Nobu

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 2038 PM

That must have been some party.
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Posted 31 March 2020 - 2158 PM

USN wants to isolate nearly the entire crew of USS Theodore Roosevelt and off the carrier. Limited space in the carrier worsens the Wuhan virus situation. There's around 150-200 infected as of now. Among the crew infected, 7 were at first tested negative but developed symptoms 1-3 days after the their test.
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Posted 31 March 2020 - 2207 PM

Source aside, good on the Captain for putting his people before his career.

https://www.sfchroni...th-15167883.php
 


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Posted 31 March 2020 - 2219 PM

The Navy may be interested harvesting data in this instance before allowing the Captain to have his way.


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Posted 01 April 2020 - 0206 AM

Had a similar problem aboard the U.S.S. Saipan almost 40 years ago. Had a gastrointestinal viral infection run through the, afaik, the entire Marine contingent and most of the ship's crew. Wasn't as virulent as this Chinese virus, and was resolved with bed rest and water as tolerated. The ship just sailed around the Med.(Mediterranean Sea) until it was over. 

Side point to Burncycle's post above. I'm pretty sure the multiple brothels in Recife, Brazil over 40 years ago had silhouette's of the U.S.S. Fairfax County painted on their doors. And windows. And walls. And, well ... 

The Sick Call line was approaching about half the chow line in length and you may be surprised on how many boxes of antibiotics the U.S. can supply to an L.S.T. at sea.


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Posted 01 April 2020 - 0837 AM

The crew is a perfect study group. How many have been infected with no symptoms, how many show light symptoms, how many medium and how many strong.


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Posted 01 April 2020 - 1029 AM

Had a similar problem aboard the U.S.S. Saipan almost 40 years ago. Had a gastrointestinal viral infection run through the, afaik, the entire Marine contingent and most of the ship's crew. Wasn't as virulent as this Chinese virus, and was resolved with bed rest and water as tolerated. The ship just sailed around the Med.(Mediterranean Sea) until it was over. 

Side point to Burncycle's post above. I'm pretty sure the multiple brothels in Recife, Brazil over 40 years ago had silhouette's of the U.S.S. Fairfax County painted on their doors. And windows. And walls. And, well ... 

The Sick Call line was approaching about half the chow line in length and you may be surprised on how many boxes of antibiotics the U.S. can supply to an L.S.T. at sea.

 

Apparently Recife was the place to be, hust finished reading the memoirs of a retired Admiral and he dropped by Recife twice, first in the early 50s and then in 68. Coming from the (at the time) ultracatholic Spain he was otraged in the 50s as the whole city seemed to live off prostitution. When he went back in the late 60s as captain of a frigate, he put in uncertain terms to the crew that they would be castrated if they caught any STD. 6 valiant souls still managed to get "something"


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Posted 01 April 2020 - 1033 AM

 

Had a similar problem aboard the U.S.S. Saipan almost 40 years ago. Had a gastrointestinal viral infection run through the, afaik, the entire Marine contingent and most of the ship's crew. Wasn't as virulent as this Chinese virus, and was resolved with bed rest and water as tolerated. The ship just sailed around the Med.(Mediterranean Sea) until it was over. 

Side point to Burncycle's post above. I'm pretty sure the multiple brothels in Recife, Brazil over 40 years ago had silhouette's of the U.S.S. Fairfax County painted on their doors. And windows. And walls. And, well ... 

The Sick Call line was approaching about half the chow line in length and you may be surprised on how many boxes of antibiotics the U.S. can supply to an L.S.T. at sea.

 

Apparently Recife was the place to be, hust finished reading the memoirs of a retired Admiral and he dropped by Recife twice, first in the early 50s and then in 68. Coming from the (at the time) ultracatholic Spain he was otraged in the 50s as the whole city seemed to live off prostitution. When he went back in the late 60s as captain of a frigate, he put in uncertain terms to the crew that they would be castrated if they caught any STD. 6 valiant souls still managed to get "something"

 

From memory, I believe a few unfortunate individuals were "biologically castrated" eventually.


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Posted 01 April 2020 - 1636 PM

6 valiant souls still managed to get "something"

 

The begrudging respect of their captain, possibly.


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Posted 01 April 2020 - 1723 PM

6 valiant souls still managed to get "something"

 

The begrudging respect of their captain, possibly.

This brings back Corpsman school memories  https://commons.wiki...te,_(1973).webm


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#16 Steven P Allen

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Posted 02 April 2020 - 1627 PM

Looks like the Capt. has been relieved, citing good order and discipline, because there is reason to bleieve he leaked the letter to the press.


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Posted 03 April 2020 - 0020 AM

No, SecNav is citing poor judgement resulting in loss of confidence.

 

25 minute brief with him and CNO. https://www.facebook...hc_location=ufi


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Posted 03 April 2020 - 0948 AM

No, SecNav is citing poor judgement resulting in loss of confidence.

 

25 minute brief with him and CNO. https://www.facebook...hc_location=ufi

 

Usual for relieving COs that have embarrased the line of command but not something criminal


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#19 Steven P Allen

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Posted 03 April 2020 - 1102 AM

No, SecNav is citing poor judgement resulting in loss of confidence.

 

25 minute brief with him and CNO. https://www.facebook...hc_location=ufi

Serves me right for trusting the source.


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#20 Ken Estes

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Posted 03 April 2020 - 1126 AM

 

No, SecNav is citing poor judgement resulting in loss of confidence.

 

25 minute brief with him and CNO. https://www.facebook...hc_location=ufi

 

Usual for relieving COs that have embarrassed the line of command but not something criminal

 

 

Exactly. San Francisco Chronicle published his letter along with analysis yesterday. You can download it as a pdf. Captain was very brave, and took it for the team. USN is once again shown as lightning fast to relieve the commanders, but painfully slow to fix its problems. This one will take some time [offloading crew, decontaminating ship, with very limited port facilities. The other afflicted CVN is in a proper base/shipyard complex in Japan.

 

This is merely tip of the iceberg for the armed forces of most countries.


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