After 10 Months at Sea, a Giant Carrier Returns to a Changed Nation

A mounting pandemic death toll. A contested election. A riot at the Capitol. “The world at home has become completely different and we don’t know what we are coming home to,” one sailor on the Nimitz said.

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After 10 Months at Sea, a Giant Carrier Returns to a Changed Nation

A mounting pandemic death toll. A contested election. A riot at the Capitol. “The world at home has become completely different and we don’t know what we are coming home to,” one sailor on the Nimitz said.

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U.S. Aircraft Carrier Returning Home After Long Sea Tour Watching Iran

The Pentagon had extended the deployment of the Nimitz in the Middle East after Iranian threats against President Donald J. Trump and U.S. troops in the region.

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In Reversal, Pentagon Announces Aircraft Carrier Nimitz to Remain in Middle East

The acting defense secretary abruptly reversed his previous order to redeploy the Nimitz, which he had done over the objections of his top military advisers.

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They Needed a Place to Marry. Suddenly Their Ship Came In.

Max Krauss and Emily Young wed aboard the U.S.S. Baylander, which happened to be docked outside his parents’ Harlem home at just the right time.

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Fire Breaks Out on Navy Ship in San Diego

A Navy spokesman said 11 sailors were being treated for injuries after a fire and explosion aboard the U.S.S. Bonhomme.

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With Beijing’s Military Nearby, U.S. Sends 2 Aircraft Carriers to South China Sea

The deployment of an American aircraft carrier and its strike force is often used as a signal to deter adversaries. Deploying two at once is recognized as a significant show of force.

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Navy Inquiry Faults Two Top Officers Aboard Roosevelt for Handling of Virus

The Navy will not restore Capt. Brett E. Crozier to command of the nuclear-powered carrier, and the promotion of his boss will be put on hold.

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Aircraft Carrier Fought the Virus For Weeks. Now It’s Back Aboard.

A sailor infected with the coronavirus was quickly whisked off the ship, which is docked in Guam as Navy officials prepare for the vessel to deploy.

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An Accidental Navy Chief Steers His Service Through a Storm

Adm. Michael M. Gilday appears determined that his recommendations on the Roosevelt case will be made based on Navy principles and not on fears of what the White House might want.

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‘There Will Be Losses’: How a Captain’s Plea Exposed a Rift in the Military

The coronavirus crisis aboard the carrier Theodore Roosevelt spurred another chapter in the hollowing out of the Navy’s leadership, in particular under the Trump administration.

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How the Theodore Roosevelt’s Coronavirus Outbreak Became a Moral Crisis for the Military

In a profanity-laced reprimand, the acting Navy secretary criticized sailors aboard the Theodore Roosevelt for cheering their fired captain, who had requested more assistance to fight the infection.

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He Led a Top Navy Ship. Now He Sits in Quarantine, Fired and Infected.

Colleagues say the downfall of Capt. Brett E. Crozier was charging headlong into the Trump administration’s narrative that it had everything in the coronavirus pandemic under control.

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The Navy Fired Captain Crozier After His Letter on the Coronavirus. Hear How the Crew Responded.

The rousing show of support provided another gripping scene to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic: the rank and file cheering a boss they viewed as putting their safety ahead of his career.

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