Aircraft Carriers III


Jura

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plus let me add warships' crews, prepared for fighting, battle damage etc. in an actual war, should be able to take care of the virus on board, but "... COVID-19 will see an upheaval in the public finances and likely have a very significant effect of defence planning in the next few years." (
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Jura

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No wonder... Theodore Roosevelt just had a port visit in Da Nang Vietnam of about 5 days or so.
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"The Roosevelt was last in port in Da Nang, Vietnam, 15 days ago, Gilday said. The decision to go forward with the port visit in early March was made when Vietnam had only 16 total cases, all isolated in the northern city of Hanoi, he said.

It is unknown yet how the sailors may have contracted the illness, noting that aircraft land on the ship regularly from outside the command, Gilday said, but that the Navy is trying to trace the sailors’ movements and isolate sailors they’ve been in contact with."
 

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Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Alexis Lanier, from Batesburg-Leesville, South Carolina, drives a tow tractor on Ford's flight deck during flight operations in the Atlantic Ocean, March 21, 2020. Ford is currently underway conducting carrier qualifications. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ryan Seelbach)

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Sailors assigned to USS Gerald R. Ford’s (CVN 78) air department prepare to launch an F/A18 Super Hornet from the flight deck on March 22. Ford is currently underway conducting carrier qualifications in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ruben Reed)

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Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Jeremy Mana, from Las Vegas, assigned to USS Gerald R. Ford's (CVN 78) air department, signals an F/A-18E Super Hornet, attached to the "Blue Blasters" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 34, during flight operations in the Atlantic Ocean, March 21, 2020. Ford is currently underway conducting carrier qualifications. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ryan Seelbach)

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An F/A-18E Super Hornet, attached to the "Blue Blasters" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 34, prepares to launch off of Ford's flight deck during flight operations in the Atlantic Ocean, March 21, 2020. Ford is currently underway conducting carrier qualifications. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ryan Seelbach)

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Sailors assigned to USS Gerald R. Ford's (CVN 78) air department verify the weight of an E2-D Advanced Hawkeye, attached to the "Bears Aces" of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 124 on Ford's flight deck during flight operations in the Atlantic Ocean, March 21, 2020. Ford is currently underway conducting carrier qualifications. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ryan Seelbach)
 

Jura

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an interesting tidbit (
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"Given the
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on the ship, the samples had to be flown to a DoD laboratory ashore, which conducted the tests and then contacted the ship at sea."

anyway it's amazing how the Western population is dying by dozens each hour, after let's say three months of watching China (and apparently doing nothing else, as even the USN didn't have test kits onboard recently)
 

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