‘Choppy Waters’ Await Navy as Virus Strikes Aircraft Carrier
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Navy is the military service hit hardest by the coronavirus crisis. And it's been forced to sideline a symbol of American sea power.
The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt is pier side in Guam after being hit by a wave of infection following a port visit in Vietnam.
The carrier has a crew of more than 5,000 sailors and Marines.
At least two dozen have tested positive for the virus.
The setback may be short-lived, but it highlights the Navy's vulnerability to the global-circling disease.
It also may be a harbinger of setbacks ahead for a sea service that cannot avoid close-quarters training and operations.