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COVID and the Military

Old 13th Apr 2020, 13:16
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A Roosevelt sailor has died of COVID.

https://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=112614
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Old 13th Apr 2020, 16:01
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By all accounts the Captain refused to allow any other Officer to sign the letter knowing full well it was the end of his career.

That Meme may have encapsulated him more than anybody realised at the time.

Give it 5 years and he will be in Congress.
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Old 13th Apr 2020, 18:52
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1. He can write a book join the speaker's circle and finally a movie will be made about him.
2. Or the Navy could reinstate him ASAP to quiet things down fastest and keep him quiet before 1.
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Old 13th Apr 2020, 21:52
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The Thunderbirds did a low level flyover of 14 hospitals in the Las Vegas metropolitan area showing support for health care workers.




As one resident commented: Only in Las Vegas can you see the Area 51 commuter transport "Janet Airlines" aircraft, a pyramid and sphinx (the Luxor), a snow covered mountain and The Thunderbirds all in a single shot !



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Old 14th Apr 2020, 01:00
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Full coverage - multiple cameras all over Las Vegas - plus commentary from 57 Wing Commander

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Old 14th Apr 2020, 02:04
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Originally Posted by Less Hair View Post
1. He can write a book join the speaker's circle and finally a movie will be made about him.
2. Or the Navy could reinstate him ASAP to quiet things down fastest and keep him quiet before 1.
The Defense Secretary has already hinted that he may reinstate Crozier.
Given the mass of infected sailors (over 550 at last count) and now at least one death, the Captain's letter prevented a hugely embarrassing 'plague ship' development from happening.
I think vindication would help boost morale and also the Navy's public image.
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Old 14th Apr 2020, 13:07
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An inspiration to us all.. 100 laps of his garden at 99.. £1.4 million raised and says he might try for 200 laps..

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan...herts-52278746

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Old 15th Apr 2020, 22:12
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His total raised is now over £9 million, truly incredible!
Amazing to think his initial target was £1000.
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Old 15th Apr 2020, 22:34
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My worry is as long as it keeps rolling in he intends to keep on going, one would hate for him to feel obligated and over exert himself in the process.
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Old 15th Apr 2020, 22:39
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10 mil 245k as of now.
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Old 16th Apr 2020, 06:42
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https://www.france24.com/en/20200415...fence-ministry

A third of French aircraft carrier crew have Covid-19, says defence ministry

A third of the nearly 2,000 sailors who were aboard France's aircraft carrier and support craft when a coronavirus outbreak occurred at sea have tested positive for the virus, the defence ministry said on Wednesday.With two-thirds of test results in, 668 sailors from the Charles-de-Gaulle and escort vessels in its battle group are confirmed to have the virus, it said. Thirty-one were being treated in hospital, and one was in intensive care, a ministry statement said.........

Sailors from the Charles-de-Gaulle, one of the frigates and the pilots who returned the aircraft to their respective bases, are all placed in isolation for 14 days, the ministry said. There had been no virus outbreak on the other frigate.

So far, 1,767 sailors from the battle group have been tested for the virus, the vast majority from the aircraft carrier itself, said the ministry statement. Some thirty percent of results are still outstanding, meaning more than half of those tested so far have come back positive.......



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Old 16th Apr 2020, 06:51
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Capt Tom now over £12 million and rising.
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Old 16th Apr 2020, 08:45
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Good to see the US media getting its priorities right. Why isn't our own Defence Secretary taking a firm stance on the critical issue of haircuts?
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Old 16th Apr 2020, 09:25
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Originally Posted by FODPlod View Post
Good to see the US media getting its priorities right. Why isn't our own Defence Secretary taking a firm stance on the critical issue of haircuts?
Relating raising the flag on Iwo Jima with hair cuts and applying it to a disease that requires physical contact to spread...if a jar head displays discipline then how come SF have beards and beautiful boofons?





Here we see US servicemen doing their job while also being unshaven. Thank you for your service 🇺🇸



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Old 16th Apr 2020, 13:48
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Capt Tom now over £12 million and rising.

Over 16 million so far

Donation summary

Total raised £13,956,501.51 + £2,576,295.20 Gift Aid
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Old 25th Apr 2020, 06:55
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https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...-over-covid-19

Brett Crozier: US navy seeks to reinstate captain demoted over Covid-19

The US navy has recommended reinstating the fired captain of the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, whose crew hailed him as their hero for risking his job to safeguard their lives from coronavirus, officials have said.The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the navy’s leadership made the recommendation to reinstate Brett Crozier to the defence secretary, Mark Esper, on Friday, three weeks after Crozier was relieved of command after the leak of a letter he wrote calling on the navy for stronger measures to protect the crew.

The Pentagon issued a statement acknowledging Esper received the results of the navy’s preliminary inquiry into the Roosevelt incident. But it added that Esper wanted to review a written copy of the completed inquiry. Suggesting no decision was imminent, the statement said Esper “intends to thoroughly review the report and will meet again with navy leadership to discuss next steps”. The navy said in a statement, “no final decisions have been made”.

The House armed services committee chairman, Adam Smith, a Democrat, called for Crozier’s immediate reinstatement. “During this time of crisis, Captain Crozier is exactly what our sailors need: a leader who inspires confidence,” he said.

A senior US defence official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Esper wanted to be sure that the final navy report would stand up to public scrutiny before signing off and stressed that the Roosevelt outbreak inquiry went far beyond Crozier. But Esper’s deliberations raised questions about whether political or other considerations might override the navy’s recommendations in a case that has seen Democrats vocally critical of the Trump administration’s handling of the matter.........
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Old 25th Apr 2020, 09:45
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Originally Posted by racedo View Post
Most important message to the crew was "I will do everything to ensure you are safe, even at the expense of my career", figure he will spend 3 months on the beach and then return.
Maybe I was off by a couple of weeks.
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Old 29th Apr 2020, 00:11
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Question: Are the UK Armed Forces guys performing roadside antibodies tests wearing appropriate and safe equipment. Or (as is all too familiar) they performing their duties with inadequate kit?

As a couple of mean asides>>>>
Has anybody ever thought about calling Civil Servants in to do these sort of jobs? How about firemen doing it instead of kipping at night so that they're well rested for their secondary jobs during the daytime.

Do any other groups of Government employees spring to mind folks?
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Old 29th Apr 2020, 08:02
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Traffic wardens?
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Old 29th Apr 2020, 10:30
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Never mind Govt. employees,

How about journalists, lawyers, and estate agents.
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