USA—Navy Cancels, Postpones Deployments Due To Sailor Shortage, New Readiness Requirements

Military.Com | 02/28/2019

The U.S. Navy has cancelled or delayed ship deployments over the last year due to personnel shortages and new readiness requirements put in place after a pair of deadly accidents in 2017, reports The service canceled the deployment of the destroyer USS Momsen to the South Pacific and elected not to send the amphibious ship USS John P. Murtha to the Rim of the Pacific exercise last year due to these ongoing concerns, Adm. John Aquilino, head of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, told...

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