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AP: US Navy crews set record for time at sea

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Pentagon reporter Lolita Baldor broke news with a compelling story about two U.S. warships that set the Navy record – more than five months – for staying at sea as they avoided exposure to COVID-19. Baldor has written extensively about the Navy’s problems coping with the coronavirus pandemic, and her credibility with the Navy gained her access to remotely interview ship captains and crew in the Middle East.

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Sailors participate in a “steel beach” picnic on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), June 6, 2020. The carier is one of two ships that have set a Navy record for consecutive days at sea. – Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Brennen Easter / U.S. Navy via AP
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