The U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) will return to South America, Central America, and the Caribbean mid-June to begin a five-month medical assistance mission in response to the humanitarian crisis created by the ongoing political and economic instability in Venezuela.
To encourage innovation, experimentation, and combat readiness, Vice Adm. Richard Brown, Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, announced the establishment of Surface Development Squadron ONE (SURFDEVRON ONE).
Navy released NAVADMIN 108/19, May 10, alerting Sailors and command leadership of the importance of universal training precautions (UTP) to reduce the risk of exercise-related collapse and death during physical exercise, to include the Physical Readiness Test (PRT) and command physical training.
The Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Rhode Island (SSBN 740) along with the U.S. Navy's Strategic Systems Programs (SSP) conducted a successful test flight of one unarmed Trident II D5 missile, May 9.
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson is scheduled to visit India, May 12 to 14, to meet with Chief of the Naval Staff Adm. Sunil Lanba and other senior Navy, military, and national security officials of India.