"Shandong", the first fully domestically built Chinese aircraft carrier, enters naval service.
The Philippine military demands that China stop "dangerous and offensive" actions in the South China Sea after a People's Liberation Army Navy ship performed "aggressive maneuvers" near the disputed Thitu Island last week.
United States Navy Captain Brett Crozier is dismissed as the commander of the USS "Theodore Roosevelt" aircraft carrier after he publicly raised concerns about a COVID-19 outbreak on the ship. U.S. Navy Secretary Thomas Modly says the commander "exercised extremely poor judgement". At least 100 people aboard the vessel have been reportedly infected.
United States Navy Captain Brett Crozier requests urgent help from The Pentagon following an outbreak of COVID-19 aboard the USS "Theodore Roosevelt" aircraft carrier, which is currently docked in Guam. Crozier has recommended quarantining almost the entire crew of 4,000.
Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera states that the country has lodged a protest with China after a People's Liberation Army Navy frigate directed weapon-targeting radar at a Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer near the disputed Senkaku Islands.
The Enterprise 6, the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, is officially inactivated in ceremonies held at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia, completing a 51-year career in the United States Navy. In a pre-recorded speech, U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announces that the U.S. Navy's third Gerald R. Ford carrier, CVN-80, will be named "Enterprise".