The USS San Jacinto kept sailing because coronavirus made it too risky to stop in foreign countries. (AP)
Sailors run on the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower. (AP)
Sailors play cornhole on the flight deck to have fun. (AP)
The sailors practice their swimming skills on their 161st day at sea. (AP)
The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower is one of the ships that broke the record for longest trip at sea. (AP)
“Do not stop for land visits. Keep sailing.” Those were Navy orders. Keep sailors safe from the virus.
Two Navy ships stayed at sea for 161 days. Then more and more days. When did they come home?