US Navy Discharges Sailors from USS Ronald Reagan



On Monday, 28 Navy sailors from the USS Ronald Reagan are being discharged after they were caught using Spice, a designer drug that mimics the effects of marijuana., Reuters Reported that navy official said.

This comes a month after the Navy said it was discharging another 64 sailors, most of them from the Nimitz class supercarrier USS Carl Vinson, for using drugs.

“The Navy’s policy on drug use is clear, it is zero tolerance and our personnel are made very aware of it from the start,” said Lieutenant Beth Teach, spokeswoman for the U.S. Navy Third Fleet.

“Drug use puts lives at risk, and it cuts into our readiness and safety,” she said.

It was not immediately clear when the twenty-eight  sailors who are being discharged used Spice, or how exactly they were caught.

Teach said it was still early in the investigation, and she did not provide details on the ages or ranks of the sailors.

The USS Ronald Reagan returned to its home port of San Diego in September after a seven month deployment, Teach said.

It generally takes six to 10 weeks for the Navy to complete a discharge of its sailors and process them out of the military, Teach said.

Naval Today Staff , November 22, 2011;