Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney, citing his emergency powers, has ordered the removal of all city-owned Confederate statues.
The move follows a decision in by the Supreme Court protecting gay and transgender employees from being fired or disciplined.
The statement from attorney David Pressman said Vindman was leaving the Army after more than 21 years.
The policy against attending indoor religious services off base to prevent the spread coronavirus has brought complaints.
At least four Marine Corps units have cased their colors in recent weeks as part of an aggressive plan to reshape the force.
In addition to the base closure, the petition calls for an end to the culture of sexual assault and sexual harassment.
The carrier has been operating in the Eastern Pacific and was in the vicinity of Pearl Harbor at the time.
"She is part of our history and she will not be forgotten," Maj. Gen. Scott Efflandt said.
U.S. Special Operations Command will soon test the launch and recovery of a new SEAL commando minisub from a submarine.