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  • USS Theodore Roosevelt Returns from Deployment

    04/20/2009 6:38:04 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 972+ views
    NAVY.mil ^ | Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Bonnie Williams, USN
    NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) returned to its homeport of Norfolk, Va., April 18 after a successful seven-month deployment supporting Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and maritime security and coalition operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet Area of Responsibility (AOR). TR and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8 flew 3,105 sorties in support of OEF, with more than 61,000 pounds of ordnance dropped on target in support of coalition forces. "The dedication of the ship's crew and naval aviators enabled TR to successfully complete its mission supporting Sailors, soldiers, airmen and Marines on the ground in Afghanistan,"...
  • Kuwait on alert for war in Persian Gulf?

    08/13/2008 9:52:15 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 8 replies · 275+ views
    Press TV (Iran) ^ | Tue, 12 Aug 2008 07:58:03 GMT
    Kuwait has activated its Emergency War Plan after an armada of US naval battle groups headed for the Persian Gulf, Middle East Times reports. The report comes after DEBKAfiles claimed on Monday that the USS Theodore Roosevelt, the USS Ronald Reagan, and the USS Iwo Jima are sailing toward the Persian Gulf to reinforce the US strike forces in the region. The US naval force is accompanied by a British Royal Navy carrier battle group and a French nuclear hunter-killer submarine. The deployment is believed to be the largest naval task force assembled by the United States and its allies...
  • '2 US aircraft carriers headed for Gulf'

    08/07/2008 3:08:17 PM PDT · by mojito · 18 replies · 284+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 8/7/2008 | Adam Gonn
    Two additional United States naval aircraft carriers are heading to the Gulf and the Red Sea, according to the Kuwaiti newspaper Kuwait Times. Kuwait began finalizing its "emergency war plan" on being told the vessels were bound for the region. The US Navy would neither confirm nor deny that carriers were en route. US Fifth Fleet Combined Maritime Command located in Bahrain said it could not comment due to what a spokesman termed "force-protection policy." While the Kuwaiti daily did not name the ships it believed were heading for the Middle East, The Media Line's defense analyst said they could...
  • Kuwaiti sources - 2 additional US aircraft carriers heading to Persian Gulf

    08/07/2008 7:02:21 AM PDT · by jhpigott · 67 replies · 4,332+ views
    Two additional United States naval aircraft carriers are heading to the Gulf and the Red Sea, according to the Kuwaiti newspaper Kuwait Times. Kuwait began finalizing its "emergency war plan" on being told the vessels were bound for the region. The US Navy will neither confirm nor deny that carriers are currently en route. US Fifth Fleet Combined Maritime Command located in Bahrain said it could not comment because of what a spokesman termed "force-protection policy." While the Kuwaiti daily did not name the ships it believes are heading for the Middle East, The Media Line's defense analyst said they...
  • Photo thread - French Rafale's carrier quals aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt CVN-71

    07/23/2008 8:38:38 PM PDT · by A.A. Cunningham · 20 replies · 1,562+ views
    080722-N-7571S-001 ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 22, 2008) A French F-2 Rafale launches from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) during the first integrated U.S. and French carrier qualifications aboard a U.S. aircraft carrier. The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group is participating in Joint Task Force Exercise "Operation Brimstone" off the Atlantic coast. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Snyder/Released) 080721-N-7241L-009 ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 21, 2008) A French Rafale M prepares to land aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) during combined French and American carrier qualifications. This event marks the first...
  • What You Can Learn About America from the deck of the USS Theodore Roosevelt

    04/25/2008 8:38:09 AM PDT · by American Quilter · 68 replies · 186+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | April 28, 2008 | P. J. O'Rourke
    Carrier launches are astonishing events. The plane is moved to within what seems like a bowling alley's length of the bow. A blast shield larger than any government building driveway Khomeini-flipper rises behind the fighter jet, and the jet's twin engines are cranked to maximum thrust. A slot-car slot runs down the middle of the bowling alley. The powered-up jet is held at the end of its slot by a steel shear pin smaller than a V-8 can. When the shear pin shears the jet is unleashed and so is a steam catapult that hurls the plane down the slot,...
  • Sailor on Norfolk-based carrier killed in accident at sea (Roosevelt)

    03/09/2008 8:09:27 PM PDT · by RDTF · 21 replies · 1,094+ views
    the Virginian Pilot ^ | March 9, 2008 | Jim Washington
    A sailor on the Norfolk-based carrier Theodore Roosevelt died Saturday from a severe head injury sustained when the ship hit heavy seas off the coast of Florida, the Navy said Sunday. The sailor's name was not released pending family notification. -snip-
  • USN Photo of Day: Forever-Fearsome F-14 Tomcat Fighter Jet's Last Official Launch, Flyby, Landing

    08/07/2006 5:12:47 AM PDT · by EnjoyingLife · 49 replies · 118,517+ views
    United States NavyNews- Eye On the Fleet ^ | July 28, 2006 | Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nathan Laird, USN
    Photo #1: 060728-N-7241L-026 Atlantic Ocean (July 28, 2006) - An F-14D Tomcat, aircraft number 100, assigned to the "Tomcatters" of Fighter Squadron Three One (VF-31) makes a near supersonic fly-by above the flight deck of USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). The F-14 will officially retire in September 2006, after 32 years of service to the fleet. Theodore Roosevelt is completing Joint Task Force Exercises with USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nathan Laird (RELEASED). Caption Source: http://www.navy.mil/view_single.asp?id=37555 - Big Image Link: http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/photos/060728-N-7241L-026.jpg Photo #2: 060728-N-7241L-015 Atlantic Ocean (July 28, 2006)...
  • Theodore Roosevelt Returns From Deployment

    03/12/2006 2:47:21 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 569+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Mar 11, 2006 | Journalist 3rd Class Timothy S. Humphrey
    NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Thousands of friends and family members gathered at Naval Station Norfolk for the return of USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), March 11, following a six-month deployment to the Persian Gulf in support of the global war on terrorism. The early morning arrival of Theodore Roosevelt didn’t deter the crowd. Family members waited in the early Saturday morning chill, anticipating the return of their loved ones. “It’s like Christmas all over again,” said Diane Drach, mother of Machinist's Mate Fireman Ashley Drach, who is stationed aboard Theodore Roosevelt. “We are so proud of her, especially being in...
  • CVW-8 Squadrons Return From USS Theodore Roosevelt

    03/08/2006 6:10:41 PM PST · by SandRat · 11 replies · 506+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet Public Affairs
    NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Six squadrons from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8 will return to Naval Station Norfolk and Naval Air Station Oceana March 9 and 10 following their six-month deployment to the Persian Gulf aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). The remainder of CVW-8’s squadrons will return to their homebases of Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville, Fla., and NAS Whidbey Island, Fla. The “Tomcatters” of Fighter Squadron (VF) 31 and the “Black Lions” of Fighter Squadron (VF) 213 will close a chapter in the history of naval aviation by completing the final combat deployment in the...
  • Ships, planes of Theodore Roosevelt strike group return next week

    03/03/2006 12:52:59 PM PST · by A.A. Cunningham · 2 replies · 340+ views
    WVEC ^ | 3 March 2006
    Ships, planes of Theodore Roosevelt strike group return next week The ships and aircraft of the USS Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group will return home next week from six months supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. The more than 7,500 sailors left September 1. 060303-N-9362D-001 Mediterranean Sea (March 3, 2006) – The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) pass the Rock of Gibraltar as it makes the transit from the Mediterranean Sea to Atlantic Ocean. Roosevelt and embarked Carrier Air Wing Eight (CVW-8) are underway on a regularly scheduled deployment conducting maritime security operations. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate...
  • TR Traps Last Tomcat from Combat Mission

    02/15/2006 3:15:10 PM PST · by A.A. Cunningham · 38 replies · 1,060+ views
    United States Navy ^ | 15 February 2006 | Journalist 2nd Class Stephen Murphy
    TR Traps Last Tomcat from Combat Mission Story Number: NNS060215-15 Release Date: 2/15/2006 4:42:00 PM By Journalist 2nd Class Stephen Murphy, USS Theodore Roosevelt Public Affairs ABOARD USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (NNS) -- A chapter in naval aviation history drew to a close Feb. 8 aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) with the last recovery of an F-14 Tomcat from a combat mission. Piloted by Capt. William G. Sizemore II, commander, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8, Fighter Squadron (VF) 213’s aircraft 204 was trapped at 12:35 a.m. and marked one of the final stages of the Navy’s transition from the F-14...
  • Portsmouth Shipyard to Have Three Carriers at Once

    01/22/2006 7:45:33 PM PST · by DYngbld · 109 replies · 2,142+ views
    AP ^ | 22 Jan 2006
    The Norfolk Naval Shipyard, which typically handles just one aircraft carrier at a time, will be home to three carriers at once this fall, said Navy Capt. Joseph Campbell, the yard's commanding officer. The three carriers make up one-quarter of the nation's flattop fleet and are scheduled to be in the yard simultaneously for several weeks. The USS Harry S. Truman arrived at the yard Jan. 9. It will be joined by the USS Theodore Roosevelt in September and the USS George Washington in October. The Truman is scheduled to depart in November.
  • Captain Bill Sizemore makes his 10,000th trap

    01/03/2006 12:30:25 PM PST · by A.A. Cunningham · 3 replies · 552+ views
    United States Navy ^ | 16 December 2005 | Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Randall Damm
    051216-N-9362D-001 Persian Gulf (Dec. 16, 2005) - Commander Carrier Air Wing Eight (CVW-8), Capt. Bill Sizemore makes his 10,000th trap aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Sizemore was piloting an F-14D Tomcat assigned to the "Blacklions" of Fighter Squadron Two One Three (VF-213). Roosevelt and embarked CVW-8 are underway on a regularly scheduled deployment conducting maritime security operations. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Randall Damm (RELEASED)
  • (reprise)FR EXCLUSIVE:INTERVIEW WITH HIGH LEVEL NAVY COMMANDER -- PRESIDENT BUSH'S TAILHOOK LANDING

    12/30/2005 10:46:08 AM PST · by doug from upland · 14 replies · 1,628+ views
    interveiw with Navy commander | 12-30-2005 (orig. 2003) | dfu
    FR EXCLUSIVE: INTERVIEW WITH HIGH LEVEL NAVY COMMANDER REGARDING PRESIDENT BUSH'S TAILHOOK LANDINGa Navy commander | May 9., 2003 | dfu Posted on 05/09/2003 1:56:27 PM PDT by doug from upland After listening to the rantings and ravings of the DemocRATS who are both jealous and livid after seeing a beloved commander in chief do a tailhook landing on the USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN, I wanted to get the real story. After about 5 calls and transfers and return calls, I just spoke with a Navy commander who deals with public relations. He is very high level, but because this issue...
  • Spanish Ship Joins TR Strike Group

    05/07/2005 5:58:19 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 9 replies · 581+ views
    Navy Newsstand ^ | 5/6/2005 1:55:00 PM | Journalist 2nd Class Kimberly Stephens
    Story Number: NNS050506-03 Release Date: 5/6/2005 1:55:00 PM USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (NNS) -- A ceremony held aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) (TR) May 4 recognized the ongoing friendship between Spain and the United States with the joining of a Spanish ship to the TR Carrier Strike Group. Alvaro de Bazan (F 101), a medium-size Spanish frigate, is now officially a part of Carrier Strike Group 2. “We are pleased and honored to welcome Alvaro de Bazan to Norfolk, Va., and into the TR strike group,” said Commander, Carrier Strike Group 2 Rear Adm. James A. Winnefeld. “This project was...
  • Showdown: Battle groups head for Mideast: Corsi reveals preparations for Bush to confront Iran

    03/23/2005 2:30:13 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 66 replies · 2,059+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Tuesday, March 22, 2005 | Jerome Corsi
    Three carrier battle groups are converging on the Persian Gulf. The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson has departed Singapore and is currently crossing the Indian Ocean, en route to the Middle East. The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt is also on the move, crossing the Atlantic Ocean, reportedly headed toward the Mediterranean. Reports are also circulating that the U.S. Navy has dispatched ships containing nuclear armaments to reinforce the battle groups. This will be the first time since February 2004 that the U.S. has had three major carrier groups stationed on or around the Middle East. Each of the carrier...
  • TR Leads Way in AT/FP

    03/22/2004 2:54:11 PM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 7 replies · 251+ views
    Navy News Stand ^ | March 20, 2004 | Journalist 2nd Class (SW) Kathryn Whittenberger, USS Theodore Roosevelt Public Affairs
    TR Leads Way in AT/FPStory Number: NNS040319-07Release Date: 3/20/2004 1:14:00 PMBy Journalist 2nd Class (SW) Kathryn Whittenberger, USS Theodore Roosevelt Public Affairs USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (NNS) -- USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) is raising the standard when it comes to the Ship’s Self-Defense Force (SSDF). Feb. 9 marked the beginning of a revolution in training, and TR is leading the way with an SSDF Academy. SSDF consists of a group of Sailors whose duty is to protect the ship. As part of the security force, their primary purpose is being the first line of defense against anti-terrorism/force protection (AT/FP)...
  • 'Mumbles', the Surrey girl who became a US Navy bomber pilot in Iraq, returns to base

    01/03/2004 3:17:45 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 51 replies · 491+ views
    The Sunday Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 01/04/04 | Martin Bentham
    Since she was last home two years ago, Ashley has flown her F14 Tomcat on more than 200 hours of combat missions in two wars. She talks to Martin Bentham about life as a 'Top Gun' - and what she will do next.The Christmas tree lights are flickering in the living room of her parents' home in Surrey as Ashley, a former British public schoolgirl, recalls her momentous year.   US Navy lieutenant Ashley "They were shooting at my aircraft, so I had to pay attention, move out of the way and not think about the possible outcome," she says...
  • OPM Delivers Toys to Children of TR Sailors

    12/25/2003 3:26:02 PM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 5 replies · 249+ views
    Navy News Stand ^ | Dec. 24, 2003 | Journalist 2nd Class Andre McIntyre
    OPM Delivers Toys to Children of TR SailorsStory Number: NNS031224-09Release Date: 12/24/2003 12:20:00 PMBy Journalist 2nd Class Andre McIntyre, Naval Reserve Mobile Public Affairs Det. 206, NorfolkNORFOLK (NNS) -- Twenty-five employees of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) traveled from their headquarters in Washington to the hangar bay of USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) Dec. 13 to deliver roughly 1,300 toys to children of Sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier. For the last two years, OPM has provided more than 1,600 toys for this event. OPM adopted the carrier shortly after Sept. 11, 2001, when the ship and...
  • 222 sailors sworn in as Americans under presidential order

    08/09/2003 3:57:23 AM PDT · by csvset · 20 replies · 730+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | August 9, 2003 | MATTHEW DOLAN
    222 sailors sworn in as Americans under presidential order Sailors taking an oath of allegiance on the carrier Roosevelt on Friday included Carlisle Pennycooke from Jamaica, Nai Li from China, Christopher Ezomo from Nigeria, Henol Getachew from Ethiopia, and Johan Peguero from the Dominican Republic. Photos by Bill Tiernan / The Virginian-Pilot. By MATTHEW DOLAN, The Virginian-Pilot © August 9, 2003 NORFOLK -- The first American sailor stood for Albania, the second for Antigua. In the end, more than 200 enlisted Navy men and women followed their lead, rising from their seats to acknowledge the 51 countries they once called...
  • U.S. sailors join ranks of Yanks

    08/09/2003 3:59:47 AM PDT · by kattracks · 5 replies · 200+ views
    NORFOLK, Va. - More than 200 sailors, including many who served the Navy in the war in Iraq, were sworn in yesterday as U.S. citizens. The sailors applied for citizenship under an executive order President Bush issued last year. Under the order, immigrants serving in the military since the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks are eligible for naturalization immediately. "When I look at you, I see myself," said Eduardo Aguirre, director of the federal Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services, who recalled that he came to America at age 15, a Cuban refugee in search of a better life. Aguirre...
  • More Than 200 Sailors Become Citizens

    08/08/2003 8:43:29 AM PDT · by Pern · 7 replies · 550+ views
    AP via iWon.com ^ | Aug. 08, 2003 | AP
    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - More than 200 U.S. Navy sailors, including many who served in the Iraq war, were sworn in Friday as citizens of the country they defend. The sailors had applied for U.S. citizenship under an executive order issued by President Bush last year, which made immigrants serving in the military since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks immediately eligible for naturalization. "When I look at you, I see myself," said Eduardo Aguirre, director of the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services, recalling how he came to the United States as a 15-year-old Cuban refugee in search of a...
  • Aircraft From The Carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt Return Home

    05/28/2003 10:41:09 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 11 replies · 389+ views
    wavy dot com ^ | May 28, 2003
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  • Carrier Roosevelt Taking Truman To Big Navy Show; President To Get First Hand Review (Flashback!)

    05/13/2003 3:35:03 PM PDT · by SunStar · 3 replies · 229+ views
    Carrier Roosevelt Taking Truman To Big Navy Show; President To Get First Hand Review Alexandria Gazette4/22/1946 By United Press President Truman is seeing one of the greatest shows on earth today-and from the best seat in the house. The Chief Executive is aboard the Navy’s mightiest carrier-the Franklin D. Roosevelt-for a first hand review of the brand of action which swept the Pacific clean of Japanese warships. Shortly after breakfast, Mr. Truman and his party were transferred in a launch from the Presidential yacht Williamsburg to the carrier F.D.R. in Hampton Roads, Va. Both the F.D.R. and an accompanying flat-top,...
  • Thunderbolts Return From Missions In Iraq

    05/13/2003 8:47:20 AM PDT · by Stand Watch Listen · 1 replies · 205+ views
    Beaufort (SC) Gazette | May 13, 2003 | Michael Kerr
    Maj. Matt Tolliver was barely out of his jet before his 3-year-old-son, Jacob, started peppering him with questions about the aircraft. Beaming with pride, Jacob wanted to know what every piece of equipment aboard his dad's F/A-18 Hornet was.Tolliver answered his son's questions with a smile that seemed to say "It's good to be home."After three months flying bombing missions over Baghdad and other parts of Iraq from a base in the Kuwaiti desert, Tolliver and nine other pilots from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 251, better known as the Thunderbolts, returned Monday to Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort.For family members,...
  • USS Theodore Roosevelt to Return Home

    05/09/2003 11:41:51 AM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 4 replies · 361+ views
    Navy Newsstand ^ | 5/9/2003 12:09:00 PM | U.S. Atlantic Fleet Public Affairs staff
    Story Number: NNS030509-02 Release Date: 5/9/2003 12:09:00 PM From U.S. Atlantic Fleet Public Affairs NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) is expected to return to homeport May 29, completing nearly a five-month deployment. Although some Theodore Roosevelt Strike Group surface combatants will return with the aircraft carrier, others will remain in theater, but are expected to return to homeport in July, completing about a six-month deployment. Additional information on the return date of these ships will be provided when their schedules are determined and approved. The Norfolk-based Theodore Roosevelt Strike Group deployed Jan. 6 and conducted a...
  • (USS ROOSEVELT) Strikes on Northern Front have crippled fighting ability of 100,000 Iraqis

    04/06/2003 10:32:27 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 2 replies · 255+ views
    boston.com ^ | 4-6-03 | George Jahn
    <p>ABOARD THE USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (AP) Weeks of intense air attacks over northern Iraq have crippled the fighting ability of more than a quarter of Saddam Hussein's army, including Republican Guard elements, Navy commanders say.</p> <p>Though far from the spotlight of the battle for Baghdad, the carrier-launched airstrikes from the USS Theodore Roosevelt and the USS Harry S. Truman are significant not only for control of the north but also for securing the capital, they say.</p>
  • Military Officials Debating Potential Return Dates for USS Theodore Roosevelt

    04/27/2003 2:02:41 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 15 replies · 1,105+ views
    wavy dot com ^ | 4-27-03 | staff
    A decision could soon be on the way for thousands of sailors in the USS Theodore Roosevelt Battle Group.Their return boils down to one question being debated at the highest levels of the military. The answer could mean an early homecoming...or four additional months at sea.WAVY News 10's Military Reporter Patty Culhane has learned there are two dates being debated right now. One brings the Theodore Roosevelt home in early June, which would be the news family members having been hoping to hear.The other - what the crew has been considering the "worst case" scenario - calls for the carrier...
  • Recipe for Breakfast Aboard a Carrier: Take 22,000 Gallons of Orange Juice...

    03/17/2003 12:02:31 AM PST · by Timesink · 18 replies · 309+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 17, 2003 | George Jahn
    Mar 17, 2003Recipe for Breakfast Aboard a Carrier: Take 22,000 Gallons of Orange Juice... By George Jahn Associated Press Writer ABOARD THE USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (AP) - Take 110,400 eggs a month and fry, scramble, or boil gently. Add 18,648 strips of bacon. Serve hot - and start worrying about lunch. It's breakfast time aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt, and when its 4,300 sailors and airmen belly up to the galleys, the going is hot and heavy for the kitchen crews. But as Master Chief R.C. Jio moves past servers dishing up breakfast, the vegetable dicers, the four giant...