Theodore Roosevelt on First Post-COVID Carrier Qualifications

September 23, 2020 = USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) departed Naval Air Station North Island, Sept. 23, to test the ship’s capabilities and to complete fleet replacement squadron carrier qualifications (FRS CQ). This is the first time the ship has been underway since returning from a scheduled deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations, July 9. “It is…

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Carl Vinson, Navy’s first operational F-35C squadron conduct flight deck certification

September 18, 2020 – USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) successfully completed several certifications, including flight deck certification (FDC) and carrier air traffic control center (CATCC) certification, Sept. 17, after nearly a week of flight deck operations designed to ready the carrier for future operations. The underway also marked the first time that Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2 and Vinson, both…

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