Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group Conducts PASSEX with Indian Navy

The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group conducted a bilateral formation sail with the Indian Navy, March 25, upon their return to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations (AOO) as part of its regularly scheduled deployment. The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), along with the guided-missile destroyers USS Halsey (DDG 97) and USS Preble (DDG 88), conducted the formation sail with the Indian frigate INS Tarkash (F50). “It was a fantastic day at sea to work alongside the Indian Navy at the start of our 7th Fleet operations,”…

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Lake Champlain Stops in Hawaii

USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) arrived in Hawaii for a scheduled port visit, March 22. The port visit will allow the crew to resupply, conduct maintenance and enjoy some time off the ship. “The crew has done a fantastic job throughout our deployment to the western Pacific, while keeping Lake Champlain mission ready,” said Capt. Jen Ellinger, commanding officer for Lake Champlain. “We are looking forward to our brief stop in Hawaii.” Lake Champlain began a regularly-scheduled deployment upon departing San Diego in January with the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike…

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Theodore Roosevelt Supports OIR and OFS in U.S. 5th Fleet

USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and the ships of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9 have performed a vital role in Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) and Operation Freedom’s Sentinel (OFS) since December within the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. “We have made it our priority to meet every tasking in support of counterterrorism operations and the defeat of ISIS,” said Rear Adm. Steve Koehler, commander, CSG 9. “The complex environment on the ground in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan and on the sea in the 5th Fleet AOO takes every ship…

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Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group Departs for Deployment

USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) departed San Diego for a regularly scheduled deployment, Oct. 6. Theodore Roosevelt, the flagship of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9, will join USS Bunker Hill (CG 52), USS Halsey (DDG 97), USS Sampson (DDG 102) and USS Preble (DDG 88) for a routine deployment. The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group deployment is an example of the U.S. Navy’s routine presence in waters around the globe, displaying commitment to stability, regional cooperation and economic prosperity for all nations. “The U.S. Navy carrier strike group is the…

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Bunker Hill Begins Western Pacific Deployment Sporting New Hull Number Style

USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) departed San Diego for a scheduled seven-month deployment, Oct. 7.  Operating forward, Bunker Hill will serve as the Integrated Air and Missile Warfare Commander of the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG), prepared to control the sea and project power where and when the nation needs.  “The U.S. Navy carrier strike group is the most versatile, capable force at sea,” said Rear Adm. Steve Koehler, commander, Carrier Strike Group 9. “After nearly a year of training and integration exercises, the entire team is ready as…

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USS Sampson departs for deployment with Theodore Roosevelt Strike Group

USS Sampson (DDG 102) departed its homeport of Naval Station Everett for a scheduled deployment, Oct. 3. Sampson is assigned to Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9, which has spent the past year preparing for deployment. CSG 9 completed a series of pre-deployment inspections and training evolutions, including Board of Inspection and Survey and a Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX). The strike group’s readiness was evaluated through a variety of training scenarios covering command and control functions, crew safety evolutions, search and rescue operations, damage control testing, and other operational capabilities…

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