Bremerton’s Seventh Consecutive On-Time Carrier Overhaul

May 30, 2019 – Declaring the massive overhaul of USS Nimitz (CVN 68) complete on May 27, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility celebrated its seventh consecutive early or on-time completion of an aircraft carrier availability. Nimitz’s docking planned incremental availability (DPIA) ended four days ahead of schedule, completing sea trials on Memorial Day. “Congratulations to team Nimitz,” said Capt. Howard Markle, PSNS & IMF commander. “You have done a tremendous job in returning Nimitz to the fleet ahead of schedule and within budget. The Nimitz project team,…

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Carrier Strike Group Nine Completes Exercise Northern Edge 2019

May 28, 2019 – USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and select ships from Carrier Strike Group Nine (CSG-9), along with U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, and Marine Corps service members, successfully concluded Exercise Northern Edge 2019 (NE19), May 24, bringing an end to Alaska’s largest biannual joint-military training exercise. The training exercise, which ran from May 13–24, was designed to prepare joint forces to respond to crises in the Indo-Pacific. More than 10,000 service members and approximately 250 aircraft from the Air Force, Army, Marines, and Navy, from active duty,…

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Exercise Northern Edge 2019 kicks off in Alaska

May 13, 2019 – Approximately 10,000 U.S. military personnel are participating in exercise Northern Edge 2019 (NE19), a joint training exercise hosted by U.S. Pacific Air Forces, on and above central Alaska ranges and the Gulf of Alaska, May 13-24. NE19 is one in a series of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command exercises in 2019 that prepares joint forces to respond to crises in the Indo-Pacific. The exercise is designed to sharpen participants’ tactical combat skills, to improve command, control and communication relationships, and to develop interoperable plans and programs across the…

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US Navy Contract Announcements June 8, 2018

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, is awarded $862,249,233 for modification P00021 to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm target contract (N00019-17-C-0003) for the procurement of 15 F/A-18E and 3 F/A-18F Lot 42 full rate production aircraft for the Navy.  Work will be performed in El Segundo, California (41 percent); St. Louis, Missouri (22 percent); Fort Wayne, Texas (2 percent); Mesa, Arizona (1 percent); Torrance, California (1 percent); Ontario, Canada (1 percent); Greenlawn, New York (1 percent); Independence, Ohio (1 percent); Irvine, California (1 percent); Bloomington, Minnesota (1 percent); and various locations…

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USS Sampson Returns to Everett After Deployment

USS Sampson (DDG 102) is scheduled to return to homeport at Naval Station Everett May 9, completing a seven-month deployment. Sampson departed Everett to join Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group Oct. 3. The destroyer provided seaborne protection to the strike group, escorted high-value ships, and served nearby communities during port calls in the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operation. “Seeing Sampson’s sailors grow professionally and tactically has been the most rewarding part of this deployment. Their efforts enabled Sampson to successfully complete every mission when called upon,” said…

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USS Theodore Roosevelt Completes 7-Month Deployment

Approximately 5,000 Sailors and Marines embarked aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) returned to their homeport of Naval Air Station North Island, May 7, after a successful seven-month deployment. Theodore Roosevelt departed San Diego, Oct. 6 and spent the deployment supporting Operations Inherent Resolve and Freedom’s Sentinel, as well as maritime security cooperation efforts in 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operations. The ship transited more than 56,000 miles, and made five port calls in four different countries, to include the United Arab Emirates, the Kingdom of…

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US Navy Contract Announcements April 30, 2018

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a $1,421,735,530 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for recurring logistics services for delivered F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter air systems in support of the Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, non-Department of Defense (DoD) participants, and foreign military sales (FMS) customers. Services to be provided include ground maintenance activities; action request resolution; depot activation activities; Automatic Logistics Information System operations and maintenance; reliability, maintainability and health management implementation and support; supply chain management; and activities to provide and support pilot and…

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US Navy Contract Announcements April 20, 2018

URS Group Inc., Morrisville, North Carolina, is awarded $14,557,557 for firm-fixed-price task order N6945018F0077 under a previously awarded multiple award construction contract (N62470-13-D-6022) for expansion of the Expeditionary Legal Complex at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.  The work to be performed provides for design and construction of new structures at the Expeditionary Legal Complex supporting the Office of Military Commissions.  Work includes general purpose administration/legal buildings including Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities provided for each of six capital defense teams ensuring each defense team is separated from one another along with…

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USS Theodore Roosevelt Arrives in Manila

USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) arrived in Manila for a scheduled port visit April 11. “We are excited to visit the Philippines and spend time in this part of the Indo-Pacific,” said Rear Adm. Steve Koehler, commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9. “The Philippines has long been a part of U.S. Navy history, and we look forward to continuing that valued relationship and partnership.” During the port visit, Sailors and Marines will participate in cultural exchanges, community relations events, and Morale, Welfare and Recreation…

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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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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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RFA Fort Rosalie Joins Theodore Roosevelt CSG

Personnel from RFA Fort Rosalie were welcomed aboard their American equivalent as the Naval Service vessel joined a US task group in the Gulf. Following her operations with the Royal Australian Navy, Fort Rosalie is now supporting the US Navy’s Theodore Roosevelt carrier strike group. Seven of Fort Rosalie’s ship’s company flew from their ship by US MH-60 Seahawk helicopter to the USNS Matthew Perry for a two-day visit. The trip enabled personnel to get first-hand knowledge of how the US Military Sealift Command ship operates her helicopters, flight deck…

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TR, CVW-17 Launch in Support of Operation Inherent Resolve

The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (CSG) and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 began sorties from the Arabian Gulf in support of Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR).  “The first day of flight operations supporting Operation Inherent Resolve is a highly-anticipated day where the Theodore Roosevelt strike group transitions into combat operations to demonstrate our continued commitment to this region and our partner nations,” said Rear Adm. Steve Koehler, commander of Carrier Strike Group 9. “Success in this important mission takes every Sailor and Marine on board working as a team.…

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Three-Carrier Strike Force Conducts Exercise in Western Pacific

A three-carrier naval force is finishing a multi-day exercise in the Western Pacific, demonstrating the Navy’s unique capability to operate multiple carrier strike groups as a coordinated effort, according to Navy officials. “The United States Navy is the only force in the world able to carry out such an exercise,” a Navy official told DoD News. The exercise features the aircraft carriers USS Ronald Reagan, USS Nimitz, and USS Theodore Roosevelt and includes air defense drills, sea surveillance, replenishments at sea, defensive air combat training, close-in coordinated maneuvers and other…

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Three-carrier strike force exercise to commence in Western Pacific

The USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), USS Nimitz (CVN 68), and USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) strike groups will commence a three-carrier strike force exercise in the Western Pacific, Nov 11-14. Units assigned to the strike force will conduct coordinated operations in international waters in order to demonstrate the U.S. Navy’s unique capability to operate multiple carrier strike groups as a coordinated strike force effort. “It is a rare opportunity to train with two aircraft carriers together, and even rarer to be able to train with three,” said U.S. Pacific…

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