Nimitz Carrier Strike Group Arrives in Guam

June 23, 2020 – The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group, consisting of aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68), guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59), and guided-missile destroyers USS Sterett (DDG 104) and USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114), pulled into Guam for a safe haven liberty port visit, June 24. The visit is the third of its kind since USS Blue Ridge…

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USS Theodore Roosevelt Command Investigation Results Released

June 19, 2020 – Today, with the full concurrence of the Secretary of the Navy, Kenneth J. Braithwaite, the Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. Mike Gilday, announced the results of the command investigation into the events surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Following a thorough review, Adm. Gilday determined that the promotion of Rear Adm. Stuart…

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Theodore Roosevelt Departs Guam Mission Ready

June 4, 2020 – USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) departed Apra Harbor to continue its scheduled deployment in the Indo-Pacific, June 4. The ship left Naval Base Guam and entered the Philippine Sea manned and ready to provide maritime security, maintain freedom of the seas in accordance with international law and customs, and operate with international partners and allies to…

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Base Port Operations: ‘Commitment and Ability to Protect America has Not Changed’

March 29, 2020 – People first and mission always. For the port operations teams across the Navy’s shore enterprise, their strong commitment to mission accomplishment is unwavering – even during a pandemic. As many communities face the challenges brought upon by COVID-19, the more than 1,800 port operations personnel at Navy installations worldwide continue to support vessels as they pull…

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Theodore Roosevelt Prepares to Return to Sea

April 20, 2020 – Hundreds of sailors began the transition from quarantine and isolation to the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) April 29, as the ship prepares to return to sea after a bow-to-stern deep cleaning process. More than 4,000 sailors who tested negative for COVID-19 have been in quarantine in hotels off base. It will take several…

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Seventh Fleet in Damage Control Mode After Theodore Roosevelt CO Removal

April 5, 2020 – The Commander of U.S. 7th Fleet visited USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) leadership in port at Naval Base Guam while the aircraft carrier undergoes its COVID-19 recovery efforts April 5. Vice Adm. Bill Merz, commander, U.S. 7th Fleet arrived on Guam to support the ongoing recovery effort on the Nimitz-class carrier, and he met with the…

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Chief of Naval Operations Statement on USS Theodore Roosevelt

March 26, 2020 – The following statement was released today by the Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. Mike Gilday: “As testing continues, additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been discovered aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt. We are taking this threat very seriously and are working quickly to identify and isolate positive cases while preventing further spread of the virus aboard the…

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