Theodore Roosevelt CSG Begins Exercise Northern Edge 2021

May 4, 2021 – The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG) began Exercise Northern Edge 2021 (NE21) in the Gulf of Alaska, May 3. The exercise includes assets from TRCSG, Makin Island Amphibious Readiness Group (MKIARG) and embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, and other U.S. military units in the continental United States and from U.S. installations in the U.S. Indo-Pacific…

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Theodore Roosevelt CSG Indian Ocean Live-Fire Exercise

March 16, 2021 – The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG) conducted a live-fire exercise in the Indian Ocean March 12. Units from the strike group engaged inflatable surface targets with a variety of weapons systems. F/A-18E Super Hornets from the “Golden Warriors” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 87 and the “Blue Diamonds” of VFA-146 dropped Mark 76 inert bombs,…

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USS Russell Conducts FONOP in Spratly Islands

February 17, 2021 – Today, USS Russell (DDG 59) asserted navigational rights and freedoms in the Spratly Islands, consistent with international law. This freedom of navigation operation (“FONOP”) upheld the rights, freedoms and lawful uses of the sea recognized in international law by challenging unlawful restrictions on innocent passage imposed by China, Vietnam and Taiwan. Unlawful and sweeping maritime claims…

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Theodore Roosevelt CSG Bilateral Exercise with JMSDF

January 15, 2021 – Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG) conducted a bilateral maritime exercise with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, Jan. 15. The exercise, which focused on increasing combat readiness and warfighting excellence, included USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), USS Bunker Hill (CG 52), USS John Finn (DDG 113), JS Kongo (DDG 173), and JS Asahi (DD 119). “Carrier…

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USS Russell Engages with Partners during Oceania Transit

January 18, 2021 – USS Russell (DDG 59) completed an Oceania transit and presence operation Jan. 18 interacting with partners and upholding commitments with the Republic of Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, and Papua New Guinea. Russell conducted a brief stop for fuel in Majuro, RMI Jan. 7. After successfully completing their fueling and replenishment at Majuro, Russell…

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Search Ends for Missing USS Theodore Roosevelt Sailor

December 13, 2020 – The U.S. Navy ended search and rescue efforts for a missing Sailor assigned to USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and has changed his status to deceased. The search ended at sunset Saturday after Theodore Roosevelt, USS Bunker Hill (CG 52), USS Russell (DDG 59), USS Howard (DDG 83), USS Charleston (LCS 18), USS Portland (LPD 27)…

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USNS Henry J Kaiser Replenishes Theodore Roosevelt CSG After Tiger Cruise Stop Cancelled

July 5, 2020 – Off the coast of Hawaii, the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Henry J. Kaiser (T-AO 187) did its part to help the ships of the USS Theodore Roosevelt Strike Group on their trip home to San Diego following a deployment to the Indo Pacific region, by providing fuel and stores during replenishments at sea.…

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USN & USMC Strengthen Integrated Warfighting Capabilities

May 14, 2020 – Units and personnel from the U.S. Navy and the U.S Marine Corps are conducting integrated operations in support of regional security and stability in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. These operations at sea focus on interoperability to further develop warfighting concepts, improve distributed maritime operations, and enable real-world proficiency and readiness in response to…

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