Acting Secretary of the Navy McPherson Balks at Reinstating Theodore Roosevelt CO

April 29, 2020 – After carefully reviewing the preliminary inquiry into the events surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), the Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. Mike Gilday, provided me with his recommendations. Following our discussion, I have unanswered questions that the preliminary inquiry has identified and that can only be answered by a deeper review. Therefore,…

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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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Statement From SECNAV on Relief of CO Aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt

April 2, 2020 – Statement from the Acting Secreatry of the Navy Thomas B. Modly, regarding the relief of the Commanding Officer of USS Theodore Roosevelt. ————— Good afternoon. Thank you again for your diligence and courage in keeping the American people informed as we all deal with the profound ramifications, and rapid developments, associated with this crisis. I am…

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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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USS Theodore Roosevelt & Bunker Hill Visit Viet Nam

VNA photo March 5, 2020 – The visit of US Navy aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG52) to Đà Nẵng contributes to the development of the relations between Việt Nam and the US, according to spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry Lê Thị Thu Hằng. She was speaking during the regular press conference…

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Ike and Charles de Gaulle Participate in Cross-Deck Aircraft Launches and Recoveries

March 3, 2020 – USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) and FS Charles de Gaulle (R91) participated in cross-deck inter-operability exercises in the Mediterranean Sea March 3. The unique opportunity allowed pilots from both navies to land and launch on the two flight decks while the leaders of each strike group met aboard both carriers for a tour and an…

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