Home : Media : News : News Article View
NEWS | Oct. 24, 2017

Theodore Roosevelt Strike Group Arrives in 7th Fleet

By Carrier Strike Group 9

PACIFIC OCEAN - The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG) entered the 7th Fleet area of operations (AOO), Oct. 23, to conduct maritime security operations, theater security cooperation, and port visits as part of the U.S. Navy's ongoing presence in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

Theodore Roosevelt, the flagship of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9, is joined by the guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52), and the guided-missile destroyers USS Halsey (DDG 97), USS Preble (DDG 88) and USS Sampson (DDG 102).

"Entering 7th Fleet is an exciting opportunity to integrate with other U.S. Navy units in the AOO, as well as operate with our partners and allies in the region," said Rear Adm. Steve Koehler, commander of Carrier Strike Group 9. "We look forward to continued partnerships that lead to mutual security and common views about operating at sea."

TRCSG consists of the staff of Destroyer Squadron 23 and the squadrons of Carrier Air Wing 17 (CVW 17), which includes Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 113, VFA 94, VFA 22, Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 312, Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 139, Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 116, Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 6, Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 73, and Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 30.

"USS Theodore Roosevelt is prepared to carry out the full spectrum of possible missions, from humanitarian relief to combat operations," said Capt. Carlos Sardiello, Theodore Roosevelt's commanding officer. "When a carrier leaves on deployment, we have to be ready for anything."

Roosevelt left its homeport of San Diego, California, Oct. 6, for a regularly-scheduled deployment to the U.S. 7th and 5th Fleet areas of operation. Roosevelt's last deployment to 7th Fleet was in 2015 during the ship's homeport shift from Norfolk, Virginia.
CONNECT WITH USINDOPACOM
Facebook

Like Us
Twitter
307,116
Follow Us

ENGAGE & CONNECT MORE WITH PACOM

                                                 

IN THE USINDOPACOM NEWS
USINDOPACOM Statement on DPRK Missile Launch​
Jan. 16, 2022 - We are aware of the ballistic missile launches and are consulting closely with our allies and partners. While we have assessed that this event does not pose an immediate threat to U.S. personnel or territory, or to our...

USINDOPACOM Statement on DPRK Missile Launch​
Jan. 14, 2022 - We are aware of the ballistic missile launch and are consulting closely with our allies and partners. While we have assessed that this event does not pose an immediate threat to U.S. personnel or territory, or to our allies,...

Readout of Japan, Republic of Korea and U.S. Defense Trilateral Call
Jan. 13, 2022 - WASHINGTON -- Defense officials from Japan, the Republic of Korea (ROK), and the United States conducted a call on January 13, 2022 to discuss regional security affairs.Japanese Director General for Defense Policy Masuda...

Agency Addresses Hypersonic Vehicle Detection, Satellite Survivability
U.S. Army Soldiers finish setting up multiple scalable satellite nodes on the validation site on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, July 13, 2021. This equipment provides vital communication and network operations support for the I Corps command post that will oversee Exercise Forager 21.
Jan. 13, 2022 - WASHINGTON -- The Space Development Agency (SDA) will be fielding satellites that will provide eyes-on capability to detect maneuverable hypersonic glide vehicles during flight, and those satellites will be affordable and...

DOD Officials Say Service Members, Families Pay Price of Continuing Resolutions
In this file photo, an Air Force Global Strike Command unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operation test at 11:49 p.m. PT Feb. 23, 2021, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. ICBM test launches demonstrate the U.S. nuclear enterprise is safe, secure, effective and ready to defend the United States and its allies. ICBMs provide the U.S. and its allies the necessary deterrent capability to maintain freedom to operate and navigate globally in accordance with international laws and norms.
Jan. 13, 2022 - WASHINGTON -- Service members and their families will suffer if Congress passes a full-year continuing resolution for fiscal 2022, Defense Department officials told the House Appropriations defense subcommittee today.A...