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  • What is the USS Theodore Roosevelt doing in the Gulf of Aden? Nobody knows.

    04/22/2015 1:09:36 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 49 replies
    Charting Course Blog sgberman.com ^ | April 22, 2015 | Steve Berman
    [Snip]...But Marie Harf, Queen of Nonsense, insists that the carrier group (carriers never travel alone, by the way, they keep missile frigates, destroyers, Aegis cruisers, tenders, and a few submarines around for security) is only there to “ensure the shipping lanes remain open and safe” — and “not to do anything in terms of those Iranian ships.” Any suggestion to the contrary is “blatantly untrue– so this discreet movement of U.S. assets is for a discreet purpose,” Harf said. To paraphrase what Teddy Roosevelt might say: W.T.F!?
  • USS Theodore Roosevelt Aircraft Destroy IED Production Facility

    10/22/2005 3:41:41 PM PDT · by SandRat · 26 replies · 1,287+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Oct 22, 2005
    ABOARD USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (NNS) -- Aircraft assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8 stationed aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) continued to provide support to coalition troops on the ground in Iraq Oct. 19. F-14 Tomcats from Fighter Squadron (VF) 31 conducted precision strikes on a known Improvised Explosive Device (IED) production facility northeast of Baghdad. The fighter jets joined a handful of other Roosevelt-based aircraft this week that have conducted strikes in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom while protecting coalition ground troops. IEDs have been one of the biggest threats to coalition ground forces since the beginning of...
  • Kennedy Strike Group Conducts Composite Training Unit Exercise

    03/09/2004 7:29:15 PM PST · by BykrBayb · 5 replies · 346+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | 3/5/2004 | Commander, U.S. 2nd Fleet Public Affairs
    Story Number: NNS040305-01 Release Date: 3/5/2004 9:40:00 AM From Commander, U.S. 2nd Fleet Public Affairs NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Ships and aircraft of the USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) Carrier Strike Group (CSG) are in the midst of their Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX). The exercise, which began Feb. 21, is scheduled to run through mid-March, and will use the Virginia Capes and Jacksonville, Fla., operating areas and training ranges along the East Coast and Gulf Coast of Florida. Additionally, the exercise will involve complex strike group training events, naval surface fire support training and air-to-ground events. COMPTUEX is...
  • OPM Delivers Toys to Children of TR Sailors

    12/25/2003 3:26:02 PM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 5 replies · 249+ views
    Navy News Stand ^ | Dec. 24, 2003 | Journalist 2nd Class Andre McIntyre
    OPM Delivers Toys to Children of TR SailorsStory Number: NNS031224-09Release Date: 12/24/2003 12:20:00 PMBy Journalist 2nd Class Andre McIntyre, Naval Reserve Mobile Public Affairs Det. 206, NorfolkNORFOLK (NNS) -- Twenty-five employees of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) traveled from their headquarters in Washington to the hangar bay of USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) Dec. 13 to deliver roughly 1,300 toys to children of Sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier. For the last two years, OPM has provided more than 1,600 toys for this event. OPM adopted the carrier shortly after Sept. 11, 2001, when the ship and...
  • Aircraft From The Carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt Return Home

    05/28/2003 10:41:09 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 11 replies · 389+ views
    wavy dot com ^ | May 28, 2003
      Home News Money & Finance Military News Consumer News Political News Today in History Top Entertainment News Net News - Sponsored by KTC Group National News International News Weather Sports Health 10 On Your Side Community Entertainment JobFinder 10 WAVY People Programming Experts On Your Side Advertising About WAVY Contact 10  May 28, 2003 News Aircraft From The Carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt Return Home Printer Friendly Version Click here to view a video report on the return of the C2-A Greyhounds .Click here to view a video report on the return of the Bear Aces flying the E2-C Hawkeye....
  • DNC's Terry McAuliffe Asks WH for Pledge Not to Use Carrier Footage in 2004 Campaign

    05/09/2003 10:34:27 AM PDT · by ewing · 439 replies · 2,460+ views
    Considering the expense to the American taxpayer and use of American men and women as 'extras' for this media stunt, President George W. Bush should pledge that his USS Lincoln landing not appear in any 2004 Presidential Campaign Commercials and Videos.Press release recieved at the National Journal May 9
  • Clinton Flack Joe Lockhart-'Subpoenas Flying/Blood on Floor if Clinton Visited Aircraft Carrier'

    05/09/2003 8:57:24 AM PDT · by ewing · 109 replies · 565+ views
    Jackie Calmes of the Wall Street Journal weaves this seamlessly into her 'Washington Wire.''Top Gun' backfires but on Whom?Democrats demand probes follwing reports that President Georeg W. Bush didn't have to fly a jet aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln, as the White House said, but was near enough to a helicopter, and that the troops could have come home a day earlier.'If that had been Bill Clinton,' says former [Presidential] spokesman Joe Lockhardt, the subpoeanas would have been flying, and there would be blood on the floor from Republicans fighting over who gets to investigate.'President Bush and his aides dismissed...
  • Military Officials Debating Potential Return Dates for USS Theodore Roosevelt

    04/27/2003 2:02:41 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 15 replies · 1,105+ views
    wavy dot com ^ | 4-27-03 | staff
    A decision could soon be on the way for thousands of sailors in the USS Theodore Roosevelt Battle Group.Their return boils down to one question being debated at the highest levels of the military. The answer could mean an early homecoming...or four additional months at sea.WAVY News 10's Military Reporter Patty Culhane has learned there are two dates being debated right now. One brings the Theodore Roosevelt home in early June, which would be the news family members having been hoping to hear.The other - what the crew has been considering the "worst case" scenario - calls for the carrier...
  • U.S. Sends Some Warplanes Home

    04/13/2003 7:26:11 AM PDT · by kattracks · 2 replies · 151+ views
    AP | 4/13/03 | ROBERT BURNS
    U.S. Sends Some Warplanes Home By ROBERT BURNS .c The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. military is beginning to pull some attack planes out of the Iraq war, now that the major ground battles are over and the focus is shifting to stabilizing the country. The air campaign is far from over, but its focus has shifted away from heavy bombing toward protective air cover for ground troops around Baghdad and in northern Iraq. Surveillance and reconnaissance missions by U-2 spy planes, unmanned Predator drones and other aircraft are continuing apace, and aerial refueling and cargo planes are...
  • Coalition Planes Hit Northern Iraqi Sites

    04/07/2003 7:10:08 PM PDT · by kattracks · 175+ views
    AP | 4/07/03 | BORZOU DARAGAHI
    Coalition Planes Hit Northern Iraqi Sites By BORZOU DARAGAHI .c The Associated Press SULAYMANIYAH, Iraq (AP) - Coalition warplanes struck Iraqi positions in northern Iraq on Monday and pounded Baghdad-controlled military targets on southern routes toward the capital, officials and witnesses said. U.S. soldiers and Kurdish fighters took the town of Dibagah, near the site of a U.S. friendly fire incident that killed 17 Kurdish fighters and a translator, on Sunday. But nearby, a strategic crossroads between the cities of Mosul and Kirkuk remained a no-man's land. Iraqi soldiers held higher positions above the crossroads and the Kurds were holding...
  • Command master chief takes pride in overcoming barriers

    04/05/2003 3:48:34 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 5 replies · 293+ views
    Virginian-Pilot (Hampton, VA) ^ | 5 April 2003 | Matthew Dolan on the carrier Harry S. Truman
    While coming down a passageway during the ``Hour of Power'' inspection, Command Master Chief Petty Officer Beth L. Lambert, right, acknowledges Airman Jahaira Figueroa on the Roosevelt this week.Chris Tyree / The Virginian-PilotABOARD THE ROOSEVELT -- Twenty-five years ago, the military recruiting offices in America's small towns used to line up one right next to another -- Marines, Navy, Army, Air Force. Beth L. Lambert, daughter of a Marine, made her dad's service the first stop. She wasn't exactly embraced. "There was a pretty grumpy first sergeant who told me he had already met his quotas for female recruits," Lambert...
  • (USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT) Fighter Pilots Get Help From Aviators

    04/02/2003 7:18:24 PM PST · by doug from upland · 4 replies · 296+ views
    ABOARD THE USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT -- They share the same long hours, the same stress of fighting in war, but those in supporting roles receive little of the glory showered on combat pilots. Still, aviators like Lt. Kyle Horlacher whose squadron has had the task of refueling the gas-guzzling supersonic jets before they go to fight over Iraq, wouldn't have it any other way, most of the time."There's a part of you that sometimes wishes you could get over there and see some action," acknowledges Horlacher. "But generally, we're happy to be doing what we need to do."It is only...
  • Fighter Pilots Get Help From Aviators

    04/02/2003 4:35:42 AM PST · by kattracks · 161+ views
    AP | 4/02/03 | GEORGE JAHN
    Fighter Pilots Get Help From Aviators By GEORGE JAHN .c The Associated Press ABOARD THE USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (AP) - They share the same long hours, the same stress of fighting in war, but those in supporting roles receive little of the glory showered on combat pilots. Still, aviators like Lt. Kyle Horlacher whose squadron has had the task of refueling the gas-guzzling supersonic jets before they go to fight over Iraq, wouldn't have it any other way, most of the time. ``There's a part of you that sometimes wishes you could get over there and see some action,'' acknowledges...
  • e-mail our troops aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt

    03/31/2003 10:07:49 AM PST · by teokee · 4 replies · 246+ views
    Click on the carrier to e-mail our troops aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt
  • A carrier minyan is hard to find at sea

    03/30/2003 9:40:41 PM PST · by yonif · 2 replies · 213+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Mar. 31, 2003 | JANINE ZACHARIA
    ABOARD USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT, EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN It was Friday evening and Rabbi Maurice Kaprow, deputy chaplain of the US Navy's Sixth Fleet, led a small congregation aboard this aircraft carrier in a Kabbalat Shabbat service. As we reached the verse in "Lecha Dodi" translated as "whose shelter of peace is spread over us," a jet returning from an operation in northern Iraq slammed down on the flight deck above us, sending a rumble through the chapel. Kaprow, a Conservative rabbi from Florida, had just arrived aboard for a three-week stint during which he plans to hold Shabbat services, Friday night...
  • Fleet commander says carrier attacks are historic

    03/30/2003 7:55:45 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 4 replies · 259+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | 29 March 2003 | SANDY BAUERS, KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS
    ABOARD THE USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, in the eastern Mediterranean -- Vice Adm. Scott A. Fry, commander of the U.S. Sixth Fleet, told sailors and pilots aboard the nation's newest aircraft carrier Friday that their attacks on Iraq would go down in history. ``You are part of a battle force that has more combat power in the Mediterranean than has been here since World War II,'' Fry said in a visit to the Truman. ``I want you to remember that your kids -- and my grandchildren -- are going to read about what you're doing here today in their history...
  • Charleston Coast Guard Cutter Protecting Shipping in Med -- Coasties in the War --

    03/30/2003 10:15:06 PM PST · by Delta 21 · 12 replies · 308+ views
    South Carolina's Home Page ^ | Sat, Mar. 29, 2003 | BRUCE SMITH
    CHARLESTON, S.C. - What was to be a six-week deployment to snag drug smugglers off South America will likely become more than six months protecting military shipping in the Mediterranean for the Charleston-based Coast Guard cutter Dallas. "It's been eventful for us," the cutter's commander, Capt. Chris Colvin said by satellite phone from the ship on Friday. "So far we have not come under any hostile fire but it's been interesting." The 378-foot cutter has been operating with the U.S. Sixth Fleet in the eastern Mediterranean. Earlier, the Dallas provided escort for military supply ships moving through the Strait of...
  • Army Prepares to Secure Oil Fields in Northern Iraq

    03/28/2003 6:03:45 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 2 replies · 202+ views
    AP via Fox News ^ | Friday, March 28, 2003 | N/A
    <p>NEAR IRBIL, Iraq — After falling out of the sky and sleeping in the mud, American paratroopers grabbed a strategic air base on Thursday and began plotting how to cross 80 miles and thousands of Iraqi troops to seize invaluable oil fields in northern Iraq.</p>
  • US opens ground front in northern Iraq

    03/27/2003 2:11:38 AM PST · by Straight Vermonter · 6 replies · 195+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 03/27/03 | CAROLINE GLICK AND JANINE ZACHARIA
    American A-10 bombers destroyed a convoy of 1,000 Iraqi armored vehicles as it headed south from the southern Iraqi town of Karbala on Thursday morning. The six fighter planes took out 27 Iraqi tanks, several air defense artillery pieces and fuel tankers, military officials said. At the same time, B-52 bombers destroyed a convoy of 1,000 vehicles coming down from Baghdad, by dropping 500 pound bombs. One officer with the 2-7 battalion noted it was easier to fight with the Iraqis on the move. "It's good for the Americans when the Iraqis try to attack, so we can see them,"...
  • (USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT) Warplanes to begin supporting ground troops

    03/25/2003 10:39:31 PM PST · by doug from upland · 5 replies · 241+ views
    cnn ^ | 3-25-03 | embedded
    <p>A catapult crewman protects his ears as an F/A-18 Hornet is launched during flight operations aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt.</p> <p>ABOARD THE USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CNN) -- Warplanes aboard this aircraft carrier in the Mediterranean Sea will move away from carefully crafted bombing missions in Iraq to fly less-structured support missions for ground troops, according to sources on the Roosevelt.</p>