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USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT   (CVN-71)



Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign: November - November - Tango - Romeo

CLASS - NIMITZ
Displacement 91,300 Tons, Dimensions, 1088' (oa) x 134' x 37' 8" (Max)
Armament 3 Sea Sparrow-SAM, Starting with CVN-70 4 20mm CIWS, 90 Aircraft.
Armor, Unknown.
Machinery, 260,000 SHP; 2 Westinghouse (A4W) Reactors Driving Geared Turbines, 4 screws
Speed, 35+ Knots, Crew 5617.


Operational and Building Data

Built by Newport News. Laid down 31 October 1981, launched 27 October 1984, commissioned 25 October 1986.

Status:   Active, In Commission. Homeported at Norfolk, Va.


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CVN-71 is named after Theodore Roosevelt (1858–1919), 26th President of the United States of America (1901–1909).

TR was appointed Assistant Secretary of the Navy in 1897 and immediately began building the strength of the Navy, but resigned during the 1898 Spanish-American War, to go to battle. Returning from Cuba a hero, he was elected Governor of New York in 1899 and was the running mate of William McKinley in the 1900 election. President McKinley was mortally wounded by an assassin on September 6, 1901, and Roosevelt was sworn in as the nation's 26th President a week later. In 1902, TR moved to create the Panama Canal, and later mediated a peace which brought an end to the Russo-Japanese War in 1905 (and earned him the Nobel Peace Prize). In 1907, Roosevelt sent 16 American battleships around the world. The "Great White Fleet" was, as he remarked, "the most important service I ever rendered to peace."

Roosevelt left the White House in 1909. He was the first president to fly and the first to submerge in a submarine, as well as the first American to win the Nobel Peace Prize. As Assistant Secretary of the Navy, he supported research and development in carrier aviation. In naming CVN-71, Secretary of the Navy John F. Lehman said, "[TR] was one of the architects of our modern Navy. His complete faith in the necessity for a strong Navy has been fully justified by most recent history."

USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) web site
Construction, 1981–1986
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Island lift on Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) during construction. Newport News Shipbuilding photo.

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Mrs. Barbara Lehman, sponsor, breaks a champagne bottle on the bow of PCU Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) during the christening ceremony at Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company, October 27, 1984. Photo by Stu Gilman.

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F-14 Tomcat, A-6 Intruder, F/A-18 Hornet, E-2 Hawkeye and S-3 Viking aircraft overfly the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) during her commissioning ceremony at Newport News, Va., October 25, 1986. US Navy photo by PHC Scallan (DVIC id: DNSC8801425).

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An SH-3H Sea King helicopter from HS-7 flies by USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) in 1989. Photo by PH2 Michael Dale.

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USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) underway, March 1991, in the Persian Gulf.

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Taken from an EA-6B in 1993 on a Med cruise.

From the USS Theodore Roosevelt web site: "TR and CVW-8 began their third deployment on Mar. 11, 1993. [...] Deployed for 184 days, TR spent 169 days underway. Her flight deck logged over 16,000 hours, and CVW-8 flew more sorties than during the Persian Gulf War."

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USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) transits up the Elizabeth River from Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Va. to Norfolk Naval Station, after a mid-1990s Selected Restricted Availability (SRA). Official US Navy photo.

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USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) conducts a Vertical Replenishment weapons off-load with the ammunition ship USS Santa Barbara (AE-28) as they steam in the waters off the Virginia coast on October 20, 1995. The crates of ordnance are being transferred by using a CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter.

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An SH-60H Sea Hawk helicopter from Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Seven (HS-7) approaches USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) during operations in the Mediterranean Sea, February 10, 1997. U.S. Navy photo by Photograher's Mate 2nd Class James E. Perkins (# 970210-N-8590P-001).

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Undergoing an Extended Drydocking Selected Restricted Availability (EDSRA) at Norfolk, VA, July 1997.

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Crewmembers and Norfolk Naval Shipyard workers man the rails aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) after a short shakedown cruise, July 17, 1998.

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Members of USS Theodore Roosevelt's Hangar Deck Control team guide an F-14 Tomcat into the carrier's hangar bay, in the Adriatic Sea, 17 April 1999. TR and her embarked carrier air wing (CVW-8) were participating in air strikes against the former Yugoslavia in support of NATO Operation Allied Force. Photo by PH3 Donne' McKissic (#990417-N-7280M-004). (DVIC id: DD-SD-00-02676).

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The Atlantic Ocean, Sep. 15, 1999 — Hundreds of crew members of USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), in dress white uniforms, spell out a reference to the quote of former President Theodore Roosevelt: "Speak softly and carry a big stick." The aircraft carrier was transiting the Atlantic Ocean on her way home to Norfolk, Va., after a six-month deployment in the Adriatic Sea and Arabian Gulf. U.S. Navy photo by Photograher's Mate 2nd Class (AW) Robert R. McRill (photo # 990915-N-5526M-001).

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"Salty Dog 110" from Naval Strike Aircraft Test Squadron 23 (VX-23) prepares to land on USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71). Official US Navy photo.

This picture was possibly taken in April 2001, when the Joint Precision Approach Landing System (JPALS) test team successfully performed the first global positioning system (GPS)-based automatic landing to an aircraft carrier. Based on GPS, JPALS is intended for military aircraft including manned and unmanned fixed-wing, vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL), and rotary-wing aircraft, and is designed to replace tactical air navigation (TACAN) systems and augment the current automatic carrier landing system (ACLS) and instrument carrier landing system (ICLS).

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The Honorable Gordon R. England, Secretary of the Navy (left) and Captain Richard O'Hanlon, Commanding Officer of USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) address the ship's crew, 19 September 2001, prior to departing on a regularly scheduled six-month deployment. Secretary England wished the crew the best of luck. U.S. Navy Photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Jason Scarborough (#010919-N-2003S-001).

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Oct. 17, 2001 — Aircraft stand ready for missions over Afghanistan on the flight deck of USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71). The ship and her embarked carrier airwing were on a scheduled deployment and joined other carrier battle groups already deployed in the southwest Asia operating area. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Jason Scarborough. [011017-N-2003S-001].

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Operation Enduring Freedom, Oct. 17, 2001 — USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) joined other three Carrier Battle Groups (USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70), USS Enterprise (CVN-65) and USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63)) in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Jason Scarborough. [011017-N-2003S-003].

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Operation Enduring Freedom, Nov. 24, 2001 — The fast combat support ship USS Sacramento (AOE-1) is in the process of replenishing the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) as the guided missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG-72) approaches her station alongside the AOE. Note a CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter, assigned to Sacramento, also carrying supplies to Theodore Roosevelt. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Bobby McRill (# 011124-N-5526M-002).

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USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) and USS Detroit (AOE-4) conduct a replenishment at sea (RAS) while underway in the Arabian Sea supporting Operation Enduring Freedom, December 6, 2001. U.S. Navy photo by PH2(AW) Jason Scarborough (011206-N-2003S-503).

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Operation Enduring Freedom, Dec. 6, 2001 — USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) underway in waters off Southwest Asia. Many of the carrier's aircraft, S-3B Vikings, E-2C Hawkeyes, F-14 Tomcats, and F/A-18 Hornets, are shown on the ship's 4.5-acre flight deck. Two CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters are on the port side. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Jason Scarborough (AW). [011206-N-2003S-504].

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Operation Enduring Freedom, Dec. 12, 2001 — On the bridge of USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), the lee helmsman (left) and the helmsman maintain course and speed of the 97,000-ton aircraft carrier. While the helmsman steers the ship, as directed by the Officer of the Deck, the lee helmsman transmits all orders concerning speed and direction of the engines to the engine room. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Photographer's Mate Eric A. Clement (# 011212-N-1328C-502).

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Operation Enduring Freedom, Jan. 6, 2002 — An Air Traffic Controller at the approach radar console in the Carrier Air Traffic Control Center (CATCC) aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) keeps track of aircraft returning to the carrier. Navy Air Traffic Controllers aboard the carrier must keep track of and coordinate the flights of a number of high-performance aircraft as they return to the ship and prepare to land. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Photographer's Mate Eric A. Clement (# 020106-N-1328C-508).

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Operation Enduring Freedom, Feb. 19, 2002 — Aircraft assigned to Carrier Air Wing One (CVW-1) are positioned on the flight deck of USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) at the beginning of flight operations. On this date, TR broke a 22-year-old [U.S. Navy] record for the most days continually at sea. The Norfolk, Va.-based ship had been at sea for 153 days. The previous record was held by USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) at 152 days in 1980. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Brad Garner. [020219-N-2410G-002].

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Operation Enduring Freedom, Mar. 6, 2002 — The sun rises behind USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), as she prepares to turn over operations to the John F. Kennedy (CV-67) Battle Group. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 1st Class Jim Hampshire. [020306-N-6492H-510].

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USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) completed a [U.S.-Navy-]record 159 consecutive days at sea during her 189-day deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, September 19, 2001–March 27, 2002. Official US Navy photo.

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CAPT Richard O'Hanlon, Commanding Officer, USS Theodore Roosevelt, proudly displays the Battle Efficiency (Battle "E") award that was presented to the crew by Commander Naval Air Forces Atlantic Fleet, Rear Admiral Michael Malone. Theodore Roosevelt had recently completed a six-month deployment to the Mediterranean and North Arabian Sea conducting combat missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Angela Virnig, 2 May 2002 (#020502-N-5786V-001).

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Admiral Robert J. Natter (second from left), Commander in Chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, presents Captain Richard J. O'Hanlon (far left), Commanding Officer, USS Theodore Roosevelt with the Battenberg Cup on the ship's flight deck, 27 June 2002. The Battenberg Cup is presented annually to an Atlantic Fleet Battle Efficiency winner with the greatest accumulation of crew achievements. This includes exhibiting the highest level of operational readiness and productivity during the competitive 12-month period, and includes all classes of ships and submarines. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Michelle McCandless (#020627-N-0382M-001).

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The Atlantic Ocean, Dec. 8, 2002 — Flight deck Sailors stretch out a barricade during an aircraft mishap drill on the Theodore Roosevelt's flight deck. The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier is currently underway in the Atlantic Ocean for Tailored Ship Training Availability (TSTA). TSTA has specific training events designed to incrementally enhance the ship's operating proficiency and gradually integrate the air wing with the ship. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Todd M. Flint (021208-N-0275F-507).

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The Atlantic Ocean, Jan. 9, 2003 — Two aircraft are transferred from the ship's hangar bay to the flight deck on one of four of the ship's aircraft elevators. Elevators are used constantly to move Carrier Air Wing Eight (CVW-8) aircraft around the ship. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Brad Garner. [030109-N-2410G-506].

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Aerial view of the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) with her embarked Carrier Air Wing Eight (CVW-8), February 4, 2003. TR was conducting training exercises in the Caribbean Sea while preparing to deploy to the United States Central Command Area of Responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Todd M. Flint (# 030204-N-0275F-502).

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The Mediterranean Sea, Mar. 20, 2003 — USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) powers through the Mediterranean Sea conducting missions in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Todd M. Flint. (030320-N-0275F-501).

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The Mediterranean Sea, Apr. 12, 2003 — USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) underway conducting combat missions in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Todd M. Flint. (030412-N-0275F-504).

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The Mediterranean Sea, May 3, 2003 — USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) steams through the Mediterranean while conducting operations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Todd Flint (030503-N-0275F-504).

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Naval Station Norfolk, Va., May 29, 2003 — USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) is assisted to the pier by tug boats at Naval Station Norfolk, putting an end to her deployment in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Delia Pettit (030529-N-6607P-004).

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Norfolk, Va., Feb. 19, 2004 — USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) transits the Elizabeth River to Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, Va. The nuclear powered aircraft carrier was at the time involved in Planned Incremental Availability (PIA) following her deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Jason Lagoe (040219-N-4013L-501).

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Atlantic Coast, Mar. 12, 2005 — USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67), background, conducts vertical replenishment (VERTREP) operations with USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71). VERTREPs are used to quickly transfer munitions and supplies from one ship to another. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Randall Damm (# 050312-N-9362D-008).

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USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67), top; USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), center; and the Military Sealift Command (MSC) fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6) conduct vertical replenishment (VERTREP) operations off the Atlantic Coast, 12 March 2005. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Randall Damm (# 050312-N-9362D-001).

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Atlantic Ocean, Mar. 31, 2005 — An F/A-18C Hornet, assigned to the "War Party" of Strike Fighter Squadron Eight Seven (VFA-87), prepares to launch from the flight deck aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71). The "War Party" were embarked aboard TR as part of Carrier Air Wing Eight (CVW-8). The aircraft carrier was at the time underway for Tailored Ship Training Availability and Final Evaluation Problem (TSTA/FEP). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Jonathan W. Hutto, Sr. (050331-N-3333H-002).

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Atlantic Ocean, May 19, 2005 — USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) conducting carrier qualifications off the coast of Virginia. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Eben Boothby (050519-N-8163B-001).

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Atlantic Ocean, July 15, 2005 — The USS Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group conducts a close quarters exercise while underway in the Atlantic Ocean. From left, USS San Jacinto (CG-56), USS Donald Cook (DDG-75), USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), USS Oscar Austin (DDG-79), and the Spanish AEGIS guided missile frigate Álvaro de Bazán (F-101). The strike group was conducting a Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Eben Boothby (# 050715-N-8163B-028).

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Norfolk, Va., Sep. 1, 2005 — Sailors aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) man the rails prior to getting underway from Naval Station Norfolk, Va. Nearly 7,500 Sailors from the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group deployed in support of the Global War On Terrorism. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Gregory A. Roberts (# 050901-N-3725R-044).

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Persian Gulf, November 15, 2005 — An F-14D Tomcat, assigned to the "Tomcatters" of Fighter Squadron Three One (VF-31), prepares to make an arrested landing on the flight deck of USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71). TR and embarked Carrier Air Wing Eight (CVW-8) were underway in the Persian Gulf supporting Operation Steel Curtain, an offensive aimed at preventing cells of Al-Qaeda from entering Iraq through the Syrian border. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Apprentice Nathan Laird (# 051115-N-7241L-012).

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Persian Gulf, December 3, 2005 — The Spanish Navy guided missile frigate Álvaro de Bazán (F-101) steams alongside USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) during the AEGIS frigate's departure from Carrier Strike Group Two (CSG-2). CSG-2 was underway on a regularly scheduled deployment conducting maritime security operations. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Matthew Bash (# 051203-N-4154B-008).

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The Spanish Navy frigate Álvaro de Bazán (F-101) sails past USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) and the guided missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG‑75) during Álvaro de Bazán's departure from Carrier Strike Group Two (CSG-2), 3 December 2005. CSG-2 was underway in the Persian Gulf on a regularly scheduled deployment conducting maritime security operations. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Matthew Bash (# 051203-N-4154B-010).

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Persian Gulf, December 21, 2005 — Operations Specialists man their workstations in the Combat Direction Center (CDC) aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71). TR and embarked Carrier Air Wing Eight (CVW-8) were underway on a regularly scheduled deployment conducting maritime security operations. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Matthew Bash (# 051221-N-4154B-001).

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Persian Gulf, January 30, 2006 — USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) conducts a Close-in Weapons System (CIWS) live fire test in the Persian Gulf. CIWS is a fast-reaction, rapid-fire 20-millimeter gun system that provides U.S. Navy ships with a terminal defense against anti-ship missiles that have penetrated other fleet defenses. TR and embarked Carrier Air Wing Eight (CVW-8) were underway on a regularly scheduled deployment conducting maritime security operations. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Tony Foster (# 060130-N-9805F-001).

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Aksaz Naval Base, Marmaris, Turkey, February 16, 2006, on her way back to the USA.

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Souda Bay, Crete, Greece, February 22, 2006 — USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) heads to sea following a logistics stop on the Greek island of Crete. TR and Carrier Air Wing Eight (CVW-8) were underway on a regularly scheduled deployment supporting maritime security operations. U.S. Navy photo by Mr. Paul Farley (# 060222-N-0780F-001).

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Atlantic Ocean, March 10, 2006 — F/A-18 Hornets perform a fly-by in formation over USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71). TR and Carrier Air Wing Eight (CVW-8) were returning from a six-month deployment in support of maritime security operations and the global war on terrorism. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Michael Cole (# 060310-N-2838C-021).

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Atlantic Ocean, April 24, 2006 — An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the "Gunslingers" of Strike Fighter Squadron One Zero Five (VFA-105) makes an arrested landing on the flight deck aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71). TR was underway conducting carrier qualifications (CQ) in support of the fleet response plan. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Chris Thamann 060425-N-6410T-002).

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Marking the end of an era for Naval Aviation, the final aircraft carrier operational launch for Tomcats happened aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) when F-14D AJ-112, from the "Tomcatters" of Fighter Squadron 31 (VF-31), piloted by LT Blake Coleman and Radar Intercept Officer (RIO) LCDR Dave Lauderbaugh, made its way down catapult No. 3 at 1642, July 28, 2006. US Navy photograph (# 060728-N-7241L-004) by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nathan Laird.

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An MH-60S Seahawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 26 conducts a vertical replenishment from USNS Mount Baker (T-AE 34) (left), while USNS Lewis and Clark (T-AKE 1) (center), prepares to conduct a replenishment-at-sea (RAS) with Mount Baker and (right) USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) in the Atlantic Ocean, 17 December 2006. U.S. Navy photo by MCSN Zach Hernandez (#061217-N-9708H-028).

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USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) transits down the Elizabeth River from Naval Station Norfolk to Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Virginia, 7 March 2007. The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier was undergoing a planned incremental availability period for maintenance. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Javier Capella (#070307-N-0685C-006).

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USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) makes her transit down the Elizabeth River from Naval Station Norfolk to Norfolk Naval Shipyard, March 7, 2007. The carrier was undergoing a Planned Incremental Availability period for maintenance. US Navy photograph (# 070307-N-8138B-001) by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Eben Boothby.

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USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) transits the Elizabeth River towards Naval Station Norfolk, Va., 28 November 2007, following a nine-month planned incremental availability in Norfolk Naval Shipyard. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan B. Laird (# 071128-N-7241L-010).

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USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) prepares to moor in Naval Station Norfolk, Va., 28 November 2007, following a nine-month planned incremental availability in Norfolk Naval Shipyard. USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) is across the pier. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan B. Laird (# 071128-N-7241L-016).

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Pierside at Naval Station Norfolk, VA December 7, 2007.

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Underway in the Atlantic, December 9, 2007.

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A T-45 Goshawk training aircraft lands on the flight deck of USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), 1 February 2008. The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier was conducting carrier qualifications off the Virginia coast. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher Hall (# 080201-N-3218H-004).

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T-45 Goshawk training aircraft are staged on the flight deck of USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) during flight qualifications off the coast of Virginia, 1 February 2008. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Snyder (# 080201-N-7571S-001).

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A T-45 Goshawk launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), 9 March 2008. The T-45 is used for intermediate and advanced portions of the Navy and Marine Corps pilot training program for jet carrier aviation and tactical strike missions. Theodore Roosevelt was conducting carrier qualifications in the Atlantic Ocean. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christopher Mason (# 090309-N-2193M-009).

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An Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) guides a T-45 Goshawk trainer jet into launch position on one of the steam-powered catapults aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), 9 March 2008, in the Atlantic Ocean. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan Laird (# 080309-N-7241L-001).

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A shooter gives the signal to launch a T-45 Goshawk training aircraft from the bow catapult of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), 9 March 2008, in the Atlantic Ocean. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Snyder (# 080309-N-7571S-002).

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A shooter gives his final checks prior to launching a T-45 Goshawk from the bow catapult aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), 9 March 2008, in the Atlantic Ocean. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Snyder (# 080309-N-7571S-003).

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A T-45 Goshawk training aircraft is waved off from making an arrested landing aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), 9 March 2008, in the Atlantic Ocean. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Snyder (# 080309-N-7571S-005).

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An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the "Valions" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 15 prepares to launch from the flight deck aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), 18 March 2008. The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier was conducting carrier qualifications in the Atlantic Ocean. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christopher Mason (# 080318-N-2193M-010).

Robert M. Cieri
CVN-71 Theodore Roosevelt
NS09590621
412k

USNS Supply (T-AOE 6), USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) and the guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG-94) sail side-by-side during a replenishment-at-sea (RAS) in the Atlantic Ocean, 28 March 2008. The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier and embarked Carrier Air Wing 8 (CVW-8) were conducting tailored ship's training availability and final evaluation problem. U.S. Navy photo MC2 Michael D. Cole (#080328-N-2838C-029).

Robert M. Cieri
CVN-71 Theodore Roosevelt
NS09590615
477k

USNS Supply (T-AOE 6) steams between USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) and the guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG-94) while conducting a replenishment at sea (RAS) in the Atlantic Ocean, 28 March 2008. U.S. Navy photo by MC2 Michael D. Cole (#080328-N-2838C-032).

Lee Wahler
CVN-71 Theodore Roosevelt
NS027166
138k

USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) steams alongside the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS John Lenthall (T-AO 189) during a fueling-at-sea in the Atlantic Ocean, 27 April 2008. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan Laird (# 080427-N-7241L-008).

Robert M. Cieri
CVN-71 Theodore Roosevelt
NS027166a
121k

USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) steams alongside the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS John Lenthall (T-AO 189) during a fueling-at-sea in the Atlantic Ocean, 27 April 2008. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan Laird (# 080427-N-7241L-018).

Robert M. Cieri
CVN-71 Theodore Roosevelt
NS091918905
2.99M

USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) steams alongside the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS John Lenthall (T-AO 189) during a fueling-at-sea in the Atlantic Ocean, 27 April 2008. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan Laird (# 080427-N-7241L-019).

Lee Whaler
Robert M. Cieri
CVN-71 Theodore Roosevelt
NS027166b
111k

The Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS John Lenthall (T-AO 189) steams alongside USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) during a fueling-at-sea in the Atlantic Ocean, 27 April 2008. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan Laird (080427-N-7241L-024).

Robert M. Cieri
CVN-71 Theodore Roosevelt
NS091918904
2.10M

USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) steams alongside the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS John Lenthall (T-AO 189) during a fueling-at-sea in the Atlantic Ocean, 27 April 2008. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan Laird (# 080427-N-7241L-031).

Lee Whaler
Robert M. Cieri
CVN-71 Theodore Roosevelt
NS027166c
128k

The Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS John Lenthall (T-AO 189) steams alongside USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) during a fueling-at-sea in the Atlantic Ocean, 27 April 2008. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan Laird (080427-N-7241L-032).

Robert M. Cieri
CVN-71 Theodore Roosevelt
NS027159
252k

USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) navigates in the Atlantic Ocean during integrated French and American carrier qualifications and cyclic flight operations, 23 July 2008. The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group was participating in Joint Task Force Exercise Operation Brimstone off the Atlantic coast. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Snyder (# 080723-N-7571S-003).

Robert M. Cieri
CVN-71 Theodore Roosevelt
NS027163
116k

A Grumman E-2C Hawkeye (BuNo 164494) from Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 124 "Bear Aces" flies over the Gulf of Aden in the U.S. 5th Fleet Area Of Responsibility, 25 March 2009. VAW-124 was assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8 aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) for a deployment to the Mediterranean Sea and the Indian Ocean, 8 September 2008–18 April 2009. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Snyder (# 090325-N-7571S-008).

Robert Hurst
CVN-71 Theodore Roosevelt
NS027167
56k

Three views of USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), at anchor in Stokes Bay, off Portsmouth, England, 5 April 2009, while on her way home after service in the Gulf.

BBC/News/UK website.

Robert Hurst
CVN-71 Theodore Roosevelt
NS027167a
69k

USS Theodore Roosevelt, as seen from the shore, while anchored in Stokes Bay, off Portsmouth.

BBC/News/UK website.

CVN-71 Theodore Roosevelt
NS027167b
68k

USS Theodore Roosevelt, with yachts passing while sitting at anchor, in Stokes Bay, near Portsmouth.

BBC/News/UK website.

CVN-71 Theodore Roosevelt
NS027164
134k

The final section of the main mast of USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) is installed at Northrop Grumman Newport News Shipbuilding, 24 February 2011. The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier was undergoing a mid-life refueling complex overhaul.

NS027164: Photo by Chris Oxley. Courtesy of Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding.

NS027164a: Photo by John Whalen. Courtesy of Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding.

Ron Reeves
CVN-71 Theodore Roosevelt
NS027164a
99k
CVN-71 Theodore Roosevelt
NS027168
98k

USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) departs Newport News Shipyard in Newport News, Va., 25 August 2013. The aircraft carrier was underway for the first time in four years, conducting Sea Trials, following Refueling Complex Overhaul (RCOH). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Cory Asato (# 130825-N-OO032-069).

Ron Reeves
Patches
CVN-71 Theodore Roosevelt
NS027119
36k

"The Big Stick."

Mike Smolinski
CVN-71 Theodore Roosevelt
NS027119a
20k

"I Did the Ditch."

Tommy Trampp
CVN-71 Theodore Roosevelt
NS027117a
58k

"Operation Allied Force, Med '99, CVN-71. Kick'Em in the Balkans."

Tommy Trampp
CVN-71 Theodore Roosevelt
NS027117b
37k

"Operation Noble Anvil, Allied Force, Kosovo, CVW-8, CVN-71."

Mediterranean & Persian Gulf Cruise, 26 March–22 September 1999.

Gerd Matthes, Germany
CVN-71 Theodore Roosevelt
NS027117c
52k

"No More Iraqi Targets? No Problem. Operations Allied Force & Noble Anvil. War Cruise '99. Balkan Bombex. CVW-8 / CVN-71. NATO 50th Anniversary."

Mediterranean & Persian Gulf Cruise, 26 March–22 September 1999.

Gerd Matthes, Germany
CVN-71 Theodore Roosevelt
NS027117d
73k

"Combat Cruise '99. Kick'Em in the Balkans. Go Directly to War, Do Not Pass CO, Feel Free to Collect $150 A Month."

Mediterranean & Persian Gulf Cruise, 26 March–22 September 1999.

Gerd Matthes, Germany
CVN-71 Theodore Roosevelt
NS027117e
45k

"CVN-71 Med-Gulf Cruise '99. Spreading Peace... 1000 lbs. at a time. Operation Allied Force/Southern Watch."

Mediterranean & Persian Gulf Cruise, 26 March–22 September 1999.

Gerd Matthes, Germany
CVN-71 Theodore Roosevelt
NS027117
71k

Ship's patch, Operations Allied Force and Southern Watch, Summer Combat Cruise '99

Courtesy of CAPT Gene Oleson, CHC, USN (Ret)
(bluejacket.com)
CVN-71 Theodore Roosevelt
NS027117f
56k

"Cruise Softly and Carry a Big Airwing."

Mediterranean & Persian Gulf Cruise, 26 March–22 September 1999, USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), Carrier Air Wing 8.

Gerd Matthes, Germany
CVN-71 Theodore Roosevelt
NS02-cvn71-p02
60k

Operation Enduring Freedom, Never Forget Sept 11, 2001–2002 Cruise. Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) and Carrier Air Wing 1 (CVW-1). Squadrons: VFA-82 "Marauders," VAW-123 "Screwtops," VF-102 "Diamondbacks," VAQ-137 "Rooks," VMFA-251 "Thunderbolts," HS-11 "Dragon Slayers," VFA-86 "Sidewinders," VS-32 "Maulers."

Alex Tatchin
Gerd Matthes
CVN-71 Theodore Roosevelt
NS02-cvn71-p01
49k

Operation Enduring Freedom, 2001–2002 Cruise. Theodore Roosevelt and Carrier Air Wing 1 (CVW-1). VFA-86 "Sidewinders" Squadron, The Big Stick and the Snake!

Alex Tatchin
Gerd Matthes
CVN-71 Theodore Roosevelt
NS027117g
161k

Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group 2. Cooperative Deployment 2005 (1 September 2005–11 March 2006). United. Vigilant.

Tommy Trampp

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