Category Archives: Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt quietly leaves San Diego for second deployment of the year


With little fanfare and no public announcement, the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt departed San Diego Monday ahead of its second deployment of the year. The so-called “double pump” comes after the carrier returned home in July from a harrowing cruise that began in January and involved a COVID-19 outbreak that eventually infected a quarter of […]

Theodore Roosevelt sailors test positive for COVID-19 during at-sea training


“A small number” of sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt tested positive for COVID-19 Thursday during at-sea training, Naval Air Forces officials have confirmed. A defense official, who requested anonymity because he was not authorized to comment publicly on the outbreak, told Navy Times Friday morning that two TR sailors had tested positive. […]

Theodore Roosevelt sailor dies of ‘self-inflicted gunshot wound’ while standing watch on pier


A sailor assigned to the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt killed himself Tuesday morning while standing security watch on a pier at Naval Air Station North Island, California, Navy officials confirmed. The name of the sailor, who officials said “died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound,” has not been released, pending next-of-kin notification. The suicide occurred at […]

Teddy Roosevelt captain says he knowingly risked career with virus warning


SAN FRANCISCO — The dismissed captain of a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier knew he was jeopardizing his military career when he broke protocol and sent a now-famous email warning of possible sailor deaths due to a coronavirus breakout on board. But Brett Crozier says in a witness statement obtained by the San Francisco Chronicle that […]

Theodore Roosevelt sailor dies after ‘medical emergency’


A sailor aboard the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 146 died Thursday “following a medical emergency,” the Navy said in a statement. The sailor’s name is being withheld pending next-of-kin notification. It remains unclear if the sailor’s death was related to COVID-19, which infected more than 25 percent of the carrier’s […]

Five Theodore Roosevelt sailors re-test positive for Covid-19


Five sailors from the embattled aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt who had previously tested positive for Covid-19 retested positive this week, officials confirmed Friday. The sailors had previously returned to the ship, which has been sidelined in Guam as leadership works to get the crew free of the novel coronavirus and back to work. Like the […]