Category Archives: Theodore

Theodore Roosevelt steams into the South China Sea

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The aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt and its strike group entered the South China Sea Saturday, a month into their second deployment in a year. While a Navy release announcing TR’s move states the carrier is conducting routine operations, very little has been routine in the disputed waters for several years. Beijing and its regional neighbors […]

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

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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

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“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

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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 […]

Navy identifies Theodore Roosevelt chief who died July 2

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The U.S. Navy has identified a sailor assigned to the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt who died Thursday “following a medical emergency” aboard the ship. The Navy has yet to specify the nature of the medical emergency suffered by Chief Aviation Electronics Technician Justin Calderone that prompted his medical evacuation from the ship. Calderone was declared […]

Theodore Roosevelt sailor dies after ‘medical emergency’

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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 […]

Carrier Theodore Roosevelt is back operating in the Pacific after being sidelined by virus

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WASHINGTON — Ten long weeks after a massive coronavirus outbreak sidelined one of the Navy’s signature warships, the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt has returned to sea and is conducting military operations in the Pacific region. Lining the flight deck in their dress white uniforms, sailors wearing white face masks stood a virus-safe 10-feet apart in […]

Carrier Theodore Roosevelt, sidelined in Guam by coronavirus, heads back to sea this week

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WASHINGTON — The USS Theodore Roosevelt will return to sea later this week, nearly two months after the ship was sidelined in Guam with a rapidly growing coronavirus outbreak, U.S. officials said as the crew finished final preparations to depart. In an interview from the aircraft carrier, Navy Capt. Carlos Sardiello said Monday the ship […]

Carrier Theodore Roosevelt, sidelined in Guam by coronavirus, heads back to sea this week

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WASHINGTON — The USS Theodore Roosevelt will return to sea later this week, nearly two months after the ship was sidelined in Guam with a rapidly growing coronavirus outbreak, U.S. officials said as the crew finished final preparations to depart. In an interview from the aircraft carrier, Navy Capt. Carlos Sardiello said Monday the ship […]

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

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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 […]