USS Theodore Roosevelt service strike group deploys to Indo-Pacific

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The U.S. Navy has introduced that the Theodore Roosevelt Service Strike Group (TRCSG) departed San Diego for a scheduled Indo-Pacific deployment, Jan. 17.

Greater than 6,000 Sailors assigned to TRCSG ships and models will present maritime safety, keep freedom of the seas in accordance with worldwide regulation and customs, and function with worldwide companions and allies to advertise regional stability and prosperity.

“The U.S. Navy service strike group serves because the centerpiece of deterrence, offering our nationwide command authority with versatile deterrent choices and a visual ahead presence,” mentioned Rear Adm. Stu Baker, commander, Service Strike Group (CSG) 9. “The Theodore Roosevelt Service Strike Group educated exhausting, carried out nicely, and is now able to execute no matter missions we’re assigned.”

TRCSG consists of Service Strike Group 9, USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), Service Air Wing (CVW) 11, the Ticonderoga class guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52), Destroyer Squadron 23, and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Russell (DDG 59), USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60), USS Pinckney (DDG 91), USS Kidd (DDG 100) and USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115).

Theodore Roosevelt’s embarked air wing consists of the “Tomcatters” of Strike Fighter Squadrons (VFA) 31, “Golden Warriors” of VFA-87, “Blue Diamonds” of VFA-146, “Black Knights” of VFA-154, “Liberty Bells” of Service Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 115, “The Grey Wolves” of Digital Assault Squadron (VAQ) 142, “Wolf Pack” of Helicopter

The Nimitz-class plane service USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), flagship of the Theodore Roosevelt Service Strike Group, departs San Diego for a deployment. U.S. Navy picture by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kyle Carlstrom

Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 75, “Eight Ballers” of Helicopter Sea Fight Squadron (HSC) eight and “Suppliers” of Fleet Logistic Assist Squadron (VRC) 30 Detachment 3.

“I’m excited to steer this excellent crew out on deployment,” mentioned Capt. Brett Crozier, Theodore Roosevelt’s commanding officer. “Service Strike Teams deliver unparalleled naval fight energy to the battle. No different weapon system has the responsiveness, endurance, battlespace consciousness, and command and management capabilities of a service and its embarked air wing.”

The TRCSG final deployed for a seven-month deployment supporting Operations Inherent Resolve and Freedom’s Sentinel, in addition to maritime safety cooperation efforts in U.S. fifth and seventh Fleet areas of operations October 2017 to Could 2018.

The Theodore Roosevelt Service Strike Group is a part of U.S. third Fleet, which leads naval forces within the Pacific and offers the life like, related coaching obligatory for an efficient world Navy. U.S. third Fleet continuously coordinates with U.S. seventh Fleet to plan and execute missions primarily based on their complementary strengths to advertise ongoing peace, safety, and stability all through your entire Pacific theater of operations.

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60), hooked up to the Theodore Roosevelt Service Strike Group, departs San Diego for a deployment. Photograph by Petty Officer 2nd Class Kyle Carlstrom