NAVAL BASE GUAM, Guam (April 16, 2021) – The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group arrived at Naval Base Guam for a brief stop for provisions and personnel April 16.
The crews of USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), USS Bunker Hill (CG 52), and USS Russell (DDG 53) will use the stop to resupply. Sailors will be limited to the pier to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 transmission.
The carrier strike group departed San Diego for a scheduled deployment to the Indo-Pacific December 23, and has since operated with Australia, India, Japan, Malaysia, and Republic of Korea and provided presence throughout U.S. 7th Fleet.
The strike group has operated in the Pacific and Indian oceans since departing Guam Feb. 4 after a four day port visit.
The TRCSG is deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to build partnerships that foster maritime security and is prepared to conduct a wide range of operations that support humanitarian efforts and freedom of the seas.
U. S. 7th Fleet is the U.S. Navy’s largest forward-deployed fleet and employs 50 to 70 ships and submarines across the Western Pacific and Indian Oceans. 7th Fleet routinely operates and interacts with 35 maritime nations while conducting missions to preserve and protect a free and open Indo-Pacific region.
The TRCSG consists of USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), Carrier 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) and USS John Finn (DDG 113).
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 Airborne Command and Control Squadron (VAW)
115, “The Gray Wolves” of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 142, “Wolf Pack” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 75, “Eightballers” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 and “Providers” of Fleet Logistic Support Squadron (VRC) 30 Detachment 3.
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