Theodore Roosevelt Departs 7th Fleet and Enters 3rd Fleet
Theodore Roosevelt Departs 7th Fleet and
Enters 3rd Fleet
By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jennifer
Case, USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) Public Affairs.
Western Pacific Ocean — (NNS)
— November 13, 2015 — The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) departed
the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations and entered the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of
operations Nov. 13.
USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71)
While in 7th Fleet, Theodore Roosevelt participated in Exercise Malabar 15 with
the Indian Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, made a port visit to
Singapore and hosted Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter and Malaysia's Defense
"Our time in 7th Fleet was certainly well spent and eventful," said Rear Adm.
Roy Kelley, commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 12. "Malabar 15 was an
excellent opportunity to build relationships and improve interoperability with
our Indian Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force counterparts. It was also
a pleasure to host Secretary of Defense Carter.
It was great for our crew members to hear, from the highest levels, why their
service matters and how it is having a direct impact every day."
Theodore Roosevelt's entrance into 3rd Fleet marks the final phase of the ship's
eight-and-a-half month deployment before pulling in to its new homeport of San
"It has been an arduous eight months and the crew has done a superb job, and I
am incredibly proud of their accomplishments. I look forward to finishing strong
and bringing Theodore Roosevelt to her new home in San Diego," said Capt. Craig
Clapperton, commanding officer of Theodore Roosevelt.
Before the 2015 deployment officially ends Theodore Roosevelt will pick up
friends and family for a five-day Tiger Cruise that concludes in San Diego. It
is the first time Theodore Roosevelt will pull into San Diego in the ship's
29-year history. Theodore Roosevelt's change of homeport is part of a
three-carrier swap that includes USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) forward deployed to
Yokosuka, Japan, and USS George Washington (CVN 73), which is on her way to her
new homeport in Norfolk.
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