ARABIAN GULF (March 24, 2018) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Preble (DDG 88), USS Halsey (DDG 97) and USS Sampson (DDG 102) are underway behind the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt and its carrier strike group are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners and preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in the region. U.S. Navy photo by MCSN Michael A. Colemanberry.
Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group returns to 7th Fleet
by MCSN Michael Colemanberry,
USS Theodore Roosevelt Public Affairs
INDIAN OCEAN (NNS) -- The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG), led by Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9, returned to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations (AOO) as part of its regularly scheduled deployment.
At the direction of U.S. 7th Fleet, TRCSG will conduct a variety of operations, including addressing shared maritime security concerns, building relationships with partner navies and enhancing interoperability and communication with partners and allies throughout the AOO through exercises and ship visits.
"We are prepared to conduct a variety of operations while in 7th Fleet," said Rear Admiral Steve Koehler, commander, CSG 9. "As we return to this AOO we will continue our reputation of excellence and show that we remain committed to U.S. Navy presence in the Indo-Asia Pacific."
The TRCSG returned to 7th Fleet after successfully completing more than four months in the Arabian Gulf and U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations supporting maritime security, theater security cooperation, and Operations Inherent Resolve and Freedom's Sentinel.
"The strike group is extremely proficient and performing at an exceptional level," said Koehler. "We are prepared to conduct operations in 7th Fleet with the same persistence and flawless execution the strike group exhibited in 5th Fleet."
Theodore Roosevelt is scheduled to embark key leaders and distinguished visitors while underway, conduct training across the strike group to include flight operations and conduct bilateral exchanges and ship tours during scheduled quality-of-life port visits throughout the region.
"The Sailors and Marines across the Theodore Roosevelt carrier strike group have represented the U.S. very well throughout deployment so far, both underway and in port," said Koehler. "I look forward to seeing their success continue in the remaining months of deployment."
Roosevelt left its homeport of San Diego, Calif., Oct. 6 for a regularly-scheduled deployment to the U.S. 7th and 5th Fleet areas of responsibility.
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