5th Fleet Commander Boards Theodore Roosevelt

Vice Adm. John Miller, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, visited the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), Aug. 11, and spoke with the crew during an all-hands call in the ship’s hangar bay.

Miller told the Sailors he expects Theodore Roosevelt to depart the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations on schedule, addressing what he said he assumed to be the most prominent question among the crew.

Miller then discussed the importance of the work Theodore Roosevelt and her Sailors are doing in U.S. 5th Fleet and also took questions from the crew.

Miller then opened the floor for questions from the crew, addressing the topics of shorter deployments and a “carrier gap” in U.S. 5th Fleet.

Theodore Roosevelt is the flagship of the TRCSG, which is composed of Carrier Strike Group 12, Carrier Air Wing 1, Destroyer Squadron 2 staff, the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) and the guided-missile destroyers USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81), USS Farragut (DDG 99) and USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98).

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