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Theodore Roosevelt Moves to Shipyard

Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Lucas Friend and Gunner's Mate 3rd Class Derek Benedict stand watch with a .50-caliber machine gun aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) during transit to Norfolk Naval Shipyard. The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier is currently underway to Norfolk Naval Shipyard for Docked Planned Incremental Availability. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman William Weinert USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) made a four-hour plus transit of the Elizabeth River in Hampton Roads on March 7, on her way to Norfolk Naval Ship Yard for a nine-month Planned Incremental Availability (PIA). The Navy’s fourth Nimitz-class aircraft carrier will undergo more than 90 major modifications, including a JP-5 (fuel system) alteration and installation of a new electronic throttle system in the ship’s propulsion plants. The ship also will receive a rolling airframe missile modification for the Close-In Weapons System, and a local area network (LAN) system upgrade. Roosevelt's maintenance manager, Lt. Cmdr. Scott Shea, said quality of life improvements, such as 10 new “millennium” restrooms and 12 refurbished restrooms, will help make shipboard life more comfortable for the crew. Some of the modifications began taking place prior to the ship’s arrival at the shipyard.


Pilotless Aircraft Performs US Carrier 'Touch & Go' Landings

X-47B Aircraft on deck: Photo credit USN

The X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstrator (UCAS-D) has conducted flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). The aircraft performed precise touch and go maneuvers on the ship and In addition took part in flight deck handling drills, completed arrested landings and catapult launches. Mission operators monitored the aircraft's autonomous flight from a portable command and control unit from Theodore Roosevelt's flight deck during each of its 45-minute


U.S. Navy on Patrol

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) pass the Rock of Gibraltar as it makes the transit from the Mediterranean Sea to Atlantic Ocean. Roosevelt and embarked Carrier Air Wing Eight (CVW-8) are underway on a regularly scheduled deployment conducting maritime security operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Randall Damm)


This Day in Naval History – March 25

1813 - USS Essex takes Neryeda, first capture by U.S. Navy in Pacific 1898 - Assist. SECNAV Theodore Roosevelt proposes Navy investigate military application of Samuel Langley's flying machine, beginning naval aviation (Source: Navy News Service)


Main Mast Installation, USS Theodore Roosevelt

Photo courtesy Northrop Grumman Corporation

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) completed a significant work performance milestone on the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) with the installation of the final section of the ship's main mast.   The carrier is undergoing a refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) at the company's Shipbuilding sector in Newport News, Va., the nation's sole designer, builder and refueler of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers


Today in U.S. Naval History: January 20

Theodore Roosevelt (photo: United States Library of Congress)

Today in U.S. Naval History - January 20 1783 - Hostilities cease between Great Britain and the United States 1903 - Theodore Roosevelt issues Executive Order placing Midway Islands under jurisdiction of the Navy Department. 1914 - School for naval air training opens in Pensacola, Fla. 1948 - Establishment of U.S. Persian Gulf Area Command (later changed to Middle East Force in August 1948). For more information about naval history


MSI Norfolk Trains Sailors on OSL ECPINS System

Sailors from the Norfolk-based Amphibious Assault Ship USS Saipan (LHA-2) recently underwent training on Offshore Systems, Ltd. ECPINS system. This Electronic Charts Display and Information System (ECDIS) has been installed on numerous USS George Washington and USS Theodore Roosevelt Battle-group ships. This initial “hands-on” training is conducted over a 2 day period on the system in MSI Norfolk’s newly expanded ECDIS lab


Earl Industries Awarded $165.2M Navy Contract

Portsmouth, Va.- based Earl Industries,is being awarded a five year Multi-Ship Multi-Option (MSMO) cost-plus-award-fee contract with a total evaluated cost of $165.2M. An initial award amount of $39,106 is for the accomplishment of pre-production planning and procurement of long lead time material for repairs to the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) fiscal 2007 Planned Incremental Availability. This contract covers work on four CVN-68 Class Aircraft Carriers


Spanish Ship Joins TR Strike Group

A ceremony held aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) (TR) May 4 recognized the ongoing friendship between Spain and the United States with the joining of a Spanish ship to the TR Carrier Strike Group. Alvaro de Bazan (F 101), a medium-size Spanish frigate, is now officially a part of Carrier Strike Group 2. “We are pleased and honored to welcome Alvaro de Bazan to Norfolk, Va., and into the TR strike group,” said Commander, Carrier Strike Group 2 Rear Adm. James A. Winnefeld


Navy League Honors Prominent Leaders

America's Navy League to honor prominent industry, navy, city and financial leaders at their 111th New York City annual dinner. The following individuals are to be honored by the Navy League  formed 111 years ago in New York City with the encouragement of President Theodore Roosevelt). Daniel F. Akerson , chairman and chief executive officer, General Motors Company 
 Admiral William E. Gortney , U.S. Navy, Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command


Navy Issue Hi-speed Range Boat Contracts

A Range Boat: Photo CCL

US Department of Defense has issued the following Navy contracts for construction of high speed maneuverable surface targets (HSMSTs). The contracts are awarded to Silver Ships Inc., Theodore, Ala. and Gravois Aluminum Boats LLC, doing business as Metal Shark Aluminum Boats LLC, Jeanerette, La


Today in U.S. Naval History: December 23

Theodore G. Ellyson (Photo courtesy San Diego Air & Space Museum Archives)

Today in U.S. Naval History - December 23 1826 - Capt. Thomas ap Catesby Jones of USS Peacock and King Kamehameha negotiate first treaty between Hawaii and a foreign power. 1910 - Lt. Theodore G. Ellyson becomes first naval officer sent to flight training.


U.S. Forces Board Seized Tanker Ship

American forces yesterday boarded and took control of a commercial tanker ship, Morning Glory, that was seized earlier this month by three armed Libyans, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said in a Defense Department news release issued today.


Today in U.S. Naval History: March 25

USS Essex, Artist: Joseph Howard (Courtesy U.S. Naval Academy Museum Collection)

Today in U.S. Naval History - March 25 1813 - USS Essex takes Neryeda, first capture by U.S. Navy in Pacific 1898 - Assist. SECNAV Theodore Roosevelt proposes Navy investigate military application of Samuel Langley's flying machine, beginning naval aviation


Battleship Commissioned as Floating Museum

USS Iowa in Action: Photo credit USN

'USS Iowa' was honored at a 4th July commissioning ceremony at her floating museum dock in Los Angeles One of the most powerful battleships of all time, the Iowa was built starting in 1940. After it was commissioned, the ship transported President Roosevelt to the Tehran Conference in 1943


First Ship in Fleet to Go Paperless

USS Theodore Roosevelt: Photo credit USN

'USS Theodore Roosevelt' implements a paperless routing system, R-Rider, the first ship in the fleet to abandon paper chits. The aircraft carrier will begin using the R-Rider program Dec. 1 in conjunction with paper forms on a trial basis beginning to ensure all the kinks have been worked out


VT Halter Names Prendergast EVP

Rear Admiral (Ret.) John J. Prendergast, III, VT Halter Marine Executive Vice President (EVP).

VT Halter Marine, Inc. (VT Halter Marine) announced the appointment of Rear Admiral (Ret.) John J. Prendergast, III to the position of Executive Vice President (EVP). Mr. Prendergast will be responsible for a broad range of functions including Government Contracts, Organizational Excellence


HII Host Senator's Shipyard Fact-finding Mission

Senators NNS Press Conference: Photo credit HII

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) hosted U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) for a tour of the its's Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division. The senator met with shipbuilders to discuss potential defense budget cuts and learned how they impact NNS' maintenance and construction work.


David Williams Awarded Emery Medal

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David Williams, CEO of the Noble Corporation, was honored as the Massachusetts Maritime Academy’s “Salute to the Maritime Person of the Year” at the Petroleum Club in Houston. Mr. Williams was awarded the Emery Rice medal, the Academy’s highest award presented for


NNS Redelivers Overhauled 'USS Theodore Roosevelt'

USS Theodore Roosevelt leaving the dockyard: Photo credit HII

Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS), a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, redelivered the flat-top following  successful sea trials that tested the ship's systems after its refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) at the shipyard. The sea trials, conducted by the U.S


Today in U.S. Naval History: September 5

USS Franklin Delano Roosevelt (CVB-42. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

Today in U.S. Naval History - September 5 1776 - Adoption of first uniforms for Navy officers 1813- USS Enterprise captures HM brig Boxer off Portland, ME 1918 - USS Mount Vernon torpedoed by German submarine off France 1923 - U.S


Unique Horse Mesa Dam Project Nears Completion

Credit: Michael McNama

Faced with a challenging decision between draining Apache Lake or trying a unique underwater diving method to repair the damaged intake structure for Horse Mesa Dam’s hydroelectric units, Hydro Generation engineers at Salt River Project chose the latter rather than the former


TRA Honors Junior Navy Officer of the Year

Lt. Carl Comasco, Jr.: Photo credit TRA

Lt. Carl Comasco, Jr. receives the Theodore Roosevelt Junior Officer of the Year Award. This award, given annually by the TRA since 1992, recognizes young officers serving aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) who exemplify the exceptional leadership, pride, professionalism


Ingalls Reports Third Quarter Results

Mike Petters, HII president and chief executive officer

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), a company that designs, builds and maintains nuclear and non-nuclear ships for the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard and provides after-market services for military ships around the globe, reported third quarter 2013 revenues of $1.64 billion, up 2


Today in U.S. Naval History: November 12

CNO Adm. Harold Rainsford Stark (U.S. Navy photo)

Today in U.S. Naval History: November 12 1912 - Lt. Theodore Ellyson makes first successful launching of an airplane (A-3) by catapult at the Washington Navy Yard. 1940 - CNO Adm. Stark submits memorandum to Secretary of the Navy on four plans if U.S. enters war


 
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