Remaining USS Roosevelt sailors being flown back to the states

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U.S. Navy Sailors man the rails as the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) departs Apra Harbor July 4, 2020. Following an extended visit to Guam in the midst of the COVID-19 global pandemic, Theodore Roosevelt is returning to operational tasking during a deployment to the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Navy video by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Alexander Williams)

APRA HARBOR (June 12, 2020) – The remaining USS Theodore Roosevelt sailors ashore on Guam are being flown back to the states, instead of back to their aircraft carrier which left Guam on June 4.

They began leaving on military transport flights today, June 12.

USS Roosevelt sailors who return to the United States are required to complete a 14-day-restriction-of-movement (ROM) sequester upon arrival.

The sailors will be under the restriction-of-movement sequester at their homes or at military facilities near their home stations in accordance with NAVADMIN 155/20. All Sailors returning to the United States meet CDC and U.S. Navy recovery guidance and Return to Work criteria in accordance with NAVADMIN 155/20.

The USS Roosevelt and Carrier Air Wing 11 completed carrier qualifications on June 2 and returned to Apra Harbor, Guam to embark approximately a thousand Sailors ashore who met return-to-work criteria for operational units. The TR departed Guam to continue its scheduled deployment in the Indo-Pacific on June 4. Sailors who met return to work criteria after the brief stop for personnel were flown to TR via airlift.

Theodore Roosevelt is the nation’s fourth Nimitz-class aircraft carrier with a crew of nearly 5,000 Sailors who support and conduct air operations at sea. Theodore Roosevelt departed San Diego for a scheduled Indo-Pacific deployment January 17.