The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group arrived at Naval Base Guam for a brief stop for provisions and personnel April 16.
The crews of USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), USS Bunker Hill (CG 52), and
USS Russell (DDG 53) will use the stop to resupply. Sailors will be limited
to the pier to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 transmission.
The carrier strike group departed San Diego for a scheduled deployment to
the Indo-Pacific December 23, and has since operated with Australia, India,
Japan, Malaysia, and Republic of Korea and provided presence throughout U.S.
The strike group has operated in the Pacific and Indian oceans since
departing Guam Feb. 4 after a four-day port visit.
The TRCSG is deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to build
partnerships that foster maritime security and is prepared to conduct a wide
range of operations that support humanitarian efforts and freedom of the
U. S. 7th Fleet is the U.S. Navy’s largest forward-deployed fleet and
employs 50 to 70 ships and submarines across the Western Pacific and Indian
Oceans. 7th Fleet routinely operates and interacts with 35 maritime nations
while conducting missions to preserve and protect a free and open
The TRCSG consists of USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), Carrier Air Wing
(CVW) 11, the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG
52), Destroyer Squadron 23, and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile
destroyers USS Russell (DDG 59) and USS John Finn (DDG 113).
Theodore Roosevelt’s embarked air wing consists of the “Tomcatters” of
Strike Fighter Squadrons (VFA) 31, “Golden Warriors” of VFA-87, “Blue
Diamonds” of VFA-146, “Black Knights” of VFA-154, “Liberty Bells” of
Airborne Command and Control Squadron (VAW) 115, “The Gray Wolves” of
Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 142, “Wolf Pack” of Helicopter Maritime
Strike Squadron (HSM) 75, “Eightballers” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron
(HSC) 8 and “Providers” of Fleet Logistic Support Squadron (VRC) 30