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Naval vessels from four nations fall into position off the bow of Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN-74) for a parade formation and a rare photographic opportunity. Other ships include the Royal Navy Type 42 Class Destroyer Her Majestys Ship (HMS) SOUTHAMPTON (D-90) (left), Invincible Class (CV) Aircraft Carrier HMS ILLUSTRIOUS (R 06) (right), French Cassard Class Destroyer JEAN BART (D 615) (center), Charles de Gaulle Class Aircraft Carrier CHARLES DE GAULLE (R 91) (center right), Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) (rear left), and Italian Navy (Marina Militare) ship Garibaldi Class Aircraft Carrier MM GIUSEPPE GARIBALDI (C 551)

The US Navy (USN) Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) prepares for a port visit at Souda Bay, Crete, Greece. ROOSEVELT and her embarked Carrier Air Wing One (CVW-1) are on deployment conducting missions in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

The US Navy (USN) Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) receives cargo while pier side at the NATO Marathi Pier Facility. The THEODORE ROOSEVELT and Carrier Air Wing 8 (CVW-8) are currently on a regularly scheduled deployment in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

US Navy (USN) Sailors assigned to the Air Department onboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) perform maintenance on the Visual Landing Aid (VLA) on the flight deck. The ROOSEVELT is currently at sea in the Atlantic Ocean conducting sea trials

Fitted with MCU-2P gas masks, US Navy (USN) Dental Technician (DT) Calvin Burkett (left), USN Lieutenant (LT) Michelle Douglas and USN AIRMAN Jeannie Ward (right) review responsibilities and equipment for an upcoming two-minute drill in the forward auxiliary battle dressing station during a general quarters drill on board the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71). A two-minute drill is a training exercise where Sailors rapidly prepare ten pieces of medical equipment used for the treatment of a hypothetical injury. The THEODORE ROOSEVELT is currently underway for Tailored Ship Training Availability and Final Evaluation Problem (TSTA/FEP) in the Atlantic Ocean

An aerial stern view of the US Navy (USN) Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) underway off the coast of Virginia (VA)

With the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) as a backdrop family and friends await the crew of the USN Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70) [not shown] during homecoming celebrations at Pier 14 onboard Naval Station (NS) Norfolk, Virginia (VA). The CARL VINSON is completing a deployment to the Persian Gulf and a homeport shift from NS Bremerton, at Naval Base Kitsap, Washington (WA) to Norfolk, Virginia (VA), where she is scheduled to undergo a 36-month Refueling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH) at the Northrop Grumman Newport News Ship Yard

A US Navy (USN) F-14D Tomcat, Fighter Squadron 213 (VF-213), Blacklions, Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana, Virginia (VA), joins-up on the port side of a USN S-3B Viking aircraft, Sea Control Squadron 24 (VS-24), Scouts, NAS Jacksonville, Florida (FL), prior to conducting an aerial refueling somewhere over the Mediterranean. VF-213 and VS-24 assigned to Carrier Air Wing 8 (CVW-8), are currently embarked aboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71)

A US Navy (USN) F-14D Tomcat, Fighter Squadron 213 (VF-213), Blacklions, Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana, Virginia (VA), banks with its tailhook lowered in preparation for landing after conducting a mission over the Mediterranean Sea. The Tomcat is equipped with an AAQ-14 LANTIRN (Low-Altitude Navigation and Targeting InfraRed for Night) pod on the pylon. The VF-213 is assigned to Carrier Air Wing 8 (CVW-8), are currently embarked aboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71)

A specially painted US Navy F-14D Tomcat fighter, Fighter Squadron 213 (VF-213), Blacklions, Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana, Virginia (VA), conducts a mission over the Persian Gulf. The Tomcat is equipped with an AAQ-14 LANTIRN (Low-Altitude Navigation and Targeting InfraRed for Night) pod and armed with a GBU-16 1,000-pound bomb. The VF-213 is assigned to Carrier Air Wing 8 (CVW-8), currently embarked aboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71)

A US Navy (USN) F/A-18C Hornet fighter, Strike Fighter Squadron 15 (VFA-15), Valions, Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana, Virginia (VA), hooks up and refuels from a US Air Force (USAF) KC-10 Extender cargo tanker during a mission over the Persian Gulf. The Hornet is armed with a couple of 500-pound bombs. The VFA-15 is currently embarked aboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) with Carrier Air Wing 8 (CVW-8) currently on a regularly scheduled deployment in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT)

A US Navy (USN) F-14D Tomcat, Fighter Squadron 213 (VF-213), Blacklions, Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana, Virginia (VA), prepares to connect and refuel from a US Air Force (USAF) KC-10 Extender cargo tanker, 60th Air Mobility Wing (AMW), Travis Air Force Base (AFB), California (CA), during a mission over the Persian Gulf region. Two USN F/A-18C Hornet fighters, Strike Fighter Squadron 87 (VFA-87), Golden Warriors, Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana, Virginia (VA), wait their turn to slide in for aerial fueling. The VF-213 and VFA-87 are assigned to Carrier Air Wing 8 (CVW-8), currently embarked aboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71)

The US Navy (USN) Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) conducts a MK 15 Phalanx Close-in Weapons System (CWIS) live fire test in the Persian Gulf. CWIS is a fast-reaction, rapid-fire 20-millimeter gun system that provides USN ships with a terminal defense against anti-ship missiles that have penetrated other fleet defenses. The ROOSEVELT and embarked Carrier Air Wing Eight (CVW-8) are currently underway in the Persian Gulf supporting Operation STEEL CURTAIN, a joint US-Iraqi military offensive aimed at preventing cells of Al-Qaeda from entering Iraq through the Syrian border

The Spanish Navy 100 Class Frigate ALVARO DE BAZAN (F101) sails past the US Navy (USN) Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) and the USN Arleigh Burke Class Guided Missile Destroyer USS DONALD COOK (DDG 75) as she departs from Carrier Strike Group 2 (CSG-2). CSG-2 is currently underway on a regularly scheduled deployment conducting maritime security operations (MSO)

The US Navy (USN) Sailors man the rails of Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) as she leads a formation through the waters of the Persian Gulf with the Spanish Navy 100 Class Frigate ALVARO DE BAZAN (F101) [right] and the USN Arleigh Burke Class Guided Missile Destroyer USS DONALD COOK (DDG 75) during ALVARO DE BAZANs departure from Carrier Strike Group 2 (CSG-2). CSG-2 is currently underway on a regularly scheduled deployment conducting maritime security operations (MSO)

The Spanish Navy 100 Class Frigate ALVARO DE BAZAN (F101) sails alongside as US Navy (USN) Sailors man the port rail of the US Navy (USN) Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) rendering a salute to the ALVARO DE BAZAN on its departure from Carrier Strike Group 2 (CSG-2). CSG-2 is currently underway on a regularly scheduled deployment conducting maritime security operations (MSO)

On board the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) Culinary SPECIALIST Second Class (CS2) PETTY Officer (PO) Tiffany Graham prepares breakfast for the CHIEF of Naval Operations (CNO) while he is aboard the ROOSEVELT. The ROOSEVELT and embarked Carrier Air Wing 8 (CAW 8) are underway on a regularly scheduled deployment conducting maritime security operations

US Navy (USN) Sideboys render a salute as the Honorable Dr. Donald C. Winter, Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV), arrives for a brief visit aboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71). The ROOSEVELT and embarked Carrier Air Wing 8 (CVW-8) are currently underway on a regularly scheduled deployment supporting maritime security operations (MSO) in the Persian Gulf

A U.S. Navy F/A-18 Hornet aircraft from Strike Fighter Squadron 15 (VFA-15)"Valions"launches from the flight deck of the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) during operations in the Atlantic Ocean on Feb. 7, 2006. The ROOSEVELT is currently underway on a regularly scheduled deployment supporting maritime security operations. (U.S. Navy photo by CHIEF PETTY Officer 3rd Class Tony Foster) (Released)

Two US Navy (USN) Sailors, Fighter Squadron Three One (VF-31, Tomcatters), Carrier Air Wing eight (CVW-8), embarked aboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71), wash one of their F-14D Tomcat fighter aircraft, while on a regularly scheduled deployment to conduct Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the Red Sea

Two US Navy (USN) Fighter Squadron Two One Three (VF-213, ßBlack Lionsß) F-14D Tomcat fighter aircraft are catapulted from the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) flight deck while the carrier is underway in the Atlantic Ocean on a regularly scheduled deployment to conduct Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the Red Sea

One US Navy (USN) Fighter Squadron Two One Three (VF-213, Black Lions) F-14D Tomcat fighter aircraft (background) is catapulted from the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) flight deck while the carrier is underway in the Atlantic Ocean on a regularly scheduled deployment to conduct Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the Red Sea

Two US Navy (USN) Sailors man a.50 cal machine gun station onboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71), while the carrier is underway through the Suez Canal on its way to a regularly scheduled deployment to conduct Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the Mediterranean Sea

Two US Navy (USN) Sailors man a.50 cal machine gun station as they stand watch onboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71), while the carrier is underway through the Suez Canal on its way to a regularly scheduled deployment to conduct Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the Mediterranean Sea

The US Navy (USN) Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) passes under the Friendship Bridge during the ship's transit through the Suez Canal. The 100-mile Suez Canal connects the Red Sea and the Mediterranean Sea

US Navy (USN) Nimitz class aircraft carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) arrives for a logistics stop on the Greek island of Crete. The ROOSEVELT and Carrier Air Wing Eight (CVW-8) are currently underway on a regularly scheduled deployment supporting maritime security operations

A US Navy (USN) pilot assigned to the "Scouts" of Sea Control Squadron Two Four (VS-24) puts on his flight gear aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71)

Four US Navy (USN) S-3B Viking aircraft assigned to the "Scouts" of Sea Control Squadron Two Four (VS-24) are spotted in launch position aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71)

An Atlantic Ocean Pilot assigned to the US Navy (USN) "Scouts" of Sea Control Squadron Two Four (VS-24) conducts start-up check procedures on an S-3B Viking prior to flight operations aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71), while a deckhand standsby

A US Navy (USN) flight deck crew member waits for an S-3B Viking aircraft assigned to the "Scouts" of Sea Control Squadron Two Four (VS-24) to taxi into its launch position aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71)

A US Navy (USN) flight deck crew member performs final checks as an E-2C Hawkeye aircraft assigned to the "Bear Aces" of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron One Two Four (VAW-124) taxis into launch position aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71)

Atlantic Ocean Pilots assigned to the "Scouts" of Sea Control Squadron Two Four (VS-24) wait to board their S-3B Viking aboard the Nimitz class aircraft carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71)

US Navy (USN) Pilots and squadron personnel assigned to the "Golden Warriors" of Strike Fighter Squadron Eight Seven (VFA-87) pose for a photo on the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) flight deck

A US Navy (USN) F/A-18 Hornet fighter aircraft assigned to the "Golden Warriors" of Strike Fighter Squadron Eight Seven (VFA-87) launches from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71)

A US Navy (USN) F/A-18 Hornet fighter aircraft assigned to the "Valions" of Strike Fighter Squadron One Five (VFA-15) launches from the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71)

US Navy (USN) Commander, Carrier Air Wing Eight (CVW-8), Captain (CAPT) Bill Sizemore, addresses pilots assigned to the "Valions" of Strike Fighter Squadron One Five (VFA-15) in their ready room aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71)

A US Navy (USN) F/A-18C Hornet fighter aircraft assigned to the "Golden Warriors" of Strike Fighter Squadron Eight Seven (VFA-87) prepares to taxi into launch position on the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) flight deck

US Navy (USN) Pilots in an F-14D Tomcat fighter assigned to the "Tomcatters" of Fighter Squadron Three One (VF-31) taxis their aircraft into launch position on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71)

US Navy (USN) Pilots in an F-14D Tomcat fighter taxi their aircraft into launch position on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71)

US Navy (USN) Aviation Warfare Systems Operator 2nd Class (AWSO2) Nick Hoffman greets his wife and daughter after returning to Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville from his deployment aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71)

A US Navy (USN) F-14D Tomcat fighter assigned to the "Tomcatters" of Fighter Squadron Three One (VF-31) launches from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) flight deck

US Navy (USN) F/A-18C Hornet fighter aircraft assigned to the "Golden Warriors" of Strike Fighter Squadron Eight Seven (VFA-87) prepare to launch from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71)

A US Navy (USN) F-14D Tomcat fighter assigned to the "Tomcatters" of Fighter Squadron Three One (VF-31) launches from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) flight deck

A US Navy (USN) F/A-18 Hornet fighter aircraft assigned to the "Valions" of Strike Fighter Squadron One Five (VFA-15) prepares to launch from the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71)

US Navy (USN) F/A-18 Hornet fighter aircraft assigned to the "Valions" of Strike Fighter Squadron One Five (VFA-15) launch from the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71)

A mass formation of US Navy (USN) F-14D Tomcats assigned to the "Tomcatters" of Fighter Squadron Three One (VF-31) and the "Black Lions" of Fighter Squadron Two One Three (VF-213) perform a fly-by over the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) (not shown)

US Navy (USN) Sailors assigned to the Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69) (not shown) prepare to help moor the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71)

At Naval Station (NS) Norfolk, Virginia (VA), US Navy (USN) Sailors disembark the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) on their return from a six-month combat deployment, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

Friends and family greet US Navy (USN) Sailors stationed aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) (not shown) upon returning to its homeport at Naval Station (NS) Norfolk, Virginia (VA), after a six-month combat deployment, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Navy (USN) Sailors wait to depart the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) at its homeport of Naval Station (NS) Norfolk, Virginia (VA). The USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT was on a six-month combat deployment, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

Friends and family members gather on a pier at Naval Station (NS) Norfolk, Virginia (VA), as the US Navy (USN) Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) returns from deployment

Family members gather on a pier at Norfolk Naval Base (NB), Norfolk, Virginia (VA), as the US Navy (USN) Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) returns from deployment

An ocean tugboat prepares to assist the US Navy (USN) Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) (not shown) to moor at Norfolk Naval Base (NB) after a six-month combat deployment

US Navy (USN) Sailors assigned to the Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69) (not shown) prepare to help moor the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71)

On the flight deck, US Navy (USN) Sailors stationed aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) prepare to depart the ship after returning from a six-month deployment. (SUBSTANDARD)

US Navy (USN) AIRMAN (AN) Jason Elizondo kisses his 3-month-old daughter for the first time, after six-month deployment onboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71)

US Navy (USN) Fire Controlman 3rd Class (FC3) Dwight Emerine meets his daughter, for the first time, after returning on the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) to his homeport of Naval Station (NS) Norfolk, Virginia (VA). The USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT was on a six-month combat deployment, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

At Naval Station (NS) Norfolk, Virginia (VA), ocean tugboats assist the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) as it moors, on its return from a six-month combat deployment, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Navy (USN) Sailors wait to depart the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) at its homeport of Naval Station (NS) Norfolk, Virginia (VA). The USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT was on a six-month combat deployment, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

On the pier, US Navy (USN) Sailors stationed aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) depart the ship after returning from a six-month deployment

US Navy (USN) Sailor waits on a pier at Norfolk Naval Base (NB), Norfolk, Virginia (VA), as the US Navy (USN) Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) returns from deployment

On the flight deck, US Navy (USN) Sailors stationed aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) prepare to depart the ship after returning from a six-month deployment

US Navy (USN) Sailors man the rails during a homecoming celebration held for the returning Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) and her crew to Norfolk Naval Base (NB), after a six-month combat deployment

Onboard the flight deck of the US Navy (USN) Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71), a Aircraft Handling Officer signal to the pilot of a USN C-2A Greyhound aircraft assigned to Fleet Logistics Support Squadron Four Zero (VRC-40), as it taxies across the flight deck. The ROOSEVELT is currently under way in the Atlantic Ocean maintaining qualifications as part of the fleet response plan

On board the flight deck of the US Navy (USN) Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN-71), USN Sailors assigned to the Supply Department unload cargo from a USN C-2A Greyhound aircraft. The ROOSEVELT is currently underway in the Atlantic Ocean maintaining qualifications as part of the Navy's Fleet Response Plan

On board the flight deck of the US Navy (USN) Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN-71), USN Sailors assigned to an Honor Guard stands at parade rest armed with 7.62 mm M-14 rifles during a burial at sea ceremony. The ROOSEVELT is currently underway in the Atlantic Ocean maintaining qualifications as part of the Navy's Fleet Response Plan

On board the US Navy (USN) Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71), USN Sailors dismantle an M2 HB 0.50 caliber heavy machine gun after conducting a General Quarters drill. The ROOSEVELT is currently underway in the Atlantic Ocean maintaining qualifications as part of the Navy's Fleet Response Plan

On board the US Navy (USN) Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN-71), USN Sailors dismantle an M2 HB 0.50 caliber heavy machine gun after conducting a General Quarters drill. The ROOSEVELT is currently underway in the Atlantic Ocean maintaining qualifications as part of the Navy's Fleet Response Plan

On board the US Navy (USN) Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN-71), USN Quartermaster SEAMAN (QMSN) Felix Delao helps raise a signal pennant on the signal bridge. The ROOSEVELT is currently underway in the Atlantic Ocean maintaining qualifications as part of the Navy's Fleet Response Plan

On board the US Navy (USN) Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN-71), USN Boatswain's Mate Second Class (BM2) William Robertson, a qualified Search and Rescue (SAR) swimmer watches as a Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB) is brought back aboard following a man overboard drill. The ROOSEVELT is currently underway in the Atlantic Ocean maintaining qualifications as part of the Navy's Fleet Response Plan

On board the US Navy (USN) Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN-71), USN Sailors assigned to the Deck department sailors heave in on a line to bring a Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB) aboard following a man overboard drill. The ROOSEVELT is currently underway in the Atlantic Ocean maintaining qualifications as part of the Navy's Fleet Response Plan

On board the US Navy (USN) Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN-71), USN Sailors assigned to the Weapons Department, oversee Sailors as they fire 9 mm M9 handguns, during small arms training being conducted on aircraft elevator #3. The ROOSEVELT is currently underway in the Atlantic Ocean maintaining qualifications as part of the Navy's Fleet Response Plan

On board the US Navy (USN) Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN-71), a USN Sailor assigned to the Weapons Department staples a new target for small arms training being conducted on aircraft elevator #3. The ROOSEVELT is currently underway in the Atlantic Ocean maintaining qualifications as part of the Navy's Fleet Response Plan

Onboard the US Navy (USN) Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71), USN Aviation Ordnanceman AIRMAN (AOAN) Kyle Ward fires a 5.56 mm carbine during a shooting qualification training. The ROOSEVELT is currently maintaining qualifications while underway in the Atlantic Ocean as part of the fleet response plan

US Navy (USN) Aviation Boatswain's Mate AIRMAN (ABAN) Nancy Germann, watches an S-3B Viking anti-submarine aircraft with the Sea Control Squadron 24 (VS-24), launch from the Nimitz Class aircraft carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN-71), during the Fleet Response Plan (FRP)

A view from onboard the US Navy (USN) Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71), showing three USN F/A-18C Hornet aircraft performing a three ship formation fly-by while the ship is underway in the Atlantic Ocean, conducting sustainment exercises as part of the fleet response plan

U.S. Navy crew members on the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71), launch an F-14D Tomcat fighter aircraft Fighter Squadron 31 (VF-31). The Tomcat is being retired after 32 years of service. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 3rd Class Nathan Laird) (Released)

060803-N-6484E-015 (Aug. 3, 2006)Onboard the US Navy (USN) Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71), USN MASTER CHIEF PETTY Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Joe R. Campa Jr. (right), talks with a Sailor conducting corrosion control on the flight deck. MCPON Campa is visiting NS Norfolk to talk to the Sailors in the region. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST SEAMAN Stephen Early (RELEASED)

060803-N-6484E-010 (Aug. 3, 2006)Onboard the US Navy (USN) Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71), USN MASTER CHIEF PETTY Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Joe R. Campa Jr. (left), talks with a crew member on the flight deck while in port at Naval Station (NS) Norfolk, Virginia (VA). The ROOSEVELT is currently maintaining qualifications as part of the Fleet Response Plan. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications SPECIALIST SEAMAN Stephen Early (RELEASED)

060803-N-6484E-002 (Aug. 3, 2006)Onboard the US Navy (USN) Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71), USN MASTER CHIEF PETTY Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Joe R. Campa Jr. (left), gets a brief from a Sailor inside the flight deck control center, while in port at Naval Station (NS) Norfolk, Virginia (VA). MCPON Campa is visiting NS Norfolk to talk to the Sailors in the region. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST SEAMAN Stephen Early (RELEASED)

060803-N-6484E-019 (Aug. 3, 2006)Onboard the US Navy (USN) Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71), USN MASTER CHIEF PETTY Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Joe R. Campa Jr. (left), talks with a crew member while the ship is in port at Naval Station (NS) Norfolk, Virginia (VA). The ROOSEVELT is currently maintaining qualifications as part of the Fleet Response Plan. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications SPECIALIST SEAMAN Stephen Early (RELEASED)

060803-N-0685C-003 (Aug. 3, 2006)Onboard the US Navy (USN) Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71), USN MASTER CHIEF PETTY Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Joe R. Campa Jr. speaks with crew members in the first class mess during a visit aboard ship at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia (VA). Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST SEAMAN Javier Capella (RELEASED)

060803-N-5248R-005 (Aug. 3, 2006)Onboard the US Navy (USN) Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71), USN MASTER CHIEF PETTY Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Joe R. Campa Jr. greets crew members in the Medical Department during a visit aboard ship at Naval Station (NS) Norfolk, Virginia (VA). MCPON Campa is visiting at NS Norfolk to talk to the Sailors in the region. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST SEAMAN Sheldon Rowley (RELEASED)

060803-N-6484E-018 (Aug. 3, 2006)Onboard the US Navy (USN) Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71), USN MASTER CHIEF PETTY Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Joe R. Campa Jr. (left), talks with crew members while in port at Naval Station (NS) Norfolk, Virginia (VA). The ROOSEVELT is currently maintaining qualifications as part of the Fleet Response Plan. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications SPECIALIST SEAMAN Stephen Early (RELEASED)

060803-N-5248R-003 (Aug. 3, 2006)Onboard the US Navy (USN) Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71), USN MASTER CHIEF PETTY Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Joe R. Campa Jr. talks with crew members in the Medical Department during a visit aboard ship at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia (VA). The ROOSEVELT is currently maintaining qualifications as part of the Fleet Response Plan. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications SPECIALIST SEAMAN Sheldon Rowley (RELEASED)

060803-N-6484E-016 (Aug. 3, 2006)Onboard the US Navy (USN) Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71), USN MASTER CHIEF PETTY Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Joe R. Campa Jr. (left), talks with crew members while in port at Naval Station (NS) Norfolk, Virginia (VA). The ROOSEVELT is currently maintaining qualifications as part of the Fleet Response Plan. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications SPECIALIST SEAMAN Stephen Early (RELEASED)

060803-N-5248R-011 (Aug. 3, 2006)Onboard the US Navy (USN) Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71), USN MASTER CHIEF PETTY Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Joe R. Campa Jr., enjoys lunch with Sailors during a visit aboard ship at Naval Station (NS) Norfolk, Virginia (VA). MCPON Campa is visiting at NS Norfolk to talk to the Sailors in the region. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST SEAMAN Sheldon Rowley (RELEASED)

060812-N-9362D-002 (Aug. 12, 2006)A boy holds a 5.56 mm M16A2 rifle with a 40 mm M203 Grenade Launcher in the hangar bay aboard US Navy (USN) Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) during a Friends And Family Day Cruise. The ship is currently maintaining qualifications in the Atlantic Ocean (AOC).U.S. Navy official photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST SEAMAN Stephen Early (Released)

060812-N-6484E-014 (Aug. 12, 2006)A girl holds a 5.56 mm M16A2 rifle with a 40 mm M203 grenade launcher in the hangar bay aboard US Navy (USN) Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) during a Friends And Family Day Cruise. The ship is currently maintaining qualifications in the Atlantic Ocean (AOC).U.S. Navy official photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST SEAMAN Stephen Early (Released)

060812-N-6484E-011 (Aug. 12, 2006)A girl has her face painted by a clown during a Friends And Family Day Cruise in the hangar bay aboard US Navy (USN) Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71). The ship is currently maintaining qualifications in the Atlantic Ocean (AOC).U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST SEAMAN Stephen Early (Released)

060812-N-4014G-215 (Aug. 12, 2006)With the US Navy (USN) Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) in the background, Gavin McCarty crosses the finish line during Sixth Annual Armed Services Mud Run onboard Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, Virginia (VA). The proceeds from this event went to Hampton Roads Chapter of the Armed Forces Young Mens Christian Association (YMCA). The Armed Forces YMCA helps improve the quality of life of junior enlisted military members.U.S. Navy official photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST SEAMAN Apprentice Patrick Gearhiser (Released)

A US Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet aircraft from Strike Fighter Squadron 106 is waved off due to a fouled deck while landing on the flight deck of the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) during operations in the Atlantic Ocean. The Super Hornet is an all-weather, carrier-based fighter/ attack aircraft that provides USN Carrier Strike Group with increased range, endurance and ordnance-carrying capabilities.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 3rd Class Nathan Laird) (Released)

US Navy CHIEF Postal Clerk Matt Taylor devises a plan to resurface the cement shuffleboard slab at the ranch of the late US President Ronald Reagan at Santa Barbara, Calif. He is one of the USN Sailors from the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) who volunteered to do community service on the 668-acre historic landmark.(U.S. Navy photo by CHIEF Mass Communication SPECIALIST Shane Montgomery) (Released)

US Navy Hospital Corpsman 1ST Class Scott Thrasher paints the bottom of a dock at the ranch of the late US President Ronald Reagan at Santa Barbara, Calif. He is one of the Sailors from the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) who volunteered to do community service on the 668-acre historic landmark.(U.S. Navy photo by CHIEF Mass Communication SPECIALIST Shane Montgomery) (Released)

US Navy flight deck personnel ensure that the foul line is clear as an F/A-18 Hornet aircraft, from Strike Fighter Squadron 106, makes an arrested landing on the flight deck of the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) during operations in the Atlantic Ocean. The Hornet is an all-weather, carrier-based fighter/ attack aircraft that provides USN Carrier Strike Group with increased range, endurance and ordnance-carrying capabilities.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 3rd Class Randall Damm) (Released)

A US Navy F/A-18C Hornet aircraft from Strike Fighter Squadron 106 makes an arrested landing on the flight deck of the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) during operations in the Atlantic Ocean. The Super Hornet is an all-weather, carrier-based fighter/ attack aircraft that provides USN Carrier Strike Group with increased range, endurance and ordnance-carrying capabilities.(U.S. Navy official photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 3rd Class Randall Damm) (Released)

A US Navy C-2A Greyhound aircraft assigned to Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 40 makes an arrested landing aboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) during operations in the Atlantic Ocean. The C2-A is the principal aircraft used for carrier on-board delivery of personnel and materiel. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 3rd Class Randall Damm) (Released)

A US Navy F/A-18C Hornet aircraft assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 106 makes an arrested landing onboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) during operations in the Atlantic Ocean.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 3rd Class Randall Damm) (Released)

A US Navy flight deck crew member signals to advance the shuttle during the launch of an F/A-18E Super Hornet aircraft from Strike Fighter Squadron 105 after its landing on the flight deck of the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) during operations in the Atlantic Ocean. The Super Hornet is an all-weather, carrier-based fighter/ attack aircraft that provides USN Carrier Strike Group with increased range, endurance and ordnance-carrying capabilities.(U.S. Navy official photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST SEAMAN Sheldon Rowley) (Released)

US Navy Aviation Electronics Technician 3rd Class Nathan Blevins inspects fuel samples from an SH-60F Seahawk helicopter during a daily turn around inspection onboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) during operations in the Atlantic Ocean. The Seahawk is a twin-engine helicopter used for anti-submarine warfare, search and rescue, drug interdiction, anti-ship warfare, cargo lift and special operations.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST SEAMAN Javier Capella) (Released)

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