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2 U.S. carrier strike groups hold drills in PH Sea amid China airspace control fears

Jun 24, 2020 - 12:10 AM

The Western Pacific's traditional power showcases its naval might as China plans to establish an air defense identification zone over the South China Sea

NAVAL POWER. The USS Theodore Roosevelt and USS Nimitz carrier strike groups in the Philippine Sea in June 2020. Photo from the US Pacific Fleet Facebook page v

Sailor from U.S. aircraft carrier dies of coronavirus

Apr 13, 2020 - 11:15 PM

With 92% of the crew tested, 585 have been infected with the virus, according to the Navy

BEFORE EVACUATION. This file photo shows the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt docked at Naval Base Guam in Apra Harbor on April 10, 2020. File photo by Tony Azios/AFP

More than 10% of U.S. carrier's crew test positive for virus – Navy

Apr 12, 2020 - 3:13 PM

The test results are reported days after US navy chief Thomas Modly resigned over his mishandling of the outbreak aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt

USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT. This US Navy file handout photo shows the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) as it transits the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Southern California on April 30, 2017. Photo by Paul L. Archer/US Navy/AFP

U.S. navy chief resigns over handling of ship virus outbreak

Apr 08, 2020 - 10:13 AM

Modly steps down 5 days after removing the Roosevelt's captain, Brett Crozier, for writing a letter that was leaked to the media

RESIGNED. Former Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly, in a file photo, testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill December 03, 2019 in Washington, DC. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

Pentagon removes captain of virus-struck aircraft carrier

Apr 03, 2020 - 1:11 PM

'I have no doubt in my mind that Captain Crozier did what he thought was in the best interests of the safety and well-being of his crew... Unfortunately, it did the opposite,' says the the acting US Navy secretary

This handout photo released by the US Navy shows Captain Brett Crozier addressing the crew for the first time as commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) during a change of command ceremony on the ship’s flight deck in San Diego, California on November 1, 2019. The Pentagon removed the captain of the coronavirus-stricken USS Theodore Roosevelt Thursday, saying he mishandled communications over how the outbreak was sweeping through the warship. Brett Crozier "demonstrated extremely poor judgment in the middle of a crisis" in writing a four-page letter detailing the problem that was leaked to the US media before top defense officials saw it, Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly said. Sean LYNCH / US NAVY / AFP

U.S. Navy evacuates virus-struck aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt

Apr 02, 2020 - 5:16 PM

Acting US Navy Secretary Thomas Modly says: 'We cannot and will not remove all the sailors from the ship. This ship has weapons on it, it has munitions on it, it has expensive aircraft, and has a nuclear power plant.'

(FILES) This US Navy file handout photo shows the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71)as it transits the Pacific Ocean while conducting a tailored ship’s training availability off the coast of Southern California on April 30, 2017. The captain of the nuclear aircraft carrier with more than 100 sailors infected with the coronavirus pleaded on March 30, 2020 with US Navy officials for resources to allow isolation of his entire crew, and avoid possible deaths in a situation he described as quickly deteriorating. Paul L. ARCHER / US NAVY / AFP

U.S. Navy captain says aircraft carrier faces dire coronavirus threat

Apr 01, 2020 - 5:09 PM

The captain of the USS Theodore Roosevelt writes a newspaper: 'We are not at war. Sailors do not need to die... The spread of the disease is ongoing and accelerating' because of the ship's 'inherent limitations of space.'

UNDER SIEGE. File photo of the US aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt when it was in Manila Bay on April 11, 2018.

U.S. admiral on VFA repeal: A little disappointing but relationship not lost

Mar 07, 2020 - 9:08 AM

US Pacific Fleet Commander John Aquilino is leading a port call of the aircraft carrier strike group Theodore Roosevelt in Vietnam, which uncharacteristically skipped the Philippines in its Indo-Pacific voyage

AIRCRAFT CARRIER. The US Navy aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt arrived in Manila Bay on April 11, 2018. File photo by Rappler

U.S., Australia, Japan navies sail in PH as China parades might

Apr 14, 2018 - 11:50 AM

US aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, Australian long range guided missile frigate HMAS Anzac, and Japanese destroyer JS Akizuki arrive in the Philippines for port visits as China holds a large naval parade in the South China Sea

RECEPTION. Ambassador Sung Kim holds a reception aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt for 300 guests on April 13, 2018

U.S. aircraft carriers in rare Pacific op amid North Korea tensions

Nov 09, 2017 - 10:31 AM

The USS Ronald Reagan, USS Nimitz and USS Theodore Roosevelt will conduct 'coordinated operations in international waters,' the navy said

In this file photo, the Nimitz-class aircraft carriers USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), left, and USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) conduct dual aircraft carrier strike group operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jake Greenberg

US on alert over South China Sea possible conflict

Nov 08, 2015 - 7:17 AM

UPDATED Pentagon is worried about the prospect of further militarization as well as the potential for these activities to increase the risk of miscalculation or conflict among claimant states

'HALT LAND RECLAMATION.' US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter looks on during the keynote on the first day of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) 14th Asia Security Summit in Singapore, 29 May 2015. Photo by Wallace Woon/EPA