After a year of preparations, the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) successfully completed a three-day Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) material inspection, June 26.
INSURV inspects the material readiness of Navy vessels and reports the findings to the Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) to ensure the Navy’s ships are reliable, properly equipped and mission ready.
After the inspection, Capt. Daniel Grieco, Roosevelt’s commanding officer, addressed the crew on the magnitude of their accomplishment.
“It’s all about the journey, and it’s been an incredible journey over the last year,” said Grieco. “We’ve shown the fleet that the Rough Riders are back.”
The inspection required Sailors to demonstrate numerous systems and included examinations of hundreds of work spaces along with an analysis of all lifesaving, damage control and safety equipment inventories.
Press Release, June 27, 2014; Image: US Navy