Capt. Daniel C. Grieco, the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt’s (CVN 71) commanding officer, and Capt. Benjamin Hewlett, deputy commander of Carrier Air Wing 1 (DCAG), successfully recorded the 200,000th arrested landing aboard TR, Jan. 15.
Logging the 200,000th trap was the result of decades of dedication and professionalism from the team aboard TR, ranging from aviators to the Sailors operating the ships arresting gears.
The Sailors who operate TR’s arresting gears plan on celebrating the momentous event with a cake cutting ceremony, and handing out pieces of the arresting wire as souvenirs.
People see our aircraft carrier and see an amazing piece of equipment that can support our nation but don’t realize that she is only half way through her lifespan and has landed an incredible 200,000 airplanes. So in the years to come, with TR moving forward, she will likely land upwards of 400,000 airplanes before she is decommissioned.
Press release, Image: US Navy