The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG) hosted senior officials, two from the Department of Defense and one from the White House, aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) for an overnight underway as part of the Navy’s distinguished visitor program, Jan. 19 to 20.
Brent Colburn, assistant to the Secretary of Defense for public affairs, Rear Adm. John Kirby, press secretary for the Pentagon, and Bernadette Meehan, spokesperson for the White House National Security Council, visited TR to get a glimpse of life at sea aboard the 90,000-ton ship and the preparations being made for TR’s upcoming deployment.
TR Sailors escorted the trio on a tour of the ship, giving them a chance to see first-hand the work that goes on in a carrier. During the tour, Kirby talked to Sailors around the ship about their upcoming deployment.
The group also attended TR’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration on the aft mess decks.
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