Theodore Roosevelt, Normandy Sail to New Homeport

Nimitz-Class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) departed Singapore after a four-day port visit to the island nation, Oct. 28, and continues on its routine journey to its new homeport of San Diego.

Concurrently, the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group (CSG) is operating off the east coast of the Korean peninsula conducting routine bilateral training with the Republic of Korea navy. Their carrier strike group consists of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan with its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) and Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54), USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) and USS Mustin (DDG 89).

The U.S. routinely conducts Carrier Strike Group operations in the waters around the Republic of Korea to exercise maritime maneuvers, strengthen the U.S.-ROK alliance, and improve regional security. This bilateral training consist of a routine training, subject matter expert exchanges, anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare drills, communication drills, air defense exercises, counter-mine planning and distinguished visitor embarkations.

During the Theodore Roosevelt visit to Singapore, Sailors participated in multiple community relations events, took in the cultural sites and sounds of Singapore in a welcome break from operations at sea.

Prior to the Singapore port visit, Theodore Roosevelt and Normandy participated in the trilateral exercise Malabar with the Indian and Japanese navies.

Image: US Navy

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