United States Navy Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) transited through San Bernardino Strait on April 15. San Bernardino Strait is connecting the Samar Sea to the Philippine Sea.
USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) recently completed a visit to Manila.
After its visit to Manila, Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG) is continuing on with their regularly scheduled Western Pacific deployment conducting a variety of operations, including addressing shared maritime security concerns, building relationships with partner navies and enhancing interoperability and communication with partners and allies throughout the area of operations through exercises and ship visits.
“The TRCSG returned to the 7th Fleet area of operations after successfully completing more than four months in the Arabian Gulf and U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations supporting maritime security, theater security cooperation, and Operations Inherent Resolve and Freedom’s Sentinel,” USS Theodore Roosevelt Public Affairs said.
TRCSG consists of the staff of Destroyer Squadron 23 and the squadrons of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17, which includes Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 113, VFA-94, VFA-22, Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 312, Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 139, Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 116, Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 6, Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 73 and Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 30.
Sources: https://www.dvidshub.net/image/4300255/uss-theodore-roosevelt-cvn-71-deployment-fy-2018; https://www.dvidshub.net/image/4300217/uss-theodore-roosevelt-cvn-71-deployment-fy-2018; https://ph.usembassy.gov/uss-theodore-roosevelt-arrives-in-manila/