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aptain’s Call

Capt. Daniel Grieco addresses the crew

Rough Riders, After months of hard work, countless drills and several nights away from family members, we have successfully completed Phase III of the Crew Certification Process (Crew Cert). Not only did you do well, you excelled! As I mentioned on the 1MC this morning, you thoroughly impressed the evaluators from Carrier Strike Group 12, Naval Air Force Atlantic (AIRLANT) and the Afloat Training Group (ATG) with your dedication, improvements from previous Phases of Crew Cert and level of knowledge. I want to take this moment to say thank you for your commitment to excellence and to this ship. You did an Outstanding job. I am extremely proud of each of you, and you should be proud of yourselves. You showed the evaluators that, after four years in the shipyard and with many new faces aboard the ship (many of whom have never been out to sea before), our crew is trained to handle emergencies during a simulated underway. Having said that, we cannot get complacent. We must keep the press on, because the training gets more challenging and the stakes become higher from here on out. Specifically, our next hurdles are about a month away, including a Fast Cruise and Sea Trials, which is a four-day underway period to test our ship’s systems and overall mission readiness. Over the next 30 days, we need to remain focused on the priorities that I first outlined when I became commanding officer of this mighty warship: 1) Complete RCOH 2) Combat and Mission Readiness 3) Safety 4) Maintaining High Standards 5) Sailor Mentorship, Development, and Training 6) Cleanliness and Material Condition

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We have come a long way since entering RCOH four years ago. Take pride in that. But we still have a long way to go in order to leave the shipyard, head back to Naval Station Norfolk and return to the operational fleet. Our Crew Cert accomplishments have shown what we can do when we focus as a team on the tasks at hand. Now we need to continue to build on the strong foundation we have laid in order to return to the operational fleet and to be ready to forward deploy when our nation calls. Well Done and keep the press on!! Respectfully, CO


Certified for Sea

TR Sailors excel during crew cert iii

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Story by MCSN Stephane Belcher

SS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71)completed Phase III of Crew Certification (Crew Cert), excelling in the process that evaluated the aircraft carrier’s state of readiness to go to sea safely with a qualified crew, according to evaluators, on July 16. As TR nears completion of its midlife Refueling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH), Crew Certification III plays a vital role in the ship’s mission readiness by assessing the basic underway functional areas required to safely get underway upon completion of a repair period greater than nine months. During Crew Cert III, 56 evaluators from Carrier Strike Group 12 (CSG-12), Naval Air Force Atlantic (AIRLANT), and the Afloat Training Group (ATG) spent two days evaluating the crew’s state of training during simulated underway operations emphasizing emergency drills. The drills included General Quarters, man overboard and navigation and steering exercises. “I definitely believe you guys are safe to go to sea,” said Cmdr. Marc Kennedy, training officer for CSG-12. “I have to say with the TR, the crew, the department heads, the CO, the XO, they worked really hard, they trained really hard. And the crew has significantly exceeded our expectations with crew cert.” Theodore Roosevelt Sailors have been executing these drills for more than a year to hone their performance with these drills to be as proficient as possible. “We are responding to drills with 110 percent as if they were actual casualties,” said LCDR Terra McIntyre, TR’s training

officer. “That is how we have become effective. We practice like we fight.” During general quarters Sailors have to be manned and ready within seven minutes. General quarters consist of various matters such as manning repair lockers to fight fires, perform medical drills, secure flooded spaces and have watch teams manned on the bridge. Chief Warrant Officer Noel Genao, the ship’s Fire Marshal coordinates and schedules all of the general quarters drills. “The first general quarters drill was last summer,” said Genao. “It has been a long uphill battle. The crew did fantastic.” Navigation drills were evaluated on operating steering procedures, navigating the ship and radar properly and executing low-visibility procedures. All of the watch standers were required to be properly qualified and documented, and the bridge watch standers were also required to be able to conduct operations safely. “ATG evaluates these drills with training assessment cards, going line by line to make sure drills are executed according to proper instruction,” said Lt. Cmdr. Jeremiah Ragadio, the assistant navigator aboard TR. Man overboard drills consisted of launching the Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB), recovering the man over board and bringing the RHIB back to the ship in less than 13 minutes. “This Crew Certification is letting everybody know that Theodore Roosevelt is capable to go to sea,” said Ragadio. “We’ll be ready to go to sea for sea trials.” With Crew Cert III complete, TR

prepares to face additional milestones, specifically a fast cruise and Sea Trials, a fourday underway period to test the carrier’s systems and overall mission readiness. “We know there is a long way to go for us,” said Capt. Daniel Grieco, TR’s Commanding Officer. “There is still a lot of things we need to do to get the ship out of the shipyard. But we are going to keep this level of focus throughout to make sure TR is ready to go.” Once fast cruise and sea trials are executed, the crew will receive more training and more certifications, as well as, more advanced level of damage control knowledge and warfighting knowledge. “When we pull out of here and are back in Norfolk, we’re going to be a ready for tasking aircraft carrier,” said Grieco. Theodore Roosevelt is currently completing Refueling and Complex Overhaul at Huntington Ingalls Industries - Newport News Shipbuilding and is preparing to rejoin the operational fleet and go to sea.

Chief Warrant Officer Noel Genao, the ship’s fire marshall, walks through the hanger bay during a class alpha fire exercise for the ship’s crew certification process.

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Trained to

ENFORCE

Story by MCSN Stephane Belcher Photos by MCSN John Drew and Stephane Belcher

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ailors are lined up on the field. Sweat pours under the scorching hot sun. Time seems to be going by too slow as the hours pass by. They’re excited and fearful at the same time. Their stomachs are in knots as they watch their fellow shipmates grunt and hunch over trying to complete the obstacle course after being sprayed in the eyes with the dreaded Oleoresin Capsicum, or better known as OC spray. “Who is next?” shouts Master at Arms 1st Class Bryan Rodriguez. Numerous Sailors are waiting anxiously in a line for their turn to be sprayed in the face with OC. “I’m not going to stop until I finish,” said Seaman Dylan Kaylor, as he runs up to get sprayed. Based on the reaction the student has to OC spray, the Confidence Course could take 5 to 10 minutes. Not all students can make it through the OC Confidence Course. This is why it is given at the beginning of the course, said Rodriguez. After finishing the OC Confidence Course students are authorized to carry OC Spray as well as the baton as non-lethal weapons on their duty belt. The OC Confidence Course is one of the first steps needed to complete the three-week Security Reaction Force-Basic (SRF-B) course. SRF-B is set up to train Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) in Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection standards. The three-week course consists of basic training in law enforcement fundamentals as well as self-defense, OC spray, non-lethal weapons, firearms, watch standing fundamentals and other material relating to the job of Master-at-Arms. Every department or division appoints Sailors to Security depending on how many people they have. “It takes a Sailor that has no knowledge of security, the operations and functions of the security department and gives them very base line knowledge,” said Rodriguez. “It also gives them the confidence to stand their post, to confront and talk to senior and subordinate personnel. It helps to build them up. Now they have to enforce the rules.” During first week of training students learn the basics of Security, the use of Deadly Force, use of force continuum, unarmed self defense, Mechanical Advantage Control Hands (MACH), OC Spray and how to use the baton. During the second week Sailors learn how to perform in-

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spections on personnel, bags and vehicles. They learn different tactical movements and weapons fundamentals. “They teach you to move around passageways and corners on the ship with your team,” said Airman June Conley, who has been on the ship for four months. “It was fun.” During the last week the students get qualified on the 9 mm pistol, the M500 shotgun and the M4 rifle. Students go through a simulator first, and then live fire. They also get evaluated on material they have learned in the previous two weeks with hands-on scenarios. “The shooting was the best part of the course,” said Conley. “I’m an airman, so I don’t get the chance to take time out of the day to just go and shoot. We went through different scenarios on a simulated screen and it was shooting back at us.” At the end of this all-encompassing course, the students graduate. The graduates will start their journey protecting the ship and Sailors as part of TR’s security team. Although it was painful, Kaylor was able finish the OC Confidence Course along with several of his shipmates. “It’s a good course to see what it’s like to be a Master-at-Arms for anyone who is interested in the rate,” said Conley.

Sailors complete the Oleoresin Capsicum Confidence course as one of the first steps in the three-week Security Reaction Force Basic Course.


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TR SAILORS GET SERIOUS ABOUT FITNESS AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ALTERNATIVE PT

Story and photos by MCSN Stephane Belcher

ecently, it wouldn’t be too unusual to walk through the hangar bay in the morning and see Sailors climbing on bars, pulling on nylon straps, or sprinting across the deck. While this is becoming a more common site in the early hours before morning muster, Sailors are using this time to get their fitness on before they begin their work day. Finding the time to work out can be difficult for Sailors aboard TR. Nathan Owen, TR’s Fit Boss, with help of Weapons department’s G3 division, has organized a Functional Fitness program on the hangar bay at 5:45 a.m. After being aboard the USS George W. Bush (CVN 77) for two weeks and seeing a similar program, Aviation Ordnanceman 1st Class Emmanuel Zapata and Sailors from the G3 shop wanted to bring it aboard the TR. “It was pretty interesting,” said Zapata. “I was actually walking across the mess decks and overheard Nate (Owen) talking about it. So I pulled Nate to the side to discuss the program and what we could do to bring it to the ship.” After obtaining permission from the executive officer to move Functional Fitness to the hangar bay, the number of participants grew. “People were coming into work seeing other Sailors work out,” Owen. “One day we had 34 people attend.” “I love that type of work out,” said Zapata. “I’m a fitness guy. I love going to the gym. Not only are you keeping your heart rate up the whole time in an intense work out, you’re also using your body weight you’re using even more weight to press over your head. It brings a happy medium to lifting weights and doing cardio.” The Functional Fitness program not only helps Sailors stay healthy, it can also boost self-esteem and start the day in the right direction. It gives Sailors a variety exercises to keep the routine from getting too mundane. “It’s a great way to start the morning,” said Zapata. “I get a burst of energy afterward.” Zapata’s shop embraced the Functional Fitness program and brought it to TR to

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introduce it to people. “We love it,” exclaimed Zapata. “It’s an intense work out. You look at it and think, ‘Can I do this? Can I not do this?’ It’s intimidating.” Although many Sailors may be a bit intimidated to try Functional Fitness, the program is there for both the novice and the well experienced. After all, the goal is to get TR sailors in better shape. “It’s great,” said Zapata. “It pushes you to the limit. Only you know how far you can go, and how hard you can push yourself to get the best results. You get what you put into it, and that’s 100 percent true.” It may appear to many that the Sailors in the hangar bay are performing Crossfit, however this is not the case. Functional Fitness is indeed its own style of working out and is quite different to that of Crossfit. “One of the differences between Crossfit

and Functional Fitness is doing lower weights with more reps,” said Owen. “Your body will give out eventually when doing Crossfit. Throwing 200 pounds over your head eighty times, eventually your body will give out. We tweak the sets a little to make it Functional Fitness.” In Functional Fitness, the name of the game is to build muscle, while increasing endurance simultaneously. While the program is beneficial to one’s physical health, the program can also help in day-to-day activity. “Some of the benefits to Functional Fitness are building muscle and endurance,” said Owen. “It helps in daily life, when you’re working the hangar bay and you’re picking stuff up. That’s why they call it Functional Fitness, because that’s what you do on a daily basis.” While Functional Fitness is all about leading a healthy lifestyle, Owen also


believes that it should be an enjoyable experience as well. “You’re having fun at it,” said Owen. “You have the music playing, you’re not really thinking about it like work. A lot of the people will partner off and split up the work out. It makes the workout go faster” Once TR gets underway, Owen will set up for Functional Fitness during lunch hours as well. He wants to have it two times a day when we start doing work ups if the turnout is good. “I tried it at night on the Truman and only three or four people would show up,” said Owen. “It’s a lot of equipment to pull out for only three or four people. I try to leave the equipment accessible at night for the night crew.” Owen wants to get more Sailors to come out and get fit. From beginners to more experienced fitness gurus, everyone is welcome to join and enjoy the fitness fun. “It’s open to the whole ship five days a week from 5:45 a.m. to 6:45 a.m.,” said Owens. “Just come on out. It’s pretty fun. Sailors perform Functional Fitness in the hangar bay everyday from 0545 to 0645. Functional It’s a lifestyle.” Fitness is an highly-intense workout, combining cardio and strength training. Everyone aboard TR is welcome to attend.

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rough riders Quartermaster Seaman

MATTHEW FREEMAN Department: Navigation Home Town: Charlotte, NC Why Freeman was picked: QMSN Freeman is a motivated and highly talented Sailor who is committed to preparing THEODORE ROOSEVELT for her return to the fleet. His efforts have been essential to the upkeep of more than 500 Navigation charts and 50 Nautical Publications, ensuring all required changes and corrections were made. Additionally, QMSN Freeman has played a vital role in the cleanliness and preservation of 25 Navigation spaces from the 0-10 level to the 2nd deck. His attention to detail and work ethic has been critical to the preparation of the Pilothouse and Flag Bridge.

He recently qualified as a Voyage Management System Operator. Which will make him a highly valued watchstander as THEODORE ROOSEVELT makes the transition from navigating with paper charts to electronic charts. QMSN Freeman is a model Sailor with an exceptional work ethic and an eagerness to learn. His dedication to the Navy and the ship are worthy of recognition as THEODORE ROOSEVELT’S Rough Rider of the Week.

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above & beyond Yeoman 3rd Class

LESLIE JACKSON Department: Operations/OX Home Town: Jacksonville, FL Goals: Short term, I would like to make Second Class Petty Officer by Mar 14. Long term I would like to become a YNCM. I’d like to start a degree in the Medical field, mainly to become a RN. Hobbies: Ride my bike with my son, work out and I love to cook new recipes. Why Jackson was picked: YN3(SW/AW) Leslie Jackson has established herself as a true Shining Star amongst her peers.

She meticulously tracked and processed over 2,400 pieces of correspondence for 26 Officers and 147 Sailors, maximizing efficiency and positively impacting morale. Furthermore, possessing an unrelenting drive and self-motivation, she completed all requirements for the Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist (ESWS) qualification and Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist (EAWS) qualification in less than 6 months. Community minded, she volunteered six hours at the Jenkins Elementary School located in Newport News, VA and Norfolk’s Botanical Gardens. YN3 Jackson is a model Sailor both on and off duty. She represents THEODORE ROOSEVELT and NAVY’s core values to the letter. A true self-starter, with endless drive and initiative, she is consistently striving to become the expert in both her rating as well as her professional knowledge as a Sailor. Her drive has had a positive impact on the Sailors around her and the successes of Operations department.

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TR CONTINUES TO STRIVE FOR HEALTH AND FITNESS

SHAPE

Story by MC2 (SW) Brian G. Reynolds

ess than two months ago the gyms aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) were a bustling place. Most Sailors were hard pressed to find an open treadmill or exercise machine. After all, the Navy Physical Readiness Test (PRT) was right around the corner and many Sailors were doing everything that they could to ensure that they scored well. Now that the first cycle of the 2013 PRT has come to a close, many Sailors may feel that they can now let their guard down when it comes to physical fitness and nutrition. Many Sailors may feel that it is okay to say goodbye to the gym for a couple of months, or to indulge in their favorite fast food for a while. After all, it is months before the next PRT. No one really needs to care at this point, right? Wrong. This is not the case. It is at this point where Sailors are most vulnerable to develop unhealthy habits. As a means to combat a feeling of complacency regarding nutrition and physical fitness and to augment TR’s Fitness Enhancement Program (FEP), TR has adopted the Navy’s Ship Shape program. “Ship Shape is an all-around dietary program,” said Nathan Owen, the Fit Boss aboard TR. “The program breaks down good and bad foods and what to look for on food labels.” “Ship Shape is an eight-week program that kind of gets people back into the mode of taking care of themselves,” said Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Melissa Cason, one of the primary facilitators for TR’s Ship Shape program. “It’s not just about physical fitness. It’s about maintaining a healthy lifestyle. It’s not just about eating right. It’s about trying to find out what triggers people in regard to how to eat and when to eat.” Ship Shape is not a new thing. It has been used for years throughout the military as a means to monitor and control healthy nutrition routines and physical fitness. “Ship Shape is the only recognized nutritional course for active duty members,” said Cason. “This is the first time that this program has come to this ship. We had FEP down, but we didn’t have anything that is based on nutrition or education.” The course is mandatory for all who failed the body composition assessment (BCA) portion of the PRT. It is designed to work in tandem with FEP to help promote a comprehensive approach to fitness. However, the program is available to anyone aboard TR who wants to take a stab at a healthier lifestyle. “I’m really looking forward to see what Ship Shape has to offer,” said Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Tim Haake, a participant in the program. “I think that with com-

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bining a solid workout and a healthy diet, I should see some great results.” During the sessions, Ship Shape instructors meet with Sailors for one hour per week for eight weeks. During these sessions, the facilitators turn the focus toward nutrition, teaching the Sailors exactly how to get the most out of their workouts through a proper diet. “I’ve tried several fitness routines in the past and probably haven’t seen the results that I should have due to the fact that I wasn’t exactly paying attention to what was in my refrigerator,” said Haake. “Hopefully this will change that.” “Everyone on FEP can learn a lot like on how to shop at the grocery store to portion control,” said Owen. “The program gives you great information about making good decisions when it comes to eating.” The program takes this principle and breaks it down. The Ship Shape program utilizes nutrition logs to monitor exactly what the participants are eating and where their state of mind is while they are eating. “During each session, we will break down their diets,” said Cason. “They will have a nutrition log that they will have a week to go through. We will look at what they have been eating, what time that they have been eating and how they were feeling at that time.” Though in simple theory, one should be able to lose weight by merely reducing the amount of calories that they take in. However, as the weight is lost, so is muscle. This is why a proper diet to augment a work-out regiment is so important. As with most diets or fitness programs, in order to receive the maximum benefits out of Ship Shape, participants are required to be motivated and willing to accept a change in lifestyle. After all, the program is designed to work in tandem with a healthy amount of physical activity. “The mandate for FEP is that they PT at least three times per week,” said Cason. “At the same time, they need to understand that they need to take care of themselves. We can’t be there 24-7. At some point they have to take charge of their own lifestyle.” While taking charge of one’s lifestyle and implementing a healthy work-out routine in of utmost importance, the command fitness team as well as the TR chain of command is urging Sailors to shift their focus toward proper diet and nutrition in order to endure that the crew of TR is in Ship Shape.


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ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 10, 2013) Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus meets with Sailors on the mess decks of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). Mabus is aboard the ship to witness the first carrier-based arrested landing of an unmanned aircraft. The successful recovery of the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) marks an historic event for naval aviation that many believe will impact the way the Navy integrates manned and unmanned aircraft on the carrier flight deck in the future. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Arif Patani/Released)

NORFOLK (July 3, 2013) The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) returns to homeport at Naval Station Norfolk. The Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group completed a deployment supporting maritime security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ryan D. McLearnon/Released)

CORAL SEA (July 6, 2013) - Air Traffic Controlman 2nd Class Timothy Wallace (left) and Air Traffic Controlman 2nd Class Clayton Alexander, assigned to the forwarddeployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), observe radar signatures in the ship’s Air Traffic Control Room. Bonhomme Richard is the flagship of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) is conducting routing joint-force operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet Area of Responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Edward Guttierrez III/RELEASED)

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SS GEORGE H. W. BUSH, At Sea (NNS) -- The X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator completed its first carrier-based arrested landing on board USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) off the coast of Virginia July 10. “It isn’t very often you get a glimpse of the future. Today, those of us aboard USS George H.W. Bush got that chance as we witnessed the X-47B make its first ever arrested landing aboard an aircraft carrier,” said Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus. “The operational unmanned aircraft soon to be developed have the opportunity to radically change the way presence and combat power are delivered from our aircraft carriers.” Today’s demonstration was the first time a tailless, unmanned autonomous aircraft landed on a modern aircraft carrier. This test marks an historic event for naval aviation that Navy leaders believe will impact the way the Navy integrates manned and unmanned aircraft on the carrier flight deck in the future. The July 10 landing was the beginning of the final part of three at-sea test periods for X-47B during the last eight months, culminating a decade of Navy unmanned integration efforts that show the Navy’s readiness to move forward with unmanned carrier aviation says Rear Adm. Mat Winter, who oversees the Program Executive Office for Unmanned Aviation and Strike Weapons in Patuxent River, Md. “This demonstration has enabled us to merge industry and government technologies together which will enable the U.S. Navy to pursue future unmanned aviation carrier capabilities,” said Winter, who witnessed the historic landing. “The government engineering and testing team in partnership with our Northrop Grumman team members have matured the technologies in this X-47B system to position us for today’s event, which marks a milestone in naval aviation.” During today’s testing, the X-47B completed the 35-minute transit from Pax River to the carrier and caught the 3 wire with the aircraft’s tailhook. The arrested landing effectively brought the aircraft from approximately 145 knots to stop in less than 350 feet. Shortly after the initial landing, the aircraft was launched off the ship using the

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First arrested landing at sea

carrier’s catapult. The X-47B then proceeded to execute one more arrested landing. On the third approach to Bush the X-47B aircraft self detected a navigation computer anomaly that required the air vehicle to transit to the assigned shore based divert landing site, Wallops Island Air Field. The X-47B navigated to and landed without incident. “We have been using the same [carrier] landing technology for more than 50 years now and the idea that we can take a large UAV and operate in that environment is fascinating,” said Engdahl. “Across the entire spectrum of military operations, an integrated force of manned and unmanned platforms is the future,” said Ray Mabus. “The X-47B’s autonomous arrested landing aboard USS George H.W. Bush shows how the Navy and Marine Corps are riding the bow wave of technological advances to create this 21st century force.” The X-47B spent several weeks aboard aircraft carriers in recent months. The Navy UCAS program successfully completed CVN deck operations aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) in December 2012 and aboard Bush in May. During the May

By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brandon Vinson, USS George H.W. Bush Public Affairs

underway period, the X-47B completed its first-ever catapult launch. Since May, the integrated test team conducted a number of shore-based arrestments at Pax River in preparation for the demonstration aboard the ship. “We have learned a lot from our flight deck operations, our shore-based flight test and extensive modeling and simulation,” Engdahl added. “Our team has executed all major program objectives and developed the concept of operations and demonstrated technologies for a future unmanned carrier-based aircraft capability. [Today] we have proven we can seamlessly integrate unmanned systems into the carrier environment.” “We have certainly come a long way in the 102 years since Eugene Ely made the first arrested landing aboard an aircraft carrier. Naval aviators have always been at the forefront of operational and tactical innovation, and today was no exception,” said Mabus. “People make unmanned aviation possible and it is people who will provide the fresh thinking and new ideas so crucial to successes like the X-47B program and the unmanned aircraft of the future.”

An X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator completes an arrested landing on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). The landing marks the first time any unmanned aircraft has completed an arrested landing at sea. George H.W. Bush is conducting training operations in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by MC3 Kevin J. Steinberg/Released)


Staff Commanding Officer Capt. Daniel Grieco Executive Officer Capt. Mark Colombo Public Affairs Officer Lt. Cmdr. Patrick Evans Media Officer Lt. j.g. Michael Larson Senior Editor MCCS (SW/AW/EXW) David Collins Public Affairs Supervisor MC2 (SW) Brian G. Reynolds Editor & Layout MC3 Katie Lash MC2 (SW) Brian G. Reynolds Rough Rider Contributors MC3 Katie Lash MCSN Stephane Belcher MCSN John Drew Command Ombudsman April Kumley cvn71ombudsman@yahoo.com The Rough Rider is an authorized publication for the crew of USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Contents herein are not necessarily the views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. government, Department of Defense, Department of the Navy or the Commanding Officer of TR. All items for publication in the The Rough Rider must be submitted to the editor no later than three days prior to publication. Do you have a story you’d like to see in the Rough Rider? Contact the Media Department at 534-1406 or stop by 3-180-0-Q.

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