TR CSG welcomed aboard Malaysian defense officials and armed forces members at the start of operations in 7th Fleet. Military cooperation is important and shared visits like this one reinforce relationships in the Indo-Pacific.
Chief Petty Officers from Commander, Carrier Strike Group 9; Carrier Air Wing 17; Commander, Destroyer Squadron 23; and USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) stand in formation for a photo honoring the 125th birthday of the Navy's Chief Petty Officer rate.
On April 1, 1893, General Order 409 established the rank of Chief Petty Officer. Chiefs continue to serve as trusted leaders, technical experts, advisors, and mentors to enable America's combat-ready naval force to be continuously flexible, more innovative, and lethal in achieving operational excellence on all domains.
Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strip Group is currently underway for a regularly scheduled deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Anthony Rivera/Released)
More than 2,500 Sailors and Marines aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) participated in the Navy's time-honored "Crossing The Line" ceremony. Steeped in naval tradition, the ceremony is a rite of passage in which Pollywogs - Sailors who have never crossed the Equator - participate in a series of events before they are designated as Trusty Shellbacks.