USS Theodore Roosevelt completes first underway replenishment in 4 years

Posted at 12:30 PM, Oct 07, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-07 12:30:07-04

The USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) has completed its first underway replenishment in more than four years.

The ship pulled alongside the USNS Kanawa (T-AO 196) on September 17th and was transferred more than 600,000 gallons of JP-5 jet fuel.

Sailors aboard Theodore Roosevelt spent a considerable amount of time training for the UNREP to ensure the event went as smooth as possible.

A number of Sailors were sent to other ships like the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVN 69), and USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), to receive more extensive training on how to properly execute an UNREP.

“We ensured that the ship was on station on time and got to the rendezvous point safely,” said Quartermaster 2nd Class Meghan Carter. “We assisted the Officer of the Deck with a safe course to steer and recommended a speed to get us there.”

During this UNREP, Theodore Roosevelt Sailors demonstrated their professionalism and ability to sustain the ship at sea.