USS Theodore Roosevelt Changes Command

first_img The crew of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) held a change of command ceremony in the ship’s hangar bay, July 21.Capt. Craig Clapperton relieved Capt. Daniel Grieco, who served as Theodore Roosevelt’s (TR) commanding officer from February 2013 to July 2015.Rear Adm. Andrew Lewis, commander, Carrier Strike Group 12, provided remarks as the ceremony’s keynote speaker. Lewis presented Grieco with the Legion of Merit for meritorious service while serving as Theodore Roosevelt’s commanding officer.Taking command amidst the ship’s midlife overhaul, known as refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH), Grieco successfully ushered Theodore Roosevelt through its extensive refit and returned the ship to the fleet as an operational aircraft carrier. Since leaving RCOH, Theodore Roosevelt has steamed more than 107,000 nautical miles and successfully conducted more than 16,000 launches and recoveries. CVN 71 is now a front line asset on deployment in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations.Following the award presentation, Grieco and Clapperton then read their orders, in keeping with Navy tradition, officially changing command.Theodore Roosevelt is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed, maritime security operations, and theater security cooperation efforts in the region.Image: US Navy July 22, 2015 Share this article View post tag: News by topic Authorities View post tag: americas View post tag: Naval View post tag: changes View post tag: Navy View post tag: Command USS Theodore Roosevelt Changes Command View post tag: USS Theodore Roosevelt Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Theodore Roosevelt Changes Command last_img read more

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Aston Villa 3-3 QPR: Three goals for Benteke as relegation battle intensifies

first_imgChristian Benteke’s hat-trick rescued a vital point for Aston Villa in a pulsating game against Premier League relegation rivals QPR.QPR led when Matt Phillips headed in Bobby Zamora’s deft left-wing cross.Villa levelled through Benteke’s deflected drive, then the Belgian’s calm finish put them ahead.Clint Hill’s firm header and Charlie Austin’s clinical finish restored QPR’s lead, but Benteke’s free-kick kept Villa out of the bottom three.Villa would have dropped into the relegation zone, with QPR climbing out at their expense, had they been beaten by the visitors at Villa Park.But Benteke’s sublime set-piece, which he curled over the away defence into the bottom left corner of the QPR goal, ensured Villa moved up to 16th.Tim Sherwood’s men are three points clear of the third-bottom visitors, who climbed above Burnley with the draw. However, both sides will be bitterly disappointed not to have taken maximum points. Villa looked sharper and more inventive for larger periods, but their long-standing defensive frailties allowed Rangers to go within sight of a second successive away win.Sherwood warned his players ahead of kick-off that they would have to dig deep in a fixture which he described as “the club’s biggest match for years” – and these fighting qualities came to the fore as they snatched a draw.Rival managers Sherwood and Chris Ramsey are close friends, having worked together at Tottenham and living close to each other, and the two shared warm embraces on the touchline before kick-off and following the final whistle.–last_img read more

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