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Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) welcomed aboard Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17, Jan. 17, for carrier qualifications in preparation to begin the ship’s work-up cycle.

The flight operations mark the first time aircraft have landed aboard Theodore Roosevelt in almost a year. CVW-17 was previously embarked aboard Theodore Roosevelt in early 2016 before the ship entered its planned incremental availability.”The relationship between the TR and CVW-17 was as smooth as I’ve ever experienced between an air wing and ship’s crew, and I’m very optimistic this will continue,” said Cmdr. Christopher Jason, Theodore Roosevelt’s air boss. “We’re both very professional groups, and despite having new personnel, we have the same core of leadership to ensure success during this critical underway period. We’re heading right into work-ups, so this gives us a chance to recalibrate and refresh ourselves on how to conduct flight operations.”Preparations to bring CVW-17 aboard started…

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