Theodore Roosevelt Strike Group MED 94 Deployment
Theodore Roosvelt Battle Group
CVN-71 Theodore Roosevelt
In Nov. 1993, TR entered Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) for a Selected Restricted Availability (SRA). Heading back to sea on Apr. 14, 1994, TR became the first nuclear carrier to complete an SRA ahead of schedule at NNSY. TR and CVW-8 began their fourth deployment on Mar. 1995, operating in the Red Sea in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH. TR also provided a "Forward...from the Sea" presence, conducting flight operations in support of Operations DENY FLIGHT and SHARP GUARD over the skies of Bosnia and in the Adriatic operating areas. DENY FLIGHT evolved into Operation DELIBERATE FORCE, as CVW-8 aircraft led NATO strikes against strategic Bosnian Serb targets in Sarajevo-Herzegovina. During TR's transit home, Secretary of the Navy John Dalton came aboard and awarded the Theodore Roosevelt Battle Group the Navy Unit Commendation for its Bosnia operations.
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