Theodore Roosevelt Strike Group MED 96 Deployment
CVN-71 Theodore Roosevelt
CVW-3 joined TR in May 1996 prior to her port visit to Halifax, Nova Scotia. TR deployed for her fifth deployment on Nov. 25, 1996, conducting operations in the Mediterranean and Arabian Gulf in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH. On Jul. 8, 1997, TR entered the Newport News Shipbuilding yard for a one-year Extended Drydock and Selected Restricted Availability (EDSRA), her first major overhaul since commissioning. One year later, TR returned to her homeport at the Norfolk Naval Station.
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