Farmingdale Native Serves Aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt in San Diego
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By Long Island
Published: November 06 2020
U.S. Navy Retail Specialist 3rd Class Melissa Melendez, from Farmingdale, N.Y., is pictured directing a forklift operated by U.S. Navy Retail Specialist 3rd Class Christopher Hill, from Newark, N.J. aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore ...
The USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) is home ported in San Diego, and is the fourth Nimitz-class, nuclear-powered, aircraft carrier in the United States Navy. She is named in honor of Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States and a proponent of naval power. She is the fourth ship named in honor of Theodore Roosevelt, three bearing his full name and a fourth with just his last name.
The USS Theodore Roosevelt was launched in 1984, and saw her first action during Operation Desert Storm in 1991.