USS Theodore Roosevelt

Blooding the Bombcats: the story of the first air-to-ground sorties ever flown by US Navy F-14 Tomcat fighter jets

Blooding the Bombcats: the story of the first air-to-ground sorties ever flown by US Navy F-14 Tomcat fighter jets

Operation Deny Flight In reaction to the resulting 1992 air war between self-proclaimed Serbian Krajina in Croatia, the Croat Air… Read More

6 months ago

Have you ever wondered who Maverick salutes before launching from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier for Top Gun final dogfight?

If the pilot’s happy with the airplane’s performance, he or she will salute - that’s the signal that “we’re good… Read More

4 years ago

Here are some cool Night Photos of New VFA-31 Tomcatters F/A-18E CAG Aircraft

The super cool pictures in this post feature the brand-new paint scheme applied while aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt to the… Read More

4 years ago

That time the U.S. Navy recovered an F/A-18F Super Hornet wreckage from the sea

After the wreckage of the F/A-18F Super Hornet had been pulled out of the sea was lowered inverted onto a… Read More

5 years ago

“Tom Cruise is gracious and professional during filming to all of the sailors:” U.S. Navy says Accusations about Tom Cruise disrespecting TR crewmembers are unfounded

Previously a Theodore Roosevelt crew member revealed that Tom Cruise told the crew members on the aircraft carrier not to… Read More

5 years ago

Tom Cruise Pissed the Whole TR Off: USS Theodore Roosevelt crew slams the actor for his arrogant behavior during Top Gun Sequel filming

The aircraft carrier crew has been ordered to not look at Tom Cruise or to talk to him As we… Read More

5 years ago

F-14 Tomcat aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt for Top Gun Sequel filming shifts on the deck

“Bad storm yesterday came through SD. Seemed to have shifted on the deck.” As we have reported, on Feb. 14,… Read More

5 years ago

Video shows U.S. Navy crewman getting sucked into A-6 air intake. He survived because of Intruder’s engine design.

"It took almost three minutes for Petty Officer JD Bridges to push his way out of the intake of the A-6 after… Read More

6 years ago

Launch crew of 35 women takes over USS Theodore Roosevelt’s flight deck for the first time in the ship’s history

The 35 women made history by launching 35 aircraft from the flight deck of USS Theodore Roosevelt on the last day… Read More

6 years ago

THIS F-14D CLOSE-UP SHOWS THE LAST UPGRADE RECEIVED BY TOMCAT BEFORE BEING RETIRED

ROVER capability was added to the F-14D Tomcat On Dec. 10, 2005. It was first used by VF-31 and VF-213… Read More

6 years ago

“SWEET LITTLE MISS,” THE LAST F-14 TOMCAT TO EVER LAND ON AN AIRCRAFT CARRIER, NEEDS YOUR HELP TO BE SAVED

F-14D BuNo 164346 "Sweet Little Miss" piloted by Lieutenant Chris Rattigan and Lieutenant Paul Dort assigned to the "Tomcatters" of… Read More

6 years ago

ATAC HAWKER HUNTER CRASHES OFF THE COAST OF SAN DIEGO

The pilot was able to eject and was recovered by a helicopter attached to HSC-6 aboard the aircraft carrier USS… Read More

7 years ago

FUNNY VIDEO BRINGS YOU ABOARD VF-31 TOMCATTERS F-14Ds FOR A 7-HOUR MISSION IN SUPPORT OF OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM

The "last cruise" of the iconic Tomcat saw the F-14Ds belonging to VF-31, the Tomcatters, and VF-213, the Black Lions,… Read More

7 years ago

BYE-BYE BABY…! REMEMBERING THE F-14 TOMCAT LAST COMBAT TRAP

The decision to incorporate the Super Hornet and decommission the F-14 was mainly due to high amount of maintenance required… Read More

7 years ago

Watch these beautiful photos of the supermoon setting behind USS Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt is moored and homeported in San Diego undergoing a scheduled Planned Maintenance Availability. Taken on Nov. 14, 2016… Read More

7 years ago