On today’s SOFREP Pic of the Day, we feature Navy Seaman Elijah Bushy and Petty Officer 2nd Class Johnathan Divietro, who were on duty aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt as it set sail from Laem Chabang, Thailand. They are part of the crew that navigates the waters of the U.S. 7th Fleet, contributing to efforts to maintain a free and open Indo-Pacific region.

About the Roosevelt

The USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) is a Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier in the United States Navy. Named in honor of Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States, it is often referred to as “The Big Stick,” a reference to Roosevelt’s famous saying, “Speak softly and carry a big stick.” The ship was commissioned in 1986 and has participated in numerous operations, including Operation Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation Enduring Freedom.

As a vital asset in the U.S. naval fleet, the USS Theodore Roosevelt is equipped with a wide range of aircraft and advanced technology, enabling it to project air power worldwide and support U.S. military and humanitarian missions. The carrier also plays a significant role in maritime security, ensuring the freedom of navigation and the protection of international waters.