Replenishing to Fuel the Mission

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By Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jenna Kaliszewski, USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) Public Affairs

USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT, at sea (May 8, 2014) – The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) conducted an underway replenishment (UNREP) May 8, taking on 600,000 gallons of fuel.

The ship’s crew conducted the UNREP to ensure TR will be stocked with enough fuel to conduct flight operations while underway.

“The ship can hold 3.2 million gallons of fuel,” said Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (fueling) 1st Class Damon St. Ann, the leading petty officer of the below decks fuel operations. “We currently have more than two million gallons aboard.”

Aviation boatswain’s mates (fueling) check the quality of the fuel before beginning the fast-paced onload.

“We check the new fuel for color, water content and quality,” said Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (fueling) 1st Class Chris Blair, the leading petty officer of flight deck fuel operations.
“If the first sample…

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