View post tag: Kanawha View post tag: Defence View post tag: years View post tag: Roosevelt Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Theodore Roosevelt Refuels at Sea after Four Years View post tag: Defense View post tag: sea View post tag: usa View post tag: Naval USS Theodore Roosevelt Refuels at Sea after Four Years Share this article View post tag: USS USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) pulled alongside the supply ship USNS Kanawha (T-AO 196) Sept. 17 and conducted its first underway replenishment (UNREP) in more than four years.Kanawha transferred more than 600,000 gallons of JP-5 jet-fuel to Theodore Roosevelt during the UNREP, which is a complex undertaking that involves the entire crew and demonstrates the ship’s ability to sustain itself at sea. “We ensured that the ship was on station on time and got to the rendezvous point safely,” said Quartermaster 2nd Class Meghan Carter. “We assisted the Officer of the Deck with a safe course to steer and recommended a speed to get us there.”Sailors aboard Theodore Roosevelt spent a considerable amount of time training for the UNREP to ensure the event went as smooth as possible. A number of Sailors were sent to other ships to receive more extensive training.Boatswain’s Mate Seaman Henry Cole said Sailors were sent on temporary assigned duties (TAD) to USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) and USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) to learn how to properly execute an UNREP. “We all have put in a lot of training for it and to see it come together is great,” said Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Colton Miles.The UNREP was a good opportunity for TR Sailors with limited sea time to gauge their skills. “I am excited to be a part of Theodore Roosevelt’s first replenishment [in over four years],” said Cole. “I felt like the replenishment went well and I am glad to be doing my job during it.”“We can always get better as we go on,” said Miles. “This was many Sailors’ first UNREP and what we didn’t do right the first time, we will get right the next time.”[mappress]Press Release, September 23, 2013; Image: US Navy View post tag: Theodore View post tag: Navy View post tag: four September 23, 2013 View post tag: Refuels
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Mark Hughes hopes Stoke can follow in the footsteps of three of his former clubs and upset another of his old sides Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday. City have won all but three of their 21 home matches this season, losing to title rivals Chelsea in the Premier League and Bayern Munich and Barcelona in the Champions League. Hughes played for all three clubs, while perhaps more relevantly he is also taking confidence from Stoke’s impressive performance in holding City to a draw at the Britannia Stadium in September as well as wins over Chelsea and Manchester United. Two of Manchester City’s three home losses have come this month, including to Barca on Tuesday, but Hughes does not expect the confidence of Manuel Pellegrini’s side to be affected. The Potters boss said: “They’re able to go from one challenge to another and refocus very quickly. “They’ve got a huge squad of great quality. The difficulty from my point of view is knowing who they’re going to pick on the day. “They’ve been absolutely outstanding at home and averaged a significant amount of goals as well, so it’s a huge task. “But we’ve had really positive results against the top teams this year, beating Chelsea and Manchester United, drawing with City, which very few teams have been able to accomplish, so we were pleased with that performance at the Britannia. “We’ll have to match that and maybe go somewhere a little bit more as well.” Not surprisingly given their Champions League result in midweek, talk of the quadruple has also subsided but boss Manuel Pellegrini insists the players will not be badly affected as they host Stoke in the Barclays Premier League this weekend. Pellegrini said: “They are absolutely clear in their minds that we are fighting for the Premier League. “I don’t think there will be a psychological link between one competition and the other.” One other issue affecting City this week is the scheduling of their FA Cup quarter-final against Wigan for Sunday, March 9, just three days before the game in Barcelona. It has been reported as a hindrance to City but Pellegrini has another point of view. He said: “Maybe it’s better for us to play on Saturday, but also the international players will only arrive on Thursday after they play for their national team, and that’s not good. “So everything has both sides. We don’t have any problems with Sunday.” Pellegrini also confirmed that top scorer Sergio Aguero is due to return to full training next week after four games out with a hamstring injury. The striker has missed four games with a hamstring injury but could be back in contention for the Capital One Cup final against Sunderland on March 2. Midfielder James Milner is available again after his midweek European suspension and captain Vincent Kompany is not affected by a hamstring twinge. Defender Matija Nastasic (knee) is the only other notable absentee. Press Association Manchester City top scorer Sergio Aguero will miss this weekend’s Barclays Premier League clash with Stoke but is poised to return to training next week.