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US Navy USS Roosevelt (DDG-80) Completes Maintenance Period in Spain

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US Navy USS Roosevelt (DDG-80) Completes Maintenance Period in Spain

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US Navy USS Roosevelt (DDG-80) Completes Maintenance Period in Spain
US Navy USS Roosevelt (DDG-80) Completes Maintenance Period in Spain

The U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) completed its planned Selected Restricted Availability (SRA), a depot-level maintenance period in Rota, Spain, March 27, 2024. Executing its largest maintenance availability to date, Forward Deployed Regional Maintenance Center (FDRMC) Detachment Rota successfully completed the planned maintenance requiring 30,600 mandays of work in just 117 days, a significant effort accomplished by effective planning and coordination. Planned maintenance periods like SRAs maintain safety and mission-essential equipment, implement modernization on key systems, and ensure the ship will reach its planned service life. Maintenance during the SRA included work on the ship’s propulsion system, replacement of the flight deck coating and preservation of the helicopter recovery assist, secure and traverse system track.

“Working with our industry partner Navantia, the ship and the squadron, we were able to execute impactful maintenance and modernization aboard USS Roosevelt that directly increased the ship’s warfighting capability,” said Cmdr. Greg DeJute, FDRMC Detachment Rota officer in charge. “The Rota team takes pride in knowing we are redelivering to the crew a ship that is fully mission-ready for its next patrol alongside our Allies and partners!”

Commander, Navy Regional Maintenance Center (CNRMC) and Director, Surface Ship Maintenance, Modernization, and Sustainment (SEA21) Rear Adm. William ‘Bill’ Greene, Forward Deployed Regional Maintenance Center Commanding (FDRMC) Officer Capt. Brian Karosich, FDRMC Detachment Rota Officer in Charge Capt. Paul Murch and USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) Project Manager John Mahony pause on the pier in front the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer Roosevelt during the ship's Selected Restricted Availability, a planned maintenance period that will ensure the ship remains fully mission-capable while forward deployed to Rota, Spain and the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations.
Commander, Navy Regional Maintenance Center (CNRMC) and Director, Surface Ship Maintenance, Modernization, and Sustainment (SEA21) Rear Adm. William ‘Bill’ Greene, Forward Deployed Regional Maintenance Center Commanding (FDRMC) Officer Capt. Brian Karosich, FDRMC Detachment Rota Officer in Charge Capt. Paul Murch and USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) Project Manager John Mahony pause on the pier in front the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer Roosevelt during the ship’s Selected Restricted Availability, a planned maintenance period that will ensure the ship remains fully mission-capable while forward deployed to Rota, Spain and the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations. (Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Drace Wilson/U.S. Navy)

Modernization efforts during the availability included upgrading the ship’s communication suite, which provides secure afloat networks for naval and joint operations, ultimately improving the connectivity for Sailors, a significant advantage when on patrol. Other systems upgraded include the ship’s sonar and navigation suites. USS Roosevelt is one of four Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers forward deployed to Rota, Spain and assigned to Destroyer Squadron 60 / Commander, Task Force 65. FDRMC provides emergent, intermediate and depot-level maintenance and modernization for transient and Forward Deployed Naval Forces in U.S. Fifth and Sixth Fleets through fleet technical assistance, voyage repair, contract management oversight, assessments, and diving and salvage.

For over 80 years, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa (NAVEUR-NAVAF) has forged strategic relationships with allies and partners, leveraging a foundation of shared values to preserve security and stability. Headquartered in Naples, Italy, NAVEUR-NAVAF operates U.S. naval forces in the U.S. European Command (USEUCOM) and U.S. Africa Command (USAFRICOM) areas of responsibility. U.S. Sixth Fleet is permanently assigned to NAVEUR-NAVAF, and employs maritime forces through the full spectrum of joint and naval operations.

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) returns from sea trials, the final phase of its planned Selected Restricted Availability (SRA), a depot-level maintenance period, in Rota, Spain, March 25, 2024. (U.S. Navy photo Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Drace Wilson)
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) returns from sea trials, the final phase of its planned Selected Restricted Availability (SRA), a depot-level maintenance period, in Rota, Spain, March 25, 2024. (U.S. Navy photo Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Drace Wilson)

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