News Briefings

DoD News Briefing

Tuesday, July 6, 1999 - 2:05 p.m.
Presenter: Mr. Kenneth H. Bacon, ASD PA

Mr. Bacon: Good afternoon.


Secretary Cohen has officially ordered the THEODORE ROOSEVELT to go to the Gulf. She will be passing through the Suez Canal later this week and will be in the Gulf until late August. She'll leave the Gulf and return to Norfolk by late September, spending a little bit of time in the Med on the way through, but only a little bit of time.

She will replace the KITTY HAWK in the Gulf. The KITTY HAWK will return to Asia. Then when the THEODORE ROOSEVELT leaves the Gulf the CONSTELLATION will come in and replace the THEODORE ROOSEVELT.

That is something that the Secretary hinted at when he visited the THEODORE ROOSEVELT in the Med a couple of weeks ago, and now it's come to pass.