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An E2-D Hawkeye crewmember checks the propellers on the aircraft during a pre-flight check aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt on Aug 13, 2015.

An E2-D Hawkeye crewmember checks the propellers on the aircraft during a pre-flight check aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt on Aug 13, 2015. (Chris Church/Stars and Stripes)

An E2-D Hawkeye crewmember checks the propellers on the aircraft during a pre-flight check aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt on Aug 13, 2015.

An E2-D Hawkeye crewmember checks the propellers on the aircraft during a pre-flight check aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt on Aug 13, 2015. (Chris Church/Stars and Stripes)

A member of the flight deck crew communicates using hand signals with the pilots of an E2-D Hawkeye during a pre-flight equipment check aboard the aircraft carrier the USS Theodore Roosevelt on Aug. 13, 2015. The Roosevelt strike group is in the Persian Gulf taking part in the Inherent Resolve mission.

A member of the flight deck crew communicates using hand signals with the pilots of an E2-D Hawkeye during a pre-flight equipment check aboard the aircraft carrier the USS Theodore Roosevelt on Aug. 13, 2015. The Roosevelt strike group is in the Persian Gulf taking part in the Inherent Resolve mission. (Chris Church/Stars and Stripes)

Members of the crew aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt clean the flight deck on Aug. 13, 2015.

Members of the crew aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt clean the flight deck on Aug. 13, 2015. (Chris Church/Stars and Stripes)

Members of the flight deck crew aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt communicate during flight operations on Aug 13, 2015. The Roosevelt strike group is in the Persian Gulf, taking part in the Inherent Resolve mission.

Members of the flight deck crew aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt communicate during flight operations on Aug 13, 2015. The Roosevelt strike group is in the Persian Gulf, taking part in the Inherent Resolve mission. (Chris Church/Stars and Stripes)

The flight deck crew aboard aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt prepares to launch an F/A 18 Super Hornet Aug. 13, 2015.

The flight deck crew aboard aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt prepares to launch an F/A 18 Super Hornet Aug. 13, 2015. (Chris Church/Stars and Stripes)

A sailor punches another sailor in the stomach while doing ab exercises during a Crossfit style fitness program aboard aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt on Aug. 13, 2015. Roosevelt offers a variety of fitness programs for sailors who want to keep physically fit during deployment.

A sailor punches another sailor in the stomach while doing ab exercises during a Crossfit style fitness program aboard aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt on Aug. 13, 2015. Roosevelt offers a variety of fitness programs for sailors who want to keep physically fit during deployment. (Chris Church/Stars and Stripes)

A F/A 18 Super Hornet streaks across the flight deck while landing during night flight operations aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt on Aug 13, 2015 in the Persian Gulf.

A F/A 18 Super Hornet streaks across the flight deck while landing during night flight operations aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt on Aug 13, 2015 in the Persian Gulf. (Chris Church/Stars and Stripes)

A F/A 18 Super Hornet lands during night flight operations aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt on Aug 13, 2015 while underway in the Persian Gulf.

A F/A 18 Super Hornet lands during night flight operations aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt on Aug 13, 2015 while underway in the Persian Gulf. (Chris Church/Stars and Stripes)

An F/A 18 Super Hornet launches off the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt on Aug. 13, 2015 while underway in the Persian Gulf. The carrier strike group is taking part in Operation Inherent Resolve.

An F/A 18 Super Hornet launches off the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt on Aug. 13, 2015 while underway in the Persian Gulf. The carrier strike group is taking part in Operation Inherent Resolve. (Chris Church/Stars and Stripes)

A fighter jet streaks across the flight deck while landing during night flight operations aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt on Aug 13, 2015.

A fighter jet streaks across the flight deck while landing during night flight operations aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt on Aug 13, 2015. (Chris Church/Stars and Stripes)

The flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt sits quiet early on the morning of Aug. 14, 2015.  The carrier strike group is taking part in Operation Inherent Resolve.

The flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt sits quiet early on the morning of Aug. 14, 2015. The carrier strike group is taking part in Operation Inherent Resolve. (Chris Church/Stars and Stripes)

A sailor checks the landing gear of an aircraft during a morning check of the equipment onboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt on Aug. 14, 2015.

A sailor checks the landing gear of an aircraft during a morning check of the equipment onboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt on Aug. 14, 2015. (Chris Church/Stars and Stripes)

A sailor checks the landing gear of an aircraft during a morning check of the equipment onboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt on Aug. 14, 2015. The carrier strike group is taking part in Operation Inherent Resolve.

A sailor checks the landing gear of an aircraft during a morning check of the equipment onboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt on Aug. 14, 2015. The carrier strike group is taking part in Operation Inherent Resolve. (Chris Church/Stars and Stripes)

Aviation ordnancemen work together to load a bomb onto a fighter jet aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt on Aug. 14, 2015.  Aviation ordnancemen are responsible for loading and unloading munitions on all of the aircrafts.

Aviation ordnancemen work together to load a bomb onto a fighter jet aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt on Aug. 14, 2015. Aviation ordnancemen are responsible for loading and unloading munitions on all of the aircrafts. (Chris Church/Stars and Stripes)

From morning maintenance checks to fighter jet takeoffs and landings, there’s rarely a dull moment aboard an aircraft carrier.

Stars and Stripes reporter Chris Church spent a day aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt as it sails the Persian Gulf as part of the U.S.-led Operation Inherent Resolve.

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