The Roosevelt will join the Bremerton-based USS Nimitz and forward-deployed USS Ronald Reagan in the exercise, which comes as President Trump is traveling in Asia.
"It is a rare opportunity to train with two aircraft carriers together, and even rarer to be able to train with three", said U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander, Adm. Scott Swift.
Units assigned to the strike force will conduct coordinated operations in global waters to demonstrate the U.S. Navy's unique capability to operate multiple carrier strike groups as a coordinated strike force effort. Held in the Guam operating area, the exercise includes 30 ships, more than 280 aircraft and more than 20,000 service members from the Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard.
It is the first time since 2007 that the Navy has carried out this type of exercise in the western Pacific.
"A touch-and-go situation is prevailing in the peninsula due to the USA and south Korean puppet forces' military provocations", the official Rodong Sinmun wrote.
The Navy will conduct air defense drills, sea surveillance, defensive air combat training and other drills over the Sea of Japan, located east of the Korean peninsula, according to a statement. Both exercises focused on the ability to rapidly bring together forces from three strike groups in response to any regional situation.
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Three U.S. aircraft carrier strike groups now converged near South Korea will kick off a rare four-day exercise in the Western Pacific on Saturday as U.S. President Donald Trump tours Asia.
The U.S. Pacific Fleet has a determined and steady presence throughout the region, conducting operations for more than 70 years now.
The strike exercise has come up amidst growing tensions on the Korean Peninsula over Pyongyang's nuclear arms and ballistic missile programs.
North Korea, which sees any military drills near its country as a rehearsal for invasion, has not responded to the news of the drills yet, nor has it reacted to any of Trump's remarks during his time in Japan, South Korea and China.
"This would be a fatal miscalculation".
The U.S. leader, who began a visit South Korea on Tuesday, has rattled some allies with his vow to "totally destroy" North Korea if necessary to defend the United States or its allies, and with his dismissal of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as a "rocket man" on a suicide mission. "And do not try us".