It is the year 1998. Tension is building up in the Persian Gulf region. Violations of human rights, demonstrations terminated by the military and executions of political prisoners in Iran have led to financial sanctions set by United States and European Union. Iran has responded with airspace violations and disruptions of commercial shipping. Diplomats are doing their best but the Gulf states and the World are afraid of war.
Carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt with Air Wing Nine onboard has been sent to the region to prevent the situation slipping into open war. Welcome to Operation Sandworm!