Originally Roosevelt Station was on an Asteroid which was named Garen Epok, which was involved in the Breen Crisis when during late 2386, a small fleet of Breen ships tried to gain control of the small asteroid Garen Epok and the Federation base on it, which was Roosevelt Station. What ensured has become known as the Battle of Garen Epok, which resulted in a temporary Federation victory. One of the few open engagements between the two powers, the battle had certainly the result of heightening the tensions along the rest of the borders.
While Roosevelt was based on the asteroid this would not be its permanent home, there was an abandoned and rundown Cardassian Space Station nearby that the Federation was going to make the new Roosevelt Station. The plans were put on hold when this station was discovered to be a little different than the other Nor-class stations and the Cardassians refused to help them in getting the systems operational. So, the Nor-class station was left abandoned for the time being. It wasn’t until the middle of 2388 that Federation decided to send a group of Engineers that could get the systems operational.
In September 2388, the station was officially renamed Roosevelt Station and the Asteroid would be used for Intelligence for the area. The Station is still only half operational with, the only areas that can be used is two upper docking pylons, 3 living decks including the Promenade and Operations. The rest of the station is still undergoing refits and overhauls and should be finished by the end of the year. Roosevelt Station has become the new Headquarters for Task Force 72 under the Command of Lieutenant General Jhamal P’Trell.