Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group Concludes Valiant Shield 2020

September 25, 2020 – The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group concluded Valiant Shield 2020, Sept. 25, while operating in the Philippine Sea. During the exercise, the strike group integrated with more than 11,000 personnel and 100 aircraft from the U.S. Navy, Army, Marine Corps and Air Force, and took part in the U.S.-only field training biennial exercise. Participating forces exercised…

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Blue Ridge Conducts Submarine Familiarization with USS Asheville

June 17, 2020 – USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) participated in a submarine familiarization (SUBFAM) training with the Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Asheville (SSN 758), June 14. The SUBFAM gave the crew of Blue Ridge the chance to observe and operate with a submarine. “The purpose of this training is to familiarize the crew of Blue Ridge with what…

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People’s Liberation Army Navy lased a U.S. Navy P-8A in unsafe, unprofessional manner

February 27, 2020 – A U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft was lased by People’s Republic of China (PRC) navy destroyer 161 on Feb. 17 while flying in airspace above international waters approximately 380 miles west of Guam. The P-8A was operating in international airspace in accordance with international rules and regulations. The PRC navy destroyer’s actions were unsafe…

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