Ronald Reagan Strike Group visits Guam after Valiant Shield

September 24, 2018 – The Ronald Reagan Strike Group arrived at Naval Base Guam for a port visit, Sept. 24. Personnel from the Ronald Reagan Strike Group, to include Sailors from the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and the guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62), will have the opportunity to experience the island of Guam, following the successful completion of Valiant Shield 2018. Over the previous week, the strike group joined with more than 15,000 U.S. Navy, Air Force, Army, and Marine Corps personnel, taking part in the…

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Submarine Group 7 in Exercise Valiant Shield

September 23, 2018 – When Valiant Shield 2018 (VS-18) kicked off Sept. 16 in waters in and around Guam, submarines assigned to Commander, Submarine Group 7 (CSG 7) were there to participate. Valiant Shield is a U.S.-only biennial field training exercise aimed at ensuring the joint force is ready to conduct a wide range of combat operations. During VS-18, U.S. joint forces exercised a wide range of capabilities and demonstrated their inherent flexibility. This year’s training included maritime security operations, amphibious operations, anti-submarine and air-defense exercises, enabling real-world proficiency in…

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