Chinese military monitors, warns US warship

November 30, 2018 – Chinese military monitored a US warship that entered Chinese territorial waters without permission and warned it to leave on Monday, a spokesman said on Friday. Navy and Air Force of the People’s Liberation Army Southern Theater Command will continue to watch closely Chinese waters and air to prevent any incident that may harm China’s national security and to safeguard national sovereignty, senior colonel Li Huamin, spokesman of the command, said in a statement. On Monday, USS Chancellorsville entered the territorial waters off the Xisha Islands in…

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Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group Visits Hong Kong

November 21, 2018 – USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) and USS Curtis D. Wilbur (DDG 54) anchored in Hong Kong Harbor, Nov. 21. They were to have been accompanied by USS Benfold (DDG 65) but no announcement has as yet been made on why not. Ronald Reagan is the flagship for Commander, Task Force (CTF) 70, embarked with Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 and Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15. “Hong Kong is always an incredible port visit and I’m glad that the officers and Sailors of Carrier…

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Ronald Reagan Strike Group, JMSDF Work Together During Cooperative Deployment

October 29, 2018 – The Ronald Reagan Strike Group and the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JSMDF) ship the Murasame-class destroyer JS Kirasame (DD 104) conducted maritime operations during a cooperative deployment in the Philippine Sea, Oct. 21-28. During the cooperative deployment, Ronald Reagan Strike Group units and Kirasame conducted multiple exercises including ship maneuvering, communications, a fueling-at-sea, a replenishment-at-sea and Naval Liason Officers exchanges between the Kirasame and USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) to promote interoperability between the two maritime forces. JMSDF Capt. Shingo Motomura and several of his…

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Ronald Reagan Strike Group joins International Fleet Review

October 11, 2018 – The Ronald Reagan Strike Group, to include USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) and USS Benfold (DDG 65) participated in the Republic of Korea 2018 International Fleet Review near Jeju Island, Republic of Korea (ROK), Oct. 11. “The 2018 International Fleet Review is a wonderful opportunity to engage with our allies, partners and friends on a scale that our sailors rarely experience,” said Rear Adm. Karl Thomas, commander Task Force 70. “I attended the 2008 IFR and I can tell you first hand…

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Chancellorsville, Benfold Arrive at Busan

October 12, 2018 – USS Chancellorsville and USS Benfold (DDG 65) arrived to Busan, South Korea, Oct. 12. Chancellorsville and Benfold pulled into Busan, South Korea, for a regularly scheduled port visit. Chancellorsville and Benfold are underway with the Ronald Reagan Strike Group, and are forward-deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region.

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Ronald Reagan Strike Group, JMSDF Participate in Cooperative Deployment

October 10, 2018 – The Ronald Reagan Strike Group and the helicopter destroyer JS Izumo (DDH 183) conducted maritime operations during a cooperative deployment in the Philippine Sea, Oct. 9-10. During the cooperative deployment the Ronald Reagan Strike Group units and Izumo conducted maneuvering exercises, communications exercises and divisional training to promote interoperability among the two maritime forces. Chiefs from Izumo and Escort Division 11 embarked the aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and were given tours of the ship’s mess decks, medical facilities and watched fixed-wing flight operations. “It…

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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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Ronald Reagan, Antietam, Chancellorsville arrive in Manila

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and cruisers USS Antietam (CG 54) and USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) arrived in Manila, Philippines, for a regularly scheduled port visit, June 26. “Manila is one of the favorite port visits for Sailors in the Pacific thanks to the beauty and welcoming people of the Philippines,” said Rear Adm. Marc Dalton, commander, Task Force 70. “I’m very proud of all the Sailors in this task force. They are dedicated, capable, professionals and they are the core of the United States Navy, and they allow this…

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Indian Navy Ships Arrive Guam to Participate in Exercise Malabar 2018

Indian Naval Ships Sahyadri, Shakti and Kamorta of the Eastern Fleet under the command of Rear Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi, NM, Flag Officer Commanding, Eastern Fleet currently on an overseas deployment to South East Asia and the Western Pacific, arrived at Guam on 07 June 18 to participate in the 22nd edition of Exercise Malabar, off Guam, USA from 07 to 16 June 2018. Exercise Malabar, which started as a bilateral exercise between the US Navy and the Indian Navy in 1992, has evolved over the years with the participation…

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