USS Ronald Reagan Visits Singapore

The U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) arrived in the Republic of Singapore for a scheduled port call July 22, marking the first time the carrier has visited the country since 2019. Ronald Reagan arrived with the Ticonderoga-class cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54). Prior to arrival, USS Ronald Reagan operated in the South China Sea…

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Ronald Reagan CSG Operates in the South China Sea

The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group is operating in the South China Sea for the first time during its 2022 deployment, July 13. The carrier strike group includes the Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), the embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, and embarked staffs of Task Force 70 and Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15, as well…

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Exercise Valiant Shield 2022 Video

Aircraft from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 fly over the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), front left, assault ship USS Tripoli (LHA 7), front center, aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), front right, cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), middle left, destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65), middle center, cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54), middle right, destroyers USS…

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ROK, U.S. Navies Conclude Carrier Strike Group Exercise

The U.S. Navy and Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) concluded Carrier Strike Group Exercise 2022 in the Philippine Sea, June 4. The combined forces of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 5 and Maritime Task Flotilla (MTF) 7 operated together during this bilateral exercise aimed at strengthening the interoperability of the two navies. “The U.S. Navy and ROK Navy have a water-tight,…

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USS Ronald Reagan CSG Sails for 2022 Deployment

The U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and its strike group departed Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka (CFAY) May 20, to support security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. During this routine at-sea period, Ronald Reagan, its strike group ships, the embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 5 and Destroyer Squadron (DESRON)…

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Ronald Reagan CSG Trains With JS Teruzuki

Ships and aircraft from Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group (RRNCSG) concluded a week of at-sea bilateral training with a destroyer from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) May 17. The training included U.S. Navy’s Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 5 flagship USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), USS Antietam (CG 54), Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 138, and destroyer JS Teruzuki (DD 116),…

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USS Antietam Returns to Yokosuka Following 260-day Deployment

November 10, 2020 – USS Antietam (CG 54) returned to Naval Station Yokosuka following a successful deployment. The return marked the end of a nine-month deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. “Antietam’s success in this demanding operating environment and during deployment is attributed to my Sailors doing the right thing every day,” said Capt. Russell Caldwell, commanding…

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Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group Returns to South China Sea

October 15, 2020 – The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group has returned to the South China Sea for the third time of its 2020 deployment. The carrier strike group includes the Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and the embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, USS Antietam (CG 54), andtUSS Halsey (DDG 97) and USS John…

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Antietam Conducts Tomahawk Live-fire Missile Shoot for Exercise Valiant Shield 2020

September 20, 2020 – USS Antietam (CG 54) conducted a Tomahawk land attack cruise-missile (TLAM) strike scenario, Sept. 20, targeting the Farallon de Medinilla range, located on an uninhabited 200-acre island off the coast of Guam as part of Valliant Shield 2020. Valiant Shield is a U.S. only, biennial field training exercise (FTX) with a focus on integration of joint…

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Ex-USS Curts Sunk as Target During Valiant Shield 2020

September 18, 2020 – U.S. joint armed forces conducted a multi-platform live-fire missile exercise, Sept. 19, involving surface, air, and subsurface launched ordinance to sink the decommissioned frigate USS Curts (FFG 38) as part of exercise Valiant Shield 2020. The sinking exercise (SINKEX) combined an orchestrated sequence of live ordnance targeting the ex-USS Curts, including air-launched ordnance from fixed and…

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