USS Ronald Reagan Returns to Yokosuka

The U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) returned to Yokosuka, Japan October 16, following a five-month deployment across 5th and 7th Fleet. During Ronald Reagan’s deployment, the embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 flew more than 14,820 flight hours, and the ship transited nearly 43,000 nautical miles. The strike group departed Yokosuka, May 19 and…

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Ronald Reagan CSG Returns to the South China Sea

The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group is operating in the South China Sea for the second time during its 2021 deployment, September 24th. 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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Ronald Reagan CSG Exercises with Singapore Navy

June 18, 2021 – Ships and aircraft from the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group (CSG 5) and the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) conducted integrated bilateral training, June 17. CSG 5 sailed in international waters with RSN’s Formidable-class frigate RSS Intrepid (69) and the Victory-class corvette RSS Vigilance (90). While training together, the strike group and the RSN ships conducted…

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Ronald Reagan CSG Departs Yokosuka

May 19, 2021 – The U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and its strike group departed Fleet Activities Yokosuka, May 19, to support security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. During this routine at-sea period, Ronald Reagan, its strike group ships and the embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 are expected to work with allies…

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JS MAYA conducted joint training with USS Ronald Reagan

May 18, 2021 (Google Translation) – From May 11-14, JS MAYA conducted joint training in the waters south of Kanto with USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76). Commander of JS MAYA (CAPT ONO Shuji) stated, “In addition to improving the JMSDF’s tactical capabilities, we have deepened interoperability with the US Navy. I am convinced that we can improve deterrence and interoperability in…

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Ronald Reagan Project Celebrates 50% SRA Completion

March 18, 2021 – The Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Ship Repair Facility and Japan Regional Maintenance Center team working on the selected restricted availability for USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) marked the 50 percent complete milestone in Yokosuka, Japan, March 10. Ronald Reagan arrived back in Japan Nov. 14, 2020, following a six-month Indo-Pacific deployment. The project…

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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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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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U.S. Indo-Pacific Command forces come together for Valiant Shield 2020

September 10, 2020 – U.S. Indo-Pacific Command forces are participating in exercise Valiant Shield (VS), Sept. 14-25, on Guam and around the Mariana Islands Range Complex. Participants include USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), USS America (LHA 6), USS New Orleans (LPD 18), USS Germantown (LSD 42) and multiple surface ships — approximately 100 aircraft and an estimated 11,000 personnel from…

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