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US Navy - Aircraft Carrier

CVN 76 - USS Ronald Reagan

 

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Type, class: Aircraft Carrier - CVN; Nimitz class

Builder: Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, Virginia, USA

   

STATUS:

Awarded: December 8, 1994

Laid down: February 12, 1998

Launched: March 10, 2001

Commissioned: July 12, 2003

IN SERVICE

   

Homeport: permanently forward deployed to Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan

Namesake: Ronald W. Reagan (1911-2004), 40th President of the USA

Ships Motto: PEACE THROUGH STRENGHT

Technical Data: see: INFO > Nimitz class Aircraft Carrier - CVN

 

Deployments / Carrier Air Wings embarked:
May 2004 - July 2004 with Carrier Air Wing 11 (CVW-11) - Norfolk to San Diego via Cape Horn
January 2006 - July 2006 with Carrier Air Wing 14 (CVW-14) - Pacific Ocean, Persian Gulf
January 2007 - April 2007 with Carrier Air Wing 14 (CVW-14) - Pacific Ocean
May 2008 - November 2008 with Carrier Air Wing 14 (CVW-14) - Pacific Ocean, Arabian Sea
May 2009 - October 2009 with Carrier Air Wing 14 (CVW-14) - Pacific Ocean, Arabian Sea
June 2010 - August 2010 with Carrier Air Wing 14 (CVW-14) - Pacific Ocean, exercise RIMPAC 2010
February 2011 - September 2011 with Carrier Air Wing 14 (CVW-14) - Pacific Ocean, Centcom AOR
June 2014 - August 2014 with Carrier Air Wing 2 (CVW-2) - Pacific Ocean, exercise RIMPAC 2014

October 2015 - present
permanently forward deployed to Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan
with Carrier Air Wing 5 (CVW-5) assigned
   

 

ship images


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with CVW-5 embarked - September 2016

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with CVW-5 embarked - Apra Harbor, Guam - September 2016

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hangar bay with aircraft of CVW-5 - September 2015

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USS George Washington (CVN 73) and USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) hull swap - August 2015

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with CVW-2 embarked - exercise RIMPAC 14 - July 2014

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with CVW-2 embarked - exercise RIMPAC 14 - June 2014

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with CVW-2 embarked - exercise RIMPAC 14 - June 2014

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with CVW-2 embarked - exercise RIMPAC 14 - June 2014

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with CVW-14 embarked - Pearl Harbor, Hawaii - August 2011

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with CVW-14 embarked - Phuket, Thailand - April 2011

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with CVW-14 embarked - March 2011

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with CVW-14 embarked - Pearl Harbor, Hawaii - July 2010

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with CVW-14 embarked - July 2010

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with CVW-14 embarked - July 2010

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with CVW-14 embarked - Pearl Harbor, Hawaii - June 2010

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with CVW-14 embarked - Pearl Harbor, Hawaii - June 2010

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with CVW-14 embarked - Pearl Harbor, Hawaii - June 2010

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with CVW-14 embarked - Pearl Harbor, Hawaii - October 2009

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with CVW-14 embarked - Pearl Harbor, Hawaii - October 2009

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with CVW-14 embarked - Pearl Harbor, Hawaii - October 2009

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with CVW-14 embarked - Gulf of Oman - September 2009

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with CVW-14 embarked - June 2009

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with CVW-14 embarked - November 2008

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countermeasure wash down sprinkler tests - November 2008

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with CVW-14 embarked - August 2008

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with CVW-14 embarked - August 2008

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with CVW-14 embarked - Sasebo, Japan - July 2008

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with CVW-14 embarked - July 2008

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with CVW-14 embarked - June 2008

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with CVW-14 embarked - San Diego, California - April 2008

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with CVW-14 embarked - San Diego, California - April 2008

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with CVW-14 embarked - San Diego, California - April 2008

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with CVW-14 embarked - San Diego, California - April 2008

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with CVW-14 embarked - San Diego, California - April 2008

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with CVW-14 embarked - March 2008

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off California - January 2008

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rudder checks - October 2007

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with CVW-14 embarked - April 2007

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with CVW-14 embarked - Pearl Harbor, Hawaii - April 2007

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with CVW-14 embarked departing Pearl Harbor, Hawaii - April 2007

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hangar bay - April 2007

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with CVW-14 embarked - March 2007

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with CVW-14 embarked - March 2007

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with CVW-14 embarked - March 2007

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with CVW-14 embarked - March 2007

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with CVW-14 embarked - March 2007

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with CVW-14 embarked - San Diego, California - July 2006

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with CVW-14 embarked - June 2006

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with CVW-14 embarked - June 2006

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with CVW-14 embarked - Persian Gulf - May 2006

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with CVW-14 embarked - Persian Gulf - May 2006

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with CVW-14 embarked - Persian Gulf - May 2006

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with CVW-14 embarked - Persian Gulf - April 2006

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with CVW-14 embarked - February 2006

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with CVW-14 embarked - January 2006

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with CVW-14 embarked - August 2005

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with CVW-14 embarked - July 2005

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with CVW-14 embarked - July 2005

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with CVW-14 embarked - July 2005

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San Diego, California - July 2004

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San Diego, California - July 2004

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San Diego, California - July 2004

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Straits of Magellan - June 2004

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USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) prepares for deperming at Naval Station Norfolk Lambert's Point Deperming Station, near Portsmouth, Va. Deperming is a special procedure for erasing the permanent magnetism from ships and submarines to camouflage against magnetic detection vessels and enemy marine mines - May 2004

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida - November 2003

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Builder's trials off Virginia - May 2003

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under construction at Northrop Grumman Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Co., Virginia - March 2000

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under construction at Northrop Grumman Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Co., Virginia - March 2000
 

 

Ronald Wilson Reagan

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with Michail Gorbachev

 

Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911 - June 5, 2004)

... was an American politician and actor who was the 40th President of the United States, from 1981 to 1989. Before his presidency, he was the 33rd Governor of California, from 1967 to 1975, after a career as a Hollywood actor and union leader.

Raised in a poor family in small towns of northern Illinois, Reagan graduated from Eureka College in 1932 and worked as a sports announcer on several regional radio stations. After moving to Hollywood in 1937, he became an actor and starred in a few major productions. Reagan was twice elected President of the Screen Actors Guild, the labor union for actors, where he worked to root out Communist influence. In the 1950s, he moved into television and was a motivational speaker at General Electric factories. Having been a lifelong Democrat, his views changed. He became a conservative and in 1962 switched to the Republican Party. In 1964, Reagan's speech, "A Time for Choosing", in support of Barry Goldwater's foundering presidential campaign, earned him national attention as a new conservative spokesman. Building a network of supporters, he was elected Governor of California in 1966. As governor, Reagan raised taxes, turned a state budget deficit to a surplus, challenged the protesters at the University of California, ordered National Guard troops in during a period of protest movements in 1969, and was re-elected in 1970. He twice ran unsuccessfully for the Republican nomination for the U.S. presidency in 1968 and 1976; four years later, he easily won the nomination outright, becoming the oldest elected U.S. president up to that time, defeating incumbent Jimmy Carter in 1980.

Entering the presidency in 1981, Reagan implemented sweeping new political and economic initiatives. His supply-side economic policies, dubbed "Reaganomics", advocated tax rate reduction to spur economic growth, control of the money supply to curb inflation, economic deregulation, and reduction in government spending. In his first term he survived an assassination attempt, spurred the War on Drugs, and fought public sector labor. Over his two terms, the economy saw a reduction of inflation from 12.5% to 4.4%, and an average annual growth of real GDP of 3.4; while Reagan did enact cuts in domestic discretionary spending, tax cuts and increased military spending contributed to increased federal outlays overall, even after adjustment for inflation. During his re-election bid, Reagan campaigned on the notion that it was "Morning in America", winning a landslide in 1984 with the largest electoral college victory in history. Foreign affairs dominated his second term, including ending of the Cold War, the bombing of Libya, and the Iran–Contra affair. Publicly describing the Soviet Union as an "evil empire", and during his famous speech at the Brandenburg Gate, President Reagan challenged Gorbachev to "tear down this wall!". He transitioned Cold War policy from détente to rollback, by escalating an arms race with the USSR while engaging in talks with Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev, which culminated in the INF Treaty, shrinking both countries' nuclear arsenals. Reagan's presidency came during the decline of the Soviet Union and just ten months after the end of his term, the Berlin Wall fell, and on December 26, 1991, nearly three years after he left office, the Soviet Union collapsed.

Leaving office in 1989, Reagan held an approval rating of sixty-eight percent, matching those of Franklin D. Roosevelt, and later Bill Clinton, as the highest ratings for departing presidents in the modern era. He was the first president since Dwight D. Eisenhower to serve two full terms, after a succession of five prior presidents failed to do so. While having planned an active post-presidency, in 1994 Reagan disclosed his diagnosis with Alzheimer's disease earlier that year, appearing publicly for the last time at the funeral of Richard Nixon; he died ten years later in 2004 at the age of 93. An icon among Republicans, he is viewed favorably in historian rankings of U.S. presidents, and his tenure constituted a realignment toward conservative policies in the U.S.

source: wikipedia

 

Ronald Reagan, Capt. James A. Symonds in command, shifted coasts from the Atlantic Fleet to the Pacific Fleet, shortly after her commissioning. The ship, with 15 aircraft embarked: Boeing F/A-18E Super Hornets of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 14, F/A-18Fs of VFA-41, Grumman E-2C Hawkeye 2000s of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 117, and Sikorsky SH-60F Seahawks of Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron (HS) 6 from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11, Capt. James K. Greene in command, together with two Grumman C-2A Greyhounds of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 30, sailed from Norfolk on 27 May 2004. Rear Adm. Robert T. Moeller, Commander Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group, and Capt. William P. Hoker, Commander Destroyer Squadron 7, broke their flags in the ship.

Ronald Reagan also took part in Summer Pulse 04, a series of exercises in which the Navy tested changes to operational methods that resulted from the Fleet Response Plan. At times aircraft carriers Enterprise (CVN-65), George Washington (CVN-73), Harry S. Truman (CVN-75), John C. Stennis (CVN-74), John F. Kennedy (CV-67), Kitty Hawk (CV-63) also deployed in five theaters. The operations of these ships extended into September during scheduled deployments, surge operations, and joint and international exercises.

The carrier buried 11 veterans at sea on 31 May, and crossed the equator on 3 June. President Reagan died on 5 June 2004, and crewmembers honored their ship’s namesake by flying her flag at half-mast and laying a wreath on the flight deck. Capt. Symonds was flown ashore to render honors during the president’s interment service at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Simi Valley, Calif., on 11 June. Symonds presented the national ensign used to cover the president’s casket to Mrs. Reagan.

Ronald Reagan meanwhile trained with the Brazilian armed forces, and Brazilian naval Douglas AF-1 (A-4KU) Skyhawks performed “touch and go’s” on board the carrier on 8 June. The ship then visited Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 9–13 June. Two days later the ship held a memorial service for her namesake, and began another series of exercises with South American naval forces, from 15–17 June. An Argentinean naval Dassault-Breguet Super Étendard and a Grumman S-2T (S-2E) Turbo Tracker carried out touch and go’s on board Ronald Reagan on 17 June. The carrier passed through the Strait of Magellan from 19–21 June, anchoring at Punta Areanas, Chile, on 20 June.

The carrier rendezvoused with guided missile destroyer Benfold (DDG-65) and fast combat support ship Camden (AOE-2) four days later. Ronald Reagan visited Valparaiso, Chile, from 25–29 June, and took part in Silent Forces, a multinational exercise with guided missile cruiser Thomas S. Gates (CG-51), guided missile destroyers Benfold and Mitscher (DDG-57), Camden, the Brazilians, and the Peruvians from 1–5 July. Capt. Greene celebrated Independence Day by marking his 1,200th carrier landing. The ship afterward put into Callao, Peru, 9–13 July, and reached her new homeport of Naval Air Station (NAS) North Island, Calif., on 23 July. The estimated crowd of 5,000 guests who greeted her arrival included Mrs. Reagan, who was flown out to Ronald Reagan and embarked during the ship’s passage into port. “Ronnie would have loved the sight of this great ship coming into his beloved California,” she said of the late President. “I know how proud he was to have this ship named after him, and in my heart I know he’s looking down on us today and smiling.” On 7 November 2004, the Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department performed its first at-sea jet engine test on an engine from an F/A-18 Super Hornet.

Ronald Reagan made her maiden deployment during a voyage to the Western Pacific, Indian Ocean, and Arabian Gulf, 4 January–6 July 2006. The cruise also marked the first deployment of Grumman Improved Capability III EA-6B Prowlers (of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 139), and F/A-18C Hornets and F/A-18E Super Hornets of VFAs 22, 25, 113, and 115 equipped with the Remotely Operated Video Enhanced Receiver (ROVER) system. On 3 November 2006, the Naval Air Systems Command announced the planned installation (in 2007) of the Advanced Recovery Control system on board Ronald Reagan. The system replaced mechanical arresting systems and their controls with state-of-the-art arresting gear digital control technology.

On 22 October 2007, Santa Ana winds drove 23 wild fires across 12 southern Californian counties. Ships involved in fighting the fires included Ronald Reagan, amphibious assault ships Boxer (LHD-4), Peleliu (LHD-5), and Precommissioning Unit Makin Island (LHD-8), and amphibious transport dock Cleveland (LPD-7). Ronald Reagan stood up her Crisis Response Team, which monitored the situation and kept crewmember’s families informed of the battle against the flames. The ship’s Sailors living in barracks at NAS North Island hurriedly moved back on board to free over 100 rooms for their families displaced by the fires. More than 150 crewmembers volunteered to assist affected communities.

In addition, marines evacuated more than 40 aircraft from Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., and all the armed forces aided civilian firefighters. Commander Maritime Strike Wing Pacific established the Helicopter Coordination Center at NAS North Island. The center coordinated a variety of aircraft including a Lockheed P-3C Orion from Patrol Squadron (VP) 46, MH-60S Seahawks from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadrons (HSCs) 3 and 85, SH-60Fs from HSs 4 and 6, SH-60Bs from Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron (Light) (HSL) 45, marine Boeing Vertol CH-46E Sea Knights and Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallions from Camp Pendleton and Miramar, and a Bell UH-1N Iroquois from NAS Fallon, Nev. Other facilities including NAS North Island accommodated evacuees. Responders contained the infernos by 3 November. On 11 February 2008, sailors consigned the ashes of nine Navy veterans including astronaut Capt. Walter M. Schirra to the Pacific, during a ceremony on board Ronald Reagan.

While Ronald Reagan steamed in the Western Pacific on 25 June 2008, she supported relief efforts to victims of Typhoon Fengshen on Panay in the Philippines. Sikorsky HH-60H and SH-60F Seahawks from HS-4 flying from the carrier, along with SH-60Bs of HSL-49, embarked on board guided missile cruiser Chancellorsville (CG-62), HSL-43, flying from guided missile destroyer Howard (DDG-83), and HSL-37, deployed with guided missile frigate Thach (FFG-43), delivered food and water to people in the area. Two C-2A Greyhounds from VRC-30 flew rice and water from the carrier to Santa Barbara Airport, Iloilo. Ronald Reagan came about from the Sulu Sea on 3 July.

A fire erupted in the aft engine room of Carnival cruise ship Carnival Splendor and she lost power, 150 nautical miles southwest of San Diego, on 8 November 2010. The following day, C-2A Greyhounds of VRC-30 transported supplies from NAS North Island to Ronald Reagan, and HH-60H and SH-60F Seahawks of HS-4 then delivered the provisions to the stricken vessel. A Coast Guard Lockheed HC-130H Hercules, a Eurocopter HH-65C Dolphin, MH-60T Jayhawks, and cutters Aspen (WLB-208), Edisto (WPB-1313), Morgenthau (WHEC-722), and Petrel (WPB-87350) also participated. Tugs towed Carnival Splendor to San Diego.

A magnitude 9.0 undersea megathrust earthquake occurred off the Tohoku region of Honshu, Japan, at 1446 on 11 March 2011. The earthquake triggered tsunami waves that reached more than 100 feet in height at places, and caused nearly 25,000 casualties, including more than 15,000 killed. The United States initiated Operation Tomodachi [from the Japanese Tomodachi Sakusen: Operation Friend(s)] to provide humanitarian relief to the victims.

When the disaster occurred, Ronald Reagan, Capt. Thom W. Burke in command, was steaming westerly courses during a deployment to the Western Pacific, Indian Ocean, and Arabian Gulf. She made for the affected area, and searched for survivors and launched aircraft that flew humanitarian supplies to victims ashore. While the Military Sealift Command auxiliary dry cargo ship Carl Brashear (T-AKE-7) closed Ronald Reagan during a replenishment, she encountered dangerous debris spread by the tsunamis. “Drifting shipping containers,” Capt. Michael Grogan, her master, succinctly summarized, “are difficult to see.” Ronald Reagan came about from supporting Tomodachi on 5 April and continued her deployment. A total of 24,000 U.S. servicemembers, 189 aircraft, and 24 ships served in Tomodachi, from 12 March - 4 May 2011.

On 10 January 2012 Reagan's official home port was changed to Bremerton, Washington, where she stayed for a little over a year until returning to her home port of San Diego on 21 March 2013. For the sailors being relocated, the Navy had many of their vehicles transported on the deck of the ship as a cost-saving measure.

On 14 January 2014, the Navy announced that Ronald Reagan would replace her sister ship George Washington as the Seventh Fleet forward deployed carrier at Yokosuka, Japan in 2015.

On 1 October 2015, Ronald Reagan arrived in its newest home port, Yokosuka Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan replacing USS George Washington and taking its new place as the flagship of Carrier Strike Group Five and Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW-5).

On 4 June 2016, Ronald Reagan left its base in Yokosuka. It was deployed with "Carrier Strike Group 5" to the South China Sea before an international tribunal released its decision regarding a China and Philippines conflict. It returned after a 53-day cruise for a mid-cruise break and conducted Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) inspections designed to ensure the ship lasts for its full 50-year lifespan. It temporarily left port due to Typhoon Lionrock. After completing INSERV it returned to sea on September 3. It then participated in Exercise Valiant Shield 2016 before making a port call at Guam, and participating in "Invincible Spirit", a joint exercise with South Korean forces in the Sea of Japan and the Yellow Sea.

source: US Naval History & Heritage Command + wikipedia
 

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