Aboard the USS Ronald Reagan
On Saturday, June 13, the members of Navy Leaguers went on a tour of the USS Ronald Reagan.
USS Ronald Reagan is America’s flagship, a Nimitz-class, nuclear-powered supercarrier. Named in honor of President Ronald W. Reagan, she is the ninth ship of her class.
The ship was operationally part of Carrier Strike Group Nine as of May 2012. Administratively, she is under the command of Commander, Naval Air Forces Pacific/Commander, Naval Air Forces. Despite the the two administrative titles, it actually refer to one command carrying out two functions. In October 2015, the USS Ronald Reagan took over as the flagship of Carrier Strike Group 5 as part of the United States 7th Fleet, replace the USS George Washington, at the Yokosuka port in Japan.
USS Ronald Reagan provides a combat-ready force that protects and defends the maritime interests of its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. On May 16 this year, the ship set sail for its annual cruise, relieving the USS Carl Vinson which was deployed near North Korea.
After her June visit to Singapore, USS Ronald Reagan will be participating in the Talisman Saber exercise with Australian and other forces in July before returning to Japan in August. This visit to Singapore is not the first for the Reagan sailors who have experienced this sunny island through the nine tours offered by the ship’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Department.
Thank you to Navy Leaguer Valerio Rossi for sharing you experiences with us! We are always happy to hear positive responses or receive beautiful images you have taken at our events and collaborations with the service men and women in Singapore!