The U.S. Navy’s solely forward-deployed plane service USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) arrived within the Republic of Singapore for a scheduled port name July 22, marking the primary time the service has visited the nation since 2019. Ronald Reagan arrived with the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54). Previous to arrival, USS Ronald Reagan operated within the South China Sea the place it performed maritime safety operations, together with flight operations with mounted and rotary-wing plane, maritime strike coaching, coordinated tactical coaching between floor and air items, in addition to replenishments and fueling at-sea.

“Ronald Reagan Sailors and people embarked from Provider Air Wing 5, Destroyer Squadron 15 and your complete strike group have proven their drive and dedication to the mission within the South China Sea, proving our dedication to a free and open Indo-Pacific area,” stated Rear Adm. Michael Donnelly, commander, Provider Strike Group 5/Activity Drive 70.


“Port visits imply a fantastic deal to our Sailors. Our crew has labored extraordinarily exhausting this 12 months, and could be very a lot trying ahead to having fun with the cultural variety of Singapore. We really feel very lucky to be visitors of this nice nation,” stated Capt. Fred Goldhammer, Ronald Reagan’s commanding officer.

Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro meets with Sailors within the hangar bay of the U.S. Navy’s solely forward-deployed plane service USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Throughout Del Toro’s go to, he held a press convention and addressed the crew over the ships 1MC. Ronald Reagan, the flagship of Provider Strike Group 5, supplies a combat-ready pressure that protects and defends the USA, and helps alliances, partnerships and collective maritime pursuits within the Indo-Pacific area. (U.S. Navy Picture by Mass Communication Specialist third Class Grey Gibson)

Whereas in Singapore, Sailors are scheduled to take part in numerous neighborhood relations occasions, together with work with an area meals financial institution. The Ronald Reagan Provider Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. seventh Fleet space of operations in assist of a free and open Indo-Pacific area. U.S. seventh Fleet conducts forward-deployed naval operations in assist of U.S. nationwide pursuits within the Indo-Pacific space of operations. Because the U.S. Navy’s largest forward-deployed fleet, seventh Fleet interacts with 35 different maritime nations to construct partnerships that foster maritime safety, promote stability, and forestall battle.

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) is a Nimitz-class, nuclear-powered supercarrier within the service of the USA Navy. The ninth ship of her class,[5] she is called in honor of Ronald W. Reagan, President of the USA from 1981 to 1989. She was constructed at Newport Information Shipbuilding in Newport Information, Virginia, and was commissioned on 12 July 2003. Ronald Reagan made 5 deployments to the Pacific and Center East between 2006 and 2011 whereas based mostly at Naval Air Station North Island. In October 2015, Ronald Reagan changed USS George Washington because the flagship of Provider Strike Group 5, the one forward-based service strike group home-ported at Yokosuka, Japan, as a part of the USA Seventh Fleet.