The U.S. Navy’s solely forward-deployed plane provider USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) departed Naval Base Guam, June 27, following a scheduled four-day port go to to the island. Ronald Reagan arrived in Guam June 23, after taking part in Valiant Defend 2022, a U.S.-only, biennial discipline coaching train (FTX) centered on integration of joint coaching in a multi-domain atmosphere. In the course of the port go to, Sailors from Ronald Reagan, the embarked Service Air Wing (CVW) 5, Service Strike Group (CSG) 5 and Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15 staffs, participated in neighborhood relations tasks comparable to volunteering at an animal shelter and thrift retailer. Reagan Sailors additionally joined Naval Base Guam Sailors to scrub up Gov. Joseph Flores Memorial Seashore Park, Jun 25.

“The core of our mission within the Indo-Pacific is sustaining and strengthening our partnerships and alliances within the area. Having the ability to correctly execute a port go to is an important a part of that mission and one thing now we have not been in a position to do for fairly a while,” mentioned Rear Adm. Michael Donnelly, commander, Job Power 70, Service Strike Group (CSG) 5.


“We’re extraordinarily grateful to the individuals of Guam for his or her unimaginable hospitality and assist. Whereas on liberty, the crew had a possibility to totally get pleasure from all the attractive websites and an opportunity to take part in local people relations occasions,” mentioned Capt. Fred Goldhammer, Ronald Reagan’s commanding officer.

Lt. Ronnie Balvin, from Dillonvale, Ohio, stands watch on the bridge because the U.S. Navy’s solely forward-deployed plane provider USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) departs from Naval Base Guam after a scheduled port go to. (U.S. Navy photograph by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Caleb Dyal)

Sailors had been additionally in a position to expertise the native surroundings and sights via excursions supplied by the ship’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) division. Hikes to the southern tip of the island, golf at Andersen Air Power Base, paddle boarding excursions, and ATV excursions had been among the alternatives offered by MWR. Models becoming a member of the strike group in the course of the go to to Guam included the guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76) and guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54). The Ronald Reagan Service Strike Group is forward-deployed to the U.S. seventh Fleet space of operations in assist of a free and open Indo-Pacific area. U.S. seventh Fleet is the biggest numbered fleet on the planet, and with the assistance of 35 different maritime-nation allies and companions.

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) is a Nimitz-class, nuclear-powered supercarrier within the service of america Navy. The ninth ship of her class, she is called in honor of Ronald W. Reagan, President of america from 1981 to 1989. She was constructed at Newport Information Shipbuilding in Newport Information, Virginia, and was commissioned on 12 July 2003. Ronald Reagan is the primary plane provider and the primary nuclear-powered warship, of any sort, to be named in honor of a residing former president. In contrast to many of the different males honored by inclusion on this group, Reagan was not related to america Navy, aside from his time period as Commander-in-Chief, although certainly one of his key initiatives in workplace was the 600-ship Navy program.