USS Ronald Reagan CSG departs Japanese Yokosuka Naval Base

According to information published by the U.S. DoD on May 20, 2022, the U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), and its strike group departed Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka (CFAY), to support security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (Picture source: US Navy)

During this routine at-sea period, Ronald Reagan, its strike group ships, the embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 5 and Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15 staffs, are expected to work with allies and partners, promote adherence to a rules-based international order, as well as maintain presence and flexibility to meet the needs of the U.S. Department of Defense.

The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group will include the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruisers USS Antietam (CG 54) and USS Chancellorsville (CG 62), as well as Arleigh Burke-class destroyers from DESRON 15.

About the USS Ronald Reagan

The USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) is a Nimitz-class, nuclear-powered aircraft carrier in service with the United States Navy. The contract to build Ronald Reagan was awarded to Northrop Grumman Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company in Newport News, Virginia, on 8 December 1994, and her keel was laid down on 12 February 1998. It was commissioned on 12 July 2003 at Naval Station Norfolk.

The aircraft carrier has a length of 1092 feet (332.8 m), a beam of 252 ft (76.8 m), and a draft of 37 feet (11.3 m). She can reach a top speed of 30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph).

USS Ronald Reagan is powered by two Westinghouse A4W nuclear reactors, four steam turbines, and four shafts. The aircraft carrier can carry up a complement of 3532 sailors.

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