The forward-deployed USS Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group has departed Yokosuka, Japan for a regularly scheduled patrol to operate in the western Pacific Ocean.
The Ronald Reagan Strike Group will be conducting training in the US 7th Fleet area of operations supporting security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region.
“[Ronald Reagan Strike Group] is very excited to get underway and begin to train and operate together, as well as with our allies and partners,” said Rear Adm. Marc Dalton, commander, Commander Task Force 70.
“As we get underway for these operations we will continue to represent the United States as the security partner of choice in the region, to ensure freedom of the seas, drive stability and security and to promote adherence to a rules-based international order.”
Reagan successfully completed sea trials in preparation for the patrol.
“I’m very proud of the hard work and diligence of all of the incredible Sailors in the strike group,” Dalton said.
“The Ronald Reagan Strike Group is ready to get underway to perform our mission in all respects and to answer the call of our nation and our allies.”
The Ronald Reagan Strike Group also includes the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin and the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruisers USS Antietam and USS Chancellorsville.