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NavSource Online: Aircraft Carrier Photo Archive


Courtesy of CAPT Gene Oleson, CHC, USN (Ret)
(bluejacket.com)

USS RONALD REAGAN   (CVN-76)

Specifications

Class: NIMITZ

As built: Displacement: 77,600+ tons (98,235+ fl) — Dimensions: 1,040' wl (1,092' oa) x 134' (252' fd) x 37' / 317 wl (332.8 oa) x 40.8 (76.8 fd) x 11.3 meters — Armor: unknown — Power plant: 2 A4W nuclear reactors, 4 steam turbines, 4 screws; 260,000+ shp (*) — Speed: 30+ knots — Endurance: 1.5 million nm @ 20 knots (*) — Armament: Two Mk.29 8-cell NATO Sea Sparrow launchers; two 21-cell RAM launchers — Radar: SPS-48E 3D air search; SPS-49A(V)1 2D air search; SPS-67(V) surface search; Mk.23 target acquisition; SPN-43B and 2 SPN-46 air traffic control; SPN-44A landing aid — Fire control: 3 Mk.91 NSSM systems with Mk.95 radars — EW: SLQ-32(V)4 active jamming/deception; WLR-1H ESM; Mk.36 SRBOC decoy; SLQ-25A Nixie decoy — Aircraft: 80+ — Aviation facilities: 4 elevators; 4 steam catapults — Crew: 5,700-5,900

(*): Unofficial figures (propulsion information for nuclear powered ships is not released by the US Navy)


Operational and Building Data

Contract awarded on 8 December 1994 to Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., Newport News, Va. Laid down 12 February 1998. Launched 10 March 2001. Commissioned 12 July 2003.

Status:   Active, in commission. Homeported at San Diego, California. Will replace USS George Washington (CVN-73) in Yokosuka, Japan, in the summer of 2015.


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Namesake
Official Portrait of President Reagan, 1981
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CVN-76 is named after Ronald Wilson Reagan (1911-2004), 40th President of the United States of America (1981-1989).

Overall, the Reagan years saw a restoration of prosperity, and the goal of Peace Through Strength seemed to be within grasp.

Photo courtesy of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
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Bow shot of the Ronald Reagan taking shape in dry dock (January 1999).

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In March 2000 Newport News lowered the bow of the carrier Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) onto the ship. Ronald Reagan is the first Nimitz-Class carrier to have the new bulbous bow design, which outweighs bows erected on previous carriers by about 120 tons. The new bow will be incorporated into the USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77) and may even be considered as a retrofit design change for all Nimitz-class carriers during refueling and overhaul.

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Ronald Reagan in dry dock with the bow attached. She has a redesigned bulbous bow which increases propulsion efficiency and provides more buoyancy to the forward end of the ship; weighing in at approximately 722 tons, the new bow adds 36' to the underwater length of the ship and was installed in March 2000. US Navy photo (# 000316-N-0000G-007).

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The forward bridge section of the aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) under construction at the Northrop Grumman Newport News Shipbuilding facility, 9 August 2000. US Navy photo # 000809-N-0000G-0017.

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Island is installed, November 11, 2000 — Looking up at the fore end of the 650-ton island house as it slowly moves over the flight deck. Ronald Reagan has a significantly modified island, with a new mainmast and radar and communications antennas completely rearranged; the overall height of the island house is the same as in previous carriers, but it has one less deck because individual deck heights have been increased. The separate mast abaft the island has been relocated and incorporated to the new island house.

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The island structure of the aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) is lifted into place at Newport News Shipbuilding, 11 November 2000. Photo courtesy of Newport News Shipbuilding (# 001111-N-0000D-004).

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Launch Program Cover.

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The President of the United States, George W. Bush speaks to honored guests and participants during the christening ceremony for the nuclear powered aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), 4 March 2001. U.S. Army photo by Sergeant Ramona E. Joyce (# 010304-A-0000J-005).

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Christening ceremony, March 4, 2001 — President George W. Bush, and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Newport News Shipbuilding William P. Frick watch as former First Lady Nancy Reagan christens the Navy's tenth nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) in ceremonies at Newport News Shipbuilding. The ship is named in honor of the 40th President of the United States, Ronald Wilson Reagan, and was christened on the Reagans' 49th wedding anniversary. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Johnny Bivera. [010304-N-2383B-501].

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PCU Ronald Reagan moored on the James River at Northrop Grumman Newport News.

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CAPT Bill Goodwin, Commanding Officer Precommissioning Unit (PCU) Ronald Reagan, encourages crewmembers to honor their ship's namesake, President Ronald Reagan, 25 February 2002. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Michael Cartagena (# 020225-N-8335C-004).

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Michael Reagan, eldest son of President Ronald Reagan, joined 2,500 sailors from the aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) in a ceremony marking the move aboard of the crew October 30, 2002. Crew move aboard is a significant milestone for the sailors who will serve aboard the ship. For the first time, the crew will be working, sleeping and eating aboard the carrier.

Photo Courtesy of Northrop Grumman.
Submitted by Bill Gonyo.
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May 5, 2003 — Sailors aboard the Precommissioning Unit (PCU) Ronald Reagan took the world's newest aircraft carrier out to sea for the first time during Builder's Sea Trials off the coast of Virginia. Ronald Reagan Sailors and Northrop Grumman Newport News Ship Builders worked side-by-side testing systems to ensure the warship can operate in defense of freedom around the world for the next 50 years. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class James Thierry [030505-N-0610T-001].

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As above. Photo # 030505-N-0610T-002.

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As above. Photo # 030505-N-0610T-007.

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As above. Photo # 030505-N-0610T-008.

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Fort Story, Va., May 5, 2003 — Precommissioning Unit (PCU) Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) passes a lighthouse located at Fort Story Army Base. U.S. Navy photo Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Alisha M. Frederick. [030505-N-5783F-001].

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May 7, 2003 — The Navy's newest Nimitz-class aircraft carrier tests her counter-measure wash down systems (CMWDS) during scheduled builder sea trials off the coast of Virginia. CMWDS includes a series of sprinklers in vital areas throughout the ship to help contain the spread of fire or chemical, biological, radiological (CBR) attacks. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class James Thierry. [030507-N-0610T-013].

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The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier PCU Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) returns to Northrop Grumman Newport News Thursday afternoon, May 8, 2003 after successful builder's trials during which the ship underwent extensive testing in a variety of areas. Ronald Reagan was the ninth Nimitz-class ship built by Northrop Grumman Newport News and would be commissioned by the U.S. Navy on July 12, 2003 at the Norfolk Naval Base in Norfolk, Va.

Photo by John Whalen, Northrop Grumman Newport News.
Submitted by Bill Gonyo.
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Upon completion of acceptance sea trials, the aircraft carrier PCU Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) returned to Norfolk Naval Station in Norfolk, Va., May 27, 2003.

Photo courtesy of Northrop Grumman Newport News.
Submitted by Bill Gonyo.
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An F/A-18 Hornet attached to the "Gunslingers" of Strike Fighter Squadron One Zero Five (VFA-105) is towed into position before being craned aboard PCU Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) as a static display for the ship's commissioning ceremony. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Rusty Black (#030708-N-4616B-135).

Robert M. Cieri.
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Sailors help move an F-14D Tomcat attached to the "Black Lions" of Fighter Squadron Two Thirteen (VF-213) onto the flight deck of PCU Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) for use as a static display during the ship's commissioning ceremony. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3nd Class Rusty Black (#030708-N-4616B-217).

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Former First Lady Nancy Reagan orders the men and women of USS Ronald Reagan to "bring the ship to life" at the commissioning ceremony of the Navy's newest Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, named in honor of her husband, former President Ronald Reagan. The ship's motto is "Peace Through Strength," a phrase coined by Reagan, who is credited for bringing an end to the Cold War and rebuilding the U.S. military. ("All Hands" magazine photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Rusty Black, January 2004, pg. 6., #030712-N-4616B-008).

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Vice President Dick Cheney, the principal speaker at the commissioning ceremony of the ninth Nimitz-class nuclear powered aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), addresses a distinguished audience. In the front row, behind Mr. Cheney, are the ship's sponsor and former First Lady, Mrs. Nancy Reagan; the ship's first Commanding Officer, Captain Bill Goodwin; and Acting Secretary of the Navy, Honorable Hansford T. Johnson. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class Rusty Black (# 030712-N-4616B-003).

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Principal speaker, Vice President Dick Cheney, addresses a distinguished audience at the commissioning ceremony of the Navy's newest Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Charles A Edwards Jr. (# 030712-N-8295E-325).

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Crewmembers of the Navy's newest aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), keep with the Navy tradition of running up the gangplanks to bring the ship to life, during the commissioning ceremony aboard Naval Station Norfolk, Va. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Charles A. Edwards Jr. (# 030712-N-08295E-420).

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USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) is brought to life with a flurry of activity; radars spinning, whistles blowing, signal flags being hoisted and the crew of the ship running across the gangplanks during the commissioning of the aircraft carrier at Naval Station Norfolk. Official U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class PH3 (AW) LaMon Bradford (# 030712-N-0192B-001).

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Crewmembers of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) keep with the Navy tradition of running up the gangplanks to bring the ship to life during the ship's commissioning ceremony aboard Naval Station Norfolk, Va. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class Rusty Black (# 030712-N-4616B-005).

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Crewmembers of the Navy's newest aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), keep with the Navy tradition of running up the gangplanks to bring the ship to life during her commissioning ceremony aboard Naval Station Norfolk, Va. Ronald Reagan is named after the 40th President of the United States, and is the ninth Nimitz-class aircraft carrier. The ship's motto is "Peace Through Strength," a phrase coined by President Reagan, who is widely credited for bringing an end to the Cold War, and rebuilding the U.S. military. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Photographer's Mate Johnny Bivera (# 030712-N-2383B-210).

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As above. Photo by John Whalen.

Photo courtesy of Northrop Grumman Newport News.
Submitted by Bill Gonyo.
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As above. CVN-76 was the first carrier named for a living President. Photo by John Whalen.

Photo courtesy of Northrop Grumman Newport News.
Submitted by Bill Gonyo.
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Sailors stationed aboard the Navy's newest aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) "man the rails" during the commissioning ceremony. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Kittipogse Amaritnant (# 030712-N-8148A-503).

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U.S. Navy fighter aircraft perform a flyover at the conclusion of the commissioning ceremony of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76). The ship’s motto is “Peace Through Strength” a phrase coined by President Reagan who is widely credited for bringing an end to the Cold War, and rebuilding the U.S. military. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class Rusty Black (# 030712-N-4616B-004).

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Commissioning Booklet cover.

Jack Treutle
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The Atlantic Ocean, July 24, 2003 — An F/A-18 Hornet from the "Salty Dogs" of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron Two Three (VX-23) makes the first arrested landing or "trap" on the flight deck aboard the Navy’s ninth Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76). The ship was underway off the coast of Virginia conducting flight deck certification. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Chad McNeeley (030724-N-0696M-016).

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The Atlantic Ocean, July 25, 2003 — USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) passes the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD-1) as the carrier steams through the Atlantic Ocean for the first time as a commissioned ship. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class James Thierry (# 030725-N-0610T-050).

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The sun casts a golden glow on USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) as she exits the Chesapeake Bay during an unscheduled evening departure from Naval Station Norfolk, Va. September 16, 2003. The carrier was departing the naval station as part of a 40-ship sortie pending the arrival of Hurricane Isabel. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class James Thierry (# 030916-N-0610T-032).

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Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Nov. 11, 2003 — Sailors aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) “Man the Rails” as the nuclear powered aircraft carrier arrives in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 1st Class John Lill (# 031111-N-1281L-122).

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Newport News, Va., April 26, 2004 — Northrop Grumman Newport News president Tom Schievelbein presented the commanding officer of the USS Ronald Reagan, CAPT Jim Symonds, with a wooden ship's wheel during a ceremony held in the carrier's bridge. The wheel was made in the shipyard's wood-working shop and is a traditional gift for each new aircraft carrier that Newport News builds. (Photo by Chris Oxley).

Photo courtesy of Northrop Grumman Newport News.
Submitted by Bill Gonyo.
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Brazilian Navy aircraft carrier BNS Sao Paulo (A12), ex-French Foch (R-99), foreground, comes alongside USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) in the Atlantic Ocean, as the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier transits around South America to her new homeport of San Diego, 8 June 2004. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class John Lill (# 040608-N-1281L-009).

Robert Hurst.
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A Douglas A-4KU Skyhawk embarked on the Brazilian aircraft carrier Sao Paulo (A12) performs a touch and go landing aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), 8 June 2004, during the Summer Pulse 2004 exercise in South American waters. In 1997 Brazil negotiated a $70 million contract for purchase of twenty A-4KU and three TA-4KU Skyhawks from Kuwait. These were refurbished and redesignated AF-1 and AF-1A in Brazilian Service. They are operated by the Brazilian Navy fighter squadron VF-1 "Falcões" ("Hawks"). Official U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class John S. Lill (# 040608-N-1281L-045).

Robert Hurst.
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Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, June 9, 2004 — The U.S. Navy's newest aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) pulls into the port of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, her first foreign port visit. The ship departed Naval Station Norfolk for the final time on May 27, to circumnavigate South America on her way to her new homeport of San Diego, Calif. U.S. Navy photo (# 040609-O-9999D-001).

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USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) transits the Straits of Magellan, between Paso Inglés and Paso Tortuoso, on her way to her new homeport of San Diego, Calif. June 21, 2004.

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Another view, as above. USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) became the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to transit the Strait of Magellan.

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USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), prepares to enter San Diego harbor for a homeporting celebration, welcoming the ship to San Diego, Calif., and officially joining the U.S. Pacific Fleet, 23 July 2004. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate Airman Danielle Sosa (# 040723-N-7615S-119).

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San Diego, Calif., Jul. 23, 2004 — USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), enters San Diego harbor for a homeporting celebration. Various dignitaries attended the ceremony, including former First Lady Nancy Reagan, members of the Congress, state officials and celebrities. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Danielle Sosa (# 040723-N-7615S-315).

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Homeporting Commemorative Program.

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) at sea, 2003 or 2004. Note the F-14 Tomcat on one of the ship's waist catapults.

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Welcome to San Diego, July 23, 2004. A good, starboard side view of the island.

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Boatswain's Mate 1st Class Gerald Russo, center, gives a hand signal to the sliding padeye operator aboard the Military Sealift Command (MSC) ammunition ship USNS Flint (T-AE 32) to lower a pallet of ordnance to the deck during the first ammunition on load aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), 2 December 2004. The aircraft carrier was underway in the Pacific Ocean conducting routine carrier operations. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Kitt Amaritnant (#041202-N-8148A-053).

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Water crashes over the bow of USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) as she steams through heavy seas in the Pacific Ocean, January 19, 2005. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Aaron Burden (# 050119-N-7130B-034).

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Arizona Memorial visitors watch as the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), with Sailors manning the rails, is moored in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on January 22, 2005. Ronald Reagan's first port visit to Hawaii was in support of Operation Unified Assistance, the humanitarian operation effort in the wake of the Tsunami that struck South East Asia. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Photographer's Mate Donald Bray (# 050122-N-9076B-054).

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Sailors man the rails and render honors to the USS Arizona Memorial as the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) pulls into Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on January 22, 2005. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 1st Class James Thierry (# 050122-N-0610T-089).

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USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) comes alongside USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7) during an underway replenishment, 28 May 2005. The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier was underway in the Pacific Ocean, conducting routine carrier operations. US Navy photo by PH1 James Thierry (# 050529-N-0610T-083).

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Pacific Ocean, May 31, 2005 — A RTM-7P NATO Sea Sparrow training missile is fired against a BQM-74E aerial drone from USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76). This was the first live test of the NATO Sea Sparrow weapons system aboard the ship. Ronald Reagan was underway in the Pacific Ocean conducting Combat System Ship's Qualifications Trials (CSSQT). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Kevin S. O'Brien (# 050531-N-5549O-041).

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Pacific Ocean, June 21, 2005 — The Mexican Navy destroyer ARM Netzahualcoyotl (D-102), ex-USS Steinaker (DD-863), comes alongside USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) during a Passing Exercise off the coast of California. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class John S. Lill (# 050621-N-1281L-016).

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San Diego, July 16, 2005 — Final honors are rendered for retired VADM James B. Stockdale during a memorial service held aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76). Hundreds of friends, family members and shipmates gathered to remember the former prisoner of war and Medal of Honor recipient who died July 5 in Coronado, Calif. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Apprentice Christopher D. Blachly (# 050716-N-0555B-176).

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San Diego, July 17, 2005 — USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) and embarked Carrier Air Wing Fourteen (CVW-14) depart San Diego after a brief port visit to participate in a memorial service for retired VADM James B. Stockdale. The carrier and Air Wing were conducting Tailored Ships Training Availability (TSTA) off the coast of California. U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Photographer's Mate Mahlon K. Miller (# 050717-N-0226M-133).

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Pacific Ocean, July 25, 2005 — USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) performs a high speed run during operations in the Pacific Ocean. The carrier and embarked Carrier Air Wing Fourteen (CVW-14) were underway conducting Tailored Ships Training Availability (TSTA). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class James Thierry (# 050725-N-0610T-065).

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Pacific Ocean, August 19, 2005 — USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) sits at anchor in the waters off Santa Barbara, Calif., for a port call. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Konstandinos Goumenidis (# 050819-N-8213G-274).

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San Diego, October 2005. Note floating security barrier.

Photo by George Panos, ex-QMS2C
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The Swedish diesel-powered attack submarine HMS Gotland transits through San Diego Harbor with USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) following close behind during the "Sea and Air Parade," 1 October 2005, held as part of Fleet Week San Diego 2005, a three-week tribute to Southern California-area military members and their families.

Gotland was selected by the US Navy to take part in a modern "battle" scenario. In November 2004, the Swedish Government gave the go-ahead for Gotland and her crew to be leased to the Americans for a year to take part in naval exercises. The submarine arrived at the San Diego Naval Air Station in June 2005 to operate as part of the "enemy" force pitted against US submarines and surface vessels.

U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 1st Class Michael Moriatis (# 051001-N-1722M-355).

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Pacific Ocean, December 13, 2005 — Aircraft Handling Officer Lt. Cmdr. Thomas McKean, right, explains the basic layout of the flight deck to Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Defense for Reserve Affairs (Readiness, Training and Mobilization), U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Antonio Taguba, by using the "ouija board" located in Flight Deck Control aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76). The ship and embarked Carrier Air Wing Fourteen (CVW-14) were underway in the Pacific Ocean conducting Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Christine Singh (# 051213-N-7711S-245).

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Coronado, California, January 4, 2006 — Two SH-60F Seahawks assigned to the "Black Knights" of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron Four (HS-4) provide security alongside USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) while departing her homeport at Naval Air Station North Island. This was the maiden deployment for the Navy's newest nuclear powered aircraft carrier, in support of the Global War on Terrorism and maritime security operations. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Christopher Brown (# 060104-N-5060B-163).

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Commander, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 14, CAPT Craig Williams, lands an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the "Fighting Redcocks" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 22 on the flight deck aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), in the Pacific Ocean, 6 January 2006. The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier and her Strike Group deployed in support of the Global War on Terrorism and maritime security operations. This was the maiden deployment for the Navy's newest nuclear powered aircraft carrier. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Gary Prill (# 060105-N-773PB-013).

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The guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG-57) and USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) sit moored side by side at the Changi Naval Base, 7 February 2006, while their crews enjoy four days of liberty in Singapore. The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier was on her maiden deployment, in support of the global war on terrorism and maritime security operations. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Gary Prill (#060207-N-7730P-015).

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The guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG-57) sails alongside USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) during a fueling at sea (FAS) in the Indian Ocean, 15 February 2006.

NS027666: U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Kathleen Gorby (#060215-N-4776G-411).

NS027666a: U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Kathleen Gorby (#060215-N-4776G-510).

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LT Douglas Thornton, right, and Aviation Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Kristopher Cabuhat man the bow bubble aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), in the Persian Gulf, 27 March 2006. From their position they control the power, tension, and launch of each of the bow steam-powered catapults. The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier and embarked Carrier Air Wing One Four (CVW-14) were on a deployment conducting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in support of the global war on terrorism. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Aaron Burden (#060327-N-7130B-084).

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USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), left, and (clockwise) French nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle (R-91) and guided-missile destroyer Cassard (D-614), guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG-69), and guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG-85) conduct joint operations in the Persian Gulf during a passing exercise (PASSEX), 27 April 2006. The U.S. and France are part of the coalition effort currently conducting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the region. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Photographer's Mate Spike Call (#060427-N-5961C-009).

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The guided missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG-85) comes alongside USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) for a routine fueling at sea (FAS), 5 May 2006, in the Persian Gulf. The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 14 were deployed as part of a routine rotation of U.S. maritime forces in support of the Global War On Terrorism, as well as conducting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the region. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class James Thierry (# 060505-N-0610T-049).

Gerd Matthes, Germany.
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The guided missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG-85) comes alongside USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) for a routine fueling at sea (FAS), in the Persian Gulf, 5 May 2006. The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier and embarked Carrier Air Wing One Four (CVW-14) were deployed as part of a routine rotation of U.S. maritime forces in support of the global war on terrorism, as well as conducting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the region. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class James Thierry (#060505-N-0610T-057).

Bill Gonyo
CVN-76 Ronald Reagan
NS05018541
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The Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7) conducts a replenishment at sea (RAS) with USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG-85), in the Persian Gulf, 20 May 2006. All three ships were assigned to the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group (CSG 7), which was conducting maritime security operations in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Aaron Burden (#060520-N-7130B-135).

Robert M. Cieri
Valiant Shield 2006

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Philippine Sea, June 18, 2006 — (Left to right) The Abraham Lincoln, Kitty Hawk and Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Groups sail in formation, while Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps aircraft (led by an Air Force B-2 Spirit bomber) fly overhead during the photo portion of Valiant Shield 2006, an Exercise that focused on integrated joint training among U.S. military forces, enabling real-world proficiency in sustaining joint forces and in detecting, locating, tracking and engaging units at sea, in the air, on land and cyberspace in response to a range of mission areas. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Jarod Hodge (# 060618-N-8591H-383).

Chester Morris

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A B-2 Spirit and 16 other aircraft from the Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps fly over (left to right) USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63), USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), and USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) carrier strike groups in the western Pacific Ocean on Sunday, June 18, 2006, to kick off Exercise Valiant Shield 2006. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Photographer's Mate Todd P. Cichonowicz (# 060618-N-8492C-212).

Charles Erlandsen
Chester Morris
Robert Hurst
Stanley Svec
CVN-76 Ronald Reagan
NS027649
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Philippine Sea, June 18, 2006 — Aircraft Carriers USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) and USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) sail in formation at the start of Exercise Valiant Shield 2006, the largest joint exercise in recent history. Held in the Guam operating area June 19–23, 2006 the exercise included 28 naval vessels, nearly 300 aircraft and approximately 22,000 service members from the Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Photographer's Mate Spike Call (# 060618-N-5961C-001).

Chester Morris
Lee Wahler
CVN-76 Ronald Reagan
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Philippine Sea, June 18, 2006 — USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) and her Carrier Strike Group (the Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser Lake Champlain and Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers McCampbell and Decatur) steam through the Philippine Sea as part of a 14-ship formation along with the Kitty Hawk and Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Groups during the photo portion of Exercise Valiant Shield 2006. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Aaron Burden (# 060618-N-7130B-052).

Charles Erlandsen
Stanley Svec
Chester Morris
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Philippine Sea, June 18, 2006 — Ronald Reagan (right) and Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Groups break away while the Kitty Hawk Carrier Strike Group continues to steam ahead following the photo portion of Exercise Valiant Shield 2006. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Photographer's Mate Todd P. Cichonowicz (# 060618-N-8492C-299).

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Philippine Sea, June 18, 2006 — U.S. Navy aircraft carriers (left to right) USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) and USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) break away from a 14-ship formation along with ships from the three Carrier Strike Groups to steam independently following the Exercise Valiant Shield 2006 photo exercise. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Aaron Burden (# 060618-N-7130B-606).

Left column is led by Ronald Reagan, followed by the Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser Lake Champlain (CG-57) and the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers McCampbell (DDG-85) and Decatur (DDG-73).

Center column is led by Kitty Hawk, followed by the Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser Cowpens (CG-63), the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers Lassen (DDG-82) and John S. McCain (DDG-56), the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided missile frigate Vandegrift (FFG-48) and the Henry J. Kaiser-class fleet oiler Tippecanoe (T-AO 199).

Right column is led by Abraham Lincoln, followed by the Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser Mobile Bay (CG-53) and the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers Shoup (DDG-86) and Russell (DDG-59).

Charles Erlandsen
Stanley Svec
Chester Morris
CVN-76 Ronald Reagan
NS027691
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USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) passes by USS Missouri Memorial on her way to moor for a short port visit to Pearl Harbor, 28 June 2006. Ronald Reagan and embarked Carrier Air Wing One Four (CVW-14) were on a regularly scheduled deployment in support of the global war on terrorism as well as conducting maritime security operations (MSO) in the region. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Kathleen Gorby (# 060628-N-4776G-208).

Ron Reeves
CVN-76 Ronald Reagan
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Tugboats assist USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) as she prepares to moor at Naval Air Station North Island, July 6, 2006 after completing her maiden deployment. The carrier and her embarked Carrier Air Wing Fourteen (CVW-14) were retuning from a six-month combat deployment in support of the global war on terrorism and maritime security operations (MSO). USS Nimitz (CVN-68) can be seen in the background. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Spike Call (# 060706-N-5961C-006).

Lee Wahler
CVN-76 Ronald Reagan
NS027656a
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As above. Photos by Richard Miller.

Richard Miller, BMCS, USNR (Ret.)
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As above. Photo by Steve Cherry.

Steve Cherry
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USS Ronald Reagan's (CVN-76) Commanding Officer, CAPT Terry Kraft, throws a deep pass to one of his Sailors while performing a practice play with the first-team offense, National Football League (NFL) San Diego Chargers, 11 August 2006. The Chargers held practice on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier in preparation for their first pre-season game against the Green Bay Packers, August 12. Ronald Reagan was pier side at her homeport of San Diego after returning from her maiden deployment in July 2006. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 3rd Class Marc Rockwell-Pate (#060811-N-7526R-116).

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NAS North Island, San Diego, Calif., 9 October 2006.

Richard Miller, BMCS, USNR (Ret.)
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USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) shows off her freshly painted gold anchors, October 24, 2006 after being awarded the retention award for Fiscal Year 2005. The carrier was conducting qualifications off the coast of southern California. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sarah Foster (# 061024-N-7730F-001).

Chester Morris
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San Diego, December 15, 2006 — Adorned in the colors of the holiday season, the hull number of USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) shines above the San Diego Harbor. Ronald Reagan was moored pier-side at Naval Air Station North Island following a fleet replacement squadron carrier qualification (FRSCQ). The qualification marked Ronald Reagan's final underway period of the calendar year, allowing Sailors to spend the holiday season in port with their friends and families. Official U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist (AW) Christohper D. Blachly (# 061215-N-0555B-006).

Chester Morris
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NS027660
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Flight deck personnel get a look at a rainbow after sailing through a rainstorm aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), 30 January 2007. The rain was accompanied by flurries of hail and winds reaching up to 50 knots. Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group was underway in support of operations in the western Pacific. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications 2nd Class Joseph M. Buliavac (#070130-N-3659B-153).

Chester Morris
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USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), right, and USS Paul Hamilton (DDG-60) fueling at sea, 9 February 2007, while underway on a surge deployment in the Western Pacific Ocean. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Spike Call (#070209-N-5961C-003).

Robert M. Cieri
CVN-76 Ronald Reagan
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USNS Pecos (T-AO 197) steams alongside USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) during a refueling at sea, 15 February 2007. The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group was under way on a surge deployment in support of U.S. military operations in the Western Pacific. US Navy photo (#070215-N-7730F-002) by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sarah Foster.

Defense Visual Information Center
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As above. US Navy photo (#070215-N-7730F-006) by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sarah Foster.

Defense Visual Information Center
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USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) arrives in Sasebo, Japan, February 24, 2007, for a scheduled port visit. The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group was under way in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility as part of a surge deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Sarah Foster (#070224-N-7730F-010).

Bill Gonyo
Chester Morris
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As above. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sarah Foster (#070224-N-7730F-005).

Robert M. Cieri
CVN-76 Ronald Reagan
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U.S. Navy Captains Craig Williams (front) and Richard Butler fly in F/A-18C Hornet aircraft over USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), 1 March 2007, during an aerial change of command ceremony while underway in the Pacific Ocean. Williams was relieved by Butler as commander of Carrier Air Wing Fourteen during the ceremony. DoD photo by LCDR Tam Pham, U.S. Navy (#070301-N-1689P-002).

Robert M. Cieri
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USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) conducts an emergency breakaway drill after a replenishment at sea with the Military Sealift Command combat stores ship USNS Niagara Falls (T-AFS 3) in the Pacific Ocean, 3 March 2007. The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group (CSG 7) and embarked Carrier Air Wing 14 were underway in support of operations in the Western Pacific. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Information System Technician Richard J. White (#070303-N-0275W-005).

Robert M. Cieri
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USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) slices through the South China Sea, 13 March 2007. The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group (CSG 7) was underway on a surge deployment in support of U.S. military operations in the Western Pacific. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Spike Call (#070313-N-5961C-002).

Robert M. Cieri
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USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) maneuvers into position for a photo exercise with the her Strike Group (CSG 7) and ships from the Republic of Korea, 27 March 2007, as part of exercise Reception, Staging, Onward Movement and Integration/Foal Eagle 2007 in the Sea of Japan. The exercise demonstrates the U.S. commitment to the ROK/U.S. alliance and enhances combat readiness of ROK and U.S. supporting forces through combined and joint training. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Burden (#070327-N-7130B-012).

Robert M. Cieri
CVN-76 Ronald Reagan
NS027675a
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Picture of ROKS destroyer Munmu The Great (DDH-976) as she takes her place as part of a formation with USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) in conjunction with Exercise Reception, Staging, Onward Movement and Integration/Foal Eagle (RSOI/FE) 2007, Sea of Japan, 27 March 2007. The exercise demonstrated the U.S. commitment to the ROK/U.S. alliance and enhanced combat readiness of ROK and U.S. supporting forces through combined and joint training. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Burden (# 070327-N-7130B-150).

Robert Hurst
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NS027676
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USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), right, goes alongside USNS Kiska (T-AE 35) for ordnance offload in the Western Pacific Ocean during exercise Reception, Staging, Onward Movement and Integration/Foal Eagle 2007, 28 March 2007. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Burden (#070328-N-7130B-014).

Robert M. Cieri
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USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) departs Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 13 April 2007, after a four-day port visit. The carrier was in port for liberty and to pick up guests for a scheduled "Tiger Cruise" in which certain family members can come out to sea and observe what it is their relatives do for the Navy. The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group (CSG 7) was underway in the Pacific Ocean on a surge deployment in support of U.S. military operations in the Western Pacific. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Spike Call (#070413-N-5961C-007).

Robert M. Cieri
CVN-76 Ronald Reagan
NS027668a
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USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) returns to Naval Air Station North Island, Calif., 20 April 2007, from a three-month surge deployment in support of operations in the Western Pacific. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Stephanie Tigner (#070420-N-4163T-001).

Robert M. Cieri
CVN-76 Ronald Reagan
NS027668
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As Sailors man the rails, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) navigates through San Diego harbor as she returns to homeport, 20 April 2007. Ronald Reagan Strike Group (CSG 7) returned to homeport following a surge deployment in support of operations in the Western Pacific. During the three-month deployment, the Navy's newest aircraft carrier took part in naval exercises with the republic of Korea and Japan Maritime Self Defense Forces. The crew also enjoyed port visits in Sasebo, Japan; Hong Kong; Busan, Republic of Korea; and Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kathleen Gorby (#070420-N-4776G-301).

Chester Morris
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NS027658
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San Diego, May 6, 2007.

Photos taken by
Dwayne A. Day
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Naval Air Station (NAS) North Island, San Diego, Calif., September 2007.

Richard Miller, BMCS, USNR (Ret.)
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USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) departs her homeport of San Diego, Calif., 29 October 2007, following a planned incremental availability period, to begin sea trials. U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Spike Call (#071029-N-5961C-001).

Chester Morris
Robert M. Cieri
CVN-76 Ronald Reagan
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Pacific Ocean, October 30, 2007 — USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) conducts rudder checks as part of the ship's Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) following a six-month Planned Incremental Availability. All naval vessels are periodically inspected by INSURV to check their material condition and battle readiness. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class M. Jeremie Yoder (# 071030-N-6074Y-053).

Chester Morris
CVN-76 Ronald Reagan
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USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) conducts board of inspection and survey (INSURV) while underway in the Pacific Ocean, 30 October 2007, following a six-month planned incremental availability. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class M. Jeremie Yoder(#071030-N-6074Y-128).

Chester Morris
Robert M. Cieri
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USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) and "HMS Surprise," the ship used in the film "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World" (2003). The 179-foot (54.6 meters) former sail training ship was launched in 1970 as "HMS Rose" and acquired by the Maritime Museum of San Diego in October 2004. Photo taken in November 2007.

©Ramón C. Purcell, RCP Photography
CVN-76 Ronald Reagan + CG-62 Chancellorsville
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USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) conducts a replenishment at sea (RAS) with the guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG-62) while underway conducting flight deck certifications in the Pacific Ocean, 6 November 2007. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kathleen Gorby (##071106-N-4776G-138).

Robert M. Cieri
CVN-76 Ronald Reagan + T-AE 32 Flint
NS09053209
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The Kilauea-class ammunition ship USNS Flint (T-AE 32) steams alongside USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) during an ordnance on-load in the Pacific Ocean, 9 January 2008. US Navy photo by MC2 Christopher D. Blachly (#080109-N-0555B-004).

Robert M. Cieri
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USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) approaches the coast of California near Santa Barbara, 11 January 2008. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christopher D. Blachly (#080111-N-0555B-076).

Chester Morris
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An F/A-18D Hornet assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Training (VMFAT) Squadron 101 taxis to a catapult aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) during carrier qualifications in the Pacific Ocean, 10 March 2008. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Justin L. Wainscott (#080310-M-5955W-032).

Robert M. Cieri
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An F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to the "Eagles" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 115 prepares for launch off catapult two on the flight deck aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), in the Pacific Ocean, 24 March 2008. The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 14 were conducting routine carrier operations. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kathleen Gorby (080324-N-4776G-240).

Robert M. Cieri
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Aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) flight deck personnel prepare fixed-wing aircraft for flight operations in the Pacific Ocean, 24 March 2008. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chelsea Kennedy (#080324-N-4995K-023).

Robert M. Cieri
CVN-76 Ronald Reagan + CG-62 Chancellorsville
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USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), right, conducts a fueling at sea with the guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG-62) in the Pacific Ocean, 29 March 2008. The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group (CSG 7) was conducting composite training unit exercise preparing for an upcoming deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christopher D. Blachly (#080329-N-0555B-019).

Robert M. Cieri
CVN-76 Ronald Reagan + CG-62 Chancellorsville
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An overhead view of USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) conducting a refueling-at-sea (RAS) with the guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG-62); Pacific Ocean, 29 March 2008. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christopher D. Blachly (#080329-N-0555B-058).

Robert M. Cieri
CVN-76 Ronald Reagan
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An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the "Cougars" of Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron (VAQ) 139 makes an arrested landing on the flight deck of USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), 3 April 2008, in the Pacific Ocean. The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group was conducting composite training unit exercise to prepare for a deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joseph M. Buliavac (# 080403-N-3659B-068).

Robert Hurst
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USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) anchors in Hong Kong, China, 22 June 2008, during a scheduled port visit. The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group (CSG 7) was on a routine deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class Joseph M. Buliavac (#080622-N-3659B-045).

Robert M. Cieri
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Sitting in the Sulu Sea, off the coast of the Philippine Island of Panay, Sailors aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) begin their day preparing to launch helicopters from the "Black Knights" from Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 4, 30 June 2008. HS-4 had been delivering food and water to remote locations on Panay Island that were hardest hit by Typhoon Fengshen. At the request of the government of the Republic of the Philippines, Ronald Reagan was providing humanitarian assistance and disaster response in the wake of the typhoon. U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist (SW/NAC) Spike Call (# 080630-N-5961C-002).

Bill Gonyo
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A wall of sea water crashes into the hangar bay of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), while Sailors assigned to the deck department guide pallets of supplies aboard during a replenishment at sea in the Pacific Ocean, 8 August 2008. The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group was on a routine deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Aaron Holt (#080808-N-4005H-047).

Chester Morris
CVN-76 Ronald Reagan + T-AOE-10 Bridge
NS09591011
2.25M

Two SH-60 Sea Hawk helicopters move pallets of supplies between USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10) and USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) during a replenishment at sea in the Pacific Ocean, 15 August 2008. The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group (CSG 7) was on a scheduled deployment in the US 7th Fleet area of responsibility, operating in the Western Pacific and Indian Oceans. U.S. Navy photo by MCC Spike Call (#080815-N-5961C-004).

Lee Wahler
CVN-76 Ronald Reagan
NS027683
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USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) makes her way into Pearl Harbor, the final port visit of the deployment, 17 November 2008. Ronald Reagan was on a scheduled deployment operating in the U.S. 7th fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Spike Call (#081117-N-5961C-001).

Chester Morris
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USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) returns to her homeport of San Diego after a six-month deployment, 25 November 2008. U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Spike Call (#081125-N-5961C-172).

Chester Morris
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As above. U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Spike Call (#081125-N-5961C-312).

CVN-76 Ronald Reagan
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Two F/A-18E Super Hornets assigned to the "Eagles" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 115, fly over the flight deck of USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) after conducting an airborne change of command, 12 September 2009, in the Gulf of Oman. During the change of command, CDR Richard "Snap" Brophy was relieved by CDR Trey "Fudd" Sisson as commanding officer of VFA-115. Ronald Reagan was deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet Area Of Responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joshua Scott (# 090912-N-1635S-113).

USN
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Sailors and Marines man the rails aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) as the ship arrives in Pearl Harbor for a scheduled port visit, 31 July 2010. The aircraft carrier was participating in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2010, the world's largest multinational maritime exercise. RIMPAC is a biennial event that allows participating nations to work together to build trust and enhance partnerships needed to improve maritime security. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Benjamin C. Jernigan (# 100731-N-7605J-797).

Chester Morris
CVN-76 Ronald Reagan
NS027693
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USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) underway in the 7th Fleet Area Of Responsibility, in the Pacific Ocean, 12 March 2011. The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier had been directed to Japan, following an 8.9 earthquake and tsunami, to render humanitarian assistance and disaster relief as directed. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dylan McCord (# 110312-N-SB672-108).

Ron Reeves
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USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) arrives for a scheduled port visit to Phuket, Thailand, 1 May 2011. The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier was operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dylan McCord (# 110501-N-SB672-475).

Ron Reeves
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USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, California, 6 October 2011.

Ron Reeves
CVN-76 Ronald Reagan
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USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) transports Sailors' vehicles while transiting the Pacific coast to Naval Base Kitsap, 9 January 2012, during her homeport change for a scheduled dock-planned incremental availability maintenance period.

NS027696: U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 3rd Class Shawn J. Stewart (# 120109-N-EE987-009).

NS027696a: U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 3rd Class Shawn J. Stewart (# 120109-N-EE987-022).

Ron Reeves
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Vehicles of Sailors are stored in the hangar bay of USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), 9 January 2012, during her homeport change to Naval Base Kitsap for a scheduled dock planned incremental availability maintenance. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 3rd Class Shawn J. Stewart (# 120109-N-EE987-271).

CVN-76 Ronald Reagan
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Sailors man the rails as USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) arrives in Bremerton, Wash., 10 January 2012. The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier was entering a docking planned incremental availability period for upgrades and repairs. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Robert Winn (# 120110-N-HN953-097).

Ron Reeves
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USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) entering Puget Sound, WA, headed for the Bremerton Shipyard, 10 January 2012. In the photo, the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier is passing Point No Point, WA. You can see the sailors' cars on deck.

Photo by LeRoy VanHee
CVN-76 Ronald Reagan
NS0276ac
115k

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) departs San Diego, California, 5 September 2013, to conduct engineering exercises.

Tom Grande, via Ron Reeves
CVN-76 Ronald Reagan
NS0276aca
108k
Models
CVN-76
NS027607
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President Ronald Reagan, his wife Nancy Davis Reagan and Newport News Shipbuilding Chairman and CEO Bill Fricks stand in front of the model of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76). The aircraft carrier model was presented to President Ronald Reagan in May of 1996.

Bernard A. Cardali, USN, LST-308, WWII
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Mr. Michael Reagan dedicates a model of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) on behalf of his parents, Ronald and Nancy Reagan, in the Reagan Room of the Jonathan Yacht Club in Los Angeles, CA. Summer 2003.

Joel Rosen, Motion Models
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NS027664
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Model of USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) on display at the National Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola, Florida. Photos taken on 13 June 2008.

Photos by Judson Phillips
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Patches
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Tiger Cruise, 17–18 October 2003.

Alex Tatchin
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Tiger Cruise, 29 June–5 July 2006. David was one of the "Tigers" and received this Tiger Cruise patch in his welcome aboard package. He was invited to participate by his son, AE2 Bryan Lambell, who was attached to the airwing (CVW-14) with VFA-115 at the time.

David Lambell

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USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN-76) History
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