USS Ronald Reagan Arrives in 5th Fleet
USS Ronald Reagan Arrives in
Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) Public Affairs
Arabian Sea -- -- May 9, 2011 – (NNS) Aircraft carrier
USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), along with embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 14 and
Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 7, arrived in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of
responsibility (AOR), May 9.
Makham Bay, Thailand -- May 1, 2011 --
The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) arrives for a scheduled port
visit to Phuket, Thailand. Ronald Reagan is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area
Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group (CSG) relieved USS Carl
Vinson (CVN 70) to conduct maritime security operations (MSO) while providing
support to Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn.
Ronald Reagan departed from its homeport in San Diego Feb. 2
for a regularly scheduled deployment to the 7th and 5th Fleet AORs.
On March 13, while operating in 7th Fleet, the ships of
Ronald Reagan CSG were the first to arrive and begin humanitarian assistance and
disaster relief efforts after a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and ensuing tsunami
struck the coast of northern Japan.
Ronald Reagan CSG is comprised of Ronald Reagan, guided-missile
cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) and Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 7, which
includes guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88). Embarked Carrier Air Wing
(CVW) 14 includes the "Black Knights" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 154, the
"Argonauts" of VFA-147, the "Blue Diamonds" of VFA-146, the "Death Rattlers" of
Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 323, the "Black Eagles" of Airborne Early
Warning Squadron (VAW) 113, the "Cougars" of Tactical Electronic Warfare
Squadron (VAQ) 139, the "Providers" of Carrier Logistics Support Squadron (VRC)
30 and the "Black Knights" of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 4.