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USS Ronald Reagan returns to South China Sea, honors commitment to allies, partners
200814-N-KP021-206.JPG Photo By: Petty Officer 2nd Class Codie So

SOUTH CHINA SEA - An F/A-18F assigned to the “Diamondbacks” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 102 launches off the flight deck of America’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) while conducting operations in the South China Sea. Ronald Reagan, the flagship of Carrier Strike Group 5, provides a combat-ready force that protects and defends the United States, as well the collective maritime interests of its allies and partners in the Indo-Pacific region.


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