USS Ronald Reagan Moves to South China Sea

The crew will perform security operations for tactical training.

Last week, the USS Ronald Reagan began maritime security operations in the South China Sea. The aircraft carrier will facilitate training exercises with air and water surface units using the three other ships in its carrier strike group: Carrier Air Wing 5, cruiser USS Antietam, and destroyer USS Higgins. The South China Sea continues to be an active portion of the global seas, with Malaysian, Australian, and Russian ships recently traveling there.

“Building on the lessons and successes of exercises like Valiant Shield 2022, and our continuous opportunities to train and operate alongside allies and partners, we provide assured capability to uphold the rules-based international order in this body of water and anywhere else we will sail, fly, and operate,” said Rear Admiral Michael Donnelly, commander, Task Force 70/Carrier Strike Group 5

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For wisdom for the president as commander in chief.
  • For Secretary Del Toro as he heads the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps.
  • For Rear Admiral Donnelly as he oversees the strike group and task force exercises.

Sources: Navy Times, USNI News


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