USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) departed Santa Barbara, Calif., on June 2 after a three-day port visit.
During their visit, Sailors donated their time to local charities, enjoyed shopping and local fare, and toured many attractions. Much of this was made possible due to the hospitality of the Santa Barbara Navy League, an organization that has supported and adopted the ship since its commissioning in 2003.
Sailors were treated to special events planned to celebrate the visit and to bid “America’s Flagship” a final farewell before it replaces USS George Washington (CVN 73) in Yokosuka, Japan as the U.S. Navy’s only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier.
Chief Logistics Specialist Ryan Talob said of his tour of the Reagan Ranch. “I think the visit made everyone a little more proud to be on the ship named after such a great American. That experience was made possible by the wonderful people of Santa Barbara and the Santa Barbara Navy League – they are gracious hosts.”
Press Release, June 04, 2014