The U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) welcomed more than 15,000 visitors while the ship was moored at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, Oct. 12.
America’s flagship opened her brows to allow visitors the opportunity to tour the ship, learn how it operates and interact with Sailors who work on board.
Capt. Brett Crozier, Ronald Reagan’s executive officer, said:
It helps us establish and build relationship’s that we are looking forward to over the next seven to eight years as the forward-deployed naval forces (FDNF) carrier.
Visitors had the opportunity to ride an aircraft elevator to the flight deck, watch damage control demonstrations as well as look at a jet engine, weapons and medical displays.
Ronald Reagan and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interests of the U.S. and its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
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