USS Ronald Reagan, carrier strike group ships pull into Singapore

USS Ronald Reagan departing FLEACT Yokosuka on May 16, 2017. Photo: US Navy

The U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and her accompanying ships USS McCampbell (DDG 85), USS Shiloh (CG 67) and USS Barry (DDG 52) arrived in Singapore for a port visit.

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), with the embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 pulled into Singapore after taking part in dual aircraft carrier drills with USS Carl Vinson in the Sea of Japan early June.

“Ronald Reagan Strike Group is thankful for the opportunity to visit the beautiful country of Singapore,” said Rear Adm. Charles F. Williams, commander, Task Force 70 and Carrier Strike Group Five. “Our sailors look forward to experiencing the local culture and building relationships with the people of the Republic of Singapore. I’m thrilled to bring Carrier Strike Group Five and Task Force 70 to Singapore so they can experience the same hospitality and beautiful area as I did during my tour here as Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific and Task Force 73.”

Carrier Strike Group Five started the Indo-Asia-Pacific region patrol on May 16 to support security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

The U.S. Navy routinely operates in the South China Sea and surrounding areas to maintain interoperability and presence in the area.

While in port, sailors from the various ships will have the opportunity to participate in multiple Community Relations (COMREL) events where Sailors will help out at local schools, churches, food banks and soup kitchens in the area.

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