PHL officials observe flight operations aboard US carrier in West PHL Sea

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Filipino defense and military officials were received by officers and crew members of United States Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) in West Philippine Sea on August 6.

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While aboard the USS Ronald Reagan, Filipino visitors observed flight operations.

Among the Filipino officials are Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Deputy Chief-of-Staff Major General Erickson Gloria and Office of Civil Defense Assistant Secretary Toby Purisima.

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“The enduring U.S.-Philippine relationship is a staple of peace and security in a free and open Indo-Pacific Region. Ronald Reagan, the flagship of Carrier Strike Group 5, protects the collective maritime interests of its allies and partners in the Indo-Pacific region,” the US Navy said.