US Navy aircraft carrier now underway on Indo-Pacific operations, conducts replenishment at sea

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United States Navy aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) conducted a replenishment at sea with Military Sealift Command’s Dry Cargo and Ammunition Ship USNS Carl Brashear (T-AKE 7) on May 8 at waters off the coast of Japan.

WATERS OFF THE COAST OF JAPAN (May 8, 2020) Logistics Specialist Seaman Cameron Ward, from Las Vegas, sanitizes ordnance in the hangar bay aboard the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), during an underway replenishment. US Navy photo

According to US Navy Pacific Fleet, USS Ronald Reagan is currently underway conducting routine operations. 

The forward-deployed US aircraft carrier departed its homeport of Yokosuka, Japan this past week.

“Ronald Reagan, the flagship of Carrier Strike Group 5, provides a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interests of its allies and partners in the Indo-Pacific region,” US Navy Pacific Fleet said.