The U.S. Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), departs Fleet Activities (FLEACT) Yokosuka for its 2017 patrol. FLEACT Yokosuka provides, maintains, and operates base facilities and services in support of 7th Fleet's forward-deployed naval forces, 71 tenant commands, and 26,000 military and civilian personnel, May 16, 2017. (Photo by (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Peter Burghart)
In this file photo, the Navy's only forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), patrols waters south of Japan, before returning to Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, at the end of a three-month patrol in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. During the patrol, Ronald Reagan participated in exercises Valiant Shield, Invincible Spirit and Keen Sword, designed to enhance joint military operations with partner nations throughout the region, Nov 21, 2016. The crew also completed its Unit Level Training Assessment-Sustainment and Maintenance and Material Management Assessment. 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-Asia-Pacific region. (Photo by U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan Burke)
REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE -- USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, USS McCampbell (DDG 85), USS Shiloh (CG 67), USS Barry (DDG 52), arrived in Singapore for port visit.
The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), with the embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85), the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67), and the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52), arrived in Singapore for a routine port visit.
"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."
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. The COMREL events continue to build the relationship between the U.S. and the people of the Republic of Singapore.
Carrier Strike Group Five is on patrol in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.