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USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) conducts night flight operations in support of Valiant Shield 2024

240608-N-SI601-1057 PHILIPPINE SEA (June 8, 2024) Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Aircraft Handling) 2nd Class Nadia Chapel, from Cincinnati, directs an F/A-18F Super Hornet, attached to the Diamondbacks of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 102, on the flight deck aboard the U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), during flight operations in support of Valiant Shield 2024 in the Philippine Sea, June 9, 2024. The Diamondbacks conduct carrier-based air strikes and strike force escort missions, as well as ship, battle group, and intelligence collection operations. Exercises such as Valiant Shield allow the Indo-Pacific Command Joint Forces the opportunity to integrate forces from all branches of service and with our allies to conduct precise, lethal, and overwhelming multi-axis, multi-domain effects that demonstrate the strength and versatility of the Joint Force and our commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel G. Providakes)

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Photo by: Petty Officer 2nd Class Daniel Providakes
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