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USS Ronald Reagan (CVN76) Sailors conduct flight deck operations

240628-N-OE145-1172 PACIFIC OCEAN (June 28, 2024) Sailors stand by as an F/A-18F Super Hornet, attached to the Diamondbacks of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 102, and an F/A-18E Super Hornet, attached to the Dambusters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 195, prepare to launch from the flight deck of the U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), in the Pacific Ocean, June 28. The Diamondbacks conduct carrier-based air strikes and strike force escort missions, as well as ship, battle group, and intelligence collection operations. The Dambusters earned their nickname on May 1, 1951 when the squadron's Skyraiders destroyed the heavily defended and strategically positioned Hwacheon Dam in North Korea with aerial torpedoes by making precise low level runs. Ronald Reagan, the flagship of Carrier Strike Group 5, provides a combat-ready force that protects and defends the United States, and supports alliances, partnerships and collective maritime interests in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jordan C. Brown)

VIRIN: 240628-N-OE145-1172.JPG
Photo by: Petty Officer 2nd Class Jordan Brown
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Location: PACIFIC OCEAN
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