USS Ronald Reagan returns to its homeport in Japan after four months at sea

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A sailor mans the rails as the USS Ronald Reagan arrives at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, Dec. 4, 2017. (KENNETH ABBATE/U.S. NAVY)
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A sailor mans the rails as the USS Ronald Reagan arrives at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, Dec. 4, 2017. (KENNETH ABBATE/U.S. NAVY)

USS Ronald Reagan returns to its homeport in Japan after four months at sea

by: Caitlin Doornbos | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: December 06, 2018

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan – The nation’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier returned to its Yokosuka homeport Wednesday after spending nearly four months patrolling the Western Pacific.

Families and friends of the USS Ronald Reagan sailors waited with patriotic signs as their loved ones pulled into port. They were joined by Santa Claus, who welcomed the crew home just in time for the holidays.

The carrier and its crew of more than 4,000 servicemembers set sail Aug. 14, kicking off its second cruise of the year by training with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force in the Philippine Sea. The Ronald Reagan had completed a two-month patrol of the South, East and Philippine seas in July.

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