Yokosuka Naval Base welcomes USS Ronald Reagan

Yokosuka Naval Base welcomes USS Ronald Reagan


USS RONALD REAGAN MADE ITS FIRST STOP AT ITS
NEW HOMEPORT, YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE. REAGAN REPLACED THE USS GEORGE WASHINGTON AS THE
UNITED STATES NAVY’S ONLY FORWARD-DEPLOYED AIRCRAFT CARRIER.
ITS GREAT TO HAVE THE CARRIER BACK. GEORGE WASHINGTON LEFT A COUPLE OF MONTHS AGO AND
NOW WITH THE RONALD REAGAN HERE WE HAVE OUR FLAGSHIP BACK IN THE WESTERN PACIFIC. THE
RONALD REAGAN BRINGS TREMENDOUS CAPABILITY, IT IS ONE OF OUR MOST ADVANCED CARRIERS, AND,
COUPLED WITH AIR WING 5, OUR MOST ADVANCE CARRIER AIR WING, IT BRINGS A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT
CAPABILITY. SO IT WILL BE ABLE TO RESPOND TO REGIONAL SECURITY THREATS, HUMANITARIAN
ASSISTANCE, AND MANY OTHER CONTINGENCIES. IT WILL BE ABLE TO RESPOND QUICKLY JUST LIKE
IT DID FIVE YEARS AGO WITH OPERATION TOMODACHI. SO ITS GREAT HAVING THE RONALD REAGAN HERE.
YOU’LL BE SEEING HER ALL AROUND THE A-O-R. THE UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF THE NAVY, THE
HONORABLE RAY MABUS, SPOKE DURING A PRESS CONFERENCE AND EMPHASIZED THE IMPORTANCE OF
THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN JAPAN, AMERICA, AND THE USS RONALD REAGAN.
THE ARRIVAL OF THE USS RONALD REAGAN AND THE WELCOME SHE RECEIVES FROM THE PEOPLE OF JAPAN
ARE VISIBLE SYMBOLS OF OUR SHARED COMMITMENT TO ONE-ANOTHER AND TO REGIONAL STABILITY.
TOGETHER WE PROVIDE THAT MOST CRITICAL PILLAR OF INTERNATIONAL SECURITY. ONE THAT ONLY MARITIME
SERVICES CAN DELIVER. PRESENCE, AROUND THE GLOBE, AROUND THE CLOCK, ENSURING STABILITY,
DETERRING ADVERSARIES, AND PROVIDING LEADERS WITH OPTIONS IN TIMES OF CRISIS. OUR ABILITY
TO PROVIDE THAT PRESENCE DEPENDS ON OUR FORWARD-DEPLOYED NAVAL FORCES LIKE THE USS REAGAN AND OUR PARTNERSHIPS
WITH ALLIES AND FRIENDS LIKE THE SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP WE ENJOY WITH JAPAN. AND WE ARE STATIONING
OTHER SHIPS, OTHER PEOPLE, OTHER SAILORS AND MARINES, AROUND THIS REGION BECAUSE OF ITS
CRUCIAL IMPORTANCE TO US, TO YOU, AND TO THE WORLD.
AS THE MOST ADVANCED U-S AIRCRAFT CARRIER, USS RONALD REAGAN OFFICIALLY TAKES ITS PLACE
IN THE HEART OF THE PACIFIC AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY AND DEMONSTRATES THE U-S NAVY’S COMMITMENT
TO PEACE AND STABILITY IN THE PACIFIC REGION. PETTY OFFICER KIRK PUTNAM. YOKOSUKA NAVAL
BASE, JAPAN.

2 comments

  1. Look at this, the Japanese are more loyal to us than a lot of American Citizens. We should invite Japan to gain statehood.

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