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USS Ronald Reagan Aircraft Carrier arrives in HK for port visit (3)

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10:27, August 13, 2011

Soldiers repair a fighter aircraft onboard the USS Ronald Reagan Aircraft Carrier in Hong Kong, Aug. 12, 2011. The USS Ronald Reagan Aircraft Carrier and its three support ships arrived in Hong Kong on Friday for a four-day port visit, which is its fourth visit here. (Xinhua/Chen Duo)

Following their role in providing humanitarian aid and disaster relief in Japan, the Ronald Reagan then proceeded on to the 5th Fleet area of responsibility where they conducted various operations in support of Operations Enduring Freedom (OEF) and New Dawn.

USS Ronald Reagan is a Nimitz-class nuclear-powered supercarrier in the service of the United States Navy. The ninth ship of her class, she is named in honor of former President Ronald Reagan (from 1981 to 1989). Upon her christening in 2001, she was the first ship to be named for a former president still living at the time.

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