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Sailors conduct flight deck operation aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan in the waters south of Japan, May 17, 2017. Photos by multiple military photographers
A Navy MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter takes off from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan in the waters south of Japan, May 17, 2017. The helicopter crew is assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 12. Ronald Reagan is the flagship of Carrier Strike Group 5, providing a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interests of its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nathan Burke
A Navy MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter takes off from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan in the waters south of Japan, May 17, 2017. The helicopter crew is assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 12. Ronald Reagan is the flagship of Carrier Strike Group 5, providing a combat-ready force that protec ...More
Sailors prepare to launch an E-2D Hawkeye aircraft from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan in the waters south of Japan, May 19, 2017. The crew is assigned to Airborne Early Warning Squadron 125. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nathan Burke
Sailors prepare to launch an E-2D Hawkeye aircraft from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan in the waters south of Japan, May 19, 2017. The crew is assigned to Airborne Early Warning Squadron 125. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nathan Burke
Sailors prepare F/A-18 Super Hornet aircraft before launching aboard the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan in the waters south of Japan, May 18, 2017. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jamal McNeill
Sailors prepare F/A-18 Super Hornet aircraft before launching aboard the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan in the waters south of Japan, May 18, 2017. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jamal McNeill
Sailors prepare to launch an F/A-18E Super Hornet aboard the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan in the waters south of Japan, May 17, 2017. The pilots are assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 195. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nathan Burke
Sailors prepare to launch an F/A-18E Super Hornet aboard the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan in the waters south of Japan, May 17, 2017. The pilots are assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 195. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nathan Burke
An F/A-18E Super Hornet prepares to make an arrested landing on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan in the waters south of Japan, May 17, 2017. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nathan Burke
An F/A-18E Super Hornet prepares to make an arrested landing on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan in the waters south of Japan, May 17, 2017. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nathan Burke
Sailors inspect an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan in the waters south of Japan, May 18, 2017. The sailors are assigned to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 77. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jamal McNeill
Sailors inspect an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan in the waters south of Japan, May 18, 2017. The sailors are assigned to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 77. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jamal McNeill
A Navy MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter takes off from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan in the waters south of Japan, May 17, 2017. The helicopter crew is assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 12. Ronald Reagan is the flagship of Carrier Strike Group 5, providing a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interests of its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nathan Burke
Sailors prepare to launch an E-2D Hawkeye aircraft from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan in the waters south of Japan, May 19, 2017. The crew is assigned to Airborne Early Warning Squadron 125. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nathan Burke
Sailors prepare F/A-18 Super Hornet aircraft before launching aboard the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan in the waters south of Japan, May 18, 2017. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jamal McNeill
Sailors prepare to launch an F/A-18E Super Hornet aboard the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan in the waters south of Japan, May 17, 2017. The pilots are assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 195. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nathan Burke
An F/A-18E Super Hornet prepares to make an arrested landing on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan in the waters south of Japan, May 17, 2017. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nathan Burke
Sailors inspect an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan in the waters south of Japan, May 18, 2017. The sailors are assigned to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 77. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jamal McNeill