VFA-115 Surpasses 100,000 Class “A” Mishap-Free Flight Hours

By Lt. Chris Pagenkopf, Strike Fighter Squadron 115 Public Affairs CORAL SEA – The “Eagles” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 115 achieved a major safety milestone by surpassing 100,000 Class “A” mishap-free flight hours, July 3. A Class “A” mishap is defined as an accident that results in loss of life or permanent disability, or…

Another Cold One with the Boys: Coral Sea Veteran Laid to Rest with Shipmates

By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kaila Peters, USS Ronald Reagan Public Affairs CORAL SEA – “General quarters! General quarters!” blared the speaker systems aboard the aircraft carrier, USS Lexington (CV 2), May 8, 1942. “All hands man your battle stations!” One, two, three, four, five torpedoes forged their way through the ship’s hull, quaking…

USS Ronald Reagan Begins Exercise Talisman Saber 2017

By USS Ronald Reagan Public Affairs CORAL SEA – The Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) began participating in exercise Talisman Saber 2017 (TS 17) off the coast of Australia, July 8. TS 17 is a joint exercise sponsored by the U.S. Pacific Command and Australian Defence Force Headquarters Joint Operations Command…

U.S. Navy and JMSDF Collaborate on Ronald Reagan

By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Patrick Morrissey, Commander, Task Force 70 Public Affairs PHILIPPINE SEA – Officers and enlisted personnel from the Japan Maritime SelfDefense-Force (JMSDF) embarked the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) to conduct collaborative training and combined operations with staff members of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15 and Commander, Task Force…

Senator John McCain Visits USS John S. McCain in Vietnam

By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joshua Mortensen, USS John S. McCain Public Affairs CAM RANH INTERNATIONAL PORT, Vietnam – Senators John McCain III, Christopher Coons, and John Barrasso visited the forward-deployed Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) during a routine technical stop in Cam Ranh International Port,…