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TOP 10 USS Ronald Reagan Photos from 2019

The USS Ronald Reagan has had an eventful year so far. With 2019 nearly three-quarters of the way complete, the ship has already amassed quite a collection of impressive photos from operations so far in 2019. We collected and ranked the Top 10 USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) Photos from 2019 so far, and are presenting them all in order in this post.

Take a look at some of the most incredible and inspiring views from the Gipper this year, starting out with #10 below!

Number 10
CORAL SEA (July 11, 2019) The U.S. Navy Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) leads a formation of 17 other ships from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, Royal Australian Navy, Royal Canadian Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) during Talisman Sabre 2019. Talisman Sabre 2019 illustrates the closeness of the Australian and U.S. alliance and the strength of the military-to-military relationship. This is the eighth iteration of this exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jason Tarleton/Released)
Number 9
CORAL SEA (July 3, 2019) EA-18G Growlers from Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 141 fly over the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during a change of command ceremony. Ronald Reagan, the flagship of Carrier Strike Group 5, provides a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interests of its allies and partners in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kaila V. Peters)
Number 8
SOUTH CHINA SEA (September 26, 2019) Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) Airman Carlos Gamble, from Atlanta, Georgia, directs an E-2D Hawleye assogned to Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 125 on the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan, the flagship of Carrier Strike Group 5, provides a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interests of its allies and partners in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tyra M. Campbell)
Number 7
EAST CHINA SEA (August 20, 2019) A MK15 Phalanx close-in weapon system (CIWS) fires aboard the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during a live-fire exercise. Ronald Reagan, the flagship of Carrier Strike Group 5, provides a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interests of its allies and partners in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Thomas Floyd Leishman)
Number 6
EAST CHINA SEA (August 21, 2019) An F/A-18E assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 27 lands on the flight deck of the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan, the flagship of Carrier Strike Group 5, provides a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interests of its allies and partners in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tyra M. Campbell)
Number 5
CORAL SEA (July 16, 2019) Aviation Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Kiara Webb, from Houston, signals the successful connection of an F/A-18F Super Hornet from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 102 to the catapult on the flight deck aboard the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan is participating in Talisman Sabre 2019, which illustrates the closeness of the Australian and U.S. alliance and the strength of the military-to-military relationship. It is the eighth iteration of this exercise. Ronald Reagan, the flagship of Carrier Strike Group 5, provides a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interests of its allies and partners in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Janweb B. Lagazo)
Number 4
The Royal Australian Navy amphibious assault ship HMAS Canberra (L 02), the U.S. Navy Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), the U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force helicopter destroyer JS Ise (DDH-182) sail in formation with 14 other ships from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, Royal Australian Navy, Royal Canadian Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) during Talisman Sabre 2019 in the Coral Sea, July 11, 2019. Talisman Sabre 2019 illustrates the closeness of the Australian and U.S. alliance and the strength of the military-to-military relationship. This is the eighth iteration of this exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jason Tarleton)

… directs an F/A-18F Super Hornet from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 102 into launch position on the flight deck aboard the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan

Number 3
CORAL SEA (July 14, 2019) Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Ashley Folds, from Brooklyn, New York, directs an F/A-18F Super Hornet from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 102 into launch position on the flight deck aboard the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan is participating in Talisman Sabre 2019, which illustrates the closeness of the Australian and U.S. alliance and the strength of the military-to-military relationship. It is the eighth iteration of this exercise. Ronald Reagan, the flagship of Carrier Strike Group 5, provides a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interests of its allies and partners in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Janweb B. Lagazo)
Number 2
PHILIPPINE SEA (Aug 22, 2019) A CV-22 Osprey from the U.S. Air Force 21st Special Operations Squadron in Yokota, Japan conducts flight operations from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan is forward-deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Rufus Hucks/Released)
Number 1
CORAL SEA (July 16, 2019) An EA-18G Growler from Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 141 launches from the flight deck aboard the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan is participating in Talisman Sabre 2019, which illustrates the closeness of the Australian and U.S. alliance and the strength of the military-to-military relationship. It is the eighth iteration of this exercise. Ronald Reagan, the flagship of Carrier Strike Group 5, provides a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interests of its allies and partners in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Janweb B. Lagazo)