Monday, June 20, 2016

U.S. Navy Begins Dual-Carrier Operations In The Philippine Sea

The Nimitz-class aircraft carriers USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), left, and USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) conduct dual aircraft carrier strike group operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific. US Navy photo.

USNI News: Stennis, Reagan CSGs Conduct Dual-Carrier Operations In Philippine Sea

The aircraft carriers USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) and USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) began dual-carrier flight operations in the Philippine Sea over the weekend, for the first time in about two years.

The ships and aircraft from both carrier strike groups began coordinated operations in international waters on June 18, “demonstrating the United States’ unique capability to operate multiple carrier strike groups in close proximity,” according to a Navy news release. The operations included air defense drills, sea surveillance, replenishments at sea, long-range strikes and more,

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Update: US Aircraft Carriers Start Drills Off Philippines -- AFP

WNU Editor: These aircraft carriers have a shadow .... Chinese shadow US aircraft carrier on South China Sea patrol (Washington Post/AP).

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