Thursday, June 1, 2017

Two U.S. Aircraft Carrier Strike Groups Conduct Dual Exercises In Sea Of Japan

The Carl Vinson strike group operates with the Ronald Reagan strike group and the Japanese Ships (JS) Hyuga (DDH 181) and JS Ashigara (DDG 178), June 1, 2017. (U.S. Navy photo/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Z.A. Landers)

VOA: USS Vinson, USS Reagan Carrier Strike Groups Conduct Dual Exercises in Sea of Japan

PENTAGON — Two U.S. aircraft carriers have started military exercises together in the Sea of Japan, U.S. Navy officials tell VOA.

"The USS Carl Vinson Strike Group and USS Ronald Reagan Strike Group are conducting routine operations in the Western Pacific," Navy spokesman Lt. Loren Terry said.

Officials said the carriers, along with the ships and aircraft assigned to each, began dual operations in international waters within the sea on Wednesday.

The dual-carrier exercises come days after North Korea launched another missile into the Sea of Japan.

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Update: Reagan, Vinson Carrier Groups Team with Japanese Off Korean Peninsula ( and Stripes)

WNU Editor: The Japanese Navy is also participating in this exercise .... Japan's military begins major drill with U.S. carriers watching N Korea (NASDAQ).

Update #2: Report: Third aircraft carrier could join Ronald Reagan, Carl Vinson in Sea of Japan (UPI).

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