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: Three U.S. military aircraft carriers are
: heading to the same part of the world at the
: same time, to take part in a rare military
: exercise not seen in a decade.
: The USS Ronald Reagan, based in Japan; the
: USS Theodore Roosevelt, based in San Diego;
: and the USS Nimitz, based at Naval Base
: Kitsap at Bremerton, Washington, will
: commence the strike force exercise in the
: Western Pacific Saturday through next
: Units assigned to the strike force will
: conduct coordinated operations in
: international waters to demonstrate the U.S.
: Navy’s unique capability to operate multiple
: carrier strike groups as a coordinated
: strike force effort.
: The three aircraft carriers are expected to
: link up in the Sea of Japan later this week
: off the Korean Peninsula, a U.S. defense
: official tells Fox News.
: “It is a rare opportunity to train with two
: aircraft carriers together, and even rarer
: to be able to train with three,” said U.S.
: Pacific Fleet Commander, Adm. Scott Swift.
: “Multiple carrier strike force operations
: are very complex, and this exercise in the
: Western Pacific is a strong testament to the
: U.S. Pacific Fleet’s unique ability and
: ironclad commitment to the continued
: security and stability of the region.”
: While at sea, the strike force plans to
: conduct air defense drills, sea
: surveillance, replenishments at sea,
: defensive air combat training, close-in
: coordinated maneuvers, and other training.
: This is the first time that three carrier
: strike groups have operated together in the
: Western Pacific since exercises Valiant
: Shield 2006 and 2007 off the coast of Guam.
: Both exercises focused on the ability to
: rapidly bring together forces from three
: strike groups in response to any regional
: situation. Ronald Reagan took part in
: Valiant Shield 2006 and Nimitz took part in
: Valiant Shield 2007.
: More recently, U.S. Navy aircraft carriers
: have conducted dual carrier strike group
: operations in the Western Pacific, including
: in the South China Sea, East China Sea and
: Philippine Sea. These opportunities
: typically occur when strike groups deployed
: to the 7th Fleet area of operations from the
: west coast of the United States are joined
: with the forward deployed carrier strike
: group from Japan.