WATERS SOUTH OF JAPAN (May 19, 2017) U.S. Sailors prepare to launch an E-2D Hawkeye assigned to the “Tigertails” of Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 125 from the flight deck of the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).
Carrier Air Wing 5 is embarked on Ronald Reagan and conducting flight-deck qualifications to ensure the ship and air wing is able to safely launch and recover aircraft.
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-Asia-Pacific region.
Thank you U.S. Navy Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan Burke for the amazing photo.