SEOUL (BNS): US Navy's Nimitz-class nuclear-powered supercarrier USS Ronald Reagan will take part in the ongoing annual military drill in South Korea.
The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group arrived in the US 7th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) Wednesday. The AOR spans 48 million square miles, from the International Date Line to the Western Indian Ocean.
The carrier strike group (CSG) is comprised of USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) and Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 7, which includes USS Preble (DDG 88).
While in the 7th Fleet, the group will conduct exercises and port visits to enhance maritime partnerships and promote peace and stability in the region, the Navy said.
It will participate in the Foal Eagle military exercise with South Korea.
The annual field training exercise which began on February 28 “highlights the longstanding military partnership and enduring friendship between the United States and Republic of Korea,” the US Navy statement said.