SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Training is over for the sailors in the Ronald Reagan Strike Group, who are now on their way to the western Pacific Ocean and waters off the Middle East for a scheduled deployment, the Navy announced Monday.
The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan, guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville and destroyer USS Preble departed San Diego Bay on Feb. 2 for a shakedown cruise off the Pacific coast and left directly for deployment on Saturday, Navy officials reported.
"We have successfully completed all of our final qualifications," said Capt. Thom Burke, the Reagan's commanding officer. "The ship and air wing have been training hard and are ready for any tasking that we might receive in the upcoming months."
With them on deployment are eight Navy and Marine Corps squadrons with Carrier Air Wing 14, ranging from jet fighters to anti-submarine helicopters.
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