1USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) is a Nimitz-class nuclear-powered supercarrier in
the service of the United States Navy. The ninth ship of her class, she is
named in honor of former President Ronald Reagan, President of the United
States from 1981 to 1989. Upon her christening in 2001, she was the first
ship to be named for a then-still living former president.
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As of May 2012 the ship was operationally part of Carrier Strike Group Nine
and administratively under the command of Commander, Naval Air Forces
Pacific/Commander, Naval Air Forces. The two administrative titles actually
refer to one command carrying out two functions. In January 2014, the U.S.
Navy announced that the Ronald Reagan would replace the USS George
Washington as the flagship of Carrier Strike Group Five, the only forward-
based carrier strike group home-ported at Yokosuka, Japan, as part of the
United States Seventh Fleet.