USS Ronald Reagan Underway for Sea Trials

Story Number: NNS100518-06Release Date: 5/18/2010 5:04:00 PM
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By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (SW/AW) Torrey W. Lee, USS Reagan Public Affairs

USS RONALD REAGAN, At Sea (NNS) -- USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) departed Naval Air Station North Island for sea trials May 18.

The event marks the first time that Ronald Reagan has been underway since Oct. 21, 2009, when it completed its fourth deployment in four years. The three-time Battle "E" award-winning carrier is concluding a six-month planned incremental availability (PIA), a scheduled maintenance period designed to upgrade ship's systems and quality of life for its Sailors. Sea trials allow these systems to be tested and necessary quality checks to be performed.

Upon successful completion of sea trials, Ronald Reagan's PIA will officially conclude and the ship will rejoin the operational fleet.

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The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) enters Pearl Harbor, Hawaii for a scheduled port visit on October 13, 2009, the U.S. Navy's 234th birthday.
Official U.S. Navy file photo.
October 14, 2009
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