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USS Ronald Reagan Gets Visit from Navy Secretary (Video)

The crew of the San Diego-based aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan got a special visit yesterday from Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, according to a Navy news release. As Home Post readers know, the Reagan played an integral part in providing humanitarian aid to the people of Japan devastated by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. As part of Operation Tomodachi, the Reagan crew (especially those who were part of the helicopter crews) saw first hand the horror that the duel tragedies inflicted on the Japanese.

The Navy reports Mabus told the Reagan crew:

As Home Post reported earlier, the USS Ronald Reagan left Japan about two weeks ago, and is now in the Western Pacific as part of its normal deployment. Capt. Thom Burke, commanding officer of the Reagan, told Home Post that the Reagan won't be returning home to San Diego until the fall.