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Chinese American spectators cheer arriving Chinese ships at Naval Station North Island, San Diego, Calif. This marks the first time Chinese warships have crossed the Pacific and visited the Continental United States. The Luhu Class Destroyer HARIBING (DDG 112), Luda II Class Destroyer, ZHUHAI (DDG 166), and a supply ship, the Fusu Class, NANYUN (AOR/AK 953) (Not shown) were among the contingent of Chinese vessels

Vice Admiral Brent M. Bennitt, Commander, Naval Air Forces, U.S. Pacific Fleet, provides welcoming remarks to ships from the Peoples Republic of China, during arrival honors at Naval Station North Island, San Diego, California. This marks the first time Chinese warships have crossed the Pacific and visited the Continental United States. The destroyers HARBIN and ZHUHAI, and the supply ship NANCANG will moor next to the aircraft carrier USS CONSTELLATION (CV 64). The ships are expected to visit for five days

The Chinese Luhu Class Destroyer, HARIBING (DDG 112), moored at Naval Station North Island, displays its ships colors and Friendship Lights while conducting a historical port visit to the San Diego area. This marks the first time Chinese warships have crossed the Pacific and visited the Continental United States. The destroyer HARIBING, Luda II Class Destroyer, ZHUHAI (DDG 166), and a supply ship, the Fusu Class, NANYUN (AOR/AK 953), (ZHUHAI and NANYUN not shown) stopped at Naval Station, North Island, San Diego, California

Two Chinese Peoples Liberation Navy Sailors enjoy reading newspapers during their visit to the port at Naval Station North Island, San Diego, California (CA)

US Navy Vice Admiral Brent Bennitt (Left), Commander Naval Air Forces Pacific, and Chinese Vice Admiral Wang (Right), Commander of the Chinese South Sea Fleet, exchange goodbyes on the pier at Naval Station North Island, San Diego, California. This marks the first time Chinese warships have crossed the Pacific and visited the Continental United States. The Luhu Class Destroyer HARIBING (DDG 112), Luda II Class Destroyer, ZHUHAI (DDG 166), and a supply ship, the Fusu Class, NANYUN (AOR/AK 953) (Chinese vessels not shown), stopped at Naval Station, North Island, San Diego, California. The next port of call for the Chinese contingent is Acapulco, Mexico

Rear Adm. Barry Costello (center) Battle Group Commander, Capt. John W. Miller (left) Commanding Officer USS Constellation (CV 64), and Capt. Mark Fox, Carrier Air Wing Commander Two, take questions from local media on the Naval Air Station pier.

Sailors aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) wave to loved ones during the ship's arrival at Naval Station North Island, San Diego, Calif.

An anxious Sailor aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) waves to a loved one during the ship's arrival at Naval Station North Island, San Diego, Calif.

US Navy (USN) Sailors onboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) wave to loved ones during the ship's arrival at Naval Station North Island (NASNI), California (CA). The Navy's newest and most technologically advanced aircraft carrier completed a two month transit from Norfolk, Virginia (VA) under the command of USN Captain (CAPT) James A. Symonds

Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) approaches the first channel marker on her way into port at Naval Station North Island, San Diego.

The US Navy's (USN) newest Arleigh Burke Class Destroyer USS HALSEY (DDG 97) commissioned at Naval Station North Island (NSNI) during a ceremony marking the formal entrance of the guided missile destroyer into the fleet. The ship named after US Naval Academy graduate Fleet Admiral (ADM) William "Bull" Halsey Jr., who commanded South Pacific Force and South Pacific Area during World War II (WWII)

The Navy's newest Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, USS Halsey (DDG 96) is commissioned at Naval Station North Island.

Lt. Jerry Graven, a Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) officer, inspects cargo netting aboard the Nimitz- class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72).

A Sailor attaches to Carrier Air Wing Two (CVW-2) meets his newborn son after a deployment aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72).

U.S. Navy LT. CMDR. Paul Crawford looks across San Diego Bay, Calif., on Sept. 11, 2006 from onboard his ship, the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76). RONALD REAGAN is currently pier-side at Naval Station North Island performing routine maintenance in preparation for upcoming carrier qualifications. In the background is an American flag flying at half-mast to commemorate the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in the U.S. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications SPECIALIST 3rd Class (SW) Marc Rockwell-Pate) (Released)

The U.S. Navy Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) transits San Diego, Calif., bay on Jan. 27, 2007. The REAGAN and attached ships of the REAGAN Carrier Strike Group surge deployed to the 7th Fleet area of operations from Naval Station North Island. (U.S. Navy PHOTO by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class Aaron Burden) (Released)

The U.S. Navy Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) transits San Diego, Calif., bay on Jan. 27, 2007. The REAGAN and attached ships of the REAGAN Carrier Strike Group surge deployed to the 7th Fleet area of operations from Naval Station North Island. (U.S. Navy PHOTO by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class Aaron Burden) (Released)

The U.S. Navy Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) transits San Diego, Calif., bay on Jan. 27, 2007. The REAGAN and attached ships of the REAGAN Carrier Strike Group surge deployed to the 7th Fleet area of operations from Naval Station North Island. (U.S. Navy PHOTO by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class Aaron Burden) (Released)

Local news media interview a Sailor and his family in the early morning hours aboard Naval Station North Island, as the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan prepares for deployment.

U.S. Navy Local San Diego, Calif., news media interview the Commanding Officer (CO) of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76), CAPT. Terry B. Kraft, on the morning of the ship's scheduled departure on a surge deployment, Jan. 27, 2007. The RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) and attached ships of the REAGAN Carrier Strike Group (CSG) surge deployed to the 7th Fleet Area of Operations from Naval Station North Island. (U.S. Navy PHOTO by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class Christopher Blachly) (Released)

Local news media interview a U.S. Navy Sailor and his family in the early morning hours at Naval Station North Island, as the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) prepares for deployment from San Diego, Calif., on Jan. 27, 2007. (U.S. Navy PHOTO by Mass Communication SPECIALIST SEAMAN Kathleen Gorby) (Released)

In he early morning hours on board Naval Station North Island, a Sailor embraces his spouse before boarding the Nimitz-class aircraft USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) for deployment.

A U.S. Navy Sailor embraces a loved one during the early morning hours before boarding the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) for deployment at San Diego, on Jan. 27, 2007. The REAGAN and attached ships of the REAGAN Carrier Strike Group (CSG) surge deployed to the 7th Fleet area of operations from Naval Station North Island. (U.S. Navy PHOTO by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class Dominique M. Lasco) (Released)

At Naval Station North Island, a plane captain from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 85 launches an MH-60S Seahawk to conduct operations in support of the California Department of Forestry's efforts in combating the San Diego wildfires.

Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Amanda Beaver, of St. Louis, moves her belongings from her barracks room at Naval Station North Island to USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) to give evacuees from San Diego County a place to stay.

Storekeeper Seaman Cristina Aaraosflores moves her belongings from her barracks room at Naval Station North Island to USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) to give evacuees from San Diego County a place to stay.

Aviation Electronics Technician 3rd Class Ross Stowers, from Grove City, Ohio, reunites with his with and daughter after the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) moors pier side at Naval Station North Island.

Master Chief Bret Joel, command master chief of the

Aviation Warfare Systems Operator 2nd Class David Scott, from Stanwood, Wash. assigned to the

Chief Aviation Warfare Systems Operator Michael Ousley embraces his daughter after the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) moors pier side at Naval Station North Island.

Culinary Specialist Seaman Tour'e Burt embraces his newborn child upon his return to Naval Station North Island.

The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) moors at Naval Station North Island.

The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) is moored pier side at Naval Station North Island.

Sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) begin the running portion of the spring 2019 physical readiness test at Naval Station North Island.