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Commander, Carrier Strike Group Seven (CSG-7), Rear Adm. Mike Miller, answers questions from local media about the upcoming deployment of the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group.

ailors aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) hold a line while Chancellorsville takes on fuel during a fueling-at-sea with the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).

Four Sailors carry a fire hose across the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).

Sailors stationed aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) bid farewell to friends and family members.

Sailors man the rail as USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) departs her homeport at Naval Air Station North Island.

Sailors on the flight deck aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) form-up while preparing to man the rails.

Sailors aboard the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) man the rails as she departs her homeport at Naval Air Station North Island.

A crew member assigned to USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) bids a last farewell before deploying from her homeport at Naval Air Station North Island.

Sailors man the rails aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) as the they get underway from their homeport at Naval Air Station North Island.

ailors aboard the Nimitz- class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) assemble on the ship�s flight deck while preparing to man the rail while getting underway.

Sailors aboard the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) man the rails as it departs Naval Air Station North Island.

Airman Eric Enriquez from El Paso, Texas thinks about his family and friends as he prepares to man the rails and get underway aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).

Sailors aboard the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) man the rails as it departs Naval Air Station North Island.

Sailors aboard the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) man the rail as she departs Naval Air Station North Island.

Sailors aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) man the rail as she departs Naval Air Station North Island.

An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Fighting Redcocks of Strike Fighter Squadron Two Two (VFA-22) launches from the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).

Sailors assigned to the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) deck department test the integrity of an anchor chain from the ship�s fo�c�sle, while dropping one of the ship's anchors.

Petty Officer Michelle Shepard from New Orleans, La., repairs minor nicks and scratches on the nosecone of an F/A-18F Super Hornet in the ship�s hangar bay.

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) make a turn after the completion another cycle of flight operations.

USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7), center, is met by the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) for a fueling at sea (FAS) evolution.

USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7), center, provides fuel for the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85).

A pilot stands by at the ready for a signal that it's his turn at the catapult on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).

Sailors assigned to Airborne Early Warning Squadron One One Three (VAW-113) give the thumbs up to signal everything is ready for the launch of an E-2C Hawkeye.

An SH-60F Seahawk lands prior to the beginning of night flight operations aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).

An SH-60F Seahawk lands prior to the beginning of night flight operations aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).

Flight deck personnel standby on the waist catapults on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).

A starboard bow view of the US Navy (USN) Arleigh Burke Class (Flight IIA) Guided Missile Destroyer (Aegis) USS MCCAMPBELL (DDG 85) as it turns away from the USN Arleigh Burke Class (Flight II) Guided Missile Destroyer (Aegis) USS DECATUR (DDG 73), while underway in the Pacific Ocean (POC). Both ships are part of Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group (RRSCG), which is currently underway on a regularly scheduled deployment in support of the Global War On Terrorism (GWTO) (GWTO) (GWOT) and maritime security operations

Prior to an air power demonstration by Carrier Air Wing Fourteen (CVW-14), the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike group (CSG) moves into formation.

Military Sealift Command (MSC) underway replenishment oiler USNS Yukon (T-AO 202) transfers JP-5 to USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during a refueling at sea.

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) sails alongside Military Sealift Command (MSC) underway replenishment oiler USNS Yukon (T-AO 202) during a refueling at sea.

Aircraft fill the hanger bays on board USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) after recently embarking Carrier Air Wing One Four (CVW- 14).

In a flash of steam and fire, an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the �Stingers� of Strike Fighter Squadron One One Three (VFA-113) rockets down the flight deck of USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) after being launched.

A troubleshooter assigned to the

An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Fists of the Fleet of Strike Fighter Squadron Two Five (VFA-25), lands aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) in the rain.

Personnel working on the flight deck of USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) grab their equipment and rush for shelter from an ongoing rain shower.

His trumpet polished to a brilliant shine, Electronics Technician 2nd Class Matthew Rohloff, from Monroe, Wis., plays the role of bugler during a burial at sea held aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).

As the sun rises, officers and chief petty officers on board USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) stand in ranks to pay tribute to two military veterans that were laid to rest in the Pacific Ocean during a burial at sea ceremony.

Following the eight o�clock bells ring signaling the start of the burial at sea ceremony on board USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).

Flight deck personnel get a look at a rainbow after sailing through a rainstorm on board USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).

Sailors assigned to the Eagles of Strike Fighter Squadron One One Five (VFA-115) honor one of their own during a burial at sea ceremony held aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).

Safe from the pouring rain in a Gore-tex jacket, an aviation boatswain's mate (equipment) keeps a watchful eye on the activities on the flight deck aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).

Standing the lookout watch through a rainstorm, Seaman Sarah Hernandez from Fontana, Calif., continues a vigilant watch on board USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).

Sailors assigned to USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) combat systems department push a RIM-7 NATO Sea Sparrow missile into position under a grove crane.

Aviation Structural Mechanic Airman Brian Scott performs a routine wash down on an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the �Fists of the Fleet� of Strike Fighter Squadron Two Five (VFA-25) aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).

Sailors aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) pay close attention to Explosive Ordinance Disposal 1st Class Jon Greco from Hollendale, Miss., as he instructs them on rappelling from the mezzanine in hanger bay one.

Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Jimnett Santos checks food order forms for accuracy in the galley aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).

During a no-fly day, a Sailor takes advantage of the opportunity to run on the flight deck of USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).

Sailors on the flight deck of USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) participate in a mass casualty drill.

Rigging the training aircraft barricade, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) flight deck personnel prepare to catch a simulated aircraft casualty.

A sound-powered phone talker assigned to support a replenishment at sea (RAS) stands in the hanger bay of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).

In the crash and salvage office aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), Sailors erupt as the Indianapolis Colts score a touchdown during a live broadcast of Super Bowl XLI.

Sailors watch Super Bowl XLI in the hangar bay aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).

Sailors assigned to Airborne Early Warning Squadron One One Three (VAW-133) watch Super Bowl XLI in their work center aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).

Just off the flight deck aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), aviation boatswain's mates (Handling) use their time in between launch cycles to watch Super Bowl XLI.

Capt. Terry B. Kraft, commanding officer of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), watches Super Bowl XLI on the bridge.

Wearing his Chicago Bears football attire, Storekeeper 3rd Class Derek Kimes from Freeport, Ill., jumps into the air in celebration of a touchdown while he watches Super Bowl XLI.

Cheers of joy and looks of disbelief paint the faces of Sailors assigned to Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan�s (CVN 76) V-1 division of air department.

Sailors on board USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) run on newly installed treadmills in the mezzanine gym.

Aviation Boatswain's Mate Airman Aaron Chambers, from San Angelo, Texas, works out in the aft gym of USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).

Assistant Navigator Lt. Cmdr. Paul Crawford and Lt. j.g. Kevin Wall discusses cruising speed on the bridge aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).

USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) turns hard to starboard after conducting a fueling at sea (FAS) with USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).

Sailors take a break from their hectic days to catch a movie in the theater in the library aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).

An Aviation Boatswain's Mate watch as an F/A-18C Hornet makes an arrested landing.

An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Eagles of Strike Fighter Squadron One One Five (VFA-115) on the flight deck aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), awaiting the next launch cycle.

A Sailor assigned to deck department aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) ensures the proper tracking of rope being retracted back into Underway Replenishment (UNREP) Station Fifteen following a fueling at sea,

Guided missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) transits the South Pacific while on deployment as part of the USS Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group.

After receiving thousands of gallons of fuel during a fueling at sea (FAS), guided missile destroyer USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60) pulls clear of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).

Cruising along side-by-side while pumping thousands of gallons of fuel, Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and guided missile destroyer USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60) perform a fueling at sea (FAS).

Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Noel Toledo, from San Diego, shapes a dental prosthesis in the dental office aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).

The Military Sealift Command (MSC) combat stores ship USNS Niagara Falls (T-AFS 3) takes her place alongside the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), for an early morning connected replenishment (CONREP).

Hospital Corpsman Earl Deas, from Charlotte, N.C., takes dental X-rays of a Sailor aboard The Nimitz-Class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).

Quartermaster Seaman Brandon Beyer from Highland, N.Y., steers the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during an underway replenishment (UNREP).

On the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), Sailors from the Supply Department keep busy moving pallets of food and mail.

An MH-60S Seahawk Helicopter assigned to the

Quartermaster Seaman Mark Williams from Lubbock, Texas, steers the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) while instructing Quartermaster Seaman Brandon Beyer.

Boatswain�s Mate 3rd Class Ronnie Davis signals how far the pallet is from the rig aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan�s (CVN 76) replenishment station seven.

Military Sealift Command (MSC) fleet replenishment oiler USNS Pecos (T-AO 197) transits alongside the Nimitz-Class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during a scheduled refueling-at-sea (RAS).

Military Sealift Command (MSC) fleet replenishment oiler USNS Pecos (T-AO 197) transits alongside the Nimitz-Class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during a scheduled refueling-at-sea (RAS).

Military Sealift Command (MSC) fleet replenishment oiler USNS Pecos (T-AO 197) transits alongside the Nimitz-Class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during a scheduled refueling-at-sea (RAS).

Upon completion of a vertical replenishment (VERTREP) of ordnance with Military Sealift Command (MSC) ammunition ship USNS Kiska (T-AE 35), aviation ordnancemen on board USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) attach a load.

Senior leadership from the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group and the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) perform a traditional breaking of the taru, or sake container.

Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Issac Cardona from El Paso, Texas, stands by in a forklift ready to move a palette of cargo in hangar bay three of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).

An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Fighting Redcocks of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 22, lands on board USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).

Sailors assigned to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) direct the loading of a Guided Bomb Unit-38 (GBU-38) onto an F/A-18F Super Hornet .

Guided missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) transits the South Pacific while on deployment as part of the USS Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group.

The Nimitz-Class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) conducts an emergency breakaway drill after a replenishment-at-sea (RAS).

Aviation Boatswain�s Mate Equipment Seaman Anthony Munoz from Fresno, Calif., hangs a chief�s flight deck jersey in the laundry room aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).

Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Marco Drake, from Charleston, Ill., performs maintenance on an F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to the Eagles of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 115.

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) transits in the South China Sea on a sunny, clear afternoon.

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) transits in the South China Sea as an F/A-18 Hornet launches off her catapult.

A landing signalman enlisted (LSE) sends hand signals to the pilot of an MH-60S Seahawk.

Standing in the steam of catapult one, an aircraft handler raises his hand to signal that he has control of an aircraft aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).

Aviation Machinist�s Mate Airman Jose Rodriguezlopez from Humacao, Puerto Rico, watches as an aircraft taxies to the steam-powered catapult for launch aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).

Capt. Richard �Rhett� Butler, commander of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 14, makes his 1000th carrier arrested landing aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).

An aircraft handler directs a C-2A Greyhound, assigned to

Walking the fuselage of an F/A-18E Super Hornet, a plane captain assigned to the �Fighting Redcocks� of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 22 inspects the aircraft he is responsible for prior to the commencement of flight operations.

An SH-60F Seahawk, assigned to the

A plane captain, assigned to the �Fighting Redcocks� of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 22, climbs into the cockpit of an F/A-18E Super Hornet on board USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).

Plane captain Aviation Machinist's Mate Airman Rodney Hunter, from Cleveland, Ohio, cleans the canopy and prepares an F/A-18F Super Hornet.

A sailor assigned to Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) ship JS Myoko (DDG 175) peeks out through a porthole in the superstructure to look at Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).