USS Ronald Reagan to Make Port of Call in Busan Next Month

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USS Ronald Reagan in Korea
Gugak Center

Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, the USS Ronald Reagan, will arrive in Busan October 18th as part of a naval parade to take place here during the month.

If you’ve never had a chance to see one of these incredibly huge ships in real life, they are quite a sight to see and well worth a look.

The carrier, along with two F-22 stealth fighters, are part of a large defense exhibition here –the occasional show of force for the folks in the North of course.

“The USS Ronald Reagan will take part in a naval parade that will take place in waters off Busan on Oct. 18 to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the Korean Navy and the nation’s liberation from the Japanese colonial rule,” an official said.

The U.S. also plans to dispatch two destroyers and one cruiser.

The USS Ronald Reagan was commissioned in 2003 and carries more than 80 combat aircraft and as many as 6,000 personnel.

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