Pacific Ocean (Jul. 23, 2004) – The Navy’s newest and most technologically advanced aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), prepares to enter San Diego harbor for a homeporting celebration, welcoming the ship to San Diego, CA, and officially joining the US Pacific Fleet. The celebration will include various dignitaries, including former First Lady Nancy Reagan, members of the Congress, state officials and celebrities. Commanded by Capt. James A. Symonds, the ship was commissioned in July 2003, and is completing a two-month transit around South America to her new homeport. (US Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate Airman Danielle Sosa/RELEASED)

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