The super-carrier USS Ronald Reagan pulled into Pearl Harbor
early Wednesday morning after humanitarian efforts in Japan.
On February 2, 2011, the ship launched from San Diego and soon landed in Japan
after the earthquakes and tsunami devastated the country’s coastline. Aboard the carrier are guided-missile cruiser, Chancellorsville, and guided-missile destroyers, Preble and Higgins.
Relief Efforts in Japan
As part of the United States’ relief efforts for Japan, the USS Ronald Reagan was joined by 21 Navy ships, 132 aircraft, and over 15,000 American personnel. Together, they succeeded in delivering over 260 tons of supplies to those affected in Japan.
They landed in Japan on March 13, 2011 to begin humanitarian services.
On April 4, 2011, Japan’s minister of defense, Toshimi Kitazawa, visited the Reagan to thank its crew for their efforts.
“I have never been more encouraged by and proud of the fact that the United States is our ally,” Kitazawa said.