- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 1, 2015

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan has left the San Diego Bay and is making its way to Japan.

The San Diego Union Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1Vt5Y8n ) that the ship departed Monday morning after 11 years in San Diego. It is replacing the carrier George Washington, which is coming back to Virginia for a mid-life overhaul.

The Navy is relocating three of its nuclear-powered aircraft carriers to different home ports. The third, the Virginia-based USS Theodore Roosevelt, left in March for a nine-month deployment in the Middle East. When it returns it will take the Reagan’s place in San Diego.

The George Washington became the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to be home ported in Japan in 2008.


Information from: The San Diego Union-Tribune, https://www.utsandiego.com

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