The USS Ronald Reagan, USS Nimitz and USS Theodore Roosevelt strike groups operated together, marking the first time three American aircraft carriers have trained together since 2007, according to the U.S. Pacific Fleet which released a video of the training on Sunday.
The carriers will conduct several training activities, including air defense drills, sea surveillance and defense air combat, until Tuesday.
“Clearly there’s no big message,” Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday. “This is what we normally do with allies. This is a normal operation of interoperability and working together.”
He added that arranging such joint exercises is often “a scheduling issue.” – Fox News
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