MANILA, Philippines – The U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) arrived in Manila for a routine port visit while on patrol in U.S. 7th Fleet, Oct. 14.

This port visit is USS Ronald Reagan’s first visit to Manila and the Republic of the Philippines in three years.

“Every visit we make to the Philippines gives us a chance to celebrate our shared values and mutual security interests that form the foundation of our maritime partnership,” said Rear Adm. Michael Donnelly, commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 5. “This visit helps us reinforce the close ties we have with the people and government and ensure we continue to face challenges together.”

During the port visit, Ronald Reagan will host ship tours while Sailors will have opportunities to explore Philippine culture, cuisine and history.