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Aviation Electrician’s Mate 2nd Class Katherine Eads, from Cincinnati, inspects the underside of a F/A-18F Super Hornet attached to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 102 on the flight deck of the Navy’s forward deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). (U.S. Navy photo by MC3 Charles J. Scudella III)
Sailors heave a mooring line on the fantail of the Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), as it moors pier side at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka (CFAY). (U.S. Navy photo by MC2 Brandon Martin)
Capt. Jaime Quejada, left, dental officer of the Navy's forward-deployed aircraft-carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), and Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class (SW) Davondrion Compton, right, from Bunkie, Louisiana, perform the first oral-laser surgery aboard the ship. (U.S. Navy photo by MC2 Nathan Burke)
Lt. Kenyatto Mayes, flight deck officer, talks to U.S. Congressman Jody Hice (R-GA) in flight deck control aboard the Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). (U.S. Navy photo by MC3 Charles Scudella III)
Ronald Reagan and Carl Vinson Strike groups conduct routine operations with JS Hyuga (DDH 181) and other Japanese ships in the international waters of the Western Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by MC3 Kaila Peters)
The USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Strike Groups underway and conducting operations in international waters as part of a three-carrier strike force exercise. The U.S. Navy has patrolled the Indo-Asia Pacific region routinely for more than 70 years promoting regional security, stability and prosperity. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. James Griffin)
Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Preston Suggs, from Kinston, North Carolina stands starboard-aft lookout aboard the Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 6). (U.S. Navy photo by MC2 Nathan Burke)
Sailors attach ordnance to an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Military Sealift Command’s dry cargo and ammunition ship, USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE 10), on the flight deck of the Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), during an ammunition offload. (U.S. Navy photo by MC3 MacAdam Kane Weissman)
Air Traffic Controller 2nd Class Samara Sahra, from Baltimore, monitors helicopter operations in the carrier air traffic control center aboard the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), during carrier qualifications with Carrier Air Wing 5. (U.S. Navy photo by MC2 Janweb B. Lagazo)
Airman Marcus Cabrera, from Miami, fires a messenger line from the flight deck of the Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), to Military Sealift Command’s fleet replenishment oiler, USNS John Ericsson (TA-O 194). (U.S. Navy photo by MC2 Jamal McNeill)
Supply Department Sailors attach cargo to an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Military Sealift Command’s dry cargo and ammunition ship, USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE 10), on the flight deck of the Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), during a replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by MC3 MacAdam Kane Weissman)
The Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), steams along the coast of the Republic of Korea prior to a scheduled port visit in Busan. (U.S. Navy photo by MC3 MacAdam Kane Weissman)

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Mission

To prevail in all operations—from peace to war—as the cornerstone of Carrier Strike Group FIVE’s capability to sustain presence, project power, and to fight and win decisively from the sea.

Vision

We will achieve mission readiness and victory in combat by excelling in the basics. We will maintain the highest standards of professionalism, operational and technical competence, and material readiness. We will show the fortitude and integrity to do what is right and what is necessary, even when it is difficult.

Guiding Principles

Professionalism: Know your job, know yourself, know your equipment, and be ready. “Qualified” is a pre-requisite; “competent” is a requirement. At our pace of operations we need to be solid and grounded in the basics. Know the baseline reference, do not operate off of “tribal knowledge,” have a plan--whether doing maintenance, standing the watch, or going on liberty. Our shipmates, our mission, our ability to win the fight all rely on the focused contribution and individual excellence of each and every one of us.

Integrity: Do what you know is right. Integrity requires fortitude and toughness—it is key to our success. We have to be our own worst critic in maintaining our high standards. Our operational environment is unforgiving and is intolerant of shortcuts, lapses in procedural compliance or self-discipline, or failures to admit mistakes or uncertainty. Understand your responsibilities; show ownership for your actions, your job, and the ship; take pride in your accomplishments; be willing to learn and admit when you need clarification.

Operate as a crew: With Carrier Air Wing FIVE, we form the most effective and agile fighting force in the world. Our capability is built on the individual excellence that each of us brings, but our overall success only comes from our ability to operate as a crew and ship-air wing team. We will innovate, improve, and find new efficiencies by pulling together our diverse experiences and different perspectives, and valuing the input and contributions of our shipmates. Communicate, be positive, constructive, supportive, and look-out for one-another at sea and ashore.

USS RONALD REAGAN is America’s flagship: a visible symbol of America’s commitment to our allies and of our nation’s resolve to maintain international security and stability. We will be ready when needed, where needed to fight and win!

-CAPT. BUZZ DONNELLY, CO, CVN 76