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Three aircraft carriers train together near Okinawa as China ramps up pressure on Taiwan
BY ALEX WILSON• STARS AND STRIPES • OCTOBER 4, 2021

https://www.stripes.com/branches/navy/2021-10-04/aircraft-carriers-ronald-reagan-carl-vinson-queen-elizabeth-3120912.html

Three aircraft carriers — two American and one British — were among an armada of 17 warships from six countries that trained together over the weekend in the Philippine Sea.

The USS Ronald Reagan, fresh off its deployment to the Middle East, met the USS Carl Vinson and HMS Queen Elizabeth on Saturday southwest of Okinawa, according to a Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force news release Monday. They were accompanied by other vessels from the United States, Japan, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Netherlands and Canada.

The training, which included air defense, anti-submarine warfare, tactical maneuvers and communication drills, continued through Sunday, the release said.

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The aircraft carriers USS Ronald Reagan, USS Carl Vinson and HMS Queen Elizabeth join the Japanese helicopter destroyer JS Ise in leading vessels from six nations through the Philippine Sea near Okinawa in this undated photo from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force. (JMSDF)

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