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VIDEO: 3 Carriers Now Operating Off the Korean Peninsula with Japanese Ships

The following are photos and video of USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), USS Nimitz (CVN-68) and USS Theodore Roosevelt(CVN-71), along with their escorts and air wings operating off the Korean peninsula on Nov. 12, 2017.

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) and USS Nimitz (CVN-68) and their attached strike groups transit the Western Pacific with ships from the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force. US Navy Photo

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) and USS Nimitz (CVN-68) and their attached strike groups transit the Western Pacific with ships from the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force. US Navy Photo

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) and USS Nimitz (CVN-68) and their attached strike groups transit the Western Pacific with ships from the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force. US Navy Photo

An F/A-18E Super Hornet of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 115 launches from the flight deck of the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) on Nov. 11, 2017. US Navy Photo

Sailors perform flight operations on the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN-68) on Nov. 10, 2017. US Navy Photo

An F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to the Stingers of Strike Fighter Attack Squadron (VFA) 113, launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) in the western Pacific Ocean. US Navy Photo

Sailors perform pre-flight checks on an F/A-18C Hornet, assigned to the Checkerboards of Marine Strike Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 312, on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) in the western Pacific Ocean. US Navy Photo

  • motorcyclerider

    Interested readers should realize the ships of a battle group are normally out of visual contact
    of each other…

    • DaSaint

      Outside of a blast radius…but this is purely for photo/video opps.

      • Curtis Conway

        Dispositions come next.

        • DaSaint

          Wow. Say your 3 HMs KJU!

    • RDF

      I would modify that thought to multiple battle groups operating together are normally out of sight of one another. But many times when I was on the flight deck the small boys of the escort were visible. But sometimes they get sent out to picket or asw.

    • incredulous1

      The group also appears consolidated unless there is a picket further out covering ASW, but then with the 3 CSGs I would expect there to be a total of 6 subs unless a few are sent back to port during the exercise. Guess that’s better left remaining classified these days as hostilities could break out at any time.

    • Henry Williams

      Not necessarily. They will come together for a show the flag like this.

  • Ernest T. Bass

    Steel gray and underway.

    • Henry Williams

      Ernest, it’s actually haze gray and underway

      • Ernest T. Bass

        Thanks. Corrosion on the brain.

        • Henry Williams

          Lol

  • Western

    ‘Merica.

  • John Locke

    Took 7 months but Trumps armada finally showed up. They must have been in Nambia.

    • sferrin

      Want some cheese with that?

      • incredulous1

        “I will sell no” whine “before it’s time.” So to the anitfa resister above, we’re not sure where you have been but in the past 7 months there have been two carriers at times and there has always been at least one carrier. But since you brought up coverage, and as left-wing bloggers are apt to do – this is gross projecting, since it was Obama who purposely left Japan and the region completely uncovered by any carrier this past summer. China had about a 3.5 month window within which they could have really screwed with Japan. You know since we are talking about carrier coverage here…

        • DaSaint

          But we don’t really think that Obama ‘gave’ an order to ‘purposely or maliciously’ leave the region uncovered do we? I mean, do we really think the CIC weighs in on the specific coverage or operation of any given vessel or task group, or do we think that he listens to the recommendations of his SECNAV and CNO and let’s them make those mundane decisions? Based on availability, other mission requirements, maintenance, etc.

          • incredulous1

            welllll, since you asked. I’m sure he would blame on the “make it hurt” sequester program he created. You remember, the one where the BCA required a straight 10% across the board reduction if Congress and the Admin couldn’t agree on a budget. I know what you mean, the CINC/POTUS is only responsible for everything when it’s a Republican in office and Dems can’t be bothered with that stuff. Oh wait, I’m wrong again. Obama did micromanage very minute details in the Sryian civil war and fight against ISIS with absurd rules of engagement that purposely made progress impossible. Now I remember…

          • DaSaint

            I’m still waiting for the carpet bombing and for the sand to glow. Oh wait, can’t do that with Russian troops, airmen, and advisors on the ground.

  • A_TEXAS_GRIZ

    The Sheriff is in town.

  • waveshaper1

    :<) Looks like a US Navy version of a "Bait Ball'. Typically this occurs when ships are forced into a tightly packed formation. It's considered a last-ditch defensive measure when they are threatened by predators. BOLO = Evil Commercial Ships :<)

    • incredulous1

      just curious which anit payroll you might be on. Would it be one of the George Soros teams or the Chicoms themselves.

  • A voice of reason

    What? Where’s the tip of the tip of the tip of the spear, where’s the backbone of the Navy, where’s the Swiss army knife of warships, where’s the ship that is faster than a speeding missile and more agile than a destroyer, where’s that ship that so automated it’ll never take any battle damage and hense ever need a real crew, where’s the ship with the latest and greatest ASW, ASuW, and AAW “modules” ever concieved by man- “bar none” as D would say, where the might ship where no sailor has ever had a hang-nail, where’s the might BATTLE FRIGATE (formally know as the LCS)? Oh that’s right, it’s in the yard again getting it’s Anti-Nork navy module installed…….LOLOLOLOL

    • BlueSky47

      The mightly battle frigate (aka LCS) ran away off to the littorals when it saw the big bad chinese fishing boat come it’s way…

    • muzzleloader

      Post of the day lol

  • Murray

    Hmmm. Carriers leading and ASW escorts astern. So definitely no possibility that a DPRK Romeo, Sang-O or Yono class submarine could be lurking ahead of the carrier fleet then.

  • Zisel Sansanowicz

    To whom it may concern: LCS is not a BATTLE FRIGATE it was neither designed nor built to do that. It has a specific niche in naval warfare that is not being a component part of a Carrier Group.

    • BlueSky47

      i.e. it’s not allowed to play with the grown ups (real navy warships) 😛

    • muzzleloader

      Don’t let Duanne hear you say that lol

  • publius_maximus_III

    They should’ve allowed their “Run Silent, Run Deep” escorts to surface, briefly, alongside those flat-tops for such a rare photo op. God Bless America!

  • Search

    As a civilian, please tell me that these are formations for a photo op.
    With the perpetually threatening NorK megalomaniac sitting there with his fat little finger on a button I hope we would never operationally offer a target set like this for an extended period. Yes I know the odds that their barely 1950s technology could target a slow moving target are likely zero but still 3 carriers et al that closely packed?