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HMAS Stalwart Replenishes USS Ronald Reagan At Sea

An MH-60S Sea Hawk, attached to the Golden Falcons of HSC Squadron 12 conducts vertical replenishment between USS Ronald Reagan and HMAS Stalwart [US Navy: by MC3 Gray Gibson]

The US Navy aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) has conducted a replenishment at sea with the Royal Australian Navy’s HMAS Stalwart (A304).

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On Sunday, 20t h November, a replenishment-at-sea (RAS) in the Philippine Sea was conducted by the Royal Australian Navy’s HMAS Stalwart for the US Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier, the USS Ronald Reagan.

The combined vertical replenishment, fuelling-at-sea and connected replenishment marks the first time this class of Royal Australian Navy supply ship has resupplied a US Navy aircraft carrier while operating at sea. Ronald Reagan, the flagship of Carrier Strike Group 5, provides a combat-ready force that protects and defends the United States, and supports Alliances, partnerships and collective maritime interests in the Indo-Pacific region. Prior to the RAS, the aircraft carrier participated in the multinational Exercise KEEN SWORD 2023 off the coast of Japan.

The US Navy’s only forward deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan steams alongside the Royal Australian Navy supply ship, HMAS Stalwart in the Philippine Sea [US Navy: by MC3 Eric Stanton]
An Aviation Ordnanceman Airman prepares to fire a shot line to HMAS Stalwart during a replenishment-at-sea with the USS Ronald Reagan in the Philippine Sea [US Navy: by MC3 Dallas A. Snider]
The USS Ronald Reagan conducts a replenishment-at-sea with HMAS Stalwart in the Philippine Sea, 20 November 2022 [US Navy: by MC3 Dallas A. Snider]
The USS Ronald Reagan conducts a replenishment-at-sea with HMAS Stalwart in the Philippine Sea, 20 November 2022 [US Navy: by MC3 Dallas A. Snider]
The USS Ronald Reagan conducts a replenishment-at-sea with HMAS Stalwart in the Philippine Sea, 20 November 2022 [US Navy: by MC3 Dallas A. Snider]
An MH-60S Sea Hawk, attached to the Golden Falcons of HSC 12 conducts vertical replenishment between the USS Ronald Reagan and HMAS Stalwart during a replenishment-at-sea [US Navy: MCS Evan Mueller]
A US Navy Logistics Specialist (left) assists a Royal Australian Navy sailor attach a pallet of supplies to an MH-60S Sea Hawk during a replenishment with the USS Ronald Reagan [US Navy: MCS Evan Mueller]
A US Navy Senior Chief Boatswain’s Mate talks with Royal Australian Navy sailors aboard HMAS Stalwart during a replenishment with the USS Ronald Reagan [US Navy: MCS Evan Mueller]
USS Ronald Reagan steams in formation with HMAS Stalwart and guided-missile cruiser, USS Chancellorsville in the Philippine Sea 20 November 2022 [US Navy: MC2 Louis Thompson Staats IV]

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