‘Material issue’ delays USS Ronald Reagan’s upcoming deployment

May 17, 2018 6:15 am stripes.com
‘Material issue’ delays USS Ronald Reagan’s upcoming deployment

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan – America’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier’s upcoming deployment will be delayed because of a “material issue,” the Navy said Thursday. The USS Ronald Reagan returned to its Yokosuka homeport Thursday after completing a week of pre-deployment sea trials. That same day, the service announced that carrier-landing practice would be delayed, partly to address an issue that arose on the ship over the past week. “USS Ronald…

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