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USS Ronald Reagan to return with crew of 2,500 to Coronado

 

Last updated 3/19/2013 at Noon



SAN DIEGO - The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan will return to its home port of Coronado on Thursday evening following more than one year of major maintenance in Bremerton, Wash., the Navy announced today.

The Navy said the vessel and its crew of 2,500 spent 14 months at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility. Many of the sailors brought their families with them to Washington state, but around 600 left their loved ones behind in San Diego.

''We're absolutely thrilled to be going back to Southern California,'' said Capt. Thom Burke, the ship's commanding of...



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