The Navy’s newest nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan has now been commissioned at Norfolk Naval Yards. The 20-story aircraft carrier will be based in San Diego and will carry 6,000 soldiers and 80 aircraft.
"Quite frankly, there’s not a better name for an aircraft carrier than Ronald Reagan," said the ship’s commanding officer, Capt. Bill Goodwin.
The ship’s motto is "Peace Through Strength", a motto made famous by Reagan during the last decade of Soviet domination of Eastern Europe. The Reagan will continue his mission of ensuring the safety of liberty throughout the world.