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VPOTUS pool report 1 - USS Ronald Reagan - Yokosuka
Andrew Beatty • Agence France-Presse
April 19, 2017: 09:11 AM


At 9:02 the ship bell signaled that VPOTUS came aboard the USS Ronald Reagan -- a Nimitz class aircraft carrier currently undergoing scheduled maintenance at its home port of Yokosuka. We are told the VP heloed to an LZ nearby and then motorcaded over.

The USS Reagan is part of the 7th Fleet. It serves as... ahem... the anchor of Carrier Strike Group Five.

At moment later VPOTUS entered the ceremonial quarterdeck of the carrier, where your pool was preset. He was piped aboard by the honors boatswain, walked through two flanks of four side boys -- eight total --and was greeted by ship Captain Buzz Donnelly.

"What a great honor to be here we appreciate your leadership" VPOTUS said.

"I spoke to the president and he wishes he were here" he added before introducing his wife and two daughters.

The quarterdeck housed a metal seven foot statue of the Gipper and a two foot bust, state flags and assorted navy memorabilia. On the floor was a woven rug with an insignia of the ship and the words "Peace through strength."

The pool is now moving to another pre-set position.



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