USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), USS Kitty Hawk (CV- 63), and USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN- 72) steam along side each other while participating in a photo exercise (PHOTOEX) for the joint exercise Valiant Shield 2006. The Kitty Hawk Carrier Strike Group participated in Valiant Shield 2006, the largest joint exercise in recent history. Held in the Guam operating area 19-23 June 2006, the exercise involved 28 Naval vessels including three carrier strike groups. Nearly 300 aircraft and approximately 22,000 service members from the Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard also participated in the exercise.
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