The USS Ronald Reagan was built by Northrop Grumman Newport News in Newport News, Virginia, the only company in the United States with the unique ability to build nuclear powered aircraft carriers.
Ronald Reagan is the 9th Nimitz class aircraft carrier. Being nuclear powered, it can operate for more than 20 years without refueling and is designed to meet the needs of the Navy and our country for 50 years.
Declaration of USS Ronald Reagan Day
During a council meeting on December 13, 2005, Mayor Jeff Comerchero
proclaimed December 13th to be "USS Ronald Reagan Day." The City of
Temecula sincerely thanked the crew of the USS Ronald Reagan for their
generous contribution of volunteer time and man power to improve the
appearance of the Ronald Reagan Sports Park.
“In addition to naming today as ‘USS Ronald Reagan Day,’ I would like
to also proclaim, on behalf of the city, that all Ronald Reagan Sailors
are officially Temecula citizens,” said Mayor Comerchero in a statement
following the initial announcement.