The USS Ronald Reagan, the U.S. Navy's newest nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, arrived at Hong Kong
waters Saturday morning for port call in Hong Kong.
Many of the crew members are looking forward to touring the Disneyland, the Peak Park and shopping, Rear Admiral Michael H. Miller, Commander of the Carrier Strike Group, told reporters aboard the ship.
They will spend more than 30 million HK dollars (about 3.8 million U.S. dollars) during their short stay in Hong Kong, Rear Admiral Miller said.
More than 6,000 officers and personnel aboard the carrier and three other ships would participate in charity programs and other friendship-building activities during their stay in Hong Kong, according to Rear Admiral Miller.
However, Rear Admiral Miller held his lips when asked what the mission was for the USS Ronald Reagan and its support vessels in Hong Kong and how long it would stay.