Quartermaster 3rd Class Alex Longo hoists the hotel flag as the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) leaves homeport in S

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SAN DEIGO (Dec. 15, 2010) Quartermaster 3rd Class Alex Longo hoists the hotel flag as the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) leaves homeport in San Diego.  The hotel signal flag is raised to inform other ships that Ronald Reagan has a pilot on board. Ronald Reagan is conducting operations off the coast of Southern California in preparation for an upcoming deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Benjamin C. Jernigan/Released)

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 SAN DEIGO (Dec. 15, 2010) Quartermaster 3rd Class Alex Longo hoists the hotel flag as the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) leaves homeport in San Diego. The hotel signal flag is raised to inform other ships that Ronald Reagan has a pilot on board. Ronald Reagan is conducting operations off the coast of Southern California in preparation for an upcoming deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Benjamin C. Jernigan/Released)