Royal Palm Beach Native Serving Aboard The USS Ronald Reagan

Lt. Jo Cartagena of Royal Palm Beach is currently serving aboard the USS Ronald Reagan. Shown here, Cartagena (left) works on the flight deck of the U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), during flight operations in the Philippine Sea on Nov. 12. Ronald Reagan, the flagship of Carrier Strike Group 5, provides a combat-ready force that protects and defends the United States, and supports alliances, partnerships and collective maritime interests in the Indo-Pacific region. Photo by Eric Stanton/U.S. Navy