Multiple recent incidents pose the risk of escalation into open conflict, the U.S. warns.
China said that long-range bombers were among the aircraft that took part in recent aerial drills over the South China Sea.
China accused the U.S. of trying to sow discord between China and the countries with which it has territorial disputes.
The Trump administration is poised to escalate its actions against China by stepping into a sensitive regional issue.
The last time two carriers were in the South China Sea together was September 2014.
In recent months, the U.S. military has stepped up its freedom of navigation operations in the region.
On Friday an American warship approached the Paracel Islands, an island chain claimed by Beijing in the South China Sea.
All ten members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations will take part in the first Asean-US Maritime Exercise.
The USS Wayne E. Meyer sailed within 12 nautical miles of Fiery Cross and Mischief Reefs in the South China Sea.
The U.S. Navy flew a small group of Philippine generals, officials and journalists to the aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan.
In a letter to VA Secretary Robert Wilkie, Rep. Elaine Luria, D-Va., said the plan was developed with no notice to Congress.
USAA Federal Savings Bank is part of USAA, which has about 13 million military and veteran-affiliated members.
The Army has said they are looking into the soldier’s actions for potential safety violations.
Two senators say the new Army Combat Fitness Test sets unrealistic standards for some soldiers.
The Marine Corps has officially retired the AH-1W Super Cobra helicopter.