The three carriers will be likely together in the drills around Monday.
The four-day military exercise will begin off the east coast of South Korea on Saturday. Eleven Aegis destroyers of the U.S. Navy are also taking part.
The US Navy said yesterday that the three vessels - the USS Ronald Reagan, USS Nimitz and USS Theodore Roosevelt - will conduct "coordinated operations in worldwide waters" in the western Pacific between Saturday and Tuesday.
Also to be mobilized are 11 U.S. Aegis ships and seven South Korean warships, including two Aegis vessels.
During the joint drill, the two countries will practice air operation and artillery strikes, as well as aircraft carrier escorts to test their ability to jointly carry out operations.
Pyongyang detonated its sixth and most powerful nuclear bomb in September after months of ballistic missile tests that riled Washington and its allies Japan and South Korea.
The defense ministry, however, has ruled out the possibility of trilateral military drills with Japan.
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Yonhap said the three aircraft carriers will enter the KTO one by one as the strike groups sail with a certain distance from each other.
It has repeatedly threatened to launch ballistic missiles into the waters around the USA territory of Guam.
"It makes sense for North Korea to come to the table and make a deal that is good for the people of North Korea and for the world", Trump told media at a news conference following a summit with South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in.