Image of the Day: EA-18G Growler Takes Off from USS GW

Valiant Shield

An EA-18G Growler from the Shadowhawks of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 141 takes off from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73).


George Washington took part in Valiant Shield, U.S.-only exercise integrating an estimated 18,000 Navy, Air Force, Army and Marine Corps personnel, more than 200 aircraft and 19 surface ships, offering real-world joint operational experience to develop capabilities that provide a full range of options to defend U.S. interests and those of its allies and partners.

Press Release, September 23, 2014; Image: U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ricardo R. Guzman