USS George Washington Visits Brisbane, Australia
US Navy’s aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) arrived in Brisbane, Australia for a six-day goodwill port visit, June 19.
Crewmembers will have a chance to tour the area, shop, enjoy liberty, and interact with Australian natives while conducting community relations (COMREL) projects and participating in sporting events.
George Washington will host a welcoming reception in its hangar bay and on the flight deck for 350 local guests.
George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, are on patrol in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. George Washington will conduct a hull-swap with the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) later this year after serving seven years as the U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier in Yokosuka, Japan.
Image: US Navy