USS George Washington Carries Out Record Breaking FAS
The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) conducted a record breaking fueling-at-sea (FAS) with the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) July 31.
During the evolution, an unprecedented 205,292 gallons of JP-5 was given to Chafee surpassing the previous record of approximately 33,000 gallons delivered by the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) to the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71) in 2010.
George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, were en route to conduct a hull-swap with the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) after serving seven years as the U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier in Yokosuka, Japan.
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