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  • 9 January 2012
    Training & Education

    The aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), accompanied by the guided-missile cruiser Cape St. George (CG 71), arrived in Leam Chebang, Thailand, for a port visit, Jan. 6. While in Thailand, strike group Sailors will visit with the people of Thailand, experience the local culture and conduct a series of community service projects (COMSERVs) […]

  • 29 September 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group (CSG) conducted an air defense exercise (ADEX) Sept. 23 – 24, in the training ranges in the Guam operating area. The objective of ADEX was to protect the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) from any simulated airborne threats that the ship may encounter out at sea. This […]

  • 24 May 2011

    The guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) safely transited through the Strait of Gibraltar to enter into the 6th Fleet area of responsibility, May 21. The Strait of Gibraltar is a narrow transit which separates Europe and Africa by only seven miles at its most narrow point, connecting the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea. […]

  • 10 June 2013
    Training & Education

    Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 is currently preparing and training for its upcoming 2013 patrol with the U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). CVW 5, forward-deployed to Naval Air Facility (NAF) Atsugi, Japan, consists of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 102, flying the F/A-18F Super Hornet; VFA 27, VFA 115 and VFA […]

  • 2 September 2014
    Authorities

    Capt. Kent D. Whalen was relieved by Capt. Karl O. Thomas as commanding officer of aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) during a change of command ceremony Sept. 1 off the coast of Hawaii.   Rear Adm. Christopher Grady, Commander, Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group, presided over the ceremony. Before being relieved of command, […]

  • 16 December 2014
    Authorities

    The catapult was ready for launch. The F/A-18E Super Hornet pilot saluted and the aircraft propelled off the flight deck, into the sky. It was a process Capt. Stuart Baker had repeated countless times throughout his 25 years in the U.S. Navy, but today his landing would be different. Today, his landing would make him […]

  • 28 May 2015
    Authorities

    The U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) frocked 225 Sailors to the next pay grade during a frocking ceremony in the ship’s hangar bay, May 26. Twenty-five second class and 84 third class petty officers earned an additional chevron while 116 Sailors earned their very first perched eagle and chevron. George […]

  • 14 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    After an extensive search, the US Navy has ended search and rescue efforts at 5:15 a.m. (+11L) Sept. 14 for the pilot of one of the F/A-18C Hornet aircraft that crashed Sept. 12 approximately 250 nautical miles off the coast of Wake Island.   The pilot assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 94 has been […]

  • 1 September 2015
    Authorities

    After nine years of calling Naval Air Station North Island its homeport, the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) departed San Diego for Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, Aug. 31. The vessel replaced the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) as the U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier and will assume duties in the 7th […]

  • 18 July 2013
    Training & Education

    U.S. and Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Sailors began a series of Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) exercises off the northeast coast of Australia in support of Talisman Saber 2013 (TS 13), July 16. The series of ASW exercises provide the two militaries a chance to flex their capabilities while focusing on improving interoperability and coordination. “To see […]

  • 18 July 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors assigned to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2 arrived in Antalya, Turkey, for a scheduled port visit, July 17. The port visit will provide Sailors the opportunity to experience the Turkish culture and traditions, take tours of the surrounding areas, interact with Turkish citizens […]

  • 27 August 2018
    Authorities

    The US Navy re-established the 2nd Fleet in a ceremony (CVN 77) at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia, Aug. 24. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson presided over the ceremony aboard the nuclear aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush. Vice Adm. Andrew “Woody” Lewis will be in charge of ships, aircraft and landing forces that […]

  • 21 October 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) entered the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations, Oct. 18, after more than five months in U.S. 5th Fleet. While in U.S. 5th Fleet’s theater of operations, McFaul was the lead ballistic missile defense unit for Operation Inherent Resolve, and conducted routine maritime security operations while […]

  • 24 April 2014
    Industry news

    Australia will acquire another 58 F-35A Lightning II aircraft in a major boost to the nation’s air combat capability, Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced in Canberra on April 23.   The additional aircraft will lift the total number of F-35As Australia will acquire to 72, after a previous decision to purchase 14. This will create […]

  • 21 June 2015
    Authorities

    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 […]

  • 27 October 2014
    Authorities

    The George Washington Carrier Strike Group (GWCSG) arrived in Manila, Philippines on 23rd of October for a Goodwill Visit. GWCSG is composed of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) with embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, Arleigh Burke-class destroyers USS Stethem (DDG-63) and USS Mustin (DDG-89) and Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruisers USS Antietam […]

  • 7 October 2014
    Authorities

    Cmdr. Geoffrey P. Bowman relieved Cmdr. Shawn M. Kern as commanding officer of the “Eagles” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 115 during an airborne change of command ceremony in airspace above Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), Sept. 28. Upon returning to the U.S., Kern will assume the duties of director of test […]

  • 21 April 2014
    Training & Education

    Approximately 6,000 Sailors and Marines assigned to the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HST CSG) arrived at their homeports in Norfolk and Mayport, Fla., April 18, following a nine-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operation.   While deployed, HST CSG conducted a full range of operations ranging from maritime […]

  • 30 October 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors stationed aboard forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN) 73 participated in the Philippine military’s inaugural Goodwill games during its five-day port visit, Oct. 26. Sailors were challenged by the Philippine military to play them in one of the Philippines’ favorite pastimes; basketball. “We were looking forward to play in these goodwill games since […]

  • 2 June 2015
    Authorities

    The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) frocked 15 new senior chief petty officers on May 29. The frocking ceremony was a rite of passage to the next pay grade as each senior chief petty officer assumed their new title and responsibilities. Capt. Timothy Kuehhas, George Washington’s commanding officer, introduced the senior chiefs on […]

  • 21 March 2012
    Training & Education

    Throughout the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln’s (CVN 72) deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, Army personnel will be embarked to help coordinate Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2 air support for Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). These U.S. Army ground liaison officers (GLO), assigned to the 4th Battlefield Coordination Detachment (Det.), serve as […]

  • 19 April 2018
    Authorities

    US Navy aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman and ships from its carrier strike group entered the US 6th Fleet area of operations April 18 as part of their deployment to Europe and Africa. The carrier strike group arrived in European waters after getting underway from Naval Station Norfolk on April 11. “We are thrilled to […]

  • 30 June 2014
    Authorities

    Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 2 held a change of command ceremony aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) June 27.   Capt. Fred I. Pyle relieved Capt. Stephen J. Coughlin as commodore of DESRON 2 in a time-honored ceremony on the flight deck of Churchill. “It is an incredible honor to be […]

  • 29 May 2014
    Authorities

    Lt. Chris Denton, a shooter aboard the U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), gives the signal to launch an E/A-18G Growler from the Shadowhawks of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 141 during carrier qualifications.   USS George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, provide a combat-ready force […]

  • 20 December 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) is preparing to take an extended 40-plus-month break for its Refueling Complex Overhaul (RCOH) maintenance period after nearly 25 years of service. Throughout the first 25 years of an aircraft carrier’s life, it goes through several maintenance periods, but never anything to the extreme of an RCOH. […]

  • 9 January 2015
    Training & Education

    With the temperatures dipping into the 20s and wind chills making it feel even colder, Sailors onboard several Navy vessels pulled lines, set sail and moved one step closer to deployment, Jan. 8. Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 4 kicked off the Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) with the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG). COMPTUEX, […]

  • 26 June 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    US Navy’s George Washington Carrier Strike Group (GWCSG) departed Brisbane, Australia, June 24, after a five-day goodwill port visit. During the visit, George Washington held a welcoming reception for Australia’s leaders and local nationals, to include Ambassador John Berry, U.S. Ambassador to Australia; Hugo Llorens, U.S. Consul General; George Brandis, attorney general for Australia; and the […]

  • 29 April 2013
    Training & Education

    Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 5 honored their 69th anniversary with a celebration in the flag mess aboard the U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) April 25. “This is the beginning of a cycle to celebrate the historic series of battles that Carrier Division Five participated in 70 years ago,” said Rear […]

  • 14 July 2015
    Authorities

    The guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut completed a scheduled port visit in Khalifa Port, Abu Dhabi, July 9. While in port, Farragut Sailors used the time to conduct maintenance and shipboard preservation, as well as several morale, welfare and recreation (MWR) events. Farragut is part of the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG), which is composed […]