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  • 28 May 2015
    Authorities

    Adm. Tomohisa Takei, chief of staff, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), visited the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), May 22. Takei received an orientation on flight operations aboard George Washington while strengthening the joint interoperability between the U.S. Navy and JMSDF. Adm. Takei’s visit also allowed him to see the more than […]

  • 18 June 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    US Navy’s aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) conducted its first at-sea group video teleconference (VTC) with Family Readiness Groups (FRG), ombudsmen, and family members of Sailors, June 16. Family members of Sailors from Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and NAS North Island in Coronado, California, were […]

  • 25 May 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 and the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) completed its carrier qualifications (CQ), May 23. CQ allows CVW 5 pilots and George Washington’s flight deck crew to prove accuracy and proficiency in successfully landing and recovering aircraft. According to Lt. Eric Alexander, flight deck officer aboard George Washington, […]

  • 10 March 2014

    The newest Nimitz-Class aircraft carrier of the U.S. Navy USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) arrived in Antalya, Turkey for a scheduled port visit, on March 9.   “This port visit is designed to strengthen maritime security working with our Turkish partners,” the Navy said in a release. Aside to scheduled sight-seeing, George H.W. Bush […]

  • 21 August 2012

    The U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) departed its forward operating location of Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, Aug. 20 to continue its 2012 patrol. Continuing in its fourth patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations since relieving the now decommissioned aircraft carrier, USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), in 2008, […]

  • 17 June 2014
    Authorities

    Guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71) departed Naval Base San Diego June 16 for a deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR).   Cape St. George will participate in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC), the world’s largest international maritime exercise, and then proceed to the 7th Fleet AOR to conduct […]

  • 19 April 2018
    Authorities

    The US Navy is morning the loss of Barbara Bush, ship’s sponsor for the aircraft carrier USS George Washington and former First Lady of the United States and wife of naval aviator and president George H.W. Bush. The American flag flying above both USS George Washington and USS George H.W. Bush were at half-mast on […]

  • 3 April 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) departed its homeport of Norfolk to support carrier qualification (CQ) operations for members of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7, in the Atlantic Ocean, April 1. USS George H.W. Bush Command Master Chief David Carter, said: Going underway keeps […]

  • 2 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) arrived in Guam for a goodwill port visit, Oct. 2. This marks George Washington’s third visit to Guam since relieving the now decommissioned USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) in 2008. George Washington is currently conducting its 2014 patrol in the 7th Fleet area of operations, and […]

  • 22 November 2011
    Training & Education

    Aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), along with embarked squadrons and staffs of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8 and Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 22, arrived in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR), Nov. 20. George H.W. Bush completed five months of combat operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet AOR and was relieved […]

  • 29 June 2012
    Training & Education

    USS George Washington (CVN 73) arrived in Busan, Republic of Korea (ROK) June 27, for a port visit to foster relations with a longstanding ally of the United States. Welcomed on the pier by ROK military members and the ROK Navy Band, George Washington made its first port call of its 2012 patrol and its […]

  • 2 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) departed Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan to patrol the Indo-Asia-Pacific region as the flagship for the George Washington Carrier Stike Group (GWCSG), Sept. 2.   George Washington spent the last month in port conducting a scheduled maintenance period after spending more than two months at […]

  • 8 October 2013
    Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) departed Busan, Republic of Korea (ROK), Oct. 7. The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier’s four-day port visit to “The Land of Morning Calm” fostered goodwill and friendships with a key regional partner. “We have maintained a 60-year relationship with our friends from [ROK] and it has […]

  • 14 June 2011

      George Washington Carrier Strike Group (GWCSG), centered around the Navy’s only full-time forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS George Washington (CVN 73), returned to sea to begin their summer patrol, June 12. “After a six month long maintenance period, George Washington is an [increasingly] modern, state-of-the-art warship,” said George Washington’s commanding officer, Capt. David A. Lausman. […]

  • 26 August 2013
    Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) welcomed more than 1,700 “honorary Sailors” for a friends and family cruise, Aug. 24. The day-long cruise showcased George Washington’s warfighting capabilities and their Sailors’ day-to-day lives underway. “This is comparable to bring your kids to work day,” said Momoyo Harris, George Washington’s Morale […]

  • 26 September 2012
    Training & Education

    The forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) departed Guam after a routine, four-day port visit Sept. 25. George Washington Sailors not only enjoyed some time to relax, but also strengthened relations with Guamanian residents through community service (COMSERV) projects, sporting events and daily ship tours. George Washington’s Command Religious Ministries Department arranged 10 […]

  • 29 June 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors from guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71) took part in a four-day training exercise with the royal navy destroyer HMS Daring (D32) that concluded June 7. The first event between the ships was a weapons exercise. Cape St. George delivered a firepower demonstration firing on several targets at different distances with its […]

  • 19 April 2011

    The forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington will return to Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka April 20. The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier was completing routine maintenance March 11 when the earthquake and tsunami struck northern Honshu. The ship departed Fleet Activities Yokosuka March 21 with 466 civilian contractors and shipyard workers embarked, who continued to conduct scheduled […]

  • 25 August 2014
    Authorities

    An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Valions of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 15 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77).   George H.W. Bush is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77) […]

  • 19 June 2014
    Authorities

    An F/A-18C Hornet, attached to the “Valions” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 15 lands aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77).   George H. W. Bush is on a scheduled deployment supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. USS George H.W. Bush […]

  • 17 June 2014
    Authorities

    The George Washington (CVN 73) Carrier Strike Group (GWCSG) anchored in Victoria Harbor, Hong Kong, for a scheduled port visit, June 16.   “GWCSG Sailors have an amazing opportunity to experience a truly unique port visit,” said Capt. Greg Fenton, commanding officer of George Washington. George Washington departed its forward-operating location of Fleet Activities Yokosuka, […]

  • 16 September 2013
    Training & Education

    The forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) departed Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, Sept. 13, to continue its 2013 patrol of the 7th Fleet area of operations. George Washington has spent the last three weeks in port to conduct a scheduled maintenance period after two months at sea. “George Washington and its crew are […]

  • 27 December 2011
    Training & Education

    Baltic Fleet​ (BF) 79-th Insterburg Guard Infantry Brigade obtained the St. George Colors, reports defense ministry’s official website. The solemn flag-handing ceremony took place in Gusev, Kaliningrad region at BF Coast Guard’s Insterburg Infantry Brigade. The brigade received the St. George Colors and the Presidential Certificate. At the meeting, BF Deputy Commander Vice Admiral Viktor […]

  • 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 […]

  • 16 February 2015
    Equipment & technology

    Aviation Electrician’s Mate Airman Megan Dennis, from Pryor Creek, Okla., performs pre-flight operational checks aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). George H.W. Bush is getting underway to conducting training exercises in the Atlantic Ocean. The vessel is the tenth and final Nimitz-class supercarrier of the United States Navy. Bush ’​s callsign is Avenger, […]

  • 20 February 2014
    Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) was awarded the Commander, Naval Air Forces Carrier Battle Effectiveness Award, or Battle “E”, Feb. 15.   The Battle “E” recognizes sustained superior performance in an operational environment, and sustained continuous readiness throughout the Forward Deployed Naval Forces training plan. “The tremendous mission successes […]

  • 30 July 2013
    Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, arrived to Brisbane, Australia, July 29, for its first port visit of its 2013 patrol. George Washington departed its forward-operating location of Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, June 26, and most recently participated in exercise Talisman Saber (TS) 2013. The […]

  • 10 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71) arrived in Yokosuka, Japan for a goodwill port visit and maintenance availability Oct. 27 to Nov. 3. The ship’s crew of more than 300 Sailors took advantage of liberty experiencing a new culture and visiting historical sites while enjoying food and history in Yokosuka, Yokohama, […]

  • 15 May 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) completed its Selective Reserve Availability (SRA) period and pre-patrol preparations, May 15. Prior to departing Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan for its 2015 patrol, George Washington underwent a six-month SRA period and completed dock trials, fast cruise, and four days of sea trials. George Washington’s crew completed […]