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  • 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 […]

  • 5 May 2014
    Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) was certified ready for sea after successfully completing Crew Certification Phases II and III, May 2.   Crew Certification is a five-day process where the Immediate Superior in Command (ISIC) ensures a ship is ready to proceed safely to sea with a trained and […]

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

    The aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) arrived in the U.S. 4th Fleet area of operations to begin the Southern Seas 2015 deployment and participate in UNITAS 2015, from late Sept. to mid Dec. 2015. George Washington, Carrier Strike Group 9 (CSG9), Carrier Air Wing 2 (CVW-2), USNS Bighorn (T-AO-198), USNS Guadalupe (T-AO-200), USS […]

  • 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 […]

  • 26 November 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s aircraft carrier USS George Washington has arrived in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The USS George Washington Carrier Strike Group is deployed to the waters surrounding Latin America and the Caribbean to conduct the Southern Seas 2015 deployment and take part in the multinational UNITAS naval exercises. The task group will train alongside […]

  • 4 December 2013
    Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) completed its largest replenishment-at-sea (RAS) for the 2013 patrol with Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE 10), Nov. 30. While RAS’s are nothing new to the Sailors aboard George Washington, the ship received nearly 700 pallets of supplies at […]

  • 4 October 2013
    Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, arrived in Busan, Republic of Korea (ROK) for a scheduled port visit, Oct. 4. George Washington departed its forward-operating location of Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, Sept. 13, following the ship’s continued maintenance availability (CMAV) and the fiscal year 2013 […]

  • 5 August 2013
    Training & Education

    Sailors aboard the U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) participated in a community service event (COMSERV) at Brisbane Grammar School (BGS) during the crew’s five-day port visit to Brisbane, Australia, Aug. 1. Twenty-eight Sailors volunteered for the opportunity to mentor 450 students, ranging grades 6 to 8, which included a tour […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 12 November 2014
    Authorities

    The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) welcomed guests from Okinawa, Japan, during a distinguished visitor embark Nov. 11. Leaders from the U.S. Air Force spent Veterans Day learning about aircraft and ship operations aboard a forward-deployed aircraft carrier. Capt. Greg Fenton, George Washington’s commanding officer, said: This was a great opportunity for […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • 30 January 2015
    Authorities

    Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) held a change of command ceremony, January 30. Capt. Greg Fenton was relieved by Capt. Timothy Kuehhas as commanding officer. George Washington’s hangar bay set the stage to recall the crew’s achievements during Fenton’s tenure and for Kuehhas to take the helm as the ship’s new commanding […]

  • 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. […]

  • 27 July 2012
    Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier returned to its forward-operating port at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, July 26, to conclude the first half of its 2012 patrol. USS George Washington (CVN 73) and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, traveled more than 10,800 nautical miles; conducted exercises and operations with the Japan […]

  • 6 May 2015
    Authorities

    Three senior chief petty officers aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) were advanced to the rank of master chief petty officer during a promotion ceremony in the ship’s hangar bay, May 1. Their newly pinned gold-fouled anchors, each with two silver stars distinguish them as master chief petty officers who represent […]

  • 17 October 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The USS George Washington (CVN 73) Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department (AIMD) earned a perfect score on their Aviation Maintenance Inspection (AMI), Oct. 9-11. The Naval Air Forces Aviation Maintenance Management Team (AMMT) evaluated AIMD’s maintenance programs, drill performance, training programs, support equipment and material condition. “We were out of the stratosphere with this inspection,” said […]

  • 19 May 2015
    Authorities

    The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) departed Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, for its patrol of the Indo-Asia-Pacific region as the flagship for the George Washington Carrier Strike Group (GWCSG), May 18. George Washington served as the U.S. Navy’s forward deployed aircraft carrier for seven years and is currently scheduled to conduct a […]

  • 10 June 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, successfully completed a combat operational efficiency (COE) evaluation, June 5. The COE certification, often called the “blue-water” certification, allows the ship and air wing team to launch and recover aircraft without the requirement of a divert […]

  • 14 May 2012
    Training & Education

    USS George Washington (CVN 73) departed Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, May 12 to conduct sea trials in preparation for the ship’s next patrol. George Washington sailed from its Truman Bay pier into open waters to begin a certification process that will ensure the ship, its equipment and crew are ready for extended periods at sea. […]

  • 1 October 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s sixth Nimmitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) is back in the water after Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division completed the dry dock portion of the ship’s refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH). More than 100 million gallons of water was flooded into the dry dock to move George Washington […]

  • 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 […]

  • 18 November 2014
    Authorities

    Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) hosted guests from Iwakuni, Japan, Nov. 17. Rear Adm. John Alexander, commander, Battle Force 7th Fleet and Capt. Greg Fenton, George Washington’s commanding officer hosted 22 visitors who toured the ship and were provided a general orientation of how a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier operates while underway. […]

  • 21 November 2012
    Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier returned from the second half of its 2012 patrol to its homeport of Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan Nov. 20. USS George Washington (CVN 73) and its embarked air wing Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 participated in three joint training exercises with regional partners, visited three Asia-Pacific nations to […]

  • 24 September 2012
    Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier pulled into Guam for a routine, four-day port visit Sept. 21. This marks USS George Washington’s (CVN 73) second visit to Guam since relieving the now decommissioned USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) in 2008, and the first aircraft carrier visit since USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) in 2011. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 1 November 2013
    Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) departed Republic of Singapore after a five-day scheduled port visit, Oct. 31. The Republic of Singapore welcomed more than 5,000 George Washington and embarked staffs’ Sailors to experience its culture, and to share goodwill and friendship between nations. “It’s always a great opportunity for […]