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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

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

    Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, embarked aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), completed an at-sea missile exercise (MISSILEX), June 7. A MISSILEX is conducted annually to meet training and readiness requirements for strike fighter squadrons (VFA). Participating squadrons were the “Eagles” of VFA-115, the “Dambusters” of VFA-195, the “Diamondbacks” of VFA-102, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 13 June 2014
    Authorities

    Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department 2nd Division (IM 2) aboard the U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) helps keep Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 mission ready.   IM 2 division disassembles, repairs, rebuilds and tests specialized jet engines used by CVW aircraft. “We’re basically the ships engine repair shop,” said Aviation Machinist’s […]

  • 25 November 2014
    Industry news

    Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII), hosted a keel-laying ceremony Saturday for the future USS Washington (SSN 787), a Virginia-class submarine named for the Evergreen State. The submarine’s sponsor is Elisabeth Mabus, daughter of Secretary of the US Navy Ray Mabus. Acting as the keel authenticator, during the ceremony she chalked […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 28 May 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy took delivery of USS Washington (SSN 787), the 14th Virginia-class submarine, on May 26. Washington is also the seventh boat in the class built by Huntington Ingalls Industries and the fourth of eight Virginia-class Block III submarines. Washington began construction in September 2011 and will be commissioned later this year in Norfolk, Virginia. […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 24 September 2015
    Authorities

    The aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 23 and ships from the Japanese Training Squadron (JTS) conducted Passing Exercise (PASSEX) Sept. 22. This is the first time this particular Japanese squadron has worked with Washington. During the PASSEX, DESRON 23 and JTS conducted multiple flight operations together. After the flight operations, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • 8 February 2013
    Authorities, Industry news

    Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV), the Honorable Ray Mabus, attended a ship naming ceremony in Seattle at the Port of Seattle in front of guests who included the Governor of the State of Washington, Jay Inslee, Feb. 7. USS Washington (SSN 787) is currently under construction in Newport News, Va. “I am really happy to […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 4 October 2011
    Training & Education

      USS George Washington (CVN 73) welcomed more than 2,600 visitors during an open house event while in port Busan, Republic of Korea Oct. 1. The event was part of the Republic of Korea’s (ROK) “Armed Forces Day” celebration, a day dedicated to recognizing and honoring the military forces of the Republic of Korea, similar […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 23 August 2012
    Training & Education

    Representatives from the Japanese government visited the U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) Aug. 22. The representatives visited the ship to observe the day-to-day operations aboard the Japan-based aircraft carrier to understand the ship’s mission within the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. Yoshihiko Watanabe, a member of the House of […]

  • 7 February 2013
    Training & Education

    A flight deck crash and salvage team from the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) completed refresher training at Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) Feb. 2.  “The week they were here we trained them how to fight flight deck fires, proper crash and salvage procedures and how to safely lift and remove damaged […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]