The U.S. Navy announced that the USS George Washington
will replace the USS Kitty Hawk as the forward deployed aircraft carrier in the western Pacific, according to a Stars & Stripes report.
The Washington will arrive in Yokosuka, Japan in 2008.
The USS George Washington
was commissioned July 4, 1992. The ship returned from its sixth deployment in July 2004. It deployed to the Mediterranean Sea and Persian Gulf in support of the Global War on Terror.
Source: Stars & Stripes