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USS George Washington Off on Sea Trials

Photo credit USN

After working alongside craftsmen from the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Ship Repair Facility Yokosuka to complete routine maintenance to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, Sailors will now put the ship through a series of tests before going underway. 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. "We're ready to execute sea trials," said Capt. David A. Lausman, George Washington's commanding officer.

Navy Confirms USS George Washington’s Move to Japan

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

USS George Washington Completes Carrier Qualifications

An FA-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Dambusters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 195 launches from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73)

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. "We don't have the luxury of crawl-walk-run in the forward-deployed Navy," said Lt. Eric Alexander, flight deck officer aboard George Washington. According to Alexander, being a part of forward…

USS George Washington Investigation Complete

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73)  U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Michael D. Blackwell II

Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Adm. Robert F. Willard, issued a final endorsement to the investigation of a fire that occurred aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) on May 22. As directed by Adm. Willard, Commander, Naval Air Forces Pacific, Vice Adm. Thomas J. Kilcline, Jr., relieved the Commanding Officer of USS George Washington (CVN 73), Capt. David C. Dykhoff, today due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command and his failure to meet mission requirements and readiness standards. As directed, Kilcline also relieved the George Washington Executive Officer, Capt. David M.

USS George Washington Departs

The aircraft carrier USS George Washington (GW) (CVN 73) with its crew of approximately 3,200 Sailors departed , April 7, to begin its journey to , to replace USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) as the ' only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier. Commanded by Capt. Dave Dykhoff, the carrier will be the flagship for the George Washington Strike Group, commanded by Rear Adm. Phil Cullom and comprised of: Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17; guided-missile frigate USS Kauffman (FFG 59); homeported in Norfolk, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 40 and the guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99); homeported in Mayport, Fla. "Our Sailors, our families and the Navy have put together a tremendous effort to prepare GW for all aspects of this transition…

Eye on the Navy

(Nov. 21, 2009) The aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) transits through the Pacific Ocean with Mt. Fuji in the background. George Washington, the Navy's only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier, is underway supporting security and stability in the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Adam K. Thomas/Released)

USS George Washington Contract Awarded

Northrop Grumman Corporation was awarded a $35.6 million contract from the U.S. Washington (CVN 73). 2005 at the Newport News shipyard. an existing contract awarded last December. Newport News. "Work has been underway for several months. Nimitz-class aircraft built by Northrop Grumman Newport News. launched in 1990 and delivered to the Navy in 1992. displacement of 97,000 tons. It can travel in excess of 30 knots.

USS George Washington Rescues Fishermen off FL Coast

Four people rescued from a burning fishing vessel were treated on board USS George Washington (CVN 73) yesterday (Feb. 2) for mild hypothermia and second degree burns before being taken to medical facilities in Jacksonville, Fla. A fifth victim died, and the cause of his death will be determined by a civilian medical examiner in Jacksonville, Fla. One of the survivors was identified as an U. S. Navy Sailor stationed at Naval Station Mayport, Fla. The four survivors, as well as the remains of the deceased, were flown by C-2A aircraft from USS George Washington (GW) to medical facilities in Jacksonville, Fla., at approximately 3 p.m. (EST). The C-2A aircraft, assigned to the Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 40, is based at Naval Base Norfolk, Va.

Northrop Grumman Awarded $257 Million Contract

has been awarded a $257 million contract from the U.S. work on the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). under the contract awarded in Dec. 2003. sector is the prime contractor for this award. Aircraft Carrier Program at Northrop Grumman Newport News. The George Washington arrived at the Newport News shipyard on Jan. for approximately seven months. inspections on a variety of ship systems. Grumman Newport News. 30 knots. shipyard since it was delivered more than 12 years ago.

USS George Washington in Biggest Ever RAS

GW replenishment at sea: Photo credit USN

The U.S. Navy's aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) completes its largest replenishment-at-sea (RAS) ever with Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE 10). While RAS's are nothing new to the Sailors aboard George Washington, the ship received nearly 700 pallets of supplies at once, three times the amount of a standard RAS. This produced a unique and rare challenge for the Sailors of the ship's supply department. "The biggest…

This Day in Naval History – Jan. 21

1954 - Launching of Nautilus, first nuclear submarine, at Groton, CT 1961 - USS George Washington completes first operational voyage of fleet ballistic missile submarine staying submerged 66 days (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in U.S. Naval History – January 21

1954 - Launching of Nautilus, first nuclear submarine, at Groton, CT 1961 - USS George Washington completes first operational voyage of fleet ballistic missile submarine staying submerged 66 days (Source: Navy News Service)

Northrop Grumman Redelivers USS George Washington

73) to the U.S. availability. capable. and honest communication between 'GW' and the shipyard," said Capt. Garry R. 73). period. aircraft carrier overhauls at Northrop Grumman Newport News. Jan. approximately seven months. plant systems; and repair and inspections on a variety of ship systems.

Aircraft Carrier Assists Sinking Tug

A U.S. nuclear-powered aircraft carrier went to the rescue of a sinking tugboat off the Florida coast, dispatching a repair team that helped pump seven ft. of water from the vessel's hull, the U.S. Military's Southern Command said. It was the second rescue by a U.S. aircraft carrier off Florida's Atlantic coast in three weeks. USS John F. Kennedy rescued eight crewmen of a sinking tug from the Atlantic Ocean in mid-September. USS George Washington responded to a distress call from Norfolk, Virginia-based Coastal Sun, which was taking on water as it towed a barge to Jacksonville, Fla. Two damage control specialists from the carrier were lowered from a helicopter onto the tug's pitching deck along with a submersible pump.

USS George Washington Replaced in Philippine Relief Effort

USS Germantown: Photo USN

Dock landing ships 'USS Ashland' (LSD-48) and 'USS Germantown' (LSD-42) have replaced aircraft carrier 'USS George Washington', in the concerted efforts to extend relief efforts to typhoon victims in the Visayas region of the Philippines. Ashland and Germantown have aboard a combined total of approximately 900 Marines, elements of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, based in Okinawa, Japan. "Having amphibious ships here, along with the 31st MEU, brings more logistical capability and capacity to augment our ongoing relief operations in Visayas…

$10.7M USS George Washington Contract

Earl Industries, Portsmouth, Va., is being awarded a $10,257,000 fixed-price contract for the Planned Incremental Availability of the USS George Washington. Work will be performed in Portsmouth, Va., and is to be completed by August 2003. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The contract was competitively procured via the Internet, with 12 proposals solicited and two offers received. The Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair, U.S. Navy, Portsmouth is the contracting activity (N62678-03-C-3020).

U.S. Navy Hosts Hong Kong Dignitaries

Seaman Alex Snyder, right, explains the functions of the helm on the navigation bridge of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington to Maj. Gen. Chen Weizhan, deputy commander of the People's Liberation Army, Hong Kong Garrison, center, and Col. Li Jiandang, Hong Kong Garrison liaison officer during a distinguished visitor embark. (U.S. Navy photo by Ricardo R. Guzman)

The U.S. Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) hosted Hong Kong government officials and media for a daylight embark, Nov. The 20 representatives visited the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier to gain a general orientation of the ship's mission in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. "We greatly value this visit and hope we can continue to work together as partners," said Rear Adm. Mark Montgomery, commander, Battle Force U.S. 7th Fleet, as he welcomed the guests aboard the ship. Tom Cooney, acting consul general, U.S. Consulate General; and Maj. Gen.

Big Hearted Responses to Philippine Typhoon Disaster

Capt. Disy press conference: Photo credit USN

USS Antietam arrives on scene heralding the arrival of the 'George Washington' carrier strike force wth its immense capabilities, cruise ship operators Carnival Corp. pledge a million US$ and KVH grants free phone calls. Capt. Tom Disy, commanding officer of the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54), speaks to local media about Antietam and the George Washington Carrier Strike Group's plans to provide humanitarian relief to the Republic of Philippines in response to Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda.

Fire Assessment Near Complete

Commander, U.S. Navy officials have nearly completed a comprehensive damage assessment following the shipboard fire aboard George Washington that occurred on May 22 while at sea. The source of the fire has not yet been determined, but the fire was located in a ventilation intake/exhaust trunk that led from the lower decks of the ship to a ventilation port on the ship's outer hull several decks above. In addition to providing a ventilation path for non-critical machinery components that are located below the ship's waterline, the trunk has numerous piping and cabling runs located within it. Damage to USS George Washington is primarily electrical in nature with some associated structural and mechanical repairs required.

This Day in Navy History

Nov. 15: 1882 - LCDR French Chadwick reports to American Legation in London as first Naval Attache. 1942 - Although U.S. lost several ships in Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, Naval Force under Rear Admiral Willlis Lee, USS Washington (BB-56), turns back Japanese transports trying to reinforce Guadalcanal. The Japanese never again try to send large naval forces to Guadalcanal. 1960 - First Fleet Ballistic Missile Submarine, USS George Washington (SSBN-598), leaves Charleston, SC, on initial fleet ballistic missile patrol. [Source: http://www.history.navy.mil]

This Day in U.S. Naval History – November 15

1882 - LCDR French Chadwick reports to American Legation in London as first Naval Attache. 1942 - Although U.S. lost several ships in Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, Naval Force under Rear Admiral Willlis Lee, USS Washington (BB-56), turns back Japanese transports trying to reinforce Guadalcanal. The Japanese never again try to send large naval forces to Guadalcanal. 1960 - First Fleet Ballistic Missile Submarine, USS George Washington (SSBN-598), leaves Charleston, SC, on initial fleet ballistic missile patrol. (Source: Navy News Service)

USS George Washington Gets Underway for Sea Trials

USS George Washington (GW) (CVN 73) left Norfolk Naval Shipyard on Aug. 27 and headed for sea trials. Sea trials, which are expected to be completed later this week, are traditionally the final hurdle for a shipyard maintenance availability and are designed to assess GW’s material readiness and ability to rejoin the fleet as a fully operational unit. Once complete, GW will return to the U.S. 2nd Fleet to commence final operational preparations to relieve USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) as the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier in Japan in 2008. The $300 million, 11-month Planned Incremental Availability plus Docking is expected to be completed on time and within budget. ”Sea trials are really the culmination of a lot of hard work.

This Day in Naval History - April 19

From the Navy News Service 1783 - George Washington proclaims the end of hostilities with . 1861 - President Lincoln orders the blockade of Southern ports from to . 1955 - USS Albany (CG 10) and USS William Wood (DD 715) begin to provide disaster relief to citizens of .

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