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  • Congress Questions Plan to Pay for 11-Carrier Navy

    02/17/2014 5:26:36 PM PST · by ClaytonP · 20 replies
    Plans to permanently retire the USS George Washington and bring the Navy’s carrier-fleet total down to 10 are still being debated in ongoing budget deliberations despite reports the White House has scrapped any plans to reduce the carrier total.Some of the uncertainty centers around potential funding for the mid-life refueling for the USS George Washington in the upcoming 2015 budget submission, dollars which may still be uncertain or under review, Capitol Hill and Pentagon sources said.The uncertainty comes amid widespread discussion about whether the Defense Department’s upcoming 2015 budget proposal will remove funding for one aircraft carrier and bring the...
  • On board the gargantuan behemoths of the sea: The USS George Washington

    08/03/2013 4:16:01 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 29 replies
    Courier-Mail (Brisbane) ^ | 3rd August 2013 | Ian McPhedran
    THE steel deck shakes as the steam powered catapult and the deafening roar of 40,000 pounds of jet thrust propels the 20-tonne Hornet strike fighter from zero to 260km/hr and skywards in just two seconds. On maximum afterburner, where fuel is injected into the engines downstream of the turbines creating jets of flame from the exhaust, a Hornet's two engines generate 20,700 pounds of thrust each and every launch from the carrier's flight deck feels and sounds like a mini volcanic eruption. Clouds of steam from the catapult enhances the effect as each sleek fighter plane is flung on its...
  • USS George Washington gaining attention as possible budget casualty

    10/08/2011 3:10:17 PM PDT · by GATOR NAVY · 100 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 7 Oct 11 | Leo Shane III
    WASHINGTON Could the USS George Washington be sunk by budget cuts? A report in Defense News on Thursday, citing anonymous sources, said naval officials are considering decommissioning the nuclear aircraft carrier decades before the end of its scheduled lifespan. Thats the second time this week the 25-year-old behemoth has been mentioned as a potential fiscal casualty. In budget analysis released Tuesday, officials from the Center for New American Security, a Washington, D.C. think tank with close ties to President Barack Obama, listed the early decommissioning of the ship as a way to save up to $7 billion over the...
  • George Washington Strike Group Begins Exercise with Republic of Korea

    11/29/2010 1:58:38 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 6 replies · 1+ views
    U.S. Navy ^ | 11/28/2010 | Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Cheryl Callahan
    The George Washington Carrier Strike Group (GWCSG) entered the waters west of the Korean peninsula to participate in a combined military exercise with the Republic of Korea (ROK) on Nov. 28. The exercise is part of the series announced at the 2 + 2 meetings in July and is scheduled to run until Dec. 1. "While this exercise, which is defensive in nature, has been planned for some time, it underscores the importance of the ROK-U.S. alliance and our collective commitment to regional security and stability," said Rear Adm. Dan Cloyd, Commander, Task Force 70. The purpose of the four-day...
  • U.S. Sends Aircraft Carrier for Joint Exercises With South Korea After Deadly Attack

    11/24/2010 5:41:22 AM PST · by wolfcreek · 32 replies
    FOX ^ | 11.24.2010 | N/A
    A U.S. aircraft carrier strike group set off for Korean waters Wednesday after President Obama pledged America would stand "shoulder to shoulder" with South Korea and stage joint military exercises in response to what the White House branded a provocative, outrageous attack by North Korea on its neighbor.
  • S. Korea, U.S. cancel naval exercise due to G-20 summit: sources

    10/26/2010 2:30:33 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 1 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 10/24/2010 | Yonhap News
    South Korea and the United States have decided not to hold a joint naval drill, which was expected to take place in the Yellow Sea late this month, in consideration of geopolitical conditions ahead of an upcoming Seoul G-20 economic summit, defense sources said Sunday. "For the time being, there will be no joint aircraft carrier strike group exercise that South Korea and the U.S. considered holding late this month," a high-level government source said, requesting anonymity. "A training involving a U.S. aircraft carrier will not be held within this year." The allies initially planned to hold the exercise joined...
  • China: US Aircraft Carrier to Exercise in Yellow Sea (carrier GW to do in-your-face exercise?)

    08/05/2010 11:03:37 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies · 1+ views
    VOA News ^ | 08/05/10 | Al Pessin
    US Aircraft Carrier to Exercise in Yellow Sea Al Pessin | The Pentagon05 August 2010 The Pentagon announced Thursday that the U.S. aircraft carrier George Washington will participate in planned exercises with South Korean forces in the Yellow Sea, between the Korean Peninsula and China. The announcement comes in spite of strong objections from China. Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell made the announcement, saying the carrier's return to the Yellow Sea will be part of the series of U.S.-South Korean air and naval exercises that started late last month east of the peninsula. "They will be taking place in both...
  • U.S.-Korean Defense Leaders Announce Exercise Invincible Spirit

    07/20/2010 6:27:05 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 2 replies
    American Forces Press Service ^ | 7/20/2010 | By Jim Garamone
    The United States and South Korea today announced a series of military exercises designed to send a strong, clear message to North Korea to stop its provocative and warlike acts. Video U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and Republic of Korea National Defense Minister Kim Tae-young released a joint statement on the exercises following meetings here. The first in a series is a combined maritime and air readiness exercise named Invincible Spirit. About 8,000 U.S. and ROK military personnel will participate. The exercise is in response to the unprovoked attack on and sinking of the South Korean frigate Cheonan...
  • US aircraft carrier to arrive in SKorea ahead of drill(Update)

    07/19/2010 9:25:51 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 1 replies ^ | 7/20/2010 |
    The nuclear-powered aircraft - carrier USS George Washington will make a port call in South Korea Wednesday, ahead of a joint naval drill in the East Sea next week. The 97,000-ton ship based in Yokosuka, Japan, will arrive at South Korea's southeastern port city of Busan with some 60 aircrafts, including F-18 Super Hornets, news agency Yonhap said. The report quoting the US military said, three destroyers from the US carrier's strike group, including the USS McCampbell and the USS John S McCain, will also arrive in South Korea on the same day. SKorea and the US have agreed to...
  • USS George Washington to Visit Republic of Korea

    07/18/2010 11:31:46 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 23 replies · 1+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | American Forces Press Service
    USS George Washington, the U.S. Navy's only permanently, forward-deployed aircraft carrier will visit the Korean port of Busan July 21-25, 2010, officials at U.S. Forces Korea announced today. In addition to USS George Washington, three destroyers from its strike group will also visit Korean ports. USS McCampbell and USS John S. McCain will visit Busan, and USS Lassen will visit Chinhae. "The U.S. Navy maintains a robust forward presence in the Asia-Pacific region and the people of the Republic of Korea are our good friends and allies," said George Washington commanding officer Capt. David Lausman. "Our presence here is a...
  • F-22 likely to join military drills with S. Korea: source

    07/18/2010 9:29:30 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 3 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 7/18/2010 | Yonhap News
    The United States may dispatch its high-tech F-22 Raptor stealth fighter to the Korean Peninsula for the upcoming joint military exercises with South Korea aimed at sending a warning message to North Korea for its continued provocative acts, a government source said Sunday. "Chances are high that the F-22 fighter jet will take part in the South Korea-U.S. joint drills to be held in the East Sea within July, in which a U.S. aircraft carrier will also participate," the source said on the condition of anonymity. "The U.S. is considering the F-22's participation in the training."In response to the March...
  • Compromise on drill by U.S., Korea

    07/15/2010 10:06:06 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 2 replies · 1+ views
    JoongAng Ilbo ^ | 7/15/2010 | JoongAng Ilbo
    South Korea and the United States will push ahead with a joint naval exercise to warn North Korea against making attacks on the South, officials in Seoul and Washington said. But a defense ministry official told the JoongAng Ilbo that the two countries have arrived at a compromise to avoid angering China, which objected to the exercise being held in the Yellow Sea near its own territorial waters. We will hold drills in both the Yellow Sea and the East Sea, the official said. In addition, the U.S.S. George Washington, a U.S. Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, will participate in the exercise...
  • U.S. Mulls Year-Round Drills with S.Korea

    07/15/2010 2:54:34 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 2 replies
    The Chosun Ilbo ^ | 7/15/2010 | The Chosun Ilbo
    The U.S. government is apparently debating how to stage joint exercises with South Korea not only this month but all year round as a response to North Korea's torpedo attack on the South Korean Navy corvette Cheonan in March. A diplomatic source in Washington on Tuesday said the U.S. is thinking a lot about these joint exercises "to deliver a clear message to the North." Following the planned joint drill this month, the two countries will further upgrade the Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise, which is staged in August every year, and may also possibly conduct various other kinds of drills....
  • US, South Korean Navies Will Exercise in Yellow Sea Despite Chinese Objections

    07/14/2010 11:10:32 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 2 replies
    Voice of America ^ | 7/13/2010 | Al Pessin/Pentagon
    The United States announced Wednesday that some of the naval exercises planned with South Korean forces will be held in the Yellow Sea, between the Korean Peninsula and China, in spite of Chinese government concerns about the plan. The Pentagon also confirmed for the first time that a U.S. aircraft carrier will be involved in the exercises, but would not say whether the huge ship will participate in the Yellow Sea part of the event. Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell said the United States respects and considers China's views, but will not be deterred from holding the exercises. They were...
  • S. Korea expects joint naval drills with U.S. in July

    07/12/2010 11:33:37 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 1 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 7/13/2010 | Yonhap News
    South Korea's defense ministry said Tuesday it expects to hold joint naval exercises with the United States in July, though an exact date and location of the planned drills have yet to be set. Defense ministry spokesman Won Tae-jae told reporters the two sides are still working on the details of the joint drills, which were originally scheduled for last month to deter any further North Korean provocations in the wake of Pyongyang's deadly sinking of a Seoul warship in March.Still, the date, location and methods have not been decided, but I think it's right to say the South Korea-U.S....
  • SKorea, US plan naval drills after UN actions against NKorea

    07/07/2010 12:56:56 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 5 replies ^ | 7/6/2010 |
    South Korea and the United States will stage large-scale anti-submarine drills in the Yellow Sea after the United Nations takes action against Pyongyang for sinking of the South Korean warship Cheonan, Yonhap news agency said. "The joint drills will be carried out after the U N Security Council takes measure against North Korea," the agency quoting Col. Lee Bung Woo said. The United Statess 97,000-ton USS George Washington, an Aegis-equipped destroyer, and a nuclear-powered submarine are reportedly participating in the joint naval drills and a 4,500-ton destroyer, a submarine and F-15K fighter jets will take part from the South Korean...
  • USS GW completes 'Undersea Warfare Exercise'

    07/07/2010 12:49:52 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 19 replies ^ | 6/30/2010 |
    US and Japanese naval forces have successfully completed the Undersea Warfare Exercise (USWEX) in the western Pacific Ocean. The American nuclear-powered super carrier, USS George Washington (CVN 73) participated in the exercise held from June 21 to 25. The exercise was conducted by elements from Commander, Battle Force 7th Fleet (CTF 70), Commander, Patrol & Reconnaissance Force, 7th Fleet (CTF 72), Commander, Submarine Force, 7th Fleet (CTF 74), Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15 and components from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF). "This year during USWEX we continued to strengthen interoperability between the US Navy and...
  • China to Test Carrier Killing Missile On Fourth of July?

    06/30/2010 11:16:36 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 40 replies · 2+ views
    Defense Tech ^ | 6/30/2010 | Greg Grant
    Chinese media reports that beginning today the People Liberation Army (PLA) will hold six days of military exercises in the East China Sea, a message, analysts say, to the U.S. Navy not to steam its carrier battle groups too close to Chinese shores. While a Chinese military official said the drills are routine, observers say the anti-carrier exercise is intended to pressure the U.S. Navy not to hold joint exercises with the carrier USS George Washington and South Korean ships in the Yellow Sea. Respected China analyst Andrew Erickson says the live fire training aims to demonstrate Chinas ability to...
  • S. Korea, U.S. to decide on naval exercises in step with U.N. action on N. Kor

    06/28/2010 10:49:15 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 1 replies · 1+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 6/28/2010 | Yonhap News
    South Korea and the United States are expected to fix dates for their joint naval exercises after assessing progress in Seoul's diplomatic efforts to rebuke North Korea at the U.N. Security Council, an official here said Monday. The two countries agreed last month to hold the drills after a multinational team of investigators blamed North Korea for torpedoing a South Korean warship, the Cheonan, in the Yellow Sea on March 26. The attack left 46 sailors dead. Seoul has referred the incident to the Security Council, urging its members to punish North Korea. "The dates for the joint exercises are...
  • Korea-US naval drills to begin in late June

    06/19/2010 1:25:13 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 14 replies · 417+ views
    The Korea Times ^ | 6/18/2010 | Jung Sung-ki
    South Korea and the United States have agreed to stage joint naval exercises later this month in the West Sea, an official at the Ministry of National Defense said Friday. Weve decided to stage joint naval drills in the final week of this month, the official said. U.S. warships belonging to the U.S. 7th Fleet, including an aircraft carrier, will join the drills as planned before. The two governments were originally scheduled to hold naval exercises, including a joint anti-submarine drill, in early June in a show of force against possible North Korean provocation in waters near the sea border....
  • U.S. prepares deployment of carrier group to Korea pending Obama's decision

    06/18/2010 8:26:19 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 23 replies · 717+ views
    East-Asia Intel ^ | 6/9/2010 | East-Asia Intel, June 9, 2010 The Obama administration is debating whether to dispatch the aircraft carrier strike group led by the USS George Washington to waters near Korea as a show of force. The strike group would ratchet up pressure on North Korea over its provocative sinking of the South Korean ship Cheonan in March that killed 46 sailors. The carrier strike group would be sent for a joint U.S.-South Korean anti-submarine drill. The drill was put on hold June 4. Officials in the Obama administration are opposing the exercises and the carrier strike group deployment over concerns that the show...
  • Pentagon denies aircraft carrier being deployed to Korean Peninsula (of course)

    06/03/2010 10:44:25 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 27 replies · 700+ views
    CNN ^ | 06/03/2010 | Barbara Starr
    Washington (CNN) -- The Pentagon denied Thursday it has approved sending the aircraft carrier USS George Washington to the Yellow Sea off the Korean Peninsula, where North Korea allegedly sank a South Korean warship in March. Two U.S. military officials said U.S. Forces Korea was expected to make the announcement Thursday. The officials declined to speak on the record because the announcement had not been made. But Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell told CNN, "No carriers are going anywhere near there anytime soon." However, the military officials are planning for the deployment and said they expect it to be announced.
  • US considers sending carrier to Korea

    06/02/2010 1:14:44 PM PDT · by jhpigott · 67 replies · 1,397+ views
    U.S. defense officials say they may deploy the massive aircraft carrier USS George Washington off the Korean Peninsula in the Yellow Sea, where North Korea allegedly sank a South Korean warship. The deployment would be a show of force by the U.S., which has vowed to protect South Korea and is seeking to blunt aggression from North Korea. An international investigation last month blamed North Korea for torpedoing the Cheonan warship in March, killing 46 sailors. U.S. officials, who spoke anonymously because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly, said Wednesday that a final decision on deployment of...
  • US carrier to join S.Korea anti-submarine drill

    06/02/2010 12:24:29 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 35 replies · 672+ views
    AFP via ^ | 6/2/2010 | AFP via
    US aircraft carrier will join a major anti-submarine naval exercise with South Korea next week in a show of strength to North Korea after the sinking of a warship, reports said Wednesday. South Korea, which accuses the North of torpedoing its ship Cheonan in March with the loss of 46 lives, is also mounting a diplomatic drive at the United Nations but indicated it would not seek new sanctions. The USS George Washington will leave its base in the Japanese port of Yokosuka around Saturday and arrive in the Yellow Sea early next week, Yonhap news agency quoted a military...
  • Organizers plan large protests for USS George Washington arrival

    09/24/2008 1:01:08 PM PDT · by GATOR NAVY · 61 replies · 1,579+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 25 Sep 08 | Hana Kusumoto and Allison Batdorff
    TOKYO Groups opposed to Thursdays arrival of the USS George Washington to Yokosuka Naval Base say demonstrations will grow in size and number in upcoming days. "We want to express our opposition to America," Masahiko Goto, a lawyer and leader of a Yokosuka citizens group, said Tuesday. "We want a withdrawal of the deployment." On the day of the ships arrival to its new forward-deployed base, a rally will be held at 6 a.m. at Kannonzaki Park near Uraga station, where protesters can watch the carrier as it approaches, organizers said. Protesters also will embark on boats to follow...
  • Carrier's top officers relieved of duties (on USS George Washington)

    07/31/2008 5:38:17 AM PDT · by xzins · 92 replies · 390+ views ^ | 31 Jul 08
    SAN DIEGO, July 31 (UPI) -- A $70 million fire on the nuclear-powered U.S. aircraft carrier George Washington left its top two officers stripped of their duties, officials said Wednesday. Adm. Robert F. Willard, commander of the Navy's Pacific Fleet, directed the skipper, Capt. David C. Cykhoff, and his executive officer, Capt. David M. Dober, be relieved of their command, Navy Times reported. Dykhoff was fired for "loss of confidence in his ability to command and his failure to meet mission requirements and readiness standards," Navy officials said in a statement. Dober was ousted for "substandard performance." Two months ago,...
  • USS George Washington Investigation Complete, Senior Leadership Relieved

    07/30/2008 7:07:28 PM PDT · by csvset · 15 replies · 593+ views
    US NAVY ^ | 7/30/2008 | Naval Air Forces Public Affairs
    NAVAL STATION NORTH ISLAND, Calif. (NNS) -- 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...
  • Navy says fire damage on USS George Washington to delay Kitty Hawk transition

    06/24/2008 1:14:54 AM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 18 replies · 542+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 6/23/08 | Allison Batdorff
    Fire damage aboard the USS George Washington will delay the swap out with USS Kitty Hawk and may push back the carriers arrival to Japan, the Navy announced. The Kitty Hawk, which left Yokosuka last month for eventual decommissioning in Bremerton, Wash., was to turn over duties to the George Washington this month at Pearl Harbor. The aircraft carrier transfer will now happen in San Diego in August, according to a Navy release. The George Washington is already in San Diego undergoing repairs. A May 22 fire aboard the George Washington damaged electrical cabling and components in about 80 of...
  • George Washington fire delays hull swap

    05/30/2008 5:15:29 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 7 replies · 327+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 6/1/08 | Allison Batdorff and Jeff Schogol
    The USS Kitty Hawk will have to remain in the Pacific longer than initially planned after its replacement, the USS George Washington, was damaged by a recent fire, a Navy official said. The two carriers were to meet in Pearl Harbor next week for a "hull swap," with the newer George Washington taking over for the 47-year-old Kitty Hawk, the oldest active-duty warship in the fleet. About 900 Kitty Hawk sailors and the carriers air wing were expected to transfer to the George Washington. But a fire broke out on the George Washington on May 22, while the carrier was...
  • USS Kitty Hawk, Navy's Oldest Active Ship, Leaves Japan to Be Decommissioned

    05/28/2008 1:57:11 PM PDT · by MissouriConservative · 71 replies · 929+ views
    Fox News ^ | May 28, 2008 | Associated Press
    The oldest active ship in the U.S. Navy, the USS Kitty Hawk aircraft carrier, made its final departure from Japan on Wednesday to be decommissioned after nearly half a century of service. ***** The Kitty Hawk, the last conventionally powered aircraft carrier in the Navy, is to be replaced later this summer by the USS George Washington, a nuclear-powered carrier. The decommissioning date for the ship is set for Jan. 31.
  • Sailor treated for burns after fire on carrier

    05/23/2008 3:39:41 PM PDT · by babyfreep · 53 replies · 173+ views ^ | 5/23/08 | Barbara Starr
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- One sailor was treated for first-degree burns and 23 others for heat stress after a fire on a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier burned for hours, the Navy said Friday. The U.S. Navy described a fire as "serious" aboard the USS George Washington. There were no fatalities on the ship.
  • Nuclear carrier GW on voyage of diplomacy to Japan

    04/05/2008 2:08:19 PM PDT · by GATOR NAVY · 21 replies · 92+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | 4 Apr 08 | Matthew Jones
    NORFOLK When the George Washington ties up in Yokosuka, Japan, in August, it will become the first nuclear-powered carrier based in the only nation ever to be attacked by nuclear weapons. While its departure Monday from the East Coast brings both a sentimental and financial loss, its relocation to the Far East means the ships crew must bring along as much diplomacy as weaponry. What people dont understand they sometimes fear, said Rear Adm. Philip Cullom, commander of the George Washington Strike Group. Sometimes its a matter of articulating the story so that people understand it. The carriers arrival in...
  • Portsmouth Shipyard to Have Three Carriers at Once

    01/22/2006 7:45:33 PM PST · by DYngbld · 109 replies · 2,142+ views
    AP ^ | 22 Jan 2006
    The Norfolk Naval Shipyard, which typically handles just one aircraft carrier at a time, will be home to three carriers at once this fall, said Navy Capt. Joseph Campbell, the yard's commanding officer. The three carriers make up one-quarter of the nation's flattop fleet and are scheduled to be in the yard simultaneously for several weeks. The USS Harry S. Truman arrived at the yard Jan. 9. It will be joined by the USS Theodore Roosevelt in September and the USS George Washington in October. The Truman is scheduled to depart in November.
  • USS George Washington to Replace USS Kitty Hawk as U.S. Navys Forward Deployed Carrier (CONFIRMED)

    12/04/2005 8:34:59 PM PST · by BladeLWS · 31 replies · 1,425+ views
    WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The U.S. Navy announced Dec. 2 that USS George Washington (CVN 73) will replace USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) as the forward-deployed aircraft carrier in the western Pacific and will arrive in Yokosuka, Japan, in 2008. George Washington is currently homeported in Norfolk, Va., and is receiving necessary maintenance and upgrades at Northrop Grumman Newport News Shipbuilding to facilitate this forward deployment. The forward deployment of George Washington will not necessitate a change in the assigned air wing in Japan, nor in the composition of the air wing. Carrier Air Wing 5 will remain the forward-deployed air...
  • Is the Deployment Surge Just an Exercise?

    07/13/2004 12:32:17 PM PDT · by vanderleun · 15 replies · 1,450+ views
    American Digest ^ | July 12,2004 | Gerard Van der Leun
    USS Truman: Out for fun and games? FILE UNDER: 'NO WAY TO DELAY THAT TROUBLE COMING EVERY DAY'USS Harry S. Truman, USS Enterprise Leave Norfolk to Test Navy's Deployment Capabilities (AP) - The USS Harry S. Truman sailed Wednesday- and the USS Enterprise left Thursday - in a test of the Navy's ability to have seven of its 12 carriers away from port simultaneously, a major shift from the way carriers have traditionally been used. The two Norfolk-based carriers are participating in the exercise, dubbed "Summer Pulse 04." "Summer Pulse 04" continues through August, with seven carriers conducting joint exercises...
  • Aboard USS George Washington ~ A Defend America Photo Essay

    06/25/2004 7:01:13 PM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 23 replies · 3,684+ views
    Defend America ^ | June 25, 2004
    Aboard USS George Washington U.S. Navy Seaman Marc Ochoa directs an F-14B Tomcat assigned to the "Red Rippers" of Fighter Squadron 11 onto a catapult on the flight deck aboard USS George Washington, June 18, 2004. The Norfolk, Va.-based nuclear powered aircraft carrier is on a scheduled deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Robert Brooksllllllllllllll U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Juan Solorzano works from photographs to paint a mural depicting various scenes on an elevator door onboard USS George Washington, June 19, 2004. The mural will cover more than 2,500 square feet...
  • Navy to Deploy Carrier Groups to Test Rapid Readiness (Is this odd or what?)

    05/29/2004 1:09:56 PM PDT · by BabaOreally · 194 replies · 1,154+ views
    Navy to Deploy Carrier Groups to Test Rapid Readiness Click here to view this video report. A major exercise soon to be underway will have a large part of the Navy fleet deploying out of Norfolk. WAVY News 10 has learned the Navy is sending seven carrier strike groups out to sea. The exercise is designed to test the Navy's new rapid deployment readiness. Several Norfolk-based carrier strike groups will participate. The USS George Washington is already deployed. Two others, the USS Enterprise and USS Harry S Truman will leave soon. Other carriers involved in the exercise include the USS...
  • Letter from the USS George Washington

    05/28/2004 8:55:54 AM PDT · by cgk · 30 replies · 2,997+ views
    email | 5-26-04 | cgk & a sailor
    Wanted to share this letter with FR. This is an email from one of our 4 adopted sailors/soldiers. thanks for the package. i shared it with a few of the guys in my berthing. we all appericate the gifts alot. i wanted to personaly say thanks and how much i appericate the package. sometimes it does seem like we are out here and no one back home remembers us. when someone like ya'll speak out we all know that we are not forgotten. I am a 20 year vet, retiring next march. i am an electrican by trade but also...
  • Fellowship Breakfast Gives GW Sailors Peace of Mind (+ other recent Navy news)

    05/19/2004 3:38:38 PM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 8 replies · 1,414+ views
    Navy News Stand ^ | May 17, 2004 | Journalist Seaman Kary Favell, USS George Washington Public Affairs
    Fellowship Breakfast Gives GW Sailors Peace of MindStory Number: NNS040517-02Release Date: 5/17/2004 9:59:00 AMBy Journalist Seaman Kary Favell, USS George Washington Public AffairsUSS GEORGE WASHINGTON, At Sea (NNS) -- The Command Religious Ministries Department aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) held a breakfast May 14 in observance of the National Day of Prayer. The day gave Sailors a chance to unwind from their heavy mission loads, and reflect on their blessings in a celebration that dates back 52 years. Observed every first Thursday in May, it has become increasingly popular throughout the United States. Its great to be under...
  • Surface Strike Group Ships Deploy From Norfolk

    05/01/2004 9:27:23 AM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 12 replies · 520+ views
    Navy News Stand ^ | May 1, 2004 | Commander, U.S. 2nd Fleet Public Affairs
    Official U.S. Navy file photo of USS Elrod (FFG 55). Elrod, USS Ramage (DDG 61) and USS Ross (DDG 71) deployed April 30 as a surface strike group in support of the global war on terrorism. View Larger Download HiRes Surface Strike Group Ships Deploy From NorfolkStory Number: NNS040430-12Release Date: 4/30/2004 2:34:00 PMFrom Commander, U.S. 2nd Fleet Public AffairsNORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- More than 1,000 Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyers USS Ramage (DDG 61) and USS Ross (DDG 71), and the guided-missile frigate USS Elrod (FFG 55) departed Naval Station Norfolk April 30, for a Mediterranean Sea...
  • USS George Washingtons Hornets Support Vigilant Resolve

    04/13/2004 3:57:33 PM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 6 replies · 187+ views
    Navy News Stand ^ | April 13, 2004 | Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/Commander, U.S. 5th Fleet Public Affairs
    USS George Washingtons Hornets Support Vigilant ResolveStory Number: NNS040412-04Release Date: 4/12/2004 12:39:00 PMFrom Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/Commander, U.S. 5th Fleet Public AffairsMANAMA, Bahrain (NNS) -- F/A-18 Hornets from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7, flying from the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) in the Arabian Gulf, participated in Operation Vigilant Resolve in April. April 8, one of the Naval Air Station Oceana-based Wildcats from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 131 conducted a 20mm strafing run against an enemy position. Another VFA-131 Hornet dropped two 500-pound GBU-12 laser-guided bombs on another enemy position in Fallujah, Iraq, April...
  • CVW-7 Completes History-Making Missile Shoot

    03/17/2004 11:46:39 AM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 45 replies · 409+ views
    Navy Newsstand ^ | 3/17/2004 11:17:00 AM | Tracey Goff
    USS GEORGE WASHINGTON, At Sea (NNS) -- Launching from USS George Washington's (CVN 73) flight deck on the afternoon of Feb. 25, aircraft from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7 fired 17 live missiles onto a range over the Arabian Sea in two separate waves. The history-making missile exercise took place during a routine deployment for the George Washington Strike Group, deployed in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. The ordnance was delivered by Fighter Squadrons (VF) 11 and 143 flying F-14B Tomcats, and Strike Fighter Squadrons (VFA) 131 and 136 in F/A-18C Hornets. Clearing the way for the...
  • Tiger Let Loose on GW (USS GEORGE WASHINGTON) (with photos)

    03/04/2004 7:21:00 PM PST · by BykrBayb · 26 replies · 385+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | 04 MAR 2004 | Chief Journalist (IUSS) Henry W. Rice, USS George Washington Public Affairs
    Story Number: NNS040304-06 Release Date: 3/4/2004 12:26:00 PM By Chief Journalist (IUSS) Henry W. Rice, USS George Washington Public Affairs ABOARD USS GEORGE WASHINGTON, At Sea (NNS) -- Golf superstars Tiger Woods and Mark OMeara took time in between holes March 3 and visited the crew of USS George Washington (CVN 73) and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7, who were on station in the Arabian Gulf in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. During the little more than an hour they were aboard the ship, Woods and OMeara, who are in the region playing in the Dubai Desert Classic this week,...
  • USS George Washington Joins U.S. 5th Fleet

    02/17/2004 10:07:44 AM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 9 replies · 442+ views
    Navy News Stand ^ | Feb. 17, 2004 | USS George Washington Public Affairs
    USS George Washington Joins U.S. 5th FleetStory Number: NNS040217-01Release Date: 2/17/2004 10:26:00 AM From USS George Washington Public AffairsABOARD USS GEORGE WASHINGTON, At Sea (NNS) -- The USS George Washington (CVN 73) Carrier Strike Group navigated through the Suez Canal from the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea to join forces with the U.S. 5th Fleet Feb. 16. The transit into 5th Fleet places the GW Carrier Strike Group at the tip of the spear in the global war on terrorism, and on a new level of involvement in Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. While assigned to 5th...
  • George Washington Strike Group to Deploy [Jan. 20]

    01/18/2004 12:39:25 PM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 13 replies · 290+ views
    Navy News Stand ^ | Jan. 18, 2004 | U.S. 2nd Fleet Public Affairs
    Official U.S. Navy file photo of USS George Washington (CVN 73) underway. The George Washington Carrier Strike Group will deploy Jan. 20. View Larger Download HiRes George Washington Strike Group to DeployStory Number: NNS040113-05Release Date: 1/13/2004 4:15:00 PM From U.S. 2nd Fleet Public AffairsNORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Nearly 7,600 Sailors will leave their homeport as the USS George Washington (CVN 73) Carrier Strike Group (GWCSG) deploys to the Central Command area of operation Jan. 20 in support of the global war on terrorism. The strike group wrapped up a month-long Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) in mid-December,...
  • Jet approaching carrier crashes in ocean; at least 12 hurt

    09/11/2003 9:36:26 PM PDT · by CVN73 · 139 replies · 1,284+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | 9:50 PM Sep. 11 | MATTHEW DOLAN
    NORFOLK - An arresting wire broke during a fighter jet landing on the George Washington on Thursday afternoon, injuring about a dozen crew members, including five who had to be airlifted off the Norfolk-based aircraft carrier. One crew member was seriously injured, according to Cmdr. Lydia Robertson, spokeswoman for the Naval Air Force Atlantic. Another spokesman for the Navy said none of the injuries was life-threatening, although some of the injured were taken to the Level I trauma unit at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. The F/A-18 Hornet caught the flight deck's No. 4 landing wire, but the jet fell into...
  • US fighter jet crashes into sea

    09/11/2003 3:48:00 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 20 replies · 645+ views ^ | September 12, 2003 | Agence France-Presse
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use.AN F/A-18 Hornet jet fighter crashed into the sea today when a cable snapped as it attempted to land on the aircraft carrier USS George Washington off Virginia, injuring several crew members on the flight deck, a navy official said. Three of the injured crew members were flown to shore for medical treatment, said the official, who asked not to be identified. "The aircraft crashed into the water, and the pilot safely ejected and was immediately recovered," said the official. The mishap occurred at about 4pm local time as the George Washington...
  • Crew injured on aircraft carrier

    09/11/2003 4:17:41 PM PDT · by Braak · 5 replies · 328+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 9/11/03 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Navy says about 12 people injured when jet skids off deck ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 About a dozen crew members on the USS George Washington were injured Thursday when a fighter jet skidded off the deck of the aircraft carrier off the Virginia coast, a Navy spokesman said. THE THREE MOST seriously injured crew members were airlifted to shore for medical treatment, Navy spokesman Mike Maus said. He said he did not have details on how serious their injuries were. An F/A-18 Hornet was landing on the carrier when its gear that catches an arresting cable broke off,...