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USS GEORGE WASHINGTON   (CVN-73)


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CVN-73 George Washington
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The Atlantic Ocean, Sep. 12, 2001 — An E-2C Hawkeye attached to Carrier Airborne Early Squadron One Two Five (VAW-125) launches from the flight deck of USS George Washington (CVN-73). The Norfolk, Va.-based aircraft carrier was patrolling the coastline off New York City, providing air defenses for the city while waiting for additional tasking from the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class James Virdrine (# 010912-N-7340V-001).

Alex Tatchin
CVN-73 George Washington
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The Atlantic Ocean, Sep. 15, 2001 — An Aviation Boatswain's Mate directs an F/A-18 Hornet from Strike Fighter Squadron Three Four (VFA-34) into launching position on the flight deck of USS George Washington (CVN-73). The carrier was providing air defense to New York City while awaiting tasking from the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) in the aftermath of the World Trade Center and Pentagon terrorist attacks. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Corey Lewis (# 010915-N-2147L-002).

Alex Tatchin
CVN-73 George Washington
NS027341
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The Atlantic Ocean, Nov. 4, 2001 — USS George Washington (CVN-73) makes a speed run in the Atlantic Ocean while conducting carrier qualifications. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Heather Hess (# 011104-N-6747H-002).

Bill Gonyo
CVN-73 George Washington
NS027308
118k The Atlantic Ocean, Jun. 27, 2002 — The nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) transits the Atlantic Ocean as she begins a regularly scheduled six month deployment in support of Operations Enduring Freedom, and Southern Watch. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Summer M. Anderson [020627-N-3653A-002]. USN
CVN-73 George Washington
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USS George Washington (CVN-73) departs Souda Harbor, 8 July 2002, following a four-day port visit to the Hellenic island of Crete. The aircraft carrier was on a scheduled deployment conducting missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Paul Farley (#020708-N-0780F-001).

Alex Tatchin
CVN-73 George Washington
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74k Operation Enduring Freedom, Aug. 19, 2002 — USS George Washington (CVN 73) sails along side the Military Sealift Command ship USNS Supply while conducting a replenishment at sea (UNREP). Supply provides stores, fuel, and other goods to ships in the George Washington battle group. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 1st Class David C. Lloyd. [020819-N-1348L-509]. USN
CVN-73 George Washington
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Operation Enduring Freedom, Aug. 25, 2002 — USS George Washington transits the Arabian Sea during a break in flight operations. The ship and her embarked Carrier Air Wing Seventeen (CVW-17) were on a six-month deployment conducting combat missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Capt. Dana Potts. [020825-N-1955P-001].

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CVN-73 George Washington
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92k Gulf of Oman, Sept. 9, 2002 — USS George Washington (CVN-73) and USS Normandy (CG-60) conduct an underway replenishment (UNREP) with the Military Sealift Command (MSC) ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class David C. Lloyd. [020909-N-1348L-006]. USN
CVN-73 George Washington
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66k Gulf of Oman, Sept. 9, 2002 — The 4˝-acre flight deck of USS George Washington (CVN 73) is seen through the window of a CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter assigned to the "Dragon Whales" of Helicopter Combat Support Squadron Eight (HC-8) as it delivers supplies to the carrier from the fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6). At the same time, Supply, at right, is transferring fuel to the carrier. George Washington, her embarked Carrier Air Wing Seventeen (CVW 17), and her battle group were on a regularly scheduled deployment in support of Operation Southern Watch. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class David C. Lloyd. [020909-N-1348L-061] USN
CVN-73 George Washington
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120k Sep. 28, 2002 — USS George Washington transits the Atlantic Ocean as she and her embarked Carrier Air Wing Seventeen (CVW-17) return from a regularly scheduled deployment, after conducting missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Southern Watch. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Summer M. Anderson (# 020928-N-3653A-001). Bill Gonyo
CVN-73 George Washington
NS027312
80k Nov. 21, 2002 — The view of the George Washington as seen from an F-14 Tomcat fighter aircraft assigned to the "Jolly Rogers" of Fighter Squadron One Zero Three (VF 103), during final approach for an arrested landing on the ship's flight deck. U.S. Navy photo by Capt. Dana Potts. [021121-N-1955P-001]. USN
CVN-73 George Washington
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67k Nov. 27, 2002 — An F-14 Tomcat assigned to the "Jolly Rogers" of Fighter Squadron One Zero Three (VF-103) launches from the flight deck as the aircraft carrier steams through the Mediterranean Sea. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Lindsay Switzer. [021127-N-1280S-002].

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CVN-73 George Washington
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105k Nov. 27, 2002 — USS George Washington steams through the Mediterranean Sea near the end of a regularly scheduled deployment in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Southern Watch. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Summer M. Anderson. [021127-N-3653A-003]. USN
CVN-73 George Washington
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75k Jan. 27, 2003 — An SH-60 Sea Hawk assigned to the "Emerald Knights" of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Seven Five (HS-75) flies over the aircraft carrier, off the Atlantic coast. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Summer M. Anderson. [030127-N-3653A-001]. Bernard A. Cardali, USN,
LST-308, WWII
CVN-73 George Washington
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74k Jan. 31, 2003 — A T-45A Goshawk makes a final approach with tail hook down during an arrested landing on the carrier’s flight deck. The T-45A aircraft, the Navy version of the British Aerospace Hawk, is used for intermediate and advanced portions of the Navy pilot training program for jet carrier aviation and tactical strike missions. The ship was conducting carrier qualifications and training off the Atlantic coast. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Konstandinos Goumenidis (# 030131-N-8213G-001). Alex Tatchin
CVN-73 George Washington
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137k Norfolk, Va., Feb. 25, 2003 — USS George Washington (CVN-73) passes by USS Wisconsin (BB-64), in downtown Norfolk during her transit down the Elizabeth River from Norfolk Naval Station to Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Va. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Summer M. Anderson. [030225-N-3653A-002]. USN
CVN-73 + PC-11
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715k Norfolk, Va., Feb. 25, 2003 — Escorted by USS Whirlwind (PC-11), USS George Washington (CVN-73) passes by downtown Norfolk during her transit down the Elizabeth River from Norfolk Naval Station to Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Va. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Jerry W. Billings (# 030225-N-1743B-001). Bill Gonyo
CVN-73 George Washington
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The Atlantic Ocean, Sep. 11, 2003 — USS George Washington (CVN-73) conducts a replenishment at sea with USNS Kanawha (T-AO 196) in the Atlantic Ocean. The Norfolk, Va.-based nuclear-powered aircraft carrier was conducting carrier qualifications in the Atlantic Ocean. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Joan Kretschmer (# 030911-N-6278K-002).

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CVN-73 George Washington
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80k Hampton Roads, Va., Oct. 16, 2003 — USS George Washington (CVN-73) sails by Fort Monroe in Hampton, Va., out of the Chesapeake Bay as she prepares for a Tailored Ships' Training Availability (TSTA) exercise. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Summer M. Anderson. [031016-N-3653A-001]. USN
CVN-73 George Washington
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Atlantic Ocean, Nov. 30, 2003 — USS George Washington (CVN-73) Carrier Strike Group formation sails in the Atlantic Ocean, while conducting Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) in preparation for their upcoming deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Summer M. Anderson. [031130-N-3653A-002].

Alexandr Tatchin
CVN-73 George Washington
NS027322
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Atlantic Ocean, Nov. 30, 2003 — USS George Washington (CVN-73) sails off the coast of Florida. The Norfolk, Va.-based nuclear powered aircraft carrier was conducting Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) in preparation for deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate Airman Joan Kretschmer. [031130-N-6278K-001].

Alexandr Tatchin
CVN-73 George Washington
NS027323
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Atlantic Ocean, Dec. 9, 2003 — The Norfolk, Va. based nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN-73) underway while conducting Composite Training Unit Exercises (COMPTUEX) in preparation for an upcoming six-month deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Brien Aho. [031209-N-5319A-002].

Alexandr Tatchin
CVN-73 George Washington
NS027324
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Atlantic Ocean, Dec. 10, 2003 — An F-14B Tomcat, from Carrier Air Wing Seven (CVW-7), launches off the flight deck aboard USS George Washington (CVN-73) while the Military Sealift Command (MSC) ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6) steams alongside during a replenishment at sea. The Norfolk, Va.-based nuclear powered aircraft carrier was conducting a Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) in preparation for a six-month deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Summer M. Anderson. [031210-N-3653A-003].

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CVN-73 George Washington
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Jan. 20, 2004 — USS George Washington (CVN-73) sails past the Chesapeake Bay Bridge tunnel into the Atlantic Ocean to start her sixth overseas deployment. The Nimitz-class nuclear powered aircraft carrier was scheduled to relieve USS Enterprise (CVN-65). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate Airman Joan Kretschmer. [040120-N-6278K-001].

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CVN-73 George Washington
NS027326
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Mediterranean Sea, Feb. 6, 2004 — USS George Washington (CVN-73) enters Souda Bay, Crete, Greece for a port call. The Norfolk, Va.-based nuclear powered aircraft carrier was on a scheduled deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Summer M. Anderson. [040206-N-3653A-001].

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CVN-73 George Washington
NS027327
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Persian Gulf, Mar. 24, 2004 — An F-14B Tomcat assigned to the "Red Rippers" of Fighter Squadron One One (VF-11) prepares to make an arrested landing on the flight deck aboard USS George Washington (CVN-73). The Norfolk, Va.-based nuclear powered aircraft carrier was on a scheduled deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate Airman Joan Kretschmer. [040324-N-6278K-139].

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CVN-73 George Washington
NS027328
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Persian Gulf, Apr. 22, 2004 — An F-14B Tomcat launches off one of two steam-powered catapults on the waist aboard USS George Washington (CVN-73). The Norfolk, Va. based aircraft carrier and embarked Carrier Air Wing Seven (CVW-7) were on a regularly scheduled deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Summer M. Anderson (040422-N-3653A-050).

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CVN-73 George Washington
NS027337
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Persian Gulf, June 3, 2004 — The guided missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG-72), top, and the guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG-84), bottom, steam alongside USS George Washington (CVN-73) while participating in a strike group photo, during operations in the Persian Gulf. The Norfolk, Va.-based ships were on a scheduled deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Brien Aho (040603-N-5319A-009).

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CVN-73 George Washington
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Persian Gulf, June 3, 2004 — Aircraft assigned to Carrier Air Wing Seven (CVW-7) embarked aboard USS George Washington (CVN-73) are parked in formation on the flight deck during a strike group photo while operating in the Persian Gulf. The Norfolk, Va. based aircraft carrier was on a scheduled deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Brien Aho (040603-N-5319A-012).

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CVN-73 George Washington
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The Halifax-class frigate Her Majesty's Canadian Ship (HMCS) Toronto (FFH-333) cruises ahead of USS George Washington (CVN-73) during a strike group photo formation while operating in the Arabian Gulf, 3 June 2004. Toronto joined the Norfolk, Va.-based aircraft carrier on a scheduled deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Brien Aho (# 040603-N-5319A-014).

Robert Hurst
CVN-73 George Washington
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USS George Washington (CVN-73), center, and (counterclockwise from right) guided missile destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG-84), Military Sealift Command (MSC) Supply-class fast attack support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6), cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG-72), and Halifax-class frigate Her Majesty's Canadian Ship (HMCS) Toronto (FFH-333) participate in a strike group photo while operating in the Arabian Gulf, 3 June 2004. The Norfolk, Va.-based aircraft carrier was on a scheduled deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Brien Aho (# 040603-N-5319A-008).

Robert Hurst
CVN-73 George Washington
NS027334
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Persian Gulf, June 26, 2004 — An F-14B Tomcat assigned to Carrier Air Wing Seven (CVW-7) launches from the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN-73). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Summer Anderson. [040626-N-3653A-010].

USN
CVN-75, CVN-73 and CVN-65
NS026553
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Naval Station Norfolk, Va., August 27, 2004 — A UH-3H Sea King helicopter assigned to the Search and Rescue (SAR) unit at Naval Air Station Oceana, Va., flies over the aircraft carriers moored at Naval Station Norfolk, Va.; left to right, USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75), USS George Washington (CVN-73), and USS Enterprise (CVN-65). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Anthony M. Koch (# 040827-N-4459K-002).

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CVN-73 George Washington
NS027365
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The Atlantic Ocean, Sep. 13, 2004 — USS George Washington (CVN-73) and USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) conduct an ammunition transfer between ships. George Washington was participating in carrier qualifications off the East Coast of the United States. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Ryan T. O'Connor (# 040913-N-4308O-012).

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CVN-73 George Washington
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Newport News, Va., Jan. 28, 2005 — USS George Washington (CVN-73) arrived at the Newport News shipyard on Jan. 28 for a 10.5-month maintenance availability, which would include dry-docking for approximately seven months. Work would include repair and refurbishment of the hull, sea chests, shafting, propellers and rudders; blasting and coating of numerous tanks; modernization of spaces to support the F/A-18 Super Hornet aircraft equipment and weapons stowage systems; enhancements to crew living areas; scheduled maintenance on propulsion plant systems and repair and inspections on a variety of ship systems.

Photo Courtesy of Northrop Grumman Newport News.
Submitted by Bill Gonyo
CVN-73 George Washington
NS027374
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Newport News, Va., Sep. 1, 2005 — Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) completed the seven-month dry dock portion of work for USS George Washington (CVN-73) maintenance availability. The carrier was moved by tugboats to a shipyard pier on Aug. 31, where she would remain for approximately three months undergoing final work completion and testing. George Washington arrived at Northrop Grumman's Newport News shipyard on Jan. 28 for the 10.5-month maintenance availability.

Photo Courtesy of Northrop Grumman Newport News.
Submitted by Bill Gonyo
CVN-73 George Washington
NS027366
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Newport News, VA, Dec. 15, 2005 — USS George Washington (CVN-73) leaves Northrop Grumman Newport News shipyard to conduct sea trials in the Atlantic Ocean. Carrier sea trials would help determine the ship's material readiness and ability to rejoin the fleet as a fully operational unit. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Michael D. Blackwell (# 051215-N-1045B-134).

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CVN-73 George Washington
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Hampton Roads, VA, Dec. 17, 2005 — After completing sea trials, USS George Washington (CVN-73) returns to her homeport in Norfolk, VA. The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier had just completed a 10.5-month Docked Planned Incremental Availability at the Northrop Grumman Newport News shipyard. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Michael D. Blackwell (# 051217-N-1045B-025).

Chester Morris
CVN-73 George Washington
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Atlantic Ocean, Feb. 6, 2006 — Ammunition is transferred from the flight deck to the ship's hangar bay during ammunition on load operations aboard USS George Washington (CVN-73). The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier was conducting carrier qualifications and shipboard training. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Rex Nelson (# 060206-N-6433N-045).

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CVN-73 George Washington
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Atlantic Ocean, Apr. 10, 2006 — An E-2C Hawkeye assigned to the "Bluetails" of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron One Two One (VAW-121) launches from the flight deck aboard USS George Washington (CVN-73). The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier and her Strike Group were participating in Partnership of the Americas, a maritime training and readiness deployment of the U.S. Naval Forces with Caribbean and Latin American countries in support of U.S. Southern Command's (SOUTHCOM) objectives for enhanced maritime security. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Christopher Stephens (# 060410-N-9621S-005).

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CVN-73 George Washington
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Caribbean Sea, May 11, 2006 — Armada de la República de Colombia (ARC) missile frigates Caldas (FM-52) and Antioquia (FM-53); guided missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG-61); guided missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG-36); and the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN-73) conduct a Group Sail Exercise. The George Washington Carrier Strike Group was participating in Partnership of the Americas, a maritime training and readiness deployment of the U.S. Naval forces with Caribbean and Latin American countries in support of U.S. Southern Command's (SOUTHCOM) objectives for enhanced maritime security. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Michael D. Blackwell II (# 060511-N-1045B-025).

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Sailors participate in 9mm pistol qualifications aboard USS George Washington (CVN-73), in the Atlantic Ocean, 22 July 2006. Then based at Norfolk, Va., the nuclear-powered Nimitz-class aircraft carrier was underway conducting carrier qualifications. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist Seaman Tanner Lange (# 060722-N-4015L-013).

Chester Morris
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Portsmouth, VA, Sep. 28, 2006 — USS George Washington (CVN-73) transits from a wet slip into drydock at Norfolk Naval Shipyard. The Norfolk-based, Nimitz-class aircraft carrier would undergo a Docked Planned Incremental Availability at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jennifer Apsey (# 060928-N-8403A-044).

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Portsmouth, VA, Nov. 10, 2006 — A Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) crane removes the main mast from the island structure of USS George Washington (CVN-73). The Norfolk-based Nimitz-class aircraft carrier was undergoing a $300 million shipyard availability at NNSY. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jennifer Apsey (# 061110-N-8403A-015).

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Portsmouth, VA, Apr. 25, 2007 — As line handlers keep USS George Washington (CVN-73) centered in the dry dock, tugboats assist the carrier move from dry dock to wet slip. The Norfolk-based Nimitz-class aircraft carrier was undergoing Planned Incremental Availability and Docking (PIA+D). The availability would prepare George Washington to relieve USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) as the fleet's forward deployed carrier in 2008. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Peter D. Blair (# 070425-N-5188B-012).

Chester Morris
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Norfolk, VA, Aug. 30, 2007 — USS George Washington (CVN-73) moves into Naval Station Norfolk after completing sea trials. The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier returned to Naval Station Norfolk after four days of sea trials in the Atlantic Ocean and completing an 11-month, $300 million planned incremental availability. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Jon Dasbach (# 070830-N-6854D-008).

Chester Morris
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An F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to the "Puking Dogs" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143, launches off the flight deck of USS George Washington (CVN-73), 18 September 2007. The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier was undergoing carrier qualifications and flight deck certification in the Atlantic Ocean, in preparation for a homeport change to Yokosuka, Japan. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Phillip Pavlovich (# 070918-N-7282P-024).

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Norfolk, Va., October 14, 2007 — Right to left: USS George Washington (CVN-73), USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69), and USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75).

Photo by John Hummel
CVN-73 George Washington
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Atlantic Ocean, March 3, 2008 — A NATO E-3A Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft flies over USS George Washington (CVN-73). The aircraft carrier was participating in Tailored Ships Training Availability and Final Evaluation Problem (TSTA/FEP) before being forward deployed to Yokosuka, Japan. The AWACS is used to provide airborne battle management, surveillance, and weapons control. This was the first time that an AWACS had done a low-approach fly-by over a U.S. naval vessel. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication 2nd Class Specialist Clifford L. H. Davis (# 080303-N-9565D-044).

Chester Morris
Robert M. Cieri
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USS George Washington (CVN-73) departed Naval Station Norfolk for the last time 7 April 2008, bound for her new homeport of Yokosuka, Japan, where she would replace USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) as the only forward-deployed aircraft carrier.

NS027381: U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Clifford L.H. Davis (# 080407-N-9565D-020).

NS027381a: U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Clifford L.H. Davis (# 080407-N-9565D-068).

NS027381b: U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joseph R. Wax (# 080407-N-2570W-307).

Chester Morris
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CVN-73 George Washington
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CVN-73 George Washington + FFG-59 Kauffman
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The guided-missile frigate USS Kauffman (FFG-59) steams alongside USS George Washington (CVN-73) during a refueling at sea in the Pacific Ocean, 18 April 2008. The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier departed Norfolk en route to Yokosuka, Japan, where she would replace the conventionally-powered USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) as the U.S. Navy's only forward-deployed aircraft carrier. U.S. Navy photo by MC3 Ian Schoeneberg (# 080418-N-7047S-001).

Robert M. Cieri
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An F/A-18 Hornet from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 performs an airspeed maneuver over USS George Washington (CVN-73) as crew members and distinguished visitors watch from the flight deck, 20 April 2008, in the Atlantic Ocean. The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier was en route to Yokosuka, Japan, where she would replace the conventionally-powered USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63). US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Clifford L.H. Davis (# 080420-N-9565D-026).

Robert M. Cieri
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Aircraft assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 perform a fly-by maneuver over USS George Washington (CVN-73) as crew members and distinguished visitors watch from the flight deck, 20 April 2008, in the Atlantic Ocean. US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Clifford L.H. Davis (# 080420-N-9565D-069).

Robert M. Cieri
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A Sailor directs a C-2A Greyhound assigned to Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 40 aboard USS George Washington (CVN-73), 29 April 2008, in the Atlantic Ocean. The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier was participating in Partnership of the Americas (POA) 2008, a multinational exercise designed to enhance regional security and interoperability with maritime partners. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ian Schoeneberg (#080429-N-7047S-006).

Robert M. Cieri
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RADM Philip Hart Cullom, commander of the George Washington Carrier Strike Group (left), Ambassador to Chile Paul Simons, and Admiral Don Rodolfo Codina Díaz, Chilean Chief of Naval Operations, participate in a ceremonial cake cutting during a reception in the hangar bay of USS George Washington (CVN-73), Valparaíso, Chile, 15 May 2008. The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier was supporting Partnership of the Americas to implement the U.S. Maritime Strategy to cooperate with South American maritime partners promoting interoperability and trust that will ultimately lead to greater hemispheric security. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Joshua A. Olson (# 080515-N-6236O-038).

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Photo coverage of the fire aboard USS George Washington (CVN-73), Pacific Ocean, 22 May 2008
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USS George Washington (CVN-73) docked at Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, Calif., 7 June 2008, on her way to Pearl Harbor and subsequently Yokosuka, Japan, to replace USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63). Photo taken from the deck of the USS Midway Museum.

Photo by Mary Jane Murray,
submitted by Fulton Recepcion
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USS George Washington (CVN-73) docked at Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, Calif., 9 August 2008.

Richard Miller, BMCS, USNR (Ret.)
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A Sailor assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) stands at parade rest as USS George Washington (CVN-73) departs Naval Air Station North Island, 21 August 2008. George Washington replaced Kitty Hawk as the Navy's only permanently forward-deployed carrier operating from Yokosuka, Japan. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alexia M. Riveracorrea (#080821-N-7029R-028).

Chester Morris
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Ending her 10-plus-year service as the Navy's only forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63), far right, remains moored to the pier as tugboats assist George Washington (CVN-73) depart Naval Air Station North Island, 21 August 2008. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alexia M. Riveracorrea (#080821-N-7029R-045).

Chester Morris
Robert M. Cieri
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The crew of USS George Washington (CVN-73) mans the rails as the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier departs Naval Air Station North Island, 21 August 2008. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Stephanie Tigner (#080821-N-4163T-001).

Chester Morris
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Sailors man the rails of USS George Washington (CVN-73) as she departs Naval Air Station North Island, 21 August 2008. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Stephanie Tigner (#080821-N-4163T-002).

Chester Morris
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An U.S. Coast Guard helicopter escorts USS George Washington (CVN-73) as she departs Naval Air Station North Island, 21 August 2008. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kim McLendon (#080821-N-3446M-660).

Chester Morris
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USS George Washington (CVN-73) heads out to sea after departing Naval Air Station North Island, 21 August 2008. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Stephanie Tigner (#080821-N-4163T-004).

Chester Morris
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USS George Washington (CVN-73) transits the Pacific Ocean during carrier flight qualifications, 28 August 2008. The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier was transiting the coast of Southern California conducting her combat operations efficiency evaluation with Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5. George Washington was en route to Yokosuka, Japan, where she would replace USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) as the Navy's only forward deployed aircraft carrier. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist Second Class Clifford L. H. Davis (#080828-N-9565D-061).

Ron Reeves
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Sailors man the rails aboard USS George Washington (CVN-73) as the aircraft carrier pulls into port, Yokosuka, Japan, 3 July 2010, after a three-week underway period, on time to celebrate the 18th anniversary of her commissioning on Independence Day. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Adam K. Thomas (#100703-N-6720T-001).

Bill Gonyo
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USS George Washington (CVN-73) and the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Carl Brashear (T-AKE 7) conduct a replenishment at sea, west of Korean Peninsula, 2 December 2010. The aircraft carrier had recently completed a training exercise with the Republic of Korea Navy. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Charles Oki (# 101202-N-2013O-224).

Ron Reeves
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USS George Washington (CVN-73) transits the East China Sea, 6 December 2010. The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier was participating in Keen Sword 2010 with the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force through 10 December. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Casey H. Kyhl (# 101206-N-5538K-395).

USN
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Tugboats assist USS George Washington (CVN-73) pull out of Busan, Republic of Korea after a port visit, 3 October 2011. George Washington is the Navy's only full-time forward-deployed aircraft carrier and was on a scheduled patrol. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Erin Devenberg (# 111003-N-DP652-099).

Ron Reeves
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USNS Tippecanoe (T-AOE 199) during an underway replenishment with USS George Washington (CVN-73) in the Philippine Sea, 18 July 2012. The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, forward deployed to Yokosuka, Japan, was underway in the U.S. 7th Fleet Area Of Responsibility. US Navy photo by MC3 Paul Kelly (# 120718-N-TX154-345).

Lee Wahler
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The forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN-73) steams through calm seas near Guam at sunset, 8 September 2012. The Nimitz-class carrier was the centerpiece of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 5, the US Navy's only continuously forward deployed CSG, based out of Yokosuka, Japan. CSG 5 was on a routine Western Pacific patrol. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Paul Kelly (# 120908-N-TX154-095).

RADM Tim Beard, USN (Ret.),
via Bob Haner, YN1, USN (Ret.)
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USS George Washington (CVN-73), left, steams alongside the Philippine navy frigate BRP Gregorio Del Pilar (PF-15) in support of Operation Damayan, in the Philippine Sea, 17 November 2013. The George Washington Strike Group, in coordination with the 3d Marine Expeditionary Brigade was assisting the Philippine government in ongoing relief efforts in response to the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda in the Republic of the Philippines. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Peter Burghart (# 131117-N-XN177-121).

Robert Hurst
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Sailors man the rails on the flight deck of USS George Washington (CVN-73) as the ship returns to Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, 5 December 2013, following her 2013 patrol. The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier and her embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interest of the U.S. and its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ramon G. Go (# 131205-N-GC965-142).

Ron Reeves

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