The Strike Fleet Operating off of the USS George Washington

02/05/2015
02/05/2015: An F/A-18E Super Hornet from the "Royal Maces" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 27 launches from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) during the Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 fly-off. [maxgallery id="72454"] Credit: USS George Washington:11/21/14 George Washington and its embarked air…

The Air Wing at Sea Aboard the USS George Washington

01/25/2015
01/25/2015: Sailors give the signal to raise the integrated catapult control system on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interests…

Talisman Saber 2013

07/23/2013
07/23/2013: In this slideshow, various images of the early phase of the bilateral Aussie-American exercise can be seen. [slidepress gallery='talisman-saber-2013'] The first three photos are credited to: Navy Public Affairs Support Element Japan; The final three photos to USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73):7/18/13 In the first photo, Military Sealift Command's…

USS Carl Vinson Air Ops

07/12/2011
07/12/2011: Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are highlighted; in the future naval real estate will be used to carry the first stealth aircraft which the USN has deployed which in turn will allow multiple variants of F-18s as well as Prowlers and Growlers to be replaced by…

USN in Operation

05/04/2011
[slidepress gallery='usn-in-operation'] Credit: US Navy Visual News Service: 2/19/11 The first photo shows MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopters assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 9 transfering ammunition between the aircraft carriers USS George H.W. Bush and USS Harry S. Truman. The second photo shows amphibious assault vehicle crewman Lance Cpl. Nathan…