Top News of the Week July 29 – August 2, 2013

Top News of the Week July 29 – August 2, 2013

USS George Washington Drops Anchor in Brisbane, Australia

The U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, arrived to Brisbane, Australia, July 29, for its first port visit of its 2013 patrol. 

USS George Washington Hosts Reception in Brisbane, Australia

The U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) hosted a reception in Brisbane, Australia, July 30, after conducting a successful 2013 Talisman Saber (TS 13) exercise. The evening gala was also a celebration of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier’s first visit to Brisbane. 

The Falklands: HMS Argyll Plays Key Role in Exercise Cape Bayonet

HMS Argyll has just completed a very successful 30 day period of exercises and local engagement in the Falkland Islands. Arriving in the South Atlantic on the 1st June she spent 30 days working to a high-tempo programme which included her playing a leading role in Exercise Cape Bayonet.

HMS Dragon Teams Up with USS Nimitz

A Royal Navy warship has been working alongside one of the US Navy’s mighty aircraft carriers in the Gulf of Oman. The Type 45 destroyer HMS Dragon joined the USS Nimitz and her carrier battle group as they conducted maritime security operations and offered support to US forces involved in Operation Enduring Freedom. 

US Warships Transit Strait of Gibraltar

Guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) and guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG 56) transited safely through the Strait of Gibraltar to enter the Mediterranean Sea July 31.

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