The USS George Washington Carrier Strike Group (GWCSG) departed Singapore after a four-day, goodwill port visit, June 30.
GWCSG Sailors enjoyed well-deserved liberty, took advantage of various local tours hosted by the ships’ Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR), and participated in 11 community relations (COMREL) projects and other events organized by the ship’s command religious ministries department to strengthen the relationship between the U.S. and Singapore.
George Washington also hosted ship tours for approximately 250 students, Republic of Singapore (ROS) military members and local officials and held a diplomatic reception aboard the ship for more than 350 Singaporian dignitaries. The Honorable Kirk Wagar, U.S. ambassador to Singapore, and Rear Adm. Timothy Lo, fleet commander, ROS navy, were two among many honored guests.
GWCSG includes the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington and its embarked airwing, Carrier Airwing 5, Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruisers USS Antietam (CG 54) and USS Shiloh (CG 67), and the Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyers USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) and USS Kidd (DDG 100).
Press Release, July 02, 2014; Image: US Navy