The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) welcomed guests from Okinawa, Japan, during a distinguished visitor embark Nov. 11.
Leaders from the U.S. Air Force spent Veterans Day learning about aircraft and ship operations aboard a forward-deployed aircraft carrier.
Capt. Greg Fenton, George Washington’s commanding officer, said:
This was a great opportunity for some of our fellow service members to visit USS George Washington to see how we conduct operations.
Brig. Gen. James Hecker, commander, 18th wing, Kadena Air Base, Alfred Magleby, Consul General, U.S. Consulate, Naha, and Capt. Michael Michel, commander, Fleet Activities Okinawa were among the 18 guests who visited George Washington.
The distinguished visitors received a comprehensive tour of the ship’s navigation and flag bridges, combat direction center, air operations center, flight deck control, and medical center and observed flight operations on the ship’s flight deck.
George Washington and it’s embarked carrier air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 provide a combat-ready force that protects the collective maritime interests of its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific Region.
Press release, Image: US Navy