USS George Washington Ready for Deployment

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) completed its Selective Reserve Availability (SRA) period and pre-patrol preparations, May 15.

Prior to departing Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan for its 2015 patrol, George Washington underwent a six-month SRA period and completed dock trials, fast cruise, and four days of sea trials.

George Washington’s crew completed 18,476 jobs, also known as Component Unit (CU) phases, equating to 210,000 man-hours during its SRA period.

George Washington’s crew certification was assessed by the Afloat Training Group who reported 153 fewer discrepancies than last year.

The crew also completed all level-of-knowledge examination requirements on schedule.

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 of the U.S. and its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

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