USS George Washington (CVN 73)

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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. George Washington and its embarked 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.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Paolo Bayas (Released)  141121-N-TE278-334

PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 21, 2014)1 of 4

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. George Washington and its embarked 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. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Paolo Bayas (Released) 141121-N-TE278-334

Cmdr. David Waidelich, executive officer of  Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 115, greets his children during a homecoming celebration at the Naval Air Facility Atsugi flight line. VAW-115 is returning from a deployment aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73).  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryan G. Greene (Released)  141121-N-EI558-036

NAVAL AIR FACILITY ATSUGI, Japan (Nov. 21, 2014)2 of 4

Cmdr. David Waidelich, executive officer of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 115, greets his children during a homecoming celebration at the Naval Air Facility Atsugi flight line. VAW-115 is returning from a deployment aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryan G. Greene (Released) 141121-N-EI558-036

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) USS Cole (DDG 67) fires its MK 45 5-inch lightweight gun during a pre-action calibration fire exercise. Cole is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Herman (Released)  141118-N-IY142-224

MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Nov. 18, 2014)3 of 4

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) USS Cole (DDG 67) fires its MK 45 5-inch lightweight gun during a pre-action calibration fire exercise. Cole is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Herman (Released) 141118-N-IY142-224

Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Jemarcus Thomas, from Tampa, Fla., lays a 1972 penny on the gravesites of a fallen soldier at the Gettysburg Soldier's National Cemetery. Sailors assigned to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) are in Gettysburg, Pa., to participate in the 151st anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. Abraham Lincoln is undergoing refueling and complex overhaul at Newport News Shipbuilding.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Gary A. Prill (Released)  141119-N-RB564-083

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (Nov. 19, 2014)4 of 4

Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Jemarcus Thomas, from Tampa, Fla., lays a 1972 penny on the gravesites of a fallen soldier at the Gettysburg Soldier's National Cemetery. Sailors assigned to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) are in Gettysburg, Pa., to participate in the 151st anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. Abraham Lincoln is undergoing refueling and complex overhaul at Newport News Shipbuilding. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Gary A. Prill (Released) 141119-N-RB564-083

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George Washington's CO Makes Last Arrested Landing

Capt. Greg Fenton, a native of Grand Ledge, Michigan and commanding officer forward deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), made his last arrested aircraft landing on the ship's flight deck, Nov. 19.

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