George Washington Sailors Share Laughs with Singapore Cheshire Home


Story Number: NNS131031-11Release Date: 10/31/2013 8:25:00 AM
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By Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Chris Cavagnaro

SINGAPORE (NNS) -- Sailors from the U.S. Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) conducted a community service project (COMSERV) at the Singapore Cheshire Home during a goodwill port visit, Oct. 29.

COMSERVs allow Sailors the opportunity to give back to local communities and to learn about the host nation's culture on a personal level.

"It was an extreme pleasure to be able to interact with Cheshire Home residents," said Lt. Brad Adorador, a Cheshire Home COMSERV team leader. "The highlight of the trip was our interaction with the residents; just to see the team give back and be selfless is a great thing."

The Singapore Cheshire Home relishes any opportunity for visitors to spend time with the residents.

"It means a lot to the staff and residents for Sailors to take time out of their day to interact with the people who live here," said Chan Chooi Ling, chairperson of the Cheshire Home Management Committee. "Life can become pretty routine here and it's nice for our residents to share a laugh and interact with George Washington Sailors."

The Singapore Cheshire Home was established in 1957 to provide both long and short-term care, rehabilitation, and recreational activities for the physically disabled.

George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing 5, provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interest of the U.S. and its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.


For more news from USS George Washington (CVN 73), visit www.navy.mil/local/cvn73/.

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