USS George Washington (CVN 73) Story Archive

Sailor Serves as First Responder  (4 April 2019)
When a fire broke out near the Light Industrial Facility (LIFAC) in Hampton, Virginia Feb. 15, property was at risk, and only one person was around.
This Week in History: Congressional Gold Medals  (4 April 2019)
Beginning in 1775, Boston was the American headquarters of the British army. On March 5, 1776, after months of preparation, Gen. George Washington, commander of the Continental Army, ordered his men to begin bombarding the city.
SAPR: Giving Back Their Voice  (18 April 2019)
According to Vice Adm. Mary Jackson, commander, Navy Installations Command, every Sailor, civilian and family member plays a part in reducing and eliminating sexual assault. Understanding how to recognize opportunities for intervention is vital to stopping unsafe behavior, to include ...
Options for Housing: From Huntington to Hampton  (18 April 2019)
While the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) is undergoing refueling complex overhaul (RCOH), Sailors assigned to George Washington cannot live on the ship. However, the command affords Sailors many alternative housing options throughout the Hampton Roads area.
Tuition Assistance: Helping Sailors Further Their Careers  (18 April 2019)
For many Sailors, higher education was one of the major contributing factors in their decision to join the Navy. The opportunity to receive the Montgomery GI Bill or the Post-9/11 GI Bill gave aspiring service members the potential to fund the pursuit of a degree, and enhance their ...
This Week in History: First Nuclear-Powered Frigate, USS Bainbridge  (18 April 2019)
On April 15, 1961, Bethlehem Steel Company launched the world's first nuclear-powered frigate, USS Bainbridge (DLGN 25/CGN 25), from Fore River Shipyard, Quincy, Massachusetts. Bainbridge was the fourth of five ships, at the time, to bear the name "Bainbridge," in honor of ...
At Sea and Ashore: Damage Controlmen Maintain the Ship  (29 April 2019)
George Washington is currently undergoing RCOH, and many Sailors are doing work that is not what their rate usually requires in order to help the ship complete the overhaul as soon as possible.
Fall of a Tyrant The Death of Osama bin Laden  (29 April 2019)
Nearly a decade later on May 1, 2011, bin Laden was killed by U.S. Navy SEALs, ending his reign of terror forever.
Sexual Health: Empowerment through Information  (29 April 2019)
George Washington's preventative medicine division, a part of the medical department, aims to keep its Sailors informed about their sexual health.
Sailors, Civilians Keep Web Afloat   (29 April 2019)
George Washington's (ADP) division work hand-in-hand with their civilian counterparts to ensure the Spirit of Freedom has a reliable network during RCOH
Military Moms: Matriarchs of Work and Home  (10 May 2019)
USS George Washington (CVN 73) Sailors recognize the unique challenges of a Navy mother.
Unlocking Liberty The Key to the Bastille: Part I  (10 May 2019)
For 419 years, the key to the Bastille prison in Paris stood as a symbol of oppression. Now, it stands as a testament to freedom, democracy, and the continued friendship between two great revolutionary nations
Aviation Boatswain's Mates (Equipment) Recover More than Aircraft  (10 May 2019)
ABs specialize in the launch and recovery of aircraft on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier, in the fueling and fuel systems of aircraft, and in aircraft handling, firefighting, and salvage and rescue operations.

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