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U.S.S. George Washington

U.S.S. George Washington

Wilson on Board U.S.S. George Washington

Wilson on Board U.S.S. George Washington

U.S.S. George Washington

U.S.S. George Washington

Dr. Cary T. Grayson and Captain Edward McCauley, Jr.

U.S.S. George Washington

U.S.S. George Washington

Wilson Disembarking U.S.S. George Washington

U.S.S. George Washington

Wilson on the Bridge of the U.S.S. George Washington

President Wilson Boarding U.S.S. George Washington

Wilson Disembarking U.S.S. George Washington

Wilson Disembarking U.S.S. George Washington

Wilson on Board U.S.S. George Washington

U.S.S. George Washington

Wilson on the Bridge of the U.S.S. George Washington

Wilson on the Bridge of the U.S.S. George Washington

Dr. Cary T. Grayson and Captain Edward McCauley, Jr.

U.S.S. George Washington

Wilson's Arrival at Brest, France

Wilson's Arrival at Brest, France

U.S.S. George Washington

President Wilson Boarding U.S.S. George Washington

President Wilson Boarding U.S.S. George Washington

U.S.S. George Washington

U.S.S. George Washington

Wilson's Arrival at Brest, France

Dr. Cary T. Grayson and Captain Edward McCauley, Jr.

Right side view of two F14B Tomcat aircraft of Fighter Squadron 143 (VF-143) with tail hooks down in preparation for landing on board the USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN-73) near Puerto Rico

A Navy photographers mate videotapes flight deck operations on board the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier (not shown) USS George Washington (CVN-73) during carrier qualifications off the coast of Florida

Commander Deborah Effemey, USN

Lieutenant Commander C. R. Clifton, USN

Commander Robert Schniedwind, USN

MASTER CHIEF (Aviation Maintenance Administrationman) Arthur Hill, USN

Commander Edward Gardiner, USN

MASTER CHIEF (Aviation Maintenance Administrationman) Daniel Whitehead, USN

Commander Gerard Mauer, Jr., USN

Commander Daryl Johnson, USN

Port side view of the guided missile destroyer USS BARRY (DDG-52) underway as part of the GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN-73) Battle Group

Port bow view (45 degrees off centerline) of the guided missile destroyer USS BARRY (DDG-52) underway as the ship is about to come alongside the USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN-73) (not shown)

Oblique aerial stern-on view of the guided missile destroyer USS BARRY (DDG-52) underway at high speed as part of the GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN-73) Battle Group

A bow-on (off centerline) view of the guided missile destroyer USS BARRY (DDG-52) underway as part of the GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN-73) Battle Group

Oblique aerial port quarter view of the guided missile destroyer USS BARRY (DDG-52) underway at high speed as part of the GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN-73) Battle Group

Port bow view (horizontal format) of the guided missile destroyer USS BARRY (DDG-52) underway off the stern quarter of the USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN-73) (not shown). The warships are responding to Iraq's massing troops along the Kuwaiti border

Port bow view of the guided missile destroyer USS BARRY (DDG-52) underway as part of the GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN-73) Battle Group

Port beam view of the guided missile destroyer USS BARRY (DDG-52) underway. The BARRY is forward deployed with the USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN-73) Battle Group

Oblique aerial port side view of the guided missile destroyer USS BARRY (DDG-52) underway at high speed as part of the GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN-73) Battle Group

An aerial view of piers 11 and 12 at the Naval Station. The three aircraft carriers are (left to right) the nuclear-powered USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN-69), USS AMERICA (CV-66) and the nuclear-powered USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN-73)

An aerial view of the Naval Station looking south-southeast. Identifiable are the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN-69), USS AMERICA (CV-66) and the nuclear-powered USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN-73)

Aviation Machinist Mate First Class (AD1) Mario Herrera, a loadmaster for a C-2 Greyhound aircraft of Fleet Tactical Support Squadron 40 (VRC-40), and Postal Clerk Third Class (PC-3) Albert Treiber from the beach detachment of the USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN-73) check the mail manifest and transfer custody of registered mail on the flight line at the Naval Station prior to take-off for the ship

The U.S. Naval Arleigh Burke Class Destroyer, USS Barry, departs pier 24 at the Norfolk Naval Station to meet up with the USS George Washington, for a six month deployment to the Adriatic Sea in support of Operation Joint Endeavor

The USS George Washington (CVN-73), commanded by Captain Malcolm P. Branch, gets underway to position itself in the Adriatic Sea in support of Operation Joint Endeavor

Boatswains Mate Third Class Bond hugs his wife Tracy and son Jason as he departs for a scheduled deployment to the Mediterranean. PETTY Officer Bond is assigned to Arleigh Burke Class Destroyer USS Barry (DDG-52), and will follow the USS George Washington (CVN-73) into the Adriatic Sea in support of Operation Joint Endeavor

The USS George Washington (CVN-73) refuels the Arleigh Burke Class Guided Missile Destroyer, USS Stout (DDG-55) while transiting the Atlantic Ocean during Operation Joint Endeavor. This refueling mission marked the first time the USS Stout came alongside an aircraft carrier for underway replenishment

Straight on, bow shot ot the U.S. Navy's nuclear powered aircraft carrier; the Nimitz Class, USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73) (right), as it refuels the Arleigh Burke class guided missile destroyer USS STOUT (DDG 55) while transiting the Atlantic Ocean on January 30, 1996. This marked the first time the STOUT came alongside an aircraft carrier for underway replenishment

While conducting missions in the Adriatic Sea, during Operation Joint Endeavor, Aircontrolman Second Class Curtis Anderson, on board the USS George Washington (CVN-73), works as a controller in the Carrier Air Traffic Control Center. Aircontrolman Second Class Anderson's primary duties are to ensure the safe flow of air traffic operation in the vicinity of the USS George Washington

Maintenance personnel, assigned to the Patriots of Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron One Four Zero, perform an inspection on one of the squadron's EA-6B Prowler aircraft. The inspection is taking place on the hangar bay of the USS George Washington (CVN-73) which is deployed to the Adriatic Sea in support of Operation Joint Endeavor

Ship's Quarter MASTER 3rd Class Todd Nuttall of Phoenix, Arizona, takes a position fix on the current location of USS George Washington (CVN 73) during her eastern transit of the Atlantic Ocean, February 1, 1996. USS George Washington, under the command of CAPT Malcolm P. Branch, departed its homeport of Norfolk, Virginia, on January 26 for a six month deployment to the Mediterranean Sea. While there, the "Spirit of Freedom" will patrol the Adriatic Sea off the coast of Bosnia in support of NATO peace keeping Operation Joint Endeavor

On board the USS George Washington (CVN-73), located in the Adriatic Sea, Quarter MASTER Third Class Jonathan Tipa practices laying navigational tracks in the Chart House. The USS George Washington is in the Adriatic Sea for a six month deployment supporting Operation Joint Endeavor

Aviation Ordnancemen move AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) in weapons magazines on board the U.S. Navy nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). USS George Washington, under the command of CAPT Malcolm P. Branch departed its homeport of Norfolk, Virginia, on January 26 for a six month deployment to the Mediterranean Sea. While there, the "Spirit of Freedom" will patrol the Adriatic Sea off the coast of Bosnia in support of NATO peace keeping Operation Joint Endeavor

The Cimarron Class fleet oiler, USS Merrimack (AO-179), provides simultaneous replenishment with the Spruance Class Destroyer, USS Arthur W. Radford (DD-968), and the USS George Washington (CVN-73), during Operation Joint Endeavor

An SH-60 SeaHawk, Helicopter Combat Support Squadron Five, glides alongside the aircraft carrier, USS George Washington (CVN-73), as they patrol the waters of the Adriatic Sea in support of Operation Joint Endeavor

On board the Cimarron Class Oiler, USS Merrimac (AO-179), located in the Eastern Atlantic Ocean, crewmembers man their respective underway replenishment stations while the ship transfers fuel to the USS George Washington (CVN-73). Both ships are on their way to the Adriatic Sea in support of Operation Joint Endeavor

U.S. Navy Commander Roberta Spillane, Commanding Officer of the Cimarron Class Oiler, USS Merrimac (AO-179), monitors refueling operations with the USS George Washington (CVN-73). Both ships are on their way to the Adriatic Sea in support of Operatioin Joint Endeavor

On board the Cimarron Class Oiler, USS Merrimac (AO-179), located in the Eastern Atlantic Ocean, a Deck Department crewmember controls tension on the saddle refueling lines during an underway replenishment with the nuclear powered aircraft carrier, USS George Washington (CVN-73). Both ships are on their way to the Adriatic Sea in support of Operation Joint Endeavor

On board the Cimarron Class Oiler, USS Merrimac (AO-179), located in the Eastern Atlantic Ocean, crewmembers receive a cargo transfer of an aircraft fuel tank from the USS, George Washington (CVN-73). In the foreground, a forklift stands by to assist. The two ships are on their way to the Adriatic Sea in support of Operation Joint Endeavor

The nuclear powered aircraft carrier, USS George Washington (CVN-73), sails past the Rock of Gibraltar and into the Mediterranean Sea. the ship is on its way to the Adriatic Sea in support of Operation Joint Endeavor

On board the nuclear powered aircraft carrier, USS George Washington (CVN-73), a sailor drops a bag of military uniforms down a laundry chute in the ships laundry services division. The USS George Washington is in the Adriatic Sea in support of Operation Joint Endeavor

Lieutenant Commander Mark Schaeffler, on board the USS George Washington (CVN-73), gives the thumbs up signal to flight deck personnel before commencing with aircraft launching operations

On Board the nuclear powered aircraft carrier, USS George Washington (CVN-73), a sailor mans a lookout post. The USS Washington is in the Adriatic Sea in support of Operation Joint Endeavor

On board the USS George Washington (CVN-73), in the Adriatic Sea, Commander Robert Snyder, Air Boss, directs an SH-60 SeaHawk from Helicopter Combat Support Squadron Five, to land on the ship's flight deck

Anti-Submarine Warfare Technician Third Class Michael Swan, assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Five (HS-5) Nightdippers, departs the flight deck of the U.S. Navy USS George Washington (CVN 73) in an H-60 SeaHawk helicopter supporting NATO peace keeping Operation Joint Endeavor

USNS Leroy Grumman (TAO 195) transfers fuel to the U.S. Navy nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) during underway replenishment operations en-route to the Adriatic Sea. The USS George Washington, commanded by Captain Malcolm P. Branch, will operate in the Adriatic Sea in support of Operation Joint Endeavor

On board the U.S. Navy USS George Washington (CVN-73), located in the Adriatic Sea, an A-6E Intruder assigned to the Blue Blasters of Fighter Attack Squadron Three Four (VA-34), prepares to launch from the flight deck in the support of Operation Joint Endeavor

Admiral Leighton W. Smith holds up a Wanted poster during the Joint Military Commission press conference held on board the USS George Washington (CVN-73). The poster includes photos, names and descriptions of war criminals indicted by the International Criminal Tribunal from the former Yugoslavia

Admiral Leighton W. Smith (left), Commander of the NATO led Implementation Forces (IFOR), welcomes Major General Zivko Budimir, Commander-in CHIEF, Croatian Counsel of Defense, to the USS George Washington (CVN-73). Admiral Smith and General Budimir are on board to conduct the first in a series of Joint Military Commission meetings in support of Operation Joint Endeavor

Flight deck personnel aboard the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN-73) prepare an F/A-18C Hornet from the Knighthawks of Fighter Attack Squadron One Three Six (VFA-136) for a mission over Bosnia Herzegovina. The USS George Washington is commanded by CAPT Malcolm P. Branch and is operating in the Adriatic Sea in support of the NATO-led Operation Decisive Endeavor

Data Systems Technician 2nd Class Michael Bostain troubleshoots an inner-communications cabinet in the Information Services Department on board the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, USS George Washington (CVN-73), on March 5, 1996. The Washington is commanded by Captain Malcolm P. Branch and operating in the Adriatic Sea in support of the NATO-led Operation Decisive Endeavor over Bosnia Herzegovina

A port beam view of the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) as it transits north through the Strait of Messina, March 5, 1996. Commanded by CAPT Malcolm P. Branch, USS George Washington is currently on a scheduled six month Mediterranean deployment which includes operations in the Adriatic Sea in support of the NATO-led Operation Decisive Endeavor

Dressed in a chemical protective suit and mask, Aviation Structural Mechanic, AIRMAN Kelly Hall, conducts corrosion control and spray painting of an F/A-18C Hornet fuel tank on the hangar bay aboard the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). USS George Washington is commanded by CAPT Malcolm P. Branch and is operating in the Adriatic Sea in support of the NATO-led Operation Decisive Endeavor over Bosnia-Herzegovina

A port side view of the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) as it transits north through the Strait of Messina, March 5, 1996. Commanded by CAPT Malcolm P. Branch, USS George Washington is currently on a scheduled six month Mediterranean deployment which includes operations in the Adriatic Sea in support of the NATO-led Operation Decisive Endeavor

The Rugby Team from the nuclear powered aircraft carrier, USS George Washington (CVN 73), struggles for control of the ball during a game with a local rugby club played while the ship is visiting Marseille, France, March 9, 1996. The game is one of several athletic events hosted by citizens of Marseille for the benefit of the crew members during the port visit of 7-11 March. Commanded by CAPT Malcolm P. Branch, USS George Washington is currently on a scheduled six-month deployment and has operated in the Adriatic Sea in support of the NATO-led peace keeping mission, Operation Decisive Endeavor

Crew members in the hangar bay of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) stand by to receive ships stores from the Military Sealift ship USNS San Diego (TAFS 6) while operating in the central Mediterranean, March 11, 1996. Commanded by CAPT Malcolm P. Branch, USS George Washington is currently on a scheduled six-month deployment, and has operated in the Adriatic Sea in support of the NATO-led peace keeping mission Operation Decisive Endeavor

The Military Sealift ship USS San Diego (TAFS 6) and the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) conduct a vertical replenishment (VERTREP) using two CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters while operating in the central Mediterranean Sea, March 11, 1996. George Washington pulled anchor earlier in the day after a four-day port visit to Marseille, France. Commanded by CAPT Malcolm P. Branch, USS George Washington is currently on a scheduled six-month deployment and has operated in the Adriatic Sea in support of the NATO-led peace keeping mission Operation Decisive Endeavor

Sailors on board the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) hustle to rig the Manually Operated Visual Landing Aid System during an emergency drill, March 18, 1996. The MOVLAS is an emergency backup for the Fresnel Lens, which is the visual guide pilots rely on when approaching an aircraft carrier for arrested landing. Members of George Washington's V-2 Division set a new Naval-Air Force-Atlantic record during the drill, successfully rigging the MOVLAS in 50 seconds, shattering the old time of 55 seconds. USS George Washington, commanded by CAPT Malcolm P. Branch, is currently on a scheduled six-month deployment, participating in the NATO-led peace keeping...

The crew of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) give former President George Bush a warm reception to the ship while operating in the Arabian Gulf. Bush was on a good will mission, visiting several Arab countries to express his gratitude for their participation in the Gulf War. He interrupted his busy schedule to thank the Sailors aboard the "Spirit of Freedom" for their support and continuing service in world events. USS George Washington departed its home port of Norfolk, Va., on Jan. 26 for a scheduled six-month deployment. Since that time, the crew has been supporting the peace keeping efforts in the former Yugoslavia before transiting the Suez Canal and changing its...

One USN A-6E Intruder, VA-34 Blue Blaster Attack Squadron, refuels a French Navy Dassault Super Etendard fighter bomber, while a second Super Etendard flies along side, in-flight over the western Mediterranean. The A-6E is from the USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN-73) and the Super Etendards are from the French aircraft carrier CLEMENCEAU (R-98). Both carriers are conducting a passing exercise that also includes their respective air wings

One USN A-6E Intruder, VA-34 Blue Blaster Attack Squadron, refuels a French Navy Dassault Super Etendard fighter bomber, while a second Super Etendard flies along side, in-flight over the western Mediterranean. The A-6E is from the USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN-73) and the Super Etendards are from the French aircraft carrier CLEMENCEAU (R-98). Both carriers are conducting a passing exercise that also includes their respective air wings

An SH-60H Seahawk helicopter from the "Nightdippers" of Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron Five (HS 5) touches down on the deck of aircraft carrier USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65) during turnover operations with the USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73) (background) in the western Mediterranean Sea. George Washington is nearing completion of her second scheduled deployment since her commissioning, while the Enterprise returns to sea for her first scheduled deployment in several years

A view from onboard the US Navy (USN) NIMITZ CLASS: Aircraft Carrier, USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73), showing flight deck personnel and aircraft on deck, as the USN OLIVER HAZARD PERRY CLASS: Guided Missile Frigate, USS SAMUEL B. ROBERTS (FFG 58) (middle ground), and the USN LOS ANGELES CLASS: Attack Submarine USS BALTIMORE (SSN 704) sail in a battle group formation, while returning to homeport, following a scheduled six-month deployment

An F/A-18 Hornet snaps to a halt after a tail-hook on the flight deck of USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73) while underway in the Arabian Gulf. The ship is in the gulf as part of an SWA build-up of forces in reaction to Iraq's refusal of U.N. sponsored weapon's inspections

Steaming along an unidentified tanker, U.S. Navy aircraft carriers USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67) and USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73) conduct an underway turnover. John Kennedy will return to Norfolk, VA as George Washington heads towards the Mediteranean on a six-month deployment

The Los Angeles class fast attack nuclear powered submarine USS ANNAPOLIS (SSN 760) underway in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. ANNAPOLIS is part of the aircraft carrier USS GEORGE WASHINGTON Battle Group, and has received orders from the President of the United States to proceed with the USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73) to the Persian Gulf region following the Iraqis repeated violations of UN resolutions imposed following the 1991 Gulf war

The aegis class cruiser USS NORMANDY (CG 60) underway in the eastern Mediterranean sea. Normandy is part of the aircraft carrier USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73) Battle Group, and has received orders from the President of the United States to proceed with the USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73) to the Persian Gulf region following the Iraqis repeated violations of UN resolutions imposed following the 1991 Gulf war. Normandy is armed with vertically launched Tomahawk cruise missiles

A catapult team performs a first run no-load on the number two catapult steam system during morning preparations for launch aboard USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73). George Washington and embarked Carrier Air Wing One (CVW-1) are in the the Persian Gulf to support UN efforts to compel Iraqi compliance with UN resolutions

Members of Fighter Squadron One Zero Two (VF-102) conduct pre-launch checks in their F-14B Tomcat fighter intercept aboard USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73). George Washington and Carrier Air Wing One (CVW-1) are in the Persian Gulf to support UN efforts to compel Iraqi compliance with UN resolutions

Flight deck crew observe flight deck safety as an F/A-18C Hornet from Fighter Attack Squadron Two Five One (VMFA-251), assigned to Carrier Air Wing One (CVW-1), launches with full afterburner from the flight deck of USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73). George Washington and Carrier Air Wing One (CVW-1) are in the Persian Gulf to support UN efforts to compel Iraqi compliance with UN resolutions

F/A-18C Hornets from Fighter Attack Squadron Two Five One (VMFA-251), assigned to Carrier Air Wing One (CVW-1), make final preparations for launch during normal flight operations. George Washington and Carrier Air Wing One (CVW-1) are in the Persian Gulf to support UN efforts to compel Iraqi compliance with UN resolutions