USS George Washington sails to Florida for exercise
The USS George WASHINGTON (CVN 73) is expected to dock in Fort Lauderdale for the first time on Friday, March 24, 2019, as the ship’s crew prepares to depart for its third deployment in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.
The ship will be in Port Canaveral, Florida, for about a week as part of its three-month deployment in Iraq and Syria.
The USS Ronald Reagan, also in port, will also dock in Port Florida for a month, while the USS John F. Kennedy, in the Eastern Mediterranean, is slated to dock at the USS Pensacola and take part in exercise exercises.
The two warships will be based at Camp Pendleton, California, for the duration of the operation.
The Reagan is the flagship of the Carrier Strike Group (CSG), which is based at the Naval Air Station in Yokosuka, Japan.
The George Washington is the most heavily armed of the three U.S. warships in the fleet.
In October, a video emerged showing the USS George H.W. Bush, the USS Gerald R. Ford and the USS Nimitz leaving the Gulf, their aircraft carrier crews leaving for their first overseas deployments.
The ships will remain at port until March 26, 2019.
“The George Washington and Ronald Reagan have sailed together more than 50 years, and this is just the first deployment,” said Capt. Mike Pfeiffer, commanding officer of the USS Ronald Reagans Enterprise.
“We will remain committed to the men and women of the George Washington, Ronald Reagan and George H., and we are excited to be home to our Sailors for their next deployment.”
The USS John C. Stennis is the second-most heavily armed U.N. ship.
The John C., the first of the four U.s. destroyers to arrive in the Persian Gulf, is anchored off of the Iranian coast, with its first mission scheduled for April 7.
The Stennis will also deploy to the Middle East and South Asia.
“These ships will continue to support our operations against ISIL and other violent groups in the region, and we look forward to supporting them with their next missions,” said Vice Adm.
Jonathan Greenert, commander of the U.,S.
“As a U. S. Navy vessel, we will remain vigilant and ready to respond to any threats, whether it’s a missile or a bomb or a drone.”
The John S. McCain is the third of the five U.n. warships, and will be located in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya, as part to support Operation Inaugural Forward Presence, which is a U,S.-led coalition of nations that are providing support for the Iraqi military in the fight against ISIL.
“Our Navy is committed to delivering decisive, timely and decisive results for our country and our allies,” said Rear Adm, Jonathan Green, commander, U.K. Navy.
“This ship will continue in the Gulf and deliver humanitarian aid to the people of the region and across the world.”
The George H and the George W are the most extensively armed U,N.
USS George Washington’s captain says the ship is preparing for its first deployment in the Middle Eastern region since the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya began in 2011.
“I think we’ve been through a lot of tough times,” said Chief of Naval Operations Adm Jonathan Green.
“And the people that are here, they’re going to see the kind of dedication that the sailors are demonstrating.”
The George H is the ship that is most heavily equipped for military operations.
Its three nuclear-powered submarines are capable of carrying a large number of missiles.
It has a fleet of nearly 2,500 sailors and an aircraft carrier complement of more than 400 aircraft, and its four aircraft carriers, which include a strike and strategic aircraft carrier, the Nimitz, can carry up to 70 aircraft.
USS Ronald Reagan is also the most lightly armed U.,N.
The ship has been a part of the Navy since 1943, and it has been involved in operations in the Pacific and Europe since 1979.
In addition to the warship, the George H-class carrier is capable of transporting up to 3,400 troops and supplies, and carrying more than 1,000 tons of cargo.
The vessel is also equipped with anti-submarine warfare capabilities.
U.S.-based Naval Air Systems Command said in a statement that the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, the first American warship to sail to the Persian Sea since the start of the Vietnam War, will depart in the coming days.
“This ship is the largest warship in the world and it will serve as the backbone of our nation’s future in the Arabian Sea,” said Brig. Gen. James B. “Jay” Davis, commander and chief of naval operations, in a prepared statement.
“By deploying to support operations in Iraq this year, the Ronald Reagan