U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) was awarded the Commander, Naval Air Forces Carrier Battle Effectiveness Award, or Battle “E”, Feb. 15.Battle “E” recognizes sustained superior performance in an operational environment, and sustained continuous readiness throughout the Forward Deployed Naval Forces training plan.
YOKOSUKA, Japan (Aug. 23, 2013) The nuclear aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) returns to Fleet Activities Yokosuka. George Washington is forward deployed to Yokosuka, Japan, in support of regional security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Amanda S. Kitchner/Released)
The newly launched Forrestal Class USS Independence (CVA-62) alongside the last Yorktown Class aircraft carrier, USS Enterprise (CVS-6) decommissioned and awaiting disposal at the New York Naval Shipyard on 22 June 1958
For a decade Pakistan’s Navy has pinned hopes on acquiring surplus US Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigates to replace its six now 40-year-old ex-British Type-21 frigates. This met with some success when the Perry-class frigate McInerney was renamed Alamgir (pictured) and transferred in 2011.However, three proposed for Pakistan last fall have effectively been blocked as the proposed bill continues to languish in committee without being put to the full US Senate.