USS George Washington departs Yokosuka

21 March 2011

From U.S. 7th Fleet Public Affairs

YOKOSUKA, Japan (March 21, 2011) - USS George Washington (CVN 73) got underway from Yokosuka today to assure she can sustain a state of readiness in the long term for the defense of Japan. The forward deployed carrier is scheduled to remain in the local waters off Japan. Moving USS George Washington is a precaution given the capabilities of the

YOKOSUKA, Japan (March 21, 2011) - USS George Washington (CVN 73) got underway from Yokosuka today to assure she can sustain a state of readiness in the long term for the defense of Japan.

The forward deployed carrier is scheduled to remain in the local waters off Japan.

Moving USS George Washington is a precaution given the capabilities of the vessel and the complex nature of this disaster.

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