George Washington (CVN 73) - Naval Cruise Book

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Sv--im , . -..,' ' .if , ,', 3 if-V' 4 J , .fi s I' gfgzfv 1 . ...,.......- .... x n May 20 through the efforts of thousands of Sailors officers and families USS George Washington set sail on her maiden deployment Dest1ned to be a trend setter and a model in the future of our Navy GW has already gone places and accomplished things no other carrier has before and done so with great distinction Visits to unusual ports evaluating experimental equipment and new communications technologies precedent setting joint operations with the Air Force and Army and leading the fleet as the largest afloat command to adopt the concepts of Total Quality Leadership have all contributed to the fast start of George Washington But it is the officers crew and CVW 7 that make this ship such a great story Proudly bearing the name of our nation s first President on their uniforms the crew has carried his personal values and traditions forward to make George Washing ton a model of global naval power for today As befits a ship named for the first President our first deployment began with our current President introducing our ship marking the beginning of the liberation of Europe durmg World War II With the same determined spirit that guided our namesake USS George Wash mgton has assumed our place at the point of our nation s armed forces serying in Operations Deny Flight Sharp Guard Southem Watch and V1g1lantWarr1or as a good will ambassador for our nation during port visits in six different countries and hosting guests aboard from over 13 different countries This book presents a record of this great ship s first deployment It has been a privilege to sail as part of the crew of USS George Washmgton on her maiden deploy ment and it is our greatest wish that she may continue to sail as a glowing ambassador for our country as a protector of peace and that she may have many mor deploy ments as spectacular as her first ,J rf X R G COMMANDING GFFCER USS GEORGE WASHINGTON . xxx lx , - u n 9 9 7 3 I , I . . 7 . . . 7 U , - . . . . , . . , 9 . 3 . . . . . to the world during the 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the Normandy invasion . . . . . , - , , . , . . ' cc ' as cc 97 64 99 f-4 ' ' ' 77 9 9 9 9 . - ' 9 7 U - VA' 'X . Xmklld . Command 5 Command D..4.,,-.. , W.,-g..... ,.4....f.... Captain Robert G. Sprigg - Commanding Officer USS GEORGE WASHINGTON CCVN 735 Born in San Francisco, California, Captain Robert G. Sprigg is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, class of 1969. Follow- ing graduation, he underwent flight training in Pensacola, Floridag Meridian, Mississippig and Beeville, Texas, earning his wings in 1971. In May 1971, he reported to VT-7, NAS Meridian, as a flight instructor. In 1973, he reported to Attack Squadron 94, serving aboard USS CORAL SEA CCV 435. In 1976, Captain Sprigg attended the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, where he earned a Master's Degree in Aeronautical Engineering. Following graduation, he reported to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 5, China Lake, Cali- fomia, where he was assigned as FIA-18 Project Director until return- ing to Lemoore for his department head tour with the "Royal Maces" of Attack Squadron 27. ' Captain Sprigg was selected for test pilot training at the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School, Patuxent River, Maryland, graduating in June 1983. He was subsequently selected for command and reported aboard Strike Fighter Squadron 113 as Executive Officer in February 1984, before becoming Commanding Officer in September 1985. Captain Sprigg attended Naval Nuclear Power School in 1987. In 1988 he reported on board USS CARL VINSON CCVN 705 where he served as Executive Officer from November 1988 until November 1990. In April 1991, Captain Sprigg assumed command of USS CAMDEN CAOE 25 while deployed to the Arabian Gulf in support of Operation Desert Storm!Provide Comfort. In addition to the normal duties in support of the NIMITZ Battle Group, CAMDEN provided logistical support to eight ships of foreign navies who were part of the multinational force deployed in the Arabian Gulf. Captain Sprigg's numerous awards include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal with Gold Star, Navy Expeditionary Medal Cthree awards5, Meritorious Unit Commendation Cthree awards5, and the Humanitarian Service Medal. His flying experience includes over 3,200 flight hours in tactical jet aircraft and over 500 arrested landings in more than 20 different aircraft. Captain Sprigg is married to the former Paula Marie Voegtle. They currently reside in Norfolk, Virginia. Captain David M. Crocker - Executive Officer USS GEORGE WASHINGTON CCVN 735 native of Fargo, North Dakota, Captain David M. Crocker was commissioned via the Reserve Officer Training Corps in May 1974 following graduation from Iowa State University. He was awarded a Master of Science degree from the University of West Florida while undergoing flight training. He was designated a Naval Aviator in Sep- tember 1975. Captain Crocker was assigned to HS-15 from June 1976 to May 1979, during which time he deployed twice to the Mediterranean Sea on board USS AMERICA QCV 665. He was next assigned to HS-1 for instructor duty. In September of 1979, he was selected for the Naval Test Pilot School, graduating as a member of Class 78 in December 1980. He then reported to the Rotary Wing Aircraft Test Directorate as a test pilot and was subsequently selected as a Weapon System Acquisition Manager KWSAM5. 6 Command In April 1983, Captain Crocker reported to Commander, Carrier Group ONE for duty as Flag Lieutenant. He deployed to the Pacific and Indian Oceans, seeing duty on board USS CORAL SEA QCV 435, USS CARL VINSON CCVN 705, USS MIDWAY ICV 415, and USS CON- STELLATION CCV 615. Two years later he was once again assigned to HS-15 where he served as the Maintenance Officer from April 1985 to January 1987, deploying as an element of CVW-6 on board USS FORRESTAL CCV 595. aptain Crocker reported to HS-17 as Executive Officer in April 1987. He assumed command in August 1988. During his tenure, HS-17 deployed twice to the Mediterranean on board USS CORAL SEA. He reported to the Chief of Naval Operations QOP-055 in October 1989 where he served as the ASW Heli- copter Requirements Officer. In May 1990, he was selected for the nuclear power program pursuant to his assignment as Executive Officer on board USS GEORGE WASHINGTON CCVN 735. Selected for deep draft command, CAPT Crocker departed George Washington in July 1994. 1 1 X 9, Captain Crocker's decorations in- clude the Meritorious Service Medal fwith three gold stars5, Navy Achievement Medal CGold Star in lieu of Second Award5, the National Defense Service Medal, Navy Unit Commendation, Merito- rious Unit Commendation and Sea Service Deployment Ribbon. Captain Crocker is married to the former Jeanne Murphy of Sheldon, Iowa. The Crockers and their two sons, Ben- jamin and Eric, reside in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Commander William L. McKee - Executive Officer USS GEORGE WASHINGTON CCVN 735 ommander William L. McKee was born in Worthington, Ohio. Graduating with honors, he received a commission from the Naval Academy in June 1975. After flight training, CDR McKee reported to the "Hellrazors', of VA-174 for training in the A-7E Corsair. He joined the "Ubangis,' of VA-12 on board,USS INDEPENDENCE in April 1977. In 1980, CDR McKee reported to VA-45 at Cecil Field. He was one of the initial cadre of personnel to move with the squadron to NAS Key West. While serving with the f'Blackbirds,,, he was the first "Attack Pilotn to serve as Adversary Program Manager. In 1983, CDR McKee began participation in the foreign exchange program, flying Harrier GR3 aircraft with the Royal Air Force. After training in the United Kingdom, he served two years with 3 CFD Squadron in Gutersloh, West Germany. Following his exchange tour, CDR McKee attended the Armed Forces Staff College in Norfolk, Virginia. In July 1986, he joined the "Valions" of VA-15, where he helped the squadron transition to the FXA-18 Hornet. CDR McKee served as Operations and Maintenance Officer of the Valions. In December 1988, CDR McKee reported for duty in Washington D.C., where he served as an aide to Secre- tary William Ball III, Director of Operations in the Office of Legisla- tive Affairs, and on the personal staff of Sen. John Glenn under the Legis Fellows Program. fter Refresher Training, CDR McKee reported to the ffSunliners', of VFA-81 as Executive Officer, and in August 1990, de- ployed aboard USS SARATOGA LCV-605 during Operation Desert Shield, subsequently flying combat missions over Iraq and Kuwait during Operation Desert Storm. He assumed command of VFA-81 in September 1991, leading the ffSunliners,, through another successful Mediterranean deployment which commenced in June 1992. He relinquished command in November 1992 and began nuclear power training in Orlando, Florida. .He reported aboard USS GEORGE WASHING- TON CCVN-731 as Executive Officer in June 1994. CDR McKee has amassed more than 5,000 flight hours in a variety of aircraft. His decorations include the Distinguished Flying Cross fwith Combat UVPJ, Meritorious Service Medal fwith Gold Starj, seven individual and two strikefflight Air Medals, Navy Commendation Medal Cwith two Gold Stars and Combat "VND, Navy Achievement Medal and various campaign and unit awards. CDR McKee and his wife, BJ., reside in Virginia Beach with their three daughters, Heather, 14, Kayleigh, 9, and Meredith, 4. Command 7 ABCMCAW5 Douglas M. Ausderau - Command Master Chief USS GEORGE WASHINGTON CCVN 735 aster Chief Douglas M. Ausderau, a native of Niagara Falls, N.Y., enlisted in the U.S. Navy in February 1971 and entered recruit training at Naval Training Center Great Lakes in August 1971. After graduating from Aviation Fundamentals and Aviation Fuel Systems NA" school in January 1972, Master Chief Ausderau reported aboard the USS AMERICA CCV 665 in Norfolk, Va. While on board AMERICA, Master Chief Ausderau participated in operations in the Tonkin Gulf during the Vietnam War. In August 1975, Master Chief Ausderau departed AMERICA for duty at NAS Barberls Point, Hawaii. In October 1978, Master Chief Ausderau reported aboard USS NIMITZ CCVN 685 in Norfolk, Va. where he deployed to the Mediterranean Sea in September 1979. During that time the ship was diverted to the Indian Ocean in January 1980 and remained at sea for 144 days in response to the Iranian hostage crisis, In 8 Command April 1980, USS NIMITZ took part in the hostage rescue attempt, "Operation Evening Lightj' before returning to its homeport in May 1980. aster Chief Ausderau reported to the Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek in Norfolk, Va. where he was sta- tioned from January 1982 to February 1984. He then reported to USS INDEPEN- DENCE CCV 625 until December 1986. In January 1987, Master Chief Ausderau reported to the Senior Enlisted Academy in Newport, R.I. as a student where he graduated with academic honors that March. Master Chief Ausderau be- came a staff member and facilitator at the Senior Enlisted Academy until July 1990. In September 1988, Master Chief Ausderau received an Associate of Science degree from the University ofthe State ofNew York. He has since completed his Bachelor of Science degree in sociology and is working toward his B.A. in human re- sources administration from St. Leo Col- lege. Master Chief Ausderau reported aboard Precommissioning Unit GEORGE WASHINGTON KCVN 735 in August 1990 as the Air Department Leading Chief Petty Officer. In May 1993, he assumed the duties ofthe shipls Command Master Chief. Master Chief Ausderauls awards and decorations include the Navy Commenda- tion Medal for heroism, the Navy Unit Commendation, Meritorious Unit Com- mendation, Battle Good Conduct Medal ffour awards5, Navy Expeditionary Medal, National Defense Service Medal Ctwo awards5, Vietnam Service Medal Cthree awards5, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon fthree awards5, Expert Rifle Medal and Sharpshooter Pistol Ribbon. aster Chief Ausderau is married to the former Colleen Marie Trainor. He and his wife currently reside in Chesa- peake, Va., with their two sons, Douglas, Jr. and Jason. GW departed orfolk on maiden deployment May 20, 1994 will forever live in the memories of USS George Washington Sailors as the day they took their ship to sea for its first deployment. For thousands of crewmembers, it marked their first deployment as well. For the spouses, families and friends who gave unending support to their Sailors, the day was exciting, but proved for a tearful sendoff as their loved ones departed on a collision' course with history. "We all feel very fortunate to be taking the worldis newest and most powerful aircraft carrier on its first forward deployment," Commanding Officer, CAPT Sprigg, said. eorge Washington began her deploy- ment by serving as the centerpiece for the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the D-Day invasion at Normandy, France, an international event honoring those who fought so gallantly in the military operation that tumed the tide against the Nazi war machine during World War II. f'It's fitting for our ship to have been the flagship for the commemoration of the greatest "...From-the-Seal' operation in history," Sprigg said. 'tltis also appropriate for our new ship to have commemorated the past as we continue to usher in the Navyis future." Prior to getting underway, George Wash- ington was visited by Chief of Naval Opera- tions, Adm. Mike Boorda. Addressing the crew over the lMC, Boorda spoke of the honor it was for George Washington to partici- ..s.-P-"",' "We all feel very fortunate to be tak- ing the world's newest and most pow- erful aircraft carrier on its first fonrvard deployment. " - CAPT Robert G. Sprigg pate in the commemoration of D-Day. The first aircraft carrier to deploy on his watch, Boorda said he'll not soon forget the day Americals newest carrier put to sea on her maiden deployment. "There's a new world disorder out there and we have to deal with it,', Boorda told the crew, summarizing the overall influence a ship of George Washington's size and teclmological superiority would have on their deployment. 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For other families and friends, standing on Pier 12 and watching their Sailors depart was a last opportunity to share a few moments before setting out on a historic maiden deployment. -4 '::.':. - sn:-F-'e'TwO'f3' I 5, 1 Nl' ' X-1' Nuxl UN 4 Getting underway F' 14 Getting undewvay .s.'4'5 1 as WW xx Nw' X 1 x X ",,,.,.,...- X ,,.. P yw gy Aiqq 'ie I 1. ' f I J A af , If ref-1 X CNC sendoff Chief of Naval Opera- tions Adm. Mike Boorda made a special visit to George Washington to see the ship ojj' from Pier 12. After meeting the ship 's Ombudsmen, He and CAPT Sprigg presented awards to some of GW's outstanding Sailors. L11-an--lv I 'df' f zap, if si-.Q i ... I x Getting underway 15 Underway, shift colors The business at hand May 20, 1994 was to say one last good-bye to George Washing- ton, but it was also to get underway safely and on time. From the bridge, quartermas- ters plotted the ships course and GWR helmsmen mates steered the ship while the rest of the sea and anchor detail and all hands moved the ship out into the cold, blustery channel. For the crew it was the moment for which they had been waiting. 16 Getting underway if-L . n., ' "-37' .X - 5 ', ,f -- Y j 4-Li' 32 ew-'r",x V' ' V V , fl P V -94-55" -" "'-55' x .J Q7 --+15 if 1' Gettsng undemvay 17 s 411 f .r ,. ,fn all fa. I ... ,J- 4 kvaqaq, ia . , Au' fwfr' '5 , -yew ,J ! !, , A 'Q ' V, - -' '-1-w7,.,,,, ' .aw ., ' ,4,., . . .4 1 -JH .1 'vu ,A . .. 1-of . , . 4 :- . wa- .nl , , dn, ,,, .. . 'X . :UI .4 1. Q V, 1, . , , M51 '?J,,.,,L-'na' . .Ny .. , H A, ' ,W V- ,K 6-v.oX,zie19" M 'f"""'i"!:'- " " ' A .9 " 5 I 4 ,nf 18 Getting underway u .5 lESiEl""" N1 ,Qin-ca. I i J ,n-...MUMMQP lj, I .I-1-. 'ff X 1-I M, , my A . . V . . Y f. ,i Day I May 20 was a day of firsts for George Washington and the crew. It was the first time the world 's newest and mightiest warship set sail on a six-month deployment. The frst time many in its crew began a journey that would take them to parts of the world they never thought of visiting before joining the Navy. The first time the crew 's skills and stamina would be tested for an extended period of time. And thethrst and probably only time the ship would be scheduled to take center stage in a ceremony the size and scope of the D-Day commemoration. Nervous? Probably a little. Butjilled more with a sense of pride and professionalism, the crew departed Norfolk expecting to meet every challenge. In the true spirit of their nation s founder the crew of George Washington lep home to a job they had prepared years to do. What lay ahead was their chance to prove their proficiency. Getting underway 'en' jk 45 J V , 12- 1 19 V . "" gr - , . Q Q - 51 lli,-I E Iii' I Day I May 20 was a day of firsts for George Washington and the crew. It was the first time the world is newest and mightiest warship set sail on a six-month deployment. The first time many in its crew began a journey that would take them to parts of the world they never thought of visiting before joining the Navy. The first time the crews skills and stamina would be tested for an extended period of time. And the first and probably only time the ship would be scheduled to take center stage in a ceremony the size and scope ofthe D-Day commemoration. Nervous? Probably a little. But filled more with a sense of pride and professionalism, the crew departed Norfolk expecting to meet every challenge. In the true spirit of their nation is founder: the crew of George Washington left home to a job they had prepared years to do. What lay ahead was their chance to prove their proficiency. ft Day I2 Veterans got ride of their lives with Sailors Twelve George Washington and Carrier Air Wing Seven crewmembers took advantage of a once-in-a-lifetime chance by each inviting one of their relatives to transit the Atlantic aboard the carrier. The one condition, however, was that the relative be a veteran of World War II which helped add a special generational tie to the Normandy commemoration events. The veterans spent much of their time either talking with the crew about their experiences during World War Il, or touring the ship to see the advance- ments the Navy has made over the last 50 years. Crewmember Veteran LT Sean Scharf Robert Scharf CDR John Drerup John Drerup CAPT Victor Smith John Truesdell LCDR Bob Ford Thomas Dobinski LCDR Kim McEligot Alvin Via AT2 Darren Wickers Walter Campbell CDR Brad Mason BM3 Leonard Jarles MA2 Joseph Pantone AVCMCAWJ George Ross AMECQAWJ Stephan Bonshak AN Marc Hazel Bruce Mason Max Carlson Clyde Donelson Ben Hardin Stephen Bonshak Gordon Hazel "I 'm proud for my rendfa ther and I 'm appy he could come on the trip with us. He reminds me of why we 're on this ship and on deployment' 20 Transit across the Atlantic BM3 Leonard Jarles 's, I Q' 4' 1, y ,. - f wtf, 054' .f 'il I! li : Vi f I . Q' . . i. 'P wsu 1 Day I2 Veterans got ride of their lives with Sailors Twelve George Washington and CarrierQAir W ine Seven cretvmembers took advantage Ol ft onceiin-a-lil'etime chance by each inviting one of their relatives to transit the Atlantic aboard the carrier. The one condition. however. was that the relative be a veteran of World War ll which helped add a special generational tie to the Normandy commemoration events. The veterans spent much of their time either talking with the crew about their experiences during World War ll, or touring the ship to see the advance- ments the Navy has made over the last 50 years. Crewmember Veteran LT Sean Scharf Robert Scharf CDR John Dremp John Drerup CAPT Victor Smith John Tmesdell LCDR Bob Ford Thomas Dobinski LCDR Kim Mcliligot Alvin Via AT2 Darren Wickers Walter Campbell CDR Brad Mason Bruce Mason BM3 Leonard Jarles Max Carlson MA2 Joseph Pantone Clyde Donelgon AVCMiAWl George Ross Ben Hardin AM AN EIICCAWJ Stephan Bonshak Stephen Bonshak are Hazel Gordon Hazel rrlrm r randfagigilanglrlgy HDPY he could come OH H79 TWD with us. I-le reminds me of why We 're on this sh' On deployment. fp and . BM3 Leonard Jarles GW Battle Group There is nothing more formidftblff ana' awesome than a carrier battle group steaming together. As the centerpiece anaffiagship, George Waslzingtoiz was the heart ofthegformation during her first Atlantic crossing. As each ofthe battle group shipsfled by in the pass and review, the crew "cheered ship" il'1 preparation-for the sail past at Ports- mouth. 44, ff M- uv, "Qu, - f4,f'i' 1 - , ' ' Alf - 6,53 ' x X, 1,4 K Q k P ff s S. si-I 'Q 5 " -,xx B . .Q Q. f -My . GW Battle Group There is nothing more and awesome than a carrier bam? , ,--J.-1-nflilib steamzng together. As the and flagship, George Washinglwl the heart of the formation during jQrstAtlantic crossing. As eaChgQf battle group ships filed by in the and review, the crew preparation for the sail past mottth. ITF if .h A 4 --f ' 9 aa HAh Q a' -f.:-"'-2 -"""' 24 Transit across the Atlantic 15 D Business as usual The addition ofthe D-Day veterans did not slow down the pace of work aboard ship. Instead, Sailors continued preparing their ship for the upcoming coinnteinoration events. Everfvthingj9'om the Captain 's gig, and ladderwells, to the crew 's heads were maintained to the highest standards. Transit across the Atlantic 25 Ldv' The daily routine Some jobs are never done at sea because they re so vztal I0 dav to day lzfe Cleanzng lflllfldljl and flash dlsposal Ihough not the most glamorous duty ensured cz clean shzp and safe wo: kmg envzronment At the same rzme Ihe steady pace of naznznv ln work centers on speczal pm pose teams and for WClfChSfC1lZCl'6lS lzezghtened the Cl ew s abzlzty to lespond to emel Oenczes U' called upon 26 Transit across the Atlantnc Ikcf if" ' v 4..., , '-an-.' Q I ., g.. 4 f l -fl? A ,X if ,K X E ,Y V 1 K 1 . ,eq 1 if -X I .1 ' N 1 n E Q .-pq". 4h -2-f i Making the pieces fit together If look cm cz.s'fo1zisl1ing nzfnzber ofpc11'l.s' along wilh l7CVCl'-Gl7Cffl7g mc1i11le11a11ee require- menfs and safely clzecks Io en.s'u1'e C VW-7'.s' CIfl'Cl'Cifi were reczdv foflv cmd deliver ord- ncuzee. The l'ra1z.s'ir c1c:1'o.s'.s' Ihe Allcmlic' Ocean was an ideal limejor Ihe Crew as they re- viewed the'c:.s' and made fhefincd jJl'UjJCll'Clff0I7.S'Aff2l' Ihe lieefie pace ofopemtiolvs they 'd lfdee during the fnonllis cmd 111i.s'.s'io11.s' fha! lan' cdiecld. 28 Transit across the Atlantic . t Transit across the Atlantic S .g, 1, . , . , , I 'H ,a gy 1. mu? ' I-N 'f' f .. A M, , -V . J ff' ng :.. .,1 .gn-1 iq 30 Transit across the Atlantnc . H, ,iid- 44" f ...,,.... 4 f A 41:23, .4- -..H ,,, Practice, practice, practice GW3' Crash and Salvage team, as well as the entire GWICVW- 7 flight deck crew adopted a practice-makes- perfect philosophy. This led directly to a feeling of safety first for their shipmates and their equipment. Flight deck fire fighting drills were run again and again, building a teamwork bond between all hands through stamina, toughness and precision. QQ gn- 1944 -1 if -avian.. W ,J A 1 as ' V t fl, Q ,vinyl , , ay minus D y D-Day plus 1 The hard work George Washington's crew put forth in hosting the D-Day commemoration activities on June 5 and 6 was one of the many efforts that helped honor the sacrifices our prede- cessors made in support of the Normandy inva- sion. The significance of that day, the greatest amphibious assault in modern warfare, was as evident on the faces of Normandy's veterans June 6 as it must have been for them when they waded into the frigid waters of the English Channel and stormed into history 50 years ago. Whether the mission was to take out heavily fortified German pillboxes, provide off-shore gun support or bomb advancing tank battalions, there was a singular purpose: defend freedom against a tyrant bent on world domination. Nearly 10,000 Americans made the supreme sacrifice during the days leading up to and after D-Day. Fifty-years later, George Washington paused for a moment, along with much of the world, to recognize the gravity of those events. Over a period of about one week the crew helped relive the significance of D-Day. Port visits to Portsmouth, England, and Brest, France, with the Presidential embark in between, brought home the idea that success is a team effort. QP' H50 , Q' Ji? 50th ANNIVERSARY l 944-I 994 Days l7,I8,l9 1944 - 1994 33 ff'f'Tf if s'f"Q,.A f' ,ii . 32 g4 - ay minus 1 D-Day D-Day plus 1 1 The hard work George Washington's crew put forth in hosting the D-Day commemoration activities on June 5 and 6 was one of the many efforts that helped honor the sacrifices our prede- cessors made in support of the Normandy inva- sion. The significance of that day, the greatest amphibious assault in modern warfare, was as evident on the faces of Normandy's veterans June 6 as it must have been for them when they waded into the frigid waters of the English Channel and stormed into history 50 years ago. Whether the mission was to take out heavily fortified German pillboxes, provide off-shore gun support or bomb advancing tank battalions, there was a singular purpose: defend freedom against a tyrant bent on world domination. Nearly 10,000 Americans made the supreme sacrifice during the days leading up to and after D-Day. Fifty-years later, George Washington paused for a moment, along with much of the world, to recognize the gravity of those events. Over a period of about one week the crew helped relive the significance of D-Day. Port visits to Portsmouth, England, and Brest, France, with the Presidential embark in between, brought home the idea that success is a team effort. Nl FLE5 QY' I' :O Q AL H V QQ el f 50th ANNIVE SARY I 944-l 994 Days I7,l8,l9 1944 - 1994 ciiffnejmouth 34 Portsmouth, England VT 4-lt. ., has must have been 50 earsa . G sights For many Portsmo th 'll y go eorge Washington, off the coast of Ports- mouth, England, one of the world' l Crowded with ships observing the afloat ceremonies, the windswept ' English coastline was calm those early days in June in comparison to what It s argest natural harbors, was gearing UP I0 pay tribute to those who gave their lives on the beaches across the Channel- On June 2-4, just days before CAPT Sprigg would lead his crew in n 1 2 support of the D-Day commemoration, some of the crew took time for a brlef f , rest a h ' ' S OTC, Iravellng to London and seelng some of Europe's most historical D I 4 - , u wi be remembered for two reasons. First, it 37' was the last stop before D-Day, and second, because it was the ship and f. crew's 1rst foreign liberty port. 'S an -A 30013 Xa it '-'lm-1 if IEIFITQ0 NT I A 51,2 l fi 4 I, IW N 5 -QQ? QS Y' , ,, Z?-t- . , , 7 WW vtrjijlm ' . ""tu:: lf- J 4 "Z , 1: i . :ann ., Ltigk Portsmouth. England X uu?r, A ,ff " ,, ' f ll V' K..--"L I my G X Vs.. I 1 1 36 Portsmouth, England Moral, Welfare and Recreation sponsored tours to Bath, Stonehenge and London. The crew was treated to the English experience, taking advantage of good food and sightseeing. One of the more popular destinations was London with its sophisticated night life and international flair Other attractions included restaurants and pubs which dotted Portsmouth s well kept streets, providing a relaxed atmosphere to eat and unwind with shipmates. Portsmouth, England , V4,.?.t- i i Y London offers big'city sophistication pi The sights and sounds of London came alive for crew h E 4 members who experienced the cilys colorful streetlje. Since there was no language barrieig Sailors bought i British newspapers and scanned them for stateside news and sports scores of their favorite teams from home. r A ilfff. -1 38 Portsmouth, England .X .7 ' 4 ip, i -..-...-,......, 'W 'I . ,f x 5 Henri 4-4... N L, g f3fi7 '1'F'T'N 5 ta, "'1fim,f -fx Portsmouth, England 39 F 5 X i 1 I i I Z Q E 1 I E I u I I ! 1 v v 1 Liberty rains from above 5 The relatively short visit made it necessary for the crew to move fast while in Portsmouth. This was especially true for working parties trying to clear the hangar deck of spare parts and mail, as well as for the liberty parties. Howeven when high winds and seas made condi- tions unsafe to transit to and from the ship, our gracious hosts provided the perfect solution. They turned the base gymnasium into a makeshut shelter for that one night when Mother Nature provided them extra time ashore. Liberty from above! 40 Portsmouth, England Mdli. HSL, . . i' '1 ., Q24 t- 5: W .5141 Efff iij 5 Qi! L- 1, 1 I '-L n 1 . . H ........, qu, -T""' "'- . ,ur ,,. . .. . , i Q '- --..J . .,' Y R. -A :N - 1 V... - 4 -' . gk.: - af - - " f -- - V aq- , 1 1 , 5 ,, - xg, i 5 f ,E ' ,.. ' ' , v 'ZT'-' q f F I " -g.::4.- , - ' -4-1 ..-sur-s. " - -- 1 ,,- -". TH 1 5 , U USS GEORGE WASHINGTON 42 1944 1994 D Da minus une 5 was a day of anticipation and intense work. As the world settled in to watch the D-Day events, George Washing- ton prepared to take center stage. Throughout D-Day Minus One, many of the crew had the opportunity to meet the President, First Lady and many of the nation's highest ranking military and civilian leaders. It's surprising the Petty Officer of the Watch's bell didn't crack it was rung so often. V The stature of people the ship embarked was evidenced when the most junior member on the visitor list was bonged aboard - NAVAL FORCES EUROPE - ARRIVING. A four-star admiral was the junior man - next in line was Commander, United States Euro- pean Command, General George J oulwan. On any other day, each one of these leaders would have individually commanded top billing and had the red carpet rolled out for them. Joining the President and First Lady were Secretary of State, Warren Christopher, Secretary ofthe Treasury, Lloyd Bentsen, Secretary of Defense, William Perry, Secretary of Veteran Affairs, Jesse Brown, Secretary of the Army, Togo West, Continued on next page 1944 - 1994 43 "4- ecretary of the Navy, John H. Dalton, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. John Shalikashvilig Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. Mike Boorda, Ambassador to Court of St. James fUnited Kingdomy, William J. Crowe, Ambassador of State Department Protocol, Molly Raiser, Commander-in-Chief, United States European Command, Anny Gen. George Joulwan and Commander-in-Chief, United States Naval Forces Europe, Adm. Leighton Smith Jr., as well as other honored guests who joined the ceremonies on D-Day. Additionally, many well-known television personalities flew aboard the carrier to interview the President and report on D-Day. Wolf Blitzer, Tom Brokaw, Harry Smith and Sam Donaldson were but a few. Remarkably friendly and ap- proachable, each doled out autographs between interviews to crew members who took full advan- tage ofthe opportunity to meet the distinguished visitors. ,QV 0 RQ3' 4 1944 - 1994 - 'I' H E ' - B9 v Msg-l 5 C '1 "A' .. Ji -K-. ff M :IME H 1 1944 -1994 Hlp hip hip, hoora Hlp hlp , Royal salute GW's crew acted in unison on D-Day Minus One when they manned the rail and saluted Queen Elizabeth 's royal yacht, HMS Britannia, as it passed by with President Clinton and the First Lady aboard. The "sailpast" was one ofthefirst major events andpictures ofthe salute made national TV networks and front page world wide news as part the overall story ofthe Normandy Commemorations. 4 1944 -1994 p, hoora Hip hip hip, hoora i ,,-M -53' V Q Qi s L HA I V l 1944 - 1994 Hip hip hip, hoora Hip hip p hmm Hip hip h, h o 9 sooo lp, J . A 1 . '- . 'mf he 'Z?:-t:nf.- ,, aihaltii t, ' f Q5 rm Q'-V- -fs: eff' ' W4 . Wilm- ., , . .p,5ii13iUf's4?L,!5te App I X V, -,., , ,VL ..n...v ? "la, J ,, ' .4 A t Royal salute ' ' ' D-Dat 1, I GW s crew acted tn untson on 5 Minus One when they manned the rail and saluted Queen Elizabeth 's royal yacht, HMS Britannia, as it passed by with Prestdent Clinton and the First Lady aboard. The "sail past " was one of the hrs! major events and pictures ofthe salute made national TV V 'A hz- 'u:t'fAYf. . A M W' networks and front page world wide news as yzjjjjp mp I A W M part the overall story ofthe Normandy gm A W Q5 Commemorations. VY 't ll p t ,t e ' h"' L ""'M'4 ' L , .M -if wil" t fire-, ' T ' 'lf' f ' '.. 5 ' p t ll llll Q-"t'It:':-li b f - Th" bfi? tam' "1-Q"' 'H ' Q t .Wt - ' t A ' , . fp fix . p m e I t I att tts llum -I, X Q A 1 an-fn Hip hip hip, hoora Royal salute GW 's crew acted in unison on D-Day I d the rail and saluted Queen Elizabeth 's royal yacht, HMS Britannia, as it passed by with President Clinton and the First Lady aboard. The "sail past " was one of thehhrst major events and pictures ofthe salute made national TV networks and front page world wide news as part the overall story ofthe Normandv Commemorations. 1 Minus One when thev manne A ,,, 1 1' If - lfanl L fp, 1 !lOl hoora !... Hip hip hip, hmm ! .kan Wi I T119 CNO!Presidential Reenlistees CNO!Presidential reenlistment Before a packed hangar bay, CAPT Sprigg introduced Presi- dent Bill Clinton and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton to the crew. Their thunderous response immediately set the tone for a visit that will go down in history as one of the most enthusiastic receptions ever given a Commander-in-Chief. During his address, President Clinton, with the aid of Chief of Naval Operations, ADM Mike Boorda, reenlisted 62 George Washington and Carrier Airwing Seven Sailors. Immediately following the reenlistments, the CNO invited each of the reenlistees to come up on the stage and meet the President and First Lady - an added bonus to an already magnifi- cent ceremony. Undoubtedly one ofthe most memorable days of their Navy careers, those 62 crewmembers will not soon forget the day they were shipped over by the CNO, as their Commander-in-Chief looked on. PN3 Ledarion Alston AA Terrell Baker AOCM Leroy Beck EM3 John Belau PNI Kenneth Biggins HTC Robert Bissett ADI Michael Blasko PRI David Bone AT2 Mark Brown ATI Todd Buczek IC2 Jessie Capers AME2 Mikel Cipollini AOI Patrick Crowe MMI Frank Demmers DKI Robert English MSI Leslie Flake DPI Gregory Flemons YN3 Angelo Gaines AZI Ronald Getchell BM3 Ronald Goodwin AK3 Ronald Gravely ABF3 Bryan Groner MSI Derrell Gunn AMSC Claude Hall RM2 Nathaniel Hardy ETI William Harris rf ,Qi if 4.g,.,Q-I, ' "1F',l I t' e nf, -ffl. ,. Q. 1' Aff 'Q' L X it W -A I 'I 4 + J, ff K K 4 1 "'fJl'w' J'-L 'K 1 I F ' W- . If A I , . 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George Joulwan - Commander-in-Chief United States European Command -.D iff' Lloyd Bentsen - Secretary of the Treasury John Dalton - Secretary of the Navy Gen. Carl Mundy - Commandant of the Marine Corps 1944 - 1994 A' f'O William Perry - Secretary of Defense 1944 -1994 ml," Q Q Jesse Brown - Secretary of Veterans Affairs 3- Q , Z! . J 5' I AL W John Dalton - Secretary ofthe Navy Warren Christopher - Secretary of State affefl Christopher - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton - First Lady 1944 . 1994 A 4 w . IQ 1 Pkg A , A as -tif il ,L ' .1 Q, iB 0 . r q 54 1944 1994 WI Ci- J Y 43 ,z X ,V Xgufklg I . jk fx Wa, 1944 -1994 Mess deck meal While dining on the aft mess decks, President Clinton and the First Lady had a chance to sample the fine food and service the crew is treated to every day. The superb meal and service was an indicator of things to come for Supply 's food service crew, as later in the deployment they would be named winners of the fleet-wide Captain 2 an X 1-...X Edward F. Ney Memorial Award for food service excellence. 56 1944 - 1994 1 I hi! -1 2 F' C 4' l ' :Q 1 L' L4 ' f 07 A 1 1 5 X, x F 4 - - 4 , To make sure crewmembers had the chance fo get a momento, presidential aides routinely acted as the go-between to ensure Sailors ob- tained the autograph they wanted. .1- X f. 3 X , .1 S-H - 'IW ' X, ,gs-4: "K , X l . Y , W K ' ly 3- 4 in-ul 'fr i' X 1 5 'Wiz +o In 5 f f ix If .' Q' ,gm A V m,.v-W . K i 1944 - 1994 D- he mournful sound of taps pierced the early morning silence of June 6, 1994, off the coast of Normandy, France as President Bill Clinton and D-Day Veteran Dean Rockwell placed a commemo- rative wreath into the sea. The emotional moment was "We gather in the the climax of calm after sunrise today the Memorial to remember that fateful June 6, 1944 - June 6 1994 D very waters. Today we honor themj, Secretary of the Navy John Dalton said. Following his remarks, he introduced Dean Rockwell, recipient of the Navy Cross for his heroic actions on D-Day. "It is of the utmost importance Mr. President, that we com- A memorate this date and event Service aboard morning... the pjvof pojnf and not forget George Wash- in the war and perhaps what 5788 mgtfm Wm' the plvotpolnt ofthe done, . memorating the twentieth Century if Rockwell said. 50th anmver- President Bill Clinton We have a . sary of the debt and obliga- invasion of Normandy. Poised at attention, the crew looked on from above as they lined the flight deck surrounding elevator one. Joined by the nationis highest ranking military and civilian leaders, the 200 D-Day veterans watched as the President and First Lady honored those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom 50 years ago. '4Fifty years ago Allied vessels brimming with detennined warriors, uncertain oftheir fate, but clear in their purpose, sailed across these tion to those 9,386 Americans who lie under the white pentamic crosses and Stars of David at the cemetery above Omaha Beach who paid the supreme sacrifice so that we might be free todayf, ACICAWXSWD Darrell Hood, a George Washington wreath bearer, said, "Words can't describe the feeling of pride that swept over me when I heard the Secretary of the Navy and Mr. Rockwell speak at the ceremony. It was more than pride. When the President spoke and I 58 1944 - 1994 looked at the veterans sitting in front of him I kept telling myself not to cry... a lot of tears fell during the ceremonyf' The emotional service brought to an end the two-day Presidential visit to George Washington, the countryts flagship for the commemoration. C hiefofNaval Operations ADM Mike Boorcla introduced the Secretary' ofthe Navy John Dalton over the IMC just prior to his departurefollowing the commemoration ceremony. In 61 surprise announcement, Dalton awarded the crew the Navy Unit Commendation for sewing as our nation 's flagship andfor their meticu- lous planning ana' energetic hosting Ql the President and D-Day veterans. 74 41' Yi!! 'fl 1944 - 1994 Painting project AMSAN Steve Hershey and A T3 Gene Roberts spent a lot of extra hours preparing for the Normandy Celebration. They helped paint VA-34's planes with invasion striping to commemo- rate D-Day with original mark- ings CVW-7 crewmen honored D-Day vets at high altitude As a tribute to those who served at Normandy, the plane crews of VA- 34 painted their aircraft with the black and white invasion striping used by the allies during the Normandy operation to distinguish themselves from German planes. 'fWith the time we had, it was a real challenge to get all seven planes readyj' AMSI Edgar Derr said. "lt was our tribute to all those who stormed the beaches of Normandyf' Derr was helped on the project by AMH2 Joey Madden, AT3 Gene Roberts and AMSAN Steve Hershey. 60 GW Spirit The idea for the historical striping came from conversations about history held between VA-34 pilots. Led by Lieutenant Jay Steadman, the project served as a lasting tribute to those who flew into harms way 50 years ago. g'Several of us are history buffs and we started kicking around the idea while we were watching old war movies on the shipls television," Steadman said. 'fWe decided VA-34 planes would look really great in invasion markings so I Coordinated with Petty Officer Derr, got the paint Z IP m4 -4 and researched how the markings should look? According to Steadman, there were more planes flying for the D- Day invasion than ever before. The Allied commanders wanted a quick. easy way to distinguish between Allied and Luftwaffe planes. Their concern was more about friendly flfC than the Luftwaffe, which was much weaker in l944. VA-34 flew six planes over the Gmaha and Utah beaches during the commemoration ceremonies. "When I saw those planes fly over the beaches of Normandy, I started to think about what it must have felt like over fifty years agoj' Madden said, GW Spirit 61 Post commemoration wreath laying brought home the spirit of Normandy sacrifice Shortly after the television cameras were turned off and the dignitaries left another wreath was laid in the English Channel Before deploying a George Washing ton crew member was planning to honor the historic anniversary for a group that wouldn t be making the trip the veterans and families of American Legion Post 11327 in Norfolk Va. DC3 Roy Louis left Norfolk with a wreath made by the post s auxiliary group. The auxiliary made up mostly of legion wives made the wreath and asked Petty Officer Louis if he would cany out their special request. As a fellow member of Post H327 Louis felt honored that he was selected. 6'The Legion is really big on helping veteransj, Louis said. "They like to remember. The wreath was for D-Day veterans who are or who have been members of this Post and all American Legion veterans." When the day of the commemoration arrived, George Washington was buzzing with high-profile visitors and other WW Il veteran groups. Louis patiently stood by waiting for his chance to fulfill his Legion's request. At the same time Louis found out it was his turn to lay the wreath, another group of veterans were boarding the ship. The USS Coriy Survivors' Association were delayed getting to the ship and missed seeing the wreath- laying ceremony with President Clinton. The USS Con'y Survivors' Association, a group of veterans whose ship was sunk during D-Day, and mem- ez ew Spirit Eve thing was racing through my hea when the chaplain was giving his prayer I was thinking when the last message of the Corry was given lt hit me deep I can only Imagine what It must have been like being there bers of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post were asked if they would like to join in the American Legion wreath laying ceremony They were honored and accepted During the ceremony within a hundred yards above the sunken remains of the Corry a crew member read the deck log from another ship that was working with Con'y and recorded the loss literally guns firing to give support to the beach until the ship sank. The gunners lost their lives in the fire and sinking. Each member of the association placed red poppies on the water as a remembrance of their lost shipmates once the wreath , was laid. - DC3 Roy Louis The eeriness of that moment as the fight to save the ship was ending and the struggle to save the surviving crew members' lives once again played on the minds of the survivors. "Everything was racing through my head when the chaplain was giving his prayer. 'SI was thinking when the last message of the Corry was given, it hit me deep. I can only imagine what it must have been like being theref' Louis said. The shared idea of honoring heroes brought them together. The offering of a wreath was a meaningful token that said they remembered their fallen brothers and they would never be forgotten. The wreath was also made of red poppies in remembrance of all veterans of the Normandy invasion. Post-commemoration wreath laying brought home the spirit of Normandy sacrifice Shortly after the television cameras were turned off and the dignitaries left, another wreath was laid in the English Channel. Before deploying, a George Washing- ton crew member was planning to honor the historic anniversary for a group that wouldnit be making the trip, the veterans and families of American Legion Post 149327 in Norfolk, Va. DC3 Roy Louis left Norfolk with a wreath made by the post's auxiliary group. The auxiliary, made up mostly of legion wives, made the wreath and asked Petty Officer Louis if he would cany out their special request. As a fellow member of Post 54327, Louis felt honored that he was selected. 'The Legion is really big on helping veterans," Louis said. "They like to remember. The wreath was for D-Day veterans who are or who have been members of this Post and all American Legion veterans? When the day of the commemoration arrived, George Washington was buzzing with high-profile visitors and other WW ll veteran groups. Louis patiently stood by waiting for his chance to fulfill his Legionis request. At the same time Louis found out it was his tum to lay the wreath, another group of veterans were boarding the ship. The USS Corry Survivors' Association were delayed getting to the ship and missed seeing the wreath- laying ceremony with President Clinton. The USS Corry Survivors' Association, a group of veterans whose ship was sunk during D-Day, and mem- ez evv Spirit "Eve thing was racing through my hea when the chaplain was giving his prayerg I was thinking when the last message of the Corry was given,' it hit me deep. I can only imagine what it must have been like being there." bers of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, were asked if they would like to join in the American Legion wreath laying ceremony. They were honored and accepted. During the ceremony, within a hundred yards above the sunken remains of the Corry, a crew member read the deck log from another ship that was working with Corry and recorded the loss, literally guns tiring to give support to the beach until the ship sank. The gunners lost their lives in the fire and sinking. Each member of the association placed red poppies on the water as a remembrance of their lost shipmates once the wreath , was laid. - DC3 Roy Louis The eeriness of that moment as the fight to save the ship was ending and the struggle to save the surviving crew members' lives once again played on the minds of the survivors. 'fEverything was racing through my head when the chaplain was giving his prayer. "I was thinking when the last message of the Corry was given, it hit me deep. I can only imagine what it must have been like being therej, Louis said. The shared idea of honoring heroes brought them together. The offering of a wreath was a meaningful token that said they remembered their fallen brothers and they would never be forgotten. The wreath was also made of red poppies in remembrance of all veterans of the Normandy invasion. Commemorative events were not limited to George Washington and June 6. George Washington 's Battle Group Commander, RADM Alexander J Krekich represented the United States at a special service in down- town Brest two days after the Normandy ceremonies, where he helped rededicate a monument erected after WWI in honor of French and American mariners who lost their lives in battle. The new monument commemo- rates those sailors lost in both wars. ix I I ay plus 1944 - 1994 63 June 7 - June 9 ""' T6 't r,.-f- ' - an-'I' 5 et BREST i WELCOMES THE ll.S. NAVY tlbWIi1zEST Day I9 The D-Day commemoration was one day old when the ship anchored off the French coast, a short boat ride from fleet landing. The crew, understand- ably exhausted from the all the work leading up to June 6, took to the streets and cafes in search of a place to relax. Most ofthe Sailors who decided to spend liberty within city limits spent their time along Rue Jean Jaures, where the concentration of shops and restaurants was the most dense. Gutside the city, the crew toured Nomaandyls beaches, the majestic hill town Mont St. Michel and Francels weather worn coast. Brest, France i,i.iv-1- it Xu. ri .I Brest, France 65 Restin u 8 P The relative calm ofthe French port city was a welcome stop. There were omcial events the command either hosted or took part in, but the focus was more on getting in touch with loved ones at home and sightseeing. ,, 1-eg, it f on eff: 1' , f 1 f .1. I . ,. .. . ,. . , A Brest. France , , '14 ,I ,J,1, ,fa fl.. el, I in If 15.5 ,nm X i I'-J A x :lX'!g"1 ' U ' -5 u I 2 Brest, France , X-, -Ms-f ,. - YL- .A....4 4 1 . ,ix si . -fs, --4 r K 'ur n If 1 Af' I v KJ: 5 I J . ! f ,- -.. if 68 Brest, France 1 The major event on board during the Brest port visit was the command reception, where George Washington 's Color Guard presented the standards of the United States and France in a sunset cer- emony. Meanwhile, some ofthe crew ventured as far away as Paris and Mont St. Michel to see historic sites and tap into the interna- tional culture. Brest, France 6 70 Underway Turnover Newest carrier relieved the oldest Part of any carrier deployment is the turnover with the carrier that has spent its last six months at sea. George Washington's turnover with USS Saratoga QCV 605 June ll was an especially significant one because it marked the newest carrier in the Navy relieving the oldest. Saratoga was heading home for decommissioning when George Washington sailed away from her in mid-afternoon, ready to assume the watch with its crew pre- pared to respond to a whole new mission. s far as the day's events were concerned, vertical replenish- ment of weapons and stores was the plan of the day. George Washington took on thousands of pounds of ordnance in order to have the fire- power necessary to can'y out her mission. All hands involved in mak- ing the evolution a safe and successful one worked throughout the day ensur- ing the ship was fully loaded before she steamed through the Strait of Gibraltar and into the Mediterranean Sea. Day 23 Undenlvay 71 I 9 Q UYEQS Ak, ll--f "2l1"1-flu' ' 'w.vL..-J' 72 Underway 4 Into the Meditermneczn.' eployed and mission ready I Underway 1 Xl? Into the Meditermnean.' Deployed and mission ready W, ' 1 'fr 4.-1' V b ' . . , Q . '- .' , 5. .. ,- ' CJK'1:-Lf.',-rhwI.7".','FC4 T I Intense operations GW played a vital part in Operation 'Deny Flight." The mission was the first chance for the ship and airwing team to work together in a stressful, real- worla' environment. The pace and intensity of flight operations tested each and every member of the flight deck team to work as safe and smart as possible. 74 Underway igw .1 NJ' Q 57 r 4, fgiivr-.:"'1 Undenway ' ws-35:1 vii! .Av uh-PTM XX XX A-"Fifi" . -M, 4, , - . - 4 my .9sV'f9'!,,"""f'!f.:-- ,A -m . ,gf :.,4--,x tifgkif ' ' Q , M ',w-'Qf,,,'f' . - se f:?'x2r'f' 1 , LZ. 1' ' ,,r,.,, 5"A"4 ' ,. --:J K qi -sq-. YI A tix? : : ,.x Q--M1 X 5i,iff'eq?3Qs5gw, h , A ... X ' " i,v 1 ,Q w ,ki -..- A Q 'Nw-,..-. , -WR ,a gr. - "- 1Q".'f4KfuffT'V,-fixffff'f?F"f'- - . x 1 M- , .4 ,--A .W IE' E" ,.. .- ' j " ' Q ,. , Iwi ix , 4 H rx 4 a hz- in ,Ka .vi -' , .k L ' 1 . . . 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The essential pieces of infomaation and images were then transmitted to "Deny Flight" headquarters by the fastest possible means. "The images were used to make decisions that end up on the front page of newspa- pers around the world and can become the lead story on CNN," LCDR Tim Doorey, the air wing intelligence officer said. After the completion of one mission for "Deny Flight,', GW received a message from LGEN "Bear" Chambers, Commander, Combined Air Operations Center thanking the air wing and ship for providing crucial information in a timely manner. GW and CVW-7 had helped shape world events again. il -. ....,.,,,, G 3 f 1 '.',i Underway 77 -JH H A ,, .....,., -ff' Q-' ' . w'4""'fff"T.'ff" ' ,.V ,' V Ni. 4 2,5 '1 ., . 'Z , ,sh 'Q Lwf 1 F,-fx..-g.w"ff' i ,. 1 ,gg .33g,-,F -1:1 v--W-E.-rwq' -' , f , ,,. . .. 1 Lv-zflqff ' 5"4f4ffLjf3' , R . ., Rf- 'Y - f , , ,g V, - , '. ipyi 3, clzgw 5. 7.34.1- . .U V 1,.5wb-Vx-,,,,..... .X N-. fu ,y.. mm Q - .,.'-D.-M , 1 N. 5.2'.W-1145? 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Fun Day 35 Anchored off the coast of Italy IH the Adr1at1c Sea George Washlngton stood down fhght operatlons on June 23 and opened the fllght deck to a day of fun 1n the sun The day began w1th a fishmg rodeo on elevator four Quas1 pro anglers and would be outdoorsmen allke were judged on biggest fish smallest fish most flsh most unusual fish and most unusual fishmg r1g Other events rncluded welghtllftlng pre eatlng board and vldeo game tournaments and a talent competltlon The competltlon named the La Grone Gong Show after the show s host CWO3 W1ll1e La Grone featured an a cappella duet gultar and drum solos and the Shlp s cholr A l1v1ng spoof m1m1ck1ng the former telev1s1on show GW s gong show pltted the hllarlous agamst the muslcally talented Young and old first t1me deployers and sea soned Med Sallors allke there was somethmg for everyone on Fun Day Fun Day 79 7 . 9 9 , . . . .. . . 1 9 9 " as s as 7 " a 9 9 - 1 .. , . .. 1 , - - 7 J 78 FUD Day l ' -. Fun Day 35 Anchored ol'l' the coast of Italy in the Adriatic Sea. George Washington stood down llight operations on June 23 and opened the flight deck to a day of fun in the sun. The day began with a fishing rodeo on elevator four. Quasi-pro anglers and would-he outdoorsmen alike were judged on biggest fish. smallest fish. most fish. most unusual lish and most unusual fishing rig. Other events included Weightlifting. pie eating. hoard and video game tournaments. and a talent competition. The competition. named the "La Grone Gong Show" after the show's host. CWO3 Willie La Grone. featured an a cappella duet. guitar and drum solos and the ships choir. A living spoof. mimicking the former television show. GW's gong show pitted the hilarious against the musically talented. Young and old. lirst-time deployers and sea- soned Med Sailors alike. there was something for everyone on Fun Day. Fun Day 41.4 .vv"""',wv l-li. Fun Day The events A jour-ntan, 10 kilometer relay race tested the .stamina oflvothfleet-class runners and those who onlv break their running shoes out twice a yearjor the PR T Another event might not have been aslfitn as cow chip tossing topposite pagej, but it came close. Known as 'puck chncking, " The crewfs strength was tested byflinging 20-25 pound disks made.h'om recvcled compressed plastic. Fun Day 81 DC Olympics Capping the dayfs events were the Damage Control Oivmpics. Four six-man teams competed in pipe- patching, chemical protective garment donning and hose- team practice. They also showed their skills in the barrel! push, where two teams competed withfire hoses to push a bucket across a tensioned line. By the end. evetjvone was wet. 'P'- Fun Day A S3 S Fun Day N 1 X. 'x'.' 'x X X , Q K Y v A ,,.e Q f - 5, B PF? , , TF -ef , xg i . q.6.. ,,.,, A' ,." -11" Milestones There were Iwo milerones reached during the days leading up to and afier Fan Day. George Washington celebrated her two-year anniversary, and the "Gear Dogs " of 'A ir Departmenfs V-2 Division celebrated 10, 000 lazuzches on Catapult 1. a. egg, X X"b-fm. Fun Day UnderWHY f"',' 1 1' If Ls - ' gk " -'Au Q s-,'-,Y , 'G' 4 1 317 . , KJQ ,x s'x1W'i'3"'s"x t'x"s x5QEaJs'vf's', 2 2 ,f.ff,zf'A,fJ 51,,-- v ' " 1 K "au Back to work With a return to the regular Qvcle of events after Fun Day, quality assurance checks, movement of planes and loading of ordnance was again the order ofthe day. Rest and relaxation was no longer an all day event, but instead a more fleeting oppoi tunizjv to be taken advantage of when the time permitted. 1. Tlme management Balanczng work and natchstandzng mth study constant Izme-management 1 battles. The lzgols o CI'LlII6.S 11 er e a nex er-endmg But 1 egal dless ofthe work QA advancement exams and nance znspectlolzs, GW and CVW-7 Sailors had to what was most 117111101 tant to shzp andjof themselves. , Underway 'sun ""WZ., 1 1 ,fin hi- ff" 5 Underway 89 Underway 41 ling the barricade Having to rig the barri- fbr real is a worst-case zrio, but one that has to me quickly Mtlzere is ang 'e Qfit being ejfecti ve. Qs why the flight deck A' trained over and over I to perfect rhe task. ,f the call to rig the .fade was sounded, all X on deck husrled into fan in a rapid response. Underway e Q e i v 5 ? .Iuiy 1 July 7 0 Antalya, Turkey The city of Antalya, Turkey. perched atop 100-foot cliffs overlooking the Eastem Mediterraneans crystal-blue waters, played host to the nearly 6,000 George Washington and C arrier Airwing Seven Sailors who took full advantage ol' the six-day port visit to the "Turkish Riviera" town. Crewmembers visited shops at the Turkish ba- zaar, bargaining for gold. leather. carpets and decorative plates. Anyone who remained ashore overnight enjoyed affordable luxury hotels boastis beach swimming. poolside sunbathing. restaurants - The fresh vegeta bread. prow Washington Dui' Antalya eco merehandist WCC" lor gi i eos. casinos. and five-star :all at discounted prices. i rkish cuisine. made up mainly of s. fish. lamb. and oven baked pita ri be very popular with George frew. nstead, haggling skills were used to get the "best 3 . . ., he r , . - .L-X .s,,,.., aww, Q, I' ,L .ti 27,1 , In Q .- , ,gefi ,v - ,t 15: ' f . ', Ag V Ln' w w. YY-X 'K' .'l'. r .. . N . 'I Q r - il : hw imisa? -SIL , I ,-,, the visit. over S3 million was spent on the ty. Rarely. however. was there a set price lor Day 43 ,. Q., ' ,V .. v -I . . s Antalya. Turkey ,E .QM 3 , Vi.--:"i',M ie .if ,J ,NJA 'S Thg City gf Antalya. l10lCls boasting beach swimming. poolside Turkey, perched atop lOO-foot sunbathing. diseos, casinos, and live-star cliffs overlooking the Eastern "CSl?1U1'21l1lS - all 211 discounfffd PITCCS- Mediterraneairs crystal-blue waters. w The Turkish cuisine. made up mainly of host to the .nearly 65000 George ' A E:?iZ1VC,dCl21lDlCS. fish. lamb. and oven baked pila who logjk fillondand Sjm.I.1el. Amymg Seven Sgunlprb Wight pcroved to be very popular with George theawrkish Rivia Yfmldge ofthe six-day port visnlo . IITCTSUIT-S crew. . l N H I N Q gl Crewmembera Iovvn. n Aman uirng the visit. over 33 million was apenr on tg mar, bargaining for gold elrs' vtrsired shoPS at the Turkish ba- T meI'Ll2'aZQfF.l10U1y- Rarely. however, waathei .1 serpllfu .il one who remained gshoi eat ei? carpers and decorative plates. rl -ISF.: Instead, haggling skills were used to get ie le Ovefmghr emoyed affordable luxufy P KC 101 gms. Day 43 JE, , 2-."""..- Liberty call, Liberty call Fleet landing was a short 10- nzinute ride by boat. Chartered busses clzaiqjfeured the crew to Antalya 's best hotels and the city center. The buses operated nearly 24-hours a day, and gave the crew a safe way to travel to and from the city. Following a day of shopping and fin in the sim, Fleet Landing was a welcome stop before catching the ferry back to the ship, as Sailors tookgnall advantage ofthe Food Tent set up by Supply Dept. ' Y 3 2 tw "V ' 1, , print f -f .iw V -'M - H ' if ri I A . '61 H 4 . . , , h v . 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Line lllllllffflllif. reliieling aireraji and yellow gear, and puinliizg replaced the port duties Qfbeaelz guard. Tll0.f2Il'llS lizrnedjrcmi liberty In lllllllfllg Ilze carrier 10 sea and its czirerqli in flie .s'kie.s'. Underway 'F'-.. ,SW . A. -c it Underway 107 . ' pr "5-Ti l .- W, T July ll, Day 53 lf the measure of one's character is the ability to respond to adversity. the crews of USS George Washington tCVN 733 and Carrier Air Wing Seven had every reason to be proud of themselves the night ofjuly l l. As CAPT Sprigg would later note. that night proved George Wash- ington had many heroes among the crew: "Far too many to count. far too many to recognize." Nothing sends a chill down the spine ofeven the most experienced seaman as three short words fire at sea. The crew. on station in the Adriatic Sea in support of Operation Deny Flight over Bosnia. faced a potentially devastating blaze on July 1 l. Word was initially passed report- ing smoke in thc laundry. and the at- sea fire party responded in their usual quick and efficient style. Taps had sounded and many of the crew were going about their 108 Underway evening rituals of showering or reading as they prepared for a well- deserved night's rest. Other crew members were involved in the business of a forward- deployed aircraft carrier - flight operations. Still others were up and about watching television or working at their jobs. Word of smoke in the laundry was passed over the l-MC and the crcw's response was not initially one of great alarm. Shortly thereafter. thick black smoke was filling the laundry as the ship's firefighters converged on the space. lt quickly became apparent that they were facing something more than a small fire in one of the ship's I2 industrial-sized clothes dryers. The smoke was black. That meant trouble. and the fire party knew it. "When word was passed that there was black smoke in there. I knew something out ofthe ordinary was going on," CDR Brad Mason, the ship's former chief engineer said. "Once we investigated, we knew three things: there was a fire. it was a fuel fire. and it wasn't in the laundry we really didn't know where it was." The smoke was being pumped into the space through the ship's ventilation system. Quick action by the fire party at that point would later be hailed as vital to the fire fighting effort. "Shutting down the ventilation was more than vital it was lifesav- ing." Mason said. "We could then set about finding the source." As Sailors donned their OBAS and painstakingly searched for the fire. Mason had made his way to damage control central. From there he monitored the entire ship using various communication devices, including television. telephones and walkie talkies. . -'C' f .i." P f-' 4 9' Twelve levels above. on the bridge. CAPT Sprigg was in constant communication with all locations of the ship. "l got reports of liames sighted on the aft starboard sponsonf' Sprigg said. 'Flames could be seen rising up on the outside of the ship." CAPT Sprigg. having ascer- tained that the situation was too great for the at-sea fire party alone. ordered the ship to general quarters. "There are a lot of berthing areas in that area and at that time of night there are going to be Sailors in those areas." CAPT Sprigg said. "We went to general quarters in order to get those guys out of the area and put them in a position to help fight the fire if the need came up." When that word was passed. the entire tone of the ship changed. Progressive word of smoke and fire. giving way to general quarters. was call for alarm. The crew. sensing something was wrong, scrambled to general quarters quickly. but quieter than normal. If word was to be passed, they wanted to hear it. In the skies above. all in-bound aircraft were diverted to shore stations in Italy. Although GW could have recovered these aircraft if required. the men whose normal job is to safely recover them were fighting the fire from above as they aimed fire hoses over the starboard side ofthe ship. Additionally. all aircraft spotted Continued on next page Underway 109 aft on the flight deck were moved forward to avoid the llames from reaching them. which would have made a bad situation even worse. The "smash and crash" crew, as well as everyone else on the Hight deck. responded in textbook fashion. Min- utes after smoke was reported. all aircraft were out of danger. LCDR Tom Reed. the ship's maintenance manager. credited the crew with stopping a disaster before it got out of hand. Their ability to isolate the fire saved lives. "The fire party can't fight a fire of that size without relief." Reed explained. "We had four teams going at once. It was a hell of an effort by the at-sea fire party. the crew and the airwing. That fire could have done much more damage." LCDR Mike Waters. the ship's legal officer. was the repair locker officer for Repair 7A. the locker closest to the fire. He concurred with Reeds assessment of the crew's actions. saying: "My guys performed perfcctly...It felt like a drill. not an actual fire. I smelled smoke 40 frames forward but the actual fire was confined to a relatively small area in the rear of the ship." Crews were deployed above and to the side of the fire. "That meant we kind of cornered it and worked on putting it out .. not giving it the chance to spreadf' Waters added. The senior enlisted damage control expert aboard George Wash- ington. DCCIVIISWI Edgar Burris. has been called a training zealot by the men who work for him. Burris credited training as the number one reason the quick re- sponse and efficient performance by his teams was possible. but added that another factor was just as important, "We were extremely lucky,' Burris admitted. "The location of the fire, the time of night, the quick response all these things were in our favor." he said. "I don,t want anyone to get complacent. Yes, we did a good job. but every fire is different. And, the next one they face. here or at their next command, will be different. They now have the knowledge that they can tight a tough fire and come out on top." As members of the at sea fire party. DC3 Jeff Baptista and DCFN Craig Gundersen were two of the first men on the scene. "I knew that everything I'd trained for during the last three years would come down to that night," Baptista said. "We worked together with the entire crew...I'm proud of all of us." Gundersen believes communica- tion was one of the things that al- lowed everyone to work as a team. 'Once things got rolling, there Continued on page 112 110 Underway 'Q A 4 I ala-me fi is K ,ff f 411 Q 'lr ,.,,- Underway 4 wasnit a tithe when I was unsure of 1 minutes lighting the tight of their what we were doing," he said. y lives. S "That's because we communicated i "This crew performed better than with the repair locker leaders and any l've seen," CAPT Sprigg said. 2 with DC central. l'm glad that we "They listened to their chain ol' practice these exact things during general quarters drills - it came in handy." CAPT Sprigg acknowledged the accomplishments of the many Sailors who trained for years to spend 75 Flight deck and hangar bay crews 7 both contributed to first containing the fire from above and below, and then extinguishing it with a combination of teamwork and dogged persistence. command and did what was needed to 3 be done. l'm proud ofthe entire crew. They really came through in a bad situation." Few George Washington or Carrier Air Wing Seven Sailors will soon forget the night ofluly l l. The actions ofthe crew will be talked about for years. Words like heroism, courage and teamwork will be used to explain how they did it. But no matter what words are used. they will fall short of describing the actions of a crew who became one. A crew who instinctively re- sponded without question and who can now say they saved their ship. -1 '1?25"ii5'C-. .f?i'5f'Vf:i?e t . ,- ,V+-57. ,iv csv'-2 - ,A . "SS?',?'i1?Yf: 'if 'TSE 5f"?iT'1"' . .K'2'?-'-- "5 41. '. E - 111112, '- is-,1f1.,Y:',',f,,'4 2 4. -.. 3 fy ' A t -' if "Qu -5.54-mb -. 112 Underway A ... lb 47' ,- - 1 -+,:,--,3..,, 5 LX- -5 ,"'l IQ-5 .w V 1 . bldg , ,, ., A -V AA, f , AB A-:Z , f. -- - . -- ,f"----- f , - ' "' -",, ' -:,,ffL ,....-.-f , , .Z-,g , i gg x , 5 5- , ' ' --- 1111- - f-, -f- ff' -' - -W FJ- f '-2"-J., From the repuir ioekeizs' izecirext the sceize to the CVCH'HIC'llI17C'l'.S' who provided water to help their .s'l1ipiitcttesjelzci Qffdehv clrcition,.fighting thejire was cm all IICIIICIS etibrt. Later. the crew was conzmendeci with their tefmzwork during ct ceremoizy on the flight deck. more than 360 ciwctrcis and was prui.s'eclbf0r .11- .. -g ,ilfh ,. 1- A ' 'I A -' , - fs., lf ,,,,,- Over the side While the larger job Qfrepciiiiting the dcimugeci exterior Qfthe ship wouifl' he iczter completecl in Jebel Ali, much QI' the prepciratoiiv work was ac'e0mpiished hy the crew. They spent long hours over the side in the .sectring heat repairing cmd repciiizting the clcinmge. r,'k,, wi' Y I ., Q if 2 M- N. 9, 1 ' Q 'RIF . I Z-,xv 'N' r, ,Nm - , AA 1., M39 vii 4.4-1!-f uh Ru-.,, , U , , 4, ...Pb l 2 5 I ng ,J yn nm, 1 ggi. A x fb, A :. r S -V K ' img fu ' M" " f w 'A' . ' . , 4 f , Q , Q. by -- - 1 3 46-,,,,..f' 2J Underway 113 L f.. l n aircraft carrier at sea has been compared to a floating city. The carrier must support all the services ofa typical American town. To help GW Sailors keep in touch with loved ones at home, the Postal Clerks manned a small post office that carried outa bigjob. These Sailors, along with some oftheir shipmates, formed a "Bravo Working Parties," which carried, sorted, stacked and bundled thousands of pounds of incoming and outgoing mail each day. Ofthe many records broken on this maiden deployment, one stands out - Largest Mail Call- 13,000 lbs. That's a lot ofletters! Mail Call Undennfay I X6 7 mc: mr n .ff fb Ar Underway - ' I we wwf, I i Ai , V -, .. WQK V x Y' 'r -. 6-. - P 5 VL, Ins! X , , .7 wif-KA , .V k ' H N vi tvxkk P? V V ' V, , '- V . A Y 1 N M V --f ' 'H ' ' 'N , ' . I ' 1, MM ' ,W ' ', . lr' ,jk-',,rl A f' ,. .-- ' I' ' .' h Z ! 4 ff f 1 ' ' A.,. " L- - , Af A' Y P LJ ' X 1 , Q 'ff ' 1, A , ,, , ex s N 6 Underway I. 'WWF' ,, Q31 Q0 1 , 0 ".-5, rvw, ff: 1 fb, -IQ 4 I ,, In 9 ., fn: O 7. 4 4 'wx 51 7:74, 4 ,,, ,G . -5: 'X '17, :Lk EMARKS .455 ,Z K K ,cf Ai - fY f '-1 E 'Q f N 2 I l V kg sb 'I p v'-. , 3 , gn, 1 -. , 1 - H. ' .r UVHGCI Underway X.: -au lxw I K 3' f "XV I J s af ' v, f A I L . xl Z, 4 I if AH- i IS x v"""i. --' ,y --nr i ---,-i ,,...,-,.--21' 5-1--eni"i' V-------r"'-'Q' ,A Q ,,., :,,, ,, 3, 11" cf Q-gf Y .L-Y'-:1"' ' ' P,,,. xg NN .N X .K NN -XX N "sq, Q ' 1 A-W at 7 I I I f ff W x X x X WX x X X. N -...MN L 9 -1 A1 I il: ff f , ,f f f ff1'f'fC"f ij Q fi ' . jfffi WXKWY fffffffl ff 27 x x. - XX, X' -. x xx 1 1 Ji -In ...- ai .hh-E 'im . hi: fi. TN-A I 1 4 'Q ff J 'f Il' ,A 'x K"- A ,. .,.., ,,.. -..-...............u.....-.........x.-.... -.......h...........-...,4.. . ,- .,-A .. K Y , Y n A A ff . 5' I GW won the Ney Award for food service cellence Day 6I How many ways are there to prepare and serve meals? Two hundred? A thousand? On board USS George Washington there was only one...the best way. Confirmation of this fact came on the night ofluly 19th via message announcing that George Washington had won the CAPT Edward F. Ney Memorial Award for Excellence in Food Service. George Washington was singled out. Navy-wide, as the best of the best. The Food Service Division underwent a rigorous 2-day inspection just prior to the Presidential embark in June. The final inspec- tion was the climax to a year-long competition in which every other carrier was eliminated from the running. t Continued on next page ' , ll . hs., 1 .... g ,.,r rr A -elf - - 5-1 Underway 119 i 4., I ,. l.a?g'J,l ' win 218' v...4s ' -- ar. A ff? "The inspectors looked at how the meals were prepared from the food coming onto the ship, out of the box, into the ovens and onto the f'They looked at it all tmachin- eryj from the mixers in the bake shop to the salt shakers on the tables. Cleanliness was the key," LT Lindy trays," CWG2 Gordon Keith, Food Kock, the Principal Assistant for Service Officer, said. "They watched Service CPASJ, said. everything with a very careful eye After observing the movement of and our guys showed them that food from the storage spaces, the nobody can put a better meal on the inspectors monitored how it was table prepared carefully noting the cooks In addition to looking at the end cleanliness and flair when creating product the inspectors looked at the galley and messdeck equipment and machinery The people who use that equipment need to be qualified well trained and have a working knowl edge of all ha7ards associated with the machines Safety is is much a part of turning out meals forthe crew as it is makin a new pa1t1n engineer n 120 Underway breakfast lunch and dinner for 5 OOO plus crew The final test was to sample each component ofthe meal on the mess decks in the same setting George Washington SdllOlS e tt weie spotless and tabletops clean IS they ate then meals over the two day visit "The Mess Deck Master-at- Arms and the Food Service Atten- dants really contributed to winningj, MSC CSWXAWJ Darrell Anders, LCPO, S-2M Division said. f'We keep the mess decks clean all the time," he added. f'So the inspection was no big deal to my guys They just took a little more care and I kept checking more and more as the inspection got near One of the FSAs who lived the Ney experience had another view Keeping the salad bar stocked and clean was important but there was also a big push on to keep all the tables well stocked ketchup bottles pepper full and n tpkins ieady S7 and SZM were not the only contributors to George Washington s 99 - , , , ' X v , . - . 9 'l l if -5 s l Q s ' l ' - f .' , , G6 ' , I , I . . . L L A if D ' ' . . ' ' A .' z.' N The silverware sparkled, glasses needed to be clean and full, salt and ' ' Y ' -1 I .V l -X ' ' L V .l L if l ' 2 I Y 1 I all I kv ' 'S ' g , ' ' ' I - - '- - ' Y 1' - 1 K. . - , ' Q i , K- 1 i -. xx Y I . D st, -5' .,, 'I - ,.- .,. . -T'-I3 M' Q ,.J. . FTTK W.. f-Q . -- . ,J A . A x - .1 1-:.:ff'L- ' I . , .,lf,f,,tn... successful bid for the Navy's highest food service award. 5 4 ny mention of the overall team effort would be incom- plete without the Medical Department and the Engineers," CDR John Drerup, GW's Supply Officer, said. Lt. Kock also paid tribute to the men who made the machines run right and those who inspect the food. HThe engineers keep our equip- ment up and running every day of the year,', Kock said. 6'We couldn't feed the crew if they didnit. They just kept up there usual outstanding performance during the inspection. 'The guys from medical inspect our food when ever and where ever we put it. They make sure we serve quality food...the Ney inspectors noticed that." MSCCSWJ Charles Wharton, S-2 Division LCPO, credited the men in the galley with having a winning attitude long before the inspectors arrived. 4'All the guys had a strong desire to be the bestf' he said. "They lived the role. Their attitudes were on display at each meal, so I'm sure the Ney inspectors picked up on itf' At one point during the inspec- tion the evaluators were backed into a COI'ITCl'. Conunuedonrwxtpage The Ney Award cake was one dessert G W's cooks didn 't have to prepare. Instead, the ship's boatswain 's mates baked and iced the commemora- tive cake in honor of their ship- mates' excellent work. 4"""' Undenuay 121 .', 4 3: if 'W I s. dn, i 4 w.--.4 W-..-,... nfzvy-nqrfupvruuu-q,q,,,g,51kA ... Q5 N31 Q ,,f'f"B""' . .lub s fs- 1. ..:: . '-,H ' ,V ug-O, - 15 11 , 5 ' 'U AI , . ,. . . A uv. ' '4- 2, yy: ,- z r,. ,Q in gif A . " ' 1 4 1 1 1, A, ., .-. of ""',L'v? f -Z . T Q ' . ii-.. 1 "' ' A D- ' f 4 s 'F f ' . 5. .R X Y' ,.., .gp 'Am ,H "7f"'? 1 ,., g,... ... V il .1 f' ,, -,r"' 11 xr- if -nr - - --A--f--nr i J! I .131 ,Z -- r 5 . . 'H Q 7,1 . Swag Q94 I 41 Q3 Q ,.. uv., f Q i ,4... ! f ff, N -31 , '1 y . 1 , .: I w .v , .ui X I U fiffu orfu, Greece was another great port visit for the crew. July 22-29 found GW in a famed intemational vacation paradise, and all were afforded a well deserved break. Hundreds of shops and restaurants drew the attention of the 5,000 plus crew, as well as thou- sands of other European tourists. Many took advantage of Corfu's world class golf course while others toured the centuries-old sites of the historic Ionian island. Azurine waters helped make the beaches a popular attraction. Some of the more ambitious went a little deeper in the water while on a MWR-sponsored scuba diving trip. Additional tours included an around-the- island bus tour and a mountain-bike trip. The port visit provided excellent opportuni- ties to leam about Ionian and modem European cultures, as well as show off GW spirit overseas. Day 64 124 Corfu, Greece M" . , .An q, .N ,QQ . .-, .,.. :M 5 HW ' L. ' 'Fl 1 V K T EL Y ,w HW , Z, ah, rg, ff 4, , , :- S .Q .5 1- 4.5 xQ.n.,' l b, ,, fy. gr ef' . I I in Q ., f"?S" in ., . 'A li , a". '-J I 1 'f,. U FFP 23 'af m .1 'L + g ,Ia ,,.a 4 , 1 lf AL f 1396, Q l Charcoal-broiled fun Fleet landing in Cowl was more than just a point of return and departure from liberty. Supply Department and other volunteersflipped burgers and hot dogs, and provided ice-cold drinks to help the crew beat the heat. Elsewhere, always eager to take in local attractions, the crew learned the basics of scuba diving before taking the plunge, gay, I 41 Corfu, Greece 127 130 Corfu, Greece IW 1 F' ' fb, 'JM 4 151 If Y 3' 7 fl- L Corfu, Greece 131 132 Corfu, Greece Whether returning to the ship or ventur- ing out into Corfu, the crew always satisfied their never-ending appetite with a burger at fleet landing. Nil --a-.A ,am -.lK W, -- -nj 6. ,r-3,5-,- , ,.. f , ,.-, 136 Underway equi- CINCUSNAVEUR dialed 9- l -l GW responded at 30 knots Day 78 n August 5, George Washington was diverted from scheduled exer- cises in the eastern Mediterranean and called back to the Adriatic Sea. The Na- tional Command Authority directed GW return to the area and provide immediate air support. The reason, to respond to Bosnian Serb violations of the weapons exclusion zone on August 3 Two fully loaded EA 6Bs from VAQ 140 were launched from GW approxi mately 600 miles out to provide electronic warfare support Two A 6E lntruders from VA 34 were also sent for refueling support Once refueling was completed the A 6Es returned to GW The EA 6Bs stayed overnight in Italy and returned to GW the next day At the same time the planes were launched GW s Engineering and Reactor crews were hard at work below decks ensuring that a speed of 30 plus knots was maintained during the entire transit back to the Adriatic Their efforts ensured GW was on station on August 6 flying mis sions It was no coincidence however that as soon as GW had arrived back in the waters off Bosnia tensions quieted The Bosnian Serbs once again decided to comply with UN directives The GW! CVW 7 team made yet another difference in shaping world events so much so that the crew s port visit to Haifa Israel thought to be in doubt after the ship was diverted west remained on schedule Underway 137 .1-i"'?W v 135 Underway CINCUSNAVEUR dialed 9-1-1 GW responded at 30 knots Day 78 n August 5, George Washington was diverted from scheduled exer- cises in the eastern Mediterranean and called back to the Adriatic Sea. The Na- tional Command Authority directed GW return to the area and provide immediate air support. The reason, to respond to Bosnian-Serb violations of the weapons exclusion zone on August 3. Two fully loaded EA-6Bs from VAQ- 140 were launched from GW approxi- mately 600 miles out to provide electronic warfare support. Two A-6E Intruders from VA-34 were also sent for refueling support. Once refueling was completed, the A-6Es returned to GW. The EA-6Bs stayed overnight in Italy and returned to GW the next day. At the same time the planes were launched, GW's Engineering and Reactor crews were hard at work below decks ensuring that a speed of 30-plus knots was maintained during the entire transit back to the Adriatic. Their efforts ensured GW was on station on August 6, flying mis- sions. lt was no coincidence, however, that as soon as GW had arrived back in the waters off Bosnia, tensions quieted. The Bosnian-Serbs once again decided to comply with UN directives. The GW! CVW-7 team made yet another difference in shaping world events, so much so that the crew's port visit to Haifa, Israel, thought to be in doubt after the ship was diverted west, remained on schedule. Underway all a..1,,...- ... ,..--.,..A wr -4. l if O CUSNAVEUR dialed 9-1-1 W responded at 30 knots Day 78 -.... n August 5. George Washington was diverted from scheduled exer- cises in the eastern Mediterranean and called hack to the Adriatic Sea. The Na- tional Command Authority directed GW return to the area and provide immediate air support. The reason. to respond to Bosnian-Serh violations ollthe weapons exclusion zone on August 3. Two Tully loaded EA-olis from YAQ- l4tl were launched from GW approxi- mately otltl miles out to provide electronic warfare support. Two A-olii lntruders from YA-3-l were also sent for refueling support. Once refueling was completed. the A-olis returned to UW. The EA-6Bs stayed overnight in ltalv and returned to GW the next day. At the same time the planes were launched. GVN"s lingincering and Reactor crews w ere hard at work below decks ensuring that a speed ot' 30-plus knots was maintained during the entire transit hack to the Adriatic. Their efforts ensured GW was on station on August 6. tlving mis- sions. lt was no coincidence. however. that as soon as GW had arrived hack in the vv aters oft' Bosnia. tensions quieted. The Bosnian-Serbs once again decided to comply w ith UN directives. The GNN' CYXN'-7 team made vet another dit'l'crence in shaping world eventsg so much so that the crew's port visit to llaifa. lsracl. thought to he in doubt after the ship was diverted west. remained on schedule. Underway Hovering safety While C VW-7's aircrah were flying their unscheduled mission in Bosnia 's skies. HS-5 's helicopter crews provided an ever-vigilant presence in G W's immediate area. They stood ready to respond to any mission, whether be it search and rescue or submarine detection. lg' ' N Man overboard drills G W 's motor whale boat crews, seasoned from previous drills , were trained to respond to shipmates in need. Countless hours of training with "Oscar", a flotation dummy used during drills, guaranteed the motor whale boat crews were ready to act as one uf an actual man overboard was called. f' -ig - o 1- o d.i if-3 ' 5" Y.- ,M-Q' ..M.p-f-,. M v 1tQP, -41 tx'- -tsi "5 'Je-'Qs' :Q '-'Wig -'K 'Xian- ,y' ' a'-if ,100 ff ""?ff..:-Jr' 'Bti' ' to qv V Y A ,s 1 is 3553 tw Q.. F 1, V 'MIL 461 LA-.,,t 'Elan-4. V' xp ,F X N L A -pl H-was KX X lhxk NEB. Y 48' Wwe? t as N1 Underway 139 X ,1- 40 Underway E Q ...A K , . ff- "2 x W, 03-III-WL full - I28 Ml ll' 3----, 5 .-., re? v """'7 Regardless Qffhe world evenls Ihuf dete1'mi11ed where GW sailed and what if czeeomplished, c1'ay-f0- clay life inside the Ship C0l1fI'l1LlCCI' 011 its 1'0L1li11e pace. Weekly zone fI'I.S'fJ8C'fl'0l7.S' were peljfbrmecf and repz1i1'.s' to equipment were ongoing. Bill lhrouglz il all, the Crew sri!! made fimejbr ffIC1IISC'fVC'.S', relczxing ln' jJfll'Vfl'Ig elzeekelis' 01jfi11'f!1e1'i17g rlzefr eclzfealiofz by fczkifzg PA CE c'lc1.s'.s'e.s'. Underway ,ar F S N ww' r., .,,, Jaw. . 0 , fn' - ---H .V If ,-gggr-.:::' V . E-Ta -24111.-nll.llv'll""l 'X .:--s 4 - . -M r-gp W my -if fr , ' 1 gn.-f17L 7.5 A 1 ' '. ."'-i", , if T-'A I 'mffi' 'M fyi ' ' 5'kiL -. ' , If -if 1. 1 A , A " I 4 A fannulf. '- - lf - J V. rr, Q x 5' ..!,,',nv , A .' , . 'lr pg," '- -fw fm k J. .1 - 1 5 I ,fx:j"qf -- 9? ' uh- A "W" - 1 ' ' at - 5 f, ' A V '-- ':- ' 'fm ' W 1 ir-'Ei 2' 3 t Q 7 fd' ,I - , ' 'IM' ' V f 27' - 5 h 4 1,5- -'!-l-,,+y4- .111 . ,. , A - . . ' 2--931:504:.nu5aay:.p--VY.-w1,'F'W, - ,E Q lfuhdi S N ,X 1 14. - , 5af41r3+rQi2i.' 2'.- ' ', ?y ? ff - 5 -4' f' , .f- ,. , , .V 2 1. , , 'S N s ' A 53339 me I dd P fp fi' . f ' l V ,, A 1 P1mf-f 'f5+ig-igfif'-iff+'2'f+5":: Tal2ERL53?hl+7ffAQ'f:?4 'A . f A T .Mig-fr fl Ulfql., , FN, 1 1 74 V! y-if " Ai ' S. : :fi 'F l' Day 85 Mission complete. Back on schedule and on to August 12 - 17 Haifa's citizens welcomed to the Hol Land uring our port visit to Haifa, Israel, GW and CVW-7 Sailors and Marines found a port waiting with open arms. During their visit the crew enjoyed the rich history and many sights throughout the "Holy Land." The tours offered by GW's Morale, Welfare and Recreation Office were very popular. Crewmembers visited Jerusa- lem, Bethlehem, and many of the major religious shrines in the area. Some crewmembers took advantage of the rare opportunity of a Jordan River baptismal. In downtown Haifa, the USO was a central place for the crew to begin walk- ing tours of the city. USO volunteers provided information on restaurants, shopping and hotels. Just outside their base of operations, they set up a phone room and chicken bar and grill for the crew. Everyone who took shuttle buses from fleet landing into Haifa were taken to the USO. It was tmly the point where liberty began. Haifa was not just a rest and relax- ation port call. Returning the hospitality shown by the Israeli hosts, many crew- members showed their "GW Spirit" by showing their ship to thousands of Israeli citizens. Others helped by volunteering for three community projects. Haifa was both entertaining and educational for the crew, affording an opportunity to experience the unique religious and historical appeal of this small, but important countiy. Haifa, Israel Haifa Israel lf A Haifa, Israel -W2 ,,.arsv.w.-.. M-Y 3'?"'w figaiiii' :T 1 - M- 4'?'Lez43-J xl :LL W- f Qfggyn M ! 'jig 'sfxx--ETX Cradle of religions More than any other port George Washington 's crew visited on deployment, Israel will be remembered as the most religiously signjicant. Christian, Jew and Muslim alike could trace their religion 's history back to places and monuments in Israel. G W 's chaplains facilitated the learning experience by relating historical information that increased interest in the Holy Land. .vgnhiv 1 Haifa, Israel 7 jordan River baptism More than 50 crewmembers renewed their religious commitment when they traveled to the Jordan River for a group baptism. The place where they were baptized, by GW 's Protes- tant Chaplain Glen Krans, Father John Brzek and Father William Lesak, is believed to be the location where John baptized Jesus nearly 2000 years ago. "S?'Mf- V 15,2 WI' 48 Haifa, Israel f Q ,ff S 'pf-s x:1...h. Y ff V. Haifa, Israel 149 Haifa, Israel .XXX- : -,-A i 14.4 , 1 S 8, 'QQSLQ .,, , -x. 5 wr 1 'MSW- i sv ' vii. 'A JP, .. ' '5 Showing off the ship Duty days in Haifa were anything but uneventfiil. When not on watch, it was a safe bet the crew was giving tours to Israel 's interested citizens. George Washington 's duty sections hosted a steady stream of visitors every day while in Hayfa. These tours afforded each crewmember an opportunity to exhibit their GW Spirit in being part ofthe George Washington!Carrier Airwing Seven Team. S? Haifa, Israel Historic tours Tours to the ancient cities of Bethlehem and Jerusalem were especially memorable experi- ences for GW's crew. Believed to be the place where the Virgin Mary gave birth to Jesus, Bethlehem was a fortress-like maze of craggy white stone. In Jerusalem, Sailors and Marines traveled to a place that three world religions claim as a pivotal focal point. As in the past, Jerusalem remains a true crossroads of custom, culture and belief A of 4- C a N U X . J 7 K 5,1 K v "' f 'X X X I fi if e U' 1 1 f 9 as X 5 1 ffgx 5 , - -X . X, V . -. .x, ,L . ff , fi 41" . . H ' 1, 1 I 1 J 'IQ H A J .. , , A . .at .'- . li , 'fri FJ. L 1 .2 6?-f .vw f- ' . , .g , . J 4 J 5 :if x r - ' 1 T5 fsf ' 5-f , , . w.iQ?n 5 fffi'w1 Sf ' ' 2 2 T TRAVTATQME "' W K Y-4 f '11 Emi-m " 1 I ? . - A- ' -Q. ' , . 4 N M 4. d, 4 Y B X N du. um' W ff K 0 , 't Qu 1 X I 5 sv A xx. L F 4, . A il 4 .Q Q 4 1 1,1 .J 4 E , , .. 3 , + :Q .A , M51 -fc 5 qi I fy? 1' ft 15' ul ir 1, is f 1 i S . N M g I' ' ' X A Xt' , R f M I I x Q 8 fau x X X . ' 'Lg K- 'N , J .e lx , ' we V lf, ' - 1 Xa - I .Maru wi . , ,N sq. -. . X' vizgf ,p Q' :49-Q,g,,: 1 5 ' 1' v f ' ' wr' ' - F 324 J' . :fx 4F-yu' Q-nk rg V 4 Q, -A sa , A .. F7 K ' Mug X Aqgiq, ' r k -X K XY! , V f- nts.. . ,A 1, V! , 1.. "ax :sr ' ' -ua' ' :H ""bgA. ,f f I :JI -1 17-2, -M ijn,-'4' 1 ' -5 WREDSAIIL I 3 Xgvgffiit ,gg ,i . '- I, ' I Ki W rfi 55:7 ' xg 7 In f- ,..-,,,A-s:.55,-1,,,,13:.. ' 5 , ,' ,Q - - 517' "M , ., , f 4 '34 it ' , , , H 1 lv .nv-uf iff? qi -1 . .ff -' .,se-if!" .' L K. -'ICQ L, X :WSF I fl! I if ff JY' Q- J!! J .1 Xiu-u gl"-?"'S I I If , .ul , 15 .ny ri ?.o I ,a- 1 sf dr 11 Q v, 'P ' Yr:-1 I' 4 42,3 'ix-" fx- I 56 5 ,,fv,zx,e1 f. viii ---pmnn-4r- nv,-4' ' Liberty cowboys George Washington 's liberty cowboys roped themselves the Chance to ride horseback in HaHa 's outlying COLH'llIZV.S'ld8. Haifa, Israel , 'L ."5-A Isl.-Wm ' 40? xt--Q! 'M' " ' ,,' . 2 vm' 1.1 -,. A. -'V W., if 7 - if -, . "- .. "' . - :ra-,'I, -' ,legs ' JT 'V' ,D M. .' ' . Q ,, I., 'Q Q-.1 In ' ' - ' : , ' Q '.: 1: - ' -.r ,- ffs- i ' A ' ' ' ' 'mis'-l""L"'-' ' lx". ' ' , ---. . - ' vvfl ' Ny, 'Q' 'H if , X?" 1 3 fi J -..,, ,xx I ,...-.-- journey to the top of the world The trip to the historic mountain top citadel ofMasada was an awe-inspiring opportunity for the crew. Masada was once a stronghold for Jews who were defying the Roman Empire. Rather than subject themselves to Roman rule and compromise their religious beliefs, the Jews of Masada endured a twoyear siege that eventually led to a group suicide pact to avoidfalling into enemy hands. Haifa, Israel 155 Day 90 The lvalfway point ofthe cruise no! only meant GW was on the downslope offlve deployment, lm! also that Ihe crew earnecl the Sea Service Rlhlvon for being at sea 90 clczys c1wc1yfi'on1 home porfo 158 Hanfa, Israel 4 fm We came, we saw, we toured, and now we're exhausted About the only way to stay awake aher an exhaustive tour schedule in Haifa was to take a Swim in the salty waters ofthe Dead Sea. Else- where, at the USO, shipmates took advantage of their last hours ashore by touching base with loved ones in the states by phone. The trip back to GW capped a once-in-a-lifetime journey to the Holy Land. wi' H N Haifa. Israel Underway Getting the records straight Whether inport in HaHa or underway, there was a tremendous amount ofpaper- work generated by almost 6,000 Sailors and Marines. Wlzile the rest ofthe crew was working or relaxing in the library, sewice records were constantly being updated. X , . Q ,,l r , , R. ,M fb 71 W- -'S Underway Calling home from sea Not long ago when ships went to sea, it meant an end to the crewis telephone service. But thanks to new technology, Sailors and Marines aboard George Washington were able to talk with loved ones inexpensively, from thousands of miles away, during the deployment. Sailors were able to call home at a rate of only 50 cents per minute, no matter where the ship was in the world. The credit-card pay phones were purchased by Morale, Welfare and Recreation and were the talk of the ship as Sailors just couldn't wait to take advantage of the shipis pioneering technology. "lim married and this was the best idea I've seen in all my years ofser- vice," MS2 William Powell, of Supply's S-5 Division, said. Sales ofthe calling cards seemed to back up Powcll's comments. Gn June 9, for example, Supply Depart- ment rackcd up a staggering 1,100 phone cards sold - in the first tive 162 Underway hours. Coded for 40 minutes of calling time, the cardls memory billing amount counted down until the two minute mark. At that point, a computer voice let the Sailor know he or she was about to run out of time. 6 6 e had been looking for a way to bring this service to the crewf' Lt. Cmdr. Steven Lohr, a naval reservist from NAS Dallas, who was aboard George Washington to help with the Challenge Athena system, said. f'This was the first time non-official use telephones have been made available to a crew on a Navy shipf' Thanks to U.S. Sprint, Challenge Athena and the team of George Wash- ington Sailors who monitored and maintained the phone system, as well as administered the phone sign-up lists, the infomation superhighway was ex- tended across the oceans to bring Sailors and Marines and their loved ones closer together. I Q , Y -1.A I I Phone cards: We didn I leave home without them QQQQ OGQQQQQQQQQQQQQOODG L samrersearaeecarafasmasses-feefaafaeseeeses Jimdi 0089! 0 QGQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQ rfr"'n Q caan QQQBQQQQGQQQGQR lil lfr AQEJEJSVSEELJSZSSQTQ5faLeArs'5S65'Ewai-aagsealgsgmganseef A:v'nT.u'.E-rfljnlrr T-lfyrl-ST L IJ..l.1ULJ.MJLU-.l L 'L L LL LLL LL LLLLLL LLL L Lf L-ULL QGQQQQQB C 90009 QSGQAQQ 0 99'?'!9'!9'?'?'E9 909 Hr L :UU Q 0009 -J , 000 00 Q0 The POTS fPlczi11 Ola' Teleplmlze 5l1f.s'Ie111j fI.lIC'.S' lflcll were 1110111'I01''0111 Aff Interior Communic:c1Zi01z.s' gave lhe ship 61 mliczlnfe, C'0lI.S'l'.S'fCl1I mmm' Qf'111f11'11m1'1z1'11g commmzic'afi0n.s' wilh 0lIIblIdSl'l761lI unc! .vzzpporl .s'1fgfI'1'1z .'VIll.ffU!k. Underway 1 :zum 41 vm, :.:.4, 11. Lx L I P K 1 L has-if-. lJr1r1C:r'.'.'21yf ...I 1 'K' Q-CIN .,, 9- - M if Q3 'Q-Y-V' up 'W mi , I : xx,- V i if , ,E,Q E X ,--Q Darken sh i p The sun never set or rose below decks. When the call went out over the 1 -MC to set darken ship, work continued at night as it did during the day. Ofcourse there was always some time to relax with ajriend and read the paper, but to keep the ship and aiiwing ready 24 hour.s'-a-day, countless inspections and mainte- nance checks were performed around the clock. .,, . i..X. . , '. .,., , sl 5. HIL, ,lrlu hh W, Aid'-Q Eng?-n su 'un , S ,M V---W .mi Underway R 5 1 i 4 1 i XX,- ffus fy iq-ffi Z Power loading Gerling CVW-7 's planes -hilly loaded starred well below decks in the ship 's magazines. Once weapons and weapons loading equipment were turned over to C VW-7 ordnance handlers at the bonzbfarm, they prepared and loaded each planefor-flight. 1 'LA v . 'z' K Agia' Underway 167 I I, r N5 W: ,E v E Y s C E x E wJ B' E ,Q E l 5 X E ir M 5 5 r f 5 E Y 1 i r I r 1 1 X V O l n I r far- f 5. ,wwf The task of keeping G W clean was one that took manyfornis. Below decks, food service attendants and the crew from Engineering did their part. On the flight deck, periodic plane washes helped 1 fi ght corrosion on the aircraft. Underway M, 4-4,6-M .' - A-H-"'!-1:4 S S SL E -ng!-EKYALVE co gi -AN nm.: Nhyhg-thmul , ' I ...f1,,,,-2-"4 Underway Leading the fleet The Solid W asre Processing Plant was anoflzer one ofthe many '-'firsts "for G W. Working around lhe clock, the erewmen operaling the Solid Wasle Processing Plani, commonly referred to as the Panzer Crew, processed 95 percent ofall paper, plastic and mefal waste generaiea' by the crew. Profecfing Ilze environment was wha! the Solid Waste Processing Plan! was all about. I .225 Underway :rx vxva ' ' 573 J 1 N I I 3' , 4 N 1' V X X ' 1 xl 7 , ' A, , - ' Y ' Q W - s , 3 i ' .3 E .V N 5 , r ,Af ' f 1, N jx g vf' X , - K Q f' !' 5 J i Q 2 I- N f K 1'- iF n,ui1"" ' 'J - I 9 V1 5 , 1 L' Q , . 1 1 I I if A . 1 1 , , V ,A , , 2, 'E' ' ' :......L. ",' V 'U Ei f .vga v 3,-N-,.,,,Y U , W - A-4. ' , Q H ' I Q vuIsA-N.: , JH ' 1 GW's crew enjoyed an early port visit to this Greek paradise. The island has been a historical hub of trade for the Mediterranean since the early Hellenistic period. Rhodes has a rich and varied history and exhibits the influences of European and Middle Eastern religions and cultures. Today, it is best known as a European hideaway and vacation spot. There was plenty of shopping for those looking for Greek gifts or other souvenirs, and the people of Rhodes were enthusiastic hosts. Reciprocally, GW hosted hundreds of visitors who came aboard to get a Hrst-hand look at our Navy's newest carrier and its capabilities. Day 93 -lt 'fy -..,...Y. Vw- ' J- l 'J 1 i gg. .ti Q .1 l 1 J f J aff .,,..,,,.f. A , -fi Y' 1 r 4-J ' -31?-ff . K-', Wd 1 ti ,V il ,,4-' w r"i"I ff' ,fi-.F' , ,P sf-. QI - - ,age H- if? 'n. . .52 .flzzgiisl 20-24 GW's crew enjoyed an early port visit to this Greek paradise. The island has been a historieal hub of trade for the Mediterranean 1 0 ilx! :lily 11335 F .-vf I 0171110 northern be I I the CIICIIICL' to make ac 1, I tis diving play'brnz gave CI'GWlHCI7iZ7G ci big .s7Jic1.s'l1 and gave other Iozzrisis Cl good l'CH1IC1gCf20iI2f to get CI glimpse Qf'GIff!, x X, ,ff 'QQ Hlbuwf' sinee the early lflellenistie period. Rhodes has a rieh and varied history and exhibits the inlhienees ol' European and Middle Eastern religions and cultures. Today, it is best known as a European hideaway and vacation spot. There was plenty of shopping Tor those looking for Greek gifts or other souvenirs. and the people ol' Rhodes were enthusiastic hosts. Reeiproeally. GW hosted hundreds of visitors who eanie aboard to get a first-hand look at our Nax'y's newest carrier and its Capabilities. Day 93 M . T 'eu ' a Z XX 172 Flhod -, -1, f-t, f..- ---' V ay- Y, .+.,5 b - ' , - 4 -' .3 , . es, Greece Rhodes. Greece 73 T5 .U 1, , . --- 14. -1 Q Q' '11 ' fig F, ng, .1-,If if '-1' . 1 , - 1. 3- - 2'5" ' -J if -.fp 74 Rhodes, Greece Old City - New City Unlike Corlit, tliere was cz definite clitlerenee between tlze older and more rzewli' developed parts Qf'Rlmcle5. The old City 'S twisting streets will rmrrmi' czllextwctys were fillecl with ttpsectle eagles, restaz1rc1nt.s' and xlmps. Tlzere were czlwczys more peclestri- uns than motor velzieles. Out.s'ia'e the old City. street ve1zclor.s' and C!I'llSCIll.S' set up Shop besicle lvztsy nmrlern streets uml competed liar tlte Crew 'S attention witlz their artistic' talents. Rhodes, Greece 75 bwfg L -I. 'I 176 Rhodes. Greece i"'1l a ,,, 4 Nd J- s fp 'xv' ' 5, I -.-. . gg, Y. S6 .gw 'Q ' Vg ' Ys fr gif ff K-,7 '. . t A 11 Being a beach hum in Rhodes was a popular activitxf an liberty. But while the sights Qfthe old Citi' were caizvenientiv located across the streetxffarnjieet landing and share patrol lzeaclquarters, the beach was a has or taxi ride away. Much afthe Crew ventured 25 minzttcs dawn the c'aastlinc'.fi'0n1 Rhodes 10 take advantage Qfthe night lili' and Sauvei1ir.s' that Faliraki Beach 0fj'erc'd Rhodes, Greece 177 78 Rhodes, Greece "' . L 'A vu.. V j 'I Q-2 - WLS. l:!'1 1, I6 ' . ag , .,... - IELAIDNIKH NOAH MEDIEVAL CITY - 1, 'G fx mn: e I ,L - e X 4 U I "gr U t, .si A X X ' . f . 4.5 fs -' f' . - , .iz 1 , 1 A--., , L1- . '-- . ' e ...,..,. f . 2, fm ,, Q., ,fy - Q -- -J. it l - , -Q ta Q In X -rs ' '- - e - L, "- ' ' ' Y, ' . -4 H, ,ffl-1 ,wt u,?'.3 , mi h F v,, Q 'F' Q 2 'A f" 5 ' e' sc- Y fe Q' -X 6 , f ' ' ,A I- 5. . ,V . -,,-Q, 3 .5- N u :FJ , 4 ' Q 3. ' ?'il4T' ""' ' ' r -rv : A - .,. - . s , .- ' J M' Y' lay, . , , .,,. QM-, ' .,,,,v,, " 1 ,-. . 0 - ,.., - ,.,., .. B Rhodes, Greece 17 At least two kinds of work was accomplished when the ship was anchored in Rhodes. The first kind ot' work involved interaction with local citizens and the rest ofthe crew. Thesejobs included beach guard, shore patrol and working with Supply Department's crew to cook and serve food at fleet landing. The second kind of work dealt more with upkeep ofthe ship. Painting and preservation, as well as maintenance of exposed systems, was a priority in port. Generally. thesejobs were duty day responsibili- ties. allowing Sailors the chance to experience all that Rhodes had to offer on their days off. l t 1 -P , r' ,A-n-"f4ia-?"' A Rhodes, Greece 2 Rhodes, Greece fi 36 Qi: if -una: 1.x-,::,.w I l. . lv' VN - " 'I 1. A -g ., . iv I ' -1 A - 1 , - X . 2 K r ' 2' Qfiiilw Y.,QJ'5?"' J ' E'-iff . -11'-X I. J F N , x '- .Q vw f f Ay Rhodes. Greece 183 P 3 I V , e 1 y -1.1 5 .V 5,25 .g..3ej,:3. ' ',..g5 -sg? I?-I H a n gi n ' o u t Native Greek life az as evident evetjfwhere the crew man. Befgrg and afer sunset, Rhoclw' vendors " A sold local goods like Sponges and f linen. While part of the crew , shopped for these goods. otherst took pictures or used their time t ashore to phone home. 7 i e t 3 4 x i i K I i ! f 1 2 x I 1 1: s 5 'w 3 Q -.1-u, xfllLQZl.S'l 26 he 0 0 0 tl'lC fiI'S'EtiIT16 Througlz the Suez Canal and into the Red Sea , E 3. lx we S C :Ras Ab Gif Day 99 t took less than a day, 14 hours and 88 miles to be specific, but George Washington's first-ever transit through the Suez Canal will probably be regarded as one ofthe most intense days of steaming on the deployment. The crew will remember the Suez transit more because ofthe precision and diligence it took to snake through a waterway narrower in most places than the ship is long. News ofGW's first Suez transit made its way back to the states, as pictures like this bow shot appeared in Norfolk's Virginian Pilot and Ledger Star. GW was headed to the Arabian Gulf in support of Operation t'Southern Watch." CVW-7's planes would fly over lraq and help enforce the lraqi no- fly zone below the 32nd parallel. But while going through "the ditch," the airwing's planes didn't look at all like they were ready to fly. Landing gear and exposed parts were wrapped. taped and sealed shut to keep out sand. The no-fly day gave the catapult crews time to perform maintenance on their equip- ment. Suez Canal, Red Sea, Arabian Gulf z. August 26 he Q . Q the first time f tal and into the Red Sea Through the Sue: CU' V Day 99 t took less than a day, 14 hours and 88 miles to be specific, but George Washington's first-ever transit through the Suez Canal will probably be regarded as one ofthe most intense days of steaming on the deployment. The crew will remember the Suez transit more because ofthe precision and diligence it took to snake through a waterway narrower in most places than the ship is long. News of GW's first Suez transit Su ez Canal' Red 563, Arabian Gulf . 5. 1 . . if A .r,c3,5w.a.w'. - ' "" JE, V . . ' K - new-'W' "' -.,,4,, . -' . ., .L-30 . K ' "' .. -wa-9"' 'F , -t hugh V WW 'fy I e mn , ef., 6 , usa? .il guif uw ,q-n.5'f-h-fl ' ' 1' ' 'W if I A made its way back to the states, as pictures like this bow shot appeared in Norfolk's Virginian Pilot and Ledger Star. GW was headed to the Arabian Gulf in support of Operation nSouthern Watch." CVW-7,5 planes would fly over Iraq and help enforce the Iraqi no- fly zone below the 32nd parallel. But while going through "the ditch," the airwing's planes didn't look at all like they were ready to fly. Landing gear and exposed parts were wrapped, taped and sealed shut to keep out sand. The no-fly day gave the catapult crews time to perform maintenance on their equip- ment. Suez Canal, Red Sea. Arabian Gulf ,,,,., ,, A ,,,,,,, ., I Wg,---'7' " wr S 1" km JU5 3,5 Gu.,,,,,.,J..-u- una , .,,-.ff"" Q I 9 any-rwfiamxvk., Sin? Suez Canal, Red Sea, Arabian Gulf gp N..F'.:"..L" Spectator sport PCl.S'.S'flIg Ilzrnuglz "ll1e Suez Canal " um' cz .S'f2c'C'flIf0l' .S'170l'f.fiIl' those in the aww nor nn wulclz. Tlzqv were able I0 go Ullfll flzulfliglzl clock cmd see Egjgvt 'S 17l1I'l'Ul1 clc.x'w'I plc11'11.s'. llzsicle the xlzzp, vendors, who had enzlmrkczl 1,16 .s'lzi,11.fb1' flze rrcuzsit, sold fl'ClCfI'll.0I'Il1! ,S'0lI1'!.'HI'l'.S' to Ihe crew. Suez Canal, Red Sea, Arabzan Gulf 5 T1 3 Q Suez Canal, Red Sea, Arabian Gulf Suez Canal. Red Sea, Arabian Gulf No-fly days changed the pace of work Whether in the Suez Canal, North Arabian 'f A'eE' Gulfor A driatic. noqfly davs providedjlight deck crews a chance to do a tlzorouglzflight deck scrub- i e M., . Exe: f ex. It also gave C V W-7's mechanics time to per- jbrnz maintenance on their aircrcdt. GW 's jogging contingent, nornzallv relegated to running in betweenflight operations, had tl1e whole day to run. Below decks, the beat continued for Supply, as needed materials were retrievedlhvnz deep within the ship. A n07flv day provided a Chance to relax with fiends while others kept right on with their busy training ana' work schedules. Suez Canal. Red Sea, Arabian Gulf 1 V 51 5 FY 1: f iff 1:31 ,C l -va Q 2 1 '-5 .. . 7: . ,. . -'--M 1 A 244+ . '33-m I JK' -f"'-' '1 -:qui WX H' Suez Canal, Red Sea.Arab1an Gulf H! N 14832, A? f 2 Nm Suez Canal, Red Sea, Arabian Guif v-"""" -1 li gi 2 eff --ni.. 15-if' ,avan-EQIIS' Suez Canal, Red Sea, Arabian Gulf eb 1 Ali Septenzlwr 10- I 4 lt was hot, gritty and sticky, but Jebel Ali in the United Arab Emirates was the first opportunity in four months to be alongside a pier instead of anchored out. lt was also a great break for the crew. The not-so traditional port saw GW moored in the middle of acres and acres of desolate sand dunes. Despite the stark sur- roundings and the oppressive heat. the food tents on the pier. complete with hot pizza and burgers, cold beer and sodas. and even 3l flavors of ice cream, were an oasis for many shipmates looking for a chance to relax off the ship. Day I 1 4 l 196 Suez Canal, Fled Sea, Arabian Gull D i : ur others. the adventures ol'explori1igtl1e Dubai and Sliariztli souks were a fascinat- ing pastime only a bus ride away. One element was com- mon to all - everyone carried bottles oliwater! Jebel Ali was a great place for the guys in Deck Department to get some help with painting the ship. With temperatures exceeding lOOF. and the water temperatures about the same. the paint dried quickly. Four days later, when the ship pulled out, GW had a brand new coat. .QQ u M:--ff , L, , . ,,,f,,.Q.f-- 9- Emi J Q T ifiiT3'f7 Y , , - '- QVAQ . ,,,-ZXI31f'5-'-"fe '-vrq.-n-2,--' ' -J 'ef ,f ,f . .. FN' ."'v: , '31 f., f .yr A- f.3f'....g n gl r H - - f fx f ' v 1 .. ka- 'wi -' R ".'.',j , , 4: 33, iw ,gi V, .. 11, . ' ., .1 ' . ' ,l-.A 4.. 4.5 -A 5, iw- :Q-if '- - I . Vw! Swifgsfk , 3,12 X 1 fjwipww-L.. .5'g,,f'.w.-.2 Q: Q-' 5' - . g"gb:?g-Q 5, ff X - a.ifffi?T2f' 2 ,fri ,-: " -1:-f'?:-ff - wffgzf, s,. -+ . ., ,5 b r .N- , A ,..,,.-w'v""N 4 ' 1 f ' , A..w' . ,,.d 4-1. - . V . , ,115 ry f". .r.. ink ft 4 5 i Suez Canal, Red Sea, Arabian Gulf ebel li. September I 0-14 It was hot, gritty and sticky, but Jebel Ali in the United Arab Emirates was the first opportunity in four months to be alongside a pier instead of anchored out. It was also a great break forthe crew. The not-so traditional pon saw GW moored in the middle of acres and acres of desolate sand dunes. Despite the stark sur- roundings and the oppressive heat, the food tents on the pier, complete with hot pizza and burgers, cold beer and sodas, and even 31 flavors of ice cream, were an oasis for many shipmates looking for a chance to relax off the ship. Day II4 ubai For others, the adventures of exploring the Dubai and Sharjah souks were a fascinat- ing pastime only a bus ride away. One element was com- mon to all - everyone carried bottles of water! Jebel Ali was a great place tor the guys in Deck Department to get some help with painting the ship. With temperatures exceeding IOOF, and the water temperatures about the same, the paint dried quickly. Four days later, when the ship pulled out, GW had a brand new coat. vs-,... ,J " gi,""" ' -.. ---.. ' "MM ' " ,fL...ui""'k 'k Q """"'..E"' Suez Canal, Red Sea, Arabian Gulf lf Desert port Even fhouglz .lebel Ali was an i11d11.s'tf'ic1lp01'! flze Crew eljoyed Ilze bezzcfffls Qf'bei11gpie1'.vicfe and fha c1sSi.s'rr11zc'e Qf .vlzore szzpparf eqznpnzenf I0 rnzloclcf .S'f0l'C.S' and spczre pcn'I.s'. As at an- Clmr, llze cfailx' ronline QI' working pclrfies, morning and evening colmis' and swcepezis' cvnzlinzzed. Beingpier.s'ic1'e meant no lI'17Cl'f,1' lwurs. IIISfC'ClCf, b11.s'.s'C.s' I0 Dubai were righl on the pier, lined up and rcczcb' to fake the crew 10 lawn or out on .S'l'gfIfSC'CI'l7g frzps. Suez Canal, Red Sea, Arabian Gulf W1 JY y--ef, .. - L - ' 4 - .nfl ' "gf: - . ' , , ' ' 'x mr' -5.9 ' V -A 1" .,- L' - . . ' -, , -:tw-5, -- . .4 4- o av, ' .f , A .-, 200 Suez Canal, Red Sea, Arabian Gulf S. ggi' YQ qw I 'I wt, 2 r 1 'L 5 5-I J 7 -?2:-.J '3 'it-I :QT 'I 6 '4 It r ' v 'LL' 1- -' 1 W ..-' Ci "' if " -. Q 39 I 9 1. 56 5gf.:u,' -N psi, . :Q 7, i 5,f' 1, 0 " 4 i A , ' L ' 11 Y 1' l...'f-811 ' w 1 5, 7124 i if' :P " Iiiiifir ' he f X , ' -Vx 4 . Ziff, 1 " l f 'jus lg . Q K", 'E' if 5 li, ff' 'A-',L"'7j4' 1 ' .. . .. - - '- " W ,A V I -ft. 14.13 4 v 'Q - , Q- e iii!! :Lvl V . K' t if L' inlay, 3. 1,1 flats: 5 'fu' L AA mv v - T, , Q .1 f 4' . Q ,' -1.05" -: - " '. 7" "1'k.2f . t it Q so 4 'Z :Q , i x 5 , h , 1 V V ,,,1: ,,3.1 . f . Ju D , ft Y P Q , iv ' ' f Q.. gjfifff, Ai e M ,L i 45 e W3-Jfif "5 'U .5 X ' 5 .'. .2-liia-: -ff' f x 'I V' ' ,J -. g l 1 H gvl, A F fi, t P - 13,1 1 tx 1,2 - ,. V , Q, iv. 1 -' " V -A we ' 5 fx ..'- 5 Vvjlflgg 1' '-7 T' it A . - ' .5---j,: 3-rf' 'J Q3 , '17 'V 3' f Q F' Q, e ., ' Q lu I I 5 Y, , 1 7 2 Nw .2 WA ..,,lv,Ii5ig:g . Fun near and far Day and night, the crew made the most Qftheir time in JebelAli. A 50-man phone hunk and all thejbod the Crew could eat were loeutedjust Qfftlze brim During the day, excessive wind and heat made it neeesscuim' to hose down the scmafv rump urea. Some crewmembers were interested in buying gold at reducer! prices, Others in IIil'l'l1 g to entice a eameljbr cz ride in the desert. Suez Canal. Red Sea. Arabian Gulf 201 1 3 '-wa, p -2 n I X W ., . , ,- -,. up I7 ' -lt-,am 1 . . ,.4. ,. 'ff - 4 ,- .1 A . I-.ygavu . h . Q U. .ff I'-,5 ,L.. 53 ...Y - 1. tw., t ...'g. 1 . 'P' ' A N' 1 . "- -ff ey 1- A - , . ,'!1'f,.. H4 ,V .. t . ., 1 V:-A Vt' " .. - . I ,v 2 .3 49 M' K t .Zz L-21 , . . 'ff' A 5 A U QL . .A 1. S' . wr , ., 3, , Y v' J Mae va' ' 1 . - " Tm. ., E' ' 3' 'f' ' -v-mtzfvr' ,i 9 ' ' I' V A , 1 .g'4"f1'fY K' ,',l U 1 4.x 1- f.g.- V . , , ,- , .age . t . , . 1 4 . . , e h V 14:51, f , . " wi V 1-i.."1"3" mfillif 1, fn: C - K' 'L , xl . x..:.' -HH' 'V - ' mv f-5,25 U at ""x ,'fY- x '-' .',-XQN,-Vg ' -1' X J, 317 fftzffn ,, 1. A-. ' , . - E an V iw 91 li" f N U.','x 'fi Eg 'qv 'T ff -M rf .N .5 - We I 1- 5 1 ' 1 Q " :F :RFU " . 5' - ..:.a 5-2 - if A? ""' g 2' 1 C"ff"' , . X -V E- fy L7 Lx. if 2, 6 CZ' x ' ' ' A f ' il 13 , ' .' MKV: fi 'V "J L , N . .I vt.. 'ffm .far +3 . ffzynfznm Fun near and far Day and night, the crew made the most Qftheir time in Jebelfili. A 50-man phone bank and all tlzejbocl the crew could eat were loeatedjust Qff-MIC bran During the day, excessive wimf and heat made it necessarm' to hose clown the sanclv ramp area. Some crewmembers were interested in buying gold at rechzeedpriees, others in trrizzg 11 entice a eamelfbr a ride in the desert. . N . T . 'W ' , 3 ..-,-.-,,.., .J-'GS 7 202 Sports Q ,3W's sports star were in iction in the Med and beyond A, tggaj, 3? uring GW's six port visits, the crew made the most oftheir active time ashore by participating in sports with host country athletes. In Dubai's cooler nighttime skies, members ofthe ship's two-time Forces Afloat Championship touch football squad teamed with crew members shipwide for a scrimmage with a local rugby club. Dubai was also the sight of an inter-ship softball tournament. GW's softball squad dusted off their uniforms for the occasion to easily win the award for hbest dressed" team. Earlier in Brest, France, GW and CVW-7 members participated in a softball exhibition tournament too. With 1,500 spectators looking on, GW, CVW-7's "Air Wingers" and USS Kalamazoo's team treated spectators to what was described by the French as a mini-World Series. When the players arrived at the field, they were immediately surrounded by the younger people of Brest asking for autographs. This caught a few ofthe players off guard, but they enthusiastically autographed papers, softballs, articles of clothing, and anything else pre- sented to them. By the end ofthe last game, all but the game ball had been given away. Spons 203 lub, I-. .s'l111wc1l lilrlc .S'1'gl1.S' Qf'1'11.s'1.f1'f111z tip-Qffto the final gave 1111111' lvavk 111 flu' .vpec'Iam1'.s' by Signing li'.x'l1il1i1i1111 lu1.s'kv1!111ll 1'11 F1'a11c'e aff f 11 "Run ,he Difclz "jim 1'1111j811' ,Va1j'f' 1TlL11'1'11e Corps ,zkliefduring the .s'l11'p fs' .N'C'L'UlICf I1'a11.s'i1 llIl'UIlglI Ihcf Suv: Canal 11't'l'C' rwa 11111111 C'VL'llf.S' 111 wlziclz the C'I'6'H' showed l!lL'fl' CIlIv'.s-1111-11. To a packed gvm a11die11c'e in l?l'lllIL'C', G Wfs' 11111.91 ClC'L'0lI1f?ff.S'llCfIl basketball l7llL'IL'l'. True In their c1111l7f1.s'.s'ada1' status, the 1 1fc11110g1'apl1.s' lujfi11'v and aliw' the game. 'I v ' - ggfl 1 f Y, -.AN 1 204 Sports 3 ff iii? Q q M 'Q 'W Ditch runners passed baton to Navy!Marine Corps Relief The "Ditch " l'lllI was ffllll' cz .x'l1ipn'irfc' event. Forty- unc Ic'um.s' C'UIIlIIl'f.S'l'llg uufielcl I?f.NIUl'L' 1114111 300 runners .SYJl'flIfL'lf, .s'1f'icfUc1',jagged, and wulkcfl Ilzvir way around the lliglzl deck in ll I0-lmzu' relay. bf 1' cfm' Is' cml, 32,000 lnul Day I 30 176011 1'c11'.s'mllf?11' xv!!!:WfAfflll'fllL' C,v0l7I.S' Rc'l1'cjf.' "Tl11'.v u'u.s' Illc luis! way to go Illfllllgll flu' S1103 realm spiril, 4'c111zc11'r1dw'ic' und C.S1Il'1'I llc' c'01y1.s', " C'lmplui11 Glen iX'l'LllIS said in lu'lm'c'l1 .S'IflIf.x' 4'ur1Q1'i11g CRMD '.s' u.sy1crgilIi11n1 limb' H'C!1L'l'l'l!fIfUj llzul clrmhlccf us his lcunzfs' lmlzm. Sports 205 206 53 International golfers Though underway time invariably cut into goUing time, it was nearly impossible to keep the Sticks out ofthe hands of GW 'S goh'ers once they reached port. In Corft, Greece and Jebel A li, United Arab Emirates, they com- peted in match-play, best ball, longest drive, closest to the pin, and low-scoring contests between each other and with C Ol-fl 's islanders. Ranging from pay grades E-2 lo 0-6, the players probably would have traded all the prizes they won in order to get out in the pesh air and eiyoy just one more day ofliberty on the links with their shipmates. Spons l-..,.. 'LK 2 ,iz H ! Desert run at sunset .lebcl f1!1".s' De.s'w'f Huslz House hIlll'l'l-CIIS' il1vl'Ic'cf C1gl'0lllIJ Qfvclffl'ClIflll'0ll.S' I'lHIlICl'.S'Aff'UIIl the slzljajiul' cz run flllvllgll the zfe.s'e1't in an 111z30nec!.s'eCti011 Qf Unirez! .klruh Enzirales. Haslz runs' fake place arozmcl Ilzc x1'nrlcl and are az H011-C'0l7I.17L'ffffl'C'lf221'l7I Qfcr0.s'.5'- Cozznfljm' Fllllllfllg. RZIIIIICIHS' lrclvel tngeiher or with .s'c'o11r.s' in .s'em'c'l1 QI' nzczrkers 112511 fell lhenz H'lZ1.C'h Cfil'CC'fl.UII tolfbllrmx C 0z1r.s'e.s' czverage befween three and six frziles. fier the run, cz hmgfircf and l7ZCJk6'.S'l1l'fi hmzquel made thc' run ffllll' ll 0IICC-Cllld-C1-fffbfflllE C.XYJCl'fL'lIC'C-fbi' all who pc1rlic'ipc1fcd. , 15-'sux rg' V s . Q A s W ' :aff xl 1' I"'5 Fx 'I 5 5 rg fav 'WA7' 1:9 s 43, ? 1 Gig? 1,-.-A Spons 207 Sporting variety in hangar deck Some Qfllzc umxl Vcll'1'CCf I-1'f'us' QfA.N'j.7lll'lI'IIxQ activig' look place in rllc lzulzguf' f7c1-YS. Pl1-H'.S'I'- cfc1l.fir11c.s's SC'S.X'I'UII.S' kept CVUH'HIL'llI!7Cl'.N'Iffl um! wurkilzg t0gc'fl1c1'cl111'1'1zg Il1c1'1'-lim' lime. ,Il 0Il1Cl'Il'HIC'S. ilu' !If1lILQCll'lft'L'lf mm imma In Sailors' wixlzilzg In C'l1fIl.1'.S'llC'!IfJlI,N'lfHIU,X' us jislzilzg, him' mflclzilzg Hflllfll-1' " Ilzu mvl. junlping mpc, lzuclqx' Sllfff, c111cf111u1'Iic1l fIl'I.N'. 2 kb 208 Sporis 90" Ii sf"' .V fe.-.Q ..q. 1,19 1 .Q al ,L - irn 5 'iw 4' fri, .i?"" W -F p , . 4,. , V 4 5' was tif '3 Ke" -k- iw 7'l1ufim1l mlb- hx' COMPE4-X'1115-puo1111 11111 flzu LTUH''S1JC'I.'ff1l'lIIC1llC'C' ul fllvbfrflllf nf ll1L'j111ck. The cf11li1'c' GWf"CVW-71011111 111'11x'v1! flu'-mf were 110111 111v11tullv um! fIlI-1'.S'l'- L'LIN1'f7l'L'fIfll'C'd In 1'c'spn11d I0p1'ofc'c'1 fllL'fl' .whip 111110 111411111 was .w1111dc'd. .mg WI 2 2 Underway 4 . 1 Underway 213 The Suez Canal... the Second time k 'ls-ng. . .'Q4 . . e 1: - A M if if ve. .ig A. f... e 214 S C I ! 30 5 fier impressive 178I.'fi'0llIClllC'C:'.S' in the ,,,, Gulf where the GIWCVW-7 team 1' a major part in Operation Southern lhe ship Once again sfeamea' past .frow shores of the Sue: Canal. lay the noticeablv muglzer wafer hm f- Iefnperafures Qffhc Meclilerranean The crew Seemed visihh' relaxed Q the second transir, and more in- to enjoy the scelzeljx' and llfflect upon fheqv had accomplislzed. J" I - v 216 Fun Day ll lnun Da II Although there was an occa- sional football tossed on the flight deck, Fun Day ll was by and large a below decks affair. ln the hangar bays. spectators watched a flurry of activities ranging from pick-up basketball games and volleyball matches to performances by the best musical and comedic talent on the ship. Sailors also tested their brain power in a command chess tournament. Gthers opted to "pump" themselves up in a weightlifting competition. No matter the event, Fun Day ll was a time for the crew to treat them- selves to a well-deserved break from normal operations as well as from the heat they had grown used to in the Arabian Gulf. at. . i u . E, Q Day , .5 A,,.,.. V - A I il' 'xi I 1 5 F . , 4 Er. J A 'B . Y Q! ,. f L ' v .+.-. if? 5 P 'Pi 141 S.. -l' aq "' 'sv Y. Pizza for the crew On a routine day Qfu-rn-k, C CVW-7 Sailors might ln1vc.f2n1m checking the inner workings nf . landing systenr or spot C'1IL'L'A'flIL' check. The activities' on Fun ILM ever, wcfrcf nmrc' lfkdx' In pn! 1 in Il1cpo.s'iI1'n11 Ufrhclffllllg ffm if fum! x 1 IX and c'c1lcl1,fixlz or wlczzclfng wr I1 un! 1 spike' Cl mllcylnzlf. Pi::c1, czlgzzczlvlx' flu' num fNlf7l1fLll mm on Ifzc' ship, also lzcffpucf xc! ffln' mm 418 1-un Day Il r I 1 W K ,741- v ,ul TI ...,, 5 ., ..,,,....p+.,uA I ' X "A' " V , - rhigyo ,-XV- , , f-, 1. +53-n H9521-gi . , -ag: ,f-Q1 5.w.n' DC E 222 Southern Watch af .mira L-D' "Saddam Hussein is aou of our presence. He deploy: as soon as we got back. " US News and World Report, quo' ,il- E1 W3 1 of re no ward Kuwait only when we left ant retreated trio! LT Jeff Lewis I X L QQ! K I Qc. ' 'Wm . .,-f,,.,,L 2 . I mn i, 9 43 '2 B 43 7 G 5 fs- Operations Southern Watch and Vigilant Warrior proved the value and flexibility of the GWICVW-7 team Just as when the GWKCVW-7 team was called on earlier in the deployment to support the U.N. sanc- tioned "No-Fly Zone" over Iraq as part of Operation Southem Watch, the team again responded with formidable efficiency and speed to help dispel any notions Saddam Hussein might have had of reinvading Kuwait. The stepped up pace of flight operations in the Arabian Gulf during the month of October, along with a corresponding buildup of Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine and coalition force assets, brought home the point in the only way it seemed Hussein could understand: GW and its allies were more than capable ofcanyin g out another successful campaign to protect the sovereignty of the tiny Arab state. "George Washington and the air Wing Worked with military forces from many countries along with other elements ofour own Air Force and LC DR Tim Doorey, CVIC Intel Officer said. Was the pace hectic? At times the heat and tempo ofoperations felt brutal to not only pilots and flight deck personnel, but to everyone inside the ship. Flexibility being the operative word, the GW! C V W-7 team led the way by adapting to each and every new mission posed to the crew... planned or unplanned. ,,' Vigilant Warrior 223 The Suez Canal... the fourth time Locally produced "l Did the Ditch" certificate another unique aspect of GW's maiden deployment Passing through the Suez Canal the fourth time was a less than unique experience for the CTCXV. NBCCII lllCYC. Cl0I'lClllL1lu VVEIS il COIUINOII phrase heard around the mess decks that day. For those not on watch. sightseeing was re- placed with shopping for cruisejacltets. sun- bathing and card playing. What did make the last transit special. however. was news ofa unique canal certificate designed hy l-lt'tSWt AWJ Lee Mayden and printed by tiXX"s Print Shop. Normally. ship's purchase . from a private company. Unfoi certificates are mass produced at everyone else's... nothing uniqut But aboard GW. the crew's "l Di. certificate was unique because it x produced and artistically designed. 224 Suez Canal L'iliCS -.the like - them. ' lilcllu ally I F ,rl if--' ,k A F 1.1 l' Q 1 Q' E - A Day I67 ' -vw-N. 34, Suez Canal 225 Q- EIA .IKE Zhi' GW Likes IKE! Turnover with USS Dwight D. Eisenhower ICVN 691 The same feeling Sailors aboard USS Saratoga I CV 603 probably had when George Washington took over the watch at the beginning ofthe maiden deployment was now something GW crew members could relate to as they looked off the port side and saw their reliefi USS Dwight D. liisenhower. GW spirit was vely alive that day and took the fonn of fast-paced but safe vertical replenishment operations that moved stores. aircrafi engines, weapons. and other supplies en tei r appreciation from below decks. to the "roof", and th finally on to IKE. To show tl for the duty the IKE was about to assume GW crew members painted a massive "GW Likes IKE" mural that resembled the cam- paign slogan button Dwight D. Eisenhower made famous during his successful bid forthe presidency, After the paint was allowed to diy overnight, the mural was draped into position on the island. To all who could see. they-Q was no question about how eveiy Sailor aboard GW felt about that day. GW definitely "Liked Ike," because the Navy's newest aircraft carrier and its crew was finally on its way home. 226 Turnover .ii M., rvrf? bi: :-N1 , -93 ii .-., ffm, 241:--Q 5 id :Vg ES 1 .gl i 5 -,f :.fz V fn- lf' s? f .N- Day lea Turnover 227 J. 5 ? 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Turnover 226 228 Underway Getting a peak of the rock Good weather, coupled with a tlaytinze transit, made for a picture- posteard view ofthe Rock of Gibraltar. The feeling that GW was just claysjrom homecoming with jriencls andfanzily set in as the "Rock " slowlv vanished below the horizon. Still, work Continued. Training, the ever present staple ofa well-prepared crew, was ongoing as evidenced by a Marine fast-rope exercise on tlze flight deck. Underway 229 ri- ' - 1 1 ! 1 l80 + l: High winds delayed maiden homecomin n six months, George Washing- ton had steamed more than 50.000 miles. Who would have thought Mother Nature would have had such a dramatic affect on the last mile. November 17 was a day carved in stone. Homecoming was imminent. But. as fate would have it, gale-force winds made conditions unsafe to moor on Day 180. Instead, GW anchored within sight of Pier 12. Anticipation, elation. and resolve were all part of the 230 Homecoming mix of emotions felt by both the crew and their loved ones ashore as the ship remained at anchorage one more night. Homecoming had been postponed to Day 181. ln a great show of flexibility and compassion, the ship. despite being at anchorage, was able to arrange heli- copter transportation ashore forthe nearly 180 new fathers. That event dominated the news coverage that evening as Americas newest carrier ,.-- V remained at sea. The early were truly emotional. The following mornir.. Washington came to life as passed: UUNDERWAY. Si COLORS"...the deploymws ilnlons -ifieorgf ird WHS FT ,gs over! Vp l I. T -Nl' W ,. X- if 'Q'-'fx . L R .f ,gt if + f ' - Q , . T' Q - .. 1r- J'- x 5455 vw?--I 5 2.5 'x ' J ,fb F , if LX . Day l8I Homecoming A , . -f"'5 -lsr, 'U f 1 .N 232 Homecoming 'Z ",....-.v-W--sw ""' lp-gun ii -' ' 3 1 ,, f , A Q A 'N Q x Q - ,., ' ' I km 75 'Him H 1 f Ir - " A 5 , as Is- X M v : F. ' Q' Q aux X 'hui' 3 Homecoming 233 T Y A , f D4 ' ,E I E , -. :It J A A K1 4-H, L I -e I L W w 1 v 6 I C VN 73 George Washington George Washington 3 prayer for the United States of America "Almighty Goa',' we make our earnest prayer that Thou wilt keep the United States in Thy holv protec- tion,' that Thou wilt incline the hearts ofthe citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordi- nation and obedience to governmentg and entertain a brotherly afection and love jor one another and for theirfellow citizens ofthe United States at large. And finallv that Thou wilt most graciouslv be pleased to dispose us all to do justice, to love mercy. and to demean ourselves with tlzat charity, humility, and pacific temper ofmind which were the characteristics ofthe Divine Author cjour blessed religion, and without a humble imitation ofwhose example in these things we can never hope to be a happy nation .... " George Washington ff 1 1 xx4,.- .,., 4 -af.. ,.g.,ik. eorge WHSlllllgllIl1,S mission to conduct sustained combat air operations, to support our battle group commander, and to take care of our shipmates and families. Each and every crewmember. from the most junior seaman to the com- manding ofticer, plays a vital role in making this the most capable ship in the world. When we put to sea, nearly 6.000 officers and crew call George WCl5'l1ll1lQIIJl1 home. A city at sea. the aircraft carrier is the largest warship in the world. Yet, despite its size and ominous apprearance, this ship would be nothing without the dedicated and courageous sailors who give it life. Destined to keep the peace. a carrier is a highly visible deterrent to would be avvressors And if that deterrence tails the carrier and her embarked air wing stand at the ready to do whatever necessary to restore peace F111 11ll 0f0Ill 1111 1e1l1ble techno logical 111l111111 es 1111 Sllfllfllll of 11111 111111011 IS not 11111111 111 Olll slzzps 11111 11111115 Ol o11r 11111111f1 1111 111 N011 tlze de1l11111e11 PIIUFGYYZIIIICIIS 1j1l1e 111e11 111111 110111111 of the United St11I1 9 Armed Forces You C116 b11o11d 61116571011 the best tr111111d best eq111ppe1ljigl1t1115, f0lCC the 11111ldl1115 Cl er lxl10WIl 1111111 1111111 1011 to Anon tl1111 I m commlllcd 111zeq11110c11ll1 absolutely to envur UIQ that 11011 1111111111111 to have 1111111 X011 need Io do xourjob You de V111 e II 0111 9e11111t1' de11z11111ls II President Bill Clinton June 5 1994 Aboard USS George Washington 23 GWXCVW-7 Team W11l1l11 r111r11111q Flllllflllxtd George fore111 111115011 zo p1oje11p1111e1 111 111111111 r111 1 and Deedom around llze - L-r .4-' - Mx ar, A "b1cbbl0's-eye" view. Afer an orchestrated series QfSI1fk'Ij' clzcfcks and luunclr procedurcfs, the catapult and arresting gear ajjicer makes IIIEKHIIIII determi- nation whether a plane is ready jbr flight. At top, all lzctnds scour the deck during C1 jbreign object danzuge IFOD1 walkclown. Afzyloose debris has tl1ep0tentiaI1y'being sucked into n jet intake and "FODing" an engine. CVN73 Geurgz' Washington , . -4. ,'p,fI"""'sL-A'M P"""' -A 238 GWJCVW-7 Team Lv ,A , . -.- 'fu 1-7 Q G R'-. ' -Fi' bb - - a- QL.. K Q ,ZZ . V...- 5 'pif-+ Z iii.. 'XHKYSX 12 37 g '-- A fig f Tlznsv who work on IIIC' 'Tuqf' are nt Ille lzcfart zjllm c'urric'r's l7lf.S'.Yf0ll. Working in a dmzgcr- oux. jklsl pmwfzl t'l1!'fI'UlIllll'IIf, Ilzvsc' .milnrs sal the SIIIITIILIIYI-f2Il' flvxilnility and llClI117fiX'f!.Y. They cm' I'0HIflICl,YC'l'IHC'dll1JUIl, in gnnd weutlzer nm! in bad, In pcljbrln v,x'1c'r1.vive vquipnzvnf mainly- lIUIll'6 and loud lllfSSI'll"X and lwmbs. I'1ll!'f,IL'l'III0I'L', suilnrx n111.vI lu' wer vigilant in Ilwir l'0HIlllfIIllt?l1I' In tcfnnzwnrk and I7f'Qf2'.Y.S'fIlllIllfSl7I, ll.S'.S'lffbU'ClfWl1j'.Y l'0I7Il?.S' jirxl. GWXCVW-7 Team POD's eye view . I . ' " f' wzllz wlzzclz the TARPSs.vster11c'c111cInc1um,,,, 'HliSlIigl1IIilllL' ir1.lTf1-mlplmmgrupllQIUH h . I . - ' , mqlzmmcf lll'lIVIfj' nn the grmmd or at Yea UW I . ' ' - C llfmu ulmvv slmws how C01IL'l'HIl'CHl0llA' 131 flclll , I 1 rvgislvrus white light. Tim imuge, mkvn Ilya in 1n1.s'xnm.s',f7"""' UVUI' 30.911111 and Iraq, ilu' Iuvlicul air rvvmuzuissuncc' pod sywlll l714RP-Sl mlffgf'-V 17f'UUHf1f 17lK'k I0 Illc' Ship helped reg-0,-d .wuspwulecl on Ilw Iwlly Qfun F -I 4 YYIIIIUIII-f,'lIllI fllflIl'llll!II0lI such as troop IIIUVCHIUIIIS, tc1rqy1 ' ' - ' - - f I ' lvluil areas and lwmb clumugv u.YSc'SSIlIc'lIl. t CVW-7's VI--I-In Dogs, 111115114111 .x I It 4 'H U AL. . V gaiiqv . USS Goof e Wa hin ton .g." xYc 15- W OF FRE xxx ' a' 5 Lf 'Aki e 'STN-95 at Ll E' L, Lgmli., gf - 'fix' I li '-F. ' .-'fi NK -j ff fm .. x, an -5 xf txxx :f Qt, if-4 Z.,4.r,f. M I g Q -l-r ' xxYNN"'. . ' I 15,5 ' 2 M Q' QA' 7 A- 'frame' 1 A ' AT PR AD ET lllll JP ITI ' PC AZ AK AM AS EM T JO AO TM 98- MS Ll QM Administrative Department x-A Publishes me Plan ol me Day. preDafeS HWMS and routes correspondence throughout the chain of comrnand. X-1 Manages the CO's schedule, private mess and all official correspondence. Operates the Print shop. X-2 Updates and maintains enlisted service records, tracks reporting and detaching personnel, X-3 Administers the Navy-wide exam and coordinates college courses X-4 Provides moral. welfare and recreational services such as rebates and special tours, both in Norfolk and in liberty ports. X-5 Publishes the ships newspaper, manages the TV and radio stations. coordinates tours, and arranges media embarks, Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department lM-1 Manages department administration Monitors department maintenance. IM-2 Tests and repairs aircraft engines, sunrival equipment and composite components, IM-3 Troubleshools. calibrates and repairs airborne electronic and shipboard test equipment. IM-4 Maintains support equipment used onthe hangar deck and flight deck, as well as ordnance carrying equipment. IM-5 Accounts for and ensures IM divisions have the support and testing equipment they need to perform maintenance. SeaOpDet - Squadron technicians who assist department maintenance in IM-2 and IM-3. Air Department V-O Manages department administration, Staffs Primary Flight Control and the Landing Signal Officers platform. V-l Responsible for safe movement of aircraft on the flight deck V-2 Responsible for safe launches and recoveries of aircraft V-3 Responsible for safe aircraft movement on the hangar deck. V-4 Operates, repairs and maintains aircraft refueling and lubrication oil systems. Command Religious Ministries Department CRMD Provides free exercise of worship and pastoral care, Operates the crews chapel, lounge, library and coordinates Red Cross messages and Navy Relief support. Deck Department tst Moors the forward part of ship and manages the forecastle during sea and anchor detail, issues cleaning gear, 2nd Operates the sail loft. small boats, boat booms, and moors the aft part of the ship. 3rd Manages department administration f illffir 4 file , rr. "reel ' "RN 2 TU--I DP SM AC DS WT IC Dental Department A Dental provides dental care. including r .rracggonsl dentures crowns, bridges, root canals, and clean .rg5, ' Engineering Department Administration Manages department an-rinistratign, A Maintains hydraulic, air conditioning and refrigeration systems. Services laundry machines, two bridge and travel crane and anchor windlass equipment DC Leads the in-port emergency team and at-sea fire pany, Trains the crew in damage control, Pena rms preventive maintenance on fire-fighting equipment and buoyancy systeml E Rewinds electric motors. Responsible lighting, aircraft electrical service stations for flight deck and all telephones, MSC Ensures the ships technical publication library is updated. Maintains the ship's configuration documentsand standard stock item listings. QA Trains the crew in quality assurance and controls work packages affecting systems throughout th e ship. R Manufactures replacement parts and repairs hull, pipingand ventilation systems. Operates repair shops ranging fromthe pipe shop to the locksmith shop. Information Systems Department CR Processes message traffic: maintains SHF, UHF and HF communications in support of the ship's mission. Cl Operates the Shipboard Non-Tactical ADP Program, Naval Tactical Command System-Afloat, and manages the 500 personal computer GWIS Local Area Net Legal Department Legal Provides legal advice. coordinates work. power of attorney agreements and processes disciplinary cases. Security Ensures crew security and safety by policing the decks 24-hours a day, Controls liberty -wr-1 Brig - Manages the ships prison. Marine Detachment Marines Respond to medical and securlc, V rrtergenctes. Provide security to the CO. Post and ret '- colors. Medical Department ' Medical Performs surgery and emergency fnedical 5891595- Administers vaccinations. conducts RGEVT. Call, rrspections and sick Navigation Department NNO1 Conducts visual communications tit: grugh the USB of flags, pennants and flashing lights, NNO2 Safely navigates the ship using boi" ffiectronic and mechanical instruments. Provides honors .fd sideb0YS- Operations Departme nt OA Provides wind data for missile shoots at if sound 50995 , profiles of the ocean. OC Provides air traffic control for airwing fmwrfaft. A AG SH lf,-'Z Q 1 + K -1. x X " fTII1SI1t2l1 BIC I1 'Timm' eptt ow 15" 0 'Q 1 tl P 'Il .. -.1 I , canon: 4 it 'J ' 4 ! f f . 1 A Q , ,' I I .i i. K ' -1- -Qeeia' Q 1 gm? QQ? 3,5 y . lx I 7, 4 . 40:1 -- T55 no tw X KKQK QEC Lfatntatl iran systems. OED KEEPS fl gon ring the C. Vi,5lTQi'Q Mltdti QE!! Operate tTtiSS'fQ system OEP htainta-" rrieiesrologicfi C Cl Finns the center ol the Ot.l Delendst menus otlens OP Snobts ta for mibiicatrcft tions OS Monitors ' gntcation networks and exploits the electromagnei OW Detects . netii: spectrun OX Manages Strike Operat. OZ Provides and embarkea lvl Operates fr BDC potaole RA Maintaini- RC Stands Oversees the v RE hiiiinlair. RL Oversee .. the propusgif, hht Mainz, in Support Qi' RT Schedule Administrati- DC Hliltntgig. control Sygiq O OVEVSQJJ' reactor plari Safety Prq-,, monetoring , of IM lf- ' -hedules all ship and airwing operations. ations Department cont'd wp's electronic and satellite communica- zf, radio and television systems, - electrical data systems up and running, Direction Center and Anti-Submarine faintains the ship's target acquisition and .s landing, satellite, navigational and its ' Direction Center, the combat nerve -f from submarine attacks. and recom- --n to eliminate hostile threats. -.iconnaissance photography and pictures ships newspaper and external publica- CilLll'Tl. vents the hostile use ofthe electromag- at the ship 'nent administration. ance support to the commanding officer Reactor Department ear propulsion units, turbine generators '5ff3lYl. 'ps emergency generators. lor two pressurized water reactors and aeration. rips electrical distribution system. 'er chemistry and radiological controls in Jpervises all fluid systems and equipment two nuclear reactors. onducts training for the department. it-tges department administration, aterial condition of readiness and damage eactor spaces. ,near quality assurance program for all -am plant maintenance. Safety Department etects and corrects hazards through standards and proper work procedures. Supply Department S4 MBUBQGS the SltlD'S Operating budget. Ensures all pans and supplies needed to sustain long-range requirements are on board. S-2 Prepares approximately 18,000 meals a day at sea. On loads and maintains food stores in freezers and storerooms. S-2M Serves meals, stows food and cleans all mess deck and galley spaces. Serves as mess deck master-at-arms and food service attendants. S-3 Operates ship's stores, laundry and barber shops. Stocks vending machines. S-4 Responsible for all money on board. Pays the ship's bills when in a foreign port. Ensures sailors are paid on payday. S-5 Provides hotel services, officer food service and maintains staterooms lor officers and distinguished visitors. S-6 Provides aviation supplies in support of V-2. AlMD. and CVW-7 from washers to aircralt landing strips. S-8 On loads, oft loads and tracks incoming and outgoing supply items to and from the ship. Coordinates the disposal and removal of hazardous material. S-9 Ensures Supply Department's high standard ot material readiness. S-10 Studies processes to improve the efficiency of how jobs are accomplished. S-11 Provides food service, handles laundry and cleans berthing compartments for chief petty officers. S-12 Runs a full service post office. Supports other ships in the battle group with mail and postal supplies, Training Department Training Schedules all schools both aboard ship and ashore. Drafts and processes travel orders, maintains a command training data base and coordinates school ol ship. Weapons Department G-1 Responsible for the safe movement of weapons from the hangar deck to the flight deck. Maintains ordnance yellow gear and forklifts, G-2 Maintains magazine sprinkler systems and small arms, as well as builds and loads the aircraft 20mm gun system. G43 Builds bombsfassembles missiles in either the fonuard or aft assembly spaces. Maintains magazine spaces G-4 Runs the weapons elevators as well as associated hydraulic power plants and electrical control systems. G-5 Manages department administration and is the operational nerve center lor ordering. accounting for and issuing ordnance for airwing support. 'The insigntas around this pages border represent the various ratings sailors aboard George Washington serve tn. MM PN YN HP c.".:: RM 'T- ST BM SK DT 12"--5 AW HM DK OM NC CT EW EN Q gg- XI! 'Ei -fri DM PH HT GM BT MA FC O SLN VF-142 Ghostriders Homeport: Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia Beach, Va. Aircraft: F-14B Tomcat Mission: Air defense aircraft for the interception, identification and, if nec- essary, destruction of enemy targets. Dimensions: Wingspan, 64.1 feet unsweptg length, 62 feet 9 inches: height, 16 feet. Speed: Mach 2+. vF-143 Dogs Homeporli Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia Beach, Va. Aircraft: F-14B Tomcat Mission: Perform the same mission as the Ghostriders, as well as provide tactical air reconnaissance pod sys- tem QTABPSJ. Dimensions: Wingspan, 64.1 feet unswept: length, 62 feet 9 inches: height, 16 feet. Speed: Mach 2+. VS-31 Topcats Homeport Naval Air Station Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Fla. Aircraft: S-3B Viking Mission: An all-weather, high-endur- ance aircraft designed to seek and destroyenemysubmarinesandserve as a refueling platform. Dimensions: Wingspan, 68 feet 8 inches: length, 53 feet 4 inches, height, 22 feet 9 inches. Speed: 450 knots. VA-34 Blue Blasters Homeport: Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia Beach, Va. Aircraft A-6E intruder Mission: An all-weather, two-seat, subsonic attack aircraft designed to destroy targets at sea and ashore. Dimensions:Wingspan, 53 feet: length, 54 feet 8 inches: height: 15 feet 6 inches. Speed: 563 knots. HS-5 Nightdippers Homeport Naval Air Station Jack- sonville, Jacksonville, Fla. Aircraft SH-3H Sea King Mission: Detects, tracks and de- stroys enemy submarines and pro- vides logisticsupportwhiledeployed. Dimesions: Length, 73 feet: height 17 feet. Speed: 166 mph. Range: 542 nautical miles. 244 GWICVW-7 Team POWER ...From the Seag George Washington 's offensive punch was provided by her embarked ainiving, Carrier Air Wing SEVEN CCVW-71. its 10 squadrons, which embarked with approximately 80 aircraft' ffl provide-if perform embarks naval air ington. tier irwing S VEN QCV - J striking power and flexibility to ,. .xde variety of missions. When not fhe squadrons operate from shore fitions in Virginia, Florida and Wash- . ',,.. s"9' VFA-136 Knighthawks Homeport Naval Air Station Jack- sonville, Jacksonville, Fla. Aircraft FIA -18 Hornet Mission: The Hornet is a strike- fighter with applications for interdic- tion and close-air support. Dimensions: Wingspan, 37 feet 5 inches: length, 56 feet: height 15 feet 3 inches. Speed: Mach 1.7+ VQ-6 Black Ravens Homeport: Naval Air Station Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Fla. Aircraft ES-SB Mission:An all-weather, high-endur- ance turbofan-powered aircraft de- signedforelectronicsurveillance and serve as a refueling platform. Dimensions: Wingspan, 68 feet 8 inches: length, 53 feet 4 inches: height, 22 feet 9 inches. Speed: 450 knots. VFA-131 Wildcats Homeport: Naval Air station Cecil Field. Jacksonville, Fla. Aircraft F!A -18 Hornet Mission: The Hornet is a strike- fighter with applications for interdic- tion and close-air support. Dimesions: Wingspan, 37 feet 5 inches: length, 56 feet: height 15 feet 3 inches. Speed: Mach 1.7+ VAQ-140 Patriots Homeport Naval AirStation Whidbey Island, Oak Harbor, Wa. Aircraft EA-6B Prowler Mission: All-weather, four-seat air- craft designed to counter electronic signals and iam surface-to-air ra- dars. Dimensions: Wingspan, 53 feet: length 59 feet 10 inches: height 16 feet 3 inches. Speed: 541 knots. VAW-121 Bluetails Homepon: Naval Air Station Nor- folk, Norfolk, Va. Aircraft.'E-2C Hawkeye Mission: Gives long-range early warning of all approaching air con- tacts and then provides close radar control to air defense aircraft. Dimensions: Wingspan, 80 feet, 17 inches: length, 57 feet 6 inches: height, 18 feet 3 inches. Speed: 320 knots. GWICVW-7 Team 245 --,,, .n....,N - .4 :P -o .4 ,.., CVN 73 George Washington Gvorgv u"I.lSlIlll.Ql0Il Sailors peljkrrfn ll VLlI'lC'l'V fjjvbs at sea. Wlufflzer wnrking in ilu' galley nr serving as nzclllbers Ql-1,10 at-seujire party, Ilzvy .slrivcxlbr rormnwz goals - to becolne ll clo.w-lmil Ieum and In ensure Ihe' ship nzeels its mission in the nmsl cjlbclive and .wqlifsz way possible. They ure goals Ilml l7lfIlIlll'Sl' rlzernselvcfs in as nzuny ways us there are jobs. GWKCVW-7 Team 247 ff 4 I Hometown radio interviews make being in the Gulf the At 9 p.m. on October 22, a new Navy record was set aboard GW. Crew members had talked. while at sea in the Red Sea and Arabian Gulf with radio stations in all 50 states -- something never C' before done. The final, record setting. call was made by AZ3 Richard Dye, from VF- l42, to WICY-FM in Nome, Alaska. Up until that aftemoon. it was thought reaching the goal of all 50 states was impossible. as the search for a crew member from Alaska or having relatives living in Alaska had proved unsuccessful. Commanding Officer CAPT Robert G. Sprigg, while addressing the crew, made a plea for anyone from Alaska to contact the Public Affairs Office. Min- utes later. Dye was in PAO. Ironically, Dye's mother and father-in-law are managers at WICY radio in Nome. At 9 p.m., the 50-state goal was realized when Dye connected with Chatlotte Baversjo of WICY-FM. 248 GWXCVW-7 Team where he recorded a message to his in- laws. The idea of conducting radio hometowners was at first. just a test. Because GW was responding to a real- world crisis in Iraq, and dominated the front page of every newspaper in America, the timing for such a venture had never been better. The first interviews were con- ducted the night of October 10 via POTS t Plain Old Telephone Systemj, following the ship's passage through the Suez Canal en route to the Red Sea. The radio station DJs were amazed, and perhaps a little cynical, at where we were calling from and that we were offering up an interview with a Sailor aboard a Navy ship some 7,000 miles away. Nonetheless, the response was overwhelmingly positive. Once GW rounded the corner into the Arabian Gulfl and began flying missions over Iraq, stateside interest increased. This meant a more streamlined approach was needed to tal the moment. The first inter conducted in the Flag Adns whatever POTS line was ti but a consistent approach. Thanks to Chief Eng Gardner, and 1C CQSWXAXH E-Division, Public Affairs dedicated, uninterrupted. five hours per night. for a t- nights. All totalled, 131 inte: conducted in eight nights. ft recorded, some of them lix appreciated and yielded incr sure forthe Navy, GW, and who placed calls to their hoi In some instances. rar their own personal touch to even more successful. When CDR .lim Stavr next A f t advantagwf iews had bei! Q office . U ieer CDR Etl' Kirk Rosa of is pI'0VldCd VS line for 'il of five g iews WCW . f me of than V. All were Q .lible expvfj rose Sailmsris' :townS- l f DJs ike the will is. C0111- manding Officer of USS Bar WHS talking with John Trout and nnifer LCWl5 of Z 104 in Norfolk, he was t. .ated I0 3 best thi surprise when were on the li was, what his report from hi 1- project. ln anoii Bnan Weeks show in whit Bums who it patriotism! 'W' ng to being there 'hey announced that his wife and daughter we. He spoke to them, "live", about where he hip was doing, and also received a feedback daughter on the success of her science fair -r stroke of luck, GW Air Deptfs ABHAN Billings, MT., was able tojoin a "live" talk fic conversed with State Senator Conrad .. l in town on the campaign about One ot5..:i' fantastic "live" interview of note was done by two ' l'l0flinan anti talked with l' The hometox U From 1 in the nation and crew me h0me from in F mem, GW ,, ills nation in dsployed on 1 1 i - ,ilors haling from Gillette, WY. AN Dustin HN Andy McKean, both of GW,s Air Dept., i Combs of KGWY-FM in Gillette, WY. appeal of that interview was great. :ist to coast, GW was the most popular ship fecause of technology, timeliness, ingenuity hers who truly enjoyed sending greetings to fthe world away. On its maiden deploy- the standard for keeping thier families and auch with what it's really like to be a forward 2C nation's most powerful warship. -1-iii-i1 Type of Vessel: Builder: Keel Laid: Commissioned: Propulsion: Speed: Length: Width: Height: Area of Flight Deck: Size of Air Wing: Combat Load Displacement: Crew: Meals Senfed: Compartments: Number of Anchors: Weight of Anchors: Weight of Anchor Chain: Number of Screws: Weight of Screws: Telephones: Aircraft Elevators: Size of Aircraft Elevators: Nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Newport News Shipbuilding Co. August 25, 1986 July 4, 1992 Two nuclear reactors, permitting the ship to steam more than one million miles before refueling Over 30 knots 1,094 feet 257 feet 244 feet tequal to a 24- story buildingi 4.5 acres Approximately 80 aircraft Nearly 97,000 tons Over 6,000 fincluding air wingi 18,000 daily Over 2,500 Two 30 tons each 360 pounds per link Four teach has five bladesi 66,220 pounds each Over 2,000 Four tall deck-edgei 3,880 square feet Number of Catapults: Four Arresting Wires: Air Conditioning Capacity: Distillation Capacity: Four 2,520 tons fenough to cool over 2,000 homesi 400,000 gallons -.lglll-i .M:J'ie?Vi. - ': ilvllli At 9 p.m. on October 22, a new Navy record was set aboard GW. Crew members had talked, while at sea in the Red Sea and Arabian Gulf with radio stations in all 50 states - something never before done. The final, record setting, earl was made by AZ3 Richard Dye, from V12- 142, to WICY-FM in Nome, Alaska' Up until that aftemoon, it was thought reaching the goal of all 50 states was impossible, as the search for a crew member from Alaska or having relatives Proved unsuccessful living in Alaska had Qonmianarng omcer CAPT Rgberg G. Sprrgg, while addressing the crew made 3 Plea for anyone from Alaskaio contact the Public Affairs Office Min- utes later, Dye was in PAO, I ironically, Dye's mother and fait'-m-law are managers at WICY radio in Nome. At 9 p m the 50 stat goal was realized when sie comiecteii with Chatlotte Baversjo of WICY-FM 248 GWICVW-7 Team , Hometown radio interviews make being in the Gulf the next where he recorded a message to his in- laws. The idea of conducting radio hometowners was at first, just a test. Because GW was responding to a real- world crisis in Iraq, and dominated the font Page of every newspaper in America, the timing for such a venture had never been better. The fnst interviews were con- ducted the night of October 10 via POTS fPla1nOld Telephone Systemi, following the Ship S Passage through the Suez Canal tgtlgoute to the Red Sea. The radio station .Were amazed, and Perhaps a little 3115143111 at where we were calling from 3 we . were offering up an interview with S ' , 7,00li1miiti:0r aboard a Navy Shlp Some S away- Nonetheless th res , i 9 P0nse was overwhelmingly positive- On the Aiabiiiiei gw rounded the Comer into missio ulf, and began Hymg D nsover . . increased. Thisdqi Stateside Interest meant H more streamlined approach was needed to take advantage ol the moment. The first interviews had been conducted in the Flag Admin office using whatever POTS line was free -- anythilli but a consistent approach. Thanks to Chief Engineer CDR Ed- Gardner, and ICCCSWXAWJ Kirk Rosatll E-Division, Public Affairs was providedil dedicated, uninterrupted, POTS line for five hours per night, for a total of hve nights. All totalled, 131 intervieWS WCW conducted in eight nights. SOHW Oflhem recorded, some of them live. All WCW appreciated and yielded incredible errptr sure for the Navy, GW, and those 5211105 who placed calls to their hometoWHS- ded In some instances, radio DIS Hd aug their own personal touch to make the C ' even more successful. ' When CDR Jim Si2lVl'id1sr Com' manding Officer ofUSS BHffYr was ,,, Lei talking with John Trout and Jemlgefoa of Z1 04 m Norfolk, he was treale i l i i i :f . best thing to being there surprise Wien they announced that his wife and daughter were on the line. He spoke to them, "live", about where he was, what his ship was doing, and also received a feedback report from his daughter on the success of her science fair project. ln another stroke of luck, GW Air Deptfs ABHAN Brian Weeks of Billings, MT., was able to join a 'flive" talk show in which he conversed with State Senator Conrad Bums who was in town on the campaign about patriotism! One other fantastic "live" interview of note was . done by two Sailors haling from Gillette, WY. AN Dustin Hoffman and AN Andy McKean, both of GW's Air Dept.. talked with Bill Combs of KGWY-FM in Gillette, WY. The hometown appeal of that interview was great. I From coast to coast, GW was the most popular ship in the nationmbecause of technology, timeliness, ingenwo' and crew members who truly enjoyed sending greetings to home from half the world away. On its maiden deploy- ment, GW set the standard for keeping thier families and the nation in touch with what it's really like to be a forward dePl0yed on the nation's most powerful warship. .y,,L.,',,' 2, .1 .,:. -it gf, :rvyggr " re i'i"r'L'fl:' ii1."'1P .ffa Niki-IT '2"i55"rifQ f53 5274?-ff5:'f2?f ' ' ,t-.1rw:t:L':' ' 1.92.4-.41 ",-eta1.5.Q.: ...1':it,w.l:.w.i.w...:n'--' Type of Vessel: Builder: Keel Laid: Commissioned: Propulsion: Speed: Length: Width: Height: Area of Flight Deck: Size of Air Wing: Combat Load Displacement: Crew: Meals Served: Compartments: Number of Anchors: Weight of Anchors: Weight of Anchor Chain: Number of Screws: Weight of Screws: Telephones: Aircraft Elevators: Size of Aircraft Elevators: Number of Catapults Arresting Wires: Air Conditioning Capacity: Distillation Capacity: Nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Newport News Shipbuilding Co. August 25, 1986 July 4, 1992 Two nuclear reactors, permitting the ship to steam more than one million miles before refueling Over 30 knots 1,094 feet 257 feet 244 feet iequal to a 24- story buildingi 4.5 acres Approximately 80 aircraft Nearly 97,000 tons Over 6,000 iincluding air wingi 18,000 daily Over 2,500 Two 30 tons each 360 pounds per link Four reach has five bladesi 66,220 pounds each Over 2,000 Four tall deck-edgei 3,880 square feet 2 Four Four 2,520 tons ienough to cool over 2,000 homesi 400,000 gallons C WV 7.5 K G1-nrmfWllkllflluilwn liulzind flu' I-lISfl'lfllll'llf.X' 1:1111 I!Idc'11fII4'.S'Clltllllfflxlj Ile-mjuc u"cIYlIfI711Uill7 In -fllffifi' 1'l.S' z11ixx1'fn1 Ura im .'m1'fm'w. u'l1u,w' KIIIIW1- nfs: :Iliff .wlxflfx arc! .DHI Jw flu' rcs! fluilv. 77zuir F5 ,'wrf'mm1! l',l'17l'l'IISL' ls' h ,K j Af I wwrzfl' In mum. IIlIl'flIQ Q A, um1f1fr'1w! m'f4'f1.s'ix'c A' ' Ez' . . . .. -' -'11 A Q w!zf1ff1'f11,u Ill lfu'I1"f1c'f1l. - , i ' ,f-' eil 11 .-' S'-fha .9 'A 3 .' . X31 Ja' TCI LCC ef H' ,f K ,. w , 'h lu' , ' ' 1' A I 6 ' nf , 1 7 42 In " . lg , - if , " if fy h , L fn I r, Lf xx, if I , A 'Qi' wwhgx 4 'ix I0 'af ,. I A A fi IC f vi Z1 DI' C rl d JZ ii 250 GWXCVVV-7 Team n""'?" W hington Battle Group .m.i.fn..:ans4-af A-4' -Chr' .f 44h 3 ' ffbi , xi .435 'V' GW Battle Group U , ,Y -. 4 4 r ,- . . rf .- , A . Q Q fi . - si. 3" .-'A -'DAJA , ' -' -5',5','LfZ ' f '-.' " '.. ,."' . , V ' ', 'g, ' - ' ni ' La. '71, .Q - I gi. . 252 " ia- sa I. uv gi-un ' I. ,6,,- -'.,, 'se-T.-. 19 Nan- ..p A A- ,,. , L ,av . b ir? 'M"!f..- 'N' , -f:,59,:'s?"g . 'V - 'Mm-fa. I Q av' 4 . -1 v-, .. vt- , ". Q - .4 . - g .I . 'Y - u 't-. 4 - A .kv if" "RE -J 1 ,Bs 1 4 n -qu gy, Ti Q- N"m .... 331, v r,,, -Q - ffliwlw W GW Batile Group 253 L L L N L 4 VI ri 3 Ill! D X' R H Ttul 1 if nu l-11 the wi mc Iiv nz Ol IIE 'at ac Yo Geo g VWMHW Battle Group -1 I X .. i "L ...- can ,,Q,,.v. v. 1.-f in L , ' -- s 5 1 xx , ' J '-if 7 V ' my V. ' 1 3 I , 5 I 1,1 1, E .,f f f' ,...a'- f -' ' , ' E H: 'f- ' " " 4 1' rl I 2 y- , A V .f,f J'.:-thi-:LAN-iq 'i Wi" ml J ' u .. 'km-M1 ...,,. f"H funvmihiltrr 2 M.--I Q. -ff ha J-4"' M-wha Q-xg W ,lf 4-'- ., 'inn ,I WW PM W f GW Bame Grnlm ' RearAdmiral lexander J. Krekieh Comm nder GEORGE WASHI GTO BATTLE GRO IP RA DM Alexander J. Krekich was born in Passaic. New Jersey. on March 19. IQ43. He graduated with a Bachelor oI'Science degree in Naval Science Irom the U.S. Naval Academy in June N964 and was commis- sioned an ensign. His sea duty assignments include: USS WARRINGTON tDD 8437 as the anti- submarine warlare otlicer: USS DAVIS IDD 0377 as the engineer oliiccrz USS .IOHN KING IDDG 39 as executive oliicerg USS AINSWORTH I FF IOQOI as eotnmanding OISHCCIY and as commanding olticet' of USS BELKNAP ICG 26lL Ilagship ofthe U.S. Sixth Fleet. based in Gaeta. Italy. In addition. RADM Krekich also served as chiefolistalf to the Commander. Second Fleet and Striking Fleet Atlantic. He also seiyed in Da Nang. Vietnam with Coastal Division TWELVE as an ofticer-in-cltarge ofa 'last patrol craft KSWIFT Boatl. His shore asigntnents include: the Bureau oI'Naval Personnel in the enlisted assignment division: aide and Ilag lieutenant to Commander. Naval Surface Forces. U.S. Atlantic Fleet: senior examiner on the U.S. Atlantic Fleet Propulsion Examining Boardg cruiser-destroyer program coordinator for the Deputy Chief otINaval Operations lor Surtace Warfare: and executive assistant to the Vice Chief oli Naval Operations. RADM Krekieh was promoted to Flag Rank in February l992 and was awarded his second star in October ILJQ4. His Iirst assign- ment as a Ilag otlieer was as Deputy Director lor Strategy and Policy. tJ-53 on the .Ioint Statti RADM Krekich assumed duties as Commander George Washington Battle Group on August IZ. l993. RADM Krekich earned his Master of Science degree in Computer Systems from George Washington University. He also graduated with honors from the U. Armv Command and General Stal? College, Fort Leavenwonh. Kansas, and with highest distinction Irom the U.S. Naval War College. Newport. Rhode Island. F His decorations include the Defense Superior Setyiee Medal. Legion oflvlerit twith three gold starsj. Meritorious Setyice Medal twith three gold starst. the Navy Achievqmgm Medal with combat and the Combat Action ribbon. RA DM Krelqielt is married to the fonner Barbara Lynn Schrainm ot'Whippany. New Jersey. They have two sons. Alexander Joseph. Jr. and Andrew Jon. 254 GW Battle Group ,X C'i.I"li ol' I.2vcr'ett. 'N rlrc lfnii ers was 1:1110 firm tllliccr cornrnissior .luncf . I' on .I1llf, IF. in .Iac "Ro1itlrtrrrr Lerrroore. t deployed 1 LESS 151.112 ia the We rom 'Nlrfrlitx 'N ' A . transitioni I L orsarr I I tleployed with Carr CORA L ' C ' 'Xi- .Xf with the -1 u 121' I 111 1' signal or LICYCIIIIM' CAPT 1. VN-9-I a s rnaintenu. deploy cd as part or USS Ctr' 1978 CN instructtt rnaintcn. 11181 li. Iiranclt tactical syllahtf Carnpi 1982 ga Decerr. PLICIIIL' I IAXI. cstali Cam ff . lt1l'Li4 Nfllll CA I ' Captain Paul C. Campbell - Chief of Staff GEORGE WASHINGTON BATTLE GROUP 2 1 Charles Campbell. a native trchusetts. graduated from I 7 Massachusetts in .Ianuary lic Navy through the Avia- didate Program. he was NAS Pensacola. FL.. on rid designated a naval aviator' 10711. he reported to the .JIVA-144. based at NAS lflying A-4F Slqyhawks, he L 'arrier Air Wing FIVE aboard rklMli RICHARD QCVA 311, Pacitie and Vietnam in April anipbell transfiened to the es" ol'VA-94 and he 'ah the squadron to the A-7E .uvember 1971. he again Western Pacific and Vietnam ir' Wing F IFTEEN aboard USS if.'XiA 431. .ainpbelI's next assignment was i-:placement Squadron KVA- ernoore. CA.. as a landing and tactics pilot in the initial -I' the adversary program. :ll was next assigned again to rdniinistrative. operations and rrrlicer. In Febnrary 1977 he r VA-94 to the Western Pacific tier Air Wing FIFTEEN aboard I SEA KCWX 431. In September ilunpbcll rcpoftcd to Vpvigj as an Naval Air Force. Pacific as air training ofiieer and force ,L Dm-im this tom- he SC!-vcd as the readiness oflicer. C APT Campbell then served as Com- amccl- for 21 twwycur DC,-ioctl In May mander. Light Attack Wing ONE at NAS Cecil Field. FL., .md to QIDNAV in thc SU-ikc Wmqhfc lrom November 21, 1991 until December 16. 1992. CAPT Q Systems Analysis Division IOP-9621 as the Campbell assumed his current role as cliiefiofstaff, Cruiser- frd cruise missile analyst. Alter a refresher Destroyer Group TWO on May 16. 1993. tri the "Flying Eagles" of' VA-122. CAPT C A PT Campbell has accumulated more than 5.000 flight hours and 966 carrier landings. His decorations -lined the "Blue Diamonds" ofWA-146 in .luly ' 1 I 1 ' include the Legion oIqMerrt, Meritorious Service Medal twrth . executive oflicer and assumed command in ' i r 983. I-Ie led the squadron through a Western M I 1 ' Flight Awards. Navy C ommendatron Medal twrth three gold .an Ocean deployment aboard USS KITTY v' 631. Selected as an air wing commander. he two gold starsl. three individual Air Medals. sixteen Strike starsl. Combat Navy Achievement Medal, Navy Unit Commendation. and two Meritorious Unit C omrnendations. ICVW-10 on November7, 1986. CAPT I A 1 v ltrincd Carrier Group SEVEN as operations oflicer CAPT Campbell and his wife Sandy live rn Orange mgmg aboard U53 NIMITZ fCVN 683 and USS Park, FL.. with their daughter Regan. Their sons Brett and iqujvf 41 it 1:1-Om July 1990 to September 1991. .lellrey both are attending college. npbell was assigned to the staffof Commander. GW Battle Group 255 George Washington Battle Every organization has a leader, every team a coach, every class a teacher and GW's Battle Group had RADM Alexander J. Krekich as its Battle Group Commander. Epitomized in George Washington Air Plan cartoons as "the Big Guy," RADM Krekich led his staff in direct- ing the diverse ships of the Battle Group across the expanse of seven seas fand a couple of oceans tool. Having adopted the unofficial motto, Semper Gumby fAlways Flex- iblej, the oflicers and men of his staff labored daily in their direction ofthe assigned ships whose operations nearly spanned the globe. They were as equally flexible operating off the shores CAPT Colin Martin of Onslow Beach, North Carolina, as in sites an England and France in support of D-Day. And, as always, the staff's elastic- ity remained challenged as imexpected events redirected operations across the seas. The daily moming briefs invigo- rated everyone as staff members pre- sented the occurrences of a deployed battle group. The days were "Powerpointed" every moming in the never-ending quest to refine and improve the operations of the finest Battle Group that functioned under the aegis of Commander Task Force 60 and Task Force 154. Each person contributed greatly in keeping RADM and ow Battle Group apprised Gf day-to-day events. stood and briefed, others issues and all stood watches. wap operations were completed for each line period and the anchor let go, all "hit the beach" and enjoyed the camaraderie of being Sailors on deployment - LIBERTY CALL! LIBERTY CALL! ' From the day the Battle Group rendezvoused to commence workups to the final "Moored, Shift Colors" of homecoming, George Washington's maiden deployment remained a team effort ofthe staff, the ships, the squad- rons and the thousands and thousands of Sailors. CAPT Craig Vance CDR Bob Banford CDR Mark Hlmler CDR AI Lowom Lfliz ar' 5559 ?,175I:"fge, CDR Edward Miller CDR Paul Normand CDR Miko Seagle LCDR Christopher Abbott LCDR Thomas Baus LCDR Tom Chilton LCDR Rohan Ford 256 GW Battle Group wq-7 MH". 5: V, -og: 'sr 'sind X i -. IQ LCDR Douglas Lemasters LCDR George Reilly LCDR Jeff Stratton LCDR Scott Sundt LT Rich Flte LT Eric Gardner LT Steven Guillani LT Forrest Lupo LT David Mcbuttie LT John Pendola LT Timothy Rudderow LT James Schmidt LTJG Michael Carlan CWO2 Jeff I-ludgens CW03 Val Rlslnger John Goetke - Civilian EWCMQSVD Keith Allen RMCSQSWT Larry Schaffer MSCQSWQ Bruce Broulllette ETCQSWQ Samuel Caughey GW Battle Group 257 YllqSWDSIandyDiel:s EllClSW1kkFogzty 0S01SWQKeilhGavey S'I'GC1SWlGordonPadget B'1fSmsBlllF3'i 0S1fSWlJanesGmh Yll11SW,Ga1yl-laris Olilzrylieks ISHS!! Daryl Haines RIMS!! Gen Jasper ISIQAWISIQ I-lellly Kmom LlI11SWj David Leder 4 I ,Q GWBauieGroup 'Q I Cir.. -77? 'km .M ' ' 4. I 60, I I I I ,7- ,f 9 I I I Lg I I I I I mag I I I I I I 5 I I I I I I '1 YN1lSSlVlilliam Rushing 0S1IAwf5WI Paul Wilkmsc' s 1 my I-g:.F'i-5 -C' -en. -:1 I l Leedy OSSA Chad Snell RM2lSWl Isaac Conyers Jr. MS2 Barry Doucette RM2 Kyle Franklin OS2lSWl Glenn Holmes MS2lSWj Stephen Jordan OS2 Brian Olson RlVl2lSWl James Powell MS3 Jeremy Fleming OS3 Gregory Reid OS2lSWj Arthur Reynolds RM3 Jaime Rivera SN Michael Foster GW Battle Group 259 - 1i,- ,Mfg , 5 vi 1-it-,gQ,j-Q5,:1yp5 V 44, 'l.?'V-O' ' fe -- , 11,15-.o,5'o'f, ,. - in .lr . . ' - "' , w 4' 'b ' '5""'3c'-V4 15 " 'G 5'-L .1 - ' al'-. ' "ffm .- - :L-fn qw- ff f onhebvff 4-,.-. .,, - IQ -4. , .11 ' ,vi J' 1L'51h,.,. 'o ,'l'f fl.-, I 33, .vbfx fl .g is -H Qyffpfl fffp'0i-ff-9 K Q 5 1' 1.7-. 'Arif .gferg h ,,,j,,lQ.f?,,5 ,3r1,,,f?r 4' '?w9'?v! is-h.'?r?r?r!Y?-'QM-?"f 'r"f"'?'f 74" . 5 1 1 1 i 5 ,414 fm ,J 4,155 'TLS 'Q ' . ' Common goals Working together the job each Sailor crew exercised together: LJ celebrated their room, plans were set in on track. And while this .Axis worked in support of lqmht' qu 4' E 5 Q, I , Q! Eff 'M , l' .7 hifi I' jf I X 260 rfb' B CPB hip s Compan ,. N Us , , sd .W . : 5,gf?,,.,'1'1','1-51,1 1 ' ' V - . ..'f'f,QgA ' - 4.4, A, 7 .4 f 1 .1 'IN 'Q' If P, v Q 4933 - ' ff1,w f ,- Aflf , ', QQQRQLS? ' 7'W , Q WYE? ' . . ' s. .S X I 1 , av-,E F 'A 'T I ff j 1, . ,elm . i 1 + . I ,, .nljIflLLl-'-'f"' ' 4 A ' Q x I 1 J 1-,qua '55 " gs- .b xf . ,,, . .I A.. ve, , i ' X .3 ml 2 g , ,, r. ' f - I '. ,, , 1 1 - .--., 3 'j. . A :A ,LQ 7 -. , . . , in ' , , ,t , , . ' A Q A, N- ...R ,- v 1 2 1 if Q A "" 'g 1 ' - 'L . 7 . ' - 1 ' Q"-H Ts?-'5's,,'tj-,y' jf. V. '59-. ' r. ..x. 1 5-if-.Q,.: ' A -. . - A- -. 15. 3 .1 K ?7.lT4'Ff?, - 5 . ' " 'ffm ', i y -, 1 ' ., N - :- V .xgf.,f. .Yi : - Af' - 'TQ NA. . ar' -- -' " , wtf' 'K Lf, Vixm, ' x - 2 f' K," I A I : 1 4- 4... -A g .-.g- ..,.. ., . . ' x ' ,. --f' ' F5 L: - ' fn AT, ., . K . , W3 .uf ' ' A f , ' - W ' rf' ff --.. ,.f"':Zf' , 3 " StI'21t1O 'r db Th 1 , . , 51 K-sa i Q F Qiwwqfwf' A ' ' I " jg-Y" xl-Mf eg: EEESQT .eds F15 2 Q 4 5 5 ii' E A' i if 1' , P-K 1 QM5 Ziifcfij ii. k.: , xfo i"- 3? - . XvJ1G x ,X17 3.3.5 . o ivf of f' ' L ' A . 'Q ri. GE WAS -. flllll' Alfggf, ' .-Idmin Qflicv I ' 1994 262 Administration Department 'fl i 'l' I a ga 7 ' 'Just-sr NU digg 'sw j ".:-"" .fr-fffx H 'I Administration Department "Beware of Laser .let Blast" is a caution sign any visitor may have seen when walking into the XO,s Admin Office. Although cranials and float coats are not required personal protection, the personnel assigned to the Admin Office of GW's Executive Officer, CDR Bill McKee, constantly kept their y Hewlett Packard HP lV laser jet printer on "afterbumers" to handle the constant flow of paper traflic. Having processed more than 1,500 awards during the deploy- ment, YNC Pete Tama and YN2 Brian George were the ship's resident experts in awards prepara- tion and processing. YN3 Mike Collins had the demanding job of maintaining the Procedures and Regulations Manual CPROMJ, a 1,000 page document that provided the neces- sary policy and guidance to assist the crew in performing routine and specialized tasks. When it came down to keeping the crew infonned of daily events shipwide,YNSN Rob NOCIIISVO Oscanlose T J YNC Peter ama r. IIIINSVA Frank Demmers N01 Harold llartin YN2 Brian George PN2 Angel Lazo YNSN Robert Gronbech YNSN Vincent Hardin 264 Administration Department Gronbech and YNSN Wnce Hardin i vatively put inputs together if m around the ship to create eorge Washington's Plan ofthe Day- . . . Also part of X-A Division was the Command Career Counselors. STAR, SCORE, VSUSSB, SRB and CREO are just a few of the myster- ies the CCC team made plain on a daily basis. The Counselors were assisted by more than 150 depart- mental and divisional career coun- selors. During the deployment, they kept t1'ack of the career intentions of 5000-plus sailors and processed 204 reenlistments, equaling 8 I6 years of total obligated service. The hard work paid off for them and the crew. More than Sl million was paid to these deserving individuals in reenlistment bonuses. ln June, 73 reenlistments were completed, 60 of which were presided over by the President of the United States, Bill Clinton, and Chief of Naval Operations ADM Mike Boorda. V. , PY saf- Z- s I, , li tj I 1 v 4 s t ' ,Weasl- LT Terry Chauncey YNCSQAWISM James Martin LtC1AWlSWy Warner Mayden YN1QAWy Richard Dove LIHAWISWJ Darius Trumer LI1 1AWlSWy Jerome Wilson LI2 Lawrence Agins LI2 Danny Hawkins Administration Department F .sg YN2 Eric llello YN2 Scott Somers IIS3 David Dayton llS3 Aurelius Fullllove YN3 John Godeaux l.I3 Kenneth Huggins AN Roderick Jesse AN Russell Thaxter Administration Department tr K YN2 Eric Mello YN2 Scott Somers MS3 David Dayton MS3 Aurelius Fullilove YN3 John Godeaux LI3 Kenneth Huggins AN Roderick Jesse AN Russell Thaxter Administration Department fice. Realizing this, X-2 put customer service first at all times. Dedicated and totally professional, they truly exemplified George Washington's commitment to excel- lence. ENS D. J. Henman PNCIIQSVD Marcelo Pascual Jr. PNC Barry Townsend PNNAWISWQ Julius Byrd PNNSWJ John Hansen PN1 Chris Stewart PN2 William Glover PN2 Brian Lawler PN2 Timothy Zlemblec PN3 Ledarlon Alston PN3 Lorenzo Dominguez Jr. PN3 Gabriel Falu Administration Department 267 PN3 Hlclol' Illoollllltovlsltl PN3 Brian Spteles PN3 Todd Walt!!! PNSN Soil! Bombard PNSN Lula Hernandez . PNSN Chad Musgrave PNSN James Nelson PNSN Robert Shook PNSN Eugene Tal Jr. PNSA Christopher Cowgill PMSA James Linn PNSN Robert Martinez Administration Department -kg- PN3 David Ingram 4.4.-5 5 S4 . of WY in bl 1 , ,LL:,,.. if ..-., -Ml i ,P i is U PNSA Jerome Owens I examinations. Included in this process were more than 20,000 service record entries including qualifications achieved and personal and unit awards. With the help ofthe ESO, more than 100 GW Sailors were provided assistance to achieve their goal. Applications for Officer Candidate School, Limited Duty Officer, Chief Warrant Officer, and the new Seaman to Admiral Program were carefully screened and quickly processed. The competition was tough but the ESO team made sure that their customers were able to "put their best foot forward." PN3 I-Iectorlliecznikowski W PN3 Brian Spleles PN3 Todd Walters PNSN Sean Bombard PNSN Luis Hernandez PNSN Chad Musgrave PNSN James Nelson PNSN Robert Shook PNSN Eugene Tai Jr PNSA Christopher Cowglli PNSA James Linn PNSN Robert Martinez Administration Department PNSA Jerome Owens I examinations. Included in this process were more than 20,000 service record entries including ' qualifications achieved and personal and unit awards. With the help ofthe ESO, more than 100 GW Sailors were provided assistance to achieve their goal. Applications for Officer Candidate School, Limited Duty Oflicer, Chief Warrant Officer, and the new Seaman to Admiral Program were carefully screened and quickly processed. The competition was tough but the ESO team made sure that their customers were able to "put their best foot forward." 5 2 lil Tours to London, Paris, Jerusalem and other points west kept the Morale, Welfare, and Recreation QMWRJ Division on the move during the deployment. Led by MMCSCSWJ Jerry Forbus, this flexible band of travel agents, fitness coordinators, and activity organizers capably met the chal- lenge of arranging tours in all liberty ports, maintaining all athletic equipment in George's Gyms, and arranging other activi- ties, such as "Really Really BIG BUCKS BINGO!" for the crew during underway periods. They also processed more than 525,000 in flower orders that were sent to loved ones back home, became the experts in using USOGRAMS and sold more than 2,000 movie tickets for stateside use. Looking out for the welfare of the crew was their objective and they proved up to the challenge at all times. in v-e B fr" riff- MMCSQSWQ Jerry Forbus ET1tSWj Michael Rivers A02 Andrew Sternick AR John Mills Jr. -29 ii' ' X .f' 270 Administration Department fi I aboard brochures, as well as the cruise book you are reading now. They operated the ship's television stations and produced GW NOW, the C0lTll'l'l2lI'ld'S local news show as well as live telecasts such as Captain's Call and BINGO. Outside the ship, Public Affairs LT Matthew Brown JOCfSWj Gregg Snaza l if it marketed hundreds of stories about the crew to extemal media. In addition, their efforts in coordinating hometown radio interviews while GW was sta- tioned in the Arabian Gulf resulted in an Lmprecedented Public Affairs success. Sailors from every state spoke either live or on tape to radio stations in their hometowns. The most intense PAO experience during the deployment was the coordi- nation of the Presidential embark for the D-Day commemoration. This was a once-in-a-lifetime opporttmity for the Public Affairs team, one that will remain a memory as the biggest and most successfiil public event they'll have ever taken part in. J01 John Barnett J01 Lee Bosco JONSWQ Mark Piggott J02 Charles Achord J02 Kurt Allen J02 Thomas Gelsanliter AA Joe Cernie AN Thomas Smith Administration Department 271 U-3-...,,, The six offices that made up IM- l division performed the administra- tive functions and coordinated the maintenance effort for AIMD. The Admin Office was the center point of the five divisions in AIMD and was responsible for the process- mg of all correspondence. Q The Departmental Leading Chief Petty Officers ofiice was responsible for the welfare and comfort of 420 enlisted personnel in AIMD. Within IM l the department leading chief and the career counselor coordinated all manpower issues encompassing over 90 Navy Enlisted Classifications and managed the career development of enlisted personnel. During the deployment, this office provided career plarming through interviews LCDR Bret Gordon LCDR Richard Strong LT Michael Lynch ATCSQAWQ Randy West ATCSQAWQ Gerald England ATCSKAVID Stone Stanley AKCQAVO Donnie Brooks ATC Andrew Fuhrman AEC Charles Goodman AT1 Randy Bllffillgfblt A21lAwi Raymond Bass AD1 Michael Blasko Sigh .ii-l - and liaison with stateside rating ort detailers, in addition to conducting Aviat on over 30 reenlistments. QA Work Production Control was the nerve center for the maintenance for the effort of the 32 production work Control centers. The Production Control AIMD Team was the direct liaison between AIMD AIMD, Supply, the Air Department of supply and the embarked Air Wing for maintenance processing of all equipment and parts e that were repaired in AIMD. They were responsible for all maintenance planning, scheduling, and equipment record management. Quality Assurance and Analysis conducted and managed the AIMD Central Technical Publications Li- brary, Safety, Naval Aviation Mainte- nance Discrepancy Reporting, Sup- '..'.i'.e,i'i'i I ,:.' u-q ,i is Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department in' ' fi "Javi- E Q w 1 X . ' L4 il. Xl W5 " :Ili ,IME AF rg. .F f-Fhy, .., -ii ., as ji -'I ' 1 n.,'1 ' I 1 f A Y ' 11 .' 1, 1 ' ' 2 ,f"??1- - 'ff- - ' "ii" 455: 3 2 - I AMSNAWJ Noel Castillo AT1fAWl Maurace Clark . A21 Gary Dunkle AS1 Robert Eaton AE1 lAWl Gregory Howard A21 Richard Jacobs A21 KAWQ Charles Leathers AT1 Roland Nero A W ' 'fr arr- A01tAWj W. Lee Portis AT1 Hector Rivera A21 Joseph Schipper A21 Martin Snowden ""' Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department '-J Wendell Q AK2 Dan Byrd PN2lAWi James Hihbs A22 Michael Lugo A22 William Morales A22 Michael Weldon PN3 Stephen Barnett A23 Christopher Banks A23 R0bert Kowalski xii AK3 Douglas Owen A23 Kevin Sears AZAN Shawn George AZAN Christopher Schoeman Q. Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department Additionally, the branch supported the air wing with expert coolanol and engine oil analysis, and aerial refueling stores repair and maintenance. The largest branch of IM-2 was the Air- frames Branch which performed a variety of structural and hydraulics systems repairs. The structural mechanics CAMS'sJ performed metal and composite material repairs on aircralt parts and also built aircraft tire and wheel assemblies. The Non-Destructive Inspection CNDD techni- cians of this branch performed more than 1,300 in depth aircraft inspections ensuring flight safety. Also, welders performed more than 40 complex weld jobs on crucial aircraft parts, returning them to supply and saving thousands of dollars. The hydraulics teclmicians repaired hydraulic actuators and fabricated various hose and tube assemblies. The airframers' work could also be found throughout the ship from shelves and counters to boat painting and space rehabili- tations. Finally, the parachute riggers of the Avia- tion Life Support Systems Branch maintained and packed parachutes, provided repairs and tested aviators' oxygen systems, and inspected and repaired aircrew survival equipment. Throughout deployment, the parachute riggers issued more than 1,600 pieces of aircrew gear. IM-2 Division's unique capabilities also extended beyond the GW. They were successful in completing over fifty jobs for other Battle Force commands. One of the busiest divisions on the ship, IM-2 Division was vital to the success of George Washington's maiden deploy- ment. - LT Matt Mullins ADCS4AWi Cecil llllellanson ADClAWi Gregory Brown AMSClAWl Claude Hall Eiliirf AMSCMWQ Ken Jones AMS1 Marvin Adams AMH1 Joseph Carlucci AD11AWi Lonnie Davis Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department r 4 ..:-1. AIIH1 James Dickey AIAS1 Jose Femandez ADNAVO llac Fralic AD1 Leando Gabriel Jr. AllS1lAlll0 Dennis l-labeck PR1 QSM Kevan Lee AIAS1 QAWISVD Roger J. Rowe Jr. Alll-I1 QAM Michael Skinner AIAS1 QAM Michael Weidman AMS1 Lawrence Wells AD2 I-lakeem Abdullah PR2 Eric Allman 278 Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department Y. 115. Y Y.. A! f ft: t : . .67 1 , , g 1 1 fl: uf fu. I! X. 7-f' 7. Y. Y. agp Y. X bf, AMS2 Jeffrey Caldwell PR2 David Carrington AMS2 Danlel Dlaz AE2 Fred Dlmsey AMS2 Jesse Dukes AMS2 Donald Eversole AD2 David Garcia AMS2 Johnny Garcia AD2 Scott Hilton AD2 Anthony Judah AMI-I3 David Messier AD2 Arturo Perez AMS2lAWy Steven Rapp AD2 Louis Robinson AD2 Lyndon Robinson AD2 Ira Schwartz AMS2 Melvin Taylor AMS2 Maurice Tompkins PR2 Darryl Williams AMS3 Craig Baggett Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department 279 I ff' o B ff, ,f X' VI, ,,f' e! ,1 gt? , i, E ' few! I 5 , ff x F i I 7 Q r"'N A23 Phillip Braxton MII-I3 Robert Casteneda PB3 Jason Davenport AIISS Christopher Fiechtl AIIS3 Argentin Filsaime A03 Nory Gonzalez AD3 Larry Hammond AMS3 David Hesse AMH3 Franklin Jones ' AMI-I3 Gary Jones AD3 Terry King AD3 Kevin Lewis ni. Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department o . .,i.- i l'5 O Y im, in 'lf . 2-gf 1' '!. -il. 1' AMH3 Mark Lowe AMS3 Pablo Maurosa AD3 Eric Rodgers AD3 Morris Simmons 'Tr' AD3 Sam Stalvey AMS3 Shelby Taylor AMS3 Steven West AD3 Shane Wilson AMH3 Robert Wohlferd Jr. ADAN Ryan Belgrave AMSAN John Bock AMSAN Robert Brown 42 f o 0 K uf? Q Q1 .A 1.6 ,fi - 'Ci -w T - Q . mAy,, .. 4' M 1 , ,ff 'gf 'W nf -W .v 3 1 JW. .- 'Kia Q Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department 281 FllIl Cli lflllldlii AElll lBdll llllliilk nlsnlsisnnmasm Ausnlse-nu-ings nlsnlenaeyan mnnidneumes nlsnla-yn-un mnmqnun :msnuiunsnq m Tl? In 1? W N Aiuallhnrnnetilklallmnebepahluul G Q4 HH -tg Q AMSAN William Smith AMHAN Eric Smock ADAN Arturo Villanueva PRAN Edwin York ADAN James Zoucha ll AMHAA Brinson PRAA Eric Gebhardt AMHAA Jamie Hostetler ADAA Roderick Murphy PRAA Michael Sellers ADAA Jason Stephen ADAA Christopher Williamson Aircraft intermediate Maintenance Department ,':.J - :Aint . -, 1.-f 1. qv' ' . "',. . ' J. ., S, t . , ' -rx f " ' The Avionics Wizards. Look at .any ' on the ship, if what you see lights up, plugs in, turns on or fires ordnancfrz CIIHHCCS that if it ever breaks, IM-3 division can ' ' 1 it .y l .repair it. Included in IM-3 Division was an ,extremely .sophisticated precision calibration ,gliiboratory that supported the entire GW Battle fiilfroup. More than 240 persomiel from 5 TSEAOPDET commands teamed up with ship's company personnel and repaired more than 1 l5 systems in 8 different types of aircraft. Opera- tions from simple light bulb replacement to complex microscopic multilayer repair of circuit boards took place every day in the I4 work centers that made up one of the largest ,divisions on the ship. A regular stop for VIP tour groups, IM-3 work centers housed an impressive array of automatic test equipment designed to service every aspect of airbome electronics. Radar, weapons control, inertial navigation, secure communications, identification friend or foe, submarine detection, data link, electronic -T deck without the sup Not only did port of INL3 n 0 fullv 5 U.. the air wing, but as QQZH to maintaining alone entity. In aircraft systems, Wm ,ik responsible for all 144 of-my test stations in a C0,,dm GW's IM-3 team every ,.CCOl.d A previously set by for forward dc- Pl0Yed Operations equipment nut maintained fully ihmughou, mg deployment, assistance ofa single civilian first for AIRLANT The rcclminu expertise of each of the IM-3 tcm? contributed to an deployment Rm, For lssue rate in excess of 92 percent: ll number virtually unheard of before GW deployed. Over Bosnia, the Arabian Gulf. uny- where the theater of operations dictated. nap- highly skilled professionals that made up in IM-3 team continued to set the pace for counter measuresg not a single aircraii left the LTOultisLipseomh QA:02RlchardNeal 1 Ricky Ballanee A'l'qAVO Charles Bell Q- 'sr 15.3 ATQAVIIACD Rlllll Fl'8l'l0I'I ATUIAVD Ralph Gallaugher AEGIAWD Charlie LUIIBIIQ 579llWl James Osteen I 'lg--I-I Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department excellence. aviation carrier '84, .. i-Z9-1-" n ATC1AWl David Woods AT1 4AWl Albert Aiken AE1lAWl Lee Allen AT1 Terry Anderson AE1 Dana Beaulieu AT1 Dennis Benkendorf ET1 Stacy Breid AE1QAWl Pat Brice AT1fAWl John Churchwell AT1 Mark Crabtree AT1 lAWlSWl Neal Douglas AT1fAWl Jerome Faulk U . A Z' . ' 1 - -j..,-f -- X kt Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department 285 ,,,,--1 I . . lE1Blill Kfllii Kfullilili. mumnenisx.-ani nunquinnuandr lnifliblili m :unsung m'asgnsauk lEl i Elliheli llifllzlli lrllilhg nlulpminn-as m mms-nu m Bpui EIl1l'i1' AE1 212 Alllliblikll E In .13 M1 iisii lil!il'Ell 2E3i llE'l AT1 Duane Winter AT1 Russell Wilson AT1lACl Timothy Wilson AT1lAWl James Wright AT2 John Absher A02 Rudolpho Alegria AT2 Cory Aschbrenner A02 Eric Avery AT2 David Bates AT2 Daryl Beem AT2 Joseph Brown AT2 Walter Clilton AE2 Raymond Cruz AT2 Jerry Dearbeck AT2 Donald Delarosa AT2 Gary Ehrenfeld AT2 Michael Elling AT2 William Fulmer AT2 Gregory Gleich AT2 Kenneth Graham l w Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department AT2 Michael Griffloen A02 Shawn Groves AT2 Keith Harmon AT2 David Hibbs P -A1. X A -fQ'lf2 Walter Hill , gjf.Q4.q Jr - lll l v",'Q 2 ,'S,.'!.'- ":..'fi2,-WI' . ,,,,.:,,!f1- ,L 'r: 13,4359f.j.g5,.-.iff ' J 'gtiagfiffil 'i . V . 1 -.". V -f5.11fa'l.ff, A A .4 , ,Zi-,. 3', 5-, fn. W , -f 1 Q ff i ,rg ,fs e . -1 AT2 Robert Jones AT2iAWl John Kelly ATZQAWQ Robert Krick AT2lAWl Donald Larocco Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department fi ATZQAWQ Aaron Labo AE2 David Lakln AT2 Joseph Lilly AT2 Lamar Love AT2 Jerry Marshall AT2 David Mahoney A02iAWQ Walt McClinton AE2iAWy Timothy McCrary AT2 Edward Oliviera AT2 David Pilcher AT2iAWJ John Porter AT2 John Richardson Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department 289 AT2 James Rogers MM2 Charles Rominger A02 Joseph Rooney A02 Daimon Russell AE2 Patrick Schlegel AE2 Eugene Spencer AE2 Scott Swiger AT2 Donald Terryah Aurcralt Intermediate Maintenance Department AT2 William Thomson Al' 5,1 lllg EI. 'JL AE2 John Wager AT2 Peter Walter Ill AT2 David Waters AE2 Carlton Wilder AE2 George Williams MM2 Richard Willich AT3 Chris Angleberger nl1lH.1 X oar' Y. A03 Nicholas Axe AE3 James Betancur nf 4. Mike Burke AT3 Edward,CarrolI 34 MK Q M 4 ii? 5 . ' f 1355? -N . Iles- ' nz ' -1"?i f-LE 1 , -N .,,.,, Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department 291 nzuaeeuu xruaacolm Aounnsllwhl madman Millanllhulml AE3.Ibe-UNI!!! llilohuluuvdl Khllohenliuvl A0aPumieeEling 5I3David6agQolii A13DanielGalber A03IyronGlover qSl3GhipGooeh A1:1'3DUtgltGuIllot AE3PeIerl'larper A23 Colin Harris AT3 Walter Harvey AE3 Tlmoth Hesse Y AT3 Michael I-lolllngswerth Aurcraft Intermediate Maintenance Department AT3 Scott Hresko AT3 Kevin Irvin AT3 Kenneth Johnston AE3 Todd Jones AT3 David Katich AT3 Raymond King AT3 Shannon Landowski AT3 Douglas McMillen AT3 Timothy Meehan AT3 Kevin Miller AT3 Chad Muckel AT3 Troy Owens AE3 Scott Painter AT3 Mathew Post AT3 Mal Reyes AT3lAWl Harry Rhoade AT3 Darryl Robinson AT3 Omar Rodriguez ABF3 Carlos Rosa AE3 Billy Scott Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department llllKH llllllaick Alklhlilllnni AEAIJXIBQ s I 7 ' E muunnai if Ailicayfli Aihllaesldnlt lllllelilkblll i a i lnllialicklluil llll 'l lnlinlliey Aihlllliuanes S' IVY' Aircraft lntemlediate -1 Q..- xgxg xx XX 1 w-N X .M X X -xlXxi 2 lin g a F Z 5 ' r i x I , ! J Johnson ATAN Indus Johnston ATAN Anthony Keck ATAN Don Kinser ATAN Ricardo Lafuente AEAN Larry Lewis ATAN Anthony Librera ATAN Scott Lindley ATAN Christpher McGinley ATAN Ruben Miller AEAN Paul Nelson ATAN Billy Flay Nolen AEAN Christopher Nordtvedt Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department Kl'Allclsidnpllll'0rgm Kl'AllSeoliParish AllIHphPayne AZAllciIislphelPmdor 1 Kllllslillqnchldnlill Kllllhlednllemlld WXIHEZTI Kflll.BCl BIll Arnmanusuipley xmmiuuus-in nur-uuysnis xnnsaummans Aiudtlrnallnaeiatelaintalumeebepuullenl ATAN Eric Woodward ATAN Bobby Yates AEM llichael Arsenault AEAA James Carr Aon christopher ooumin ATM Rbbefl Homer AA uannew Kee Ill ATM Daniel Pagnae ATAA Jaret Richards AEAA Ishmael Stephan ATAR James Bartlett FR David Gomes Alrcfaft Intennednate Maintenance Department 5 From starting aircraft to moving supplies, IM-4 Division played a vital role in the day-to-day operations of George Washington's maiden deploy- ment. Responsible for the maintenance of more than 500 pieces of "yellow gear", this hard-working division furnished the support equipment used for aircraft starting, servicing, mainte- nance, handling and fire fighting, as well as the material handling equipment used during underway replenishments. Aviation Support Equipment Technicians, or the ASs of IM-4 worked on a wide variety of equipment with many different applications. Perhaps LT Mark Mlikan ASCSQAM Steven Clemens AS1lAWl James Clendenen AS1tAWl Edward Creamer AS1 Gordon Holman AS1 Thomas Kusmin AS1 QAM Phil Lecroy AS1 QAWISWQ Christopher Wa I' .-.-N --ff- E I r ,iefhxi - i L the most familiar item the ASs were responsible for was the aircraft crash and salvage handling crane. It was fitting that GW was the first carrier in the fleet to deploy with the new model crane. This was a significant accom- plishment because the crash crane, as with any newly introduced piece of start units used by Air Starting and handlmg Operational. laCkS, hydranlif test stands, electric power Plantsi dl5PCllSlI1g urns Jfit engine trailers. civil. H tion seat skids. and HLIITICYOUS itemg rctlrmkg by the were rm available T0 be such ar range Uf I M-4's ASS lnnl in krwwledae hydrzrnliu refrigeration intemal and gas turbine engine and production control and managcrnnr To acquire all training was nn easy task, but the division mel or exceeded all training requirements. The hard work and training rcrni' paid offl IM-4 Division received lngir marks during the pre-deployment Carrier Aviation .Maintenance Supply Effective Evaluation CCAMSEEJ and equipment, had its share of imperfec- tions and support peculiarities which the skilled technicians of IM-4 Division eliminated in time for deployment. When GW left Norfolk in May, IM4 Division was 100-percent ready to support the airwing. All aircrafi tow tractors, spotting dollies and jet engine 'r-HIP" I fr ,4 300 Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department subsequently a 95-pcnnri support availability rare throughout In lr this reason V GWS IM-4 were known an np, and were nnrnlx in aviation "FLEET'S one on the support AK2 Brian Belcher AS2 William Billingsley AS2 Richard Birkhlmer AS2 Carl Bralhwaite AS2 Gregory Buchanan AZ2 Steven Freeman AS2 Daniel Julian ASZQAWISWQ Casey Kent Asa Michael Lawson Asa Gary Parker Asa Rodney Ryder A22 naben Terrell Aurcraft Intermediate Maintenance Department A53 Jason Downey A53 Curtis Hamilton AZ3 Marcellus Jackson AZ3 Everett Laverty A53 Michael Lazarus A53 Sean Lucas A53 Felipe Martinez A53 Brent McConnaughay A53 Darren Ouellette A53 Enrique Rigau A53 Brian Royster A53 Joseph Steed A53 Roy Streeter ASAN Roland Garcia ASAN David Mlinarich ASAN Antonio Smith 12- 'g,zw,f: -eapg as P ,, 1 at an . IQ?-T ' "3 "H .,,,,. ' ka, ' '3 4 I L . I 5 ' kill 4 V - v' H. ' F track ofa constantly moving inven- tory. During the deployment, IM-5 brought support equipment account- ability to greater than 99 percent by completing the necessary paperwork and completing a comprehensive wall-to-wall inventory during which every inventory was physically sighted and verified. Taking over is-A R. vi V 1 1.45, I in l800 reportable transactions, the seven highly motivated and dedicated professionals of IM-5 accepted the challenge and brought AlMD's sup- port equipment on line faster than any previous newly commissioned carrier. LT William Brickhill AZCQAWJ Darrell Canter AZCtAWl Terrence Tibbs AS1 Kenneth Deschler AK1 Stephen Dennis ATNAWQ Bernard Flitzenthaler AD2 Stevens Robinson AR Ainsley Daux .gt 3114 Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department 303 C. , ff Ig, 304 Air Department A .Sf ff -1.54" -- 575' F-,, ' ..4ulQ 5' I .3 -in 'QV' ge-1 PQ- Fav! .."rf . ,g fin -41:3 I I ,r XX 1 . 1 Silt 2 CAPT David Ploeger Air Boss 1992-1994 llil 1 I 1 Li ,471 i CDR Patrick Twomey Air Boss 1994 . hx. iff is at The Air BOSS The flight deck five acres, all covered with skid, Four cats and four wipes, the machinery hid. There's chocks and there's chains, and bubbles that raise, The grapes use their hoses filling jets that blaze. The boss watches over, his deck with much pride, As the cats give the airwing, ride after ride. He calls an alert, the 5-MC pops, He smiles his smile, as the deck starts to hop. Clinching his fists, knowing everything's right, The alert bird is gone, four minutes to flight. The bos'ns all push, their crews with such power, As the handler keeps score of their trips to the tower. The team pulls together, each time with delight, These men that l challenge, never quit a good fight. You can see as he watches, never missing a trick, Knowing his AB's are slicker than slick. Then off goes the alpha, cats one, two and four, Three kicks a Tomcat and closes the door. Wrap up the waist, keep the deck clear and steady, On goes the lens, the gear rats are ready. Down through the chute, they start calling the ball, The first is a Hornet, "LSO pick up the call." 30 seconds apart, the pattern gets fuller, They jump from the wires, how 'bout that gear puller. Recovery complete, 'round the handlers board is all chatter They call for a shirt brief, to see what's the matter. Out go the spot sheets, get the tractors in motion, We got helos' to hot pump, and wires to function. Event after event, them coming them going, Just this past January, we shot'em while snowing. Then all of a sudden, he lets out a bellow, "Find me the bos'ns, I wantta see those young fellows." They dash to the tower, Mark, Dexter and Tom, Their minds were all racing, what could have gone wrong. They stand in a row, never showing the least bit of fear, The boss spins and says, "l'll make this perfectly clear." Your troops have been humpin', all day and all night, Just wanted to tell you, your guys are alright. As they leave the 0-10, they laugh and they jest, The boss has a job, that is better than best. by Air Bos'n Tom Chorlton CATIAG Maintenance Officer 5- ruff ,,, , K I . sg. 1 A. -I .y :SY - ..,,. rl X i it li I I 1, Air Department 305 Asnesuiwy George neamnna Air Administration was responsible tor coordinating the tive divisions that made up the largest department on the ship. Its mis- sions were many and diverse in scope. The carefully selected personnel were tasked with providing administrative support to the depart- ment as well as manning watch stations as aircraii spotters and record keepers on the LSO platfonn and in Primary Flight Control fthe towerl. The result of the tremendous effort of the small, but elite, V-0 Division was the smooth flow of information both inter- and intra- departmental, that allowed the Air Boss, Mini Boss, and Air Department personnel to focus on the task of launching and recovering air- craft. Examples ofV-O's contributions to the department while on deployment were the uemendous successes eamed in the COM- LT llark Schaefflel' spun: mmm con neun YIIDISD Arrmn Handler con muon Snyder - um: sou NAVAIRLANT 3M and Handling Team inspections. High morale and professionalism on thejob were the trademarks ofthe person- nel of V-0. V-0 division was a tight-knit group enjoying both liberty and duty as a team. Congratulations on a memorable and success- iiil maiden deployment ABECQAVO llichael Paillode ABFNAWISYO Daniel Riddle YN2 Kenneth Jett ABH3 Randy Bishop ABI-I3 George Jackson ABH3 John llann ABF3 Bruce Mills ABI-I3 Robert Prentice ABF3 Lance Wondoloski ABI-IAN Robert Bender Air Department Pdf. -,--nil'-' --ii Q4 X 'NL ABFAN Trent Eylens AN Craig Large AN Dennis Murphy YNSN Lamont Seabron AN Nathan Taylor AA Clyde Banks AA Shawn Benshoof AA Jeffrey Hunt AA Christopher Wallace AR J3S0l'l Eflk AR Jason Hendrickson AR Eric Mosley Air Department USS George Washing- professionalism which ton was the home of the demonstrated the pride of finest flight deck team in the division. the fleet. The award win- As the ship plied the ning Crash and Salvage Adriatic, V-l Sailors unit and A!C directors worked in support of provided the backbone of Operation "Deny F light," X ES, 1 Q . 1 5 LTJG Mark Persutti ABI-lCS1AWy Dorian Burnett ABHCStAWy Robert Wilson ABHCQAM Versa Carter ABHC Manzer Cray ABHCKAWINACQ Joseph Johnson ABHC1AWl David Livingston ABH1 Dennis Badke 1, 308 Air Department LT Jimmy McLaughlin LT Joseph Baby and completed 3,013 arrested landings and 13,606 aircraft moves. The entire flight deck team showed their metal in combating a major motor gasoline fire on the aft sponson July ll. Their efforts and leadership were the major contributing factors that ensured no damage to aircraft or flight deck equipment, and allowed for flight opera- tions to resume without missing a beat. Soon after GW tran- sited the Suez Canal, entering the Arabian Gulf, ge I1 Earth, 'gm lllCl'CilSUtl agam, 0PCl'2llln' crew l,775 7,805 going turned enced and lalldlllgSQ113i ITIOVCS. Med and V-l looked on the cruift. into an experi- ofsalty ABR - 11 1-1'-,full l l i l l I 2 l I i 5 l l I ABH1 David Burson ABH1iAWl Rick Davis ABH1 Malcolm Dillman ABH1iAWy Foley Hurt ABHNAWQ Mitchell McDonald ABH1 Calvin Smith ABH1 John Valentine Sr. ABH2 David Adams ABH2 Raymond Blanton ABH2 Andre Bone AHB2 Ramon Carter ABH2 Floyd Harvell Air Department ABI-I2 William Joseph ABI-l2lAWl Oman Matos ABH2 Albert Perez ABH2 Martin Trevino ABH2 Barton Urnowey ABI-I2 Timothy Weber ABH3 Lawrence Baker ABH3 Herbert Ballard ABH3 Bryant Bell ABH3 Ralph Bumgarner ABH3 Patrick Burlison ABH3 Kevin Callahan ABI-I3 Byron Coleman ABH3 Benson Conrad X Air Department A W'- ABH3 Adrian Coronado ABI-I3 Anthony Dettling ABH3 Jamie Dill ABH3 Jason Dozier ABH3 Brent Foley ABH3 Israel Garcia ABH3 Tim Gudas ABI-I3 Joel Hahm ABH3 Shawn Hall ABH3 Sean Hanlon ABH3 Michael Hawley ABH3 Stephen Hayes ABH3 Reggie Jackson ABI-I3 Freddie Koonce Air Department .B l.M 10513 1ll 1 Ailifskid Alllblulanvd Qlilidallccuy Alilxinylunel' ABllEzlylosby AHl3Jaaq!lllimnJr. Yl3Jd3lyPelly AH'B.IdIlPii Asnacnanesvuig Aaualueaneeves Ahhlidudlhssd Albhlueiseosdam Airbepanment ABH3 Matthew Sangerha ABH3 John Senesi ABH3 Matthew Shelton ABH3 Timothy Sherman ABH3 Kenneth Sims ABH3 Daniel Stanley ABH3 ANthony Thomas ABH3 Terrance Thornton ABH3 Mark Turkiewicz ABH3 Harold Vester ABH3 David Wykes AN James Basuel AN Joseph Branham AN Eugene Bridges AN Lloyd Brown AN Christopher Butler l' Air Department AN Dallas Carter AN Nate Clancy AN Sean Corcoran AN Brian Dale . AN Toby Friddle ABHAN Timolhy Jacobus ABI-IAN Wade Manuwa ABHAN Michael Maxey ABHAN James Murphy AN Michael Ruff AN Dana Runge AN Henry Sherman ABI-IAN Michael Strnad AN Jason Swan AN William Thompson , It MAN John Walter AN Dewayne Warren ABHAA Anthony Armstead AA Gary Brown AA Daniel Budge 4 Air Depanment AA Ezen clark A, l , AA Cardell Collins ' AA Luis Correia 1 AA Christopher ,Covino , . . is AA Richard Deftet AA Aaron Droege AA Troy Ethridge AA Taylor Flesch AA Kevin Gamble AA Adam Griflin AA Joey Hannah ABHAA James Kasten AA Chris Losee AA Shane McClenahan AA lan Moniz AA Michael Pierce AA Brian Ratclitf AA David Robertson AA Steven Sarten AA Rickey Scott Air Department AA Ezeuclark, , an AA Cardell Collins- A H AA Luis Correia 1' . AA cnrisrophergcqvim 4 wif AA Richard Deffet AA Aaron Droege AA Troy Ethridge AA Taylor Flesch AA Kevin Gamble AA Adam Griffin AA Joey Hannah ABHAA James Kasten AA Chris Losee AA Shane McCIenahan AA Ian Moniz AA Michael Pierce AA Brian Ratcliff AA David Robertson AA Steven Sarten AA Rickey Scott Air Department Mhohatslone AE-Mhiheopoislltn Mllduidliaill 1.181811 lll.i lllZZ l llI lll 3ll Alllllliksnl A841153 iii Airnepanmn UQQQ.. AR Kevin Gardner AR Tracy Grant AR Eatheon Hall AR Chad Hugill AR James Jackson AR Jon Lorch AR Charles McGill AR Lonne Morrison AR Bradley Nelson AR Steven Rhodes AR John Shotwell AR Michael Starling Air Department 7 V-2, a mixed group of 230-plus seasoned veterans and boot camp recruits managed to form a fine-tuned aircraft launch and recovery machine that rated as the fleet's finest. Praises came pouring in from dignitaries across the world as they witnessed first-hand the unmistakable excellence of execution of aircraft launch and recovery perfonned by V-2. The men assigned to the division took great pride in the fact that though more than 6,000 people started the deployment, only those assigned to V-2 eamed the prestigious title of "IRON DOG." This title indicated an individual had managed to perfomi their arduous duties around the clock with little sleep and mostly box lunches for meals. While shipmates slept, V-2 was always prepared to launch the alert fighter within minutes to provide GW's first line of' defense. During the deployment, the Big Gun, Loose Deuce, Howitzer, and the Silver Bullet, Cats l-4 respectively, accounted for more than 7,300 incident- free catapult shots. The Gear Dogs of the Arresting Gear Rooms, with the assistance ofthe Tron Gods from VLA were equally effective with over 7,200 safe aircraft arrestments . This superior accomplishment would not have been possible without the support of' the rest of the V-2 team - Maintenance Control, QA, DC, and Maintenance Support. 318 Air Department ABECSQAWQ Richard Ahlefi ABECSUKWD Rusty Chambley 1' ES. W! If. la ff: P20 4 J' .- ,,'. 5 , , , I-agp... r.7,F,'i l V, -..4g':ll'yi-, qi: . Y va- -f - ' Uv : i,,a1i?1f'j1--?'2m'.s 1 Y gig -f1f,:,.qr.h gf. YQ.- ,kzwa ' -:gall ,ffglq-+L'r.v 6. Mr! 'J .'2f1sF4i".i-f- 555523 Z' "'v yfjaliq-"5.,?:?? , Qjluntington APEC Willerllidtchisonr A AHEC MlC'1l5l'JGm9SA","' 45QEClAwl'53ghn'olsofp1 ABEC1AWl Oscar Romero EM1 Troy Goddard ABE1 Sergio Gonzalez ABE1 Rex Hawkey ABE1 James Johnson IC1lAWl Timothy Kepler ABE1 Daniel Kimler ABE1 Jerome Morris ABE1 Edward Moreno ABE1 John Rollins Jr. ABE1lAWl Cecil Taylor ABE1 Patrick Young J , IC1 Raylield Watson I V J- ABE1 Roger Whitesell - A EM2 George Bond P 1 A ABE1 Joe Jenkins 1 fo' V ' ' 5 Q I 72:1 . ABE2StanleyBrand ABE2GeneBrovn own Azznaumiusf ABE2TroyBrown Asezgnwpseancaohn Asezxevinnailey lczvauieknaaauy Asezxavinaam 1 lC2.lohnField lC21'homasGlay YN2Wiiliaml-laulcins lC2GlenJa'dine . ,, QE A 'Wx ' .4 f .-my ! . 1 EWT1 5? Air Department 'W . . aff. 4' "1r?4.: ' . 'fi . .Fig .WF -.4k ' I A-5 .1.21 R 1: 1'.P'f??"?f ABE2 James Kay ABE2 Lee Melvin ABE2 Frederick Morrison ABE2lAWl Ronnie Panell ABE2 John Patterson ABE2 Fredrick Patton -- ABE2 Craig Rogalzewski ABE2 Pythias Russell . ABE2 Ruben smbnng jf ABE2 Glen Sturglll ABE2 Randall True . . IC2 Charles Woodcockw ABE2 Christopher Yager ABE3 David Arends ABE3 llariirl Baker ABE3 Frank Bariollolliil IC3 Christopher Bean IC3 Ricardo Belmares ABE3 Roberl Black ABE3 Waverly Brooks ABE3 Richard Cox ABE3 Kenneth Crews ABE3 John Daily Aasa cams nelamiea ABE3 Brian Delehanty ABE3 Thomas Erlandson Air Department I 5 5 s i I I I 3 3 1 1 WN -1 e 1 A Y V K AEliFes lllilli Chislhuhe msaiuupu IEEEIQS Azniunlups mesnninunln Elkllli HHIIQ1 llcliisll Ailhullhltes lE1HIUiu Airnqnmnent lBE3S5iJdlllS0ll lC3ichaelKa-te ABE3Evel'etlel.anglol'd ABQVHGLZTSQ3 Asesumueuumo Aseavurielumey mea.lmesuengovy qneaaieuiunk Aiillblll IBESLIIISIOIIB IEIEKHIES lEJlPi'll meausuiniuua sa-usnqs Clllslaphslhiugs Aiielhlm Q 'E 'MA gs"' f. AI3Clules ABE3llug'.-Berg ABE3DldlI 'ABE3DaveS!3y AiDepztnel'l iii Zil ' A313 hhht lflllhili Mlltiklllas A228819 AZll0nh n ull-uinnnn Annu-usa-In nuuuun-mms Amnllannnngus lfmllfii Aflllicl Aillicnd Allhsllcllh lflll'1 lll Iii lflliil lIll Fi' li' llKl 'E ,g,ivl"' . .-.' r, I ,4f AN Buddy Flock AN Christopher Fugitt AN Jeffrey Gargetic ABEAN Rene Granados ABEAN Kevin Hooks AN Hugh Leidel ABEAN Brett Lewis ABEAN James McGregory ABEAN David llcllmoil AN Dale McKean AN Joseph Miller ABEAN Chris Neskovski Air Department ,.- 5 .1 Q .1- 47,5 'gf ., ,uf .t .,f f ,f f f , f I LZQXA AN C.J. Plaisance AN villcellf P0lil1lBlli AN Marco Scott AN Cassey Spell ABEAN Anthony Spieles ABEAN William Toca Jr. ICFN Christopher Watson ABEAN John Woddard AN Remarco Wren AN Andrew Zoldos Air Department 4'!'g"' AAVinoent9Aban98l1 ICFA Dvid Allen AAJuan BIIKTSIIIB AATodd Bavers AAllskBer9llllll Mlliobelisilliot Moscscanaem lCFAPatriekcastaIem AA.lon-llellycaslioul AADavidEmin AANieholasEy AAChslasFleemIl ABEAATobyGnen AABlmyl-lady Akcleylhtaen Amlmesl-lelapel' llsfillllbi Alkichidllunplley lCFAJesseKaullmm AA Sodtliul AirDep8l'll'llelIi .g,.. 'O' fi og' 09' ey,+ ff- 1 3' 09' 00' '90 2 ff l -F X ,if me 1? . If f 'OO AAToddlanliy AATllldllyLiggel! AARllaenl.omei lCFAAIonlati AADanielllaring AABlianlutinez Ahkeilhlhmnely AAEugenePauyn '00 'D' AAI-lectorPemles AAAllIedPit!s AARohertPop9orsl:i AAShamaineRichanlson QQ' Q D 'Qs xx r""'hs.k,.,.., Air Department ABEAA Clint Riley AA Jason Stein AA Jesse Torres AA Marc Turner AA Eric Twedell AA Michael Valp tic AA Daniel Walker AA Gregory Waters l AA John websfer AR Jose Arroyo AR Timothy erigm AR Jeff! Bl.ll'tOl'l AR Daniel Dunlap AR Donald Finlon AR Ryan Fischer AR Matthew Grembos Air Department 19' 1.5 ., ..-.2 . L- -- ....-W:-1 ' ' "'f,l V..-l xx" 1, KLA ' 1:4-"'.,g.34g4CiGB'-' A que.-wr-,'ff E. 5 14 ' 2 e ' e A u I ' N L. MNA I fi E Q 3 Q 4 1 1 1 . 1 . 1 , 1 1 l ' 1 i QD? i Q ' f 5 1 A 1 i i U i s Gundersvn AR Reginald Harris AR Timothy Keating AR Troy Keller AR Jeffrey King AR Maurice King AR Timothy Lewis AR Herman Lucas ABEAR Christopher Pyles AR Brian Roberts AR Kristian Romano AR Bradley Shepherd ABEAA James Simmons AR David Stemple AR Nicholas Trofa AR Hans Wahl AR Michael Williams EIU -I -. A x - - Air Department Renowned throughout the fleet as the "World's Finest Hangar Deck," V-3 eamed the reputation through professionalism and hard work. The Aviation Boatswain's Mates of V-3 won accolades from the Aircraft Handling Team inspectors from COMNAVAIRLANT for superior perfonnance during a damage control inspection. The Handling Team said it was the most outstanding demon- stration they'd seen in 18 months. Whether it's the squadron maintaining their aircraft, GSE working on their yellow gear, Weap- ons moving bombs and missiles, Supply striking stores, AIMD work- ing on engines, Deck on their boats, FSA's on the way to the trash line, divisional PT or just someone enjoy- 'V , . iff' n Q 1 ingthe view out of one of the world's largest office windows, everyone used the Hangar Deck! And it was up to V- 3 to maintain it FOD free for its primary function - aircraft. Every- thing from Army and Air Force Special Forces helicopters to CVW- 7's own Hummers, Sea Kings, Vi- kings, lntruders, has been packed and Tnmr '..r Hangar Da During the the Yellow 'GEH 3 made may than 4,000 rhafg ml, chains hauled than 50,000 by the blueshirtsl do this, it will more than 4,000 elevator runs. LT Mark Maglin ABI-IC John Arroyo ABHCQAVD Russell Treadway ABH1 QAM Charles Ardinger ABH1 Jeffrey cook ABHNAWQ Bobby Games Asn-i1qAwy Eldridge Kener ABH1 Rouen seyren l . 1 NW 0 7 r I' f ml' NF: ABH2 Daniel Arteaga ABH2 Stacey Gaddis ABH2 Clyde Stewart ABH2 Donald Zimmerman 332 Air Department 5-'33 Y.. . 1' 'GU finial P"1' FW, 1312 'Y' kgs X112 1: fi T5 1: Q "-aff?-2 Y. Y. .mf Q35 ,QL-s-r1. KE.: Y ya 'Syn , , 5 'S ABH3 Clifford Anderson ABH3 Francesco Bridegam ABH3 Frederick Carr ABH3 Manuel Castillo ABH3 Vinson Clark ABH3 Cecil Collier ABH3 Tom Cruz ABH3 Michael Davenport ABH3 Paul Davis ABH3 Curtis Evans ABH3 Albert Ferguson ABH3 Charles Gruber Air Department YN3K9lll'BUlU3yl'l3l'd ABl'l3StlIlllyIo8ief ABl'l3SfBV8ullllil'l8 lBH3J8ffl'61kl80ll Asnacayuemes ABH3Ja30nRedd Aanaxfisscnwenu Asmoammsenin ABH3 Stephen Smith ABH3 Troy Weaver ABH3 Anthony Williams ABH3 Eddie Williams on' 3 05' i 39' fx,-. Qf i I? Z-f it ' . Air Department l I se Hanan-J -'W' ref- , C Vj .,. . " ABH3 Bren wilson Ael-la Darryl Young AN William Busnway AN JBIIIBS DHIOII JT. AN David Driscoll ABHAN Joshua Eisa m ABHAN Lawrence Fesperman IV AN Alphonso Gray ABHAN Julius Hector ABHAN Alvin Jones AN William Kramer AN Steven Mills Air Department AN Randall Morgan AN Constantine Mosqueda ABHAN Johnnell Myers ABAHN Shane Pode ABHAN Edwardo Rosario AN Eric Thomas AN Edward Van Winkle ABHAN Brian Weeks ABHAN Raoul Williams AA Jonathan Argentine AA Fred Baxter AA Wayne Brown AA Beniamin Clements AA Eugene Foster Air Department ABFAA Tarence Graves AA David Leal AA Avery Lewis AA Emmanuel McDonald AA Jonathan Miller AA Jeffrey Mills AA Terry Newman AA Rodrigues Perry AA Johnny Rimpel AA Daniel Smith AA Francisco Torres AA Marcus Washington AR Christopher Allen AR William Anderson 1 tri , n " W' +1-ir ' Air Department AR Eric Benavides AR Jerome Burton AR William Comertord AR Daniel Davis AR Cameron Foster AR Kenneth Nault AR Andre Kerr AR Richard Middeugh AR Robert Pickard AR Andy Register AR Christopher Spina AR Anthony Thomas AR Stephen Thomas Jr. AR Michael Trowbrid e 9 AR Christopher Young AR William Wilcox Jr. ..- Arr Department 409 uI EllUll Ulllllllnllmfllmlmmm nmqqufppmmsuun nmnqnmimsmmum Klllbilk unnuasnmn lfliii lE2iIb Wlhmmmsnwmwhfdiwllimmmmhlliimnyg anmakvikmiimm Bmm1swa1ihm'sslMlai1e Klfmmelknjynlheihrmmihmdhsusznmlnlygfmmvisihrmam 'ssiillnglhnh dimlkk lI1mardkzlii1111nrz:1m"' mnnlhn: mmeslhbmneddhepwiuhhmuheshiipromulhe 'lIIhn:llll8hm11a:1mani1'Vi4lIIJiiviisiiarnmalnnussmli smmehmpnessivemmmdbmsdiunimguhedkplbyh nnnmnnimiludiiimngnemseiqrnmfmwnenhamnhmmiill- uH1mmM0lmniilHHiomga1Hllmmsnane1mibaa1ikcmHmihrcna1iH1.. 1fmammmumI1cmrm1BdiHra1weiii1llllesdiuqpa1canr'sgas mM '3WLOMlmmmmmMM mmuglh1llyfSll2nnni11IlliiarmL 'IHl1eQumxlliiuy'AssmummILaibwasnespmm- siiblleifmrtlalkiinng tlhnouxsmmdtsoiffuellsamplles ean:iinnnnomm1Bnifmraut1o11auBanii'nnnoneulhaannH5,8i59 IDnmmga11ma1ve11a1gemy'oii'iillugBm1o4penm- niomsgll4l0lnanIl50Dbiinuikwmreneitiuelledi. V'-41 iiiuelledlome:r61,528plhunes4 Nonomllydiidv-4's"gnmes"pnnmnpiEumlluo aimc1rarBT1,nB11qvpnwmiiaBmHg'asru1lin11enanvamioms WecmofEODaMSEALTmm . 'H1eya1lkwpnmNidedAviiamiomnLna1ibe0iBnmH1e W-5myeMmf'gmr, llilbazmlylbmmllsg THneAlRLANTHanndiHiimgT wasveny ixm1pnessedw-inlnV-4'sqymramf1m1sammi1pnm:e- dlumres. Alllliiimnellsysnmmncasnmnlluyexmrciisaeswurene gnadedlll0lDpmrmumlam'0ssuheIbomd,aifitniim1g smneii'o1rulneiIIlee1I'!fs1finnes1I1liunelksailiivisin0nn. lr 'C X' . 0' " 'i 1- ' a. ui-' - Q 1 'WP fa, Nh 1 ABF2 Andrew Fontanelle ABF2 John Hope ABF21AWj Gary Josey ABF2 Donald Long ABF2 Percy Maness ABF2 Kevin Sayre ABF2 Connery Swinson YN3 Richard Allen ABF3 Isiah Bogan Jr. ABF3 Steven Brooks ABF3 Avery Brunson ABF3 Carl Broussard 'eff ,fx ja S, X! -r Q 1 5 Vs' 113' ,Mu -u I r -a .1 ' 7 Air Department F332 bgffftlfk ' ' -'js L 5-' -E '---,- Lg...-:.. 1 --4, 'T .' Q w qpvtf' '5-S.. hp- ,... e AW x,. 'vi - I5 III- ABF3 James Coleman ABF3 Brlan Collins ANF3 Chris Conner ABF3 Stephen Elkins ABF3 Mark Gilt ABF3 Daniel Kelly IC3 Shane Kemplon ABF3 Joseph Montez ABF3 Artemas Page ABF3 Brandon Pope ABF3 Erick Powell ABF3 Barry Prince , . P . fggili P 'M 34.-ggi:-in '. ' -' ' - . N s .F-"-'ii xugkturgl " ,I I f ' W' P+-f71ii"" ' 5'-5 AR . 5?An 4 4 ft.. I f 'grew ', .cl 3 A- '- ' . V- J .y " . if - xx h If V. . A . A ai-U V, t dy A, D .4 ,jx JLJLPAA ev ' '41 ,,.l f.-QLL ' ' H. ,ner v '- 1' 1 f if. lf if .'-1 gt. .- X "' 1? ,v Air Department muaanlliuw xanax: 1BKUU mangas li l' '1 iii! l31 7 1, rr' ' '02 Z ' S . f 1 l 9 . , 'Z' 1 .. , If N ad.. Air Departmont l il f . 4. if U HU xx .xl if 1. ,f::... fag f"'N'--. ' ons QQ' 'Z 1 B all l D ABF3 Percy Williams ABFAN Christian Bennett ABFAN Emmanuel Bowman ABFAN Howard Brinkdoepke ABFAN Frank Chavez ABFAN Erik Conley ABFAN Timothy Cosby AN Philip Dixon AN Mathew Everhart AN Jeremy Gillespie AN Steven Govea AN Eugene Hall Air Department ABFAN Joseph Hardin AN Joseph Hunter ABFAN Victor Leduc ABFAN James Leinthall ANROb8l'll.eVli8 ANJ8S0llLilld9ll'll.lul ADJdUB ABFANBri8lllcGOUBy ANAlbertPolite Allllectorl-lespeto ABFANSmevenRobinson Alllioherlschael ABFAN Eric Smith ABFAN Shanon Spears AN Jeffrey Thomas AN Kenneth Yakle ABFAN Keith vom AA meme: Bauer AA Kenna eau AA mark eamys Air Department gy 00' gi 5' f 4 4 Q If 1 AA Scott Belcher AA Thomas Cllft AA John Deemer AA Rlchard Dlcesare Jr. AA Brlan Dltton AA Joseph Gearlty AA Douglas Hallberg AA Shawn Hofor AA Dustin Hoffman AA Brian Holmes AA David Howard AA Sean McGinnis AA Benjamin Muhs AA Chrlstopher Sutton AA Shane Tlnch AA Thomas Vachon AA Nlcholas Zavaglla AR Alvln Bacon AR Michael BDIIIQBIUIIBI' AR Edward Brown Air Department i s , guulhnlv graham italy 5" .......-.-:nu-my , as . , My A ,inf x 1 l , 4 .W 41... 3. F .. . k r,- f S, f . - f v f" if: 4 jen.--.. AR Gregory Rudman AR Kenneth Sawyers AR Ron Schoepel AR Gary Simpson AR Cameron Smith AR Brian Strickland AR Nathan Thomsen AR Edward Wilson Jr Air Department U9 C0 K3 d Rehglous ' ' f? 'Ti ,, ' 1:1 ai V . -' ,fr "" 7 PSP. ' ' ' ' 4-1' Q.-5-3+ ,r b -. ' , f?ff ,iX 'r 4... , ' -Til 1 A 'ive A ' Q CJPT Victor Smith Command Chaplain Thecomnmd Religiouswnw- uig5Depann1eIliwasa24-flllflpvfil' umnmgwdreadynqzgswlfwlvff wamneirfeligious,SvmwLv?K"'H' dgisgnalbycwrdilnimgrdlglvllff senacesmffc-ingpasmalwwrfvlvlg andprovidingoomfonfordlosemouml- ingthelossofalovedone. , lnanelfontomectthewlde varietyofd1ccrew'srcIigiousl1eedS.lilC CRMDumblvIla F0073 UBIIXGCVCIKSWEKIY. Somcofthe moyuniqucserviccswefeheldbya N2IiVCAllBl'iC3llgKllP,lVhiCl'llB?'l aweeklymeeting Olherspeclalgmmps includedJewishHighHolyDayser- burialsat-sea. Ahighlighiwasthe internationaltelevisionouveragcofdne True to 9 VFKTKI sfmw I player . CRMD WI messagesdming anphms' and - f " as-sistuilhgood sl GW Dm, W Y , , Jing lil? dexiicmi, 'nflfff lhan u '11 The fi were rang! ne A lieu-5 abknvwghur Thenew ' V35 al50 5 I 4 Somcc I ' Ifor - - skecpl minds. VCR- 1 4 . 5 Rm' b00F530d'3PC " S b "' Zlndluu aflqxli "" ' CIHISIZIIIIAD. oflsers. Butlhei pgpulaml mdflibfmywlsf Q illSl21ll3li0Ri Challenge- ' lelephon uhnchalloued Iliff- 4 ' 'mkegpin vaiihlheirloved Q hackhomci nk ii " spifil. Chap a jp 1 A 5 if 4 'za V .7-X v I 'Z- ..L ' ,, fi -l Qi 1 'l . ii, I .1 4 fl 1 1 Q LCDR William Lesak RP1 Malachi Waring RP2 Eric Roper RPSN Douglas Peck Command Religious Ministries Department P 'ba Deck Dep .lg-.... LCDR .5 fr ", lf. 'm. C Q-y' v E21 Ili Ll? wr r" ll v . I ,r PL' '1 f,--4 5 1 KX s "x ' p -. .il .w...., . . 1 xv Aww-1, v . Q., 'igksn -- . "E v I' 1 5 W.-X .v ', A 4 3 A A 1 X i Q S i L --, , Q- I if , - -'fm .'? 1 . f If I- t 4 H W1 v K A 1 N Deck Department , s 351 notice was supplies. A r,,tf x. s s,l ss ss 'l' the ability to to support the First Division s the for- locker provided the foc'sle, sary cleaning handling the ultimate in basic paper. More than 2, 'sle," left the locker for the ship The sparkling decks heads of GW pay si ervrces' cleaning gear locker displayl, motor and painting and sea ship were carried out stations professional manner. X xt and gear neces- toilet per week the ship- bulk- to the s two In addition to spaces and BM's were Such HS a way fancy work frope used for of the ? f A K .N 11. BM3 John Sanford SN Otis Campbell SN Jacob Cervantez SN Thad Coutcher SN Fred Glass SN John Hawks SN Ryan Lash SN Troy Ramirez Deck Debanment 353 gn-uuieoaeesvif sunnaueysivlf ua-ummm gsnnnllllmlll' Gull' anis fax laestas Shana snsowycnmpm Slllefvlvvvelillser dsannrqemm sarmnamarqn DeckDepartment 3 4 Q ,E 1 ,ff Q as W fi' Q , '11- snr-mmywan ii rl ' U1 5 x fix, S Sllllichlllllali SR.SmRGee Sllcullhlzer Slliillbee SAPadl"mhsl SR'lily1'hunlm Sllllcilb Shidhelikh 1 ,i ' vu f .. ! uf 1 1 fs , I L 5 1 Zo ,Pa Deckuepanmen 55 setofeallnsedhandsthccrewofsewlll , No wwvdflvuvvkfbfk malterhowmaulytoughhoutidlatvvervplli P0"Y'?f"'l""35h"5Y indayai'ta'day,1hercwasstillasmilcof SQUUUDIVNWSNUGVW masmimmmmdofuuay. wllhqvdllyvfvffvmflg cfseomdbivisionkfggpmsibilillvim- W2illm90"5C""'0d'Fhf3Eh emaeaqxwpcfmesnnpmnnllwas. Tlrwshd:wld,'wa'mdlSm mnpslations,dneCanvasShop,dlcboat mdaircniiaane,andIhermdylifeboaL 'YI-TIIKCYZSOUUNIDIVISIUIL mwkmwaesmpinamse 6 ghygmlnigl, IJNISKIYSSIIZIIIXHS. Asa npaiediineling-at-seamldfqplenidmelr ingtasksdnlnuthingnewfunhe wulkingcrewiiolnseonnd . -7 - - ,md fiplmmcsnqr up-.A Armedwnhdgmmmawll-plidl 3 Ida ""'. R' I on lJ'1ESi i ll i' Siimy Qiilllllltsds Banana uqslyaaualnqx. mzanuu.-u mznunmnm iliislhps Ubi muumieanunn oeekoepanmem BM3 Robert .lessen BM3 Efrain Rivera BM3 Willie Roberts BM3 Jason Siegrist BM3 Thomas Whitesell SN Ryan Esser SN Norris Geurin BMSN Robert Keene BMSN Michael Larsen SN Kenneth McCalIister SN Lee Murphy SN Michael Roberts SN Thomas Scott SA Dylan Cook SA James Copland SA Marshall Curtis 3 l Deck Department sA1'imoII'lyD2lll1f5 sAGeorgeEl2l2 SA.lelIreyEsser SAlichaelFostef sAPaumun:hiqgs SAchzlosKirkpalrl2ll suasmLanswlHC"' snmxyuon SA.lolml.cfgen Shseotlllarlin SA.loaquin0uens SAFranl:Pantoia SAPeterPashoultos SAEricPelletiel' SAPau'iekPoIk SABomuald0llamirez sAseniaminneafem snuienaelneinsmuuer sAKennemnougmnn snaafussmim Deck Department SA Erik Smithson SA Andrew Snowdy SA Scott Stenger SA Deran Weeg SR David Bruchey SR Rickey Carpenter SR James Cochran SR James Elrod SR James Fletcher SA James Miller SR Shawn Neel SR Michael Simmons z ,QL Fi if ,Q Deck Department 9 cwozaaekoumwien vu1tswpAnthony0'0"S suztswyrwvllllvf Bll3l.eonardJates-ll'- is ,:' Third Division was Deck Department's administrative stafli Their duties included supply, training and 3M. Third Division Sailors were the spindle from which the spokes lead to the working wheel. The staff diligently kept track of all Deck evolutions such as drafting watchbills, PQS, 3M, training and all other administra- tive duties. By managing departmental supply, Third Division ensured all supplies were ordered and kept in stock. Working long hard hotus, they were always able to come through at a moments notice, with whatever was needed to get the job done In a way, Third Division Sailors developed into a band of jacks-of-all-trades and the masters of none. They did so much for so many with so little for so long that they could do anything for anybody with nothing. -vii- NC. Y. 1 w .qt , ...- -asp W X '15-vw -Tn Y Q iv-Q vl , 1 4 f . 'U . -z .ani-1 ..'- 'Nus- Deck Department A 1' 361 Dental DSP C 5 'Rx Dental Department 3-11-V ' -P . , 4 1 -, fl . ' .' - v , ,,.- , ,L 'Q' . ' 5 yi.. B-fi - f 2 21 1 M Q 11 W fy? Q' A .,. .. . 'r-,, , I. gage.: ..,r'. , r , -...Q - ' 51 ,Q wa: 'ff . .. ' 1f'fmfrff1.:V if l ll Y Tj ,' --v. ef' Q A, .X . 535 EQ 1 ii ,, '02 . .Wx A ,, X wr .I ln. W f ,Ji 5 311 1 ii ,- 1 X -.1 ' '-44 75- ' - QI: W '-Q? ,23,..i I I Q 1 CDR Steve Wallace Dental Ojfcer f T T 17-rzff. . '-'NF Y -1-1-1 Sf, ..- -za 1 v f fy! ' . I Dental Department l Armed with twenty closely-knit person- nel, the Dental Department had the demand- ing job of keeping the ship's dental readiness up to standards. Their mission was to provide treatment to the 6,000 Sailors and Marines aboard. Since other ships in the battle group had no dental facilities, it was Dental's responsibility to extend services to them also. I Dental Department treated 6,930 ' patients and provided 36,261 different dental procedures. The procedures included oral and maxillofacial surgery .fthe extraction of teeth and reconstruction of the facel, LCDFI Andrew Alamar LCDR Arnold Delfiner LT Beniamin Young LT Jerry Burton . i F DTCtAWt Lawrence Curtis DTC Frank Van Winkle DT2 Louis Gilbert DT2iAWl Sean Rush Y Q-f A1 endodontics iroot canalsj, operative tfill- A ingsj, prosthodontics ireconstruction of the teeth and mouth! and prophylaxis lteeth i' cleaningsjl. The depanment's drive for excellence did not stop within the depart- ment, it also extended throughout the ship as Dental's Sailors gamered sailor of the quarter honors three times and junior petty officer of the quarter once. The importance of team spirit, hard work and dedication were instilled in each person. Dental was a family and camarade- rie was prevalent, playing a defining role in the way they did business. HW 6 Dental Department vp -air -4- - --- - --.-....... , 'Y t r 5 ' w , . F! DN John Brice DN Travis Deblaw DN Marlon Dickerson DN John McKie DN Raphael Thomas DN Tony White DN Dale Whitney DA Jeffrey Boland rd Dental Depanment -,W ,we . YY fz- ,sf Engineering Dep artment ab' ml. ill 0 CDR Brad Mason CDR Ed Gardiner Chief Engineer Chief Engineer 1992-1994 1994 -1 366 Engineering ,fl-7 Q-..,..-....,. -. , .- A,,-.N .A - .inf 'X 1'-11 l ""' -' I r 4' - 'j-1 fig, E, a Engineering 1497 fe 4 Kg, The Engineering Department UIIICC, the log room, was the administrative control center for the Engineer Officer, providing vital support to six divisions and over 350 personnel. Whether the work was process- ing incoming and outgoing correspondence or maintaining an effective routing and tickler system, the log room was Engineer- ing Department's focal point for coordina- tion and organization. The staff ensured the proper preparation and submission of all required departmental reports along with requisitions for supplies, services, and recurring expenditure items in connection with the operation of the department. These were just a few of the many vital functions performed by the personnel who manned the Engineering Department Office. LCDR Thomas Reeo MMCMtSWy Matthew Little I-lTCStSWj Mark Cook EMC Mark King MB nc1 David Moody YN3 Thomas Moses FA Tony Burgess Jr. YNSR Lee Garner 9 Y 368 Engineering Auxiliaries Division also successfully maintained the ship's small boats. It pro- duced over 20,000 gallons of liquid nitrogen and an equal amount of oxygen that ensured CVW-7's pilots had the air they needed to fly, and that the catapults were always charged and ready, accounting for nearly 10,000 successful launches. The division raised the Navy's environmental conscious- ness through the innovative use ofthe latest in shipboard waste processing technology, ensuring GW protected the waters in numer- ous ways. Working from bow to stem, Auxiliaries Division led the engineering charge during the deployment. Regardless of the task at hand, "A Gang" had the ingredients for SUCCESS. LCDR Kent Atwood LTJG Hal JOIISS LTJG KBVII1 MOIQVQK MMCKSWD Kevin Hickey MMCISWQ Michael Luc MMCQSVOD Carlos Rojas MMCKSVU Barry White MM1 Jessie Beam MMHSWQ Carl Buchanan MM1 Rusty Clark MM1 Michael Corbett MM1 QSWQ Don Deweese Engineering MM1lAWlSWl Larry Griffin MMHSWQ Floyd Maynard MM1 Eldridge Stocks MM1 Brian Wilcox MM1lSWl Jere Williams MM2 Mark Chaisson MM2lSWl William Cooke BT2 Ronald Davis MM2 Richard Delgado MM2 Juan Diaz MM2 Douglas Edwards MM2 Joseph Harbough Engineering x f I : .,.,. . vnu u1..u S il Qt U , 'iiwf'-'N 'W ,315-EY! ..- A' " it -S , -lil., fn 2' I--ni, MM2 William Jarrell MM2fSWy Karl Kendrik EN2iSWy Darren Laws MM2 Darrin Pettigrew I 4 . EM2 Joseph Shirley - MM2iSWy Glenn Simmons MM2 Thomas Stewart MM2 Kevin Williams MM3 Nathan Burtord MM3 Brian Cleveland MM3 John Cook MM3 Andrew Covey Engineering if MM3 Kevin Cummings MM3 Michael Dimech Sr. MM3 Robert Fuller MM3 Glenn Gallagher MM3 Chad Garland MM3 James Guess MM3 Nicholas Gullo EM3 Michael Hall MM3 Daniel Harrison MM3 John Houghlan AD3lACl Arthur Hunsinger MM3 Matthew Leclercq MM3 Frank Lindsey MM3 Ronald Lowery MM3 Mark Magoon MM3 Howard Miller MM3 Stephen Posey MM3 Todd St. Pierre EM3 Antonio Salas MM3 Adrian Sanabria ,I Engineering MM3 Jackle Sandlin MM3 Renardo Tezano MM3 Joey Torres MM3 Paul Waggoner MM3 Timothy Wasden MM3 Anthony Ward EM3 David Warden MM3 Curtis Watson MM3 Richard Westbrook Jr MM3 Carl Wylie MM3 Anthony Yannone MM3 Thomas Yekel MMFN Stephen Bass FN Mark Beach MMFN Michael Brown ENFN Theodore Buckman FN Kevin 'Harris' ' ' ENFN steven mme: MMFN Stephen-Rodriguez H9 MMFN Andrew Rolssl R111 iii Ili iii Fli nauinqlslainn l4l H ll ilianynmainl Aliiii B1 E.- MMFR Joseph Boehnke FR Jeifrey Bend! FR Chrlstopher C FR GBIBI1 Clark FR Darin Crist FR Ryan Detrick FR Paul Durning FR Jarret Finke wif Engineering Elihiszisa msa1lU..,FlRE1 40fSailors.came iw m aggggligtgd auhwgnammsbynmmqmmirwywyd ',' f W i E' QE8iBiiDffS Nfuminnilhmmmtsofmliw- ,Q , ikimmunh d'Ey H B iw M if diff fm mmm' in mm 4 '54 aqmwzilass Hmm he dll M H3 A llfliiu' 33115: fllllhwilsvuun Zmmnummnnn quantum mumunnunnn 375 Evlgirlsartng hills lghnx. wh! , H dnq rand pn: IFE' f- "M f one -.fs ..... ...M wfe N DC1 Steve Edwards MM1fSWl Michael Partyka MM1 Thomas Piland DC2 David Evans Jr. EM2iAWlSWl Gary Maternick DC2 Craig Phillips DC3 Kenneth Alexander DC3 Jeffrey Baptista DC3 David Barrett DC3 Neal Beard DC3 John Benchoff DC3 Michael Buckley DC3 Bradley Deardorft DC3 Everett Diaz DC3 Andrew Dietrick DC3 Phillip Emma APPARATUS ' D. DU400 88-C-5248 I, 4' msrnucnons, , Uh we wnqvan :h A Engineerinnfyf, Il. Zbsi 1332i U31i 11 lain- manga-isl lan-gains li in-ssh' ' iii lil Kiki Zli 7' f ffl' Y aj ' 4: J ., 'md' ,N -. .. N, X. . 5 8- ,fs 'H I iE tru'-E01 ii I DC3 Jeffrey Smith DC3 John Smith DC3 Chris Tomasco IC3 Todd Turner DC3 Albert Watson DC3 Jeremy Whitcraft FN Craig Gunderson DCFN Kris Stage AA Nicky Baez FA Erick Green FA Shawn Heine AA Nathan Jarvis Q. -i V an K 1 'us . , by f ir: Engineering Flsedli' Flllndlgg Fluiglpli FA lilg FBEsi:lil Fllkialllk Flhili Fliiislt. 4 ,Ii E-- hours were spent by calling home on the the POTS service statesrde for oflicial ectrical Division's mates were versatile in many areas too They provided l l0V power throughout the serviced many complex systems, as the aircraft electrical service sta tions deck edge doors, aircraft tors and the ship's refrigeration The electrician's mates were the lyst behind the ship's lighting receptacle systems. When a George Washington, or on in the battle group became it was brought to Electrical where it was rebuilt quickly and tumed to service. Electrical electric1an's mates also provided guidance and supervision in termg the ship's electrical LT Richard Barwell A f' CW03 Willie La Grone EMCSQSWQ James Maddocks EMCQSWI Kevin Eggers -I A, ,J A T Qiijifi uggygf - , 'VY' .A-Ulf., V. 4 fi , . S- C-1 1 -5' ff 1 EMCQSWQ Reynaldo Ocampo ICCQAWISWD Kirk Rosa EM1tSWl Stepfonza Allen , EM1QSWl Orlando Cabrera 4 IC1 Joseph bismuke' ' ' ' EM1 Paul Phelps V. EM1 Raymond Pierson ' j ICNSWQ warren nnueback i I Engineering e fs? EM1 Thomas Wells lC2 Jessie Capers EM2 Michael Freeman EM2 Jonathan Glidewell 1 EIA2 David McCullough EII2 John Miller EIIZISWD James Reid IC2 Matthew Walker IC2 Lynn Williams EM3 Kevin Bacho Ell3 Robert Belau ICS Robert Benthal EII3 James Bergenske ICS Eric Bishop Ell3 Jeffrey Boire IC3 Carl Boyer ICS Rodney Brown IC3 Sylvester Brown EM3 Justin Bums lC3 Brian Carter Engineering 1? , IC3 Jason Colvin EM3 Todd Conrad IC3 Howard Daniels IC3 Russell Davis EM3 James Delcour EM3 Tommie Fisher IC3 Adrian Garza EM3 Michael Ginas ' EM3 Donald Harden ' , IC3 Antonio Harrison EM3 Mark Heiser EM3 William Hopson 1 H H A ul. EM3 Bradly Kadera IC3 Christopher Kaylor EM3 Erik Leeds - IC3 Bobby Matthews Fha... 1 1- EM3 Rodney Mease EM3 Carlos Naranio EM3 Allen Peluso IC3 James Quinn INLQH. Engineering ""' - illlkif Gi? 1 Q 1'Uil l!3BrB1'llans lksellella Blielizs ilellizs l!33nallsun ltlilliihlluil l!FllAndyDavis l!Fll.lzesDlak E-- . -e -7 . EMFN James Godoy ICFN Matthew Grzely ICFA Walter Jepson Jw A, ,-iw Tg- A 'Yes ICFN Richard Locke ICFN James Oneal ICFA Charrod Pierre FA Terrance Powe EMFN Albert Sigman IV FN Sebastiano Uccello FA Mario Vines FA Curtis White FF! John Dupree ICFR Anthony McCulIers FR Christopher Morris FR Michael Roberts ,F J ft -? fl 4 1' .' .f',, 45 f -f' ff' 1 ' -9- -gl,-ht' .., . .JF I Engineering -..,...,.,..q,,,,,,,., lilSqpIlCll5C, puril:llwukcl:tl'iicmci- ciiikhgs' ' qlmtilhilh' ' l llbglE:liwdyll!. ,i p:lil! lnSflzskGl:d 3hummk c i Ceniyh:mdikin,!8fI:s illbyspiytiliir iqqiypnslil. Tkipqnmll llmriQkl sqpmteknelswichwuelluhmcsy Q :?bl1i:kshn.ltpi.i lilauudajnri. noqglnyhnl igluimum A xauqnlnnin lcsylunnia-nan as CQ N 451 Y aseqi-nag iii 1 il . . 1 1 a 1 f Y q i ,Q X. E V. , W ET3 Brian Beardslee HT3QSWy Kevin Bowden IC3 Gene McConneaughey EM3 Jason Overstreet 39 X - ,Y , XZ, i A . ' f I, XIV S X ABF3 A.l MM3 Pall' Wines SKSN David Dasacco li Q 'Q'-5,5 Engineering 387 Quality Assurance Division was comprised of one officer, one senior chief and five first class petty officers who were technical experts in the areas of hull, mechanical, electrical, fuels and electronics. If a major component broke and it affected the ship's mission or safety of the crew, QA personnel were on the scene evaluating and planning the proper repair procedure to ensure that a safe, high quality repair was made. QA's motto was, "Do it right the first time". QA led 'the way in battle group repairs by heading up two fly-away , teams for emergent boiler repairs on board USS Kalamazoo CAOR-6j during the Atlantic transit. In addition, QA generated more than 30 controlled work packages in support of emergent work for ships within the George Washington Battle Group. In addition to overseeing repairs, QA was tasked with training the crew in QA procedures. Starting from the beginning of the deployment QA quali- fied 15 Quality Control Inspectors with an additional I5 set by the end of the deployment. QA's goal was to get the crew to think safe, think quality, think QA! Engineering 3M Office was the ship's preventive mainte- center, working with each 3M assistant to provide the support it to maintain George Washington's many com- The 3M Office was responsible to the Officer for coordination and direct supervi- all administrative facets of the ship's 3M Newly developed PMS procedures were for distribution to work centers, and guidance and clarification of applicable instructions and policies was provided to all departments. Work center feedback reports, F BRS, were reviewed for accuracy, approved, and sent to the type com- mander for incorporation to the 3M system. The quality of the ship's 3M organization was evident during the COMNAVAIRLANT 3M evaluation, when the program received the highest grade assigned to an Atlantic Fleet aircraft carrier. LCDR Peter Stromann - MMC1SWl Norbert Lonczak ii ' i p DP1 David Taylor P .. , I 'Q f f DP2 Mark Miller .113 - . V. f.-.1 i ' l . Y' Y if ' 1 1 f ' 1 Fwifenia-Pav Engineering mcqswi nonen nissan MFMSWISCWT Richard Leopold R ld Rose imqswy ana H11 oavia simmons Repair Division consisted of five work centers responsible for various maintenance throughout the ship. . The shipfitter shop performed structural fabrication. An example of their work included the brackets in the squadron ready rooms for flight deck monitors. The shiplitters shop also manu- factured a towable target for the pilots to sharpen their attack skills. The carpenter shop manufactured numerous plaques for distinguished visitor embarks and repaired the insulation on piping systems that kept the crew safe and cool. The nuclear weld shop performed repairs to aircraft equip- ment such as spotting dollies, tow bars and vital sections of piping used for the jet blast deflectors. They conducted emergent repairs to liremain piping and to steam cut flanges in the main machinery rooms. As part of the battle force IMA, they perfonned emergent repairs to the USS Kalamazoo and the USS Thomas S. Gates. The pipe shop responded to trouble calls 24 hours-a-day. By doing so, their work helped maintain critical quality of life sys- tems such as the showers. The machinery repairmen manufactured a variety of parts from blueprints and samples by using the different mi-lling ma- chines, lathes, and drilling machines. Their work in support of the battle force IMA consisted of manufacturing shaft and wearing rings for several electric motors on battle group ships. They were also the ship's engravers, who made name tags and engraving trophy brass for plaques. The locksmith repaired numerous locks, including safes, and replaced door locks. unzuixecanum urzwemfrreeiam l-rrzsimmoavin . urzneiunsapp aso Engineering MR2 William Steiner HT2 Mario Trevino HT2 Robert Vaughn MR2 Marshal Waddington HT3 David Baker Jr. HT3 Jesse Brewer III HT3 Damion Carpenter HT3 Thomas Chambliss HT3 Lawrence Cortright HT3 Stephen Costello MR3 Scott Gainey HT3 Jon Jones Engineering l'l'l'3lidl8Bll..ll!b l'l'l'3D8Yilll31il1 H'l'3J0ll'IIand0llC8 l'l'l'3lhIhIlPri0B nraemanpluerseou masnvesmim gnaaaaesm amsrianvrm l'l1'3l8'6l.lSw00U'llll IIRFNEUII-loaglin FNKevinlloGee H'l'FNAllenPlunmer Engineering f 1. A Y S- HTFR Craig Plue FR Christopher Sherman FR Mark Stover FA Brent Bosserman FA Joseph Dieterle AA Vincent Klaski FA Desroy Nevins HTFA Adam Quimby HTFA Kevin Fliffe FA Chad Stevens FR George Bell Ill ,..-fffvrdr ,,.V-"ff W,-ff' .,' -. J? ,....--""' Engineering 3 I. , 4 393 4 . Infomation Syst m D ep artment Q19- CDR Debra Straub Irjormation Systems Officer ,Xxoo 394 Information Systems 3 1 .Q Q' , Jw 'F ,-5 I K' x HIP' g ,Cx ln. -9 '- Q' 1 4 fl -.www-Hur' ", ' fb' W ugh. .n - K 1 . ...- N iiimda. KJ, ya, f as 1,,f fix Q - 2 41 x-" ,g f vw.. ,g 'Q I ,,,, . -41 'rv ,ff "I-0. - -.--- iff-. 1 HF' I a Information Systems lSD, George Washington newest department, combined the unique talents of data processors, DPs, and radiomen, RMS, who combined to manage the extensive fiber optic LAN and prototype communications suite in Gerogc Washington. Under the leadership of CDR Debra Straub, the , first female department head aboard, the Communications and ADP Divi- sions made historical and significant achievements during the maiden deployment. The deployment was highlighted by the successful "maiden deploy- ment" of Challenge Athena ll, a prototype communications system used for exchanging intelligence imagery and enhancing warfighting LT Wade Henderson LT Donald Owens LT Carl Walker LTJG John Hamilton Ill CWO2 Don Looper RllClllSSj Edward Blain DPCII David Cook RIICIIQSWQ Michael Donahue ' DPC Wayne Davis RMCKSVID John Neidig mmswp Mark Allsnuuse RII1 Adrian Baker 396 information Systems capability. Challenge Athena ll Department debuted in April during FLEETEX. also combined The advances that Challenge Athena Systems T ll brought to the ship were no more personal evident than with the Sprint phones. perce Sprint phones boosted everyone's morale because every sailor had the opportunity to call home. During the Presidential embark in June, Chal- lenge Athena Il supported the primary communications for the White House staff and press entourage aboard. Many other significant achieve- ments occurred during the deploy- ment including ADP Division's installation and deployment testing of new Tac-3 computers on the SNAP lll LAN system. This improvement saved valuable processing time for Supply .4.' h Q RM2 DS1 Stephen Wilkenson DP2 John Franke Kuff ' 7' RM1 Michael Carlisle RM1 Ralph Crim 4 DP1 Gregory Flemons E-U elif? QQ, DP1 Miguel Fernandez --if e. 'H 'YR xy rri, , f 1 n RM1 Marco Kline DP1 William Merriweather , A DP1 Lawrence Parker R DP1 Mark scheelk -4 - 4 - , ' ' iff 7.1. , W QA. , Q-1-. if . ag - . ii' t F7 ,Q '-3-: A -'H L 'T' .es- l -3id'd"d"' i- information System s 397 RM2 Nathaniel Hardy Jr. RM2lSWl Donald Hair DP2lSWl Zane Healy RM2 Lawrence Hurtt DP2 William Keller RM2 Keith Lamb RM2 William McBride Ill DP2 Franklin Moles RM2 Jeffrey Moulden DP2 Timothy Nelson DP2 Michael Newman HM2 Timothy Session DP2 Beniamin Sharp DP2 Dallas Smith 398 Information Systems DP2 Jason Stringer DP2 Matt Reynolds DP2 Samuel Wesson DP2 Larry Wall RM3 Robert Amos RM3 Sean Al'ldEl'SOI'l RM3 JBSDII AIIUYBWS DP3 Charles Baldwin RM3 David Beard RM3 Ernest Bell YN3 Brian Berry RM3 Darin Bottiger YN3 Mlchaeous Collin RM3 Niiyle Fitzgerald Information Systems Bkflhmiklmlllil IIHBYIRRUHIILEE UHEJUIIRJIIIIE lB8Sm:mlihimu ll3hliiihnnmd! IlEEiiiiUQ'3!W mmiilihlllf' i-BEIGE! E S 1' rwvcwmmimuz mw- J' 1 Trmothy Knott AR Chris Hartley wr if uf T. NN y RM3 Scott Souza RM3 Henry Tift RM3 Ray Vandemheen DP3 Pete Velez RM3 Patrick Ward , RMSQSWQ Byron White RMSN David Cagle RMSN Karl Gregory 421 3 S' I, A if ' Information Systems 401 Legal Departm NE Jaaaanw 3 YRHHRLGQ 5 - . 9 of 1 -1 I ,Q :Sv .gp-2-Aff" A ., r' . , 1 S, s-.S i 5 X V ip. - .I u x ' ,4 1 O 5,4 tis: 'Xu- x H41 .M Legal GW's Legal Department was tions ofthe UCMJ emergency re safe and divided into three divisions: ega spo p Security and Brig Staff Together responses and armed escorts of funds Being the they ensured a safe living and work Whether it was providing prompt a great mg environment aboard ship pro and impartial processing of all dlSCl taken very vided legal assistance, administered plme cases administering military purpose of the military justice, and maintained a safe justice or fighting shipboard fires was corrective in and secure confinement facility for the Legal Division strove for profes Staff personnel assigned to GW. sional results to their The hard work of the Security GW Law dralied reviewed and mence Division was carried out by nine executed over 300 wills and 900 duty The brig dedicated, rated Master-at-Arms 40 powers of attomey Afloat during ship s company and eight CVW 7 During the deployment the certification just TAD personnel. Their law enforce division also assisted the Command ment ment work included physical security mg Ollicer in interpreting rules of inspections, investigation of viola engagement and in establishing the LT Kevin Brew ENS Donald Gatewood IIACSKSWQ William Collins LNCQSWQ C.A. Cash MAC Wendell Rawson LN1 Michael Dwornick MA1fSWl Bruce Girkin Jr. MA1 Justin Hooten MA1lAWl Brion Langley MA2 Micheal Bernard AD2 Kent Davis ABHZQAWQ Theodore Dudek Legal 'ig EM2 Juan Motta MA2 Joseph Pantone LN2 Keith Pittman LN2lSWl John Russell Jr. MA2fAWl Danny Schrader DC2 Scott Seiter MA2 Eric Sellers MA2 Shawn Sherry f 'il 'A 11' Legal 405 Q" -F' N f EM2 Juan Motta MA2 Joseph Pantone LN2 Keith Pittman LN2QSWl John Russell Jr. MA2lAWl Danny Schrader DC2 Scott Seiter MA2 Eric Sellers MA2 Shawn Sherry 1 f i' , ,gm .1 jjj A ,Q ,yuqh Legal 405 LN2 James Stewart Jr MA3 Kevin Davis ABF3 Bryan Groner ICS Alejandro Martinez LN3 Donald Osborne R Legal ABI-I3 Steven Bader GMG3 Christian Bertrand fi Y ix fi Y 31 -x M! u Q' il , Q. -..- - i 4 MA3 Eric Phillips ABH3 Griswold Simpson MS3 Ricky Smith A03 Ross Sturgis RM3 Kevin Valente AN Eric Francis AR Thomas Lemay SR Christian Manga Legal - , x.4.g--,. 1'- -. .Ei W V : fight Xa I 1 gi A, . . 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'F '., if .. 65 551' 'N' ' - ' f I , L l . ,D 1 Q l Marine Detachment Medical Depa Ht -if ffl Jig? x V " fp "num: I, W 1 Init, Q Y I I -. --r 5 . ,..- , . :x .Q 5 igqgwx 'Q' 3 ii I' cw ' n , Sf -l 1, fn f . ii 5 zu I lb. lf ft. .',l. f 1 1 1 NIL I7 J' 414 Medical H Q -, 'Sm 'wiv J CDR John Mills Senior Medical Ojyicer Medical .tc m-GOLF-0 George Washingtorfs Medical had the distinction of 'being the first earrier medieil depart- ment to cam the prestigious "Blue M9 for excellence in operational fStanding by ready to assistj those of a small hospital Umque to this the Medical D6pt1l'll'l'lClll as the first afloat test 'Navy's telemedicine The services available on wh: f prior to a malor deploy data r 0DREV.EIo 76. i:e'f.f:tg'211:t-..Z W 1 155.3- 1 V' K IUCIIISWT Gly lv I-luqavq oem ugh- lH1Glel'llBlBdi l'H1Blilll0S8 416 Helical 'ch allowed direct cam. Center in Bethesda, Md. The program and visual ll-ansmission allowed the department to obtain ld the Nalidnal Naval Mgdical timely specialty consultations. Dur- ing the nean to the Media , and Red Seas and the Medical DCpglrQ. mem major medical play for the group and in many ,d for service mcmhey, region. s first deployni, more patients were immunizations ' i, gweng l physical exams cani- procedures pletedg performed: 25,000 prescriptions tilledg over l,l00 X-rays shot: aria, 31,000 laboratory tests perfomwag H213 1 tv HM1 Brian Patton HM1 Ronald Peterson HM1 Michael Setala HM2 Ronald Banks HM2 Paul Beard HM2 Robert Brown HM2 Raymond Butler HM2 Dennis Davis HM2 Eddie Davis HM2 Agustin De La Rosa HM3 Ernest Dugans HM2 John Johnson f' A, if Medical 7 Medical I-lll2 Edward Mead HB2 Scott Pittman H82 Tracy Thiels I-lll2 Scott Weirich HII2 Travis Woodard HII3 Tyler Carpenter HII3 Ronald Back HB3 Carl Frisch H83 Byron Green I-III3 Thomas Heilin I-lll3 Jeffrey Hill I-III3 David Kissinger -A-xv -riff ' A sf, Wa I - r 'v in T -'aqfefh - ,- Q il, f HM3 Michael Nicholson HM3 Shane Noland HM3 Larry Norotsky HM3 Michael Rosell HM3 Richard Sayers HM3 Franklin Taylor ll HM3 Bobby Thompson HN Travis Dent Medical n"r1"7 4' - 1 I ' ff' 5,--ga' X Navigation 1 vigation Department Y-F I ....,.1. f -1 K' H .,. 'zu' nil' H 1 L.-nv 171 CDR Jon Lemen CDR Gemnl Mauer Jr: Navigator I 992- I 994 Nuviggfm- 1994 Navigation 421 Lruamlgay mcg maminpiehmv SllCls:Wl,9""""""i"" Sl1DonaldGU90WJ"- ak'-1 19" '-1fJm'l'f" 1 Thomaskmarslli nucsw, wT0lli'mllB' sl2Riea'doSalehezJr- ,- 7124 SI3BrimBailey ql3Ro9arCa'roll 0l3lIickCoelmln W ouauienaeloanpsey George Washington's highly ' Straits of Gibraltar, Sicily, Hormuz skilled Navigation Department was and the Suez Canal. forever on course, consisting of Meanwhile, the Signalmen qualified signalmen and quartermas- provided essential communications by ters working together as a team. ' semaphore, flags and day shapes. The Quartermasters, many of Additionally, this cadre arranged whom were on their first Meditena- sideboys and rendered honors to more nean Cruise, safely navigated the ship than 250 distinguished visitors, more than 5 l ,000 nautical miles, including the President of the United accurately documenting the ship's States. While small in number, the position, or "tix", more than 8,800 Nav times. This team guided George were key elements to George Washington through numerous navi- Washington's highly successful gation details including transits of the maiden deployment. igation Department's personnel 422 Navigation ll 'if SM3 Paul Elliott fi , , -x -f f'. 22 le, . f ,. A ,. x-1 SM3 Jermaine Ferrygood QM3 Ashby Green 4 ix if-.. 3 I , . .. - - , , 7' fs 'W-in YN3 Scott Gunn QM3 Adam Heyman QM3 Frank Mosley lll SM3 Richard Nash Jr. SM3 Kevin Neal QM3 Shane Roach QM3 Patrick Sample SM3 Ken Stewart QM3 James Swanson QM3 Ali Wilkerson SMSN Rodney Peebles QMSR William West Navigation 4 23 UP eration Dep 4' 424 Operations t th lr-1 'Um E.. g- R ,,.- N.,-V ' . ., .. -,. . ,V M, ,IN . , Q. 'S - . K QR, Q-y..,, fl' CDR D. W Nelms Operations Qjficer lf' l -f-V 1 19" IX. Razz NL.-J -N,,c-3' 'T 1 V.. ,I . in ,,,,z.,A. .. . . '-1. - wry.--1.m ,.f-f-ff'w R .,-. ,... A ,,. ., X f if . "' 4' 'f0ftfv,"': ' , ,., fi-. .r " I - WA-, , A "" ' X., .- .I X A V I . .X U x 9. . 'qMAY.u,, :Y JJ-S, , " ,v 5 Q F' ' ..-ff qi.-,L . ul' nt' H ' fig! n X . " 1 - xx I -Ng 3 .,.... :,gJ.'Ezi'f::i X Nx iQ .fr I2 Operations Wl1ether providing strike forecasts, weather forecasts for SITE TM severe weather warnings, staff briefings, anti-submarine warfare range predictions, or forecasts of destructive weather, the Sailors from METRO eagerly responded to the challenges Mother Nature threw at the ship and airwing. During the deployment 16 persomiel provided weather and ASW support 24 hours a day, seven days a week. As the Ship's Oceanographer and Meteorolo- gist, LCDR George Davis led the division in the entire spectrum of weather forecasting ranging from the high winds and seas of the North Atlantic's spring and fall to the heat and humidity of the Arabian Gulf summer. The Mediterranean proved no exception in testing the ability of the GW forecasters. In all, there were three months of zero precipitation coupled with three months of strike support. Statistically, METRO provided more than 600 cyclic weather briefs, re- corded more than 5100 weather observations, and processed more than 130 upper air soundings. On a more personal note, AGCM Brady logged his seventh Sea Service Ribbon, AGCQSWJ Doolittle was promoted to CPOQ AGI Luke made his last deployment, AGI Luciani experienced his first Med Cruise, and AG2 Trammell reenlisted for two years. For our rookies making their first deployment of any kind, AG3 Webster reenlisted for three yearsg FC3 Pongraac was inducted into the AG ratingg AG3 school and AG s Kenward Patterson Andrulls and AG3 Simon were advanced to tl1ird Norman and Johns eamed their first classg AN Benson became an AG and reported to "A" ribbons LCDR George Davis Jr. AGCM Ronald Brady AGNSWD Gerald Doolittle AG1 James Luciani ll AG1tAWlSWl Robert Luke AG2 Thomas Trammell AG3 Jeffrey Andrulis 527 426 Operations 'Qu iiqli' 15' AG3 David Simon AG3 Keith Webster AN David Benson AGAN Noel Kenward AGAN Bryan Patterson AGAA James Norman AGAA Roy Roberson AGAR Glen Johns i 615 E , . 5' 1 - I R I I Operations 427 CDR Ernest Hawkins LCDR Robert DeGennaro LCDR Rlelr l-losletler LT John Amold FJ 'Jiri 'I' '.' 5 'JJ LT llark Gates ACCSQAWISWJ Jeffrey Fabian AOClAVl0 Wesley Bornyea DSCQSWD Charles Warrem -qv' IICIII - A- - '4 x.,' Q , Sornetimeafter'midnigl1t,ayormg pilotentersCAI'CClookingforthe if Q ' 1 'e.', I reassuringvoiceontheotherendofhis J ,Qi ' . 1:1 l'3dl0. j in eeef ,Fri "YeSSir,m2ylhelPY0U?i' , t ' fi "Yeah2'saystheyoungprlot,ahttle gf srraken,'1Justwamedmsaynr1an1fs rr it sseffftfee--' aj tag Q fdfb "L'f16-5,.fl , wasthebestapproachlveeverhadl . 0-lb e - --g -compurnarearegrearunwharme pilot didrmearizewasurarrrisappmch ' wasoneof morethan4,500 CAT CC conuonednightlandhrgscompletedshrcethebeginrrirrgoftheyean The three branches of CAT CC: Air Operations, Carrier Controlled Approach QCCAJ and the Air Transfer Oflice QATOQ performed flawlessly throughout work-ups and during GW's rmiden deployment Begimring with a scoreof99.7percentondrei1'NavalAh-Trah1ingandOperatingPmcedmes S1andardizadonQNAI'0PSjexmnmdneeconsecudveperfectscoresonlamrch and recovery exercises, the "CAT CC 73 team" accepted nothing short of excellence. GW conducted more than 450 launch and recovery cycles while deployed, all of which were coordinated, briefed and controlled by CCA. More than 100 flight plans were filed for dwinations from England to Oman, while keeping CVW-7 and the bridge team informed of airspace restrictions through a iirst-ofl its-kind computer generated graphic hot-area sheet. The AIO branch of OC coordinated the movement of more than 6,000 passengers, 700,000 pounds of mail and 1.6 million pormds of cargo. Whether escorting newly arriving personnel or handling VIP's including the President and First Lady, the demanding job kept passengers moving gafbly gn and oifthe ship at all times. M The maiden deployment for the "CAT CC 73 team" was a reggunding success, and proved they could maintain the hectic pace of deployment, while asserting the fact that they are 'The Finest in the Fleet? 428 Operations AC1 Scott I-lanlunson ACNAVIISWQ Darrell Hood AC1 George Murphy ii AK . 14 1 I fr if l ,., uf Q fzf us! fe 'Y Z E. AC2 Robert Solock AC2 Kristian Vagnarelli AC2 Preston Young fifl ... Y.,,, ,,,., N af: Q o-v-n f' X, .vi Q x 4 ft 7' , f .Gs 1 f '- Q ., ,Q-ff f 311 'I AC1 Clifford Ware AC1fAWj Rich Wisniewski AC1 QAWQ Christopher Zedalis AC2 Wallace Ansari AC2fAWj James Brennan AC2 Lenny Burridge AC2QAWlSWj Clifford Robertson AC2 Andrew Sanford qd. , I H J R Operations 429 AC3 Billy Allen AC3 Country Beard AC3 Eric Dligounian AC3 Glenn Grlbble AC3 Damien Howard A03 Jonathan Jones Sr. AC3 Stephen Parker AC3 Randall Turton ACAN Myron Stokes ACAA Scott Ballard ACAA Jason Smith ACAA Donald Vatick Operations was responsible to the EMO for coordinating all maintenance actions and trouble calls in each of OE's four divisions. He also kept the Operations Officer and other Department Heads informed of all equipment outages affecting mission critical areas. OE responded to more than 2,500 trouble calls during the deployment. Life in OE was always busy and some times even a bit hectic. Provid- ing maintenance support services for all Combat System's equipment for the best carrier in the Navy was a full time job! 5 together to make George Washington's electronic communica- tion suite the best the Navy had to offer. The variety and quantity of equipment provided the division the opportunity to interact with every department and virtually every compartment onboard. ENS Walter Grittin ETCQSWl Roger Hatfield IC1 QSWj Gerald Alston ET1 Gregory Dix -r f.",l,. IQ' if Operations 431 1 if I ET1 James Senaca IC2 Jeffrey Carlsen IC2 Thomas Cornwall ET2 Mark Griggs ET2 Michael Hanke IC2 J. Norred IC2 MGFCBIIOLIS Tl'l0l'lll0l'l ET2 J.Scott Wheeler Operations ET3 Spencer Bend ET3 Matthew Benjamin ET3 William Best ET3 Terry Crain ET3 Frederick Davison ET3 James Fitzsimmons ET3 Scott Fledderjohann ET3 Robert Goolsby ET3 Jeff Johnson ET3 Robert O'Neil ET3 Edward Shonk lC3 Leonard Williams Operations ..- i1 DSCMtSWl Robert Barnes Jr. DSCMQSM Stephen Teeter DS1 Mark Behnke DS1 Richard Carter -J' 'I osi Roger Cuddy DS1lSWl Angelito Delacruz f os1 soon Flood IM1' william .lansak DS1 Steven Murphy DS1 Anthony Peeler DS2 Juan Adames DS2 Daniel Boling :fifty DS2 Marty Bullock DS2 Benjamin Bustos DS2iSWy Michael Carr DS2 Ronald Cole 144 OED was comprised of eight work centers whose job was to perform preventive and corrective maintenance on the advanced combat direction system, carrier anti-submarine warfare module, Navy tactical command system afloat and Navy tactical command support system. OED maintained all shipboard reprographic equipment, Xerox and Savin copiers, more than 750 personal computers tPC'sJ and George Washington's Infonnation System KGWISJ. OED also provided shipboard and battle group electronic repair capabilities through the Module Test and Repair Facility. Operations DS2 Chris Crews DS2 Eric Dieffenwierth DS2 David Dumas DP2 Robert lntante DS2 James Leggett DS2 Michael Sutton DS2 Frank Tilke DS3 Michael Bostan DS3 Alan Campbell DS3 Daniel Fielder DS3 Jason Fink DS3 John Gann DS3 John Jennings DS3 Randal Lai-awa DS3 Todd Meyer DS3 Mark Morandi IM3 John Stone DS3 John Walker J DS3 Barry Wordell WTSN Alan Goff Operations With 24 ofthe Navy's finest sailors assigned, Operation's Electronic Missile Division QOEMJ stood ready to defend USS George Washington anytime, anywhere with the NATO Seasparrow Missile System and Close-In Weapon System. OEM Division operated and maintained four Close-In-Weapons Systems and three Nato Seasparrow Missile Systems which rely on the MK23 Target Acquisition System CTASD radar for target assigmnent. The TAS radar is an air search radar that is directly interfaced with the Combat Direction Center to all three NATO missile systems. The primary mission of OEM was to defend the ship from air threats. As part of their resolve to be ready to accomplish this mission, OEM conducted daily system operability tests, forty Pre-Aim Calibra- tion Firings and the highlight of the deployment, a live missile iiring exercise conducted against a Tactical Air Launched Decoy in the Arabian Sea. CWO2 Steve Dicketts FCCMQSWQ Larry Varner FCCSQSVID Patrick Wilson FCCQSWQ Roger Melon Hua FC1QSWj Barry Long FC2fSWj Edward Appleby FC2fSWl James Centeno FCZQSWQ David Gregory FC2 John Harland FC2 Jon Johannes 2 M h w FC att e Logan FC2 Mark Murphy 436 Operations FC2 Jamey Myers FC2 Edward Sheehan FC3 Anthony Anania FC3 Mathew Basnight FC3 Marcus Bridge FC3 Charles Bumbard FC3 Joel Copas FC3 Claude Henderson FC3 Thomas Knickerbocker FC3iSWi Robert Meyer FC3 Micheal Olivier I FC3 Christopher Pongracz FC3 Aaron Tasseff FC3 Andrew Torres FC3 Ted Williams SA Jason Beckgerd 'Ill Operations Operations Electronics Radar QOERQ Division was a technically diverse division consisting of tive Fire Control Technicians and 30 Electronic Technicians. Together they maintained electronic systems from the highest point ofthe ship's mast QTACAN antenna! to the very bottom of the ships hull ffathometer trans- ducerl. The division was segmented into nine workcenters responsirle for the preventive and corrective maintenance ofthe ship's search radars, Carrier Air Traffic Control' Center lCATCCj cms, SINSINAVAIDS General SYS' , Purpose Electronic Test Equipment CGPETEJ, and Operations Department tool issue. Additionally, the division was responsible for managing more than l,l00 items of electronic test equip- Sf, e , , ment to support electricallelectronic multitude of needs to assist in aecom- ratings throughout the ship, as well as plishing George Washington's critical z i r iff' V V-'s a .ff 92 ja LI a C'M 'lll'1 a departmental tool issue room that mission. , issued tools, performed electrical The division's goal was to safety checks, and managed the provide a clear and all-inclusive departmental electrical safety pro- picture ofthe ship's tactical surrormd- gmlll- h ings, and was reflected in the i Divrsiorfs wide variety of division's logo of an eagle maintain- mformatron gathermg electronic ing a vigilant eye over the oceans of sensors and display systems served a the world. Erqsmuuviuouemal: FCI Sheen Bisti En nan bro! EPI nuiu Guan EU n Iii: ETIQSID Heli aims Era nninnlrins El'2GullllAnrhrson 4il0perations L i 1-r gf r-e og-'o Q l f -E fe I-1 4 Z ET2 Thomas Boynton ET2 Phillip Harvey ET2 Thomas Hennessy ET2 James Losee ET2 John Morris ET2 Christopher Youngs ET3 Eduardo Armenta ET3 David Booker ET3 Roger Carter ET3 Albert Council ET3 Kendall Felder FC3 Lee Kauer ET3 Craig Logsdon ET3 Carlos Moore ET3 Lance Pillow ET3 Shane Stanford FC3 ET3 Operations Cbhkobertlting LTlichaelAraoio L1'VllhnCampball Ulliclmelconn Lraumsuenuun Lrvmeunssmmeu Lrsepneneuuwsui Lrnmmunaaey Ol Division was comprised of highly skilled Gperations Specialists COS'sj responsible for collecting, processing, evaluating, displaying, and disseminating pertinent tactical infomlation to all command and control watch stations. Working together with the AWs in submarine warfare and the EWs in electronic warfare, 0S's supported both offensive and defensive combat operations by manning stations in five of the six warfare modules in the ship's Combat Direction Center. These stations included the anti- surface warfare QASUWQ module, anti-air warfare QAAWJ module, anti- submarine warfare QASWQ module, detection and tracking module and tactical operations plot QTOPJ. Each module was responsible for detecting, tracking, identifying and, when tasked, engaging contacts in their respective areas. Air intercept con- trollers vectored tighter aircraft to C OT Cl watchstanders managed a the Tactical Ac their targets. Anti-submarine tactical computer data base that provided a surface contact air controllers CASTACSJ controlled world wide strategic plot of fhendly safe navigation of fixed and rotary wing aircraft in the neutral and enemy shipping Tactical assured OS s hunt for hostile submarines. Force operations plot watch teams assisted vigil to ensure no over-the horizon target coordinator the Officer of the Deck QOODJ and battle group and 440 Operations ab' fhffnrr 2 -2 u-. Q FWF? sr LJ u..T'w .MLJQ i in ,J Iii J. ,l, db LT Craig Payne LTJG Michael Poreda OSCSQSVD Fred Ball OSCSlSWl Christopher Foster c OSCSQAWISWQ Byron Whipple OS1 lAWlSWl Charles Aardahl 0S1lSWl Leon Bennett OS1 lAWlSWl Jeffrey Broeders OS1 lSWl Victor Dorsey OS1 lswl Brian Johnson OS1 Robert Kaull Jr. OS1 Donald Novak OS1 lSWl Jeff Owens OS1 lSWl David Tilley OS2 Christopher Carloss OS2 Michael Gendron W OS2 Edward Germain 082 Manuel Gonzalez 052 Herb Grimm OS2 David l-lumes Operations , 0S2DukeKuvaas 5 liehael Lillemo chad llaftin 0S2Seanllclnturfl 0S2BlianlleQuerre'y 0S2KellyPoIk 0S2EricSalsbefy 0S2VlayneShelton 0S2VonSmith 0S2JaelxieVlells 0S2JamineVligIall 0S3.lasonAdane 0532 Jr. 053 H ,1Bunelt E Basey 4' ' 1 , 51, . Q ,3 , ,e L- . 0S3Shaln Christopher 0S3Byron 0S3Bfian Operalions 053 Marvin Conway 053 Billy Crawford 053 Emmitt Dempsey 053 Norval Dixon Jr. 053 Fernando Estrada 053 George Farley 053 Peter Feger oss Timothy Goss 053 Derek Groth 053 Greg Hall 053 Scott l-lillard 053 Dexter Hopson 053 Thomas Kosky 053 Joseph Koury 053 Mark Lance 053 John Milligan 053 Karl 053 Robert 053 053 Operations 053 Jesse Serrato O53 Alan Silva OS3 Derrick Swint OS3 Andrew Thomas OS3 Troy Thom 053 Gabriel Valverde OSSN Daniel Bearden OSSN Timothy Hopson OSSN Eric Maximuk OSSA David Brogan OSSA Frank Jenkins OSSA Nathaniel Wiley x . H, ' .714 . 'X 1 . D "- , , ' i , "' 1- Q -D ' li. , I Us V " D X D D f' ' I Y' 1 E -D - D 5 ' A , I n . - U - . Q . K U ' 1.4, . 0 ' 'if I -I, I 444 Operations K 411, '-iii' '1"V'ar OSSR Eric Kinder N 47' -Q ly if Z Jeremiah Sims 'S anti- terranean Sea and Arabian Gulf. module Was Their work ensured the aircrews of one of the best in H l inn if ,,,,, . 1.131 2611 of Outstanding pared and at their peak of readiness. operators, ln add't' h and tion which provided for numerous the ASW NATO and national exercises, several anti submarine of the members of GW's ASW Mod- the Medi ule augmented forward deployed 'fal- patrol squadrons working in support of Operations "Sharp Guard" and "Southern Watch." Responsible for hosting the Commander, Destroyer Squadron 26 when embarked as the Anti-Submarine Warfare Commander, the module ensured the flawless coordination of all air, surface, and subsurface ASW operations. LCDR Patrick Little AWCQAWISWQ Alan Goodwin AWCQAWINAQ Gary Wade AW1 tAWlNACl James Buckley III AW1 QAWINACQ Philip Burge AW1tNACl Barry Marsh AWNNACQ Archie Root AW1 fAWlNACl James Smith AW1 tNACl Thomas Thomas AW2tNACl Harold Conner , AW2tNACl Scott Goretzka AWZQAWINACQ Jon Grant AWSQNACQ Michael Fontenot AW3lNACl Eddie Lugo AN Donald Cooper Operations 445 AW1 QAWlNACl Anthony Laverentz ,Wt George Washington had by far the most advanced shipboard photo lab in the Navy. The cruisebook you are holding is only one example of the quality of work performed by GW's Photographer's Mates. From the tearful good- byes on Pier I2 in May to the screams and laughter of ,homecoming, PHS have been in the air, on land and on the water with camera in hand. During the two-day presiden- tial embark and D-Day commemoration, more than 4,600 negatives were shot LTJG Bruce Wallace PI-lCQAWISWj,Tom I-louser Pl-I1 Jeffrey Landenberger Pl-I1 Craig McClure I and processed and more than 6,800 prints produced by the photo lab. The state-of-the-art GW photo lab was one of the first onboard a Navy ship to electronically transmit images to Washington D.C., sometimes moments after they were taken. The images sent back to stateside maga- zines and newspapers en- abled the country to see the George Washington story as it unfolded. Daily "hot area" sheets and mission maps produced on the electronic darkroom system also played a vital role in ship and airwing operations. Photographer's Mates also manned the Carrier Intelligence Center CCVICJ photo lab, where all intelli gence and reconnaissance photography was processed They processed more than l00 000 feet of aerial film while George Washington was off the coast of Bosnia ensuring that United Nations and other commanders had the best intelligence products available. run r -nl 11:1 I ui- wir - PH1 David Miller PH1 Philip St. Gelals IHUHPL -446 Operations PH2 James Klein 1 ..i Q ,f 'Q' V '53 ffi Z'-' fx N I V PH2 James Vidrine PH3 Mark Avis PH3 Terry Beall PH3 Flay Connors PH3 Shane Hebert PH3 John Lawrence PH3 David Schoonover PH3 Todd Summerlin PHAA Ryan Child PHAA Anthony Haley SA Michael Houston AA Christopher Vickers HR Operations 'l'he0S Sims Dlldlslllilh . . - v rx . -' A , - , v Lpfl f A . '--V 1.22.7 V croz lliehm' CTM2 Michael llaurer CTB2 Daniel 0'Brien CT 02 Toni Sabins CT03 David Phillips Operations ' ., -, ,, Af, . '15 'Q -':,'L-.sift-fl '- leledsupp0l1totheBattleGrouptl1rough analysis of newly detected high-interest tmgets. By maintaining numerous commu- nications circuits, SSES provided timely, error-iiee reporting to warfare commanders, tactical decision makers, and shore-based staifs. SSES worked closely with the Secret Service and White House Commtmications Agency during D-Day to provide national- level eommtmications and support iii: ing hostile forces at distances well beyond the horizon's edge. Praised as the "Best in the Fleet by COMNAVAlRLANT's training team and COMCARGRU Four, the EW's were responsible for the expert use and maintenance of various electronic countermeasures and detection equipment. LT William Bulmer LT Javier Covelli EWCQSWQ David Wise EW1 Richard Rose EW1 Robert Tusing EW2 Rodney Craven EW2 Marvin Ferguson EW2 Michael Holder EW2 William Pannell EW2 Stephen Sims EW2 Richard Waters EW3 James Jefferson EW3lSWl Shane McDaniel EW3 Gregory Sellers EW3 Tyshawn Taylor EWSA Christopher Williams Operations 449 9 to the Operations Admin team, the strike operations officer, the Operations Department leading chief, the Operations 3M coordina- tor and career counselor. The yeomen provided support to the Operations Oflicer and the entire Opera- tions Department. 'They processed more than 800 special requests, 600 PQS packages, 300 enlisted evaluations, 200 awards and other administrative corre- spondence during the cruise. The department career counselor, OSl Marvin Franklin, organized more CDR Craig Bultemeier LT Curtis Lindsay LT Michael Masla OSCMfSWl Robert Chasse tb.. 450 Operations g rlistments, 20 early separations, along with several HARP duty requests, rate conversions and Profes- sional Development Boards. ln addition to serving all of Operations career counseling needs, he instructed more than 60 petty oflicer indoc- trination students, and 256 career information training course students. The 3M Coordinator led Operations Department to an overall grade of 89.2 on the 3M inspection in which 76 satisfactory spot-checks were completed. Strike Operations was the GW scheduler for flight operations. They were also the source for the Green Sheet, Pink Sheet, Gold Sheet, daily airplan, and most importantly, the daily airplan cartoon. The irrlir- rnation Strike Operurirrrrt it together helped the emi I organize their days and nights. if ETC Dan Adams OS1 Marvin Franklin YN2 Brian Gregory J l4,"U 8'-,1 g- Q Dennis R0'hbaue' YN3 Charles Falls YN3 Stephen Muniz iff 'Q division was comprised of chant vessels, especially those specialists, a suspected of carrying narcotics or and a draftsman who cargo prohibited by U.N. resolutions a D-Day commemorative bound for the former Yugoslavia or maps and drew Iraq. for the ship's newspaper. Supplementary Plot QSUPLOTI responsible for keeping all played a critical role in extending of ihe battle group George Washington Battle Group's of potential threats. It tactical horizon beyond the range of information to help com- ship's sensors. SUPLOT watch effectively' plan, train and teams delivered 640 tactical situa- operations. OZ Division tion briefs to the battle group staff, into three cells. CVW-7 aircrews, and ship's com- Interpretation pany CDC watch officers. high-interest mer- Strike Intelligence Analysis Cell QSIACJ was the primary intelli- gence center that supported airwing strike planning. SIAC supported in excess of 200 Operation Deny Flight missions over the beach and 40 simulated strikes into Southern Iraq. SIAC was truly the one-stop- shop for airwing strike planning support! Though separate and distinct in their individual work assignments, these three cells worked together to provide the embarked staff, ship, and airwing with the most compre- hensive intelligence support afloat. -stu alll" YI-V CDR Deborah Eftemey CDR Joseph Thomas LCDR Christopher Liptak LCDR Steven Lohr LCDR Charles Sanford LT Eric Borio LT Jeffrey Dominick LT Douglas Strain .1 'W CW02 Jerome Cole ISCSIAWISWI Stephen McCabe ISNAWI John Doptis IS1 QAWI Patirek Flynn Operations 451 i Clliii Si? li 1 l sginnlsixr. Sill il Sii S i .ii S i C fini ff- X-I E V 2451113 - IS3 Christopher Dyer IS3 John Fritz IS3 Christian Jimenez IS3 Jeffrey Kargol IS3 Cory Lowe ' IS3 Tony McCauley IS3 Rashid Underwood ISSN Steven Christ Operations ,fair . .Wage .. .,. 494 Rm mw Qfg " " 31 lg: 'fin if '999!4seaegg,, HIE 6 !25eaeefe:s,. " Sefggg- a1,.a,,,.,, 112111 ""f it ,. ,ss 'Ht pn '46 4' v eactor Department if E Am ll Jil?-ll! ?1I1'L 1 CA PT.lames Chapman Reactor Qjlicer U -I Reactor gjttbeodcrofmyliigffld mqalexagniminndsemisalways agnqmfpenpkwhogihqrihe nalyiivanegntstngelhalmoa Erennndnndlilnlndaekeactor assislmtsdirectedthe bymolcth:m425 idlllildllgilvllimlll- dBCkdf0llllliI4l'2lld b Ulf!-i I Uilstanlle idlldeahs 'HU'l!lbzald vncarqsqpy srcanquanney annum Yll1Benu:lGeorge Ellilneaii 455 Reactor lJepai,dn1mnlll:utviIalgf0llp afpasau:lmadeqnRcact0rAdmin I'-bnhatihemactoroliicerand mamtalntheworldslargestmobxle lllcdliptheselnighlytmined nuclear power plant. meet ns zllteclmiciansworked 'l'heyselvedd1ei1pwa1hpnde an GW was steaming toward the Med when the Navy celebrated its one millionth mile on nuclear power. Of course, this couldn't have hap- pened without Machinery Division. Where would GW have been without M-Division? Certainly not going anywhere or launching aircraft. The steam produced by Reactor Department was used by M-Division to produce the ship's electrical power, propulsion and catapult steam, and auxiliary services steam. M-Division was also responsible for the ship's potable water production. The main engines withstood the stresses of several 24-hour high speed transits when the ship needed to speed to an area in a hurry. M- lil ,. Division Sailors also worked flaw- lessly while operating in the oppres- sive heat of the Arabian Gulf. Under r these conditions, the main engines A operated without fail and the steam plant ended up supporting in excess of 7,000 catapult launches. T The distilling units produced nearly 70 million gallons of potable water for use throughout the ship. The reboilers made auxiliary steam for hot water, the laundry and the galley without interruption. The success of George Washington's maiden deployment was made possible in large part by the constant efforts of the Sailors of M- Division. 4 LCDFI Martin Simon - LTJG David Deboskey LTJG Patrick Durkee LTJG Aaron Johnson LTJG Andrew Kolarcik CWO2 Michael lhrig MMCMQSWT BIII Schmeelcke MMCQSWD Chris Chisholm A .i if " ' . i A 1' , i E ii Q E Qi 23 Mmcqswy Dorsey Gems Q5 , MMC Patrick Keasler E Mme nan smnn ' ggi mmqswy seen Baird 3 ' e li T 5 3 Reactor 457 1 1 l ' 1 .,s A l I MMMSWQ Howard Cox MM1 Kenneth Davis MM1 Michael Foreman NIM1 Ray Gualardo MM1fSWl Dwayne Lewis MM1 Alan Kenelpp MM1 Jeffrey Labaki MM1 David McConnell """-w-we... ' MM1 Robert Price MM1 Michael Smith MM1 John Stiles Mlp1lSWl Conrad Yetter MM2 Kevin Allgood MM2 Robert Amich MM2 Michael Benefield MM2 Eric Briggs MM2 William Bruno Jr. MM2 Robert Canode MM2 Bryan Carver 'MM2 Bruce Craig RBBCIOI' MM2 Eric Erickson MM2 William Garcia MM2 Robert George Jr. MM2 Mark Glass MM2 Richard Goodman MM2 Zachary Harry MM2 Carl Hickory MM2 Brian Lathe MM2 J.P. Lutz MM2 Robert Munns MM2 Howell Perry ll MM2 Juan Paez MM2 Chad Plasiets MM2 Curtis Pollock MM2 Hifilll Robles MM2 Anlallx Rollins MM2 Michael Ross MM2 Michael Schock MM2 Louis Smith MM2 Christopher Snyder Reactor lTlllVlld9l'lI00f HZJEIIWIIBII ZA! unzcmsmpner I unraaauaumaaun Anlhollynemlder mqllllllkidl MPHIUKIIIKSNI IlohartBiee .lohnBclla ThomasBroln KelyBussey llllxencanales Selhvulberson Vliliambunn - Ian:Falims GemldFimgelald Ul3liehaelFfanlx ll3PelatFugefe IIS Jeflleytieorge JoelGould Reactor W 5 X Y 'V .fin lg 1 V MM3 Aaron Hahn MM3 Tony Hamilton MM3 Darryl Hayden MM3 John Hornsby MM3 Chris Huntley MM3 Eric Kirsch MM3 William Maskell MM3 Joseph Matousek MM3 John Maziarz Ill MM3 Sean Morris MM3 Aaron Przytulski MM3 Michael Renick MM3 Abel Sanchez MM3 Phanvan Sanders MM3 Matthew Schneider MM3 David Slaughter MM3 Douglas Tackney MM3 William Thornton MM3 David Turley MM3 Brandon Weaver Reactor MM3 James Winslow MM3 Robert Young MMFN Mike Blakely ll IAMFN Dwayne Carpenter IIIIFN David Connelly IIIIFN Brian Cummings IIMFN Todd Edgeworth FA Eric Armbruster IIIAFA Jonathan Atwood FA Henry Beniamin FA Scott Blurton FA Toby Borcoman FA Cortney Brown MMFA Derek Brubaker FA Jeremy Bucher FA Brian Camporini H FA Emest Conner FA Brian Cooper MMFA Richard Dinwiddie FA John Gallagher R98Cf0l' MMFA Arthur Myers FA Sherwood Nutz FA William Payan FA Kelly Pittman FA Kenneth Rivers FA Ryan Roeder FA Clinton Rosenbaum FA Mark Sanders FA Marcus Sisk FA Charles Sito FA Jason Warren FR Joe Alvarez FR Allred Bessette FR Damon Bricker MMFR Trever Burhans FR Mario Caliendo FR Jonathan Cooper FR Matt Coughlin FR Jared Herrick MMFR William Kerr Reactor FR Saul Lugaro FR Lamont Payne FR Scott Olmstead FA Jamie Spencer FR Jonathan Vath FR Keith Vonspreckelsen FR Daniel Workman ...,, W fe" . 54 1 . I if' .?5f'?,-C i. . - "Hs-.V q-q:f'?gg,1 .' , J .,,. ,,, , me Q 1 ah il 464 RSBCIOI tif' enough electrical power to keep the ship operating in the event ofa loss of normal electrical generat- ing capability. Each diesel engine had more horsepower than a locomotive, was capable ENC1SWl Robert Kelley Sr. of generating enough electricity to power a city block, and could come on line in less time than it took to find your flashlight. Reactor Auxiliaries was the silent minority. Always there, always waiting, ready to go on line at a moment's notice. Hardly anyone noticed them. Some didn't even know they existed, but they were always there watching, waiting, and ready to bring to life those enormous diesels with all their power and sweet purr. EN1 William Branch EN1fSWi Rickie Creech EN2 Harvey Dunn EN2 Jeffrey Kerr EN3 Mark Brisendine EN3 Darrell Johnson ENFN Antoine Bonner FN Gilbert Carter FN Rodney Fitzpatrick FN Kane Jowers FN Michael Kennedy FN Kenneth Lambert Reactor 465 FN Clifton Pappas ENFN Brian Waters FA Eilliam Fairgrieve FA Frank Fernandez FA Larry Silva FA Tim Ulrich FA Bobby Letter FR Maurice Starks 1 will HGBCIOT P M' Rf 'E U T MQ51 "5 LTJG Paul Rohde LTJG Kevin Snoap ETCSfSWl I-lershel Adams ETC Paul Vasllauskls ET1 Konly Beard ET1 John Hager ET1 Brian Hall ET1 Michael Lackovich Technicians of 's Reactor Con- were tasked with the and operation of vital electronic instrumenta- equipment. I man division executed a maintenance ' expert electronics and provided the necessary to operate plants and associ- equipment. The electronics repairs per- formed by RC Division Sailors required a variety of skills ranging from soldering to complex circuit analysis. Testing requirements were complex and demanded strict compli- ance with exacting standards. To accomplish these tasks, extensive training was required. Graduates of the Electronics Technician "A" School and the Navy's nuclear power school, the members of RC Division also received months of on-the-job ET1 D8Vlll MCcllll'B ET1 Rlchhrd P8t6l'80ll ET1 Rodney Renn ET1 Richard Rosenberg Y training prior to assuming their watchstanding duties. Training continued through frequent drills and examinations to keep watchstanders sharp and to develop the team concept. From the beginning of the cruise through the Operational Reactor Safeguards Examination, the members of RC Division ensured GW's reactors continued to operate safely and effectively, playing a vital role as part of the GW team. Reactor 467 ET1 Jackson Touchberry ET2 Courtney Abshire ET2 Stephen Adam ET2 Brian Ager ET2 Timothy Bryant ET2 Nick Bucci ET2 Christopher Campbell ET2 Jason Comfort ET2 Jesse Demings A ET2 David Dorn ET2 Richard Downs EM2 Jeremy Edwards I Reactor - -.-...:si ET2 Anthony Gadsden ET2 Kelvin Gardner ET2 Anthony Glaser ET2 William Koker ET2 Steve Lavinder ET2 Michael Layser ET2 John Littlejohn ET2 Keith Luby ET2 Carl Mankowski ET2 Brian Marcoux ET2 Joseph Marischen ET2 Robert McAIister ET2 Guy Orgis ET2 James Robinson ET2 John Rosso ET2 Mario Scaduto ET2 Scott Slaughter ET2fSWj Richard Smith ET2 Robert Thurman ET2 James Wagner Reactor ET2 Jon Webb ET3 John Affleck ET3 Llncoln Brown ET3 Paul Butler Il ET3 Anthony Qarver ET3 Brlan Gault ET3 Thomas Huston ET3 Tlmothy Keech 1 ET3 Jeiiey Leverton ET3 Daniel Levin ET3 David Mlchalec ET3 Cralg Nestor ET3 'ROUGH PBUBTSOI1 ET3 Kurtis Taylor ET3 Erik Tucker ET3 Jim Van Hassel 7 Reactor , nl, Washington's power grid was a 24-hour job. Quiet, unnoticed, and proudg the prerequisites for a great electric company. RE Division met these require- ments and then some, as the "Power 8a Lighf' behind the greatest ship to sail the seas! LTJG Charles Grant LTJG Greg Liiirell EMCtSWl John Archer EMCtSSl Martin Gilliam ENlClSWy Thomas O'DonneII EMC S Albert Y 1 wp oung David Brown Mark Bryant Daniel Burdett EMNSSQ James Fairley EM1 Kirby Freese EM1 Roger London EM1 Peter Mallet! EM1 John Robinson IV EM1fSWj Joseph Scullion EM1 Keith Sharkey ' Reactor 471 EM1 Steven Taylor EM1 Peter Wieck! EM2 Joseph Abt EM2 Daniel Beavers EM2 Kenneth Benller EM2 Kevin Black EM2 Melvin Blair EM2 Donald Buehrig EM2 Francis Cannon EM2 Aaron Clotts EMZQSWQ Craig Cramer EM2 Shawn Dohse I n V-F 21 A XE if I., li ,.. 1 5 sk. ,. ,,.n f L , .sq .44-f 1 Q 'bf RSBCYOI' . S EM2 Brian Doran EM2 Travis East EM2 Jeff Flatt EM2 Leroy Gipson EM2 Buddy Harvie EM2 Bert Johnson EM2 Kenneth Knights EM2 David Lewis M2 Mark Magley M2 Robert Morrison M2 Dean Nitz EM2 Michael Potts 'fa Reactor EM2 Shawn Reardon EM2 John Roose EM2 Michael Schriever EM2 Thomas Short ? EM2 William Vaught EM2 David Williams EM2 Ben Winget EM2 David Woodfin EM3 James Baker EM3 John Black EM3 Barry Carpenter EM3 Andrew Crooker 32 ,F 7 Reactor rzfvmv,-f,.,'.... ., :.:,.,,f.:, ,y .,. , 1, ,, ' " '1- EM3 Bfilldifl Fnlplfflck D1s,. 1 ' ww- lzn V ' EM3 Aaron Green EM3 Kevin I-leaphy EM3 Scott Honaker EM3 Jason Houck EM3 James Jonas EM3 Stephen Lomelino EM3 Jason Mack EM3 Matthew McCoy EM3 Art Metcalf EM3 Edward Patten Jr. EM3 William Phillips EM3 Scott Pollard EM3 Joseph Price EM3 Anthony Walk EM3 Douglas Waydula EM3 Daniel Yager RSHCIOI' I Y ' 1 if I ig- , . pn i 5 J r I 2 3 i E J 5 e s 1 i 5 A ....-Q..-.,.... 1 i I 1 n s J 4 Ji ,l J n , Reactor Laboratories "This is a drill, this is a drill, romeo sierra, romeo sierra! Reactor Laboratories casualty assistance team lay to Number l Reactor Room. This is a drill." That's RL Division. A R :Twenty-three Sailors who trained drilled continuously to ensure that radiation control and water chemistry was properly controlled. Engineering laboratory technicians constantly analyzed water chemistry and maintained control over the plant's chemical environment to prevent corrosion. Other Sailors in the division concentrated on planning radiological controls, maintenance and admin- istering the persomiel dosimetry program for more than 600,shipmates. By maintaining the optimum water quality, they ensured their equipment would last the life of the ship. Emergent maintenance, multiple inspec- tions and preparations for an Operational Reactor Safeguards Exam kept RL Division busy and productive. By controlling radioac- tivity and maintaining reactor and steam plant chemistry, the dedicated Sailors of RL Division did their part to ensure that George Washington was ready - anywhere, anytime! MM1 Joseph Hill MM1lSWy James Mccollough MM1 Francis Mullek MNI1 Jason Prats 476 Re8Ci0l' ,V . s 'l MM1 11m Sampson MM2 Gregory Grosso MM2 Duane Grube MM2 Dale Johnson MM2 Christopher Koonce MM2 Matthew Levelle MM2 Ken McClain MM2 Edward Maclennan MM2 Russell Rofe MM2 Robert Ruppel MM2 Blake Stovall MM2 Lee Stovall MM2 Henry Winterheld MM3 Michael Barancyk MM3 Steven Bibb MM3 Tommy Edwards Reactor LT Geoftrey Llttrel LT Jeffrey Wilcosky LTJG Craig Bratter LTJG Michael McGowan MMC Kepple Bolen MMC Timothy. McEachran MMHSWQ Anthony Brace MM1 Darwin Brandan MM1 Dayid Bullen MM1 Terry Burkett MM1fSWl Jeff Casterton MM1 Terry Finney MM1 Dean Robbins MM1 Richard Schmidt MM2 Peter Baldwin MM2 Wayne Clark . RSBCIOI' . MJ- 5 .- MM2 Stephen Emerson MM2 Britton Hall MM2 Jeremy Hiles MM2 Steven Horn MM2 Todd Horzen MM2 Mark Johnston MM2 Joseph Lloyd MM2 Doug Lundquist MM2 Michael Phillips MM2 Adam Rochocki MM2 Todd Schuchmann MM2 William Smith MM2 Louis Solimeo MM2 David Sowers MM2 Joe Van Gilder MM2 James Weaver MM3 Thomas Alexander MM3 William Butler MM3 Dexter Day MM3 Steve Goslin 1 MM3 Kenneth Laird MM3 Curtis Myers MM3 Clifford Nester A MM3 Randy Oden 'ing '.'-, u .j TQ' ft 1 .tif i"" 'e a Reactor From the day a new nuclear- trained Sailor arrived aboard ship to the day he qualified as a basic nuclear engineer and began watchstanding in George Washington's propulsion plants, Reactor Training Division took care of training 'the new guy'. New Reactor Department crew- members started a rigorous 10-week familiarization qualification that allowed them to operate the most powerful and technologically advanced nuclear power plant in the Navy. After the 'new guy' reported to his parent division QRC, RE, RL, RM or M Divisionj RT Division's job was not complete. As the Sailor progressed in his watchstation qualifications, he was given frequent level of knowledge examinations. These examinations and training records were maintained by RT Division. If it had to do with training, RT Division was the place. Each staff member in RT Division was carefully selected as an exemplary representative of his parent division. They were some of the best operators in the department and had the ability to effectively train its personnel. Using the best Sailors ensured Reactor Department's high level of readiness f and safe propulsion plant operations. . . ... lv LCDR Bruce Newport LTJG Thad Biggers ENS Robert Bender MMCfSWj Alan Coffey EMCfSWl Jeff Dickerson ETCQSWQ Brian McGuire MM1 Pat Escalona MM1fSWl Craig I-Iartsock Reactor ' , ,-.Y,.........-,,.-..-. .,e,...-...,.- ....,4 .,, .,L:- L:-LA Vdhnnsqw h - A BN-,V , U Nu MM2 Paul Jones EM2 Robert Ronan EM2 Mark Zimmerman ET3 John Anderson EM3 Brian Davis EM3 Patrick I-laldeman MM3 James Henderson EM3 Raymond Roebuck IXXNR """ 1 4 C. ju' 13511- xv, Q , L . "'-W , 4 Wg R9aCf0I' .L1iZLLVi MM3 Robert Spitzer MM3 Robert Valeriote iv , 'Q Jia" 0 I I mga f VST? WL, - I dk ' 5? gvnaa 'f 1 Q ia' P' 3- t Y 1 P" , 5 Q AID 9"5 'r5? gmvv"'!"" u i f CT 1 J 22 A i 4 Reactor D 1 f- f ' - 1' - ff , :dk img1l1imuudsnuhmT'm .V ,Hi , l ,r - , . 613.- -I' ' ' ' dl , , ' mv- -w ,A :llh: :1 - . V , ,, .f- u-r ,S , . , , 1 q , -r 4 . , -W , can fun 'v nwcn- , ii.. 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Toueoeive suppliesli'omthestates,S-l leftarqnesentatiwin Norfolktowolksewendays aweekshinlingcritical n Eachpott qunredservioes ammged, thebillspaid. sexvicesincluded i2lXiS,lClliS, servicestsupply baxgesandwater Anadvanoe liomS-lwas oftheportsto . . 'g'1""fdff. 'Foes' withthe"behind SCCllCS,CB-01, extremely visitsandenabled toenjoytheirwell liberty. llilliii y Sliiilli iAEllHDJnunl-dnl Snlliehd Slzlluen . il lI Www SK3 David Caspermeyer YN3 Gabriel Eskew SK3 Lance Goodell SK3 Christopher Lyons SK3 Wesley Parker SK3 David Silva SK3 Kevin Sinclair SK3 James Tyson Supply 4 We Lfblahddidl clozaaaonxallu mlillflil nsepwpannnmnnoulr- -u? IUEIDCQIIO 311.689 131.5399 liifltiiliil x M fifihivflililc SBHKIBIB llllwylilun Millie Fmm0430ulil02w,theGWFood 6,Illlaewlmniaas:lalevelofexpatbe ment. ThisrqvumtionamxedGWaplwe W Y uumouumpininscmwmblem infwasuvimhmxyasue1994capmin mich. 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' 1 Asparklmgcleanopaauon was tufts-a-claygsevmchy5.a.week,andan jllSlGBOfdBPl'lSCSl3f0kSCl'ilB wnhthesamehighlevelofenthusimm servioeteam GW'sFoodServiceDivBionbydisdn- tlntlnadeGeotgeWasl1ingmn'sfood their-pleasure 490 SUPP!! - R fl , ,1 - -G the fleet. lfs W I " l???,'H' s' affftif 'Q gi Z,,.. rx MS2 Randy Pacheco MS2 Peter Ronayne MS2 Russell Simpson MS2 Kenneth Washington MS3 Tarvin Atkins MS3 David Blanton MS3 Christopher Breton MS3 Robert Bustinza MS3 John Danser MS3 J.P. Faulks MS3 Elra Fox MS3 Paul Harris Supply Sllllii caianlirhvd 315908 ill'-3 TIQYIKI IISKSWDCIMFUW lS3CqISchdlheil llS3Deulr11ee .loaephvledherly Lydelkmsirong ISSlBnlIel'lCi ilicomsbck Sllilidillilllll Klllilsilfl' Tnoillyllaplnm ilIFl'llilh K Talilmllhuvong -lSSIlColy0del Geolglloue SllCll'islq:herSIlmei 492 Supply J' 'Wi 41l,' -15 A Z 1. Q ' 1- .. r .- 2, ,is-Q, 5555 V ' dff r. Fen .C 'w wi i 5. 4' V F ! lf , 1 5 A 6 In K 1 5 s .ni 32 uf" e A '1 g 2 fa, SN Terry Turner MSSN Frank Williams MSSA Brad Haas SA William Knecht mssn Rouen ousley MSSFI James Carpenter MSSR Jordan Clayton MSSR Clarence Clemons Jr ix bc.-3 L il" -QJTHW' . 1' ,.,,3 T.. Supply Sl-lCStAWl Reynalso Fabros Sl-lCtSWl Michael Struble SH1 Arnold Anderson Sl-l1tAWISWl Florentlno Manalata Jr. SH1 Wallace McElveen ,lin Hai,-ents, laundry, soda and tne wma- goods at the lowest price Mann' these images bl-ing to one of Division provided and stocked the hardest working divisioriq i f i ' ard am! Soda mfiwhmes' They alfo George Washington? 5,3 D ,n" L , 'also variety of video game machines known as Sales and Servi division- . amusement Qf thefrew' The two ship'S Stop Eavital Processing eight to twelve impact onthe morale et crew, In these pounds of laundry and cutting Stores, the crew purch i , ' ems as basic heads of hair was another facet as toiletries to luxury . ts like hi-fi serv1ceman's daily routine. The stereos. These two r' it outlets earned an Was 21. 24-hour SCYVICC fhqf n average of-312,000 , is -day. cleaning, pressing and tailoring Another impo ction of the There were many sleepless ship"s store was to 5 . te funds for inventory after inventory, soda Morale, Welfare, . ' iereation Through onloads, and unending break concession stand s ,p fmidnight mad- chandise. But through it all, the ness" sales and SprititfPhone card sales, unique camaraderie, close and the Ship's Store donated S450,000 to the No matter how demanding the MWR Fund during deployment. they always got the job done as a Besides beinga reliable source for ENS Charles Colbert In sm william Key Sl-I2 Norman Jefferson I ' aku ...l,Qf,.h A H555 SH2 Wayne Lumpkin SH2 Robert Parker E Sl-I2 Fred Prlce SH2 William Wilson 494 Supply Illia 'fl SH3 James Brady SH3 Ronnie Brooks SH3 Alben Cano Jr. SH3 Alvin Jackson SH3 William Pettycrew SH3 Lawrence Pitts SH3 Shongo Raines SH3 Andrew Renison SH3 Christopher Rudolph SH3 Suvan Sayaphone SH3 Anthony Schaeffer SH3 Terry Sewell if if Supply SH3 Melvin Willis Sl-I3 Patrick Wright SHSN Dumont Franklin SHAN Bradley Goodwin AN John Harris SN Richard Lessard ll SN Chris Lighty Sl-ISN Travis Livingston SHSN Andre Purvis Sl-ISA Brian Arnett Sl-ISA Eric Banks Sl-ISA Juan Correa SHSA Michael Crawford SHSA Derrick Jackson SHSA Michael Phillips AA Alexander Scearce SHSA Edward Waldrop ' SHSR Shawn I-lart Sl-ISR Rich Medlin SHSR John Padilla 496 Supply They made collections of S7 million liom tl1e Ship's Store and Food Service Divi- sions. ln excess of 2,700 payment vouchers, including travel claims and dealers bills, were processed totaling over S7 million, they distributed more than 5000 checks. Whether it was paying the crew on payday, advancing travel claims, or paying the ship's bills, Disbursing always put it's best foot forward. .1 K DKCSlSWl Frank Dingle DK1lAWlSWl William Dollison DK1 Robert English DK1fSWl David Schenk rfb' 1 DK3lAWl David Buehner DK3 Luis Paredes DK3 Randy Rossi DKSN Adam Cooper DKSN Corey Johnson DKSA John McCabe DKSA Jason Olney DKSR Martin Gorskey Supply 497 LT Lindbergh Keck ENS Ricardo Wilson MSCSQSVO James Garber MSC Fabian Carmona MS1 Peter Chatman MS11SWl Michael Jones MS1 Beniamln Pellera MS1 Jeffrey Sayre MS1 Konstantin Theodorakls MS2 Jamie Brazil MS2 Marvin Lewis MS2 Warren Powell 11. l"l 'fb S-5 division provided Atlantic Fleet. nutritious meals and state- Together, they scored room service for more than an overall "outstanding" 500 oflicers daily. Ward- during COMNAVAIRLANTS room personnel clearly Supply Management provided the most excep- Assessment prior to deploy- tional, professional and ment and carried with them dedicated service possible the pride and professional- to the President of the ism that makes them so United States, his cabinet special. and numerous civilian and When the Battle military guests. With Group Commander, RADM unfailing diligence, all S-5 Alexander Krekich, hosted personnel took pride in distinguished visitors from their work and were noted foreign countries, he called as being the iinest Ward- on S-5 Division to carry room operation in the out the "Sunset Parade" 498 SUPPW receptions. They were also regularly called upon by squadron commanders to prepare and provide ser- vices for changes of com- mand and special squadron meals. The persormel as- signed to the Wardroom Mess were true profession- als who were dedicated to excellence and projected a winning attitude toward their duties. 51? 7 MS2 Jose Valadez MS3 Thomas Daggett MS3 Danard Daniels MS3 Steven Gruff MS3 Charles Hackaday MS3 Russell Hanslip MS3 Larry Jackson MS3 Jimmy Melvin MS3 Todd Miller M53 Luis Torres MSSN Jerald Bass MSSN Donald Beck MSSN Nathan Bjorn MSSN,Mike Ceh MSSN Henry Chamberlin MSSN Jason Eppard MSSN Steve Fittro MSSN 1'lmothy Gagnler MSSN Mlchael Hampton MSSN Warren Hopkins SUPPW MSSN Ryan Ingles Mssn mark Lenriage MSSN Scott Lewis MSSN Davie McDaniel MSSN Michael McDonald MSSN Cecil Newson MSSN Glossaydia Pettaway ll MSSN Kenneth Simon .r . 'Q . 1 'v 'P' . . .'l.:3, .- I 'J'-lv 4. hgh X mi 'I 1 ' I- l Q 5 H 500 Supply l ' lul' 7 1 1 'ff ivy? R' Q11-l' 4.-n MSSN Michael Smith MSSN Jason Solomon MSSN Willie Wheeler AA Jeff Krasinski QQ' MSSA Daniel Lafayette MSSA Ryan Landis MSSA Arthur Price MSSA Ernesto Staples If MSSA Terrance Staruch SR Gary Cronkhite Jr. Y lax' l Supply Ranging in size from a small fuse for the S-3B Viking to an Fl l0GE400 aircraft engine for the F-l4B Tomcat, Aviation Stores Division CS-61 was the central point of contact for these and all other materials for CVW-7 squadrons and the Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department CAIMDQ. With its own stock control, customer service center, technical research unit, and 20 storerooms, S6 Division managed more than 8,000 Aviation Depot Level Repairables valued at more than Sl93,793,700. Manned 24 hours- a-day by 85 aviation storekeepers, these work centers provided complete supply support to CVW-7. The division completed more than 45,000 demands during the deployment, including 50 engine changes. ' Rotatable Pool, or more commonly re- ferred to as "R-Pool," maintained l00'Mi range il i for-ai' 1 v S and 98.5'Mi depth of high-use components, ultimately contributing to a 93'M1 issue effec- tiveness rate. In addition, issue effectiveness for the smaller "bit-piece" parts, such as washers and gaskets, averaged 94'M1. S-6 Division strove for excellence by ensuring the right parts were carried on board, and getting the ones that were not here faster than any one else. The old axiom, "Can't Fly Without Supply" couldn't have been more true. LT Mark Werner CW03 Gracianne Soriano AKCQAWISWQ Fred Davis AKC Norman Earp -1 in lah' 'Nav nba' AKClAWy Rolando Henrique: nv!-W3 AKCQAWQ Randy Larrahee AK1 Starling Brown ' AK1 Caseyildrodge li.'r,,, AK1tAWl Michael Hetrick AK1 URW! Robert Jaques AK1 John Latlolals SK1 Daniel Mihaliak Hifwwv if ' 5 nn. AK1iAWl Brett Beams AK1 Ferdinand Viado AK1 Johnny Woods AK2 John Abston AK2 Michael Felmeten AK2 William Martin AK2 Richard Neely AK2 Brian Page AK2 Allen Robinson AK2 Martin Smith AN Luis Beltran AK3 Michael Brodersen " ' 4 'Q' SUPPW AK3 Eric Curtin AK3 Louis Dovell ' AK3 David Evans AK3 Ronnie Florentino 4 C 1 4 I i AK3 Ronald Gravely AK3 Fredelle Green AK3 Patrick Haffey AK3 Desmond Lyons Q I E ' AK3 Casper Maier AK3 Michael Osterbrock AK3 Charles Perraut AK3 Tory Utter 3 i 3 i l I N 1 l 3 504 Supply .af 3. I V A ,L r. AK3 Charles Westbrook AK3 Kevin Williams AK3 Gerald Woessner AKAN Phil Paxson AKAN Shaun Rounds AKAN Russell Wood AKAA Richard Bloodworth AA Larry Recoy AR James Kot AKAR Nick Margie AKAR Thomas Pierce AKAR Kendric Speagle ,,, .,.,--1-'K-, .Y- 5 Supply H LT Leigh mean LTJG .mlm Hamilton SKCQSWQ Ruben Villarreal sxusvn Alphonse BW' g ,. A 1 Flf . of XX , all 'r SKNSVO Duane Brusletten SK1 Gary Cook AK1 Gregory Cumberbatch SK1 Richard De Jesus ? Y sm Elliot Goodman 1 n AK ay Reyes SK1 Phillip Sheridan Glllll James Vaughn .4 - .454 4: Moving cargo was business as usual for the Sailors of Material Division. I Their motto: "The diliicult to move is stowed immediatelyg the impossible to I, , move takes a little longer?'5 l Whether inpon or underway, the S A A cargo never stopped coming. 'Durin the .. , g deployment, S48 Division more than three quarters of a mi AV L . unds gf cargo by either C-2 or H-53 more than 2,000 pallets of material I 1 f f' . g conreps and vertreps. Stowing the cargo , was no easy task considering S-8 oper- AQ' ated 35 storerooms throughout the ship. D The Material Division also coordi- to maximize l-IAZMAT re-uSe and nated the procurement, stowage, issue, minimize I-IAZM AT waste To ether C and disposal of all hazardous material they saved the Navy more than E60 000 gigiiding QHAZMATJ on George Washington. By during the deployment, and also acgom- with a operating only one hazardous material phshed the safe and proper dig Sal gf th 1 1 control point, Material Division was able all HAZMAT. po t0 ease 506 Supply A X, ,M 'v .W '1 5Qrx'iCC. -. r that caullqd mod it wasn 1 haf -S xvofk was L SK2 Howard Blaltesly Ill SK2 Bernard Busano SK2 Victor Culp AS2 Pete Groll SK2fSWl Derrick Mitchell SK2 Terry Murry SK2 Jeremy Robinson ABH2 Matthew Tessitor SK2 John Washington SK3 Scott Abbott SK3 Edgardo Delgado AK3 Kerry Hooser SK3 Benny Johnson SK3 Leslie Terry AK3 Johannes Torres AKAN Marchel Bell AN Shawn Carroll AKAN Matthew Eymer SKSN Kenneth Hottman AKAN Jeltrey Miller SUPPW if it, 1. SN Rodney Strothglf SN Nikita Young AA Raymond Baltlmdrb AA Richard Belloclg AA Jon Cragun .. AA Erick Giraldo -- 'ix AA Charles House 4Q-V- I AA Scott Lee ...-, .fag . . llzfi, V 'Z ,, . f ,ag-,fr , -...W it . , ,,, ,.-- . , 4 L '--7 ' -' A 'f"- ,Q .5 q " 1 'Z .- .. :ggi -f 3, x-, 3 T' SKSA Stanley Lester C., L SKSA Phillip Lynch ' , AKAA Robert O'SulIivan AA Lucas Rowton 4 3 AA Bradley Swaner AR Lee Brumm AR Felix Diaz , SKSR Chris Johnson 508 Supply condition- ment, Supply Damage upkeep and maintenance of more than 650 spaces. The division's crew was com- crew. Control Division had the prised of TAD personnel equip- awesome responsibility of from all divigigns Within l Supply. Training and 1 team work were the 0 key to maintaining a "1 superior level of T 5 damage control 1 readiness throughout 0' - I ' ' 1 Q the ship. In addition, Supply DC!3-M Division was responsible for managing DC Mart. This storeroom provided quick and easy access to free issue DC repair parts and consumables for all depart- mental and squadron general maintenance needs. The division's staff of profession- als served the ship's mainte- nance needs, and provided for the comfort and safety of the crew who frequented the many spaces and services in the Supply Department. SKC James Anderson SK1 KAW! Arthur Duncan AK2 Stefan Grandelis MS2 Michael Starnes MS3 Ronald Bellard DK3 Robert Nelson MSSN Sean Jones MSSN Marvin Miller AN Damon Somerville MSSN Charles Lawhead MSSN Sergio Trenzado AA Robert Anderson AR Shoel Siddell Supply 509 1 1' L. ' , hx -f.1z.a-S-we-. bupply s b 10 Division Insteam' solely finding mistakes, they studied the process at work which caused the mistakes! With the use of process action teams, they analyzed processes and sought ways to improve and eliminate parts and repalrables errors. During the de l p oy- QI was thoroughly ment, the "QI" division team trained ln statistical process members recovered an control which helped them Cstlmated 5525000 in analyze processes through erroneously stored repair the use of flow charts and .fi F. ElVlCS1SWl Daniel Bosko MS1 Daniel Perez - MS3 Christopher Bailey MS3 Bradley I-lilsenhoff MS3 Kenneth Wright MSSN Todd Reagan 00' MSSN Corey Williams .,f 51, 4 n 4., ,, IQ, '. ,..- 5 O A, . -P ,gf .,, .i , M 5' Li 'i lapis .i 'V4: -Q' 'Z il 41 i vlfj fr., The Sailors of S-l l were well versed in providing excellent service to George Washington's "Backbone", otherwise known as the Chief Petty Officers. They took pride in providing three square meals each day for more than 300 CPOS. They also took pride in provid- ing a unique dining experience for visitors to the ship including the Secretary of Defense and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the D-Day commemoration. Other highlights for the CPO mess crew included a celebration dinner for the chiefs at the halfway point of the cruise. This dinner was complimented with a special performance by a four-piece band that provided a nice touch to the meal. Also, special dinners for the newly advanced chiefs and a Hispanic Heritage meal were prepared by Hispanic crew members. Each arrival to a port was celebrated with a home made pizza feast, an event which tumed chiefs into chefs who produced some delicious pizza. Everyone surely missed these special treats upon retuming to Norfolk. Y .', I ar - il . , "M .A . in 4 1 'Q l IIN 9 Y 0 li . - ti I -, , Supply 511 On the third deck just Class Mess was a small known as the "Postal Posse. had the enormous task of service to a crew of nearly "Postal Posse', took pride in I Navy's "finest post office their duties included letter mail and packages mail, selling stamps and sorting incoming mail and of holding mail call. The post handled mail for nine of our First ll men ofiicial L- the George Washington Battle Since the beginning of Washington's maiden post office received and dispatched an 580,000 pounds of "pony". They also sold Y more than S270,000 in stamps andjover S2 p million in money-order sales. ll i532 Q EIT -ef Q iii-' 512 Supply ......f ,- P , f ll Y i - Y s 3 s l AR Eugene 5k'b'n www? Pi .fi Ae' wg fo 1 A ' 41,31 IG. L.. if l , I , buf' Sv- -I 4 - ,Q l- in 1 Supply 513 I J 'Ev ,N . 4 Q, 3.55 1. 4 ,1 Tra' K-. . H' , f- A f - Q . v I ,1 v, . fl ,,, twin P f L 1- . ii LCDR Richard BLHQQHSS Training Qfficer I 993- I 994 4 L 2 .,., , S 1 wrt' L' ,Q Q51 'H - - A5 1 L 1 1 .- 514 Training W N.. A 9 f ik si' ,Q XXXL IP' ' X-1.11 ad i' ...AV E4 ,,. ,,....., , GXINTSX '.'. Whs- -qlv ,V X "K 1 5. 1A M... 1 Training 515 George Washington's Training quotas a month for onboard training. Department was a place where out- "Damage Control lndoctrination' and standing customer service and "Introduction to Chemical, Biological staunch command support were the and Radiological Warfare" courses primary goals. With three divisions were reviewed and Cemplefely fe- actively invglved in every aspect of vised. Other courses that Training training, a great deal of progress was WaS responsible for were ml-Otal made in the area of required courses Quality Leadership" and the "Career and programs. ' Information Training Course." From the time personnel first Training's Human Resource checked in or when they left the Division included the Command command, training was a part in their Equal Opportunity SpeeialiSI, Drug professional, development. School of and Alcohol Program Advisor and the Ship provided more than 700 Counseling and Assistance Center. AOCQAM Jesus Cortinas OMC John Lamberth FCCtSWl George Love ADC1AWy Randy Noltf 9 ,, 5 Iqrlifihri PFl1tAWlSWj Anthony Bonnici , BU1 James Romano T-1 if ...,....,, , . C........-.. 74 t Together, they made themsel 5 available whenever Sailors ne ed assistance to resolve personal' sues or just a helping hand The TEMADD Division y not have been Wall Street but wh 1 it came to high finance, they we the "funded orders" stock brokers Dur ing the deployment, TEMAD 'ssucd more than S800 000 and wrot than 1200 sets of orders to acc plish missions, provide medic treatment and send shipmates ionic on emergency leave. 9 , 21 V orc l - .- ..-.. '..,.., ? :fur .i,. Zi"-'? 1 . 5, , T,...-, .-,,m, ,, , .. r"'l"'.,1 --MZ.. A , .": , . 516 Training I gr., xy l . Iv Z- ie F., AMS1 Julio Ruiz .. seamen AT1QAWj Scott Shepherd ABF2 Eldon Cline YN2 Kenneth Price 'Q' Y no QQ? DK3 Satathiel Johnson ll AN Dennis Smith AR Ramiro Lopes -S' if fi. J ,ff 1'- of Training 517 Weapon Dep .,-71' 518 Weapons at 5 I k if ' ...Q 1 A.. V ' - - ' A if II, A " fir , 7 32,- ,-f' , CDR Jqfir qv MQCIIJOITS Qflicel I 'JL -S' 1 24 Z' -w"'5'f'.'f" Q31 4 .- .4-. A. 1 ' '- I7 a ' , I "V ' P" " K--HA' PfwSaahuas1fm'n'nmf' A 1' , ua 9 5' !2gi Q 1: Y: gf' K I , 5 If ii ul ' Mx ,n 1' 3 .1 A x , if Q, is 'f . , H,,35 -,.. 1,,,.. 1 15' , vi TV. J Le X li' f 4 Q,- ixr ,, ,I U, , , . 1 W l if 'E' F! sw 1 , I i I f , - -- .-,..-- 1:- ,I , .,, .. --... . -k Wy Q I I Weapons 5 IF' G-l Division was responsible for the safe and efficient movement of weapons from the hangar bay to anwmg squadrons on the flight deck. Three workcenters were key to the success of G- l. The forklift workcenter's impeccable maintenance guaranteed the readiness of the 30 electric forklifts without which no major movement of ordnance could have been accgmplished, instrumental m the smooth flow of the They were the primary The aviatign weapehg Supper: weapons from the time they were vertical replemshments equlpmem and hangar deck wel-keehter received on the flight deck until they which kept the George accomplished all the maintenance and Were Struck below if not expended on a Battle Group from ru prepared the "yellow gear" on which the target During George ordnance was moved. The hangar deck The all' gunner G l DIVISION maiden deployment the G l crew ensured the weapons' safe transit Oflleef The Ordnance handling officer provided flawless movement from the lower stage elevators to the andthe CAG Ofdnanee Oflleer all than 3 800 000 pounds of flight deek, worked together to ensure the safe Camer Alrwmg Seven The flight deck workcemer was arming and deamnng of each aircraft CW04 Darrell Lee CW02 Mike Zimmerman AOCSfAWlSlNl Joseph Jones AOCSQAWI Alfred Thrasher AOCfAWl Steven Newell A01 Patrick Crowe A01 AW Lawrence Hen I l l rv A01 Leroy Latasa A01 Michael Swords A01lAWl Archie Williams A01tAWl Daryl Worley A01 Robert York Weapons ,W -mv, -me-A J are 'F-2 .fdr A02 Scott Appleby A02 Tracy Bell A02QAWy Jimmy Jackson A02 Kevin Kurtz AZ2 Steven Schwalb A02 Jwuan Short A02 Stan Stenson A02 Stewart Swygert A03 Johnny Bynum A03 Danny Cunningham A03 Roy Dodson A03 Michael Green . ,, I - ,- A-,N. 1 .. lq-.i 3 1' I Q '- f ' . 9 v ' 3 . 1. Q E-, 4 . ' ' ' Q .5 ,. , I, , N Weapons 521 A03 Andrew Hall A03 Layne I-lardesiy A03 William Jolnes YN3 Dana Levangie A03 Patridrbbray A03Victor Peguero A03l.mrrone0Sohalfel' A03AndrewSternick A03 Scott Young AN lliehael Abercrombie Jr. AOAN Alan Budden AN David Chamberlin Jr. AN William Cafiey AN Thomas Grier AOAN Scotty I-larris AN Steven Hillbum AN cnrumpner Himiosa AN Demorris Howard . nom shannon Key Aomoavia Kruk-mu Weapons AA Terry Thompson AA Barry Tlndell AA Terrance Upham AOAN Adrlan Langston AN James Macaulay An Cruz Morales AN Louls Names III AOAN Gregory Neu AN Scott Ohler AN Nicholas Polo AOAN Kawaskl Smith AOAN Danlel Thomas AOAN Bradley Vande 79 AN Toby Webb AA Rod Hobbs AOAA Matthew Hollar AA Lane Lund AA Sheridan Mauk AA Christopher Stull Weapons 31 uh ,,,.. 'W Q '+V if CWO4 John Mugler TMClSWl Abel Balli GMG1 lSWl Jerry Jones A01 QAM Barry Kidwell Hg,- TM1 QAWISVD Tyrone Tucker A01 QAM Landon Wells TM2lSWl Maurice Booker AO2lAWl James Colquhoun arf TM2 Troy Groover GMG2 Robbie Meadows TII2 Ronald Pasquariello GMG3 Melvin Baker The highly flexible and industrious Sailors of G-2 Division provided a multitude of services to the George Washington Battle Group. From "Underway, shift colors" to "Moored, shift colors" in Norfolk, G-2 was maimed and ready. G-2's Sailors shot .the shot lines for mooring and the first lines over during underway Replen- ishment-At-Sea operations. They maimed the 50-caliber machine guns for the ship's self defense against close-in targets. They were also "Key Control Central," where everyone else went to get the keys to the magazines and stowage lockers. They tested, maintained and repaired the magazine sprinkler systems for the ship's 36 weapons magazines. Every small arm that was carried onboard was stored and maintained in pristine condition in the Ship's Armory. In addition, they also established the ship's small arms range, giving Sailors the chance to get 524 Weapons qualified on small arms. During the cruise, the personnel of G 2 Division loaded more than 750 000 rounds of ZOMM ammunition to support Carrier Airwing Seven's squadrons and qualified more than 500 persomiel on the 12 gauge shotgun 45-caliber pistol, and the 50-caliber machine gtm. X ., xx.. A 5 1' h, ff .. . J: 2' 17: . gf 2, if L ,fs 1 rJ'l 00' if .rw - K , xi.: - TM3 Cory Chartler GMG3 Brian Hoch A03 Efren Hernandez A03 Joseph Hanson TM3 Corey Howard GMG3 Carlos McCracken A03 Matthew St. James GMGSN Delbert Bluntach TMSN Robert Capps GMGSN Alfred Kobllnsky WTSN Paul Strasser AOAN Christopher Stringer AN Jason Vitale AOAA Ryan Helm AOAA Eric Hussey TMSR,jDarrlck Gresham Weapons 525 LT Dave Wikoff AOCSlAWl Joseph Beaulleu AOClAWISwl Robert Clark A01 lAWl Johnny BENCH A01 William Donals A01 Anthony Fobbs A011AlNl Michael Mlskin A01QAWl John Pfelfer 1 A01 Todd Randall A01 Michael Russell A01lAWIllA0l Charles Wells A01lAlNl Joseph Wllllems "WED AHF at ry Y! - Providing the entire airwing aboard George Washington with aviation ordnance was a task that G-3 Division . V, took to heart. G-3 Sailors were known to all as J',,4f "MAGRATS," a name given for their 0 ' :straw -"- ability to scamper up anddown tive stories of vertical down, ' down they went to the bowels of the ship to a special place known only to the privileged few ..."the magazines? 1 if This WHS the P12106 where the target. whether Rn' training or the real assembled and thai' . MAGRATS performed their magic in deal. 980,000 of Camer Pfepefing eaeh felmd Of Ordnance for the During George Washington's Airwing arrwmg. J maiden deployment, the MAGRATS of The men The awesome firepower of the G-3 Division flawlessly prepared and teamwork by msc d George Washmgton Battle Group was safely handled and stowed more than was behefan dependent on its aifWiUS'S ability t0 4,000,000 pounds of ordnance. These support of the deliver effective ordnance on time, on consummate professionals broke out, mission. 526 Weapons ara- 1 I 1 ll' A02 Bryan Canty A02 Raymond Davis A02 Gregory Jones A02 Don Lemmond A02 Keith 0liver A02 Charles Patterson A02 Kevin Smeltzer A03 Stacy Ashley A03 Romico Barnes A03 Shauntae Batson A03 Todd Buffa A03 Derrick Byrd , ,. np- . " 1 fyi- 9 - -.2 ...f, , ., . 4 , pf---ff" ev 1 , by . , if, ef, it 5 U i!4! !x T 41 in iff -?1'.: if -ig r-'vs 2 5 W is r f- ' ' 1 -film i ' 'BTW f 5 li i 1 il? 5 fl 5.7355 ' - 1 : '1,2!'Q :ips li ? 1--147 'L-L-H42-.xv'N'-'f-M 5-1 .--LQJ K t ....--...,..,,-b- Q ' Weapons 7 A03 David Faison A03 Shannon Ferrell A03 Jason Freeman A03 Robert Herrera A03 Larry Hinson A03 Miguel lsais A03 Kenneth Jones A03 Bradley Larson 1 A03 Brain Mann A03 Mitchell Mechaley A03 David Moquin A03 Zachery Moxley frlfzzni A03lAWj William Oldmixon 4.3, Q . mf. fu' -'rg l K' ii ,:, Y Ulf? ' 'in ...1 X' A03 Daniel Patterson ' if 52" -' 1, rj ' e. 1: V Weapons f avi- .li 3 E- 'P 0 Y -U4 1 , 0, - ----f l'l','-Y. , .. :Q 0. u.'5'5' 1-"7 Ji ' TT., --- ' ' Ii" A03 Juan Perales llif'-' ' 1 -A I i" 0 'A .': ' ,A - 4 " ' X' . 2 if ear? A sv. , ,,- g, ,-.-ff' - 'L , ,af . A .- A03 'Mike Psluk .qv IAQ. A03 Gregory Pullin -x A Aoa Billy Puslms Aoa Terry shun A03 Steven Spann X 021,,,g'ffy , 5:f7'ig,,Y.,-- V. 11 52 fi A 'Q' vf3 Av. .0 A03 Dana Wessling AOAN Anthony Brown AN Paul Eckert AN Kristian Ford ,--""""""eX nagmqgmm 4 n?wm'X f x Wx R- san jlgf - A.- 1... i"""' ' Weapons 529 AOAN Mark Ford AOAN Jason Garland AEAN Brian Kay AOAN Galen Lang AN 'limothy Patrick AOAN Javier Prado AN Daniel Priest AN Arnold Snead AOAN Brian Ramsay AOAN Ryan Wagner AOAA Jail Allen AOAA Christian Amos weapons AOAA Davld Dudlak AOAA Jason Hitzalburger AA Wayne Ladson AOAA Brian Ohara AOAA Michael Randle AA Gregory Roblnson AR Jay I-lallenbeck AR Christopher Lawson AOAR Pete Ramirez AR Mark Richardson AR Joseph Skelton AR William Smith Weapons G-4 Division owned, operated and maintained the ron mne weapons elevators Electrician s Mates QEMJ onboard George Washington. and Machrnrst Mates CMMI The primary mission of who operated and 11121111 G-4 was to ensure the safe tamed the complex state-of and expeditious transport of the art logic-Controlled, arrbome weapons from electro-hydraulic powered below deck magazines and weapons elevators weapons assembly areas to Dunng the cruise G-4 the flight deck and the Drvrsron trained and lr awaiting aircrews or "the censed 248 elevator opera busmess end of the big tors safety observers and stick safety supervisors They Such a challenge transported more than required a unique blend of 3 800 000 pounds of ord talents in various technical nance and expended more specialties. The ratings that than 33 600 mar ENS Allen Wooten AOCQAWQ Jerry Freeman EII1 Leonrad Brannen EII1 Daniel Funchess A01 Robert Giles llll2lSWi Danny Phillips IIIIZQSVD Steven Russell EM2 Sterling Taylor A03 Jason Anderson A03 Frederick Benjamin A03 Kevin Blacltbum A03 Walter Connare Weapons ' lfe,vffKk A03 William Holmes III A03 Corey Fortler Q 1 Q 'fx 8151.1 A03 Derek Gregory A03 Corey Grojean ' 5+ 3 I . . 4 l af- f' ,,..- . Nu. f I -oo X uf- 5 .. 1 . 3 Q , vi' ' ',11" ,,. A03 Kevin Henry A03 Matthew Johnson f A03 lllchael Mohr A03 Larry Simpson A03 Herman White AOAN Carlos Annstrong AOAN Kenneth Carlson AN Bryan Deern AOAN Bert Hansen AOAN Rickie Pardini AN Christopher Pool AOAN Jeffrey A. fffi - . if if Weapons AOAA Mark Burney AA Jason Reynolds AA Fabian Robinson AA Aaron Rowe No great department can mn without someone keeping track of the records. Making sure that Weapons Department ran smoothly were the men of G-5 Division who handled the department's adminis- trative work. G-5 Sailors updated and controlled the depart- mental tickler ensuring all correspondence and admin- istrative action was com- pleted efliciently and on time. They controlled the department's manpower distribution and coordi- nated intemal TAD tasking as well as advised the Gun Boss on all manpower and administrative topics. During the cruise they processed in excess of 1600 pieces of action correspon- LCDR Kenneth Porter CWO4 Edward Von Reuss AOCIMAVO Leroy Beck GMCQSWQ Lewis Rogers 534 Weapons dence and requests, af- fected the transfer of 39 personnel and distributed 41 newly received person- nel. The Ordnance Control Group acted as the opera- tional nerve center for the department. They were responsible for document- ing the ordering, issuing, and expenditure of ord- nance as well as planning and supervising the load- ing, expenditure, and off- loading of ordnance. They coordinated the onload of 253,938 pounds of ord- nance, the movement of 3,833,000 pounds of ord- nance tothe flight deck on 3,673 elevator runs, and then orchestrated the down load of 4,252,0l 8 pounds to various units prior to retum to Norfolk. if M igl HH AR Derrick Chapman AR James llccauley vi' A01 Charles Ashby A01lAWl Jerry Barlee A01 D. Laughlin A01 Randall McCIeese A011AWlSWl Severrio Marshatelli A01 Eric Thurston A02 Eugene Cron A02 Jack Daugherty A02 Stephen Gahr YN3 Alfredo Luhers A03 Mario Rodriguez YN3 Harry Sledge Weapons :jx 1 Captain W Scott Slocum Commander Destroyer Squadron TWO SIX CAPT W. Scott Slocum entered the Navy through the contract NROTC program at Princeton Uni- versity. After graduation in 1968, he served in USS DYESS QDD 8805 and in the commissioning crew of USS DETROIT CAOE -lj before attending Department Head School in New- port. Rhode lsland. He then re- ported to the commissioning crew in USS THOMAS C. HART tFF 10925 where he served as operations officer before reporting to the Commander. Navy Recruiting Command, as aide and flag lieuten- ant. After a tour as officer-in-charge ofthe experimental hydrofoil HIGH POINT, CAPT Slocum attended the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration where he earned an MBA in 1980. Subsequent tours included commanding officer of the commis- sioning crew in USS TAURUS CPHM 39. staffduty in the Office of the Assistant Secretary ofthe Navy tFinancial Managementl and com- manding ofiicer, USS O'BANNON IDD 9871 After a year at the lndus- trial College ofthe Armed Forces. CAPT Slocum was detailed to Naples. ltaly. He served on the NATO Staffs ofthe Commander, Allied Naval Forces Southern Eu- rope and Commander-in-Chief. Allied Forces Southern Europe, before reporting to his present assignment. CAPT Slocum's awards include the Meritorious Service Medal twith two gold starsl, Navy Commenda- tion Medal and the Navy Achieve- ment Medal. He is married to the former Carol .lean Hehre ofNew Haven, Connecticut. The Slocums have three children, Benjamin. Jessica and Allison. 536 Destroyer Squadron 26 ved to be a great 26, albeit somewhat one. The aircraft carrier was of supporting the staff' of l5 and petty officers in the mission underway operations and exercis- of cruisers, destroyers, frigates, and submarines during first deployment. - aboard GW, TWO SIX carried several duties including anti-submarine altemate anti-surface altemate screen com- element coordinator, mari- operations coordinator, and group coordinator. that describe COMDESRON yer Squadron 26 Staff 26, mobile" certainly fits well. The staff' set up shop initially aboard GW in Norfolk. After the Atlantic transit and D-Day, the staff packed up and cross-decked by helo, to the destroyer USS Deyo CDD 9891. Eight weeks, an exercise in the Black'Sea, and several port visits later, the staff was back aboard GW for the month of August. September called for loading up the truck again, this time headed for the Aegis cruiser USS San Jacinto CCG 562 in support of a multinational anti-subma- rine warfare exercise. COMDESRON TWO SlX's mission was fulfilled well, largely due to the capabilities of GW and the crew who sail her. As "the greyhound of carriersf' GW was a great flagship and it was a pleasure to deploy aboard her. CDR John Sarao LT Joel Hicks LT Samuel Howard LT Martin Jolly rj'-a.." LT James Laury LT Glenn Morgan RMCSQSWQ Henry Long STGCQSWQ Joseph Manley oscqswy Steve Jones YN1 Michael Texldor OS2 Thomas Buckley Destroyer Squadron 26 537 ff 1 . .rv M f , 1 ,Q 'ms X N-N-..,,,m 5 . - -, V - 1 v....,,,,.-UWB M, rs A Q lv' -Ly- 538 Carrier Air Wing SEVEN N' ' ' ui. ax- 0 ' P.-Q -' ' . H n- ' A' R ' - X 1 1 T ' Y 4 ' QW- I ' 2? ' L51 "-: 4 lu if Q yf ' Q 32 :F ' 3 ,ur 'F .I I 5 '!, T i rj r If Z An Wing SEVE I "'-um .3 KJ ,, .Q N. -MW X t X ' A. , 5 4 'ln . . ,A ,. ,I 1 5? '. fi i ' ," 4 , 't , ag, T' QQ? x : ' if ' Carrier Air Wing SEVEN 539 1 Captain Herb Coon - Commander Carrier Airwing SEVEN A native of Atlanta, Georgia, CAPT Herb Coon graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1971. Following commissioning through the NROTC program in September 1971, he reported to NAS Pensacola, Florida. for flight training. and was subsequently designated a Naval Flight Officer in September 1972. His first assignment was to the Staff of Commander, Carrier Air Wing FOURTEEN, where he completed an extended deployment to the Western Pacific aboard USS ENTER- PRISE tCVN-65l prior to fleet replacement training with the "Golden lntruders" of VA-128. Upon completion oftraining in May 1975, hejoined the "Eagles" of VA-1 15, which was homeported in Yokosuka, Japan. CAPT Coon was next assigned to Training Squadron EIGHTY-SIX tVT-861 for flight instructor duty in .Iuly 1977. Returning to Whidbey Island. Washington. in October 1979. CAPT Coon joined the "Knightriders" of VA-52. Embarked aboard USS KITTY HAWK tCV-631, he completed extended deployments to the Western Pacific and Indian Ocean before transferring to the staff of Commander. Medium Attack Tactical Elec- tronic Warfare Wing Pacific in May 1982. ln November 1983, CAPT Coon was assigned to USS .IOHN F. KENNEDY CCV- 67J as the aircraft handling officer. His subsequent assignment was to the staff of Carrier Air Wing ONE in November 1985, where he served as the operations officer for a Mediterranean deployment aboard USS AMERICA tCV-661. Following refresher training with the "Greeen Pawns" of VA-42, CAPT Coon reported tothe "Flying Tigers" ofVA-65 in August 1988, where he sewed as executive officer and commanding officer. During this tour, CAPT Coon lead the "Fighting Tigers" through a compressed training cycle and highly successful combat deployment to Southwest Asia onboard USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT ICVN-711. Upon relinquishing command in August 1991, CAPT Coon was assigned to the Naval War College and subsequently to the Armed 540 Carrier Air Wing SEVEN QQ- Forces Staff College. His most recent assignment it 1. deputy director, Assessment Division tN8lj in the office of fhiefof Naval Operations. The Recipient ofthe Navy Leaguels 1992 John Inspirational Leadership Award, CAPT Coon's dect the Legion of Merit, the Distinguished Flying Cross Meritorious Service Medal twith gold starl. Individu ttwo awardsj, Navy Commendation Medal twith thr various unit and campaign decorations. C APT Coon is married to the former Beth Bari. GA. They reside with their three children, Elizabeth. ' Katherine in Virginia Beach, Virginia. 1. g Jones ize fr Medal ld RomC, 'rey and ii . Q CAPT of Virginia. Officer in lv ft-mn 11X'l3flt Pensacola. 2 Initial included du nia flyillg li "Vigilantcs VF-lil her aboard USF ing combat months of tl Follou Fighter Sqif aboard USS homeporteu at Training QVT-861, Pe 1983. After lf Tomcat in l tours with ti department Pack" of V1 tive officer While comi- aboard USS Gulf during CAPT ' .Elraft is a graduate ofthe National Dc 1 completed gi quarters, Us Colorado Si Task Force Arabia. CAPT include the Defense M 1.i individual 1, Medals, NU 1 two award Achievemc service and Cflmpleted than 1,100 CAPT Airwing gi in January 9-1 ffiptain Ronald McElraft - De Carrier Airwing SEVEN .iald D. McElraft, a native is designated a naval flight 1992 after graduation vfficer candidate. NAS cada. rational assignments at NAS Miramar, Califor- -4 Phantom with the VF-151. While at toyed to Southeast Asia xNGER KCV-611 conduct- rations during the final vietnam War. assigments were in .in ONE FIVE FOUR iDWAY KCV 411, lapan. and as an instructor piadron EIGHTY SIX .cola, Florida from 1980- ,itioning to the F-14 3, CAPT McE1raft had Renegades" of VF-24 as a d and with the "Wolf from 1988-1991 as execu- 1 commanding officer. iding officer, he deployed XNGER to the Arabian ieration 'fDesert Storm." rise University and has at assignments at Head- -d States Space Commnad, igs, Colorado and Joint tuthwest Asia, Saudi -Elraftfs personal awards ver Star, Bronze Star, .irius Service Medal, two tive Strike Flight Air Commendation Medal vith combat "V", Navy -fledal and several unit, inpaign awards. He has deployments and has more iier arrested landings. :Elraftjoind Carrier as deputy commander puty Commander Carrie BTCMQAWXSWJ Michael Driscoll - Command Mas r Carrier Airwing SEVEN Master Chief Boiler Technician lsurface warfarefair warfarel Michael P. Driscoll was born in Queens, New York in 1954. He gradu- ated from St. Helena's High School for Boys in Bronx, New York in 1972. Several weeks later, he enlisted in the United States Navy. After graduating from 'fboot camp" in Great Lakes. Illinois, he attended Boiler Technician "A" School also in Great Lakes. His first duty assignment was in USS FORT FISHER CLSD 401, homeported in Long Beach, California, from 1973 to 1976. He left FORT FISHER as a second class petty officer and was transferred to Naval Station Subic Bay, Philippines, for duty as a corrections specialist in the station brig. ln 1979. he was transferred back to Great Lakes. this time as a recruit company com- mander. He trained five recruit companies and was advanced to first class petty officer. From 1982 until 1987, he served aboard USS SAN JOSE QAFS 75 and USS NIAGARA FALLS QAFS 35, both homeported on the island of Guam. During this period, he was advanced to senior chief petty officer. His next assignment was again as a recruit company commander in Orlando, Florida. He trained three companies and was also selected for advancement to master chief petty officer. After successfully screening for the Com- mand Master Chief Program, Master Chief Driscoll was selected to become the "Sidewind- ers" of VFA-8 1 's command master chiefin March 1991. On October 30, 1992, Master Chief Driscoll was presented the Navy Commen- dation Medal as a result of being selected f'Sunliner of the C ommandf' formally recogniz- ing him as the most outstanding contributor to the squadron's many accomplishments. Voluntarily staying at sea for a follow-on tour, Master Chief Driscoll currently serves as command master chief of Carrier Airwing SEVEN. Master Chief Driscoll's numerous awards include: the Navy Commendation Medal twith gold starj, Navy Achievement Medal Qwith gold starl, Good Conduct Medal I with four bronze starsi, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon Cwith one silver star and one bronze starj and other unit campaign awards. Master Chief Driscoll is married to the former Amermelita B. Lorenzo, of Nueva Ecua, Philippines. They reside in Orlando, Florida, and have three children, Michael, Patrick and Michelle. 542 Carrier Air Wing SEVEN f 1 W Hmmm wi 4. ing SEVE Staff were tasked with during George X4 X Washington's maiden , N CTT 7 deployment. Following DEVE Herb ' . homecoming, all squadrons Coon Coon ,Nj retumed to their home bases was a and 16 " located in Norfolk, Virginiag enlisted men c0m- X I ' , -e Virginia Beach, Virginiag Jackson- prised intelligence, I ville, Florida, and Whidbey Island, administration Washington. ' CVW-7's squadrons worked and two together as a war-iighting team to serve with 80 airclalt, as the airbome striking force for the and flexibility embarked battle group commander. required diverse missions they The Air Wing mission: ORDNANCE ON TARGET, ON TIME." LCDR Timothy Doorey LCDR Timothy Patrick LCDR Butch Thompson LT Vincent Bowhers LT Greg Brand LT John Breast LT Wayne Brovelli LT Talmadge Crowe Jr. LT Peter Harris LT Darryl Jackson LT Kevin Johnson LT Mark Leavitt Carrier Air Wing SEVEN 543 4 LT David Stuart LTJG Gregory Ftidolfi LTJG Mike Soca AVCMQAWl Pat Traywick AMCSQAWQ Maurice Ferland ATCSfAWl Kenneth Gray AOCSlAWy Ken Hanka ADCSQAWQ Dave Kutchko We - QQYTPT NTWFFTS 5E.,...VEN V - W -V . .,.....Y,,.,,.1QwJl..:..-,tau-1 -U -- .-, ., .,......-..,..-1-wrz, 0.1 .-, ,, nqrgg. .. - LT Brian Luther I i i 'Q I. . 'uv -4 .,, N AnthonyCharles 4.--.A.iz.Aa.:.-,., A -HJ, , -Mu -. M., ,N W E 'ix Si Viv Y 2 V , ,am "k' " :"i'.2?1, bk'-N "gg M , 'ff ' -if i2.q?':,' 'f' 'qi ff , ' f ay' 15135 ' -' ' 4 . 4 ,,L, . L. , .3151 . YNCQSM la:-vin Clay . AZCQAWQ Richard Haynes AIIEHAWJ Iliehael Iorgat A01 QAM Gregory Norcros latihElS RUUY H5371 loClafy camefArW'195EVEN 55 ,lil L 2- YQ QQ. , lr' 'T1s"f1 , . W , , ' '- lr A xt 1 Y '- A- ,-QN: , 945. ,.QK,X 5.2-.,.,,.,,-,-Lxf ,N . , , iff-' V , QQ? CDR Theodore Brown E ASCMIA W1 Commanding Ojj'icer Command 'V' 'bib 4 JK -t J U Y, Q, f. Q' -sf wa ?. 4- Copcfluml C lzicff' -P' , A, x - N -W. W I V V... xv: . -1-5 - - Y -2 .-,f -W. . .Mg -My gr - - , ,, - ' " . . ' . .sg-ding, l -Iii.-N ,,,'f""'5g'.1:Q:4""M-"xi" H - A , ' 1 , my - , ' f-L '-f.-'U -x-.-,V . A '- ' '. 'X ""'VJ-" , ' - 4 ' 5 A H-I ,, , A ,' .1 ,, ., nf" 4 'fdgf-Vi., ' . 'wx-za' -'I-A V- pt. V ,, K . . V , :,i,,J-,Ai - .Sf V. ,,,., ,.. 1, -will V , -F..-,Q 1, ,,,r - - Y ' , 54, 7 ,, V V -' , of iw- I v .1li.,,v v V -Y-Q. L AFL. rf 5i.,,,..,:. Q, ,M Wd M ... 5 .4 Q- fir. -q N as- I X Q ft- r ,. . ,, -,.f kT EZ-. Q'3'i'," " " - -LW 546 HS-5 'Nightdippers' -Au in 4 lr . P2 -1 9'1- v -ff I is S-5 66 ightdipper " ns., ENE'-t'4-'M pl- - - ,w , , 4 h -K fn, Y "3:r '-P -3' --f- - w... .1 r: :Tiff - - , V ' - V VY-T? in 4- '4'-E35, ' fb-' . x - ' ' . I 'v' . J V. A -. -- -x ... --B. , ,,' . ' 1: :M 11 . "1"' '3J"' l, ,,, ,,, 4., L 44" ' ' S.:- . . .... , lv - 9 o- M .... .5 J HS-5 "Nightdippers" 5 47 First to Launch, Last to Recover was a fact of life for CVW 7 and GW's hardest working squadron, the Nightdippers of Helicopter Antrsubmanne Squadron 5. The Sea Kings were airbome for every launch and recovery, and alerts around the clock were the nonn for the helicop- The Nightdippers can-do attitude made it the most versatile squadron in the arrwmg Dunng D-Day, HS-5 was called upon to transport numerous VlPs onboard, medevac a Sailor from the CDR Ronald Raymer LCDFI Vemon Beach Lcun christopher nrennen Lcnnaefrreyl-laynes LCDR Peter llcShea LCDR John Sachleben LT Jerre Bauman LT Karlis Burton LT Brian Fields LT Kevin Hawke LT Erick Heilman LT Jeffrey Hlltchinsdll X 548 HS 5 Nightdippers' USS Oliver Hazard Pen'y, and lead the aircrali fly-by for the wreath laying ceremony at D- Day. In the Mediterranean, Red Sea, and Arabian Gulf, HS-5 flew logistics to various ships in the battle group, and professionalism of all its provided plane guard services personnel. and rehearsed combat search The Nightdippers exem- and rescue operations on low- plified the teamwork that is level routes using night vision such a great part of the GW goggles, and hunted subma- Spirit by organizing PRT rines. HS-5's success was a programs in the hangar bay Cl Q J r, 4 raising over S230 1. Navy Relief during the "Run the Ditch" relay. 44.1. W tif LT JOIIII KOGIIB LT TOIII L8g0l'l'l8l'8lll0 'Y'Ul' LT Michael Moore LT Kevln Rasch -Q59 92' T.: r - 1 I .x 'vt lg: 1:1 ' -QVT14' -4. Avcmuxwy Alan Beck Aucsunwp Lawrence oluenuurg AECSQAWQ Juno som Jr. LT Dion Robb LT Peter Tang LT John Watson LTJG Trent Delloss LTJG Terry Dupfie LTJG Manuel Ploon ENS Michael Sutton CW03 Charles Strathman HS-5 'Nighldippers' 549 AWCQAWINACQ Randolph Bean Charlet Ga lord AECCAWD Y Aocuuwy wimo erm: vucqnwy Paul Helm ATCIAWQ William Hun! Auncuxwp Mark P0flBf ATC Gregory Specs AWCQAWINACQ Joseph Tumor AZ1fAWlTy Anderson PN1 D6lll'liS AFIDSUOIIQ AWNAWINACQ John siumein AT1 mm Andre Bradley AE1 QAM John Brown AIIS1 MW! Thomas Burkiett AK1 Eugene Dahl AW1 QAWINACQ Louis Dougherty yr Aewxvn . Awmmwy AK1 3 550 Hs-s 'Nigmdippers' AD1 KAW, Darryl Holland AT1 Richard Lobb AMH1 Alfredo Martinez DK1 Julius Marzan AD1 William Milton Jr. AMl-l1lNACl William Orf AMH1 Ron Segrest A01 Anthony Thomas AW1 lAWISWl Richard Turner A01 lAWj Michael Varela AE1lAWj Darrell Woinar AD1lAWj Jerry Yudt S" . '-1, ,Q . , JI, 1 . f a , mum... K. HS-5 "Nightduppers 551 as ,1- AMSNAWQ Kelly Zeiss AW2fNACl Chris Bahrs AW2QNACl Chadlee Barrett , PN2 Charles Binney usa Wesley Burner Ana Paul clarke AWZKNACD Curtis oerfense Anna Leunara oobsan PN2 David Enix AMS2 Frank Farrell YN2 Duane Gowins YN2 Herbert Gray AW2iAWINACl Roddy Kennedy IIS2 Kevin Kubiak ' AE2 Richard Lentz AD2iAWl Rory llalotte 552 Hs-5 'Nightdippers' Qi mul: '35 dr' I ... , P441-'? K AW2QNACl George Marsinko DK2 Julius Marzan AD2 Ricky Mayberry AWZQAWINACQ William Metzler AMS2 Bernard Middleton Jr. AW2lNACj Saturnino Mojica AE2 Dave Nolan A02 Paul Oleston AT2 Damon Parker YN2 Rodrick Perryman AW2lAWl Andre Roberts VN2lNACl Anthony Roberts AD2 Jose Sandoval AE2 Patrick Sharrar PR2 Bobby Slayton AME2 Edward Smith HS-5 'Nightduppers 553 AD2 Dennis Tombo AT2 Craig Turley AWZQAWINACD Michael Vonderheide use Rickey wauefiela A02 Derrick Walker HI2 James Warthman AW2 James Wheeler Alll'l3lAWj William Black A03 James Branch AllS3 Gregory Burcham AW3QNACy llarc Caldwell AT3 Robert Cortright 554 HS 5 Nughtdippers' A23 Frank Davis AE3 Randy Draves AW:-NMAC! Eric Fright AT3 James Grubbs MS3 Pascal Guarracino PR3 Robert Jimerson AMS3 Mika Kapeghian AW3fNACy Michael Kern PR3 Robert Lower AMS3 Jeffrey Marsh A03 Johnny Mixon PR3 Brian Moulden AWMNACQ Christopher Penn AT3 Erin Qualls ld AD3fAWy Jeffrey Rensvo AK3 Shawn Satherlie Ana stephen scan Ara Douglas sue: AK3 mmm swam Awarmxcy Michael Swan HS-5 'Nlghtdlppers 555 Allsnnlunrgnnn Ablqili lanel1lmns 11215331 ll.i Kii m A311121 u l lhd Ki. llli llBill Allllllnlllmll nnlr-:que Aillhhmllhi lll .l'. 1lll. l7l Illlili nmnlsunsaqig airs-s-vaginas' 1 1. . 1 7 . ,Fr K 4, . '92 -' ,LW ' Q ' '567 '1 Fi ',',-' . gli. ' .4 'Jr ' L ,df ' ' ' 4,56 4- , ..v P, 2, 'f x4?f1i L-4" 4 .H Le "' ufgl g- ff. . V Q, -,WJ ef", .- nf ltr: -y ATAN Bryan Smith AN Michael Villanueva AN William Wallace ATAN Stewart Wilson AMSAN William Wynkoop AOAN Christopher Zagottl AA Chrlstofer Baker AOAA John Bardunias - pnii"""""" ,w,:..5,.,.3,4d e he W lf" 'HEI' HS-5 'Nightdippers' 557 ,K Y - ' ,:. !l 'N Q. .N ' ...ef- ev 5 AEAA Chris Bellile AA Richard Carlisle AZAA Bl'l8l'l Coleman AA Brian Dupuis msn Kevin Foster AA Joseph Hawk ADM craig I-lawkyard AN Charles Heller AA Joshua Leach ATAA Thomas McGinnis AA Wesley Nortman AA Adrian Rivera ssa HS 5 Nughtdippers' - I AMSAA Charles Thompson AMSAA Glen Underwood AMSAA Randy Wells AKAA J.D. Willingham ll AFI Patrick Broderick AR John Carelll AR Harry Hall AR Dennis Lake HS-5 'Nightdlppers 559 560 VA-34 'Blue Blasters' -s...,, 44 as - -3-4 lue Bla ter 5 aw' 1 A ,..., .. , , 'fri an '1-fl 9'-S .me-f G'-,lil-sa fi in' f Q -He-'Q' .'5?-ff? 4 QQ? 3' A Q9 415 5 'Q 3 ' 'W s t 9' Q K F 'H I a V. V foie- 3 ' ' Q mii,-' Q 5 A ' --fiifrfii' 1- ' .a:.1.,LL.Llfh- . , , ' V , . dwg,-'V' G10 rl L Jmwlllfll Robert Gilman CDR Charles Hautau Commanding Officer Officer 'fy' - 4 a'1Z'.I'.f. A FCMfA W1 Leroy Harrell ....1.---- 1 x ,-.v K . ,uh 3 Q, . Ch VA-34 'Blue Blasters' 561 Command Master ief Wh ther fl in close air Support mrs carry out any mrssron any time and under 9 Y S srons over Bosnia insupport of Operation weather condrtrons The squadron logged ' ' ' d th 2400tlr hth Deny Flight or leadrng joint and combined 1300 traps an more an g ours interdiction strikes into Southem lraq as part of during GW s marden deployment attaining a Operations Southern Watch or Vrgrlant War 99 percent sortre completion rate Addition nor the Blue Blasters of Attack Squadron 34 ally the Blue Blasters gained worldwide set the pace for the entire GWICVW 7 eam The Blue Blasters continued a 50 year history televised lrve by CNN from Omaha Beach of excellence projecting power wherever rt was durmg D Day required Looking ahead to the next tum around VA 34's capabilities included delrvery of cycle and deployment there smart weapons, close air support long range was no doubt about the strrkes war-at-sea, mining, and tankmg The direction of VA 34 A 6 s sensor suite included long range grotmd CVW 7 and GW mapping radar, forward looking rnliared always up and for CFLIRJ and night vision goggles Combined ward' with the Intruder's unique side by side seating arrangement, the Blue Blasters were able to CDR David Buss LCDR Gregory Eaton LCDR Wayne Grumney LCDR Thomas Hills LCDR Robert Kirk LCDR Edward Kules LCDR Kim McEligot LT Tom Amblad LT Robert Barthelmes LT Phillip Brown LT Gregory Buck LT Bryan Cheeseman 562 VA 34 Blue Blasters' LT Craig Clapperton LT Jelfrey Crymes LT Stephen Dininger LT Tad Godsil LT Douglas Hamilton LT Michael I-larber LT Robert Hunt LT Nick Kaiser LT Steve Kelly LT Rob Knight LT Trenton Lennard LT Chris Lord in 1- YG, s f 1' " 3' gf. ' J T3 VA-34 Blue Blasters 563 LT Albert Moumau LT Michael Pacer LT Tommie Joe Quinn LT Stephen Scipione LT .lay Steadman LT Michael Vangheem LT Michael Williams LTJG David 0'Brien 1 LTJG Brent Phillips LTJG Mark Reed ENS Eric Lewis CW03 James Hughes AFCMQAM Thomas Kennon ADCSQAVO William Fortuna ATCSQAWINACQ John Martin AECSQAWQ Curtis Riley ATCSIAVIJ Jerry Urquhart YNCQSWI Charles BBCKIOS AHSCIAWI Rolled Cliire 564 VA-34 'Blue Blasters' 3 ? 'N ow a il ' al I1 H, ADC Donnie George AOCQAWINAQ Bunn Gray AECiAWl James Hanrahan AMECQAVD Timothy Jones ATClAWl John Kenny AMHCQAWQ Orelius Powell AD1 Kenneth Artis AK1 lAWl Kevin Baptiste AE1 lAWl Edward Confer AMS1 lAWl Edgar Derr AT1lAWl Raymond Deshong AE1 Michael Foote . ,S f 4, A I xx ll X in 3 ,li - i VA-34 'Blue Blasters 565 YN1QAM Brad Forsyth AT1QAWl Donald Hallmon AE1 QAM Christopher I-lassler AT1 QAM Robert Hayman AD1 Marc I-louslin AD1 John Jameson AME1 QAM Ronald Johnson AE1 QAM Daniel Kissel A21 QAM Ronald Kreinbrink AD1 Gary Laporte AT1 Bumey Lewis AllH1QAM Dural Mammen AMI-l1QAM Fred Matazzoni Jr. AMS1QAM John McConnick AD1 QAM John McManus AD1 QAM Thomas Mentz 566 VA 34 'Blue Blasters' if Q 14" N1 -. 1 'Qu 1 53: ,lr .JY ' 11. .2 , rf' ,A ,gy f , Am. is-. ' l' E 5525? f? f 1 4 .11 w ' f X 1 bb, . PFl1lAWl Daniel Moore 1 A01 Troy Morrill rn ' AME1 William Norris Jr. AME1lSWl Jose Obafial AMS1 lAWl Wayne Patton , A01fAWl Curtis Perry if 5, x M 5 , i AMS1QAWl Ralph Portorreal B AT1 John Pulver ' i AT11AWl Britt Salmon AME1 Brian Sarson ' P AE1QAWl Robin Shanklin 5,91 ., .,4X-,L '..' ' L., " H PN1 M.R. Silerio 8715 -I K M! 5 , A01 William Unsworth MS2 Thomas Lewallen M219 ' XXV AT2 Robert Ryan AD2 William Laxson ,um I .. lg , , VA-34 'Blue Blasters' 567 11 AZZQAWD r.n. saugn Ausz Dennis seaty AT2 Todd aiagioli A02 SIQVBII BIBKBSUBE AMS2 Steven Brazenos AE2 Lionso Carrasco AMH2 Jose Casiano AT2 Soott Dailey AD2 Blake Dittrich AK2 Amel Dizon AE2 Bruce Eckel AMS2 David Fluker A22 Daniel Forester AZ2lAWl Russ Gordon AME2 Mark Guthrie AT2 Kelvin Hargrove 568 VA 34 Blue Blasters' 'W'5 0 J,,, N ina 0-JI 00' FL' f' X J ,ll if 1 1 . .f .,'f'1 W .1245 4 , 6.,. .Qc A02 Carl AD2 Kevin Henry 'J , Q AK2 Frederick I-licks YN2 Raymond Hotson AT2 Steven I-lull AT2 John Jordan AT2 Jason Kline ATZQAWQ Daniel Lewis AMS2 Charles Lucas AMI-I2 Joey Madden AT2 Douglas Nlcborman YN2 DBIIIBI MOFBGIBS AD2 Kevin Murphy AD2 James Nevitt PN2QAWISWl Frank AE2 Don Oullette ' W U i , 1 E ! . " ' Q !.'3-T' il:-4 'f ur-g1" fr:n 1, J L ff J. rg" r ge, '+ Q . ,,-.w -- .. , ,- wp' a r ,, .-gm. 5.7 -,J-A 4.3- . 'X , . l :2 4' 1 E. rx fe WZ- Nw' 1 a I' lg " a 5'1gf"iHL?1 ly? :Kia 1355 J V, VW , ,E :R 5 Q . ,,-4. L' wr , eil , ,,.: Y- 1' 'Q - .., fur., A 'S . ' 4' . 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V 5 in '- J ' f V . L ' ,- 4 '- ' Wife, n , .Ap A. 7- ibflfjnz. 41'-1 : ,A H, x ' -' 1 ,Q .-A , ju' J I-xi , - .,,,,-pu ix" 'fn'-2' fy! z .-:.,'- . 34 . i ll wal Y i'5m,y. r , -,,nf,.f. ' A '.!f.J n -. ,-zz, I 1 VY 1 - 2 , 1 Q 1 .. 1 9 Ty:-Z A I I1 I 'VA-34 'Blue Blasters' 513 XL ATAN Scott Buchanan AMSAN Brian Burnham AMHAN David Callaway AN Chad Carmichael AN Christopher Caudill AMSAN Jeftrey Collins AN Chad Dunn AN Miguel Franqui ADAN Ryan Gregory AMSAN Steven Hershey AMEAN Virgil Hertel AMSAN Terry Holloway 574 VA 34 Blue Blasters" f- rwr- 5-7 ,.Xf "- 24' fgh ',,...' '-4 3-v ,, My 9512! 4 ,I rw,.: A ' f lj? I., L bf ' ' " 'KU 'hal If - V, by if fl 'lm' x s .- ....4- 3,11 -I V I N'-'Ml g f 1' 21 ' ,J 1 , . 1 -. 1 . , , "4 ., f 4, "-" 4,-A AMSAN Brian Kraatz MSSN Hector Landron AMEAN Dennis Larsen AKAN Steven Marchman ADAN Peter Mason AMEAN Ryan Melton ADAN Johnny Mllat AKAN Corey Mitchell AMHAN Jason Portemont AMEAN Timothy Pultz AMHAN Ryan 0'Brlen AN Santiago Oviedo VA-34 'Blue Blasters 575 rv 9' T AoAN Miprb'RfP , Anufugiisnenvvfd Tait' Jofinwilkins' f " , AA,Jeremy Barsaleau AA Tim Beach A AA Brian Boss Driskell AN Rouen Rai X :Bn UI' QQ' QS 'Q' QS' i 576 VA-34 'Blue Blasters' xx I, 4 As L I F Q i B 5 il ATAA Michael Falls AA Thomas Fink AA Arthur Gonzalez AA James Harper AA John Hill AMHAA Randy Howe AA Aaron Lash AA Robert Jenkins VA 34 Blue Blasters 577 AAJ099Ph KNOWS' ATAADavidllcManaw8y AAChristopherlloore AEAAJonathan Morris AA Timothy uumasaer AA Billy smash Aon name smnn Aon ESIBDBII sum AA Cornelius Thorpe AOAA Scott Tschavsky AA Robert Wallace AZAA Derrick Watson AASeottWood SR Tomas Barbosa AR RichardCarlson PRARTimothyCross N-L. 578 VA 34 Blue Blasters' H 'z S, W5 im 11' 6 J s 09' Q- "':'eii A 33 wo i WY if 11 .5 my ffl? .. SF" A Q' ATAR John Elder lll PHAR Brian Faulkner AMI-IAR Richard Foote AOAR Daniel Fountain AR William Goodwin AMEAR Christopher Harris ADAR Kenneth Manuel AOAR Charles Marshall AEAR John Mosley AR Michael Paulson AR Anthony Santagelo AR Joshua Seng VA-34 'Blue Blasters 579 ai' N. ' '- , , .,,-1 Q N 1 ,--- 5 Y.. 4' .. . s ,M-A ., -. -42", . , va , l- .1 Lg gl.. N W ' -. ' - O, .,,- 4, Q NA- K- . xx W ' . .iw , ' .. ,J Y --1.Q-A.,-rn:-I L, .,L:xf"g ru z..lfi4.'S.4',.'::,"' ill A ..r ff, k' 'A .Q,5gi1:L1g4,, ' ' U miMj1E.5,?g. ack- 15 ' . sg ..p5-+-IfflQi,v-'- F' " iff '-'v 'A ,zfafiiiil-uf N s Jr In L '-Q : ' n ' V qabw. ,Hx .A-.1-11:---Lk '-, -' Q22-5.252 .- 1 ' ' ,Q ff '4-H.. . " ' --PIL? f :+P 14., "' . .':,,4.1- 'I - -. ., U- L' Q .I I N 'x,'l ing.- v f v Q If T' ' ' Riva' ,- , ' ' 1: 4,"'f . 6, ng V 580 VAO-140 "Pairi0iS" 6 on -fn 'vnu .S-P911-E'-,'F?5' us- , 4 , , - 0, P M .- l' ' L , , V 4 . x " - . : - ' N Q Q A 'K in X' , . : ' ' .' 5 ' ' gr ,V .. .A gifx I X 5 LX,"f?,',xlJli -. . 4 'E-" gn ,, -X I... u-1s::7'? . fi 1 Ai-4. 1, tr' AQ-140 6 6Patriot ' 9 ' v gm, 1 uzm :"': 'lg' CDR Robert Crumplur I lmmus Be u Il I W Cummumlmg Qfffwr munclmg Olll 1992 1994 1994 f M MMCMfSSl.lunus Kulluvlz ' ' ' VAQ-140 'Patriots' 581 C vmnuuul Muxlur C lmfl When a crisis unfolds the President report th fi, edly asks Where are the camers'7 The question important part of Operation Deny Flngh that comes to commanders' lips however is tensions in the former Yugoslavia on 'Can the carrier send the Patriots? 140 was tasked to leave detachments The Patriots of Tactical Electronic Warfare the camer left the area to ensure that Squadron 140 maintained and flew the EA gap Prowler which is the world's premier electromc Persian Gulf the Patriots protected combat aircraft. Their primary mission was to practice strikes on targets deep msid protect CVW-7 strike aircraft and GW Battle Other significant detachments Group ships from attack by radar guided weap- cise Infirute Acclaim with Jordanian ons They accomplished this mission by b in mg rance o ppo g enemy radar's with electronic jamming and Deny Flight from Tnpam and Aviano destroymg radar and missile systems with the the camer was m port Over the course I-hgh Speed Anti-Radiation Missile the Pat11ots amassed more than 780 fh As the CVW-7 lead for a detachment to 400 arrested landings which mcluded France VAQ-140 coordinated flyover tnbutes Bennett s l 000th trap durmg D-Day. When the Battle Group entered CDRThomasPhelan Lchllllichlulcdanlmpo l.CDRPehrRush Lcnnaaysmim urarimaaing Lraremsmining LTJUIEEIQ LTRNIUIIIIICG L1'DanielFrost LTlJavidFdlnnann L'l'Chi:Gdaer LTGla9gGnl:bs 582 VAQ-M0 Patriots' ln I tie. Q27 ' 'TF' -qgv 'IP -'QI' "tt" 1 7 .1 LT Joel Hawk LT Joel Jungemann LT Brian Kulley LT Kelth lllms LT George Nledrlnghaus LT Rodney Poole LT David Rosenblatt LT Davld Sllldorff LT Tray Smith LT Clark Troyer LT John Veladez LT Craig Wevley LTJG Michael Leiter LTJG Duke Santos CW02 Ricardo Jobin AOCSQAWISWQ Ernest Branlgh ADCSQAWINAQ Bruce Chambers ATCSQAWD Tom Hess AMSC David Chicon AECQAWINAQ Kenneth Davies VAQ-140 'Patriots' 583 AMI-ICQAWISVO Mark Kelly AMECQAWQ Jonathan Lea PN1 David Almond AT1 QAM Peter Baumann AT1 QAVO Bonnie Benson AONAWQ Johnny Brown AE1lAWj Devin Bucher PN1 Matthew Deister AMENAWD James Frye AE1 QAM Marshall I-lotson AD1 James Johnston AMS1 Gary Karp AK1 Mike King A21 Tory Martin 584 VAO-140 'Patriots' 01-D 009 C hiv A' , R. ,Q- f "YJ Y L iii .5 F 1 1 kc PRNAWQ Ronnie Mestas MS1 Carey Minney YN1 1AWISWl James Miracle AT1 Kevin Monaghan AMS1lAWj Michael Nadeau AME1 Ron Piestrack AMS1 Steven Proudman AME1 Ryan Redifer AE1 Robert Rupno Jr. DK1 Nicanor Soriano AMH1lAWl Scott Warenski AT1 Donald Warriner A01 QAWQ John Whalen AD1 QAWQ Edward Youmans VAQ-140 Palrlols 585 -,six PR2QAWi Joseph Alicea AT2 David Ankenbauer AT2 Kenneth Bartenhagen MS2 Michael Bessler AZ2 William Brazier AE2 Alton Buckingham AO2fAWl Ronald Burnette AMH2fAWl Orrin Burns AZ2 Bret Cardwell AT2 Gregory Fisher AT2 Scott Hager AT2 James Kaul AME2 Joseph Kessler AMS2 Kenneth Lane AMH2 Jeffrey Marquardt AMS2 Kelly McKee 586 VAQ 140 'Patriots' AD2 Robert Merrick CTT2 Lee Mohr ADZQAWD Randy Neal YN2 Bfiall PBBFCG AMS2 Joseph Peterson AZ2 Jose Rivera AE2 Thomas Roberts AK2 Kurt Schuricht YN2lAWl Freddie Shanks II ADZQAWQ Anthony Smith AME2 Chris Starkey AMH2lAWj Frank Walden AE3 Craig Achziger AMS3 Phil Caskey A23 Tim Coleman AD3 Timothy Croll AK3 Michael Dixon AMI-I3 Anthony Edwards MS3 Steven Grutf AT3 Glenn Hartman VAQ-140 Patnots 587 MS3 Tony Johnson AMH3 Anthony King AK3 Michael Leaver AT3 Steven Ledford AT3 Kevin Merry AE3 Robert Moore YN3 L80ll8I'd NOI'dBl'lSff0I1l PN3 Michael Oakes AT3 Richard Osborn I-lM3 Michael Rosell AE3lACl Schad Schwamberger A23 Brad Scroggins AT3 Stephen Sigler AMH3 Ron Skorick AD3lAWl Michael Staton AT3 Todd Sullenherger - AE3 Ronald Sweere PR3 James Tallent AT3 Danny Thomas lS3 Martin Wachtel 588 VAQ 140 Patriots' AMH3 Marty Wicks A03 Schawn Wilcox AMSAN Larry Amos AN David Anderson AMEAN Frank Ashley Ill ISSN John Baart AOAN Christopher Behnke AMSAN Christian Bewall AMSAN Scott Cassidy AN Timothy Cassing AN Alexander Cortez AN Scott Dotson I, Al' .faf?k' H' J - war 1.4, .,, ff' 35 L ,vfb -Q. ' N ,.?1'Q:xg.1F'P V . ,,., . N., ,,,..i ,.i,,f -, -A Ae.. I '-.1-'A' , X VAQ-140 "Patriots" 589 f 0 ADAN Benjamin Driscoll AN Brian Ennen ADAN Charles Fatora AMSAN Shaun Garrison AN Royce Haney AEAN Keenan Heard ADAN Richard Helferstay AN Robert Lackey 1 ADAN Darby Ledbetter AN Dave Legg ATAN Morgan Jackson AMEAN Cody James SL ' 590 VAQ 140 Patriots" .H ,mu AN Jason Johnson AMEAN Maxwell Johnson AN Lee Lagge AMSAN Michael Mazariegos ADAN Donald Miller AN Kevin Miller AMSAN Brian Morrison AMSAN Cecil Moseley AMEAN Jade Pfannenstein ATAN Brian Raymond AMSAN Michael Reid ADAN Christopher Ruiz ,G 'Hr J' if fi' , g I K ' :fi kwvv l 9 ' V A - ng 'A 'VY 2 Fifi' 'S-' S fx a will Wi: eie, X' J VAQ3140 "Patri0lS" 591 i 1 i AN Jeremy Simmons AN Ivan Skinner AOAN Curtis Stoner ADAN Antwon Swain 'ov' C jgs. 5 , , V , .. c- -..w -- MAN Edward T0We'Y , rn,i,.r Y . efmfsfiihflfi-,ff ..e AMEAN Brian Vandenover 341'-A-,Te 7 . PNSN Andrew Wasil A fr- :""44-7' S" ' 'i - v ' . +43- 5-455, - , -' 5 I 2 I ....I ,..., ,,,,,.,..,.-V . Y wt' K .f 54 5 fr :V il: H , 17, 3 111 I 65 hr rv' md 1 f , , r J .sw ILJ, ,I .1 A-.N nf, ' ' .,..,'-v -' f A 5 ,......- -1 . 1,..,... ' 1 , ff ,,. , 4 Y' 1. i 'st Y" 1' . Ii' A 5 -V i1 ' in 7.5, ,, ' !i'Wr?"'f'1". . 'Aff 5-.J . X , x,-9.53. .i In ' v " V x 1 vs ,f 4, 4 i. 4 Ng . -' L' , -- -' ,- j.-gui: .-,gg-, M . . a . . -ff--H-fffff ... .,-.. W ':-n..-- Q :- .. 1 A A . maui- "" -"' + ' - Q J C , X., H' I . X ,r 1 IV, Ahlp-'Y , K Lug vijii.. ir17..5,: K 14 . , jx . 1 .emf-"1 in ,,, f L,,a"f' ' 'Xie 'Lg 'fi' iff, ' ,f ., , A , 'F'-'f'f:Z.:'j:j "1 ff?--4-N-swirl, ei'- W - ,Y I, ,' ,ff .-up .w .ref-M--- -- . 1 . ' ---,,-, ,f,.1qf-g gd, -.V A 1 A A , . V. J- , ft 1 U ,., -11, U' . ' '- ' fwpiy' .A .fe .,,' ,-,rl-"1 592 VAQ-140 'Patriots' AA lsldro Herrera AKAA Michael Iverson AA Troung Le AA Thomas Legg AA Christopher Lord AKAA Charles Malone PNSA Terry Mayle AA Thai Pham AMSAA Francisco Rinc AA Jesus Salas AA Henry Sartain AA Troy Tucker AA Richard Wilson AR Dakarious Bascom AR Scott Green AEAR Monte Kelley AR Walter Moon AFI Clarence Porter AMHAR Kent Simpson AR Melchor Valenzuela VAQ-140 Patnots 593 VAW- HBIU 1161 ' 5111- mL.- ij:r l 'ivk DA A ' I, G xl 4 1 r' F gl, FWF' Y! ' W x mx as is ALL gi r55v4,.jf 1 CDR Philip Pritulsky LNC Ml S Wi .lesse Commcuuling Qiiicer Comnumcl Muster 594 VAW-121 "BIuetailS" r- L-, C0 ul I' 2' gf O T VAW-121 "BIuetaiIs 595 The Bluetails of Airbome Early Waming Squadron l2l were excited about embarking aboard GW for its maiden deployment. Quickly adapting to their new home, the squadron redecorated its ready room with a new duty desk, affec- tionately called the "battle bunker." They also reorganized their crew's living spaces creating a relaxing lounge and study area. Both projects took several weeks of hard work and much assistance from the ship's Engineering Department, proving well worth the effort. Once on station in the Mediterranean, the Bluetails and their E-2C Hawkeyes found themselves tasked with supporting Operation Deny Flight by serving as an Airbome Battlefield Command, Control and Communication CABCCCJ plat- form over Bosnia. ' Safety was vital for the 2' Bluetails during this deployment. if With the help of a "World Class" F maintenance department, the squadron contin- ued to build on their 27-year safety record, surpassing 52,000 hours of Class- A mishap-free flying. This record, the finest of any East Coast, carrier-based squadron, was due in large part to the "Bluetails Take Care of Bluetails" phi- losophy. From D-Day activities and a visit by President Clinton, to operating in the Arabian Gulf, the Bluetails showed their true pride and professionalism wherever they went, serving as the "Eyes of the F leet" for the GWICVW-7 Team. . CDR Carl June LCDR William Bridgewater LCDR Eric I-linger LCDR Alan Johnson LCDR David Kindelspire LCDR Ronald Ziembko ' Lt David Fritz LT John Gatewood 596 VAW-121 'Bluetails' ws- .Hill fr.. in :qv-N 1 ,,:,.g':,::.1-'rl ,.f:'fxj'r?7f,gL.'3f-,LJ Ygf L, 'f ' ' JF: 'N kfofzz'--.9',x':-21 ,Q-II-',' Y ,.'- . 4-.Aj fu A ...-, ., .,.. - r, .., ' , If 'wx , , , , . f 1 U,,,,,.x . .V I :lf ,.--:-'ff-"K" .Y . , A. ,N .... J .Q ,.,,A ,, -, .'1 .1 f- -fr .,-. 'g ' 41 1 -W'-:L -H , 1 A H' .ff -f1,.'f , lf .fe.--ff-f ff Q.: f 4- - i" -iff ' 1.4.-jff-g1-f-J.-f -' - 'Q' " 5 4-ii: N1 F -'Nr v f- 95? :V K FT. 51 gag, fT'.'T-- g,-,- qs-if-h 1 'N U J:-' . 'L'-I If' 3' AQ -P-"'.QU"2 --'T Q' S ' 1 .5 2.7 - X Jigs.-.g.n,x.,t:.,g. V5-,-1: V nu , . . J rs .. Y W. 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M ., X-- Q, an - .45 I '-X-55' lllll lm I1 Ill Ill Ill nr 'HF' - x -.g.-, I EL Q'v'.' 12 ful ,ff V .G ,f,' I 'nn 215' :I 3 ' 5 'f,M,o ,'1":A x-x ' at R X.. . xv. ., , .Hg N. 0 .xv 5,-I , M .,..:Zv ,a gf -jgff' 'Z -.p fm f M'-1:::.1,l.1f , A -5, 'f "' , f ,Hx v.l:...1.-" V ' i'e1uLu.'..:,x.:'...---"' LT William Gellatly LT Paul Ghyzel LT Gary Herbert LT Barry Kelley LT Curtis Kerslalter LT Michael Knimschlld LT Reggie Leulhen LT Michael Moran LT Darin Perrlne LT Ronald Prelss LT Patrick Price LT John Scluttl VAW-121 'Bluelails 597 LT Henry Silva LT LBOII Smith LT Jonathan Ulbricht LT Robert Van I-louten LT Steven Wleman LT Gilbert Winter LTJG Scott Hanna LTJG Mark Lowman 1 LTJG Daniel norms sus .names Bleakley Avcuuwn omam aorxoski Arqnwmcpcammogam AIIHCQAVD Hany Barraclough ADCUIACT Tony Betts AECQAWD Calvin Jones VNCQAVIISVU Ronald McLaughlin Pkfswflhilldbolbl AISCQAVIIDOIIDIIISOIGS AZCQAVD Bill Verro AECQAVH Brian Willhite K VAW 121 'Bluelais' 'Q ' .fm ,., ,,. :ga ,iw .,. rm ,A 9 15 , ff :Q '-2:51 rr. V,-.. - AA a..f,aff. . frorwgg I 4995-i,? . ,..,..4.:g 1, i',:f'.R- ' . A 'fe-"AQ w " .43 ,5 E! un -1511 L7"lr' I! X -f"-,f- 'Wg' -"N.' mar.-4 'I' AMH1 QAWQ Philip Clark AMS1 Michael Dubose AZ1lAWl Randall Getchell MSNAWQ Derrell Gunn AZ1 Cliff Joseph A01 Reinaldo Leitao AMS1 Kary Lucas AMS1 Grover Madison AENAWQ Michael Marr AT1 QAM Roy Maynard AT1 Lonnie Mowery AT1 James Nelson AE1 uxwy Jeffrey Niurrsaus Amewxwy Fred Parker AD1 Michael sam AD1 Floyd Sanders AKNAWJ Anthony Sklrta YN2 Lance Bankhead AT2 Shannon Blackwell AD2 Anthony Calahan VAW-121 Bluetalls 599 q,.. 1 W. 3 D X 1 if ,I s 7 Ei.. xi.. DK2 Hugo Davila AE2lAWlNACl Paul Dunham YN2 Everett Gilbert AD2 Duane Cole ,J 1 " 1 'Z AD2 James Hahn Aunzuxwy Rouen Harman Aoz Robert Herman A AE2 slave Hollis 5 E v aj. 5' fl' 1 gF ' 1 U1 1 - 1 ld D use cnrisropher Huntley D Q Ausz craig Jackson t Q ' 4 4, f E D 4 M15 l M , I so if D T 33? Lf' H31 , . , lil A -il ' g if-H ' 2 ' 'ix var 1 I ,?a D I S.- EE ' 'I l. ii" H1 in L, Eff 5257, i . '.! 4, S v.. L I A GW VAW-121 'Bluelails' "". "0wr-Fliie AT2Scoit Liddell AZ2George Lochamy AMS2 Kevin Marlborough . AIIS2 Glell PGHBFSOU Q , 2.7 Q 18,3 I W M . a V. l xx' K 5 A .1 1 1 1 F of fr a 1 , 'Q ff.. .' 1 ll J, 4 1 . E 4 . qfxxi 'Q Alhlilessml Animlkhehil Alhdlhllllylr iuedhyll Ahblilllllilslm Eiilihls Abiiib ibm 1B13Qlll lilflltiscllll ll-il ' lliilllliil E VAW-121 Bi' AT3 -gf 4... Q. f 1 S f-:J ' 5.6 " 4 'Q ,Q fl 1 I I ,F xy' ' A 43. 3 12 L. 2'- 7, 'f V l I i 3 ff I V i l v I I I J 'Mn A 1' OK ...e.., -eng. ADAN Thomas McCullough AKAN Sean McGee' AN Christopher MonI'0B AN Keith Nichols ' A 3. I AN James Cooper AEAN William Diaz ATAN Douglas Ericson p ADAN Antwan Evans 55 J AMSAN Michael Gastreich AMEAN Charles Helwig AN Christopher Jackson AEAN Arthur Johnson . pw. 51: I I 1, 'K t 'x 4 v 1, 1 fl P. 2. 1' :AQ lx. N - I 1.-Kr - x .-'-:'.- .'11l":, ,f'4f.'-vin!! '?e5':11, 4, 1 'gk-ijgq , ...4 'ryr' -."' ,"v f'. jf 1,151 fl uj fffflt in wf'5f,+:e- Feral' 'Q V-Q' -' 3955?- AN Ezekiel Kmlaw .4553 u, xp .type--. '-- - ' ..'1f. 5- ADAN Bennett Knower xx '-,L my t- 41 -T -. ' .v T55 ' " AN Daniel Kyle , -, Aggie. .--leer 3-g't"f , 'Q' seargu Q A A 4' 1 Je --.1 -JEL K ,'r f 'Hu xx A' .' ' X' 1 .. . F ' 'e"T1 F54 7: '-""'r""3?i"f"-' Q f uw,e,e?,7E'ffm,.1f.r .' . ,. ....,--.M ML fxflaxx-.L..., 't' U.2......J-'fi g' -if-LE'-I--f-0-'vrf"""'1"""':' Q e- fi: V' -. . : ' , ,V -thy., ,. X- ew,-.. . A .,. V .,-' X ,V . ? Q?" fr ' as F' 1 Y V, 'I '.-' g 1 tr? i .4 jx ,A A 3 Fi' gg 2415 Tsai 'K . 1. ', 4' If, 'fp 'xg V . W A M- - VAW-121 'Bluetails 603 its J -H. if 4 S Q I 41" rm fi if , f Q IX, ' -.ati f 5 Q? - A I Qfrul' P k , Q Q X A 1.55. .zgecq 'I 5:3 ,f N if In 3 ' f x L-, 'vf' ,5- NFW 5 - J E rf 1 is- H 1. 'wr s' 'v Ax.'1 'I -1-"' gg: 'Vx ' J. .' - - U0 v 4. ul if ' r, 1 'o gif., l.' Yr? e X . , M. fi 606 VF-142 'Ghostridersu X ,Cr " ..4,1 1 me-'Ilia . 1. il:-aff 4 i on we - 'H' i J Q, Nara AVCMKAWI Art Hill CDR John Miller , Command Master Chzef Commanding Ojicer' "Gh0StriderS" VF-142 607 CDR 'Alex I-lnarakis A LCDRCUFPTKFDQ LCDR Stephen Leelk LCDR Keithalleigi LCDR Mark Molidor LT chris canmella LT David Frie LT Daniel Fuhrrnan LT Glenn Gay LT David Knauth LT David Koch LT Andrew Loiselle 608 VF 142 Ghostnders' isupport of Operations Deny Fhght! manden Prav1deProm1se then an the Arabnan Gulf dn already Vito support Operations Southern Watch and L L. Vlgllant Warrior over Iraq The -if L T7 .1 1: ie . u 1 J E? T! Y 14 3 f L ff f 2 E tu if 1 4 I Q 1 TTY' l iw Ns, ' Lqlig' 5 ji? G, .vf,J' ' 1 W LT TOM Lucas LT Guy Maiden LT Jerry Morlck LT MICIIBBI PBTBTSOII LT James 0'Brien LT Chuck Red LT Shawn Scharf LT Neyland Springer LT William White LT James Wood LTJG Arthur Delacruz LTJG Steve Jones ff lid' M K , A ,V v ' h y xr. X ,intr- 'Q-I rjzfii.-.ff ,- -is L ""' 'Ghostriders' VF-142 ,..3, ., Ltaanudyillf 1B1 ' ' U ashrlvlf 13068009 ' lXf Eibl l'Iili llSAllhahl1 Alqillhllit lllllilqi 315111 azqnvnuuauuunnn vuqavnunaum nqavnouumnun 13111 Ali-Unshln All Quinn - llhlduiu i -if Dafa bn- xxliq fun? wb x Y 5 F. i 5 -r '11, Y Ml' Ml' AT1lAWl Jimmy Billingsley AMS1 Randy Bolhuls AME1 David Brewer AME1lAWl Stacey Dain AD1 Frederick Davis Aowxwp Mark oemippe Amswxwp Chris meue AD1 cnriefepner orurrrm AMH1lAlll0 Stephen Eleyet A01lAWl David Fries AE1 Kirk Grinnell AD1 Ken Moore A01 Davld Murphy AD1 QAM Michael Olsen AT1 Terrell Rasbeary AZ1lAVl0 Tlmothy Regal AOHAWQ Carleton nee AuH14Awy Joseph seeuen ADHAWQ .men snve AMH1 Johnny Stewart 'Ghostriders' VF-142 611 V f E I E r r E E F E i if le ru- urn.- ,W . .fr --...f 1 r r. fi r I I 1 i r . I ,N N. ,, a 2' os1 Kevin Sturm AK1 Ramon 'ram AT1 wan Jeffrey thompson Pmqnvn .my Tumpalan AD1 lliehael Valenh AIIS1 QAM Joel Vargas AE1 Frank Youtzy Alll-I2 Ronald Anderson 1 4 . 612 VF 142 Ghostriders' I 5-f'sf"' Y. Ji! I JL. JL ,,, ,f-I mi, u, ii. lil OO' ZZ. 'ne- fnilsff PN2 David Buckner AT2 James Bush AME2 David Cain AMH2lAWl Rlchard Cantell A02 John Craig A22 Matthew Croy AT2 Harold Davis DK2 Romeo Dionisio AE2 James Essllnger AME2 Wess Elllngson AME2 James Floyd A22 George Frances YN2 Angelo Gaines AK2 Thomas Gallaway AMS2 Gabriel Gaudlo AE2fAWl Hans Gerschwller AK2 Christopher Gordon AT2 Brian Guenthner AD2 Ronald Hensley A02 Timothy Kannel 'Ghaszriaers' vF-142 613 AK2 Eric Manalo AME2 John Mellow AE2iAWl Andrew Mixon AD2 Rodger Munn AMS2 Jeffrey Noon AME24AWl Thomas Oher AD2 Orlando Pantoia ANIS2 Robert Pellerin 1 YN2 Pete Morin AT2 Peter Nevins A02iAWl Alben Ramos AMI-I2 Angel Rodriguez K ts., 4 'W "!1'!:' Je, .. qv 1 Lf-,ig AT2 Raymond Russell AE2 Richard Smith 614 VF 142 Ghostriders' ,,- vt.. - .tr X., 1' 5"-' gf V AME2 Bobby " I AD2 Anthonll Tay nr Q Of AE2tAWl John Tumer AE2 Jeftrey Tyler AMS2 Terry Waddell YN2 James Wilkins AD2 Ray Williams A03 Jon Paul Accomando AZ3 Dluan Artis AK3tSW1 Jack Balley AE3 Robert Barcomb AMS3 Aaron Bholaramsingh AT3 Jason Blatter MS3 Richard Blue AT3 Scott Bowen AD3 Geoffrey Brumage A03 James Chinn AT3 Robert Clark lll AME3 Robert Contreras AK3 John Conway A03 Eric Covington AMH3 Bryan Coxon '!. . 'Ghoslriders' VF 142 6 YWKOYNIDIMOI AUIZIIMDIYIJOOII llldugorybavb Alndrogoryfonny A ATBUGIKFIBIIIGILIOD ADZBOIIIIIIIGIIDOI IIBZAIIOUGICFI Plimlodaraguoon A'l'3Wlhl'llllIl AlS3Gydel'iek8 PKDNIUIIJCIQ AIESEGIIIKIIGS AlS3J0l'llKeiih A'l'3C0l'yleC0lIlhs AKSGISHSUGQIQII AE3Ri0hal'dNellis Pnanaymmnienols AllH3VIilIiamPate AllE3lsfaelPina AD3JonalhmRemus 616 VF 142 Ghoslnders' YN3 Thor Stocker AME3 Paul Strong AMH3 Rolando Tilar PN3 Marcelo Valdlvia A03 Jeffrey Webb YN3 James Webster AN Patrick Abel ADAN Nyesuah Barclay ADAN George Beebe AN Nathaniel Bryant ATAN Trey Bums ' YNSN Joe Carrizales ADAN Gregory Carroll AMSAN Brian Carstens AMHAN Todd Colomy AN Remangel Crawford AMSAN Brian Dixon AN Neil Douglas AEAN Gregory Freeman AN Isaac Gaddy 'Ghostriders VF 142 AM AOAN Timothy Guidry AN Marshall Hall . HN William Hicks AEAN Andrew Johnson AN Brian Jones AN Daniel Leonberger AOAN .lose McDonald ATAN Brian Meade AOAN Jason Price ADAN Aric Pries AMHAN Albert Ramirez AN Kelvin Sablan AEAN Carl Sciola AN Chris Seman AMEAN George Spencer ATAN Eric Spiker DAN Shannon Stephens 618 VF142 Ghostriders' Y F! 'i 'f f A n ' I. g 11. lin H i , AMEAN Harold Yarbrough AA Patrick Alvarez ADAA Bertram Anderson ADAA Elmer Bagtas AA Shawn Booth AMHAA Chris Buell AA Shelby Carney AMSAA Mark Coats AA Elvin Colon MSSA Kevln Fields AZAA Justin Hastings ADAA Kevin Hayward AA Harry Huelsbeck AA William Kelly ATAA Eric Kropf AOAA Maurizio Lafranca 'Ghostriders VF 142 S I Y 0 ADAA Tyreoe Lewis AA Samuel Lyles msn claymn acumen AAJoeOrefioe AAComeliusPlainer AllSAADavidPowers AllSAAIlarkSchroer AAThomasShields . ,--- ---., - . -1,- X., R -+ 1 . 620 VF 142 GITOSUIEIS' AMI-IAA Russell Willison AA Timothy Yarborough AZAA Dean Emmons AMSAR Michael Borowlec AR Stan Frlesen Jr. AR Marcus Johnson AR Wayne Jones AR Miguel Lastra AR Duane Motley AOAR Jim Perkins AKAR Gregory Sinsky AMHAR James Weaver "Ghostnders VF 142 , -.ll'l'f3..'...,. -. ' 1.. .M CDR Thomas Hill Commanding Ojyicer 1 992-1 994 622 VF-143' 'D0gS" Kl- gft' I :jg .P s AZCMIA WJ Danny Whitehead Command Master Chief CDR 143 uD0gS', W I TF Q VF-143 "Dogs The "World Famous Dogs" of Fighter Squadron 143 flew more than 930 sorties and compiled 1,400 flight hours on GW's maiden deployment. CDR Thomas B. Hill commanded the squadron on deploy- ment until 19 August 1994, when the reins were passed to CDR Peter J. Williams in a moving cer- emony on the flight deck. The cruise started off impressively with the Dogs participating in the D-Day commemoration by per- forming in numerous air shows in England. The highlight was a fly-by over Her Majesty's Yacht, HMS Britania, with Queen Elizabeth II, President Bill Clinton and the leaders of 16 other nations embarked. At the end of June, the call came for the 'Dogs to assist in Operation Deny Flight over Bosnia. Using their unique Tactical Air Reconnaissance Pod System ' QTARPSJ capabilities, the Dogs provided invaluable support to the battle group and theater commanders. Several of these missions received praise from the White House when the imagery obtained was used by the United Nations to monitor sanctions compliance by the warring factions. After two months of operations in the former Yugoslavia, the call came from the Persian Gulf? the Dogs were needed to support Operation Southem Watch over the skies of southem Iraq. Within days, 624 VF3143' "D0gs' CDR Daryl Johnson LCDR Milton Abner LCDR Larry Coy LCDR William Dine LCDR James Flatley LCDFI Greg Luttrell LT Stuart Alexander LT Paul Averna they were "on station and ready to play" beginning of September. hi October, the sortied in the skies of Iraq as part of Operation Vigilant Warrior. By the end of September, the "Dogs" were needed over Bosnia-Herzegovina again, and in record time were through the Suez g Canal and back in the Adriatic Sea, supporting Operation Flight. Because of the potential for Bosnia, aswell as Iraq, all Dog aircrews Air Medal for their contributions. Dogs extended their enviable safety record than six years and 20,000 hows of As the cruise wound down, the Dogs anticipated their retum to loved ones and fn Throughout their six-month deployment, the and encomagement of' family and friends enabfed the Dogs to achieve unsurpassed success. am, 'Y "l'J1..i ,l,r.1'.-.' a 'Q av -pf LT Christopher Blaschum LT Eric Brumwell LT Stephen Davis LT Richard Garcia LT Roy Kelley LT Scott Kelly LT John Konstanzer LT David Lauber Jr. LT James Lavin LT Jack Liles LT Thomas Luscher LT Scott McDonald LT Rob Modderman LT Brian Pace LT Mark Pederson LT Daniel Polich LT Dave Schreiner LT Michael Schroeder LT Jon Stevenson LTJG Conrad Clark LTJG Matthew Dillon LTJG Jeffrey Einsel LTJG William Lind ENS Ronald Hoskins CWO2 Heartsille Reynolds AFCM Larry Roby AECSQAWQ Loyd Faulkner ATCSQAWQ John Slagle ADCSIAWD William Sznakowsks AMECQAWQ Stephen Bonshak AMHClAWj Ronald Brown AEClAWl Ronald Davidson ADClAWl Frank Davis AMSClAWj Thomas Folds AOCKAWQ Glenn Newsome ATC Jose dcampo YNCQSWQ Michael Revolinsky VF-1 43 Dogs 627 ATCQAWQ Eric Shaffer AT1 Mark Adkins AE1 Tony Akridge AE1fAWi Edmond Barnes PN1 Dannie Ducksworth AD1 QAWJ Ebony Cullens AMS1 Richard Detz AK1 Peter Eby AT1 QAWl James Foster AT1 Christopher Habina AD1QAWl Daniel I-larfmanstorfer AMS1 Andre Hill AD1fAWl Percy Jeffries AMENAWQ Daryl Johnson AD1 Daniel Kisner A01 Kenneth Layre PH1lSWl Robert Lindel AMH1 QAWJ Jeffrey Lyman AME1 Jose Martinez AZ1 fAWl Jimmy Maxwell sza VF 143 Dogs' 4' l '1' Email ...Riga Lggig, gn 111 59? f F ' 1 1 s Y' if , .,- ' +71 M Hi Q un' 4 ,ff ,M ." V q, 7 rn, I1 nn if AMI-I1lAWl Brett McLain MS1lSWl Tony Peas A21 Billy Parker AD1 Johnny Rand A01 Mark Randall PR1 Christopher Roche AT1 Albert Salmen A21 QAWQ Timothy Simpson A01lAWj Robert Travis Jr AMS1 Brian Wait MS2 Daren Batchelder AT2lAWl Eric Bleadlngelsher PRZQAWQ David Bone AD2 Anthony Bozymowskl AK2 Arthur Brown Jr. PH2 Kenneth Brown AMS2 Brian Connon AME2 Douglas Carolus AME2fAWl Michael Cipollin AE2 Michael Cleveland VF-143 Dogs 629 Pl-I2 Curtis Cooper AK2 Eric De Rush AIIH2 Stephen Dickerson YN2 Fred Fritz lS2 Samuel Gilson AK2 Tommy Gray AllE2 Lanier H SFU! AT2 Alfred Hawkins Jr. 1 AUISZQAVO liichael Hollifield YN2 MEFCUS JBCKSDII AIIHZ Anthony KBPIIEI' AT2 Richard Lawhorn 630 VF 143 'Dogs' ffl.:- if-,fm '.'!. J PH2 William Lewis AE2 Michael Loy AE2 Joel Marquez AZ2 James Moore MS2 Ryan Moore AD2 Billy Newman A02 Ronald Odum A02 Raymond Paige A22 Danny Patterson AK21AWj John Pattie OS2lSWl Thomas Perry AD2 Timothy Petite l VF-143 "D0gS H il AMH2 Arnold Robertson A02 Kyle Ryder A02lAWl Joseph Sherlock AIVIS2 John Schofield Ill AD2lAWj Ronald Taylor YN2 Lui Toilolo Jr. AME2 Hosea Triplett AZ2 Ray Watson AT2lAWl Walter Watson E AT2 Darren Wickers AMS2lAWl Richard Winters DK2 Rayman Young 632 VF 143 D0gS" W eng, 1,54 A03 Robert Atkinson AT3 Terry Bevis AMH3 Jerald Brown AE3 Ronnie Brown ET3 Todd Brown AT3 Steven Bruce AME3 Ainsley Chance A03 James Chisholm A03 Jason Conyor AE3 Mark Corbin AT3 Kevin Craig AD3 Felix Davila VF-143 "Dogs" 633 mill iid l'I3 HBQQGU lllibil , iii .ill lliilil. i lQ 1i 1 i iii li li 111 il ll'i 1 snllurngs' ff ,4,,.. ' u .47 1 AE3 David Summers Pl-I3 Nell Vltall AT3 Andrew Walker AE3 Kevin Willis ATAN Bruce Alberson ATAN Jose Amador AMEAN Gleni Araujo AMHAN Frederick Armstrong PHAN Christopher Avery AN Kevin Baldwin AN Jason Ballor AMSAN Douglas Bolyard AN Jeff Brooks AMSAN Steve Brown AMHAN Marcus Calderlera AN Frederick Cochran AMSAN Cody Collier . AN Michael Copeman AEAN Scott Corbett AMHAN Michael Dekker VF-143 Dogs 635 AN Demond Duncan ATAN Jason Flowers AN David Frizzell ADAN Jason Goff AN James Hampton AN Marc Hazel ISSN Richard Heppard AN Richard Hicks AZAN Nigel Hobbs AN Shannon Huser AN Tyrone Jackson AEAN Kevin Johnson Q E 3 2 a 'E ess VF 143 Dogs' I X AMEAN Stanley Nipper AEAN- Joliljwferkins AMEAN,JBgQbh Perkins AZAN Peterson - A IQ-753. '. AN Joseph Pickett AOAN Tracey Pierce AN Roderick Rodillas AEAN Barry Ryerson AEAN Jason Sallee AN Ryan Schuman AMSAN Ronald Slaton AMSAN Edward Smith i 'T UI I I AN.lamesVanderlo0P lSSllI.lohnYanc AlSAAllichaelBorowiec AARamiro AAAIIIIGIEUIEII Pl-lAActu'istophel'Gonlon AAThomasl-lall AOAA.lackieHodgens ADAA111omasHuizen9a ANShalnKinmons ADAAJoll1layes ADAAChslasIoody AASeoltNolder AA.lorlmPahlo AlEAA.lmlesPainet AlSAAUailhe'lPusons . 1 T 10' -0' IIIIIIIBIPIUIII sas VF-143 'Dogs' Av- 'K EJ- f- 4 xg K r I 7 l'-Q, If .,,-Q' PRAR AR Jeff I 1 ifi ww ,sr-4, s 'fiiiff '41, '- '94 42:3 7-.ii ' ' 311 f.'al1W.l' 2-' " 1 ' P ff x 1 '..- ,,, , ' ,-11 Fllchardscherzlnger ' ' Cole 1 1 .ll Q AR Derek Dernmons AKAR Richard Hughes AR Brandon Kellogg AMI-IAR James Krug AMSAR Brian Larusch ADAR Eric Lewis AR Justin Meacham AR Mitchell Ray 'f '2'W1.ffz3i ,yy f H ll- -,: if oQ' l S I l 1 AR Mark Tucker VF-143 'D0gS' 539 5 i I Q l Q I I Q l s .d..f,, 'i--P A '1 ...wav 13- 1 'B' Y. 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Vi TheWildmtsofSuikeFigl1ter5fll'd"fnl3' CV"f-712-1"'-'he l0theArabia,, excelled in every CIIICHVOF dllfing GW'S-mdw of Watch and cruise. Their training and paid off as Vlgllant Wamor over Wildcats mmm theWilclmtsremainedAlRLAN'l"s"Firstand Supponi F'mesl".111eWilik:1lSbCyBdlCif.l4l'nfY.bY allflfeaslvkfswlllk bvdvlo-back l' lillg a milestone that few tactical avhuon naming detachments to and Qman. squadrons ever leach: 25,llll Chss A Like all grmt Wildcats flour- mislnp-i'ieeilyinghomson27 lhana9g00 5 May 1994. ARerD-Day, taking sortieoompleuonlate. ed- lil? helm Hum me Salam? Cruise 2-94 was 3 Numeroux Battle Group, the lim began. unit awards and personal highlighted Along with the GW Ballle Gill-IP, the willd' the C3049 Sllilif Gfall the white sandl calsheadeddirecdytotheAdriaticSmin sqJportofOpaaiionDmyFligl1toverBosnia. I-ligl-tmooperatiomanildaaehmemstollnly. .'G'hll,TllllSl2,IllllFl8llEl5didEiilk3lld lixtinlleofeaehandeverylnelnberoftlnewilclrat Tmm. lnAugustand0ctober,alongwiihtheGWl Clllllauthah Lllllllqlllfyb l.CllllhIil1'qlw l.'l'1esCuml LT-KH, Uilltlig lilkillll LTCIIBEQIQ LTlileguykkB l.'l'TnlllQhn L'l'Kilul0'0ullau- l.TEliePl'ie sez WA-131 wlunas oflheGreeklsles,tothe soulhemlraqlheysawit everyendeavor.theW' whytheyareheraldedas Team". oil tielckm-1' CWI? region. in ved once again "Ame1ica's iv ev ui!- vs- Q LT Michael Rourke LT Thomas Teare LT Leland Williams LTJG Oscar Webb ENS Thomas Haeussler ENS William Priester CW02 Santiago Ortiz AFCMlAWl George Coleman ATCSlSWl Donald Albrecht ADCSlAWj John McCarthy YNCSlSVl0 Willie Murrill Jr. ATCS John Renk AMCSlAWl Marvin Sanders ADClAWl Ramon Baniqued AMSCQAWQ Gary Brown ATC Michael Everett AMSCQAWQ Ronald Kemp PRC Donald Vanwormer A01 lAlllIl Tony Ash AMH1 Lanorris Armstrong VFA-131 'Wildcats 643 AT1 Robert Barton AME1lAWl Richard Bolden AT1 Todd Buczek AD1 Cornelius Burkins PN1'Jimmie Clark AMS1lAWi Steven Gafford AMEHAWQ Mark Grider AMS1 Michael I-ienschel -if ,JJ k, fi .Vim , fa, el. in N! ff' : of-'S fa AE1lAWi Ken lglehart A01 Jerry Lackey A01lAWi Curtis McBride AMH1lAWi Godfrey McDowell I-u'E-Slips' 644 VFA-131' Wildcats Q x, AME1 William 24 1 i i i i ,C i ' 1 ' K ' l 1 1 i ff", ' I E 1 f . F 1 W r 4 to fx l 5' 1 v 'Q sf' i I I I . i 1 Q , 1 ll L! . V AMH1 aarfv MCKHY 'GQ cum. i - me , 1.iL,,,. U-2. 'Vain 41:3 B3I"lill1US AME2 SOON Baflleue YN1 Eric Mckeever AD1 Clifford Millard AT1 Terry Poston A01 QAWJ Larry Rexrode AMS1lAWl Arthur Robertson Ill AE1lAWl Vincent San Nicolas AD11AWl Kurt Schassberger AMHNAWJ John Tennaro AZ1 James Wagner AD1 Cody Yarbrough AKZQAWQ James Adamek AMH2 Stephen Aldridge 4 'BX 9 "'f in Q ' Qfyfg, 71 N Q . I 1 VFA-131 'Wildcats' 645 H A02 Jerry Darling AT2 Robert Denman AT2 Richard Foose AMH2 Mark Grace AMS2 Lonnie Gray Jr. AT2 Louis Handle AE2 Kelly Harrington A02 Randy Holder AT2 George Kyle A22 Darrin LaGasse AIIS2 Anthony Lambert AME2lAWl Francis Lange 646 VFA 131 Wildcats :ee i I a Q - i iz i 0S2lSWi Moses Linder AMS2 Carl Long 3 ' 1 AK2 Michael Mallard l Q AD2 Frederick Mansfield Jr. iii , -e fn if l is Q il if iw XO - ' 'A ' Y, up Jil. :JU 151 we., 000 X AK2 Ronald Thomisee AE2 Sereno Trimarche Il AMS2 Osvaldo Rodriguez M52 Ramme Taylor AE2 Paul Terry AMS2 Terry Milam fl AMS2 Bryan Miller V l AE2lAWl Alexandre Montoya AD2 Pablo Ortiz 5 I I E 54 UK -l I '1 AMH2 Robert Primm n PR2 Reynaldo Quinquinio ' A02 Nigel Reece l AE2 Merrill Rice 5 E1 ,, g k.'F' ,re 5 . l i hi -Ll 22 ll ,. 'I L ii l EV 5 , 5, lg- " 1 li M F i. Tl fl gl I ll ,EE H .2 li gl l I I VFA-131 'wildeals' 641 5 AT2 Lyle Wade AE2 Darrin Williams HM2 Travis Woodard AE3 Douglas Ackerman AD3 Jose Adorno AMI-I3 Jelfrey Allen AT3 Jacob Ayers AD3 John Barlow AD3 Chad Beard A03 Lamed Bearoe AMS3 Tommy Browder AE3 Chester Brown AT3 Jody Cooper AK3 Jason Duhe PN3 Ramous Fleming YN3 Michael Hagel A03 Lucius Kearney A03 James Jean Louis AE3 llicahel Macoubrie AT3 Jack llcCrary 648 VFA 131 Wildcats Y-u i'g "Q LJQ 4 -if' f - 4-C 4 .J I 1 1 wig! fr i F wg- i it Q along 'fb oifnu QQ.. AD3 Ralph McDaniel AT3 Stephen Mills AE3 Mark Moore PR3 William Parker AZ3 Thomas Peeks YN3 Jeff Preble AE3 Brian Pulley A03 William Rice AME3 Richard Ridgely AZ3 A.E. Salinas A23 Michael Schaefer A03 Michael Smith AZ3 Kenny Stephenson A03 Terry Van Kampen A03 Kevin White AME3 Jimmy Wilburn AD3 S.F. Williams AK3 Steven Wilson AN Eric Beard AEAN Ryan Boney VFA-131 Wildcats 649 AN Christopher Busbee AN Marc Chaney AKAN Todd Clark PRAN Larry Cowan AKAN Michael Denniston ADAN Daniel Dion AMEAN Toby Disher AMSAN Joaquin Garcia ADAN Max Gonzalez AN Donald Holmes AKAN Owen Huett AN Dennis Jenkins AMEAN Brian Johnson AN John Joyce 650 VFA131 Wildcats ADAN Shawn Kukuk AEAN Sean Lee AN Nathan Martin AEAN Robert Matulac AMHAN Dominiack Maza AMSAN Paul Miller ISSN Josh Ours AMSAN Dewayne Phelps ATAN Jonathan Sapp ATAN Scott Sorrento MSSN William Stepan AN Donald Thompson AMSAN Andrew Tomasiyo AEAN Samuel Vassar VFA-131 'Wildcats U, '- o R . . AA Joshua Brown AMEAA Daniel Casey AMHAN Christopher Hayes ADAA Elgin Howell AA Dayid Miller YNSA Edward Olavarrieta AOAA Quincy Penne AA Jonathan Perkins 652 VFA 131 Wildcats 1 wef- Alai! 5v 2,1 3 X . 41 . ADAA Mark Preszler AOAA Christopher Roberts AA Ramon Rosales AMSAA Brian Shippee AEAA John Sullivan AA Paul Trevino AR Steven Duarte AR Matt Ducoulombier AR Steve England AR Robert Harrington AR James Konrad AMSAR Travis Miller AR Alberto Ornelas AOAR Chad Scrutchfield AR Nathan Smith AR Timothy Taylor VFA-131 Wildcats 653 R 0 W? aj: 'f -' 'it VF -136 '6Kni hthawk 9 , ik LW 'xi'-fa' Ayn!! 1 'gp 1 ,, V., . CDR John Leenhouts Commanding Qfiicer I 992- I 994 KHP 'S A VCMI A W1 George Roso Command Muster Chicff -fs' 3-1-I A e.:-s - -- , N- ... . 14 I-' 4,9-H v-. -fic-1... " . :,,,-'N7"--011, i.QE1i cf'- . '--' ' ,, " ' ?"'L-' --1 ' J, ' PJ" 1. ' 1, , , . ,.,, ' -E.fg4gf,f1w1.j:V5.5",f1f".-gififlf ft , I 4' " -' - QCP '...Q.-, ...I ' f L .TVN .... :,A. .-,.,:.: 2-w ..., , .- ,4 .f-- " - 'T' . . . H gc..,,. Au. -"Q-v"'J-W ' J- ' ' . . f-.bln-"gf-..... .. . 7, .,.. ' H twig. ,- 15' ,J, P-' ." 1 'J ' .1 'L , A ,Q - - .-1, g , ...:. '-... .-:" .""' --'-: --H-.,,.- f Q 1' 1.6,-.,.,.f A .-, 17- 9 " -.--A .fu 4- A 7.-342: 'T .' ' 1 ' ' L " -- ' I J'-'-'.u...L.-.--'-Qf.-,--N' --4 V, iff-- - I., 0 I " -' "fi"'l"?fxll'! . , K .W . dm- .ky I-'f.--,,. W v.,- .. , .... .. ' ".5:'f"'.?"','v4-JA' '-' . ..:':.-',.."' ...Wf- . ,...u ,.ur:..,..N.:,.-...Q-- - ' .,-,,-......- ..-- -3.1- -. .Jf,:..-H., ,- -V 'J' I. 1:2 51 - 1' iqijfl 'V- CDR Carl Braun Colmmmcling Officer I 994 l ll-1 .ceremonies The Knighthhawks of Strike Fighter Squadron i Jo, A, g 17 M -2-L . with wings spread and talons sharpened. embarked i..A X ., .g ' i ' 1 I Am1lYefS3D' Qi' aboard George Washington in May for her maiden H M 1, 5 .1 f 1. Slim and C0mllfllCd Wllli voyage to the Mediterranean Sea. During lf .. ' N SlSQnell3- Tunisia this deployment, the squadron witnessed ' ., N Bahfam- l numerous achievements as the 'ig LX 1 2 - A 'Whether 'U the Knighthawk team spirit and can do attitude were respon- X" X .R Adriatic. on land or at sible for the completion of over l I24 sorties, 2 I 70 hours or in min, fr.-r Knighthawk support of flying and 1076 arrested landings. Led by CDR J .R. "Lites" Leenhouts and CDR C .W. "Brain" Braun, the Knighthawks began the deployment in support of Operation Deny Flight. Shorly thereaher, following a transit through the Suez C anal, theysup- ported Operation Southem Watch and Vigilant Warrior over southem Iraq. - In addition to their national tasking, the Knighthawks participated in numerous training evolu- tions around the globe. These detachments began with the professionalism necessary to help the achieve their outstanding results. This work unrecognized as Knighthawk Sailors CVW-7 and GW Battle Group awards deployment. Knighthawk aviators were wing's finest "Ball Flyers" as they won the Hook Award in July and September. ' Together, the l80 enlisted men and 24 136 set the standard for GW's maiden as leaders in today's strike tighter Navy. inva- and or the heat team not go as the air Golden ot' V FA- emerged CDR Timothy White LCDR Paul Larocque Jr. LCDR Scott Smith LCDR Scott Stearney iillfiiii LCDR David Zimmerman LT Roger Albers LT Nicholas Anderson LT Greg Brand will'- - LT Bill Fitzpatrick LT Jim Grant LT Brian Hennessy LT Kerry Hennessey 655 VFA-136 'Knighthawks' u A ir.,p..s -L g. W N' y-Q",1f. :- AY 75j:'1j,Yg " ar',nj,'e7 Eff? 2 'f' ' 'ml-'f nf ff,- . wif . 1.-' frf ' a. .' .Y .,4L V x - 4. LT UPFmnkHpmmn6i,EffM LT Eng. P,qggg.'-1,45 ','A A FT bg ff: 1.41 .. - 1 S' 2 L? ,...f 1 4 f .. 5"- 'W1-fq 1 'l. "xi'2jf5.:j' 4 I .EM .-JL ,. A-5 ' i f M321-L ' ' . '- -,,,11v4., fx gwxw rn,mf?wwm K-1 ., I W- 1,4 V , V' fn ,Al,'..f,.- -4., , , . . g.., f.,e1,. an EFT 4 f Lr.1e ,l.TJe ymmg 1prmgf - ' L1JG'qoms:woqaQff' ENS Don Bamhart h CW02 Lee Clark AVCM lAWy Greg Shook AMCS QAWj Benjamin Grospe Tv? .U ATCS KAW, Richard Robison ADCS James Sorensen AMSCtAWj Stephen Ashcroft ATC Rickey Dean .ik f "r+n' i .r -I- ai ADCQAWj Kenneth Edwards AOCiAWy Michael Haberman AMHCiAWy Russell McElyea AMEC Jose Otero 5 AO1QAWj Jackson Bennett AT1fAWy Paul Cahall OSNSWIAWQ Jimmie Carter S Jil-IN sir" l.. as M, fgfwfh AENAWQ Mark Cummings AME1 KAW, Daniel Dendauw 658 VFA-136 "KnighthawkS" YW it AOHAWQ John Delvalle ,Z 1 4 ., ., nohue Vlll1lnailhshn Aihluelliuela lllllqhlllllilldlils Alllhilliilli AD1Vil:ellSlss A'l"llAllKevilU1 Anilikchi .iiui AZ2.ldllhelIdse Aniclldtar Alzliztlhp Alllidulllbg mA'M'lSl l AZ2EegnlyFlulels A1'2DavilGzy IIEZIIWDHUQHIHIS AlS2llolnmKie Alwliaidlasher lK'2AUjClllisllHBll plaza-eguylunin G60 VFA 136 ' YN2 Gary Smart A02 Robert Stevens A02 Jerry Stratton AZ2 Charles Truluck ,Villarreal Ward West Baker' VFA 116 Kmqhth 1wk- Wright Yanakopulos Young AK3l-I8l'yBellneU AK3D8'i3llBl'3k llS3DavidCook AZ3Iich8el00ll'e3 A03Cl'lfisl09hel'Culll'lingIlillIl AE3RoberlDahl llS3GeraidDodson AllE3BarryDopson All-I3 Tray Droz Alll-I3 Curry Faulk AT3 Anthony Franciose A03 Ruben Gillis AD30rinLawrenoe llS3llichaeIllarquardt H53 Jessie Parker AK3 Rick Pailon Jr. 662 VFA 136 Kmghthawks' 1 'Ill 'll all-, ix 4. ,N ln, ll, pd 1. -if '11, 4 -.4 ' 'I gf' N d I -N-. 1 In I-Blu AD3 Frank Pickens AD3 Eddie Quarles A03 Bryant Rucker AE3 Joey Sammons A03 William Santos AT3 Glen Schoen Jr. A03 Kevin Selhorst YN3 Dan Sherman AT3 Jeffrey Stephens PN3 Orville Suckoo AD3 Ramon Tejada AMH3 Bobby Terry YN3 David Thompson AMS3 Daniel Wade AN Michael Adams - Y F-ff-.wn...,..,,, lx VF A- 1 36 "Kmghthawks" 663 AN Derrick Allen AN Daryl Bell AZAN Christian Boe AN Charles Brannon AN Earl Buggs AMEAN Norman Camamile AEAN Christopher Childers PRAN Donald Connolly ADAN Raymond Cooper AEAN Raymond Dixson AN Jeffrey Edenfield AMEAN Matthew Eisner AMSAN Kyle Ellis AMEAN Michael Finn AMSAN Mitimak Ismael AMSAN Andre Jackson AN James Jergens ADAN Ramon Kane PRAN Steven Lake AMHAN David Lambert 664 VFA 136 'Knighthawksn snuff' 'RW J-life! Q Tl ies J ,fi V ' of l 4 . 'i 1 ill? . Q 5,5 ' z 5 y nl , i I ! 2 l 1 i n Q i - - --.v..--..s:L4.a:..:44:us:::-mars. AEAN Scott Larou AZAN James Long ADAN Jason Lopata AEAN Brent Lown ATAN Anthony Madore AOAN Shawn Morford , AN Thomas Padgett AN Jeromie Riley AN Robert Rostucher AEAN Robert Sangelo AMHAN Thomas Sheehy III AN Weston Snyder 'J 1 wif 'Var VFA-136 "Knighthawks 665 unz- AA John Webler ATAN Thomas Wiertsema ATAA Thomas Bartman AA Dieter Becker ADAA Scott Brady AEAA Javier Cantera AA Eugene Celli Jr. AA Mike Gumiela AMSAA Jeff Hypes ADAA Randy Ingram AA Tyson Jetfers ADAA Kevin Jefferson AMSAA Christopher Jenkins AA Robert Knight AKAA Eric Lomba AA Wilbert Mathis AMSAA Michael Mathys ATAA Jamie Parker AMSAA Gregory Paxton AA Juan Pereida 666 VFA 136 Knighthawks' 5 'K . 'C -w ow lr ,- ff Q 1, S F e 1.73 VZ i L s' -? Ati ,il If . ,4- N 6 MB lack 6' fin l. .., V ,Q 1 Rf' Rt J Q ff , . ,' ' Q x,sl X 'S -. . V , .5 .- 1 I 'X J' , g .: 1 I - N' ,A. lb Q . ' f ..-. r M H I. 1 MVT T - ,.,, . F . L , 668 VQ-6 "Black Ravens" -ul 'W "n +3 . 1-.f '- xp., ,K . xx 11 ..s IEEE"-3..-- 'T' IS av. V 5 ,fi-.zaif J "'f','1F -'Alf -, mit f ' A 2 fi g f ' ,sit 'K W 1 J" "W: -, 'W ' , K I iw a ,I F! L Q' iw' 1 5 wr- 'I a QM. 4.4 ' -il .kv .VV g . ,, , -v !.,.-f""'w, '."' "" F- .rx N' fa, ,f ,f Xp x f D ' I pf 'I . . + 351 ",, ' l ' g ., N f'g"f11W':e3w 7:5 6232 '1'4 ' "fi 'fry , 1 H N ? tx I 1 U I CDR Dale Dean Qfficer-in-Clzarge VQ-6 "Black Ravens" 669 ......, . ...M-.. - 1 F i Q s TheBIackRavensofFleetAirReoonnais- toooalmonanrcra Opera! WatchandV1g1lant Wamormlmq sanceSquadmnSIX,DetachmentBravo,were by24som6,andmoretlnn80 VQ-6's second ES-3A carrier detachment .- - R. - 0 . Duringd1edepIoymenI,DetachmentBravo fflying. Overall, l300aocndent-the wereflownduringwork-upsandthe wamingsfldwjandtactiml signal intelligence . i . totheGeorgeWashingtonBattleGroup,Can'ier gaveal00-peroentmnunmflellitodufywluch AirW'mgScvenandUnitedNations'coalition Everymemberofthedetachment rsultedina92-peroentsomecomplenonrate fClCCSillB09li33ldlIm. Thisinfonnalion and99-percel1tcriticalmissionsystemavailabil- helpedpomayanoyerallpictureofopeiations ityrate. A ThCkt8ChlTlCllt3ChiCV6ddlCSChigl'lSl2Il- ' dardswid1onlytwoai1crafi,44maintenanoe decisions personneland 10 oflioers assignedtoGW. Thedetachmentwasamajoroontributorto DetachmenIBravoproudlyoutwolked,outflew '0peraiionDenyFlightoverBosnia. VQ-6flew andout1ightoulperfom1edorganimtionsover 90sortiesandprovidedmonednn350hmnsof twioetheirsize. lblllikklhvzm LCDRidlaelPze l.ClBDavid9udhIood LTBadBlltc l.Tq lBllE LTKerlyE1hnonds LTTen'ylIlt LTOultl-loetslla CW03Demis.lones ADCS1AVOBobAdans ATCAnllIGraves AEClAWWldaoeSmith 670 VQ-6 'Black Ravens' ' v U 11 1 Fl 'ET Iii' J di? 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AME1 Ray Coleman AT1 QNACQ Robert Cralr AT1iAWl Jettery Hall AMH1iAWl Michael Kane AKNAWQ Donald Mathias lS1lAWl Steven Titkemeyer AT1 Jeffrey Washburn AD2 Phillip Allen ATZQNACQ John Bordelon ATZQNACQ John Covington AMS2 Christopher Funcheon AT2 Joe Garcez " -f-sw .,,, E i I-hr 2 t H . if.. .- in ' X VQ-6' 'Black Ravens' 671 he-1 AE2 Edward Hartman AD2iAWl Gerald Heinold AD2 Randall Lulfman DK2 Steve Mark AD2 Kevin McCalIon HM2 Edward Mead PRZQNACQ Richard MOSS AT2 William Skogen AZ2 Marty Wilson AT3lNACl Michael Brannen AT3lNACl Richard Brockway PN3 Willie Cooper l 'I nf Qi , 9. 672 VQ6 Black Ravens" AMS3 Raymond Mulero AE3 Jason Pugsley AE3 Cezel Robinson AE3 Matthew Sandlin YN3 Troy Stewart AMH3 Phil Taylor A03 Anthony Walker AMEAN Shawn Blake AN Randy Goins ATAN Michael Jacobs AN Jose Salcedo AMHAN Vincent Samuel AA James Altom AZAA Tyrick Chambers AA Glenn Valenton AMHAR Travis Normile s VO-6 'Black Ravens 673 ggi- O' . . .,,, ., f g r A- f - V R, it . vdyf ---"1-' F'2 Y f I 5 3 ',. piltrg- . ','.',ff',2'q-"I 1: "jfs ' v, . 4' wg-51 '--ark? 1 4 9 n 5 lui. ':?HE'f' ' , 'f-V - 'Yr' J t 0, qvf, Y 1 Kg Hg, , e' , I I I v, Y" n ,I ui!! 674 VFIC-40 "The Flawhides" S2411 N f 1' .,,. 32' B em flv H" Z' .W f 3?-Y CDR Stephen K mqsmn Offlc er -in C lun qv 51'-i Q 1:15 4 'Q-if ,+- ,Q Q 1 1 .iy. AIQQQI ,if -.4-.,+"f Q? l l' 1 I h -FI rj .44 -YVQFK l The Rawhides of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 40 VRC- 40 provided Carrier Onboard Delivery CCODJ service to GW throughout its maiden deployment. They transported high priority cargo, mail, passengers and served as an airbome insertion plat- form for special warfare personnel. VRC-40 is homeported at NAS Norfolk, Virginia. In Mayl994, Detachment One proudly embarked in George Washington. Det One had a complement of two C-2A Grey- hounds and wasmarmed by three flight crews and 34 support persomiel. ' The Det One "CODs" made daily flights to GW, carrying a total of over 300,000 pounds of mail, 750,000 pounds of cargo and 5000 passengers a total of 175,000 nautical miles. To accom- plish this, the Rawhides established bases in the Azores, England, Spain, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Israel, and United Arab Emirates. From the sand and heat of Kuwait to the wind and rain of the Azores, Rawhide Detachment One's enviable record of mission accomplishments served as an example to others and symbolized their motto: "Service to the fleet with safety, dependability, and cour- tesy." - LT Paul vane AZCiAWl Lisa Crowe AMENAWD Clifford Myers ltE1 Daniel Riley - ff x AE1 QAWINACQ Donald Scott AD1tAWlNACl Milton Wiseman AMS2 Carolyn Harris LT Daniel Eulberg LT Tamara Fennell LT Timothy Thomas LT Gail Tischke . Q, -t.-f h ' W- 'MIR A an , Hin ' 5 I 1'-7 AK2 Avery Legendre Y Q7 -l- 'J L4 ix AMS2 Randy Mcvicker PR2 William Morre AT2QAWl Stephen Spencer AD2 Ermitoeuar Tabones Q 676 WSC-40 "The Rawhides' 9 . X f-GH s l l I l 4 l 1 1 tie gg Q I 1 l l 4 l i 1 I ,ll '21 3 i i i Y 1 . 4 f 'LJ 1. if Q vo '3 l'.g CCI! 'L .if 7' .L 7-4 'EL r'lL L 'Ol nga 4 hz .fm ll l l l 4 2 Z Z ATAN Guadalupe Martine! AMSAN Shane Matheson Alvll-lAN null: Mellon A xl Y l .' v, AD2QNACj Geoff Widman 1 AMH3 Calvin Carter 5 AE3 David Collins AD3 Jeflrey Knicely I gf if l .f ,l T ii "2 1 fl 1 M AT3iNACl Robert Lindstrom Q Ana william Locke Il I AMS3 Allen Paulus 5 AESQNACQ Manuel Rodriguez 2 l AD3iNACl Julie Settell D M-W-fr -' AE3 Tony Thomas AEAN John Baza AMEAN Diane Berg .,.. K 1 44" .f---lu-.o,..,,-uso-ow.,,, Q mam., ! i AEAN Tracy Bullock M AN Dennis Carroll I, fl AMSAN Francis Gentore ,ff ADAN can Marshall M , I f , , "':1?':1 . gh. ,- -:f r I-,5?f'1V'c I ' rw-ff ",' 'Q '- r L,-, ., . . . 5, .1-ffigf, . .l ,nl - gg.. L I V .Lil V . A! 'gf fsfl' ' l ' .N Q 1 of, gf' arf .. ,,l ' -'filffiiiy M - " 3 .fiillv-"' M ' -' ,7 I , ,lil 5,5 if "g.,g,f',: ,. 3 , -' vnc-40 'The nawllldaog, .61Z ' l -UMW, .Ll-W -3' 3-mf ga ,.-s '- ,' zw -. 'yr ,"E 'v P. --9. u Q Q.- ,7- '1 Q 'AI -1 , ,.,A.- 'QUE u 'VNS 1'1" - ,Q V. if '--1' . if K 'A iii- mi. .A-'bf' , V ,Q f fi , Y? - I 1 . N Jn? - L , '-1: M, :1 Q, ' -.M 4 f is: D+ ' ' Q ' - -mm-.. hung.,-A . xg, 'd A ' ,, P ,' .1 ...-.,.,f1o:::.u, , '!,!"'f1"' . 3 .1 678 VS-31 "Topcats" 1-ll. ,-,i,,,...- -'Ss 'll- :IQ E , -.....,.,,,,, - M11 wp V , C C ' . ' ' ' 'A . 'A2 ' 1 i .Q 1 I - fir- f45T1'5 5Q-fer, ' f ' vsfmfffrzf- ,:r 1 , W - 2? ff55?'f "541f.:'. 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I V 14. , - , , , A CDR Bruce Bole ASC M Richard Chase 4 5 Cbpnnugnding Qgic-er Command Master Chief F5 JA' Z-lg ' ts ..: A V5-'Q1M'TopBisA A4' Q ii 'W 'L' The Topcats of Sea Control Squadron 31 em George Washington with six S 3B Viking aircraii for her maiden deployment and excelled in all of their varied functions as CVW-7's sea control squadron The Topcats ued to cover its missions around the ship without tested the versatility of the S-3B by performing surface This can do attitude was a hallmark of this hist search and control CSSCQ in support of Operations Sharp among squadron members it s called Topcat Guard Southern Watch and Vigilant Warrior flying Elec The Topcats professional attitude from the tronic Warfare missions over Bosnia in support of Opera down to the most junior airman was reflected tion Deny Flight, and providing airbome inflight refueling impressive accomplishment of 24 years and services At the midpoint of cruise the squadron sent a of mishap free flying the longest standing record detachment to NAS Sigonella, Sicily for coordinated ASW Atlantic fleet training with surface and submarine assets within the GW All the hard work by the squadron over the Battle Group. was recognized by others as the command was The Topcat team showed its depth during their detach as the recipient of two awards the Captain ment to NAS Sigonella, While part of the squadron was Isbell award for ASW excellence and the Type conducting ASW training, the rest of the command contin Conventional Weapons award CDR Greg Cooper LCDR William Forge LCDR Michael Sherlock LCDR John Simpson LCDR Steve Yoxhelmer LT Charlie Baxter LT Dennis Bougher LT Bill Blacker LT T. 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McKee Affairs Officer A LCDR Matthew Brown Managing Edi!0r 1. fJOC1SWj Gregg Snaza EditorslLayout PH1 Craig McClure J02 Thomas Gelsanliter Contributing writerslstaff LCDR Matthew Brown JOCQSWJ Gregg Snaza JONSWJ John Barnett P311 Jeffrey PH1 Craig PH1'iDavid Miller T' Q PH1tSWlPhilip.St. 'Gielais PH2 Mark Avis ' ' Pl-I2 James Klein A PH2 John Lawrence I ji PH2 James Vidririe PH3 Terry Beall PH3 Flay Connors PH3 Shane Hebert PH3 Michael Houston PH3 David Schoonover PH3 Todd Summerlin PH3 Christopher Vickers J01 Bosco Mark Piggott Achord PHAN Ryan Child PHAN Anthony Haley AN Joseph Hendricks ,Pl-IAA we 1 Ho Isp ent 7 .-,I by J01 Lee Bosco How'd I spend my summer vacation? Well, Uncle Sam sent me on a Mediterranean cruise with six thousand strangers. Soon after leaving Norfolk, we stepped into the intemational Spot- light in jolly Old England to host the President of the United States. Every high ranking civilian and military official with bus fare and a group of World War I I veterans to whom we owe our very existence were all there. During the 50th Anniversary of D-Day, amid the media hoopla and pomp and circumstance, I watched these six thousand strangers spit and polish, shine and buff and stand and salute in a way that was breathtaking. And in my mind, those strangers became six thousand patriots. Within a few days of that event, just as the deployment was becoming routine, these patriots responded to a fire in the night with such tenacity that a blaze that should have raged until dawn was extinguished within 90 minutes. They bravely faced down an incredibly hot and dangerous inferno and then stuck around into the morning to clean up the mess the fire has caused. As the sun came up that day it illuminated an undeniable fact to me - I was at sea with six thou- sand heroes. During brief 'respites from the 710 GW Spirit ffl arduous work those heroes invaded France, Turkey, Greece, Israel, and the United Arab Emirates. Being the nosy type, I visited with local people in each of these countries. In every instance, in every port, I found for- eign hosts who welcomed our inva- sion - not because of the money we brought but because of the example we set. These people marveled at the pride with which we carried ourselves a crow and three as well as our compassion. They told down across from me disciplined actions of sand heroes. It was on the last from Rhodes that I company of six Heavy flight I Arabian Gulf, where reaches l 10 degrees, fact of life. As I was lunch one afternoon a me they saw a little bit of what makes the jersey was covered America great in the kind deeds and sweat, and fatigue. He M M lt 5- thou- in the the an' with inside 4 l 1 .J i J fi l l l i l l V upto the roof, we've got another ' vent in 45 minutes." He wasjust one ' orked with each day. Was j j shouting distance of liberty in Italy. ' 3 our ship pulled the 2nd oldest mili- ,iff ,s is food and said, "I gotta get back f f the six thousand professionals l C A From a dead standstill, within 2lSh01'C tary maneuver -ABOUT FACE! The ship was underway within an hourr and on station within four days. Grim faced and determined, the six thou- fllglll GW s sand professionals prepared for the I I unknown. Horseplay and joshmg Cana 4-J .-4" Q ' .ff A ui' . , . 1. D ' - 1 ., ,, rg-4.4 .. L' lg. 'gg iv w.,.,-v'g'g',-- ,iii , -A psy, -5's:.,f:.55-Q'ff 1- 1 ..g4j6f'REfQ-M' 'fgklif SHI. - I the roof. A sight that usually drew hundreds of curious Sailors that day offered no attraction. Very few of the crew were up on deck pointing ashore and waving to onlookers on the sides of the canal. 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