TOKYO – USS George Washington a Nimitz class aircraft carrier of United states leaves Yokosuka, Japan for its final patrol mission in Western Pacific before it undergoes nuclear refueling and complex overhaul
according to United States Navy the USS Washington underwent a six-month SRA period and completed dock trials, fast cruise, and four days of sea trials
Washington strike group commander Rear Admiral John Alexander said the Nimitz class aircraft carrier will participate in drills before heads to Newport Virginia
After seven years of being deployed. Washington will be replaced by a another nimitz class carrier USS Ronald Reagan. Some crew members of George Washington will transfer to USS Ronald Reagan which will continue to patrol the the region.
USS George Washington was the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier stationed overseas by the United States of America