USS George Washington - updates

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TIMELINE: The good and bad news #AfterYolanda

Nov 01, 2014 - 9:00 AM

Targets have been met and missed; promises failed and fulfilled We look back at a year of rehabilitation and rebuilding efforts after Super Typhoon Yolanda Haiyan

PICKING UP PIECES. Residents of Hernani, Eastern Samar begin the long road of rebuilding their community after Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

5,500 US troops in Manila not allowed to leave ship

Oct 24, 2014 - 4:28 PM

We decided out of respect really for the sentiment of the Philippines not to have liberty for the crew on this visit says US Ambassador Philip Goldberg

PH, Japan, US conduct naval exercises off West PH Sea

Oct 23, 2014 - 4:27 PM

In a theoretical scenario the dummy target in the gunnery exercises could be a ship or an airplane of the enemy

South Korea-US naval drill begins in face of North's anger

Jul 16, 2014 - 4:23 PM

Two separate drills began simultaneously in the East Sea Sea of Japan and off the southern port of Mokpo South Korean military officials say

US navy crew members talk on the USS George Washington aircraft carrier (CVN-73) in Busan, South Korea, 11 July 2014. Jeon Heon-Kyun/EPA

N. Korea condemns visit by US aircraft carrier

Jul 12, 2014 - 11:21 AM

A spokesman of the Policy Department of North Korea s National Defence Commission says the visit was in defiance of the North s overtures

PROVOCATION? North Korea reacted angrily to the arrival of the 97,000-ton supercarrier for a joint salvation exercise with South Korea and Japan off the Korean peninsula in late July, calling it a serious provocation. Photo by Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

US troops end Yolanda mission; others out by mid-December

Dec 03, 2013 - 11:12 PM

Schedules have yet to be fixed but MNCC director Captain Rafael Mariano says most of the foreign militaries are expected to leave by the middle of December

ALLIES: AFP Major General Jeffrey Delgado (right) and Rear Admiral Hugh Wetherald of the US Joint Task Force 505. US Marine Corps photo

Haiyan exposes military’s vulnerabilities

Nov 19, 2013 - 9:25 AM

On the ground while local government officials are supposed to be the first responders in many cases and in reality it is the military that fills in the gaps

US to deploy 1,000 more Marines to storm-ravaged Philippines

Nov 15, 2013 - 12:14 PM

Two ships will bring heavy engineering equipment and the Marines to support Philippine relief operations

MORE HELP. The USS Ashland (LSD-48) and an LCAC landing hovercraft. The Ashland is one of two ships bringing personnel and equipment to aid the Philippines next week. AFP PHOTO / KIM DOO-HO

US Navy ships arrive in Eastern Visayas

Nov 14, 2013 - 6:38 PM

Carrying 21 helicopters US vessels including an aircraft carrier will also be positioned off Samar Tacloban and Ormoc

TO TYPHOON ZONE. A file image of the USS George Washington (CVN 73) (center) during a 2008 joint US-Japan naval exercise. Image courtesy US Navy

US, British warships sent to typhoon-hit PH

Nov 12, 2013 - 7:19 AM

UPDATED The magnitude of the disaster continued to build with almost unimaginable horror

TO TYPHOON ZONE. A file image of the USS George Washington (CVN 73) (center) during a 2008 joint US-Japan naval exercise. Image courtesy US Navy

N. Korea warns of counter-attack on US warship

Oct 11, 2013 - 2:03 PM

North Korea slammed a 3 nation naval drill involving US South Korean and Japanese warships

BURY IN THE SEA.North Korea threatens a counterattack against 3-nation joint military exercises off Korea's southern coast.  AFP / Pool / Shigeki Miyajima

USS George Washington visits Manila

Oct 28, 2012 - 1:37 PM

Take a virtual tour of the aircraft carrier that is on a 5 day visit to the Philippines

US Navy to guard 'freedom of navigation' in Asia

Oct 25, 2012 - 5:26 PM

The US Navy presence in Asia would help safeguard freedom of navigation says a captain of a US carrier

The USS George Washington arrived in Manila Bay on October 24. The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier is conducting a five-day goodwill visit that highlights the strong historic, community and military connections between the United States and the Philippines. Photo courtesy of US Embassy in Manila