U.S. Pacific Command


Navy Battle Ensign and 297-foot Homeward Bound Pennant Flown on USS George Washington

WESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN (July 27, 2015) - The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) flies the U.S. Navy battle ensign and the 297-foot Homeward Bound Pennant. The Homeward Bound Pennant is flown by ships that are on a continuous overseas duty for 9 months and returning to a U.S. port. George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, are on patrol in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. George Washington will conduct a hull-swap with the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) later this year after serving seven years as the U.S. Navy's only forward-deployed aircraft carrier in Yokosuka, Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by MC3 Bryan Mai/Released)

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