USS George Washington (CVN-73) makes its final departure from Yokosuka, Japan on May 18, 2015 after being home-ported there as the U.S. Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier for seven years. George Washington will participate in the Australia-based Talisman Saber exercise in July before heading to San Diego, where about 2,000 sailors will switch over to the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76). The Ronald Reagan will then replace the George Washington in Japan as the Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier, and the George Washington will sail to Norfolk, Virginia to complete a multi-year nuclear refueling and overhaul. (Source)
The WSO used to be on the Reagan. When I heard earlier this year that Reagan was eventually headed for Japan I wondered if she'd be headed that way too.
Nah, she has something else planned for September, doesn't involve flying, doesn't involve ships.
Nah, it involves grandchildren. Word on the street is that Little Bit is going to be a big sister later this year.
Are we excited?