George Washington Strike Group gets underway for disaster relief in Thailand
- The USS George Washington Strike Group departed early from a port
visit in Singapore Oct. 16 to be better postured to provide humanitarian
aid if needed in the wake of the worst flooding in many years in Thailand.
The Unites States has extended its sincere condolences to those in Thailand
and the surrounding areas affected by these significant floods.
Contractors lift the
brow from USS George Washington (CVN 73) prior to the ship getting underway
from Changi Naval Base in Singapore.
(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jacob D.
The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier
USS George Washington (CVN 73), the Arleigh Burke-class destroyers USS
Dewey (DDG 105), USS Mustin (DDG-89) and USS Wayne E Meyer (DDG 108) and
additionally, USS Kidd (DDG 100) has been instructed to join USS George
Washington, Dewey and Wayne E. Meyer to provide assistance.
The U.S. Navy has extensive experience, unique capabilities, and a long
history with providing humanitarian assistance and disaster response to
those in need.