The USS George Washington in the Philippines

11/20/2013: The USS George Washington is delivering capabilities being used in the relief effort. 

It is also part of the hub and spoke system set up to support air operations as well.

 Credit: Navy Media Content Services:11/18/13

  • In the first, photo taken by Major A. “Papi” Guzman of the Flying Tigers, this is how the deck looked when he landed with his Osprey team.
  • In the second photo, Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) Airman Jose Ramos, from Harrison, Mich., signals the pilot of an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the Golden Falcons of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12 as it prepares to drop off relief supplies aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) to be airlifted ashore in support of Operation Damayan.The George Washington Carrier Strike Group in coordination with the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade is assisting the Philippine government in ongoing relief efforts in response to the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines
  • In the third photo,  Air department sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) run to safety after attaching cargo legs and nets to an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the Golden Falcons of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12
  • In the final photo, Air department sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) load relief supplies onto an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the Golden Falcons from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12 to be airlifted ashore in support of Operation Damayan.

 

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