CVW 5, USS George Washington End Carrier Qualifications

first_img CVW 5, USS George Washington End Carrier Qualifications View post tag: Qualifications View post tag: Carrier Back to overview,Home naval-today CVW 5, USS George Washington End Carrier Qualifications Authorities View post tag: Naval Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 and the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) completed its carrier qualifications (CQ), May 23.CQ allows CVW 5 pilots and George Washington’s flight deck crew to prove accuracy and proficiency in successfully landing and recovering aircraft.According to Lt. Eric Alexander, flight deck officer aboard George Washington, being a part of forward-deployed naval forces include having high expectations for the crew to always be trained and well prepared to operate at sea even during the ship’s six-month maintenance period.Behind-the-scenes training and planning allowed George Washington to successfully perform approximately 100 arrested landings on the very first day of CQ.George Washington and its embarked 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 Ronald Reagan later this year after serving seven years as the U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier in Yokosuka, Japan.Image: US Navy May 25, 2015center_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy View post tag: americas Share this article View post tag: CVW-5 View post tag: USS George Washingtonlast_img read more

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first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The two sides of the immigration debate rarely see eye to eye. And, as it turns out, they don’t speak the same language, either. Depending on whom you’re talking to, the country has to figure out how to deal with the estimated 11 million “undocumented” or “illegal” “aliens” or “workers” in the United States. Should the U.S. offer them “amnesty” or “earned transitions,” or instead opt for “mass deportations”? Should we worry about “assimilation” or “dual allegiance?” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals No wonder this country can’t come up with sensible immigration policy. We can’t even talk about it clearly. Instead, politicians and advocates resort to throwing around charged language or wimpy euphemisms intended to spin or scare the citizenry. Part of this is by design. Words are powerful. The right ones can reverberate in the collective psyche for years. The wrong ones can irrevocably damage an idea and send it to the ideological graveyard. As Congress prepares to consider various immigration proposals, from border protection to guest-worker programs, there are sure to be more semantic shenanigans. And that’s going to make the task of developing sensible solutions for both border security and immigration a Herculean task. Here are some plain words for people to consider: Americans can’t afford to obscure or derail the immigration reform with a war of the words. It doesn’t matter what words we use, so long as we come up with a sane and humane policy dealing with the immigrants who don’t have permission to be in the United States, but are here anyway.last_img read more