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

Beat writers predict outcome of Syracuse-Connecticut

first_img Published on November 26, 2015 at 1:00 pm Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse tips off its second game in Paradise Island, Bahamas at 3:30 p.m. against Connecticut on Thursday. The Huskies beat Michigan on Wednesday, 74-60.Here’s how our beat writers think Syracuse will fare against UConn in the Orange’s fifth game this season.Sam Blum (4-0)Connecticut 78, Syracuse 59SubmergedAtlantis is a land that is long considered to be lost at sea. Though Syracuse found its way through the trenches of the Battle’s first round, a matchup with No. 18 UConn will leave the Orange as isolated as the location it’s playing in. Syracuse’s big men get their first real test, and a Connecticut team that has Top-10 potential is just flat out better.Jesse Dougherty (4-0)Connecticut 68, Syracuse 59Needs more saltAdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse hasn’t seen a team this quick or this talented, and the No. 18 Huskies make the Orange wish it had a few more cupcakes before facing tough opponents. SU has trouble getting inside against UConn and, in turn, Syracuse mostly takes contested 3s. The Orange doesn’t get to eat any pie this Thanksgiving, but it is offered a slice of reality. And it doesn’t taste all that good.Matt Schneidman (4-0)Syracuse 71, Connecticut 66Humble pieA UConn team coming off a convincing win over Michigan gets brought down to earth in an upset. Seven-footer Amidah Brimah and Daniel Hamilton get their share of rebounds down low, but a hot-shooting Syracuse team does enough to stretch the Huskies out and advance to the Battle 4 Atlantis finals courtesy of the deep ball. Commentslast_img read more