080925-N-9565D-001 YOKOSUKA, Japan (Sept. 25, 2008) Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) form the phrase “Hajimemashite,” which means “nice to meet you” in Japanese, as they arrive at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan. George Washington and Carrier Air Wing 5 will be operating from Fleet Activities Yokosuka as the U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier. Replacing the USS Kittyhawk

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Clifford L. H. Davis (Released)

Yokosuka, Japan (May 20, 2003) — The USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) hull inspection team, assembled by the ship’s chief engineer, walks toward the screws of the Kitty Hawk. The team inspects the hull to assess how much maintenance may be required. Kitty Hawk is conducting scheduled maintenance at her forward-deployed operating location in Yokosuka, Japan. The carrier recently returned from operations with coalition forces in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class William H. Ramsey. (RELEASED)

Yokosuka, Japan (March 17, 2006) - Gunner’s Mate 1st Class Walton Ciferri assigned to USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) directs a Sailor to fire at a target during a gun qualification at the Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka (CFAY) gun range. Kitty Hawk personnel conduct shooting exercises periodically to qualify Sailors in the use of small arms. Currently in port conducting repairs in a restricted availability period, Kitty Hawk demonstrates sea control and power projection as the U.S. Navy’s only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier. U.S. Navy photograph by Photographer’s Mate Airman Benjamin Dennis (RELEASED)