George Washington strike group visits Guam, Sailors volunteer in community

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George Washington strike group visits Guam, Sailors volunteer in community

by: Commander, Joint Region Marianas | .
U.S. Navy | .
published: September 30, 2014

ASAN, Guam – The George Washington Strike Group consisting of USS George Washington (CVN 73) and USS Antietam (CG 54) is scheduled to arrive on Guam for a port call Oct. 2.

While on island, hundreds of Sailors will volunteer their time at schools and organizations as a way to give back to the island community:

  •  George Washington High School – Sailors will join in intramural sports with students and discuss their careers Oct. 3, 9:15 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  •  John F. Kennedy High School – Sailors will talk with students about the importance of education, health and fitness and discuss their careers Oct. 3, 8:45-11:45 a.m.
  •  Guam Memorial Hospital – Sailors will participate in cleanup efforts Oct. 4, 8:45 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  •  Guam Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility – Sailors will participate in cleanup efforts Oct. 4, 8:45 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  •  Special Olympics of Guam – Sailors will coach and cheer on athletes during the Special Olympics bowling tournament at the Century Plaza Central Lanes Oct. 4, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  •  Guam Animals In Need – Sailors will help clean kennels and care for animals at the Yigo animal shelter, Oct. 4, 9 a.m. to noon
  •  Southern High School – Sailors will talk with students about the importance of education, health and fitness and discuss their careers Oct. 6, 8:15 a.m. to 1:20 p.m.
  •  Tiyan High School – Sailors will talk with students about the importance of education, health and fitness and discuss their careers Oct. 6, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  •  Okkodo High School – Sailors will talk with students about the importance of education, health and fitness and discuss their careers Oct. 6, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  •  Simon Sanchez High School – Sailors will talk with students about the importance of education, health and fitness and discuss their careers Oct. 6, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

George Washington is the sixth ship in the Nimitz-class aircraft carriers and the fourth U.S. Navy ship to be named after the first U.S. President George Washington.  There are approximately 5,000 service members on board. George Washington is homeported in Yokosuka, Japan.

Antietam is a Ticonderoga-class, guided-missile cruiser named after a major battle in the American Civil War fought along Antietam Creek.  Antietam is forward-deployed to Yokosuka, Japan, and assigned to the Navy’s 7th Fleet.

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