Stephanie Tigner / European Pressphoto Agency
August 22, 2008
The crew of aircraft carrier George Washington mans the rails as the ship departs Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego. George Washington will replace the aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk as the Navy's only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier operating from Yokosuka, Japan.
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