From Captain Kenneth A. Strong, Commanding Officer:
Congratulations on your assignment to USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73), the Navy’s finest aircraft carrier, homeported in Newport News, Virginia. “GW” exemplifies the proud tradition and heritage of its namesake as embodied in our logo “Spirit of Freedom." On behalf of the entire crew, Welcome Aboard!
I know your assignment onboard will be both career broadening and professionally rewarding. You will be joining a phenomenal team, a tremendous group of dedicated professionals who consistently exceed expectations. To ensure a smooth administrative check-in, please bring all expense receipts associated with your transfer. I know your assignment onboard will be both career broadening and professionally rewarding.
We are looking forward to your arrival as part of the GW Team. Again, I extend to you my personal “WELCOME ABOARD!”
K. A. STRONG
Captain, U. S. Navy