USS George Washington Crew Completes 75% of Midlife Overhaul Work

The USS George Washington crew has achieved another significant milestone in her refueling complex overhaul (RCOH) period, as the Sailors of GW, also known as the ship’s force, reached the 75 percent completion point of the ship’s force work package

In the 34 months since, her Sailors have contributed more than 1.3 million work-hours out of the 2,306,996 planned work-hours in the completion of over 196,000 out of 261,340 individual tasks assigned to the ship’s force.

“Reaching the fourth quarter of the ship’s force work package is an important milestone and a testament to the years of hard work by George Washington Sailors and our partners across the shipyard,” said Capt. Kenneth Strong, George Washington’s commanding officer. “While the team has achieved many great milestones in the last few years, we are excited about finishing the maintenance period and taking our ship back to sea where she belongs.”

According to a press release, following the completion of CMA, the ship will focus on completing rehabilitation work throughout the ship and implementing a variety of system upgrades, including the installation of an entirely new computer network, with an eye on returning to the fleet as one of the most capable and advanced capital warships in the world.

(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Marlan Sawyer)