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December 21, 1992

Petty Officer Reed returns from cruise

Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Franklin L. Reed recently returned with Strike Fighter Squadron-136, Naval Air Station Cecil Field, Fla., embarked aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington from a seven-week shake down cruise in the Caribbean and Western Atlantic.

During the deployment, USS George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing Seven, continuously trained on operating the ship and aircraft as a team, conducting damage control and battle station drills, and other exercises to reinforce the air wing's and the crew's ability to safely operate the ship.

While deployed, Carrier Air Wing Seven conducted more than 4,070 hours of accident-free flight operations, including 3,834 take-offs and landings during 2,093 flying missions.

The ship also performed several successful close-in weapons systems exercises and sea sparrow launches, during which the systems tracked and shot down drone targets.


* Frederick County: The Harney fire company was out for an hour and 24 minutes on a chimney fire on Bollinger School Road at 4:16 p.m. Sunday.

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