U.S. Navy is conducting routine carrier operations in international waters west of the Korean Peninsula June 23-25.
The George Washington Carrier Strike Group (GWCSG) is conducting routine operations with the Republic of Korea navy in the Yellow Sea.
The operations are taking place beyond the territorial seas of any coastal nations and are intended to reinforce regional security and stability, enhance interoperability with allies, and enhance operational proficiency and readiness. The operations include integrated flight operations, surface and anti-submarine warfare training, air defense, replenishment at sea, dynamic ship maneuvers and liaison officer exchanges.
U.S. Navy ships scheduled to participate include the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), with embarked Carrier Air Wing 5 and Destroyer Squadron 15; guided-missile cruisers USS Cowpens (CG 63) and USS Shiloh (CG 67); guided-missile destroyers USS Lassen (DDG 82) and McCampbell (DDG 85).