[mappress]Press Release, August 21, 2013; Image: US Navy USS George Washington Welcomes Japanese Guests Onboard August 21, 2013 View post tag: Japanese Back to overview,Home naval-today USS George Washington Welcomes Japanese Guests Onboard View post tag: Naval View post tag: George View post tag: welcomes Training & Education The U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) hosted Japanese guests while at sea, Aug. 20.The distinguished visitors were given a general orientation of an underway U.S. Navy aircraft carrier to better understand George Washington’s strategic mission in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.“I feel so honored to receive a tour on an aircraft carrier,” said Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) Capt. Yoshihiro Murakami, commander, Fleet Air Wing 4 chief of staff. “I am extremely impressed with the 18 to 22 year-old Sailors who work hard to support the defense of Japan.”Capt. Steven Wieman, commanding officer, Naval Air Facility Atsugi (NAFA); Lt. Kazuaki Abe, commander, Fleet Air Wing 4 liaison officer; and Nobutsugi Nakamura, Zama defence office chief, were also among the 16 distinguished visitors who spent the day aboard George Washington.“We are guests in Japan,” said Wieman. “Anytime we have an opportunity to educate them about our mission, role and purpose helps them understand us and gives them a better opportunity to help us. It gives them ownership and pride that they help in improving our alliance.”George Washington and its embarked airwing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, departed June 26 to begin its 2013 patrol and participated in exercise Talisman Saber 13 with Australian Defence Forces in July.“It is great to be back operating near Japan with our partners and host nation,” said Capt. Carlos Sardiello, George Washington’s executive officer. “This tour was a great opportunity to show our allies what our Sailors do. That’s important.”George Washington and CVW 5 provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interest of the U.S. and its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. View post tag: Guests View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy View post tag: Onboard View post tag: USS View post tag: Washington Share this article
DEARBORN COUNTY – A piece of concrete fell from a S.R. 46 bridge resulting in a semi accident that left one man injured and tied up traffic on I-74 Monday.58-year-old Mark Troyer, of Middlebury, Indiana, was operating a 2006 Freightliner loaded with shingles heading westbound on I-74 near the 162 mile marker around 1 p.m.Crash investigators say a piece of concrete about two cubic feet fell from the S.R. 46 bridge into the westbound lane. Troyer was unable to avoid the collision and struck it head on. After the impact the semi traveled into the median where it overturned.Construction is currently ongoing at the bridge and police say the concrete became dislodged as heavy machinery on the bridge was in use.Troyer, who was restrained, suffered a minor leg injury.Indiana State Trooper Randel Miller commented, “Thanks in large part to seat belt use, Mr. Troyer only suffered a minor injury.”The interstate was closed for a couple of hours slowing traffic both east and west.The Indiana State Police were assisted on the scene by the Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department, St. Leon Fire Department and Sunman EMS.