View Full Version : GW Battle Group Heads For Harm's Way

06-20-02, 11:42 AM
NORFOLK -- For the 18th time in six years, a Navy carrier battle group heads overseas toward combat. Led this time by the carrier George Washington, more than 7,500 sailors and Marines leave Norfolk today aboard six ships. Two additional destroyers, a frigate, a submarine and three amphibious vessels -- 13 warships and about 13,000 personnel in all -- will sail in staggered groups during the next few weeks to join the war against terrorism.