Been There. Done That.
Twenty Years ago this next month, I went to sea on GW on it's shakedown cruise with the Air Wing embarked. I was in the Prowler Squadron, VAQ-140. It was the last time I ever went to sea......................
The cleaning agent is AFFF, Aqueous Film Forming Solution. It is basically a detergent. Not only does it put out fires but helps keep the deck clean!
George Washington is forward deployed to Fleet Activities, Yokosuka, Japan with CVW-5 based at NAF Atsugi.
This is the point of the sword and a look at the not so glamorous stuff that is the norm for life aboard a Nimitz Class Carrier.