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GW Hosts Super Bowl Party

GW Hosts Super Bowl Party

Story by SN Michael Botts on 02/10/2019

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – (Feb. 4, 2018) On Super Bowl Sunday, The Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) team of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) hosted a Super Bowl party for George Washington Sailors on the Floating Accommodation Facility (FAF) for those Sailors on duty.
The George Washington supply department and MWR got together to provide pizza and soda before the big game between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams.
“We were all hanging out, lounging in the chairs and just enjoying ourselves,” said Yeoman 3rd Class David Medina , a Sailor aboard the George Washington. “The food was great, and they had the game playing on multiple televisions, so it really was just a great time.”
Between the commercials and the halftime show, Sailors enjoyed watching two great teams play for bragging rights.
“The event gave the duty section a break from a routine duty day to enjoy one of the biggest sporting events of the year,” said Senior Chief Cryptologic Technician- Collections Justin Tropp , the fire watch leading chief petty officer aboard George Washington. “Senior and junior personnel sat side-by-side cheering for their favorite team. Everyone was eating, having a great time and enjoying each other just like a family.”
Beginning at 6:30 p.m., the party ran until the end of the game, with the win going to the Patriots, with a final score of 13-3.
“I was excited when I found out we would be able to watch the game while we were on duty,” said Aviation Boatswains Mate (Handling) Airman Jonell Potter , a Sailor aboard the George Washington. “MWR did a really great job with the party. Go Patriots!”
Overall, the party had a high turnout and was well received by many Sailors.
“Events like this help bring Sailors together,” said Tropp. “It gives them a chance to relax and enjoy themselves on their duty day.”
This year’s Super Bowl may have been more exciting for New England Patriots fans but, either way, thanks to the efforts of the supply department and MWR team, every George Washington Sailor who was on duty that day was given an opportunity to join in this classic American pastime.

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