USS George H.W. Bush Carries Out CQ Training Drills

The aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) departed its homeport of Norfolk to support carrier qualification (CQ) operations for members of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7, in the Atlantic Ocean, April 1.

USS George H.W. Bush Command Master Chief David Carter, said:

Going underway keeps us all sharp and up to date. In the Navy we strive to be ‘always ready,’ and the only way to guarantee that is by training at sea.

During the underway period, Sailors will conduct flight operations and train on all aspects of shipboard life and warfare at sea.

Operations Specialist 2nd Class Savannah Stewart, currently stationed on board George H.W. Bush, said:

We’ll be training squadrons from CVW 7.

Truman is in the yards right now, so George H.W. Bush will be helping out by training a few of their squadrons.

The underway will include various shipboard training evolutions for each department. George H.W. Bush will be receiving Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 146, the Blue Diamonds, and VFA-34, the Blue Blasters, to conduct flight operations.

George H. W. Bush is currently underway conducting training exercises in the Atlantic Ocean.

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