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  • 19 April 2018
    Authorities

    The US Navy is morning the loss of Barbara Bush, ship’s sponsor for the aircraft carrier USS George Washington and former First Lady of the United States and wife of naval aviator and president George H.W. Bush. The American flag flying above both USS George Washington and USS George H.W. Bush were at half-mast on […]

  • 20 September 2018
    Authorities

    The US Navy has identified the sailor killed aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) in a flight deck mishap on Monday, September 17. Airman Apprentice Joseph Min Naglak lost his life aboard the aircraft carrier when he was struck by the turning propeller of an E-2C Hawkeye after securing the aircraft to […]

  • 22 December 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Sailors aboard the U.S. Navy’s Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush came one step closer to deployment by completing their composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) on December 21. The 3-week-long assessment tested the ship’s ability to collaborate with other ships in the strike group based on real-world situations. GHWBCSG conducted various exercises and completed […]

  • 10 March 2014

    The newest Nimitz-Class aircraft carrier of the U.S. Navy USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) arrived in Antalya, Turkey for a scheduled port visit, on March 9.   “This port visit is designed to strengthen maritime security working with our Turkish partners,” the Navy said in a release. Aside to scheduled sight-seeing, George H.W. Bush […]

  • 3 November 2014
    Authorities

    USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) arrived in Marseille, France for a scheduled port visit, Nov. 1. Sailors will get the opportunity to relax and enjoy the vibrant culture of Marseille. USS George H.W. Bush will host more than 200 distinguished visitors during this port visit. The George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group is on […]

  • 6 March 2018
    Authorities

    US Navy aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) has wrapped up the navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) material inspection (MI). INSURV inspectors evaluate ships against navy standards to determine their overall combat readiness. INSURV is congressionally mandated for all navy ships in intervals not to exceed 60 months. Lt. Cmdr. Winston […]

  • 12 March 2014
    Training & Education

    The aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) anchors out in the harbor of Antalya, Turkey.   George H. W. Bush is on a scheduled deployment supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. [mappress] Naval Today Staff, March 12, 2014; Image: U.S. Navy photo […]

  • 13 October 2015
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    US Navy’s USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) held a change of command ceremony at the Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center in Norfolk, Virginia, Oct. 9. Captain Andrew J. Loiselle was relieved by Captain Will Pennington as the commanding officer of USS George H.W. Bush in a ceremony attended by several hundred distinguished […]

  • 25 August 2014
    Authorities

    An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Valions of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 15 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77).   George H.W. Bush is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77) […]

  • 19 June 2014
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    An F/A-18C Hornet, attached to the “Valions” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 15 lands aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77).   George H. W. Bush is on a scheduled deployment supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. USS George H.W. Bush […]

  • 5 March 2014
    Training & Education

    The US Navy aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) transits the Strait of Gibraltar.   She is deployed in support of maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. [mappress] Naval Today Staff, March 5, 2014; […]

  • 26 June 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    An F/A-18E Super Hornet attached to “Tomcatters” of the Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 31 takes off from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77).   George H.W. Bush is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. USS George H.W. […]

  • 8 January 2019
    Authorities

    General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., (NASSCO)-Norfolk, has been awarded a $91.4 million for the fiscal 2019 dry-docking planned incremental availability of aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush. The undefinitized contract action is a modification to a previously awarded contract, as announced by the US defense department. A dry-docking planned incremental availability (PIA) includes […]

  • 15 June 2014
    Training & Education

    U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel ordered the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) to move from the North Arabian Sea into the Arabian Gulf.   The order will provide the Commander-in-Chief additional flexibility should military options be required to protect American lives, citizens and interests in Iraq. Bush will be accompanied by […]

  • 24 September 2019
    Authorities

    Three US Navy sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush committed suicide last week, the ship’s commanding officer Capt. Sean Bailey confirmed in a post on the ship’s official Facebook page. The deaths came in the wake of a push by the US Navy to address the rising number of suicides in […]

  • 5 October 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) returned to Norfolk after completing tailored ship’s training availability/final evaluation problem (TSTA/FEP), October 3. TSTA/FEP is designed to train the crew in preparation for deployment, as well as integrate ship’s company with Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8. This was the ship’s first time out […]

  • 20 January 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s George H.W. Bush carrier strike group (GHWBCSG) is set to depart on a deployment to Europe and Middle East on Saturday, January 21. Nearly 6,000 sailors assigned to the carrier strike group will depart Norfolk and Mayport, Florida, after they spent more time ashore than it was anticipated. In June 2015, USS George H.W. […]

  • 16 March 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Russia Deploys 60 Ships near Ukraine Russia has deployed 60 ships on the East border of Ukraine and in Crimea, Acting Minister of Defense of Ukraine, Ihor Tenykh said on Tuesday, March 11.   The Minister also stressed that there is no open aggression, since Russia does not officially recognize the troops in Crimea as […]

  • 2 February 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) departed its homeport of Norfolk to conduct various training exercises in the Atlantic Ocean, Jan 31. The underway will include various shipboard training evolutions for each department. George H.W. Bush will also be receiving multiple air crews to conduct flight operations. George H.W. Bush recently returned […]

  • 21 July 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) began its fast cruise July 18 in preparation to leave Norfolk Naval Shipyard. The beginning of fast cruise marks the end of GHWB’s 13-month Planned Incremental Availability (PIA) which began June 2015. During fast cruise the crew will operate as if they are underway, carrying […]

  • 14 February 2012
    Training & Education

    USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) was named the top aircraft carrier in the Atlantic Fleet in the 2011 Commander Naval Air Force Aircraft Carrier Battle Efficiency and Departmental Awards program, Feb. 10. The Battle Efficiency Award, or Battle “E”, recognizes superior operational performance, assessing the command’s accomplishments during training exercises and various command inspections. […]

  • 4 May 2015
    Authorities

    US Navy’s USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) got underway for a special cruise for friends and family members of Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier May 2. Many of the guests who came aboard were military veterans. Even those with prior Navy service found George H.W. Bush impressive. The airshow was the highlight of the […]

  • 6 July 2017

    The staff and crew embarked aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) (GHWB) had the distinct pleasure of hosting its first foreign head of state for a ship visit, July 3. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, along with his wife Sara and son Yair, came aboard the carrier to visit with senior […]

  • 18 August 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush and more than 7,000 sailors assigned to its carrier strike group are set to conclude their seven-month deployment returning home to Norfolk on August 21. The aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), commanded by Capt. Will Pennington, and the guided missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103) […]

  • 3 April 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    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 […]

  • 22 February 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) has arrived at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) where it will spend the next 28 months, undergoing planned maintenance. The 103,000 ton, 1,092-foot aircraft carrier completed the dry docking procedure on February 21. The dry-docking planned incremental availability (DPIA), as the maintenance is referred […]

  • 30 November 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s George H.W. Bush carrier strike group (GHWBCSG) departed Norfolk on November 28 to begin preparing for an upcoming deployment with a composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX). During COMPTUEX, the group will combine technology, training, and tactics into multiple scenarios leading to certification for deployment. “This culminating event builds confidence that we can employ the […]

  • 28 August 2014
    Authorities

    Aviation Machinist’s Mate 2nd Class Alexandra Mimbela, from Trujillo, Peru, performs maintenance on an F/A-18F Super Hornet attached to the Fighting Black Lions of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 213 aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77).   George H.W. Bush is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the […]

  • 25 July 2016
    Training & Education

    USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) left Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) July 23 after completing a 13-month planned incremental availability (PIA). GHWB will conduct sea trials in collaboration with NNSY to evaluate Sailors’ performance and ensure the operability of ship equipment and systems. “Sea trials are exciting and the culmination of an enormous effort […]