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  • Obama Admin Orders US Aircraft Carrier to Persian Gulf

    06/14/2014 9:42:28 PM PDT · by kingattax · 30 replies
    Breitbart/AP ^ | 14 Jun 2014
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered an aircraft carrier — the USS George H.W. Bush — to move from the northern Arabian Sea to the Persian Gulf as President Barack Obama considers possible military options for Iraq.</p>
  • X-47B Completes First-Ever Carrier-Based Arrested Landing

    07/10/2013 11:12:31 AM PDT · by Daus · 46 replies
    US Navy ^ | 7/10/13 | NA
    USS GEORGE H. W. BUSH, at sea (NNS) -- The X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator completed its first-ever carrier-based arrested landing on board USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) off the coast of Virginia July 10. "By evolving and integrating new technology like the X-47B and the unmanned aircraft to follow, carriers will remain relevant throughout their 50-year lifespan," said Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus. Today's demonstration was the first time a tailless, unmanned autonomous aircraft landed on a modern aircraft carrier. This test marks an historic event for naval aviation that Navy leaders believe will impact...
  • USS George H.W. Bush Hosts Namesake

    07/15/2010 7:53:03 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 24 replies
    Naviy.mil ^ | 7/15/2010 | Mass Communication Specialist Seaman J. Scott St. Clair
    USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), the Navy's 10th and final Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, received a visit from its namesake, former President George H.W. Bush and former First Lady Barbara Bush, while underway July 14. Bush and Barbara were escorted on board by Adm. J.C. Harvey, commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command. During his two-day visit to the aircraft carrier, Bush toured the ship, observing day-to-day operations and spending time with the crew, as well as taking part in a reenlistment ceremony for nearly 60 Sailors, which he said was an honor. "I am proud of every man and woman on...
  • USS George H.W. Bush Conducts 1st Missile Launch

    06/24/2010 12:15:01 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 8 replies
    ASD News ^ | 6/23/2010 | ASD News
    USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) successfully fired two Evolved NATO Sea Sparrow missiles and two Rolling Airframe Missiles (RAM) for the first time, to conclude its first Combat Systems Ship's Qualification Trials (CSSQT), June 23. CSSQT is part of the series of qualifications and certifications the aircraft carrier must undergo in preparation for her upcoming maiden deployment. According to Combat Systems Officer, Cmdr. John B. Vliet, CSSQT is a combined effort between the Combat Systems, Operations and Weapons departments to test the aircraft carrier's self-defense systems. "It's an end-to-end testing of the Combat Systems Suite, to include tactics, techniques,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ USS George HW Bush (CVN 77) ~ 29 May 09

    05/28/2009 5:59:59 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 188 replies · 3,604+ views
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ USS GEORGE HW BUSH (CVN 77) ~ PRE-COMMISSIONING 090108-N-7656T-023 NORFOLK, Va. (Jan. 8, 2009) Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara Bush, walk across the hanger bay of the aircraft carrier Pre-commissioning Unit George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) at Naval Station Norfolk. Bush, the ship's namesake, is aboard to participate in the ribbon cutting ceremony for the official opening of the George H.W. Bush Tribute Room aboard the carrier. George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) will be commissioned Jan. 10 at Naval Station Norfolk. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michael Tackitt/Released) Canteen Mission...
  • USS George H.W. Bush, CVN-77, conducts flight deck certification(photo thread)

    05/22/2009 12:24:47 PM PDT · by A.A. Cunningham · 77 replies · 2,466+ views
    United States Navy ^ | 19 May 2009 | Navy News Service
    090519-N-7656T-124 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 19, 2009) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23 passes by the landing signal officer on the way to making the first arrested landing aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). George H.W. Bush is the tenth and final Nimitz-class aircraft carrier and is underway off the coast of Virginia conducting flight deck certification. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michael Tackitt/Released) 090519-N-6125G-116 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 19, 2009) An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23 makes the first...
  • Navy Takes Delivery of New Carrier

    05/20/2009 4:18:30 AM PDT · by Non-Sequitur · 23 replies · 1,053+ views
    Military.com ^ | 5/11/09 | Anon
    The Navy took delivery of its newest aircraft carrier, USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), from Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding. George H.W. Bush is the 10th and final Nimitz-class aircraft carrier.
  • Navy's Newest Carrier Successfully Completes Acceptance Sea Trials

    04/13/2009 6:36:29 AM PDT · by Freeport · 34 replies · 2,739+ views
    Navy News ^ | 4/9/2009 | Program Executive Office Carriers
    WASHINGTON (NNS) -- USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) successfully completed acceptance sea trials April 7-9 off the Virginia Capes and is in final preparation for delivery. Acceptance sea trials are the final test of the ship's readiness to begin fleet service. Navy representatives from the U.S. Navy Board of Inspection and Survey tested and evaluated the ship's systems and performance. Acceptance trials will formally conclude April 10. George H.W. Bush is the nation's 10th, and final, Nimitz-class carrier. The ship is designed to carry all current and future aircraft in its embarked air wing until the completion of her...
  • A DAY IN THE LIFE OF PRESIDENT BUSH...fabulous PHOTOS...01/10/09

    01/10/2009 4:01:13 PM PST · by daisyscarlett · 143 replies · 5,357+ views
    yahoo news; whitehouse.gov;daylife.com | Daisyscarlett
    President George W. Bush and his family traveled to Norfolk VA today to participate in the commissioning ceremony of the George H.W. Bush (CVN 7) in Norfolk, Va. Vice President Cheney and Mrs. Cheney also attended this event. TRANSCRIPT OF THE SPEECH THE PRESIDENT GAVE. PLEASE READ. IT IS AWESOME. SNIFF SNIFF… This was the President’s last scheduled flight on Air Force One as the sitting president The President delivered his weekly radio address. In Focus: Defense.
  • Navy Commissions USS George H.W. Bush with Namesake on Hand

    01/10/2009 12:42:54 PM PST · by SandRat · 39 replies · 1,628+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2009 – With traditional pomp and circumstance and its namesake on hand, the last Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, USS George H.W. Bush, was commissioned in Norfolk, Va., today. “So what do you give a guy who has been blessed and has just about everything he has ever needed?” President George W. Bush, son of former President George H.W. Bush, joked during the ceremony. “Well, an aircraft carrier.” The story of the USS George H.W. Bush, also known as CVN 77, begins well before its keel-laying in September 2003. It began in the early days of World War...
  • *Commissioning USS George H.W.Bush LIVE on C-SPAN*

    01/10/2009 9:20:06 AM PST · by Syncro · 56 replies · 1,821+ views
    C-SPAN ^ | Jan 10, 2009 | Syncro
    Tune in now, it's in the middle of the ceremony at this time.
  • Navy to commission CVN-77, USS George H.W. Bush

    01/10/2009 6:19:47 AM PST · by Joiseydude · 60 replies · 3,843+ views
    WashTimes ^ | Saturday, January 10, 2009 | Sara A. Carter
    Former President George H. W. Bush will be honored for his military career when the U.S. Navy commissions its new aircraft carrier Saturday at Naval Station Norfolk. The president's son, President Bush, will speak as the Navy commissions the 1,092-foot CVN-77, which will be named the USS George H.W. Bush. "The president is honored to participate in the commissioning of the USS George H.W. Bush both as the commander in chief and as a proud son," White House spokesman Carlton F. Carroll told The Washington Times. On Friday, workers finished the last details on the nuclear-powered carrier, which towers 20...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 1-9-09

    01/09/2009 5:51:35 PM PST · by silent_jonny · 87 replies · 3,238+ views
    Today President Bush visited privately with the White House Communication Agency and the White House Transportation Agency, and later met with the men and women stationed at Bolling Air Force Base, where he thanked them for their service over the past eight years. Tomorrow, President & Mrs. Bush will attend the commissioning ceremony of the USS George H. W. Bush in Norfolk, Virginia, along with former President George H. W. Bush and Mrs. Barbara Bush. It was just a little over two years ago that the aircraft carrier—the 10th and final of the Nimitz class—was christened by the former President’s...
  • Navy to Commission Aircraft Carrier George H.W. Bush

    01/07/2009 12:46:34 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 40 replies · 4,505+ views
    Faxts News Australia ^ | January 1, 2009 | Staff
    The Navy's newest nuclear-powered aircraft carrier George H. W. Bush will be commissioned Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009, during an 11 a.m. EST ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk, Va. President George W. Bush will deliver the principal address. Dorothy "Doro" Bush Koch, daughter of the ship's namesake, is the ship's sponsor. In the time-honored Navy tradition, she will give the order to "man our ship and bring her to life!" The lastNimitz-class aircraft carrier is named to honor World War II naval aviator and America's 41st president George H. W. Bush. Born on June 12, 1924, in Milton, Mass., Bush began...
  • Navy plans to bring nuclear carrier to Mayport [USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77)]

    12/18/2008 3:52:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies · 1,636+ views
    The Florida Times-Union ^ | November 19, 2008 | Timothy J. Gibbons
    Thousands more sailors will call Mayport home come 2014, when the Navy moves a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to its base there. The Navy will spend the next five years and some $400 million dredging the St. Johns River, refurbishing the wharf and building infrastructure to handle the ship, which will partially fill the void left when the John F. Kennedy was decommissioned in 2007. As well as providing a half-billion-dollar ongoing economic impact, the decision to base a carrier at Mayport Naval Station showcases the area's strategic potential, local politicians said after the announcement Monday, and cements Jacksonville's place in...
  • Navy to Commission Aircraft Carrier George H.W. Bush (ooooo! Bubba's gonna be Torked.)

    12/31/2008 3:42:45 PM PST · by SandRat · 80 replies · 2,733+ views
    The Navy’s newest nuclear-powered aircraft carrier George H. W. Bush will be commissioned Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009, during an 11 a.m. EST ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk, Va. President George W. Bush will deliver the principal address. Dorothy “Doro” Bush Koch, daughter of the ship’s namesake, is the ship’s sponsor. In the time-honored Navy tradition, she will give the order to "man our ship and bring her to life!" The lastNimitz-class aircraft carrier is named to honor World War II naval aviator and America’s 41st president George H. W. Bush. Born on June 12, 1924, in Milton, Mass., Bush began...
  • New carrier won't be done, but commissioning goes on

    12/19/2008 1:03:22 PM PST · by GATOR NAVY · 70 replies · 3,213+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | 19 Dec 08 | Kathy Adams and Matthew Jones
    Tugboats will pull the George H.W. Bush, the 10th and final aircraft carrier in the Nimitz class, to its January commissioning, the Navy and Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding said Thursday. The big carrier should have sailed under its own power from the Newport News shipyard to Norfolk Naval Station for the Jan. 10 ceremony. It is not ready for delivery, said Margaret Mitchell-Jones, a Northrop Grumman spokeswoman. In the past, the Navy has delayed the ceremony, which marks the ship's official entry into the Navy fleet. But not this time. Navy Secretary Donald Winter set the date earlier this year, and...
  • Former president calls carrier named after him "overwhelming" [USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77)]

    10/14/2006 10:07:42 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 22 replies · 927+ views
    COLLEGE STATION, Texas- Former President George H.W. Bush almost had to wait a little longer to see an aircraft carrier bear his name. Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England, speaking at a leadership forum with Bush at Texas A&M University on Friday, said he nearly chose a different namesake for the nuclear-powered USS George H.W. Bush christened last week in Virginia. The $6 billion CVN 77 is the last of the Nimitz-class carriers. England, whose duty included naming new carriers in his former position as secretary of the Navy, told the crowd he was torn over whether to wait for...
  • Carrier named for elder Bush christened - CVN 77

    10/07/2006 9:05:25 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 37 replies · 5,286+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/7/06 | Jennifer Loven - ap
    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Spraying the bubbles from sparkling wine across the enormous gray bow of the USS George H.W. Bush, the Bush family on Saturday christened the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier named after the 82-year-old former president. "I know you join me in saying to our father, President Bush, your ship has come in," the current president said during a ceremony for the last of the Nimitz-class carriers, the CVN 77. "She is unrelenting, she is unshakable, she is unyielding, she is unstoppable," Bush said, lauding the warship's state-of-the-art design before pausing for a punch line aimed at his mother's...
  • New US Aircraft Carrier, CVN-77 George H. W. Bush to be Christened Saturday, October 7, 2006

    10/03/2006 8:06:52 AM PDT · by Jeff Head · 279 replies · 23,051+ views
    Northrop Grumman Construction Site ^ | Oct 2006 | Northrop Grumman/US Navy
    CVN-77 to be Christened on October 7th, 2006 From the Northrop Grumman site. On Saturday, October 7, 2006, Northrop Grumman Newport News will christen the nation’s 10th and final Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, George H. W. Bush (CVN 77). The ship’s namesake and 41st President of the United States, George H. W. Bush, is scheduled to attend the ceremony along with his wife Barbara and their daughter, Doro Bush Koch, Mrs. Koch also serves as the ship’s sponsor and will do the traditional honor of breaking a bottle of American sparkling wine across the ship’s bow during the ceremony. Employees of...
  • George HW Bush Aircraft Carrier Pieced Together at Newport News Shipyard (Last of Nimitz class)

    03/21/2006 7:46:52 AM PST · by presidio9 · 88 replies · 2,312+ views
    AP ^ | 3/18/06
    A large section of the George HW Bush aircraft carrier is being secured to the last of its kind ship being built at Northrop Grumman Newport News. Last week, a crane lifted the upper bow section into place. The section is a 780-ton mass of steel and internal components. It is one of the 161 large ship pieces that make up the ship's main structure. While the crane continues to hold the bow section in place, yard workers will attach it to the rest of the ship. The section completes the end-to-end span of the Bush's flight deck. The carrier...
  • 2006 defense budget plan eliminates Navy aircraft carrier

    02/07/2005 4:23:52 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 89 replies · 2,230+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | February 8, 2005 | Jon R. Anderson
    ARLINGTON, Va. — The Navy will cut one of its 12 aircraft carriers, jettison more than 13,000 sailors from its active rolls and slow down the purchase of new ships and aircraft, according to the Navy’s portion of the 2006 defense budget proposal. The good news, say service officials, is that with the extra $6.4 billion they’re getting over the $119 billion approved last year, they’ll be able to provide new special pay and bonus money, more housing allowances, stipends for living overseas as well as increases to fleet maintenance and training. The proposal calls for increasing sailors’ base pay...
  • Kitty Hawk still has a few more lives before the moth balls

    07/23/2004 9:26:46 PM PDT · by snowsislander · 13 replies · 766+ views
    The Japan Times ^ | July 23, 2004 | ERIC TALMADGE
    ABOARD THE USS KITTY HAWK (AP) In his office under the flight deck of the USS Kitty Hawk, Capt. Thomas Parker points at a wall covered by the photos of his 32 predecessors. The first one took command before the 1962 Cuban missile crisis; in the middle are the Vietnam-era captains. USS Kitty Hawk leaves its forward-deployed port in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture to take part in the Summer Pulse 2004 exercises. You have to turn a corner down the hall to get to Parker's own picture. After 43 years and assignments in just about every conflict from Vietnam to Iraq,...
  • FORMER PRESIDENT GEORGE H. W. BUSH AUTHENTICATES KEEL FOR AIRCRAFT CARRIER NAMED IN HIS HONOR

    09/06/2003 5:11:53 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 45 replies · 866+ views
    FORMER PRESIDENT GEORGE H. W. BUSH AUTHENTICATES KEEL FOR AIRCRAFT CARRIER NAMED IN HIS HONOR Former President Bush authenticated the keel of the George H. W. Bush aircraft carrier by chalking his initials onto a metal plate. His initials were then welded onto the plate, which will be permanently affixed to the carrier. NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- September 6, 2003 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE: NOC) Newport News sector hosted a keel laying ceremony today for the aircraft carrier George H. W. Bush (CVN 77). Former President George H. W. Bush served as the keel authenticator and keynote speaker for...
  • Media invited to George H. W. Bush Keel Laying Ceremony

    09/05/2003 12:08:33 PM PDT · by Tank-FL · 59 replies · 551+ views
    Newport News Shipbuilding ^ | 08/26/2003 | Northrop Grumman
    News media are invited to the keel laying ceremony for the George H. W. Bush at Northrop Grumman Newport News on Saturday, September 6. President George H. W. Bush will serve as the keel authenticator and principal speaker for the ceremony. THE EVENT IS NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Satellite Information Northrop Grumman Newport News will provide a live, multi-camera satellite broadcast of the ceremony in its entirety on September 6. Details are as follows: Online: 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. EDT Access: Telstar 6, K-11 Full Downlink will be 11929 vertical
  • CAE awarded C$12M in U.S. Navy contracts - To supply control systems George HW Bush carrier

    08/13/2003 4:49:22 PM PDT · by chance33_98 · 338+ views
    CAE awarded C$12M in U.S. Navy contracts (CAE is ranked in the top 20 Canadian companies for investment in research and development. The company invests approximately 10% of its revenues in R&D. ) - PRNewswire - - USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) - USS New York (LPD 21) NYSE: CGT; TSX: CAE) TORONTO, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - CAE has been selected to supply electric plant control systems for the largest and most advanced warship in naval history, the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), as well as for the U.S. Navy's latest LPD 17...
  • US Navy Starts Work on Next Class of Carriers [Brian's Military Ping List]

    05/11/2003 6:24:45 AM PDT · by VaBthang4 · 106 replies · 1,108+ views
    National Defense Magazine ^ | May 2003 | Harold Kennedy
    CVN 21 said to offer biggest changes in decades, seeking a ‘leap ahead’ in technology by Harold Kennedy The U.S. Navy is moving ahead with plans for its much-debated, next-generation aircraft carrier, now called CVN 21. The service has requested $1.5 billion in its fiscal year 2004 budget for research, development and engineering and advanced procurement for the ship. CVN 21 is scheduled to begin construction in 2007 and to be delivered in 2014, according to Rear Adm. Dennis M. Dwyer, the Navy’s program executive officer for aircraft carriers. The budget for the entire project “now stands at $11.7 billion,”...
  • USS G H W Bush, now this: C-17 to be named for Strom Thurmond

    12/10/2002 10:20:05 AM PST · by new cruelty · 12 replies · 248+ views
    UPI ^ | December 10, 2002
    The 100th C-17 Globemaster III to come off the production line will be dubbed The Spirit of Strom Thurmond.