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United States Aircraft Carriers Switch Duties in Arabian Gulf
The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), top, relieves USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) in the Arabian Gulf on Saturday, October 18, 2014. George H.W. Bush will soon depart the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility for its homeport at Norfolk, Virginia, and Carl Vinson will take over support of maritime security operations including strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed. UPI/Korrin Kim/U.S. Navy
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USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77) is the tenth and final Nimitz-class supercarrier of the United States Navy.[1] She is named for the 41st President of the United States George H. W. Bush, who was a naval aviator during World War II. Bush's callsign is Avenger, after the TBM Avenger aircraft flown by then-Lieutenant George Bush in WWII. Construction began in 2001 at the Northrop Grumman Newport News shipyard and was completed in 2009 at a cost of $6.2 billion.[2] She is homeported at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia.

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