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USS George H.W. Bush underway in the Atlantic Ocean
U.S. Sailors assigned to the air department of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) stand on the flight deck after finishing flight operations on May 21, 2009, in the Atlantic Ocean. (UPI Photo/Nicholas Hall/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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