the newest aircraft carrier in the Navy and the last of the Nimitz class carriers to be built,
is undergoing sea and flight deck trials.
U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 3rd Class Dominique J. Moore
(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 3rd Class Dominique J. Moore
U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dominique J. Moore.
A few days ago, the ship was visited by her namesake, President George H W Bush, and by her sponsor, Doro Bush Koch.
"I was so happy I got to shake his hand, I've always wanted to do that," said Seaman Derrick Chaves. "It makes me feel special because no other ships get to have their namesake on board. It brought my morale up."
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