USS G.H.W.Bush: moves Strike Fighters to Northern Gulf as ISIS moves on Baghdad
United States plans to move the aircraft carrier George H.W. Bush into the Persian Gulf to provide Obama with options for possible airstrikes. Two destroyers from the ship's strike group, the Norfolk-based Truxtun and the Mayport, Fla.-based Roosevelt, are already in the area. The ships carry Tomahawk missiles, which could reach Iraq, and the Bush, stationed nearby in the North Arabian Sea, is carrying fighter jets that could also easily get to Iraq.
140602-N-CS564-065 ARABIAN SEA (June 02, 2014) Aircrew Survival Equipmentman 2nd Class Mario Orellana, from New York, assigned to the "Fighting Black Lions" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 213, inspects a torso harness 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 U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
[November 16 2011]
An alleged plot by Iraqi intelligence to assassinate Bush's father, former president George H.W. Bush, during his triumphal visit to Kuwait in April, 1993, at the direction of Saddam Hussein might have induced G.W. Bush to get Hussein, and we did. Has Saddam struck back at CV-77, George H. W, Bush? There have been at least two times when all 423 commodes in the ship’s 130 heads went offline. The sailors blame the ship’s vacuum system. But the Navy is blaming sailors for flushing “inappropriate material” down the toilets. A new vacuum collection sewage system that utilizes fresh water instead of sea water for flushing. This creates fewer long term corrosion problems, and reduces the quantity of sewage from water closets and urinals by ratio of 10 to 1.