USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77)


 

May 2010

A Sailor charts a course in the ship's bridge May 24. 100524-N-8913A-060 ATLANTIC OCEAN (March 24 2010) - Quartermaster 3rd Class La-Tanya Pinckney, of USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH's (CVN 77) Navigation Department, charts a course in the ship's bridge May 24. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Leonard Adams.)
100524-N-8913A-008 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 24, 2010) Aviation Support Equipment Technician Airman David Watson, assigned to USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH's (CVN 77) Aircraft Intermediate Maintenence Department, sands rust off a liquid oxygen cart in the ships hangar bay May 24. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Leonard Adams.)
100524-N-8913A-003 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 24, 2010) Aviation Support Equipment Technician Airman David Watson, assigned to USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH's (CVN 77) Aircraft Intermediate Maintenence Department, sands rust off a liquid oxygen cart in the ships hangar bay May 24. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Leonard Adams.)
100522-N-8913A-164 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 22, 2010) --  MH-60 Seahawk helicopters assigned to the "Spartans" of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 70 and the "Tridents" of Helicopter Combat Sea Squadron (HSC) 9, line the flight deck of USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77), May 22. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Leonard Adams)
100522-N-8913A-233 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 22, 2010) -- An E/A-18G Growler assigned to the "Shadowhawks" of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 141, makes the 5,000th arrested landing, or "trap," aboard USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77), May 22. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Leonard Adams)
100522-N-8913A-009 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 22, 2010) -- Capt. Chip Miller, right, commanding officer (CO) of USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77), presents Under Secretary of Defense, Comptroller, Robert F. Hale with a photo of his arrested landing aboard USS George H.W. Bush on May 22. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Leonard Adams)
100522-N-8913A-003 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 22, 2010) -- Capt. Chip Miller, commanding officer (CO) of USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77), center, poses with Under Secretary of Defense, Comptroller, Robert F. Hale, second from left, Vice Adm. Peter H. Daly, deputy commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, and other distinguished visitors in the CO's inport cabin May 22. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Leonard Adams)
100522-N-7908T-304 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 22, 2010) -- A Sailor assigned to the "Shadowhawks" of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 141 ties down an E/A-18G Growler to the flight deck of USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) May 22. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brent Thacker)
100522-N-7908T-032 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 22, 2010) -- Cmdr. William Pennington, left, executive officer, USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77), describes the cockpit of an F/A-18C Hornet to Robert F. Hale, Under Secretary of Defense, Comptroller, in the ship's hangar bay May 22. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brent Thacker)
100522-N-7656T-258 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 22, 2010) -- An E/A-18G Growler assigned to the "Shadowhawks" of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 141, makes the 5,000th arrested landing, or "trap," aboard USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77), May 22. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michael Tackitt.)
100522-N-7656T-006 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 22, 2010) -- Sailors assigned to USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) Air Department's Crash and Salvage Division observe flight deck operations from their P-25 fire truck, May 22. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michael Tackitt)
 

100522-N-6632S-292 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 22, 2010) - An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the "Valions" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 15, lands on USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) May 22. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kevin J. Steinberg)

 

 

100522-N-6509M-250 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 22, 2010) An E/A-18G Growler assigned to the "Shadowhawks" of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 141, makes the 5,000th arrested landing, or "trap," aboard USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77), May 22. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Daniel Moore)

 

100522-N-6509M-156 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 22, 2010) Sailors assigned to USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) Air Department's V4 Division fuel an F/A-18A Hornet May 22. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Daniel S. Moore)
100522-N-6509M-107 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 22, 2010) Sailors assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 31 Weapons Department prepare a missile before loading it onto an F/A-18E Super Hornet on the flight deck of USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) May 22. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Daniel S. Moore)
100522-N-5152P-057 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 22, 2010) -- Cmdr. William Pennington, left, the executive officer of USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77), gives a tour of an F/A-18C Hornet to Susan Hale, the wife of Robert F. Hale, Under Secretary of Defense, Comptroller, in the ship’s hangar bay May 22. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Matthew R. Perreault)
100522-N-5152P-049 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 22, 2010) -- Cmdr. William Pennington, left, the executive officer of USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77), gives a tour of an F/A-18C Hornet to Robert F. Hale, Under Secretary of Defense, Comptroller, in the ship’s hangar bay May 22. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Matthew R. Perreault)
100522-N-5152P-037 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 22, 2010) -- Aviation Structural Mechanic Equipment 2nd Class Cristian Popa, attached to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 15, oversees preventative maintenance on an F/A-18C Hornet in the hangar bay of USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) May 22. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Matthew R. Perreault)
100522-N-3885H-113 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 22, 2010) -- An E/A-18G Growler assigned to the "Shadowhawks" of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 141, makes the 5,000th arrested landing, or "trap," aboard USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77), May 22. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nicholas Hall)
100522-N-3885H-061 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 22, 2010) -- Sailors assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 87 talk on the flight deck before flight operations on USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77), May 22. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nicholas Hall)
100522-N-3885H-055 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 22, 2010) -- Pilots assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8 wait for flight operations to begin aboard USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77), May 22. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nicholas Hall)
100522-N-3885H-039 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 22, 2010) -- Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 31 Weapons Department Sailors load ordnance onto an F/A-18+ Hornet aboard USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77), May 22. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nicholas Hall)
100522-N-3885H-034 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 22, 2010) -- Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 31 Weapons Department Sailors load ordnance onto an F/A-18+ Hornet aboard USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77), May 22. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nicholas Hall)
100521-N-9116S-016 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 21, 2010) Sailors aboard USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) line up along the edge of the flight deck to begin a Foreign Object Debris (FOD) walk-down May 21. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Michael Smevog.)
100521-N-8913A-057 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 21, 2010) Sailors assigned to USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) Air Department pipe aboard Vice Adm. Peter H. Daly, deputy commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, May 21. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Leonard Adams.)
100521-N-8913A-024 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 21, 2010) Sailors assigned to USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) Air Department pipe aboard Under Secretary of Defense, Comptroller, Robert F. Hale May 21. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Leonard Adams.)
100521-N-8913A-012 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 21, 2010) A C-2A Greyhound assigned to Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 40 lands on the flight deck of USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) May 21. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Leonard Adams.)
100521-N-8913A-003 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 21, 2010) Aircraft from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8 line the flight deck of USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) as an MH-60S Seahawk, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 9, takes off May 21. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Leonard Adams.)
100521-N-7908T-647 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 21, 2010) -- Vice Adm. Peter H. Daly, deputy commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, observes an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 15 land aboard USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) May 21. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brent Thacker)
100521-N-7908T-638 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 21, 2010) --  Landing signal officers from USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) watch as an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 213 lands May 21. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brent Thacker)
100521-N-7908T-442 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 21, 2010) -- An Air Department Sailor from USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) directs an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 15 for launch on the ship's flight deck. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brent Thacker)
100521-N-7908T-432 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 21, 2010) -- An Air Department Sailor from USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) directs an F/A-18A+ Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 87 for launch on the ship's flight deck. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brent Thacker)
100521-N-7908T-380 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 21, 2010) -- A Sailor assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 213 goes over the final check points inside an F/A-18F Super Hornet before launch from USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) flight deck May 21. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brent Thacker)
100521-N-7908T-302 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 21, 2010) -- Air Department Sailors from USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) move supplies brought in by the Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 40 on the ship's flight deck May 21. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brent Thacker)
100521-N-7908T-171 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 21, 2010) -- Vice Adm. Peter H. Daly, deputy commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, is piped aboard by Air Department Sailors from USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) on the ship's flight deck May 21. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brent Thacker)
100521-N-7908T-090 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 21, 2010) --  A C-2A Greyhound assigned to Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 40 lands aboard USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) May 21. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brent Thacker)
100521-N-7908T-013 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 21, 2010) -- Sailors from USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) perform a Foreign Object Debris (FOD) walkdown on the ship's flight deck May 21. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brent Thacker)
100521-N-7908T-005 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 21, 2010) -- A USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) Air Department Sailor directs an MH-60S Seahawk assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 9 to land aboard the ship's flight deck May 21. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brent Thacker)
100521-N-3885H-193 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 21, 2010) -- An F/A-18C Hornet from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 15 approaches USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) for a landing while an F/A-18+ Hornet from VFA-87 sits on the flight deck May 21. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nicholas Hall)
100521-N-3885H-116 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 21, 2010) -- An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 15 takes off from USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) May 21. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nicholas Hall)
100521-N-3885H-102 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 21, 2010) -- An Air Department Sailor from USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) guides an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 213 for take off May 21. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nicholas Hall)
100521-N-3885H-082 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 21, 2010) -- An EA-18G Growler assigned to Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 141 takes off from USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) May 21. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nicholas Hall)
100521-N-3885H-015 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 21, 2010) -- Capt. Chip Miller, commanding officer of USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77), salutes as Robert F. Hale, Under Secretary of Defense, Comptroller, passes though rainbow sideboys May 21. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nicholas Hall)
100521-N-3885H-014 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 21, 2010) -- Robert F. Hale, Under Secretary of Defense, Comptroller, passes though rainbow sideboys aboard USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) May 21. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nicholas Hall)
100520-N-8913A-156 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 20, 2010) --Aviation Machinist's Mate 1st Class (AW/SW) Horace R. Cyrus, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 15, performs an inspection of a jet engine inside the jet shop of USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) May 20. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Leonard Adams.)
100520-N-8913A-135 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 20, 2010) -- Sailors assigned to USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department lower a jet engine on to an engine transport shuttle May 20. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Leonard Adams.)
100520-N-8913A-096 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 20, 2010) -- Interior Communications Electricians 3rd Class (SW) Rory J. Shisler, left, and Larry O. Hughes, of USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) Combat Systems Department, perform maintenance on the ship's internal phone system May 20. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Leonard Adams.)
100520-N-8913A-048 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 20, 2010) Aircraft from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8 are stored in the hangar bay aboard USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) May 20. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Leonard Adams.)
100520-N-7908T-100 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 20, 2010) -- Hull Technician 3rd Class Joseph L. Vornbrock of USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) Engineering Department's Repair Division, welds wall mounts in the ship's sheet metal shop May 20. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brent Thacker)
100520-N-7908T-035 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 20, 2010) -- Hull Technician 3rd Class Joseph L. Vornbrock of USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) Engineering Department's Repair Division, welds wall mounts in the ship's sheet metal shop May 20. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brent Thacker)
100520-N-6509M-462 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 20, 2010) Lt. Cmdr. Timothy Myers, a pilot assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 31, gives a thumbs up after an arrested landing on USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) May 20. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Daniel S. Moore)
100520-N-6509M-459 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 20, 2010) A Sailor from USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) Air Department directs an F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to Striker Fighter Squadron (VFA) 31, to park on the ship's flight deck May 20. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Daniel S. Moore)
100520-N-6509M-222 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 20, 2010) A Sailor from USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) Air Department gives the thumbs up for launch after a pre-flight check of an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 141 May 20. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Daniel S. Moore)
100520-N-6509M-200 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 20, 2010) A shooter from USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) Air Department signals an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 213 to launch from the ship's flight deck May 20. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Daniel S. Moore)
100520-N-6509M-102 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 20, 2010) A Sailor from USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) Air Department runs to a safe zone after a pre-flight check of a F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 213 May 20. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Daniel S. Moore)
100520-N-3885H-091 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 20, 2010) -- An Air Department Sailor from USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) signals to the pilot of an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 213 May 20. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nicholas Hall)
100520-N-3885H-066 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 20, 2010) -- An EA-18G Growler assigned to Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 141 launches from USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) May 20. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nicholas Hall)
100520-N-3885H-038 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 20, 2010) -- Members of USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) Air Department's Crash and Salvage Division watch as an F/A-18A+ Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 87 launches from the flight deck May 20. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nicholas Hall)
100520-N-3885H-031 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 20, 2010) -- An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 213 performs a touch-and-go on USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) May 20. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nicholas Hall)
100519-N-8913A-235 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 19, 2010) -- A Sailor assigned to USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) Deck Department, watches an F/A-18F Super Hornet from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 213, the " Black Lions," approach from the ship's fantail May 19. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Leonard Adams.)
100519-N-8913A-145 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 19, 2010) --  Air Traffic Controller Airman (AW) Sean P. Sausman, left, and Operations Specialist Seaman Robert B. Neal, both assigned to USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77), participate in security force training May 19. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Leonard Adams.)
100519-N-8913A-067 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 19, 2010) -- Operations Specialist 1st Class (SW/AW) Robert Hall, assigned to USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) Operations Department, participates in security force training May 19. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Leonard Adams.)
100519-N-7908T-219 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 19, 2010) -- A pilot assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 87 watches as an E-2C Hawkeye assigned to Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 124 lands aboard USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) May 19. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brent Thacker)
100519-N-7908T-207 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 19, 2010) -- Landing signal officers from USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) watch as a F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 213 lands May 19. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brent Thacker)
100519-N-7908T-196 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 19, 2010) -- Landing signal officers from USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) watch as an E-2C Hawkeye assigned to Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 124 lands May 19. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brent Thacker)
100519-N-7908T-145 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 19, 2010) -- A C-2A Greyhound assigned to Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 40 lands aboard USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) May 19. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brent Thacker)
100519-N-7908T-073 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 19, 2010) -- Air Department Sailors from USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) walk on the ship's flight deck after completing a Foreign Object Debris (FOD) walkdown May 19. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brent Thacker)
100519-N-3885H-116 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 19, 2010) -- An E-2C Hawkeye assigned to Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 124 lands aboard USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) May 19. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nicholas Hall)
100519-N-3885H-096 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 19, 2010) -- An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 213 lands aboard USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) May 19. George H.W. Bush is underway in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nicholas Hall)
100519-N-3885H-081 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 19, 2010) -- A Sailor assigned to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 70 salutes an MH-60R Seahawk as it departs USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) May 19. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nicholas Hall)
100518-N-8913A-418 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 18, 2010) – Quartermaster Seaman Brittany N. Raines, assigned to USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) Navigation Department, lowers a bravo flag after a vertical replenishment May 18. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Leonard Adams)
100518-N-8913A-308 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 18, 2010) -- Weapons Department Sailors aboard USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) attach replenishment nets to an MH-60S Seahawk assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 9 during a vertical repenishment on the ship's flight deck May 18. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Leonard Adams.)
100518-N-8913A-274 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 18, 2010) -- A Sailor assigned to USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) Deck Department watches an MH-60S Seahawk, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 9, during a vertical replenishment with USNS Lewis and Clark (T-AKE 1) May 18. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Leonard Adams.)
100518-N-8913A-172 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 18, 2010) -- MH-60S Seahawks assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 9 perform a vertical replenishment, bringing supplies from USNS Lewis and Clark (T-AKE 1) to USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) May 18. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Leonard Adams.)
100518-N-7908T-895 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 18, 2010) -- Chief Aviation Ordnanceman (AW/SW) Tanya N. Tilmon, of USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) Weapons Department's G-5 Division, tracks inventory of 7.62-mm ammunition in the ship's hangar bay May 18. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brent Thacker)
100518-N-7908T-889 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 18, 2010) -- Aviation Ordnanceman 1st Class (AW/SW) Jason T. Scott, of USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) Weapons Department's G-5 Division, conducts inventory on .50-caliber ammunition in the ship's hangar bay May 18. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brent Thacker)
100518-N-7908T-497 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 18, 2010) -- MH-60S Knighthawks assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 9 lift ammunition off USNS Lewis and Clark (T-AKE 1) during a vertical replenishment aboard USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) May 18. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brent Thacker)
100518-N-7908T-428 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 18, 2010) -- A Sailor assigned to USNS Lewis and Clark (T-AKE 1) attaches a load of ammunition to an MH-60S Knighthawk assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 9 for vertical replenishment aboard USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) May 18. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brent Thacker)
100518-N-7908T-305 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 18, 2010) -- A Sailor aboard USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) observes an MH-60S Knighthawk attached to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 9 lift ammo off USNS Lewis and Clark (T-AKE 1) during a vertical replenishment May 18. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brent Thacker)
100518-N-7908T-278 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 18, 2010) -- Weapons Department Sailors aboard USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) receive ammunition from an MH-60S Knighthawk assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 9 during a vertical replenishment on the ship's flight deck May 18. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brent Thacker)
100518-N-6509M-401 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 18, 2010) -- A Sailor from USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) Air Department directs an MH-60S Seahawk assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 9 during a Vertical Replenishment May 18. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Daniel S. Moore)
100518-N-6509M-392 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 18, 2010) -- A Sailor from USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) Air Department directs an MH-60S Seahawk assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 9 during a Vertical Replenishment May 18. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Daniel S. Moore)
100518-N-6509M-290 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 18, 2010) -- A Sailor from USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) Air Department directs an MH-60S Seahawk assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 9 during a Vertical Replenishment May 18. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Daniel S. Moore)
100518-N-6509M-243 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 18, 2010) -- A Sailor from USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) Air Department directs an MH-60S Seahawk assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 9 during a Vertical Replenishment May 18. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Daniel S. Moore)
100518-N-6509M-001 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 18, 2010) -- Sailors from USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) Air Department direct an MH-60S Seahawk assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 9 during a Vertical Replenishment May 18. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Daniel S. Moore)
100518-N-3885H-029 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 18, 2010) -- USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) steams alongside USNS Lewis and Clark (T-AKE 1) in preparation for an underway replenishment May 18. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nicholas Hall.)
100517-N-8913A-103 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 17, 2010) – Naval Aircrewman 2nd Class (NAS/SW) Sean Sondergaard, assigned to the Tridents of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 9, checks the tail rotor of an MH-60S Sea Hawk Helicopter aboard USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) May 17. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Leonard Adams)
100517-N-8913A-066 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 17, 2010) – Sailors from USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) Air Department's V-3 Division raise a drop tank in the ship's hangar bay May 17. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Leonard Adams)
100517-N-7908T-030 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 17, 2010) -- Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Ryan A. Enlow, left, and Aviation Ordnanceman Airman (AW) Tyneisha C. Breaux, of USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) Weapons Department's G-4 Division, perform maintenance on an elevator dogging system in the ship's hangar bay May 17. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brent Thacker)
100517-N-7908T-029 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 17, 2010) -- Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Ryan A. Enlow, of USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) Weapons Department's G-4 Division, performs maintenance on an elevator dogging system in the ship's hangar bay May 17. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brent Thacker)
100517-N-7908T-014 NORFOLK (May 17, 2010) -- Capt. Chip Miller, commanding officer (CO) of USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) speaks with British Royal Navy Capt. J.R.H. Clink, commanding officer of HMS Ark Royal, as he signs the ship's guest book in the CO's inport cabin May 17. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brent Thacker)

100517-N-7908T-005 NORFOLK (May 17, 2010) -- Capt. Chip Miller, commanding officer of USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) welcomes aboard British Royal Navy Capt. J.R.H. Clink, commanding officer of HMS Ark Royal, May 17. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brent Thacker)

100511-N-7908T-139  NORFOLK (May 11, 2010) -- Line handlers from USS GEORGEH.W. BUSH (CVN 77) stand at parade rest as USS ENTERPRISE(CVN 65) leaves Naval Station Norfolk May 11. Enterprise is preparing for aircraft carrier qualifications. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Brent Thacker)

100511-N-7908T-091 NORFOLK (May 11, 2010) -- A line handler from USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) stands at parade rest as USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65) leaves Naval Station Norfolk May 11. Enterprise is preparing for aircraft carrier qualifications. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Brent Thacker)
100511-N-7908T-009 NORFOLK (May 11, 2010) -- Line handlers from USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) cast off mooring lines as USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65) gets underway from Naval Station Norfolk May 11. Enterprise is preparing for aircraft carrier qualifications. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Brent Thacker)
100506-N-9793B-030 NORFOLK, Va. (May 6, 2010) - A Sailor assigned to USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) Air Department secures an aircraft on the ship's flight deck after a mass casualty drill May 6. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brian M. Brooks)
100506-N-9793B-021 NORFOLK, Va. (May 6, 2010) - Sailors assigned to USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) Air Department's Crash and Salvage Division prepare to transport a simulated damaged aircraft during a mass casualty drill on the ship's flight deck May 6. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brian M. Brooks)
100506-N-9793B-016 NORFOLK, Va. (May 6, 2010) - Sailors assigned to USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) Air Department man an Aqueous Film Forming Foam hose during a mass casualty drill on the ship's flight deck May 6. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brian M. Brooks)
100506-N-9793B-005 NORFOLK, Va. (May 6, 2010) - Sailors assigned to USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) Air Department transport a casualty to one of the ship's elevators during a mass casualty drill on the flight deck May 6. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brian M. Brooks)
100506-N-6632S-062 NORFOLK, Va. (May 6, 2010) - Sailors assigned to USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) Air Department's Crash and Salvage Division participate in a mass casualty drill on the ship's flight deck May 6. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kevin J. Steinberg)
100506-N-6632S-059 NORFOLK, Va. (May 6, 2010) - Sailors assigned to USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) Air Department's Crash and Salvage Division participate in a mass casualty drill on the ship's flight deck May 6. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kevin J. Steinberg)
100506-N-6632S-029 NORFOLK, Va. (May 6, 2010) - Sailors assigned to USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) Air Department participate in a mass casualty drill on the ship's flight deck May 6. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kevin J. Steinberg)
100506-N-6632S-021 NORFOLK, Va. (May 6, 2010) - Sailors assigned to USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) Air Department participate in a mass casualty drill on the ship's flight deck May 6. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kevin J. Steinberg)
100506-N-6509M-044 NORFOLK, Va. (May 6, 2010) - Electronics Technician 3rd Class Cory J. Boswell from USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) Combat Systems Department watches the flight deck from the ship's mast more than 200 feet above the waterline May 6. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Daniel S. Moore)
100506-N-6509M-042 NORFOLK, Va. (May 6, 2010) - Electronics Technician 3rd Class Cory J. Boswell from USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) Combat Systems Department climbs the ship's mast before performing maintenance May 6. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Daniel S. Moore)
100506-N-6509M-013 NORFOLK, Va. (May 6, 2010) - Electronics Technician 3rd Class Cory J. Boswell from USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) Combat Systems Department performs maintenance on a Global Positioning System more than 200 feet above the waterline May 6. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Daniel S. Moore)
100506-N-6509M-007 NORFOLK, Va. (May 6, 2010) - Electronics Technician 3rd Class Cory J. Boswell from USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) Combat Systems Department performs maintenance on a Global Positioning System more than 200 feet above the waterline May 6. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Daniel S. Moore)
100504-N-8913A-029 NORFOLK, Va. (May 4, 2010) - Sailors assigned to USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) Air Department's V-2 Division perform preventative maintenance on a catapult shuttle on the ship's flight deck May 4. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Leonard Adams)
100504-N-8913A-015 NORFOLK, Va. (May 4, 2010 - Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) 1st Class (AW) Michael Scott, of USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) Air Department's V-2 Division, performs preventative maintenance on catapult 1 on the ship's flight deck May 4. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Leonard Adams)
100504-N-8913A-004 NORFOLK, Va. (May 4, 2010) - Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) Airman Apprentice Chris May of USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) Air Department's V-1 Division polishes a fire nozzle on the ship's flight deck May 4. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Leonard Adams)
100504-N-6632S-031 NORFOLK, Va. (May 4, 2010) - Electrician's Mate 2nd Class (SW/AW) Brian M. Odett, of USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) Engineering Department, dons protective equipment in preparation for a fire drill May 4. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kevin J. Steinberg)
100501-N-9196S-169 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 1, 2010) - An F/A-18A+ Hornet from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 87, the "Golden Warriors," performs a touch-and-go aboard USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) as part of an air power demonstration for friends and families of CVN 77 crewmembers. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joshua D. Sheppard)
100501-N-9116H-049 CHESAPEAKE BAY (May 1, 2010) - Spectators gather on the super structure and flight deck of USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) to view an air power demonstration. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Wilyanna Harper)
100501-N-9116H-047 CHESAPEAKE BAY (May 1, 2010) - A search-and-rescue team assigned to Helicopter Combat Sea Squadron (HSC-9) Tridents display rescue procedures, during an air power demonstration aboard USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Wilyanna Harper)
100501-N-9116H-041 CHESAPEAKE BAY (May 1, 2010) - Two F/A-18 Hornets assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 31 display in-air refueling during an air power demonstration aboard USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Wilyanna Harper)
100501-N-9116H-032 CHESAPEAKE BAY (May 1, 2010) - An F/A-18 Hornet assigned to the Valions of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 15 passes over the flight deck of USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) during an air power demonstration. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Wilyanna Harper)
100501-N-9116H-030 CHESAPEAKE BAY (May 1, 2010) - An F/A-18 Hornet assigned to the Valions of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 15 passes over the flight deck of USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) during an air power demonstration. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Wilyanna Harper)
100501-N-9116H-029 CHESAPEAKE BAY (May 1, 2010) - An F/A-18 Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 15 prepares for a "touch and go" during an air power demonstration aboard USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Wilyanna Harper)
100501-N-9116H-019 CHESAPEAKE BAY (May 1, 2010) - An Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) receives instructions prior to an air power demonstration aboard USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Wilyanna Harper)
100501-N-9116H-009 CHESAPEAKE BAY (May 1, 2010) - USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) Air department Sailors discuss plans for directing aircraft prior to an air power demonstration. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Wilyanna Harper)
100501-N-9116H-008 CHESAPEAKE BAY (May 1, 2010) - Damage Controlman Fireman Kimberly Still shows damage control equipment to her brother, Frank Adams. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Wilyanna Harper)
100501-N-8913A-342 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 1, 2010) - Aircraft from Carrier Airwing (CVW) 8 fly over USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) as part of an air power demonstration for friends and families of CVN 77 Sailors May 1. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Leonard Adams)
100501-N-8913A-257 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 1, 2010) - Two F/A-18 Hornets assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 31 display in-air refueling during an air power demonstration aboard USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) as part of an air power demonstration for friends and families of CVN 77 Sailors May 1. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Leonard Adams)
100501-N-8913A-216 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 1, 2010) - An MH-60S Knighthawk, from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 9, flies around USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) as part of an air power demonstration for friends and families of CVN 77 Sailors May 1. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Leonard Adams)
100501-N-8913A-128 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 1, 2010) - An F/A-18A+ Hornet from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 87, the "Golden Warriors," performs a touch-and-go aboard USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) as part of an air power demonstration for friends and families of CVN 77 Sailors May 1. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Leonard Adams)
100501-N-8913A-127 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 1, 2010) - Friends and families of USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) Sailors watch an air power demonstration on the ship's flight deck May 1. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Leonard Adams)
100501-N-8913A-058 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 1, 2010) - An F/A-18A+ Hornet prepares to launch from USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) as part of an air power demonstration for friends and families of CVN 77 Sailors May 1. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Leonard Adams)
100501-N-8446A-084 CHESAPEAKE BAY (May 1, 2010) - More than 7,000 Sailors and their guests tour the flight deck of USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) during a Friends and Family Day May 1. (U.S Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Travis S. Alston)

100501-N-8446A-021 CHESAPEAKE BAY (May 1, 2010) - Doro Bush Koch, sponsor for USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77), gives a presentation to the ship's crew and guests during a Friends and Family Day May 1. (U.S Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Travis S. Alston)

100501-N-7656T-530 CHESAPEAKE BAY (May 1, 2010) - Author, screenplay writer and Navy veteran Antowne Fisher, left, talks with Chief Ship's Serviceman Lynford A. Rabsatt and Ship's Serviceman Seaman Marcus D. Rhodes aboard USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) inside the ship's barber shop, May 1. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michael Tackitt)
100501-N-7656T-525 CHESAPEAKE BAY (May 1, 2010) - From left, authors James Bradley, Antwone Fisher, Chris Draft, Jill Conner Browne and Doro Bush Koch pose for a group photo aboard USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) in the ship's library, May 1. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michael Tackitt)
100501-N-7656T-287 CHESAPEAKE BAY (May 1, 2010) - An F/A-18 Hornet demonstrates 'touch-and-go's' aboard USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) as part of an air power demonstration. (Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michael Tackitt)
100501-N-7656T-130 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 1, 2010) - Specatators watch on from the flight deck of USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) as F/A-18C Hornets perform a fly-by above the ship's island, May 1. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michael Tackitt)
100501-N-5878L-244 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 1, 2010) - An F/A-18 Super Hornet fly by USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) as part of an airshow. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Commuication Specialist Seaman Eric Lockwood)
100501-N-5878L-236 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 1, 2010) - Two F/A-18 Super Hornet's fly by USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) as part of an airshow. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Commuication Specialist Seaman Eric Lockwood)
100501-N-5878L-230 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 1, 2010) - Two F/A-18 Super Hornet's fly by USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) demonstrating a refueling as part of an airshow. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Commuication Specialist Seaman Eric Lockwood)
100501-N-5878L-198 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 1, 2010) - An F/A-18 Super Hornet performed a touch and go aboard USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) as part of an airshow. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Commuication Specialist Seaman Eric Lockwood)
100501-N-5878L-151 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 1, 2010) - Sailors stationed to USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) prepare an F/A-18 Super Hornet for launch. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Commuication Specialist Seaman Eric Lockwood)
100501-N-5878L-118 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 1, 2010) - Sailors stationed to USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) prepare an F/A-18 Super Hornet for launch. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Commuication Specialist Seaman Eric Lockwood)
100501-N-5878L-093 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 1, 2010) - Sailors stationed to USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) test the catapult. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Commuication Specialist Seaman Eric Lockwood)
100501-N-5878L-074 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 1, 2010) - Country singer Richie McDonald sings a song in the hangar bay aboard USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Commuication Specialist Seaman Eric Lockwood)
100501-N-5878L-062 CHESAPEAKE BAY (May 1, 2010) - Children participate in mock combat in the hangar bay aboard USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Commuication Specialist Seaman Eric Lockwood)
100501-N-5878L-050 CHESAPEAKE BAY (May 1, 2010) - A child gets her face painted by a vendor in the hangar bay aboard USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Commuication Specialist Seaman Eric Lockwood)
100501-N-5878L-042 CHESAPEAKE BAY (May 1, 2010) - Friends and relatives of Sailors stationed aboard USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) shop vendors in the hangar bay. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Commuication Specialist Seaman Eric Lockwood)
100501-N-5283B-019 CHESAPEAKE BAY (May 1, 2010) - Friends and relatives shop for memorabilia at a table for the Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 31 "Tomcatters" in the hangar bay aboard USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kristin M. Baker)
100501-N-4516G-077 CHESAPEAKE BAY (May 1, 2010) - Doro Bush Koch, right, sponsor for USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) and Jill Conner Browne, best-selling author of American Thighs, pose for a photo on the ship’s flight deck. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jacob D. Galito)
100501-N-4516G-030 CHESAPEAKE BAY (May 1, 2010) - The crew of USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77), the Navy’s newest aircraft carrier, hosted more than 7,000 guests for the ship’s first ever Friends and Family Day. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jacob D. Galito)
100501-N-3041C-188 CHESAPEAKE BAY (May 1, 2010) - An F/A-18 Hornet demonstrates 'touch-and-go's' aboard USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) as part of an air power demonstration. (Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jennifer L. Castillo)
100501-N-3041C-152 CHESAPEAKE BAY (May 1, 2010) - A crowd of over 7,000 people aboard USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) look on as a plane takes off for a flight demonstration. (Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jennifer L. Castillo)
100501-N-3041C-151 CHESAPEAKE BAY (May 1, 2010) - Sailors, friends and family aboard USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) eagerly await the departure of an F-18 Hornet during a flight demonstration. (Photo released by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jennifer L. Castillo)
100501-N-3041C-117 CHESAPEAKE BAY (May 1, 2010) - The flight deck crew aboard USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) prepare for a flight demonstration to a crowd of over 7,000 people. (Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jennifer L. Castillo)
100501-N-3041C-109 CHESAPEAKE BAY (May 1, 2010) - The flight deck crew aboard USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) prepare for a flight demonstration to a crowd of over 7,000 people. (Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jennifer L. Castillo)
100501-N-3041C-091 CHESAPEAKE BAY (May 1, 2010) - Machinist Mate 2nd Class Jamie Eichenlaub stands with his son on the flight deck of USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) as the ship sets sail for its first ever Friends and Family Day Cruise May 1. (Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jennifer L. Castillo)
100501-N-3041C-081 CHESAPEAKE BAY (May 1, 2010) - Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Christina Hubbard, stationed aboard USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77), is joined by her mother on the ship's flight deck as the ship leaves port on a one day cruise. (Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jennifer L. Castillo)
100501-N-3041C-079 CHESAPEAKE BAY (May 1, 2010) - Friends, family and crew of USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) gather on the ship's flight deck to watch the ship leave its homeport in Norfolk on a day cruise. (Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jennifer L. Castillo)
100501-N-3041C-073 CHESAPEAKE BAY (May 1, 2010) - Sailors aboard USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) prepare to hoist the national ensign over the ship as it leaves port in Norfolk, Va. (Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jennifer L. Castillo)
100501-N-3041C-045 CHESAPEAKE BAY (May 1, 2010) - Friends, family and crew of USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) gather on the ship's flight deck to watch the ship leave its homeport in Norfolk on a day cruise. (Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jennifer L. Castillo)
100501-N-3041C-017 CHESAPEAKE BAY (May 1, 2010) - Sailors and their children enjoy games, displays and other activities in the hangar bay aboard USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77). (Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jennifer L. Castillo)
100501-N-3041C-002 CHESAPEAKE BAY (May 1, 2010) - Friends, family and crew of USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) honor the singing of the national anthem in the hangar bay. (Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jennifer L. Castillo)
100501-N-1324F-223 ATLANTIC OCEAN (MAY 01, 2010) - A 13-aircraft formation flies overhead of the USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH's (CVN 77) flight deck during the ship's inaugural Friends and Family Day, May 1. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Alex R. Forster)
100501-N-1324F-216 ATLANTIC OCEAN (MAY 01, 2010) - Families and friends of USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) Sailors watch a 13-aircraft formation fly overhead of the ship's flight deck during George H.W. Bush's inaugural Friends and Family Day, May 1. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Alex R. Forster)
100501-N-1324F-128 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 01, 2010) - Family and friends of USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) Sailors observe an air power demonstration during the ship's first ever Friends and Family Day May 1. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Alex R. Forster)
100501-N-1324F-025 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 01, 2010) - Family and friends of USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) Sailors observe an air power demonstration during the ship's first ever Friends and Family Day May 1. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Alex R. Forster)
100501-N-1287L-192 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 1, 2010) - A formation flies overhead of USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) during the inaugural Friends and Family Day. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class (EXW) Stacy D. Laseter)
100501-N-1287L-176 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 1, 2010) - During the USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH's (CVN 77) inaugural Friends and Family Day, a search-and-rescue swimmer from Helicopter Combat Sea Squadron (HSC-9) Tridents displays how rescues are performed. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class (EXW) Stacy D. Laseter)
100501-N-1287L-151 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 1, 2010) - F/A-18C Hornets of Strike Fighter Squadron One Five (VFA-15) Valions perform a fuel replenishment in air during USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH's (CVN 77) inaugural Friends and Family Day. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class (EXW) Stacy D. Laseter)
100501-N-1287L-115 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 1, 2010) - A spectator watches as F/A-18A+ Hornets of Strike Fighter Squadron Eight Seven (VFA-87) Golden Warriors fly overhead of USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) during the inaugural Friends and Family Day. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class (EXW) Stacy D. Laseter)
100501-N-1287L-106 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 1, 2010) - Spectators watch as an F/A-18A+ Hornet of Strike Fighter Squadron Eight Seven (VFA-87) Golden Warriors performs a touch-and-go on the flight deck of USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) during the inaugural Friends and Family Day. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class (EXW) Stacy D. Laseter)
100501-N-1287L-104 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 1, 2010) - An Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handler) watches as an F/A-18A+ Hornet of the Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 87 "Golden Warriors" performs a touch-and-go on the flight deck of USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) during the inaugural Friends and Family Day. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class (EXW) Stacy D. Laseter)
100501-N-1287L-092 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 1, 2010) - An onlooker displays her excitement after the first launch of an F/A-18C Hornet of the Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 15 "Valions" on the flight deck of USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) during the inaugural Friends and Family Day. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class (EXW) Stacy D. Laseter)
100501-N-1287L-082 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 1, 2010) - An F/A-18C Hornet of the Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 15 "Valions" performs a touch-and-go on the flight deck of USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) during the inaugural Friends and Family Day. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class (EXW) Stacy D. Laseter)
100501-N-1287L-078 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 1, 2010) - An Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handler) gives a thumbs up to show it is all clear for takeoff on the flight deck of USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) during the inaugural Friends and Family Day. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class (EXW) Stacy D. Laseter)
100501-N-1287L-073 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 1, 2010) - An Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handler) jumps as he attempts to get the crowd to participate in a mass wave during USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH's (CVN 77) inaugural Friends and Family Day, May 1. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class (EXW) Stacy D. Laseter)
100501-N-1287L-057 CHESAPEAKE BAY (May 1, 2010) - Friends and family watch Sailors man the rails as USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) departs for its first ever friends and family day cruise May 1. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class (EXW) Stacy D. Laseter)
100501-N-1287L-053 CHESAPEAKE BAY (May 1, 2010) - A child climbs an inflatable rock wall aboard USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) during its friends and family day cruise May 1. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class (EXW) Stacy D. Laseter)