US Navy Aircraft Carriers at Sea in March and April of 2014

George H.W. Bush is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.

USS George H.W. Bush CVN 77 

ARABIAN SEA (April 13, 2014) The French Marine Nationale anti-air frigate FS Jean Bart (D615), the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) and the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 55) conduct a photo exercise.

(USN photo by Lt. Juan David Guerra)

Philippine Sea is deployed as part of the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group in support of maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of r

USS George H.W. Bush CVN 77 

SUEZ CANAL (March 18, 2014) The aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) transits the Suez Canal. George H.W. Bush is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.

(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Abe McNatt)

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USS Carl Vinson CVN 70

SAN DIEGO (April 10, 2014) Aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) transits to homeport at Naval Air Station North Island, Calif. Carl Vinson is retuning from an underway conducting unit-level training off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by MC Spec 3rd Class S. Gonzalez)

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USS Harry S. Truman CVN 75

MEDITERRANEAN SEA (April 8, 2014) The aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) transits the Strait of Gibraltar. (US Navy photo by MC Specialist 3rd Class L. Hoover)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (March 18, 2014) An F/A-18 Hornet assigned to the Sidewinders of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 86 lands on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). (USN photo by MC Spec 3rd Class Jacob Estes)

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