Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Aboard The Aircraft Carrier USS George H.W. Bush As It Wages War Against The Islamic State

USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). Wikipedia

Jennifer Hlad, Daily Beast: Aboard the Battleship Leading the War on ISIS

Navigating the Persian Gulf is nothing compared to navigating the hostile warships that patrol it.

ABOARD THE USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH—As the sun rises over the Arabian Gulf, teams of sailors in red turtlenecks and vests load bombs onto dozens of F/A-18 fighter jets parked on the 4.5-acre flight deck of this floating city.

Flight operations will begin soon, with waves of planes leaving the aircraft carrier every few hours for missions over Iraq and Syria in the fight against ISIS.

The aircraft carrier left Norfolk, Va., the day after the presidential inauguration. Its primary mission is to support Operation

Inherent Resolve, the war against ISIS; since starting combat flights in February in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, its aircraft have employed more than 915 weapons in more than 387 air strikes.

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WNU Editor: Life aboard an aircraft carrier is definitely never boring.

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