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US Navy Embarks Foreign Media on USS George H.W. Bush

August 1, 2013


State Dept Image/Aug 01, 2013/USS George H.W. Bush
Date: 08/01/2013 Location: USS George H.W. Bush Description: BBC Persia TV journalist in a photo opportunity in front of a Navy F/A - 18 Hornet aboard USS George H.W. Bush - State Dept Image

August 1 -2 , 2013; USS George H.W. Bush
Contact: Washington Foreign Press Center Media Relations Officer Andrew Strike
Telephone: 202-504-6300; email: strikeap2@state.gov  

Journalists from BBC Persia TV and Pan-Arab newspaper Al Hayat visited a U.S. aircraft carrier, the U.S.S. George H. W. Bush, off the coast of Virginia. Invited by the U.S. Navy, the journalists were flown out and back on a U.S. Navy C-2 aircraft and given an in-depth look at life on a carrier. They had the opportunity to interview Captain Andrew Loiselle and Strike Group Commander Rear Admiral John Aquilino, and had a tour of the flight and hangar decks while flight operations were underway. The group got a first-hand look at how constant training, careful planning, and close coordination are required to safely conduct flight operations while at sea.