Ahoy, Bush!

Wednesday - 5/11/2011, 8:40am EDT

It's ships ahoy for the USS George H. W. Bush. America's newest aircraft carrier will deploy on its maiden combat mission today. It's part of a carrier and strike group with nearly 6,000 sailors. They leave Norfolk, Virginia this morning for a six-month deployment to the Mediterranean Sea and Persian Gulf.

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