18 Apr '18, 7pm

USS George Washington and USS George H. W. Bush Mourn the Passing of Former First Lady Barbara Bush

NORFOLK (NNS) -- On July 21, 1990, Barbara Bush broke a ceremonial bottle of champagne over the bow of the Navy's newest nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, USS George Washington (CVN 73), officially christening the ship. Today, the crew of CVN-73 mourn the passing of their ship's sponsor and former First Lady of the United States. "It was our privilege to have Mrs. Barbara Bush as the ship's sponsor for the nation's finest aircraft carrier. Her legacy will be long remembered by those who have served and will serve aboard USS George Washington. We will always remember her with the honor and distinction that her life's service to our country embodied," said Captain Glenn Jamison, commanding officer of USS George Washington. USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) is named in honor of the 41st President of the United States and Mrs. Bush's husband. Since CVN-77 joined the fleet in 2009,...

Full article: http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=105201

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