Preparing the Strike: Arming the Weapons Aboard the Aircraft Carrier


08/14/2014:U.S. Navy Sailors aboard USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) build GBU-54 bombs. Bush is operating in the Arabian Gulf on a scheduled deployment to U.S. 5th Fleet.

The president has authorized U.S. Central Command to conduct military operations in support of humanitarian aid deliveries and targeted airstrikes in Iraq to protect U.S. personnel and interests, in response to activities conducted by Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorists. 

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