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Former President George H.W. Bush Tours the USS George H.W. Bush

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Former President George H.W. Bush arrives aboard the aircraft carrier that bears his name, the USS George H.W. Bush, in the Atlantic Ocean, July 14, 2010. Bush and his wife, Barbara, spent their time aboard watching flight operations, touring the ship and spending time with the crew. The George H.W. Bush is conducting training in the Atlantic Ocean. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Daniel S. Moore
  • Former President George H.W. Bush greets Navy Capt. Chip Miller, commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush, in the Atlantic Ocean, July 14, 2010.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Joseph M. Clark
  • Former President George H.W. Bush greets Navy Capt. Chip Miller, commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush, in the Atlantic Ocean, July 14, 2010.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicholas Hall
  • Former First Lady Barbara Bush greets Navy Capt. Chip Miller, commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush, in the Atlantic Ocean, July 14, 2010. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicholas Hall
  • Former President George H.W. Bush shakes hands with crew members aboard the USS George H.W. Bush, in the Atlantic Ocean, July 14, 2010. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Kevin J. Steinberg
  • Former President George H.W. Bush walks past a portrait of himself and his wife, Barbara, in the captain's in port cabin aboard the USS George H.W. Bush, in the Atlantic Ocean, July 14, 2010. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Kevin J. Steinberg
  • Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, talk with U.S. Navy Capt. Chip Miller, left, commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush in the captain's in port cabin, in the Atlantic Ocean, July 14, 2010. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Kevin J. Steinberg
  • Former President George H.W. Bush speaks with Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Lessa M. Zilempe while Navy Adm. J.C. Harvey, commander of U.S. Fleet Forces Command, listens, aboard the USS George H.W. Bush, in the Atlantic Ocean, July 14, 2010. Zilempe is assigned to the supply department on the aircraft carrier. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brent Thacker
  • U.S. Navy Capt. Chip Miller, right, commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush, welcomes aboard former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, in the Atlantic Ocean, July 14, 2010. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Kevin J. Steinberg
  • Former President George H.W. Bush speaks with Navy Cmdr. William Pennington, executive officer of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush, in the Atlantic Ocean, July 14, 2010. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Kevin J. Steinberg
  • Former President George H.W. Bush observes flight operations aboard the USS George H.W. Bush, in the Atlantic Ocean, July 14, 2010. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nathan A. Bailey
  • Former President George H.W. Bush watches flight operations from the landing signal officer's platform aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush, in the Atlantic Ocean, July 14, 2010. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicholas Hall
  • Former President George H.W. Bush watches flight operations from the landing signal officer's platform aboard the USS George H.W. Bush, in the Atlantic Ocean, July 14, 2010. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicholas Hall
  • Former President George H.W. Bush watches flight operations from the landing signal officer's platform aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush, in the Atlantic Ocean, July 14, 2010. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicholas Hall
  • Former President George H.W. Bush speaks to Navy sailors via the ship's announcing system aboard the USS George H.W. Bush, in the Atlantic Ocean, July 14, 2010. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Joseph M. Clark
  • Former President George H.W. Bush autographs Lt. Carl White's flight deck life preserver vest during a visit to the USS George H.W. Bush, in the Atlantic Ocean, July 14, 2010. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman J. Scott St. Clair
  • Former President George H.W. Bush speaks to U.S. Navy sailors following breakfast aboard the USS George H.W. Bush, at sea in the Atlantic Ocean, July 15, 2010. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Joseph M. Clark
  • Former President George H.W. Bush signs the guest book aboard the USS George H.W. Bush, while Navy Command Master Petty Officer Chief John W. Heck looks on, in the Atlantic Ocean, July 15, 2010. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Sandi L. Grimnes
  • Former First Lady Barbara Bush signs the guest book aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush, while Navy Lt. Cmdr. Virginia Schmied looks on, in the Atlantic Ocean, July 15, 2010. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Sandi L. Grimnes
  • U.S. Navy Adm. J.C. Harvey Jr., commander of U.S. Fleet Forces Command, signs the USS George H.W. Bush guest book during a visit to the aircraft carrier, in the Atlantic Ocean, July 15, 2010.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nathan A. Bailey
  • Former President George H.W. Bush looks at a display of his former ship, the USS San Jacinto, in the tribute room of the USS George H.W. Bush, in the Atlantic Ocean, July 15, 2010. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicholas Hall
  • U.S. Navy Cmdr. Cameron Fish and former First Lady Barbara Bush tour the ship's library aboard the George H.W. Bush, in the Atlantic Ocean, July 15, 2010. The library is dedicated to the former president's daughter, who is also the ship's sponsor. Fish is a command chaplain. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nathan A. Bailey
  • U.S. Navy Cmdr. Cameron Fish and former First Lady Barbara Bush tour the ship's library aboard the George H.W. Bush, in the Atlantic Ocean, July 15, 2010. Fish is a command chaplain. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nathan A. Bailey
  • Former First Lady Barbara Bush talks with Navy sailors during a tour of the ship's library aboard the USS George H.W. Bush, in the Atlantic Ocean, July 15, 2010. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nathan A. Bailey
  • Former President George H.W. Bush speaks to officers and crew members assigned to the USS George H.W. Bush, in the Atlantic Ocean, July 15, 2010. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Daniel S. Moore