GHWBCSG Conducts Strikes from Mediterranean

170213-N-YL257-027 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Feb. 13, 2017) Capt. Jim McCall, commander, Carrier Air Wing 8, launches an F/A-18F Super Hornet attached to the Black Lions of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 213 from the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. The George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher Gaines/Released)

February 13, 2017 – The George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group (GHWBCSG) commenced strike missions in support of Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) from the eastern Mediterranean Sea, Feb. 13.

Carrier strike groups demonstrate the mobility, flexibility and power projection capability of the Navy’s globally-deployed force — anytime, anywhere.

The GHWBCSG operations in the eastern Mediterranean Sea in support of OIR demonstrate the capability of the U.S. Navy to conduct precision strikes on Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) targets from multiple theaters, highlighting the flexibility of the Navy’s globally-deployed force.