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GHWBCSG Conducts Strikes from Mediterranean
The George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group commenced strike missions in support of Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) from the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, Feb. 13, 2017.
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 ISIL targets from multiple theaters, highlighting the flexibility of the Navy’s globally deployed force.
“The precision strike operations being carried out by the Bush Carrier Strike Group in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea continue to demonstrate the tremendous warfighting capability and flexibility of the U.S. Navy. By defeating violent extremists in Iraq and Syria, we are simultaneously supporting two separate geographic combatant commands. We remain committed to defeating Daesh, committed to our allies and partners, and committed to global security.”
- Vice Adm. Christopher W. Grady Commander, U.S. Sixth Fleet
"The George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group brings a credible and mobile strike force that is trained and ready to operate, and fight decisively from the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. The flexibility and lethality inherent to this strike group allows the theater commander to employ GHWB across a broad capabilities spectrum, from striking ISIL targets, to reassuring allies and solidifying partnerships and ensuring freedom of maritime operations."
-Rear Adm. Kenneth R. Whitesell, Commander, Carrier Strike Group Two