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080125-N-2501R-004

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (Jan. 25, 2008) Former President George H. W. Bush wears the cowboy-style hard hat presented to him by Capt. Kevin O'Flaherty, commanding officer of the Precommissioning Unit (PCU) George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), during a catapult test ceremony. Bush signals the launch of a “dead load” off the flight deck of (PCU) Bush. “Dead Load” launches test the ship’s catapult systems ability to launch aircraft. The ship is under construction at Northrop Grumman Newport News Shipyard. U.S. Navy photo By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Narina Reynoso (Released)

 

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Taken on May 10, 2006