USS George H.W. Bush Returns to Norfolk View post tag: Naval Share this article View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Defence View post tag: Bush View post tag: Navy July 17, 2013 View post tag: George View post tag: Returns View post tag: USS Back to overview,Home naval-today USS George H.W. Bush Returns to Norfolk The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) returned to its homeport of Norfolk after a successful completion of yet another historic underway, July 16.During the underway, the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System demonstrator (UCAS-D) made its first carrier-based arrested landing on board the ship’s flight deck.“I am extremely pleased about how this underway went,” said Capt. Andrew J. Loiselle, CVN 77’s commanding officer. “This ship met all objectives and did everything asked of them and the distinguished visitors for the UCAS-D were handled with unbelievable precision.”This monumental event happened just two months after the UCAS-D’s successful carrier-based catapult and touch-and-go operations on board CVN 77’s flight deck.“Seeing the UCAS-D accomplish all these historic things was exciting and a key stepping stone to our military’s future,” said Religious Programs Specialist 3rd Class Tyler Williams. “It was pretty cool to be on the ship during this and part of our nation’s history.”Also during the weeklong underway, the ship completed three general quarters drills, including one chemical, biological, radiological attack drill and Sailors were given the opportunity to take part in the American Diversity Heritage Observance Committee (ADHOC) celebration of Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage month.“I think it is important for us to understand a little bit about where everyone comes from and a little bit about their background,” said Lt. Lisseth Calvio, the ship’s ADHOC chair. “I think being able to learn about that can really help us to become a better and stronger crew.”USS George H.W. Bush is in port conducting training operations in preparation for the upcoming Tailored Ship’s Training Availability/Final Evaluation Phase.[mappress]Press Release, July 17, 2013; Image: US Navy View post tag: Defense View post tag: H.W. Training & Education View post tag: Norfolk
A couple have set out to travel from Oxford, England to Oxford New Zealand in a 1954 Morris Oxford. They expect their mammoth journey to take nearly a year and are hoping to raise money for the Red Cross. Joanne Bowlt, 34, and Tim Nicholson, 36, met while they were students in Oxford in the 1990s. Joanne, a former Queen’s JCR President, studied PPE and Tim was at Oxford Brookes. After seeing publicity for the Morris Oxford’s 50th birthday, the pair decided to journey from the city in which they first met, to its eponymous New Zealand counterpart, in the small old-fashioned car. They set off from Oxford on 5 May and hope to arrive in New Zealand early in 2005. Cherwell caught up with them in Marrakech, Morocco. They will now travel via Africa, India, Asia, Australia and finally onto New Zealand. They have 10,000 miles to cover and their small black car, which they call Florence, can reach a maximum of 65mph. And when they finally arrive at their destination? “After a good rest,” said Tim, “and a drive around New Zealand, we plan to drive home!”ARCHIVE: 4th week TT 2004
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