USS George H. W. Bush Sailors Meet with Texas A&M Bush School Students

April 10, 2019

CVN-77 sailors speak with Bush School students.

U.S. Navy sailors from the CVN-77 carrier met with Bush School of Government and Public Service students to share stories about how the carrier named after President George H. W. Bush is unique in its focus on family. Sailors who have served for more than twenty years said the ship uniquely stresses public service in local communities.

The CVN-77 is the only aircraft carrier that has been named after an aviator member and a former living president. There has been no other president who attended the commissioning of a ship. One sailor told a story about how they could “see the impact that one person can have,” referencing President Bush.

Bush School students were able to ask the sailors questions about what it is like to serve on a ship named after a leader who stressed the importance of public service. Sailors said there was a personal touch about the ship and said it was different from other ones they have served on.

Students asked about the challenges of serving on a ship, and sailors responded with personal obstacles but said it was an honor to serve their country.

The sailors volunteered at the Brazos Valley Food Bank and also presented a wheel of the USS George H. W. Bush aircraft carrier to the George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

CVN-77 sailors volunteering at the Brazos Valley Food Bank.

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