ARABIAN GULF (April 24, 2017) An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the „Blacklions” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 213 lands on flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). The ship is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations designed to reassure allies and partners, and preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matt Matlage/Released)
GHWB is the flagship of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 2, which is comprised of the staff of CSG-2; GHWB; the nine squadrons and staff of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8; Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 22 staff and guided-missile destroyers USS Laboon (DDG 58) and USS Truxton (DDG 103); and Mayport-based guided-missile cruisers USS Philipine Sea (CG 58) and USS Hue City (CG 66).