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USS Bush, the Navy’s newest aircraft carrier, has been readied for the ship’s maiden deployment.

The carrier and strike group, a collection of ships and aircraft squadrons comprised of nearly 6,000 sailors, will leave Norfolk on this morning for a six-month deployment to the Mediterranean Sea and Persian Gulf.

The $6.26 billion Bush, the last of 10 Nimitz-class carriers will maintain a strong presence around Somalia.

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