USS George H.W. Bush begins eight-month maintenance period at Norfolk Naval Shipyard

Posted at 3:11 PM, Jun 23, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-23 15:11:44-04

Portsmouth, Va. – The USS George H.W. Bush entered Norfolk Naval Shipyard on June 16th for it’s Planned Incremental Availability period. The ship will spend approximately eight months at the shipyard receiving upgrades, repairs, maintenance and contractor work.

Huntington Ingalls Industries has also announced they have been awarded a $23.8 million contract from the U.S. Navy for nuclear propulsion and complex modernization work on the Bush during it’s time in the shipyard.

The contract is for work that is scheduled to be completed between June and November.

“We are eager to begin maintenance and modernization work on USS George H.W. Bush and continue our support of the Navy’s aircraft carrier fleet,” said Chris Miner, Newport News Shipbuilding’s vice president, in-service aircraft carrier programs. “We first delivered the ship in 2009 and have proudly followed her service to the Navy and country since that time. With this maintenance and modernization work, USS George H.W. Bush will continue to serve the Navy for years to come.”

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