Family members and friends of Sailors aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) watch as mooring lines are released and the ship departs Naval Station Norfolk on its maiden deployment. George H.W. Bush, the Navy's newest aircraft carrier, will deploy as part of the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility.