The airstrikes launched against the Islamic State (ISIL) are primarily from the deck of the USS George H.W. Bush deployed in the Persian Gulf.

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The Bush has nine busy squadrons aboard, four of which are variations of the FA-18. The FA-18 is a powerful, multi-use fighter/bomber with long range and good maneuverability. It is the US Navy’s and USMC’s current front line fighter.

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Good hunting.