June 30, 2013

USS George HW Bush Enters Persian Gulf via Strait of Hormuz

“There are many changes taking place within the US Navy at the moment. They are adding new ships, while others are touring to other countries. Recently the USS George H.W. Bush, which is an aircraft carrier, entered the Persian Gulf via Strait of Hormuz. Where is the Strait of Hormuz and why is it important? Why is this move important to the US and US Navy in general? As the USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) entered the Straight of Hormuz, a former of CIA, named Robert Baer predicted that there will be an Israel-Iran war by September of 2011. Why does Mr. Baer believe there will be a war in September? What does the USS George H.W. Bush have to do with it?


Mr. Baer states many issues for this, including a falling media empire in the UK, the global economic crisis, and by how many US aircrafts are located according to a new map published. The USS George H.W. Bush, is the first US aircraft carrier to enter Straight of Hormuz in months. Strait of Hormuz is a strategically waterway located the Gulf of Omen (north coast of Pakistan and Iran)and the Persia Gulf.

The US Navy currently only has two aircraft carriers located outside of US boarders. The USS George H.W. Bush and the USS Ronald Reagan, they are both located in the middle east, on opposite sides of the coast. The USS George H.W. Bush, is the newest aircraft carrier. What makes Mr. Baer a creditable source?

He’s not like other CIA members. He wrote a book called ‘Syriana’, which was turned into a major motion picture, starring Hollywood actor George Clooney. Mr. Clooney won an Oscar by playing a character based on Mr. Baer in the film. Mr. Baer has had a long career, including a stint in Iran in the 1990s.

What would Obama do if another war broke out? Would the United States be a part of this war? What would this mean for all the soldiers (in all branches of the US Military) that are supposed to come home from war starting in September?”

Resource link:

Zero Hedge

Naval Update Map

USS George HW Bush Official Page – Navy

Wikipedia: USS George H.W. Bush

NavySite: USS George H.W. Bush

USS Ronald Reagan Exposed to Radiation

The New York Times is reporting that the Pentagon will announce that the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan and crew passed through a cloud of radiation that came from the explosions at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan.


USS Ronald Reagan Radiation Exposure

This photo shows the USS Ronald Reagan at port in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Reports indicate that crew members were exposed to elevated radiation levels when it passed through a cloud of radiation en route to Japan.

Crew members that were on the deck of the aircraft carrier at the time they passed through the radioactive cloud were estimated to have received an entire month’s worth of radiation exposure in the span of one hour.  The exposure levels of other crew members not on deck is not known, but it is suspected that they were exposed to elevated levels of radiation as well.  While crew members were exposed to elevated radiation levels, they have not experienced any negative effects, according to reports.

The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan is the command ship of USS Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group (Carrier Strike Group 7), which has a complement of other ships travelling with it:  the cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG-62), the destroyer USS Preble (DDG-88), and combat support ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE-10).  It is not clear as to whether these ships also passed through the same radiation cloud, or if they crew members of these ships experienced radiation exposure as well.

Also, Pentagon officials stated that US helicopters flying rescue missions 60 miles north of the Fukushima nuclear plant got covered with radioactive particles on the outside of the craft, which had to removed by washing it off.

Prevailing winds in the area are blowing eastward across the Pacific Ocean, and it is possible that radiation could reach Wake Island or Midway Island by week’s end, the halfway point between Japan and Hawaii.  While it is unclear if this radiation will reach the United States, it is still a possibility, especially if the Fukushima nuclear reactor experiences a full nuclear meltdown.

More information is available at the New York Times article.

USS Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group

The USS Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group, or Carrier Strike Group 7, part of the Navy’s response to the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, is on the scene in Japan to provide humanitarian relief and provide assistance in the cleanup effort.


Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group

Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group Seal

The USS Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group is made up of the following ships:

  • USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) – aircraft carrier
  • USS Chancellorsville (CG-62) – cruiser
  • USS Preble (DDG-88) – destroyer
  • USNS Bridge (T-AOE-10) – combat support ship

The USS Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group is busy operating missions to rescue people stranded by the earthquake and tsunami, as well as:

  • SH-60 helicopter missions to survey damage.
  • Evacuations from Takata City.
  • Refueling Japan Self Defense Force helicopters.
  • Assisting and supporting Japan’s Coast Guard, Police, Fire, and other Civil Defense forces in rescue and relief missions.