US sends USS George W. Bush to clean up after earthquake in Turkey

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Pentagon spokesman Patrick Ryder said that the George W. Bush aircraft carrier and accompanying ships were sent to the eastern Mediterranean to take part in the aftermath of a powerful earthquake in Turkey.

“The US European Command has sent personnel, equipment and a variety of different means to help the Turkish government and its search and rescue operations. Among them, the George W. Bush aircraft carrier strike group, deployed to the eastern Mediterranean,” Ryder said during the briefing.

The Pentagon spokesman also added that the aircraft carrier will provide logistical support for rescuers, medical assistance and helicopters as needed.

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