Top Gun: Maverick star Tom Cruise departed the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) after completing a visit, March 3, 2023.

The team led a Top Gun: Maverick viewing in the ship’s hangar bay and took time to visit with Sailors aboard.

The ship and its crew has been deployed since departing Naval Station Norfolk on Aug. 10, 2022.

Every minute they spent with the crew of our mighty warship paid dividends toward our crew’s morale from the top-down.

Getting a photo with all of the guests - especially Tom Cruise - was the highlight of a memorable deployment.

The George H. W. Bush Carrier Strike Group (CSG) has worked alongside NATO allies and partners to increase interchangeability.

The George H.W. Bush CSG is on a scheduled deployment in the NAVEUR area of operations, employed by U.S. Sixth Fleet to defend U.S.

Tom and his entire team left with a fuller appreciation of the capabilities and power of U.S. Navy's carrier strike groups.

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