Commander, Naval Air Forces awarded the 2014 Battle Efficiency (Battle “E”) for East Coast-based aircraft carriers to Sailors of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) Feb. 13.
The Battle “E” is designed to measure and recognize a command’s sustained superior performance and efficiency in an operational environment through the calendar year.
Battle “E” is only achieved through meeting and exceeding multiple operational standards based on individual and community efforts.
The recipient of the Battle ‘E’ award is decided through departmental awards, which mark excellence in the ship’s individual departments. George H.W. Bush received all 15 departmental awards.
This is George H.W. Bush’s second award for Battle “E” in three years. USS George Washington (CVN 73), forward-deployed to Yokosuka, Japan, won Commander, Naval Air Forces Pacific’s Battle ‘E’ on the West Coast.
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