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California-based military units take lead in U.S. airstrikes on Islamic State
California-based military units take lead in U.S. airstrikes on Islamic State

Military units based in California have now been given the lead in the U.S.-led campaign of bombing Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria. On Saturday, the Navy announced that the aircraft carrier Carl Vinson, based at North Island Naval Air Station in Coronado, has relieved the carrier George H.W. Bush in the Persian Gulf to continue the airstrikes that began Aug. 6. Aboard the Vinson is Carrier Air Wing 17 from Naval Air Station Lemoore near Fresno, with 67 aircraft. The Bush and its air squadrons will now depart for Norfolk, Va. The Vinson is accompanied by the destroyers Sterett, Gridley and Dewey, and the cruiser Bunker Hill, all based in San Diego. The Carl Vinson Carrier...

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