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060725-N-7981E-032 (Jul. 25, 2006)The US Navy (USN) Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) (right) and the USN Wasp Class Amphibious Assault Ship USS BONHOMME RICHARD (LHD 6) (to the left of LINCOLN) lead a formation of military ships and submarines from US and international countries in the Pacific Ocean (POC) during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2006. The exercise is designed to increase the tactical proficiency of participating units in a wide array of combined sea operations. RIMPAC 2006 brings together military forces from Australia (AUS), Canada (CAN), Chile (CHL), Peru (PER), Japan (JPN), the Republic of Korea (KOR), United Kingdom (GBR) and the United...

060725-N-7981E-032 (Jul. 25, 2006)The US Navy (USN) Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) (right) and the USN Wasp Class Amphibious Assault Ship USS BONHOMME RICHARD (LHD 6) (to the left of LINCOLN) lead a formation of military ships and submarines from US and international countries in the Pacific Ocean (POC) during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2006. The exercise is designed to increase the tactical proficiency of participating units in a wide array of combined sea operations. RIMPAC 2006 brings together military forces from Australia (AUS), Canada (CAN), Chile (CHL), Peru (PER), Japan (JPN), the Republic of Korea (KOR), United Kingdom (GBR) and the United...

 
 
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[Complete] Scene Caption: 060725-N-7981E-032 (Jul. 25, 2006)The US Navy (USN) Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) (right) and the USN Wasp Class Amphibious Assault Ship USS BONHOMME RICHARD (LHD 6) (to the left of LINCOLN) lead a formation of military ships and submarines from US and international countries in the Pacific Ocean (POC) during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2006. The exercise is designed to increase the tactical proficiency of participating units in a wide array of combined sea operations. RIMPAC 2006 brings together military forces from Australia (AUS), Canada (CAN), Chile (CHL), Peru (PER), Japan (JPN), the Republic of Korea (KOR), United Kingdom (GBR) and the United States (US).U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST SEAMAN James R. Evans (RELEASED)

Country: Pacific Ocean (POC)

Scene Camera Operator: MCSN James R. Evans, USN

Release Status: Released to Public
Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Aircraft carriers are warships that act as airbases for carrier-based aircraft. In the United States Navy, these consist of ships commissioned with hull classification symbols CV (aircraft carrier), CVA (attack aircraft carrier), CVB (large aircraft carrier), CVL (light aircraft carrier), CVN (aircraft carrier (nuclear propulsion) and CVAN (attack aircraft carrier (nuclear propulsion). The first aircraft carrier commissioned into the United States Navy was USS Langley (CV-1) on 20 March 1922.

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