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 A flight deck director signals to an E2-C Hawkeye assigned to the Wallbangers of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 117 during flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68).

A flight deck director signals to an E2-C Hawkeye assigned to the Wallbangers of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 117 during flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68).

 
 
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NORTH ARABIAN SEA (Jan. 20, 2010) A flight deck director signals to an E2-C Hawkeye assigned to the Wallbangers of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 117 during flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is on a routine deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jessica Bidwell) File# 100120-N-3589B-101

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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20/01/2010 - 20/01/2010
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