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A pilot assigned to Sea Control Squadron Twenty Eight (VS-38) embraces his loved one after returning home from deployment to the Arabian Gulf aboard USS Constellation (CV 64)

A pilot assigned to Sea Control Squadron Twenty Eight (VS-38) embraces his loved one after returning home from deployment to the Arabian Gulf aboard USS Constellation (CV 64)

 
 
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Naval Air Station North Island, Calif. (May. 31, 2003) A pilot assigned to the Red Griffins of Sea Control Squadron Twenty Eight (VS-38) embraces his loved one after returning home from deployment to the Arabian Gulf aboard USS Constellation (CV 64). Constellation and Carrier Air Wing Two (CVW-2) is returning from an extended deployment in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Bre Cameron-Smith. File# 030531-N-9414C-004

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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31/05/2003 - 31/05/2003
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Naval Air Station North Island, Calif.
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