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A pilot assigned to the Sunliners of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 81 waves to family and friends during a homecoming celebration at Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana.

A pilot assigned to the Sunliners of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 81 waves to family and friends during a homecoming celebration at Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana.

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (Jun. 04, 2015) A pilot assigned to the Sunliners of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 81 waves to family and friends during a homecoming celebration at Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana. The Sunliners returned to Oceana after a nearly 10-month deployment as part of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alysia R. Hernandez) File# 150604-N-IS680-049

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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04/06/2015 - 04/06/2015
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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va.
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