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Aerographer's Mate 3rd Class Doron S. Dill launches a weather balloon from the fantail of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72).

Aerographer's Mate 3rd Class Doron S. Dill launches a weather balloon from the fantail of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72).

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Pacific Ocean (Mar. 29, 2006) Aerographer's Mate 3rd Class Doron S. Dill launches a weather balloon from the fantail of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Lincoln and Carrier Air Wing Two (CVW-2) are currently underway in the Western Pacific conducting a scheduled deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class James R. McGury File# 060329-N-0499M-165

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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29/03/2006 - 29/03/2006
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