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Aerographer's Mate Airman Jonathan Salgado launches a weather balloon from the fantail of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) to gather atmospheric data.

Aerographer's Mate Airman Jonathan Salgado launches a weather balloon from the fantail of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) to gather atmospheric data.

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Apr. 10, 2009) Aerographer's Mate Airman Jonathan Salgado launches a weather balloon from the fantail of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) to gather atmospheric data. Theodore Roosevelt and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8 are operating in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Andrew Skipworth) File# 090410-N-2562S-005

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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10/04/2009 - 10/04/2009
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