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An aircraft director aboard the conventionally-powered aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) directs an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Dambusters of Strike Fighter Squadron One Nine Five (VFA-195).

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An aircraft director aboard the conventionally-powered aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) directs an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Dambusters of Strike Fighter Squadron One Nine Five (VFA-195).

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Pacific Ocean (Jul. 11, 2006) An aircraft director aboard the conventionally-powered aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) directs an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the "Dambusters" of Strike Fighter Squadron One Nine Five (VFA-195) off the landing area following a successful recovery on the flight deck. Currently under way in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility, Kitty Hawk demonstrates power projection and sea control as the U.S. Navy's only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Stephen W. Rowe File# 060711-N-6106R-054

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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11/07/2006 - 11/07/2006
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Pacific Ocean
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