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An F-15 Eagle aircraft of the 1ST Tactical Fighter Wing is part of an interservice display mounted for a change of command ceremony aboard the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67). Admiral (ADM) Leon A. Edney assumes command from ADM Frank B. Kelso II as Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic/Commander in CHIEF, United States Atlantic Command

An F-15 Eagle aircraft of the 1ST Tactical Fighter Wing is part of an interservice display mounted for a change of command ceremony aboard the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67). Admiral (ADM) Leon A. Edney assumes command from ADM Frank B. Kelso II as Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic/Commander in CHIEF, United States Atlantic Command

 
 
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The original finding aid described this photograph as:

Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk

State: Virginia (VA)

Country: United States Of America (USA)

Scene Camera Operator: PH2 William A. Lipski

Release Status: Released to Public
Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

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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18/05/1990
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