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An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Dambusters of Strike Fighter Squadron One Nine Five (VFA-195) is given the thumbs up for launch by catapult personnel on the flight deck aboard the conventionally-powered aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63).

An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Dambusters of Strike Fighter Squadron One Nine Five (VFA-195) is given the thumbs up for launch by catapult personnel on the flight deck aboard the conventionally-powered aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63).

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Pacific Ocean (Aug. 12, 2005) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the "Dambusters" of Strike Fighter Squadron One Nine Five (VFA-195) is given the thumbs up for launch by catapult personnel on the flight deck aboard the conventionally-powered aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). The Kitty Hawk Carrier Strike Group, including the embarked air wing and the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) are participating in the 3rd annual JASEX 2005 with the U.S. Air Force, and U.S. Marine Corps in the Western Pacific. JASEX focuses on integrated joint training proficiency in detecting, locating, tracking and engaging units at sea, in the air, and on land, in response to a range of mission areas. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Bo Flannigan File# 050812-N-5781F-093

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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12/08/2005 - 12/08/2005
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