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An F/A-18C Hornet from the Blue Diamonds of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 146 lands on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) during an airborne change of command

An F/A-18C Hornet from the Blue Diamonds of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 146 lands on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) during an airborne change of command

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PACIFIC OCEAN (May. 05, 2009) An F/A-18C Hornet from the Blue Diamonds of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 146 lands on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) during an airborne change of command. Stennis and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 are on a scheduled six-month deployment to the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Josue L. Escobosa) File# 090504-N-9928E-212

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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05/05/2009 - 05/05/2009
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