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An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 81 deploys flares over the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson during an air power demonstration.

An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 81 deploys flares over the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson during an air power demonstration.

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PACIFIC OCEAN (May. 14, 2012) An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 81 deploys flares over the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson during an air power demonstration. Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing 17 are underway on a deployment in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans) File# 120514-N-DR144-165

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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14/05/2012 - 14/05/2012
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