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An F/A-18E Super Hornet from the Flying Eagles of Strike Fighter Squadron One Two Two (VFA-122) prepares to be lowered to the hangar deck aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).

An F/A-18E Super Hornet from the Flying Eagles of Strike Fighter Squadron One Two Two (VFA-122) prepares to be lowered to the hangar deck aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).

 
 
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Pacific Ocean (Dec. 16, 2004) An F/A-18E Super Hornet from the "Flying Eagles" of Strike Fighter Squadron One Two Two (VFA-122) prepares to be lowered to the hangar deck aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) for routine maintenance. Reagan is currently underway in the Pacific Ocean conducting carrier qualifications for the west coast Fleet Replacement Squadrons (FRS). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Chad McNeeley File# 041216-N-0696M-134

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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16/12/2004 - 16/12/2004
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