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An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter from the

An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter from the

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PACIFIC OCEAN (May. 19, 2009) An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter from the "Raptors" of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 71 flies alongside the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) during flight operations. John C. 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 Kenneth Abbate) File# 090519-N-2475A-204

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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19/05/2009 - 19/05/2009
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