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An MH-60S Sea Hawk from the Eightballers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 delivers supplies onto the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) during a replenishment at sea.

An MH-60S Sea Hawk from the Eightballers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 delivers supplies onto the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) during a replenishment at sea.

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Apr. 23, 2009) An MH-60S Sea Hawk from the Eightballers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 delivers supplies onto the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) during a replenishment at sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO 199). 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# 090423-N-9928E-096

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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23/04/2009 - 23/04/2009
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