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As the sun rises, officers and chief petty officers on board USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) stand in ranks to pay tribute to two military veterans that were laid to rest in the Pacific Ocean during a burial at sea ceremony.

As the sun rises, officers and chief petty officers on board USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) stand in ranks to pay tribute to two military veterans that were laid to rest in the Pacific Ocean during a burial at sea ceremony.

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Pacific Ocean (Jan. 30, 2007) As the sun rises, officers and chief petty officers on board USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) stand in ranks to pay tribute to two military veterans that were laid to rest in the Pacific Ocean during a burial at sea ceremony. The ceremony held a special meaning to many since one of the veterans laid to rest was a part of the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group team. Senior Chief Aviation Machinist's Mate Gilberto Gordils Jr. was laid to rest in the presence of many from his former squadron, the Eagles of Strike Fighter Squadron One One Five (VFA-115), where he was assigned until his passing. Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group is currently underway in support of operations in the western Pacific. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joanna M. Rippee File# 070130-N-5627R-138

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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30/01/2007 - 30/01/2007
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