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Attack Squadron Three Four (VA-34) aircraft number 500", the last A-6E Intruder aircraft launched from the flight deck of the US Navy aircraft carrier USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73), accelerates down catapult number three. Crewmen from the ships aircraft launch and recovery equipment division line the deck to salute the aircraft as it launches. Governor George Allen of Virginia (not shown), who was on board the George Washington to welcome her crew back after the successful completion of her six-month deployment, launched the Intruder on its historic flight. This was the final deployment for VA-34 flying the Intruder aircraft. The squadron will begin training on the F/A-18C Hornet ...

Attack Squadron Three Four (VA-34) aircraft number 500", the last A-6E Intruder aircraft launched from the flight deck of the US Navy aircraft carrier USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73), accelerates down catapult number three. Crewmen from the ships aircraft launch and recovery equipment division line the deck to salute the aircraft as it launches. Governor George Allen of Virginia (not shown), who was on board the George Washington to welcome her crew back after the successful completion of her six-month deployment, launched the Intruder on its historic flight. This was the final deployment for VA-34 flying the Intruder aircraft. The squadron will begin training on the F/A-18C Hornet ...

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[Complete] Scene Caption: Attack Squadron Three Four (VA-34) aircraft number 500", the last A-6E Intruder aircraft launched from the flight deck of the US Navy aircraft carrier USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73), accelerates down catapult number three. Crewmen from the ships aircraft launch and recovery equipment division line the deck to salute the aircraft as it launches. Governor George Allen of Virginia (not shown), who was on board the George Washington to welcome her crew back after the successful completion of her six-month deployment, launched the Intruder on its historic flight. This was the final deployment for VA-34 flying the Intruder aircraft. The squadron will begin training on the F/A-18C Hornet aircraft, and after completing their transition they will re-join the fleet as Strike Fighter Squadron Three Four (VFA-34).

Base: USS George Washington (CVN 73)

Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Chris Bishop, USN

Release Status: Released to Public
Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files
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22/07/1996
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The U.S. National Archives
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