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Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) 3rd Class Tiantae Hunts guides an F/A-18F Super Hornet from the Diamondbacks of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 102 onto a catapult.

Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) 3rd Class Tiantae Hunts guides an F/A-18F Super Hornet from the Diamondbacks of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 102 onto a catapult.

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 08, 2015) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) 3rd Class Tiantae Hunts guides an F/A-18F Super Hornet from the Diamondbacks of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 102 onto a catapult on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, are en route to conduct a hull-swap with the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) after serving seven years as the U.S. Navy's only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington in Yokosuka, Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bryan Mai) File# 150808-N-EH855-186

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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08/08/2015 - 08/08/2015
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