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Aviation Electrician Airman Matthew Turchetta, from Cranston, R.I., signals an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter.

Aviation Electrician Airman Matthew Turchetta, from Cranston, R.I., signals an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter.

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PACIFIC OCEAN (May. 23, 2009) Aviation Electrician Airman Matthew Turchetta, from Cranston, R.I., signals an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the "Eightballers" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 to land on the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). 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 Walter M. Wayman) File# 090523-N-6538W-493

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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23/05/2009 - 23/05/2009
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