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Aviation Machinist�s Mate 3rd Class Joseph Minneman removes an axial fan assembly

Aviation Machinist�s Mate 3rd Class Joseph Minneman removes an axial fan assembly

 
 
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Western Pacific Ocean (Sep. 21, 2003) On a no fly day, Aviation Machinists Mate 3rd Class Joseph Minneman from Albuquerque, N.M., assigned to the Indians of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Six (HS-6) removes an axial fan assembly from the rotor of an SH-60 Seahawk on the flight deck of USS Nimitz (CVN 68). The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group and embarked Carrier Air Wing Eleven (CVW-11) are deployed to the Western Pacific, and will remain there during the maintenance period of the forward deployed USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). U.S. policy is to maintain at least one operational carrier in the region to ensure a responsive defensive posture. U.S. Navy photo by Airman Angel G. Hilbrands. File# 030921-N-9319H-001

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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21/09/2003 - 21/09/2003
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