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Aviation Ordnanceman 1st Class Vertis Davis, left, from Rapid City, R.I., shows Navy ROTC Midshipman 2nd Class Brian Isbell, from Auburn University, how to cycle dummy rounds into an M61A2 20mm Gatlin gun.

Aviation Ordnanceman 1st Class Vertis Davis, left, from Rapid City, R.I., shows Navy ROTC Midshipman 2nd Class Brian Isbell, from Auburn University, how to cycle dummy rounds into an M61A2 20mm Gatlin gun.

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PACIFIC OCEAN (May. 19, 2009) Aviation Ordnanceman 1st Class Vertis Davis, left, from Rapid City, R.I., shows Navy ROTC Midshipman 2nd Class Brian Isbell, from Auburn University, how to cycle dummy rounds into an M61A2 20mm Gatlin gun from an F/A-18E Super Hornet in the aviation gun shop aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). There are 17 midshipmen embarked aboard John C. Stennis for a month-long training exchange. John C. Stennis is on a scheduled six-month deployment to the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dmitry Chepusov) File# 090519-N-9610C-036

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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19/05/2009 - 19/05/2009
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