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Aviation Ordnanceman AIRMAN Derrick Coach moves AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles across the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73). George Washington is deployed to the Persian Gulf in support Operation Southern Watch

Aviation Ordnanceman AIRMAN Derrick Coach moves AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles across the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73). George Washington is deployed to the Persian Gulf in support Operation Southern Watch

 
 
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Subject Operation/Series: SOUTHERN WATCH

Base: USS George Washington (CVN 73)

Country: At Sea

Scene Camera Operator: PHAN Johnnie Robbins

Release Status: Released to Public
Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

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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26/12/1997
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