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Chief (select) Personnel Specialist Derrick Washington, assigned to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), tries on a combination cover at the Norfolk Navy Exchange.

Chief (select) Personnel Specialist Derrick Washington, assigned to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), tries on a combination cover at the Norfolk Navy Exchange.

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NORFOLK, Va. (Aug. 19, 2015) Chief (select) Personnel Specialist Derrick Washington, assigned to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), tries on a combination cover at the Norfolk Navy Exchange. Abraham Lincoln is undergoing a refueling and complex overhaul at Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Aaron T. Kiser) File# 150819-N-IK431-088

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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19/08/2015 - 19/08/2015
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