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Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks with Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker, Commander, Naval Air Forces Pacific, and Capt. Doug Verissimo, USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) Commanding Officer on the flight deck

Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks with Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker, Commander, Naval Air Forces Pacific, and Capt. Doug Verissimo, USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) Commanding Officer on the flight deck

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SAN DIEGO (Sep. 29, 2016) Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks with Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker, Commander, Naval Air Forces Pacific, and Capt. Doug Verissimo, USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) Commanding Officer on the flight deck. Carter spoke to the Vinson crew regarding the rebalance to the Asia-Pacific and ongoing security challenges in the region. Carl Vinson is preparing for a 2017 Western Pacific Deployment. (U.S. Navy Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Sean Castellano) File# 160929-N-BL637-016

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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29/09/2016 - 29/09/2016
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