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Fire Controlman 2nd Class Kelby Castillo, from New York, gives the signal that the Close-in Weapons System is firing from the fantail during a PACFIRE exercise aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).

Fire Controlman 2nd Class Kelby Castillo, from New York, gives the signal that the Close-in Weapons System is firing from the fantail during a PACFIRE exercise aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).

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PACIFIC OCEAN (May. 21, 2009) Fire Controlman 2nd Class Kelby Castillo, from New York, gives the signal that the Close-in Weapons System is firing from the fantail during a PACFIRE exercise aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). 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 Kyle Steckler) File# 090521-N-7780S-042

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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21/05/2009 - 21/05/2009
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