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Flight deck personnel salute as the final S-3B Viking assigned to the Blue Wolves of Sea Control Squadron Three Five (VS-35) launches from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).

Flight deck personnel salute as the final S-3B Viking assigned to the Blue Wolves of Sea Control Squadron Three Five (VS-35) launches from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).

 
 
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Pacific Ocean (Oct. 30, 2004) Flight deck personnel salute as the final S-3B Viking assigned to the Blue Wolves of Sea Control Squadron Three Five (VS-35) launches from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) during fly-off of Carrier Air Wing Fourteen (CVW-14). The fly-off marked the end of an era with the final deployment for the Blue Wolves before being decommissioned in March 2005. Stennis and embarked CVW-14 are returning home from a five-month deployment to the Western Pacific Ocean. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Mark J. Rebilas File# 041030-N-6213R-030

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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30/10/2004 - 30/10/2004
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