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Lightning illuminates the sky  behind an F/A-18E Super Hornet from the Argonauts of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 147 aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).

Lightning illuminates the sky behind an F/A-18E Super Hornet from the Argonauts of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 147 aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).

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PACIFIC OCEAN (May. 07, 2009) Lightning illuminates the sky behind an F/A-18E Super Hornet from the Argonauts of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 147 aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 are on a scheduled six-month deployment to the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Elliott Fabrizio) File# 090507-N-2610F-087

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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07/05/2009 - 07/05/2009
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