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Machinist Mate 2nd Class Christopher Monroe, assigned to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), holds his newborn son for the first time.

Machinist Mate 2nd Class Christopher Monroe, assigned to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), holds his newborn son for the first time.

 
 
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SAN DIEGO (Apr. 12, 2010) Machinist Mate 2nd Class Christopher Monroe, assigned to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), holds his newborn son for the first time. Carl Vinson conducted humanitarian and disaster relief operations in Haiti during Operation Unified Response and held partnership exercises with seven Latin American countries as part of Southern Seas 2010. The ship is completing a homeport change from Norfolk, Va. to San Diego, Calif. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Stanley) File# 100412-N-1376S-237

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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12/04/2010 - 12/04/2010
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