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Marine Lt. Jason Duffie, assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 101 (VMFAT-101) lands his F/A-18C Hornet aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68).

Marine Lt. Jason Duffie, assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 101 (VMFAT-101) lands his F/A-18C Hornet aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68).

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Mar. 24, 2009) Marine Lt. Jason Duffie, assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 101 (VMFAT-101) lands his F/A-18C Hornet aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). VMFAT-101 is aboard Nimitz conducting carrier qualifications for the squadron F/A-18 Hornet pilots. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Matthew Lemieux) File# 090324-M-1842L-226

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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24/03/2009 - 24/03/2009
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