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Nine F-14A Tomcat aircraft from Fighter Squadron 84 (VF-84) fly in formation near the Virginia coastline as the squadrons of Carrier Air Wing 8 (CVW-8) return to their home bases after a deployment aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN-71). During that deployment, CVW-8 and the ROOSEVELT took part in Operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm and Provide Comfort.

Nine F-14A Tomcat aircraft from Fighter Squadron 84 (VF-84) fly in formation near the Virginia coastline as the squadrons of Carrier Air Wing 8 (CVW-8) return to their home bases after a deployment aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN-71). During that deployment, CVW-8 and the ROOSEVELT took part in Operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm and Provide Comfort.

 
 
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Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORMDESERT SHIELDPROVIDE COMFORT

Country: Atlantic Ocean(AOC)

Scene Camera Operator: LT. Gerald Parsons

Release Status: Released to Public
Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

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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26/06/1991
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