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Personnel Specialist 1st Class Ricardo Rivera gives a goodbye hug to his wife before boarding the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).

Personnel Specialist 1st Class Ricardo Rivera gives a goodbye hug to his wife before boarding the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).

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SAN DIEGO (May. 28, 2009) Personnel Specialist 1st Class Ricardo Rivera gives a goodbye hug to his wife before boarding the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). This is the first time the couple will be separated by a deployment. Ronald Reagan is underway on a routine deployment to the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Briana C. Brotzman) File# 090528-N-2344B-034

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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28/05/2009 - 28/05/2009
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