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Sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) carry the 50 U.S. state flags while marching on High Street in the Portsmouth Memorial Day parade.

Sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) carry the 50 U.S. state flags while marching on High Street in the Portsmouth Memorial Day parade.

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PORTSMOUTH, Va. (May. 25, 2009) Sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) carry the 50 U.S. state flags while marching on High Street in the Portsmouth Memorial Day parade. (U.S Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kellie Bliss) File# 090518-N-7239B-001

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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25/05/2009 - 25/05/2009
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PORTSMOUTH, Va.
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