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Sailors perform a post-flight inspection on an F/A-18E Super Hornet from the Royal Maces of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 27 on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73).

Sailors perform a post-flight inspection on an F/A-18E Super Hornet from the Royal Maces of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 27 on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73).

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PHILIPPINE SEA (Jun. 30, 2015) Sailors perform a post-flight inspection on an F/A-18E Super Hornet from the Royal Maces of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 27 on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, are on patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. George Washington will conduct a hull-swap with the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) later this year after serving seven years as the U.S. Navy's only forward-deployed aircraft carrier in Yokosuka, Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chris Cavagnaro) File# 150630-N-IP531-095

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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30/06/2015 - 30/06/2015
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