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Sailors scrub-down an EA-6B Prowler during a no-fly day on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72).

Sailors scrub-down an EA-6B Prowler during a no-fly day on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72).

 
 
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Pacific Ocean (Dec. 02, 2004) Sailors, assigned to the Lancers of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three One (VAQ-131), scrub-down an EA-6B Prowler during a no-fly day on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Lincoln and embarked Carrier Air Wing Two (CVW-2) are currently deployed to the Western Pacific Ocean. U.S Navy photo Airman Rosa M. Rodriguez File# 041202-N-7816R-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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02/12/2004 - 02/12/2004
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