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The aircraft carrier USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73) pulls into port Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates. George Washington is conducting operations in the Persian Gulf during a six-month deployment in support of operation Southern Watch

The aircraft carrier USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73) pulls into port Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates. George Washington is conducting operations in the Persian Gulf during a six-month deployment in support of operation Southern Watch

 
 
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Subject Operation/Series: SOUTHERN WATCH

Base: Jebel Ali

Country: United Arab Emerites (UAE)

Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Brian Fleske

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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13/12/1997
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