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The first commanding officer of USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67), retired Rear Adm. Earl P. Yates places his right hand over his heart during the playing of the national anthem at the beginning of the decommissioning ceremony for the ship.

The first commanding officer of USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67), retired Rear Adm. Earl P. Yates places his right hand over his heart during the playing of the national anthem at the beginning of the decommissioning ceremony for the ship.

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MAYPORT, Fla. (Mar. 23, 2007) The first commanding officer of USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67), retired Rear Adm. Earl P. Yates places his right hand over his heart during the playing of the national anthem at the beginning of the decommissioning ceremony for the ship. More than 4,000 people were in attendance to honor Kennedys 18 deployments and nearly 39 years of distinguished service. The historic warship was placed in inactive state. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tommy Gilligan File# 070323-N-4565G-005

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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23/03/2007 - 23/03/2007
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MAYPORT, Fla.
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