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The guided missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG-61) performs duties as Plane Guard during flight operations aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).

The guided missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG-61) performs duties as Plane Guard during flight operations aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).

 
 
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Persian Gulf (Dec. 26, 2004) The guided missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG-61) performs duties as Plane Guard during flight operations aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). The primary mission of the Plane Guard ship is to aid and rescue aircrew if they have to eject from their aircraft upon landing on the aircraft carrier. Embarked Carrier Air Wing Three (CVW-3) is providing close air support and conducting intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions over Iraq. The Truman Strike Group and CVW-3 are on a regularly scheduled deployment in support of the Global War on Terrorism. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Apprentice Ricardo J. Reyes File# 041228-N-2984R-020

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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26/12/2004 - 26/12/2004
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Persian Gulf
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