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The Military Sealift Command combat support ship USNS Concord (T-AFS 5), left, transfers stores and supplies to the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) during a replenishment at sea.

The Military Sealift Command combat support ship USNS Concord (T-AFS 5), left, transfers stores and supplies to the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) during a replenishment at sea.

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PACIFIC OCEAN (May. 07, 2009) The Military Sealift Command combat support ship USNS Concord (T-AFS 5), left, transfers stores and supplies to the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) during a replenishment at sea. John C. Stennis is on a scheduled six-month deployment to the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kyle Steckler) File# 090507-N-7780S-073

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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07/05/2009 - 07/05/2009
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