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The rifle detail stands at parade rest during a burial at sea ceremony for 20 former service members aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).

The rifle detail stands at parade rest during a burial at sea ceremony for 20 former service members aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).

 
 
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 01, 2011) The rifle detail stands at parade rest during a burial at sea ceremony for 20 former service members aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are underway on a western Pacific deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans) File# 111201-N-DR144-193

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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01/12/2011 - 01/12/2011
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