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President inspects sites for new Naval Hosp. Washington, D.C., Aug 4. Accompanied by members of Congress and the Surgeon General of the U.S. Navy, President Roosevelt today drove 20 miles through the District of Columbia to inspect two sites for the Navy's new $4,800,000 hospitals. In the photograph, left to right: President Roosevelt, Rep. Carl Vinson, Chairman of the House Naval Affairs committee, Senator David I. Walsh, Chairman of the Senate Naval Affairs committee, and Rear Admiral P.S. Rossiter, Surgeon General of the Navy

Admirals at House get together. Washington, D.C., Jan. 25. Rear Admiral A.J. Hepburn, Admiral William D. Leahy, Chief of Naval Operations, Rep. Carl Vinson, Chairman of the House Naval Affairs Committee, and Rear Admiral Arthur B. Cook, all poring over maps of the Pacific Ocean at the hearings over Naval Affairs today. 1-25-39

Carl Vinson & David I. Walsh

Carl Vinson & David I. Walsh

President Richard Nixon, left, shakes hands with former congressman (D-Ga.) Carl Vinson with a model of the nuclear-propelled aircraft carrier slated to be named after the congressman. Standing to the right are Secretary of the Navy John Warner, dark suit, and Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird

Sen. John Tower, R-Texas, speaks at the commissioning ceremony for the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS CARL VINSON (CVN-70). Seated behind the senator are Molly Snead, ship's sponsor, left, and CAPT Richard L. Martin, commanding officer of the CARL VINSON

Sen. John Tower, R-Texas, speaks during the commissioning ceremony for the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS CARL VINSON (CVN-70). Seated behind him are CAPT Richard L. Martin, commanding officer of the CARL VINSON, and Molly Snead, ship's sponsor

Sen. Sam Nunn, D-Georgia, speaks during the commissioning ceremony for the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS CARL VINSON (CVN-70). Seated behind him is CAPT Richard L. Martin, commanding officer of the CARL VINSON

ADM Thomas B. Hayward, chief of naval operations, speaks during the commissioning ceremony for the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS CARL VINSON (CVN-60). CAPT Richard L. Martin, commanding officer of the CARL VINSON, is seated behind Hayward

Photograph of President William J. Clinton Having Lunch with Officers Aboard the U.S.S. Carl Vinson

On board the US Navy's nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70), an Antisubmarine Warfare SPECIALIST monitors Persian Gulf activities. Planes assigned to Carrier Air Wing One Four (CVW 14) launched from the flight deck of Carl Vinson in support of Operation DESERT STRIKE. The operation was designed to allow tactical missions by US and other coalition aircraft inside the borders of Iraq, in response to repeated Iraqi attacks in violation of UN Safe Zones

US Navy Commander Laurier McCravy (right) discusses the results of an oral exam with one of her patients. CDR McCravy is an oral surgeon on board the US Navy's nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70) and was the first woman assigned permanently to the crew. Commanded by captain Larry Baucom (not shown), Carl Vinson is deployed to the Persian Gulf enforcing the extended "No Fly Zone" over Iraq in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH

US Navy Cryptologic Technician (Collection) 3rd Class Melissa Shirk, shown loading cryptographic code into an EA-6B Prowler aircraft, is a Cryptologic Analyst on board the US Navy's nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70) where she collects and analyzes different types of encrypted signals. Commanded by Captain Larry Baucom (not shown), Carl Vinson is currently deployed to the Persian Gulf enforcing the extended "No Fly Zone" over Iraq in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH

US Navy Aviation Ordnancemen move an AIM-7 medium range air-to-air missile from an F/A-18 Hornet aircraft aboard USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70). Carl Vinson is operating in the Persian Gulf region enforcing UN sanctions and No-Fly Zone, Operation SOUTHERN WATCH

US Navy Aviation Electronics Technician AIRMAN Shannon Ireland performs maintenance on an F/A-18 Hornet aircraft on the flight deck of USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70). Carl Vinson is operating in the Persian Gulf region enforcing UN sanctions and No-Fly Zone, Operation SOUTHERN WATCH

US Navy Sailors on the flight deck of the USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70) prepare an F/A-18 Hornet aircraft for launch. Carl Vinson is operating in the Persian Gulf region enforcing UN sanctions and No-Fly Zone, Operation SOUTHERN WATCH

F-14 Launch

Flight Deck Personnel

F/A-18 Returns from a mission over Afghanistan

Flight Deck Shooter

Communication At Sea

A New Kind of Mail

Early Morning Flight

Taking on More Gas

An F/A 18C Hornet aircraft from Strike Fighter Squadron Twenty Two (VFA-22) prepares to launch off catapult one on the deck of the USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70). Carl Vinson and her carrier airwing are taking part in Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

USS ANTIETAM (CG 54) sails alongside the USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70) to take on fuel. Carl Vinson and its carrier airwing are taking part in Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70)

Shipyard catapult system overhaul

Missile launcher maintenance

Shipyard catapult overhaul aboard CVN 70

Painting and preservation aboard CVN 70

Aircraft carrier screw removed for overhaul

Aircraft carrier screw removed for overhaul

USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70)

Revamping the JP-5 fuel-overflow system on the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70)

Early morning fog sets across the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson

Early morning fog sets across the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson

The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) departs San Diego Harbor for the return trip to her homeport of Bremerton, Washington

a full moon illuminates the nuclear aircraft carrier Carl Vinson.

Helicopter transfer crates of supplies from aboard USS Sacramento

Carl Vinson pulls away from the fast combat support ship USS Sacramento (AOE 1) after completing an underway replenishment

A flight deck aircraft director stands behind a new director in training.

Crash and Salvage crew members standby on the bow of USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) in case of an emergency

Aviation Ordnancemen aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) load equipment into two waiting HH-60H Seahawks assigned to the

Landing Signal Officers (LSO) watch as an F/A-18C Hornet successfully recovers on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson

Facing high winds and heavy seas, Sailors aboard the fast combat support ship USS Sacramento (AOE 1) rig a fuel probe over to the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70),

USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) prepares to moor at Kilo Wharf in Apra Harbor, Guam

The nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) is assisted by tugboats.

The nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) enters Apra Harbor during the first port call to Guam in the ship's history.

USS Carl Vinson CVN 70 departs Apra Harbor, Guam.

Flight deck operations aboard USS Carl Vinson CVN 70

F/A-18 Hornet launches from USS Carl Vinson CVN 70

Preparing for launch

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An Aviation Boatswain's Mate directs an F/A-18C Hornet onto waist catapult three in preparation for launch during flight operations aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).

Two Airman secure a S-3B Viking from the

A CH-46D Sea Knight delivers cargo on the flight deck of the Carl Vinson (CVN 70) during an underway replenishment

An E-2C Hawkeye launches from one of four steam-powered catapults aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70)

The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) approaches Apra Harbor for port call in Guam

The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) approaches Apra Harbor for a port visit.

Boatswain�s Mates from the fast combat support ship USS Sacramento (AOE 1) stow fuel lines after completing an underway replenishment (UNREP) with the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).

The center-deck hatch operator signals to the

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobil Unit 11 (EODMU 11/ Det 9) attached to USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) performs a fastrope exercise

Stretcher Bearers carry a wounded Sailor through the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) during a Mass Casualty Drill

USS Sacramento (AOE 1) cruises ahead of USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70)

Wendy Cordero was selected to get the first kiss from Seargeant Jason Reyes, after returning from an eight month cruise aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70)

USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and more than 6,400 Sailors assigned to the super carrier, arrive at Naval Air Station North Island, Calif.

Sailors man the rails while USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) arrives at Naval Air Station North Island, Calif.

Flight deck personal aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) avoid the jet exhaust and keep a watchful eye as an F/A-18C Hornet launches.

A Landing Signals Enlisted (LSE) directs one of three incoming SH-60F �Seahawk� helicopters assigned to the Eight-ballers of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Eight (HS-8).

C-2 Grayhound launches from USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).

Lt. Col. William Chester Waldron, Commanding Officer of the Black Knights of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron Three One Four (VMFA-314) performs a super sonic fly-by.

Inside the hanger bay of the US Navy (USN) Nimitz class USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70) Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) T. J. Berhow observes the Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) sprinklers in the bay for proper operation during a test of the countermeasure wash down system. AFFF is a fire-fighting agent that is most effective when combating fuel fires associated with aircraft operations. CARL VINSON is homeported at Naval Station Bremerton, Washington (WA), and is conducting sea trials to test newly installed technologies in preparation for upcoming scheduled operations

At sea onboard the US Navy (USN) Nimitz class USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70) members of the crash and salvage team check the Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) sprinklers on the flight deck for proper operation during a flight deck countermeasure wash down. AFFF is a fire-fighting agent that is most effective when combating fuel fires associated with aircraft operations. CARL VINSON is homeported at Naval Station Bremerton, Washington (WA), and is conducting sea trials to test newly installed technologies in preparation for upcoming scheduled operations

USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) crew members observe the arrested landing of an F/A-18C Hornet

Chief Master-at-Arms Jennifer Sayler, a proctor for the annual chief petty officer advancement exam, provides assistance to one of the many Sailors taking the exam.

Fast combat support ship USS Camden (AOE 2) conducts a replenishment at sea (RAS) with USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and embarked Carrier Air Wing Nine (CVW-9) depart Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, Calif.

A Sailor assigned to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), mans the rails as the ship departs Naval Base San Diego, Calif., for a regularly scheduled deployment.

Sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), receive smallpox vaccinations as a precautionary measure in preparation for their regularly scheduled deployment.

Sailors assigned to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), man the rails as the ship departs Naval Base San Diego, Calif.

The fast combat support ship USS Camden (AOE 2) conducts a replenishment at sea with the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).

The fast combat support ship USS Camden (AOE 2) conducts a replenishment at sea with the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).

The fast combat support ship USS Camden (AOE 2) conducts a replenishment at sea with the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).

An Aviation Boatswain's Mate directs the pilots of an E-2C Hawkeye after a safe recovery during flight operations aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).

The fast combat support ship USS Camden (AOE 2) enters Apra Harbor, Guam, during a scheduled port call. Camden is assigned to the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) Carrier Strike Group.

Naval Base Guam Morale, Welfare, and Recreation employee Marlyn Kilafwakun greets Sailors assigned to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) with traditional island leis during a scheduled port call.

Two tug boats help to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) in position to moor at Apra Harbor, Guam, during a scheduled port call.

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) prepares to moor at a pier in Apra Harbor, Guam, during a scheduled port call.

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) approaches Apra Harbor, Guam.

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) departs Naval Station Mariannas, Guam.

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) departs Naval Station Mariannas, Guam.

A C-2A Greyhound prepares for launch during flight operations aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).

Hospitalman Emmanuel Paquin removes a rolling stitch from the back of a Sailor in the treatment room of the Medical Department aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).

Two C-2A Greyhounds stand by in preparation for launch at the onset of flight operations aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).

Quartermaster 3rd Class William E. Hall makes course corrections while steering the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), during an underway replenishment with the fast combat support ship USS Camden (AOE 2).

An F/A-18C Hornet launches from the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).

Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Gary Miller checks the power inputs on a defibrillator aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) underway in the Indian Ocean prior to flight operations.

An EA-6B Prowler is guided onto a catapult prior to launch from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).