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A sailor descends a ladder to the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71). The S-3A Viking aircraft in the background at right is from Air Anti-submarine Squadron 32 (VS-32), part of Carrier Air WIng 1 (CVW-1), which is assigned to the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66)

An aerial view of the Iranian frigate Is Alvand (71) burning after being attacked by aircraft of Carrier Air Wing 11 from the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN-65).

The Iranian frigate Is Sahand (74) burns after being attacked by aircraft of Carrier Air Wing 11 from the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN-65).

Adm. Leon A. Edney, commander-in-chief, U.S. Atlantic Command/Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic, talks with a woman while waiting to greet naval aviators returning from Operation Desert Storm. Carrier AIR WING 3 (CVW-3), embarked aboard the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67), is returning today

Family and friends wait for members of Carrier AIR WING 3 (CVW-3), embarked aboard the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67). The KENNEDY and other ships are returning from Operation Desert Storm

An aviator is reunited with his children after arriving at the station along with other members of Carrier AIR WING 1 (CVW-1). The wing, stationed aboard the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV-66), has returned from deployment in the Persian Gulf area during Operation Desert Storm

An aviator is reunited with a loved one after arriving at the station along with other members of Carrier AIR WING 1 (CVW-1). The wing, stationed aboard the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV-66), has returned from deployment in the Persian Gulf area during Operation Desert Storm

A crowd watches as aircraft from various squadrons stationed aboard the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV-66) take part in a flyover following their return to the station. Squadrons from Carrier AIR WING 1 (CVW-1) have returned to Oceana following deployment in the Persian Gulf area during Operation Desert Storm

An aviator is reunited with a loved one after arriving at the station along with other members of Carrier AIR WING 1 (CVW-1). The wing, stationed aboard the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV-66), has returned from deployment in the Persian Gulf area during Operation Desert Storm

Vice Adm. John K. Ready, commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet; Rear Adm. Paul W. Parcells, commander, Tactical Wings, Atlantic, and a civilian official welcome an officer from Carrier AIR WING 1 (CVW-1), stationed aboard the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV-66). The wing has returned to Oceana following deployment in the Persian Gulf area during Operation Desert Storm

F/A-18s on Flight Deck

F-14 Approaches Ship

An F/A-18 Hornet makes an arrested landing aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73).

X-Mas Eve aboard Ship

Communication At Sea

Loading Missile

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) underway.

Damage Control Training Team (DCCT) member Chief Storekeeper John Wynn from Atlanta, Ga., briefs boundary men during a General Quarters drill aboard the aircraft carrier USS John F Kennedy (CV 67).

Sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) fight a simulated fire during a mass causality drill.

Marines assigned to the Death Rattlers of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 146 prepare to load ordnance onto an F/A-18C Hornet

Two Boatswain's Mates observe the arrival of a pallet during a replenishment at sea (RAS) aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).

Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Adam Rhodes, mans a sound powered phone aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during a replenishment at sea (RAS).

Two Boatswain's Mates observe the arrival of a pallet during a replenishment at sea (RAS) aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).

An F-14D Tomcat sits quietly in the shadows on the flight deck aboard the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS Constellation (CV 64).

An S-3B Viking assigned to the �Red Griffins� of Sea Control Squadron Three Eight (VS-38) sits chocked and chained.

An arresting wire falls away from an S-3B Viking's tail hook as it stops after landing aboard the aircraft carrier USS Constellation (CV 64).

A SH-60F Seahawk assigned to the �Golden Falcons� of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Two (HS-2) demonstrates the lowering of a Search and Rescue (SAR) swimmer.

WTC Flag on board USS Theodore Roosevelt

Pilot finishes a mission

JDAM munition on the move

F/A-18 Night Launch

Bomb Farm

SECNAV - Roosevelt

Weapons Ready for Launch

Navy Train as they Fight

A New Kind of Mail

Early Morning Flight

Heading Home

Sailor Returns Home to Family

Navy Jack flown aboard USS Kitty Hawk.

Extraction in darkness

SH-60F Flying Plane Guard

Flight operations at night aboard CVN 74

F/A-18 Damaged during refueling

SH-60 helicopter maintenance

Search and Rescue (SAR) swimmers are hoisted into a SH-60F Seahawk assigned to the �Dragonslayers� of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron One One (HS-11) after the completion of an unusual re-enlistment ceremony.

USS John C. Stennis Enduring Freedom

Airman Nathaniel Holmes Jr. from Chicago, Ill., conducts maintenance on a catapult hydraulic valve aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72)

F/A-18 Hornet on combat mission over Afghanistan.

F/A-18 on combat mission over Afghanistan.

F/A-18 conducts combat mission over Afghanistan

F/A-18 Cockpit during combat mission

Refueling near Puerto Rico

An EA-6B Prowler navigates during a Surface Search Contact (SSC) mission

Aviation Ordnancemen reload 20mm bullets into the 20mm gun system

A Pilot assigned to the �Black Ravens� of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Five (VAQ-135) plots tactical points for navigation during a Surface Search Contact (SSC) mission in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the Black Ravens of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Five (VAQ-135)

An Aviation Boatswain's Mate signals the shooter that the launch bar is in place

An Aviation Boatswain's Mate signals the shooter that the launch bar is in place

An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the �Black Ravens� of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Five (VAQ-135) launches from one of four steam driven catapults on the flight deck of USS Nimitz (CVN 68).

An E-2C Hawkeye assigned to the �Wallbangers� of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron One One Seven (VAW-117) prepares to launch from one of four steam driven catapults on the flight deck of USS Nimitz (CVN 68).

Sailors and Marines participate in a Good Friday Protestant Service in the Forecastle of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).

Sailors scrub down the flight deck during a scrub-ex aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).

Sailors scrub down the island during a scrub-ex aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).

Pearl Harbor - USS Stennis

CVN 74 Returns from Operation Enduring Freedom

USS Kennedy Sailors man the rails as they pull into Marmaris, Turkey

Executive Officer of USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), says farewell to his children before departing

VF-31

CV 67 passes through Suez Canal

CV 67 passes through the Suez Canal.

CV 67 passes through Suez Canal.

Sailors

Sailors

USS Kennedy (CV 67) pulls into Spain for a port visit.

An F/A-18 �Hornet� from the �Royal Maces� of Strike Fighter Squadron Two Seven (VFA 27), launches from an airstrip located at Andersen AFB in Guam

VF-11 member is welcomed home

VFA-136 member is welcomed home

CVW-7 performs formation fly over

Sailor is welcomed home by newborn daughter

Carrier Air WIng Five aircraft parked aboard Naval Air Facility Misawa, Japan.

The Honorable Gordon R. England, Secretary of the Navy, speaks at a Change of Command Ceremony

Capt. David J. Mercer (right) shakes the hand of Vice Adm. J. Cutler Dawson, Jr., Commander Second Fleet, during a Change of Command Ceremony

A flight deck Leading Chief Petty Officer (LCPO) directs an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the �Eagles� of Strike Fighter Squadron One One Five (VFA-115) to a catapult.

Troubleshooting wires on the APG-71 radar

F-14B

An F-14B

U.S. Navy pilot receives patch from Croat Lt. Col.

Final preps for a mission

Hornets make a dual runway take-off while conducting multinational operations in Pula, Croatia, during multinational operations in the region

Tomcat in formation with MiG-21's

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An F-14B Tomcat assigned to the Jolly Rogers of Fighter Squadron One Zero Three (VF-103) leads a formation with three U.S. Navy F/A-18C Hornets and two Croatian MiG-21 fighter aircraft.

A U.S. Navy HH-60H helicopter assigned to the Antisubmarine Squadron One Five (HS-15)

A U.S. Navy F-14B Tomcat assigned to the �Jolly Rogers� of Fighter Squadron One Zero Three (VF-103) flies over the Croat coastline near Pula.

Rear Adm. Barry Costello (center) Battle Group Commander, Capt. John W. Miller (left) Commanding Officer USS Constellation (CV 64), and Capt. Mark Fox, Carrier Air Wing Commander Two, take questions from local media on the Naval Air Station pier.

USS Constellation (CV 64) departs Naval Air Station North Island at the start of a regularly scheduled six-month deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Damage Controlman Fireman Aaron Williams, of Amarillo, Texas, checks for the proper fit on a face mask on a Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA).

Mess Management Specialist prepares ceremonial cake aboard ship.

Change of Command ceremony conducted aboard USS Abraham Lincoln.