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An aerial starboard bow view of the conventionally-powered aircraft carrier USS America (CV 66).

An aerial bow view of the conventionally-powered aircraft carrier USS America (CV 66).

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

An F/A-18C Hornet launches from the flight deck of the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS Constellation (CV 64).

An E-2C Hawkeye launches from the flight deck of the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS Constellation (CV 64).

An Aviation Boatswain�s Mate signals for a C-2A Greyhound to speed up the propeller rotation prior to launch aboard the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67).

Sound powered phone talkers receive messages in Damage Control Central .

An Aircraft Director aboard the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) directs two fire fighting hose teams.

An Aviation Ordnanceman aboard the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) fires an M-16 Semi Automatic Machine Gun.

Crash and Salvage Members aboard the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) perform routine maintenance on the flight deck Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) sprinkler system.

Seaman Chanthorn Peou of San Diego, Calif., takes his Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) aboard the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63).

The conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) cruises the Atlantic Ocean.

The conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) cruises the Atlantic Ocean.

Aboard the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67), Charlie working party personal move stores onto a supply elevator, during a Replenishment At Sea (RAS).

A women's Bible study is held in the ship's chapel aboard the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67).

Sailors use computers to access the Internet in the ship's library aboard the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67).

Advanced laboratory technician Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Ruben Layug examines the results of a strep culture.

Advanced laboratory technician Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class John Zettlemoyer views a blood sample through a forensics microscope.

Hull Technician 3rd Class Eric Glover, from Mesa, Az., cuts a half-inch deck plate with an oxyacetyline torch.

Aerographer�s Mate Airman Harley Houston releases a weather balloon aboard the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67), to measure atmospheric conditions,

Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Bradley Benningsohn prepares the side of an F-14B Tomcat to be painted.

The conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) transits through the straits of Gibraltar and into the Mediterranean Sea.

Fire Controlman 3rd Class Timothy Howze cleans and inspects the barrels on a Close-In Weapons System (CIWS).

Tugboats assist the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) while pulling pier-side in the port of Valletta, Malta.

The conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) pulls into the port of Valletta, Malta.

The conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) pulls into the port of Valletta, Malta.

A Maltese military helicopter prepares to take off from the flight deck aboard the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67).

The Maltese National band plays during the Sunset Parade reception aboard the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67).

Commander Six Fleet, Vice Admiral Henry G. Ulrich III greets Maltese President, Edward Fenech-Adami aboard the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67).

Conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) sits moored pierside in the historic city of Valletta, Malta during a recent port visit.

Aviation Machinist Mate 2nd Class Miguel Ramirez is completing maintenance on the Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) for an F/A-18 .

Sailors aboard the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) take a moment to observe the Morass Bridge that links Egypt and Saudi Arabia over the Suez Canal.

Aviation Structural Mechanic Airman Apprentice Patrick Carrington, from Marshall Mich., cleans excess grease from the radar system of a S-3B Viking.

Center deck station operators signal an aircraft to stop over one of four steam driven catapults aboard the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67).

Aviation Electronics Technician 1st Class Chris Jones browse the Aviation Intermediate Maintenance Department equipment receipts aboard the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV67).

Sailors assigned to the fast combat support ship USS Seattle (AOE 3) stand ready to commence an underway replenishment with the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67).

MH-60S Knighthawk helicopters assigned to the �Dragon Whales� of Helicopter Combat Support Squadron Eight (HC-8), deliver cargo pallets to the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67).

Sailors assigned to the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) lower a Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB) during small boat operations.

A Sailor mans a forward tending line on the starboard boat davit during small boat operations aboard the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67).

Aviation Ordanceman Airman Jonathan M. Bivens of Hillsboro, Ohio, builds bombs aboard the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67).

Two S-3B Viking aircraft return to the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) after completion of a mission in support of routine Carrier Strike Group (CSG) operations.

An F/A-18F Super Hornet, assigned to the Diamondbacks of Strike Fighter Squadron One Zero Two (VFA-102), launches.

An F/A-18F Super Hornet, prepares for an arrested landing on the flight deck aboard the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63).

The conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) shown underway in the Arabian Gulf.

An EA-6B Prowler is parked on the bow of the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63).

A catapult shooter launches an F/A-18C Hornet off the bow of the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63).

Fireman Joshua Morgan, of Waco, Texas, calibrates a Engineering pressure gage.

A shooter gives the signal to launch an EA-6B Prowler assigned to Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Five (VAQ-135), aboard the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) during nighttime flight operations.

Aviation Electronics Technician 2nd Class Kevin Williams, of Decatur, Ga., repairs a circuit card for a UPM-136 transponder.

Machinery Repairman 2nd Class Susan Kramber from Sanlorenzo, Puerto Rico, threads a bushing for weight lifting equipment in the Machinery Repair shop aboard the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS John F Kennedy (CV 67).

Electrician's Mate 3rd Class Tayo Gbadebo from Lagos, Nigeria, rewires the motor from an Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) Sprinkler System�s pump .

An F/A-18C Hornet launches off the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS John F Kennedy (CV 67).

The Ticonderoga-class cruiser USS Vincennes (CG 49) and the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) conducts a replenishment at sea (RAS).

Sailors assigned to Commander, Carrier Group Six (CCG-6), perform troubleshooting on a computer aboard the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67).

The Ticonderoga-class cruiser USS Vincennes (CG 49) and the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) perform a replenishment at sea (RAS).

Electronic Technician 3rd Class Anthony Crawford of Melbourne, Fla., takes a voltage reading on a T-827 power supply.

The guided missile cruiser USS Vincennes (CG 49) and the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) steam side-by-side as they perform a replenishment-at-sea (RAS).

A catapult shooter from the air department signals to an E/A-6B Prowler assigned to Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW-5) to go to full power before launching from the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63).

The guided missile cruiser USS Vincennes (CG 49) and the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) steam side-by-side as they perform a replenishment-at-sea (RAS).

Sailors aboard the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) perform a Scrub Ex, the cleaning of the flight deck.

The Ticonderoga-class cruiser USS Vincennes (CG 49) prepares to come alongside the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) for fuel during a replenishment at sea (RAS).

Lt. Dan Cochran reunites with a loved one after returning from a deployment aboard the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63).

The Military Sealift Command (MSC) ammunition ship USNS Shasta (T-AE 33) underway following an ammunition transfer with the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63).

An EA-6B Prowler conducts a mission over the Arabian Gulf.

An EA-6B Prowler conducts a flight mission over the Arabian Gulf.

An Aviation Electronic Technician trouble shoots an APS-130 radar system in the hanger bay.

Squadron personnel assigned to Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW-5) stage equipment and supplies in the hangar bay aboard the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63).

Lt. Chad Fairbank, an Electronic Countermeasure Officer (ECMO), performs a flight mission in an EA-6B Prowler.

Chief petty officers (CPO) stand at parade rest prior to a 21-gun salute during a White Hat burial at sea ceremony.

Machinist's Mate 3rd Class Serina Steph of Oklahoma City, Okla., cleans and inspects a rebuilt bottom blow valve in the boiler repair shop aboard the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67).

Two Naval Aviators complete pre-flight checks of their S-3B Viking prior to launch aboard the conventionally-powered aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67).

Electricians Mate 3rd Class Brent Gallagher of Knoxville, Tenn., ties down lamination for varnishing on the number 4 Main Machinery Room exhaust ventilation stator.

Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class Franco Lucas of Clarksville, Tenn., fires a M-60 machine gun.

Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Jude Pineda draws a blood sample from a crew member during an annual physical.

Seaman Richard Murrell of Killeen, Texas, stands the starboard side look out watch aboard the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS John F Kennedy (CV 67).

All hands participate in a Foreign Object Damage (FOD) walk down on the flight deck aboard the conventionally powered aircraft carrier US John F. Kennedy (CV 67).

Operational Specialist 3rd Class Juan Juarez of Espancla, N.M., scans for surface contacts on the Surface Search Radar Six Seven (SPS-67).

Electronics Technician 3rd Class Veronica Grooms of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., checks the electronic output signal levels on a NATO module in Combat System Six (CS-6).

Flight deck personal conduct a push back on an F/A-18B Hornet .

Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Charles Robinson of National City, Calif., attaches a conical fin to a MK-83 general-purpose bomb .

Intelligence Specialist 1st Class Jason Oglesby from Louisville, Ky, examines film from a Tactical Aerial Reconnaissance Pod System (TARPS) in the Carrier Intelligence Center (CVIC) .

Operation Specialist 3rd Class Chiquica Sherman of Valdosta, Ga., monitors the air and surface status in the Combat Direction Center (CDC) aboard the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67).

Operations Specialist Seaman Jerry Portillo monitors the Auto Tracking Management console, which detects and track surface contacts in the Combat Direction Center (CDC) aboard the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67).

Aviation Warfare Systems Operator 3rd Class A. J. Hinrichs of Tulsa, Okla., plots surface and subsurface contacts in the Arabian Gulf.

Information Systems Technician Seaman Denny Ramirez of Houston, Texas, installs a replacement hard drive for a computer in the Automated Data Processing (ADP) work center aboard the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63).

Aviation Ordnancemen move inert MK-83 1,000 lb training ordnance during flight operations aboard the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67).

Sailors assigned to the V-2 Division set the support bars under the arresting gear wires prior to flight operations aboard the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS John F Kennedy (CV 67).

An Aviation Ordnanceman conducts final maintenance after loading a satellite-guided Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM).

Aviation Ordnancemen move a skid loaded with three GBU-16 1,000 lb. laser guided bombs across the flight deck aboard the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67).

An F-14B Tomcat launches off the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) during night flight operations.

An F/A-18C Hornet makes its final decent prior to an arrested landing aboard the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67).

An airman assigned to V-2 Division, displays the weight slate to a flight deck officer aboard the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67).

Aviation Boatswain Mate 2nd Class Earl Brooks signals for the launch of an F/A-18C Hornet.

Seaman Angel Pruitt of Dayton, Ohio, uses a pneumatic wire wheel grinder to remove old paint and rust from a bulkhead in the forecastle of the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63).

An E-2C Hawkeye prepares to launch off the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67).

Capt. Dennis E. FitzPatrick relieves Capt. John W. Miller during an informal change-of-command ceremony at sea.

Capt. Dennis E. FitzPatrick, right, relieves Capt. John W. Miller to become the 29th Commanding Officer assigned to the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) during an informal change-of-command ceremony at sea.

Sailors assigned to V-2 Division, unravel an arresting gear cable for routine replacement of an arresting wire on the flight deck prior to operations aboard the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67).

An Aviation Machinist Mate performs maintenance on the main rotor of an SH-60B Seahawk.

Secretary of Defense (SECDEF), Donald H. Rumsfeld visits with Sailors aboard the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67).