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USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) underway

USS Enterprise (CVN 65) & USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70)

USS Carl Vinson Battle Group

Preparing weapons for war

F-14 Launch

Flight Deck Personnel

F/A-18 Returns from a mission over Afghanistan

Flight Operations at night

Flight Deck Shooter

Operation Enduring Freedom

Communication At Sea

Surgery team aboard USS Carl Vinson

Weapons Ready for Launch

Navy Train as they Fight

F/A-18 fires flares.

Hornets Nest Aboard Ship

A New Kind of Mail

Taking on More Gas

Actor David Keith assists Ordies w/ordnance (OEF)

Actor David Keith assists Ordies w/ordnance (OEF)

USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70)

USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70)

U.S. National ensign aboard USS Carl Vinson

USS Vinson (CVN 70) Returns Home

Shipyard catapult system overhaul

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)

USS Vinson - in the yards

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

USS Vinson - non-skid replacement

Civilian shipyard workers aboard CVN 70.

Refitting the port anchor

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

Operations Specialist 2nd Class Wilson, of Dallas, Texas, uses an Armament Systems and Procedures (ASP) baton during ASP training drills.

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

Sailors render honors to the Arizona Memorial as the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) passes by to moor at Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) pulls past the Arizona Memorial and the battleship USS Missouri (BB 63) as she enters Pearl Harbor

An Air Department shooter signals the launch of an E-2C Hawkeye assigned to the.

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

A CH-46D Sea Knight assigned to the Gunbearers of Helicopter Combat Support Squadron One One (HC-11) transfers goods from the flight deck.

The guided missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) pulls alongside the fast combat support ship USS Sacramento (AOE 1) during an underway replenishment (UNREP) and vertical replenishment (VERTREP).

CH-46D Sea Knights rotate positions during a vertical replenishment (VERTREP) while the guided missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) pulls alongside the fast combat support ship USS Sacramento (AOE 1).

The fast combat support ship USS Sacramento (AOE 1) transfers fuel and stores with USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and the guided missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82).

The fast combat support ship USS Sacramento (AOE 1) readies five replenishment stations.

The guided missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) speeds away from the fast combat support ship USS Sacramento (AOE 1).

USS Carl Vinson Battle Group conducts a replenishment at sea (RAS) in the Western Pacific Ocean.

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

The Landing Signal Enlisted (LSE) signals the pilot of an SH-60B Seahawk assigned to the

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

An EA-6B Prowler performs a fly-by during flight operations.

A Pre-Aimed Calibration (PAC) fire is conducted on a Close-In Weapons System (CIWS) to check the gun bore alignment aboard the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Carl Vision (CVN 70).

Fire Controlmen perform a maintenance inspection on a Close-In Weapons System (CIWS) after completing a Pre-Aimed Calibration (PAC) fire.

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

Sailors aboard the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) raise the national ensign as the ship ties-up to Kilo Wharf in Apra Harbor during the first ever port call to Guam in the carrier's history.

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.

The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) enters Apra Harbor during its first ever port call to Guam

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

Aircrew Survival Equiptmentman 1st Class Scott Mitchell from Merkel, TX performs a preflight check of a pilot's flight gear

Preparing for launch

Aviation Electrician's Mate 3rd Class Forrest Fulker from Carbondale, Colo., repairs an engine block brushing for an E-2C �Hawkeye�

The fast combat support ship USS Sacramento (AOE 1) sends cargo over rigging lines while conducting an Underway Replenishment (UNREP) with the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70)

The Flight Deck Director guides an F/A-18C Hornet into position on one of four steam driven catapults

Aviation Ordnancemen disarm a Carrier Air Launched Training Missile (CATM) on an F/A-18C Hornet

An aircraft weight board operator aboard USS Carl Vision (CVN 70) relays the approximate weight of an F/A-18C Hornet.

An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Blue Diamonds of Strike Fighter Squadron One Four Six (VFA-146) launches from the flight deck of the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).

A CH-46D Sea Knight assigned to the Gunbearers of Helicopter Combat Support Squadron One One (HC-11), Detachment 8, transfers food stores.

Seaman Edison Muniz Mercado, of Puerto Rico, stands by to assist moving cargo during a Vertical Replenishment (VERTREP) by a CH-46D Sea Knight.

Sailors stow a fuel hose after refueling a CH-46D Sea Knight.

The fast combat support ship USS Sacramento (AOE 1) sends refueling hoses across to the guided missile cruiser USS Vincennes (CG 49).

An F/A-18C Hornet launches from one of four steam driven catapults on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70)

A CH-46D Sea Knight assigned to the

The crew from the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) departs for liberty in the city of Pusan, Korea

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USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) comes alongside the fast combat support ship USS Sacramento (AOE 1).

A 'Shooter' gives the signal to launch an F/A-18C Hornet from the

A flight deck shooter kneels down as an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the

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).

An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the

Two Airman secure a S-3B Viking from the

An Airman carries an engine cover for an S-3B Viking required for maintenance engine turns on the flight deck of the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).

Ordnancemen watch an F/A-18C Hornet attached to the

A maintenance crew attached tp the 'Argonauts' of Strike Fighter Squadron One Forty Seven (VFA-147) conducts instrument tests on an F/A-18C Hornet aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).

Lt. Cmdr. Lisa Ketterman, a

A Plane Captain cleans the canopy of an F/A-18C Hornet after its return from flight operations aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70)

An F/A-18C Hornet launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) during flight operations

Shooter signals to the pilot of an E-2C Hawkeye assigned to the Golden Hawks of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron One One Two (VAW-112) to prepare for launch from one of four steam driven catapults on the flight deck of USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70)

Shooter give the signal to launch an E-2C Hawkeye to prepare for launch from one of four steam driven catapults on the flight deck of USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70)

An F/A-18C Hornet launches from the flight deck of USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) as another F/A-18C Hornet prepares for its launch

Operations Specialist 2nd Class Debbie Johnson from Tulsa, Okla., records aircraft launches and recoveries during flight operations on the air events board in the ship�s Combat Direction Center (CDC) aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70)

A working party moves the cargo from the hangar bay to the below deck storage spaces

The guided missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) underway in the rough seas of the East China Sea