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Saturn V, S-II Stage is Lifted into Test Stand

Deputy Secretary of Defense (designate) William P. Clements, left, talks with Senator John C. Stennis, Democrat, Mississippi., chairman, Senate Armed Services Committee, prior to his nomination hearing at the US Capitol

Secretary of Defense (designate) Elliot L. Richardson, right, talks with Sen. John C. Stennis, D-Miss., chairman, Senate Armed Services Committee, prior to his nomination hearing at the U.S. Capitol

3-18 Veterans Organizations; 19-33 Sen. Stennis

Brzezinski with Stennis and Jackson

President meeting with Sens Stennis and Nunn

President meeting with Sen Stennis

Senator Stennis

Sen. John C. Stennis celebrates a successful Space Shuttle Main Engine test

NASA Tugboat Ferries Liquid Oxygen

A-1 Test Stand Night Firing

CDR Henry Strickland, front, and Sen. John C. Stennis, D-Mississippi, review the honor guard from the guided missile destroyer USS CHANDLER (DDG-995) prior to the ship's commissioning ceremony. Stennis is the principal speaker and Strickland will assume command of the CHANDLER during the ceremony

Sen. John C. Stennis, R-Mississippi, addresses the honored guests during the commissioning ceremony for the guided missile destroyer USS CHANDLER (DDG-996)

Sen. John C. Stennis, R-Mississippi, speaks to the honored guests during the commissioning ceremonies for the guided missile destroyer USS CHANDLER (DDG-996)

Sen. John C. Stennis, R-Mississippi, is led by CDR Henry W. Strickland, commanding officer of the USS CHANDLER (DDG-996), as the senator inspects the ship's honor guard during the commissioning of the CHANDLER. The CHANDLER is a guided missile destroyer

Sen. John C. Stennis, D-Mississippi, speaks to the honored guests during the commissioning ceremonies for the guided missile destroyer USS CHANDLER (DDG-996)

Sen. John C. Stennis, R-Mississippi, prepares to walk up the gangplank to board the guided missile destroyer USS CHANDLER (DDG-996) led by CDR Henry W. Strickland, commanding officer. The senator is one of the scheduled speakers for the commissioning ceremony of the CHANDLER

Sen. John C. Stennis, R-Mississippi, speaks to the crew and honored guests during the commissioning cermeony for the guided missile destroyer USS CHANDLER (DDG-996)

Sen. John C. Stennis, R-Mississippi, is led by CDR Henry W. Strickland, commanding officer of the guided missile destroyer USS CHANDLER (DDG-996), as the senator inspects the ship's honor guard. This ceremony is for the commissioning of the CHANDLER

CDR Henry W. Strickland, commanding officer of the guided missile destroyer USS CHANDLER (DDG-996), is followed by Sen. John C. Stennis, R-Mississippi, as he inspects the honor guard during the commissioning of the CHANDLER

A bow view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN-74) under construction at Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Corporation. The overhead crane in the foreground is in position to lift the prefabricated bow section, at right, in preparation for attaching it to the vessel

A bow view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN-74) under construction in a graving dock at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Corporation shipyard on the James River. A large crane is in the foreground

The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN-74) undergoes construction in a graving dock at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. shipyard. The ship is scheduled for christening in November 1993

The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN-74) undergoes construction in a graving dock at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. shipyard. The ship is scheduled for christening in November 1993

An overhead stern view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN-74) under construction in dry dock #12 at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Corporation on the James River. The STENNIS will be formally christening on 11 November 1993

Vice President Al Gore shakes hands with Admiral Bruce DeMars, USN, Director Naval Nuclear Propulsion during the christneing ceremony of the Nimitz class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier John C. Stennis (CVN-74) at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Corporation. To the Admiral's left is Secretary of the Navy John H. Dalton. To the left, beyond the Vice President, is Admiral Henry H. Mauz, Jr, USN, Commander in CHIEF of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet

Vice President Al Gore greets Mrs. Margaret Stennis Womble, daughter of Senator John C. Stennis, during the christening ceremony for the Nimitz class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN-74) at the Newport News Ship Building and Dry Dock Corporation. Behind Mrs. Womble and the Vice President is Admiral Henry H. Mauz, Jr., USN, Commander in CHIEF of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet. To the right in the front row is Admiral Bruce DeMars, USN, Director Naval Nuclear Propulsion and Secretary of the Navy John H. Dalton

Virginia's U.S. Senator John W. Warner, a former Secretary of the Navy, speaks of the aircraft carrier as "a symbol of America's commitment" to the gathered crowd of 16,000 during the christening ceremony of the Nimitz class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier John C. Stennis (CVN-74) at the Newport News Ship Building and Dry Dock Corporation

With the words, "I christen thee United States Ship John C. Stennis," Mrs. Margaret Stennis Womble, daughter of the ships's namesake, formally christened the Nimitz class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier John C. Stennis (CVN-74) at the Newport News Ship Building and Dry Dock Corporation. She is shown here swinging the traditional bottle of champagne toward the prow of the ship

Following the formal christening ceremony of the Nimitz class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier John C. Stennis (CVN-74), the Secretary of the Navy John H. Dalton poses for a photograph with Vice President of the Untied States Al Gore. To their left is ship's Matron of Honor, Mrs. Martha A. Stennis, Senator Stennis' daughter in law, and the ship's Sponsor, Mrs. Margaret Stennis Womble

Vice President of the United States Al Gore was the principle speaker at the christening of the Nimitz class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier John C. Stennis (CVN-74) at Newport News Ship Building and Dry Dock Corporation. He is shown here addressing the gathered crowd of 16,000 shipyard workers and guests

With the words, "I christen thee United States Ship John C. Stennis," Mrs. Margaret Stennis Womble, daughter of the ships's namesake, formally christened the Nimitz class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier John C. Stennis (CVN-74) at the Newport News Ship Building and Dry Dock Corporation. Mrs. Womble is shown here just after breaking the traditional bottle of champagne over the prow of the ship

Vice President Al Gore greets Mississippi Senator Thad Cockran as he steps onto the speakers platform during the christening ceremony for the Nimitz class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN-74) at the Newport News Ship Building and Dry Dock Corporation on Veterans Day. To the left are the Commonwealth of Virginia's U.S. Senators Charles S. Robb and John W. Warner and to the right is the CHIEF of Operations, Admiral Frank B. Kelso

A view of the Veteran's Day crowd gathered at the Newport News Ship Building and Dry Dock Corporation to watch the christening of the Nimitz class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN-74). Over 16,000 shipyard workers and guest gathered for the ceremony christening the Navy's newest aircraft carrier

An aerial port side view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN-74) tied up at the fitting out pier at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Corporation on the James River. The STENNIS was launched last November and will not commission until November of 1995. The array of construction materials on the flight deck actually serves to camouflage the ship into the shoreline

A port quarter view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN-74) at the fitting out pier at the Newport News Shipbuilding And Drydock Corporation. The ship was launched last November and will not commission until November of 1995

A port side view of the aft section of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN-74) tied up at the fitting out pier at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Corporation on the James River

An aerial port bow view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier JOHN STENNIS (CVN-74) at the fitting out pier at Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Corporation . The STENNIS is scheduled to commission in November of this year

An aerial bow on view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN-74) at the fitting pier at Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Corporation on the James River. The orange dollies on the deck are catapult test beds and are test fired from the catapults to simulate the weight of the aircraft

An aerial bow on view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN-74) at the fitting pier at Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Corporation on the James River. The orange dollies on the deck are catapult test beds and are test fired from the catapults to simulate the weight of the aircraft

An aerial port bow view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN-74) as the fitting pier at Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Corporation on the James River. The orange dollies on the deck are catapult test beds and are test fired from the catapults to simulate the weight of the aircraft

An aerial high oblique bow on view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN-74) tied up at one of the fitting out piers. The ship is in the late stages of construction at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Corporation on the James River and will be placed in commission this winter

An oblique port bow view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN-74) fitting out at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Corporation. The deck plating is being installed on the flight deck

An oblique aerial starboard quarter view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN-74) fitting out at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Corporation. The deck plating is being installed on the flight deck

A high oblique stern-on view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN-74) fitting out at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Corporation. The deck plating is being installed on the flight deck

An aerial bow-on view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN-74) fitting out at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Corporation. The deck plating is being installed on the flight deck

An aerial port side view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN-74) fitting out at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Corporation. Off to the right is a Military Sealift Command (MSC) chartered Waterman conversion MPS ship of the SGT. Matej Kocak class undergoing a routine overhaul

An oblique starboard quarter view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN-74) fitting out at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Corporation. The deck plating is being installed on the flight deck

An aerial port quarter view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN-74) fitting out at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Corporation. The deck plating is being installed on the flight deck

An aerial port bow view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN-74) fitting out at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Corporation. The deck plating is being installed on the flight deck

A high oblique aerial port quarter view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN-74) fitting out at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Corporation. The deck plating is being installed on the flight deck

An aerial starboard side view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN-74) putting out to sea for builders trials off the Virginia Capes. The STENNIS is to be commissioned on December 9, 1995

The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN-74) leaves the James River and passes Fort Monroe (upper right). The large red brick building on Point Comfort is the historic Chamberlain Hotel. The ship is heading to sea for builders trials off the Virginia Capes

An aerial bow on view of the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN-74) underway from the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Corporation. The ship is heading out to the Atlantic Ocean for builders trials off the Virginia Capes

A starboard quarter view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN-74) departing to commence builders trials in the Atlantic Ocean off the Virginia Capes. The STENNIS is to be commissioned on December 9, 1995

An aerial port bow view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN-74) underway for the first time from the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Corporation as the ship starts out to sea for builders trials off the Virginia Capes. The STENNIS is to be commissioned on December 9, 1995

An aerial starboard side view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN-74) heading out to the Atlantic Ocean for builders trials off the Virginia Capes. In the background is For Monroe

Aerial view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carriers USS Enterprise (CVN-65) and USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) tied up at pier 11. The USS Enterprise is on the north side of the pier with Stennis on the south side

A port quarter view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN-74) tied up at the Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Corporation. The ship is undergoing a post shakedown yard period

An oblique aerial starboard bow view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN-74) in dry dock #11 at the Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Corporation Shipyard. The STENNIS is in dry dock for her post shakedown maintenance and inspection period

An aerial stern-on view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN-74) in dry dock #11 at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Corporation Shipyard. The STENNIS is undergoing an extensive post-shakedown maintenance and inspection which includes touching up the anti-fouling paint below the waterline

US Navy Damage Control Technician 2nd Class (PO2) Tamotha Raquel Cook, maintains a valve which is part of the Countermeasures Wash-down System onboard the Aircraft carrier USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74)

A right side medium shot from a high angle looking down as a US Navy F/A 18F "Super Hornet" makes it's first carrier based arrested landing on the deck of the Aircraft carrier USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74), in waters off the coast of North Carolina. The "Super Hornet", the Navy's newest strike-fighter aircraft, replaces the A-6 "Intruder" aircraft and is the programmed replacement for the F-14 "Tomcat"

A right side front view close up shot of a US Navy F/A 18F "Super Hornet" on final approach to the deck of the Aircraft carrier USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74), during the aircraft's initial sea trials in waters off the coast of North Carolina. The "Super Hornet", the Navy's newest strike-fighter aircraft, replaces the A-6 "Intruder" aircraft and is the programmed replacement for the F-14 "Tomcat"

A bow on medium close up shot of a US Navy F/A 18F "Super Hornet" making it first carrier based arrested landing on the deck of the Aircraft carrier USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74), during the aircraft's initial sea trials in waters off the coast of North Carolina. The "Super Hornet", the Navy's newest strike-fighter aircraft, replaces the A-6 "Intruder" aircraft and is the programmed replacement for the F-14 "Tomcat"

A US Navy F/A 18F "Super Hornet" makes it's first carrier based arrested landing on the deck of the Aircraft carrier USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74), in waters off the coast of North Carolina. The "Super Hornet", the Navy's newest strike-fighter aircraft, replaces the A-6 "Intruder" aircraft and is the programmed replacement for the F-14 "Tomcat"

A US Navy F/A 18F "Super Hornet" makes it's first carrier based arrested landing on the deck of the Aircraft carrier USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74)

A medium close up left side view of the US Navy F/A-18F "Super Hornet" aircraft on the catapult of the Aircraft carrier USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN-74), during the aircraft's initial sea trials in waters off the coast of North Carolina. The "Super Hornet", the Navy's newest strike-fighter aircraft, replaces the A-6 "Intruder" aircraft and is the programmed replacement for the F-14 "Tomcat"

Center named for Senator John C. Stennis

US Navy Captain Douglas R. Roulstone, Commanding Officer of the aircraft carrier USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74), talks with Norfolk-based WVEC Channel 13 reporter Regina Mobley aboard the carrier during Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFX) 98-1. JTFX is designed to test and prepare battle groups for upcoming deployments

US Navy Lieutenant Paul A. Poupolo, US Navy Aviation Anti-submarine Warfare Operator 2nd Class Ronald E. Williams and US Navy Lieutenant Dabney Kern stand in front of an SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter armed with a "Hellfire" air-to-ground missile aboard the aircraft carrier USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74) during Joint Task Force Exercise 1-98 (JTFX 1-98)

US Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate CHIEF William Claye (center), coordinates aircraft movements in flight deck control aboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier, USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74). This mission is in direct support of Operation Southern Watch

US Navy Signalman SEAMAN Carmen Rubino stands a night lookout watch in the Mediteranean Sea aboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier, USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74). The STENNIS is en route to the Persian Gulf to support Operation Southern Watch

A sailor onboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier, USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), directs an E-2C Hawkeye after morning flight operations in the Persian Gulf as part of an Southwest Asia build-up

US Sailors onboard Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier, USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74), direct an E-2C Hawkeye aircraft after morning flight operations in the Persian Gulf as part of an Southwest Asia build-up

US Navy Aviation Ordnanceman AIRMAN Apprentice Aaron Gatti issues a "Sidewinder" missile to a Carrier Air Wing 7 (CVW-7) squadron aboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier, USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74). The STENNIS is deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Southern Watch

US Navy Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Scott Nelson transports an AGM-65 "Maverick" missile to an F/A-18 "Hornet" (Not shown) aboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier, USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74). An E-2C Hawkeye aircraft from VAW-121 is seen in the background. The STENNIS is deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Southern Watch

US Navy Lieutenant Kevin King launches an F/A-18 "Hornet" from the flight deck of the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74). The STENNIS is deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Southern Watch

US Navy Boatswain's Mate Third Class Bradley D. Smith prepares to pipe aboard visitors (Not shown) to the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier, USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN-74), while deployed in the Persian Gulf in support of an Southwest build-up

A US Navy pilot onboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier, USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74), preflights an F-14 Tomcat prior to flight operations in the Persian Gulf. The USS JOHN C. STENNIS is deployed in the Persian Gulf in support of an Southwest build-up

US Navy Sailors prepare to move into a smoke-filled space during a General Quarters and fire-fighting drill onboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier, USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN-74). The USS JOHN C. STENNIS is deployed in the Persian Gulf in support of an Southwest Asia build-up

US Navy Sailors onboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier, USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN-74), move through a smoke curtain during a general quarters drill. The USS JOHN C. STENNIS is deployed in the Persian Gulf in support of an Southwest Asia build-up

US Navy Firefighter's onboard Nimitz Class Aircraft carrier, USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74), set the oxygen supply timers on their Oxygen Breathing Aperatus (OBA) prior to a simulated fire during a General Quarters drill. The USS JOHN C. STENNIS is deployed in the Persian Gulf in support of an Southwest Asia build-up

US Navy Sailors aboard Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier, USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74), prepare to move into a smoke-filled space during a General Quarters and fire-fighting drill. The USS JOHN C. STENNIS is deployed in the Persian Gulf in support of an Southwest Asia build-up

Onboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier, USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN-74), US Navy Hospital Corpman Third Class Reese Ritter prepares a syringe with the Anthrax vaccine. The six vaccine shots are required during an 18 month period followed by an annual booster. The USS JOHN C. STENNIS is deployed in the Persian Gulf in support of the Southwest Asia build-up

US Navy Aviation Structural Mechanic 1ST Class David Snodgrass, of VF-143, reads a Navy pamphlet on the anthrax vaccine while waiting in line to receive the first in a series of anthrax vaccine shots aboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier, USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74). The STENNIS is deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Southern Watch

US Navy SENIOR CHIEF Hospital Corpsman John Payhurst administers the first in a series of anthrax vaccinations to one of 6,000 sailors aboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier, USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74). The STENNIS is deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Southern Watch

Onboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier, USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN-74), Aviation Ordnanceman Third Class Dennis Smith from VA-143, loads an Nitro bottle receiver that cools the missile's heat seeking head. The USS JOHN C. STENNIS is deployed in the Persian Gulf in support of the Southwest Asia build-up

Onboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier, USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN-74), Aviation Structural Mechanic Second Class Jacob Mosqueda, of VF-11, watches the wing of a F-14 during a low power wing sweep check as part of the aircraft's daily maintenance. The USS JOHN C. STENNIS is deployed in the Persian Gulf in support of the Southwest Asia build-up. (Officially released by COMFIFTHFLT Public Affairs)

Onboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier, USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN-74), US Navy Plane Captain, AIRMAN Leon Brevard of VF-143, signals to the pilot to start-up the port engine during daily flight operations. The USS JOHN C. STENNIS is deployed in the Persian Gulf in support of the Southwest build-up

US Navy Hospital Corpsman Susan Piche administers the first in a series of anthrax vaccinations to one of 6,000 sailors aboard the aircraft carrier, USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74). The STENNIS is deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Southern Watch

Onboard Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier, USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN-74), US Navy Aviation Ordnanceman First Class Ronald Odum and Aviation Ordnanceman AIRMAN Tim Hamilton discuss the daily loading plan prior to flight operations. The USS JOHN C. STENNIS is deployed in the Persian Gulf in support of the Southwest Asia build-up

Onboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier, USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN-74), Aviation Ordnanceman Nick Jensen from VA-143, loads decoy flares on a US Navy F-14 Tomcat aircraft prior to flight operations. The USS JOHN C. STENNIS is deployed in the Persian Gulf in support of the Southwest Asia build-up

US Navy Hospital Corpsman 1ST Class Matthew Berg administers the first in a series of anthrax vaccinations to Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Howard Trimble aboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier, USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74). The STENNIS is deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Southern Watch

Onboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier, USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN-74), Aviation Ordnancemen from VA-143, loads a Sidewinder air-to-air missile (AIM-9) on the port side of a US Navy F-14 Tomcat fighter jet, prior to flight operations. USS JOHN C. STENNIS is deployed in the Persian Gulf in support of the Southwest Asia build-up

Onboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier, USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN-74), (Left -Right) US Navy CHIEF Warrant Officer Ernie Kimbrough, Photographer's Mate AIRMAN Richard Brunson and Photographer's Mate First Class Scott Shields review a mission's aerial film from an EH-38 film processor. The USS JOHN C. STENNIS is deployed in the Persian Gulf in support of the Southwest Asia build-up. (Officially released by COMFIFTHFLT Public Affairs)

Onboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier, USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN-74), US Navy Photographer's Mate Third Class Todd Darnell of VF-143 makes final adjustments prior to loading the KS 87 aerial film magazine on the flight deck during daily flight operations. The USS JOHN C. STENNIS is deployed in the Persian Gulf in support of the Southwest build-up. (Officially released by COMFIFTHFLT Public Affairs)

Onboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier, USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN-74), a Hospital Corpman Second Class from VAW-121 administers the Anthrax vaccine during an air department sweep . The six vaccine shots are required over 18 months, followed by an annual booster. The STENNIS is deployed in the Persian Gulf in support of the Southwest Asia build-up. (Officially released by COMFIFTHFLT Public Affairs)

US Navy Aerographer's Mate Third Class David T. Griffin, Operations Department, takes a reading from the handheld Electric Psychrometer which determines the outdoor air temperature onboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier, USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN-74). The USS JOHN C. STENNIS is deployed in the Persian Gulf in support of the Southwest Asia build-up. (Officially released by COMFIFTHFLT Public Affairs)

US Navy Boatswain's Mate Third Class Thomas Wagen, Deck Department, 3rd Division, practices piping while standing look-out watch on the fantail onboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier, USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN-74). The JOHN C. STENNIS is deployed in the Persian Gulf in support of the Southwest Asia Build-up