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An F-4 Phantom II aircraft approaches for a landing aboard the attack aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67)

A Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 4 (HC-4) CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter lifts a partially dismantled Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 9 (HS-9) SH-3H Sea King helicopter from the deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN-71) to carry it to the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67)

A Fighter Squadron 14 (VF-14) F-14 Tomcat aircraft clears the flight deck after a wave-off during flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67)

Firefighters aboard the guided missile destroyer USS CLAUDE V. RICKETTS (DDG-5) direct spray from their hoses onto a fire aboard the guided missile cruiser USS BELKNAP (CG-26). The BELKNAP was heavily damaged and caught fire when it collided with the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67) during night operations

A view of damage sustained by the guided missile destroyer USS CLAUDE V. RICKETTS (DDG 5) while fighting a fire aboard the guided missile cruiser USS BELKNAP (CG 26). The BELKNAP was heavily damaged and caught fire when it collided with the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67) during night operations on November 22, 1975 in the Ionion Sea

Firefighters aboard the guided missile destroyer USS CLAUDE V. RICKETTS (DDG-5) direct spray from their hoses onto a fire aboard the guided missile cruiser USS BELKNAP (CG-26). The Belknap was heavily damaged and caught fire when it collided with the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67) during night operations

A firefighting team moves a hose into position to fight a fire near the bridge of the guided missile cruiser USS BELKNAP (CG-26). The Belknap was heavily damaged and caught fire when it collided with the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67) during night operations

Firefighters aboard the guided missile destroyer USS CLAUDE V. RICKETTS (DDG 5) direct spray from their hoses onto a fire aboard the guided missile cruiser USS BELKNAP (CG 26). The BELKNAP was heavily damaged and caught fire when it collided with the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67) during night operations

Firefighters aboard the guided missile destroyer USS CLAUDE V. RICKETTS (DDG 5) direct spray from their hoses onto a fire aboard the guided missile cruiser USS BELKNAP (CG 26). The BELKNAP was heavily damaged and caught fire when it collided with the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67) during night operations

A view of damage sustained by the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67) when it collided with the guided missile cruiser USS BELKNAP (CG-26) during night operations on Nov. 22, 1975

A view of damage sustained by the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67) when it collided with the guided missile cruiser USS BELKNAP (CG 26) during night operations on November 22, 1975

A view of damage sustained by the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67) when it collided with the guided missile cruiser USS BELKNAP (CG 26) during night operations on November 22, 1975

A view of damage sustained by the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67) when it collided with the guided missile cruiser USS BELKNAP (CG 26) during night operations on November 22, 1975

Ionian Sea. A view of the undamaged No. 2 engineroom reduction gear aboard the guided missile cruiser USS BELKNAP (CG 26). The BELKNAP was heavily damaged and caught fire when it collided with the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67) during night operations on November 22, 1975

A view of interior damage sustained by the guided missile cruiser USS BELKNAP (CG 26) when the ship collided with the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67) during night operations on November 22, 1975

Ionian Sea. Crew members prepare to remove the Fresnel lens optical landing system from the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67). The system was damaged when the carrier collided with the guided missile cruiser USS BELKNAP (CG 26) during night operations on November 22, 1975

Ionian Sea. A view of undamaged No. 1 engineroom control board aboard the guided missile cruiser USS BELKNAP (CG 26). The BELKNAP was heavily damaged and caught fire when it collided with the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67) during night operations on November 22, 1975

A view of damage sustained by the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67) when it collided with the guided missile cruiser USS BELKNAP (CG-26) during night operations on Nov. 22, 1975

An interior view of damage sustained by the sick bay aboard the guided missile cruiser USS BELKNAP (CG 26). The BELKNAP was heavily damaged and caught fire when it collided with the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67) during night operations on November 22, 1975

Ionion Sea: A view of undamaged No. 2 engineroom throttle board aboard the guided missile cruiser USS BELKNAP (CG 26). The BELKNAP was heavily damaged and caught fire when it collided with the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67) during night operations on November 22, 1975

A view of damage sustained by the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67) when it collided with the guided missile cruiser USS BELKNAP (CG 26) during night operations on November 22, 1975

An interior view of damage sustained by the engineering officer's stateroom aboard the guided missile cruiser USS BELKNAP (CG 26). The BELKNAP was heavily damaged and caught fire when it collided with the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67) during night operations on November 22, 1975

A view of damage sustained by the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67) when it collided with the guided missile cruiser USS BELKNAP (CG-26) during night operations on Nov. 22, 1975

A view of damage sustained by the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67) when it collided with the guided missile cruiser USS BELKNAP (CG 26) during night operations on November 22, 1975

A view of damage sustained by the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67) when it collided with the guided missile cruiser USS BELKNAP (CG-26) during night operations on Nov. 22, 1975

A view of damage sustained by the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67) when it collided with the guided missile cruiser USS BELKNAP (CG 26) during night operations on November 22, 1975

A view of damage sustained by the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67) when it collided with the guided missile cruiser USS BELKNAP (CG 26) during night operations on November 22, 1975

A view of interior damage sustained by the guided missile cruiser USS BELKNAP (CG 26) when it collided with the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67) during night operations on November 22, 1975

A view of damage sustained by the guided missile destroyer USS CLAUDE V. RICKETTS (DDG 5) while fighting a fire aboard the guided missile cruiser USS BELKNAP (CG 26). The BELKNAP was heavily damaged and caught fire when it collided with the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67) during night operations on November 22, 1975

A port bow view of ships in Carrier Battle Group Eight underway off the coast of Lebanon. They are: left to right: the replenishment oiler USS KALAMAZOO (AOR 6), replenishing the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN 68), an unidentified auxiliary ship, guided missile cruiser USS JOSEPHUS DANIELS (CG 27), frigate USS W.S. SIMS (FF 1059), guided missile destroyer USS RICHARD E. BYRD (DDG 23), and the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67)

A starboard bow view of ships in Carrier Battle Group Eight underway off the coast of Lebanon. They are: left to right: the guided missile cruiser USS JOSEPHUS DANIELS (CG 27), replenishment oiler USS KALAMAZOO (AOR 6), replenishing the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN 68), frigate USS W.S. SIMS (FF 1059), guided missile destroyer USS RICHARD E. BYRD (DDG 23), and the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67)

A port bow view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN-68) underway off the starboard side of the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67). The ships are operating with Carrier Battle Group Eight off the coast of Lebanon

Rear Adm. Grant Sharp, Commander, Battle Group Two, left, talks with Captain Jack A. Moriarty, Commanding Officer of the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67), seated right, during operations with Carrier Battle Group Eight off the coast of Lebanon

A starboard view of US Navy ships of Carrier Battle Group Eight off the coast of Lebanon. The ships are, left to right: the frigate USS W.S. SIMS (FF 1059), replenishment oiler USS KALAMAZOO (AOR 6), nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN 68), guided missile cruiser JOSEPHUS DANIELS (CG 27) and the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67)

A bow view of aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67), guided missile destroyer USS RICHARD E. BYRD (DDG-23) and the frigate USS W. S. SIMS (FF-1059) operating with Carrier Battle Group Eight off the coast of Lebanon

A starboard bow view of ships in Carrier Battle Group Eight underway off the coast of Lebanon. They are: left to right: the replenishment oiler USS KALAMAZOO (AOR 6), replenishing the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN 68), guided missile destroyer USS RICHARD E. BYRD (DDG 23), and the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67)

A starboard bow view of ships in Carrier Battle Group Eight underway off the coast of Lebanon. They are: left to right: the replenishment oiler USS KALAMAZOO (AOR 6), replenishing the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN 68), frigate USS W.S. SIMS (FF 1059), the guided missile destroyer USS RICHARD E. BYRD (DDG 23), and the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67)

F-14A Tomcat and other aircraft parked on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67). The frigate USS W. S. SIMS (FF-1059) and the guided missile destroyer USS RICHARD E. BYRD (DDG-23) are in the background

Escorts follow the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67) during operations with Carrier Battle Group Eight off the coast of Lebanon. They are the frigate USS W. S. SIMS (FF-1059) and the guided missile destroyer USS RICHARD E. BYRD (DDG-23)

A port bow view of ships in Carrier Battle Group Eight underway off the coast of Lebanon. They are: front to back: the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67), nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN 68), replenishment oiler USS KALAMAZOO (AOR 6), and the frigate USS W.S. SIMS (FF 1059)

PH1 (AC) Scott M. Allen Naval Base, Norfolk, Va....A Soviet officer salutes as he crosses the brow to board the aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67). The Slava class guided missile cruiser Marshal Ustinov (CG-088), the Sovremenny class guided missile destroyer Otlichnyy (DDG-434) and the oiler Genrikh Gasanov are making the first-ever Soviet naval visit to a U.S. military port. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PH1 (AC) Scott M. Allen Naval Base, Norfolk, Va....A Soviet officer photographs a group of his comrades in front of the island on the aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67). The Slava class guided missile cruiser Marshal Ustinov (CG-088), the Sovremenny class guided missile destroyer Otlichnyy (DDG-434) and the oiler Genrikh Gasanov are making the first-ever Soviet naval visit to a U.S. military port. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PH1 (AC) Scott M. Allen Naval Base, Norfolk, Va....A U.S. Navy captain leads a large group of Soviet naval personnel up the brow of the aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67). The Slava class guided missile cruiser Marshal Ustinov (CG-088), the Sovremenny class guided missile destroyer Otlichnyy (DDG-434) and the oiler Genrikh Gasanov are making the first-ever Soviet naval visit to a U.S. military port. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PH1 (AC) Scott M. Allen Naval Base, Norfolk, Va....Soviet naval personnel disembark after a tour of the aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67). The Slava class guided missile cruiser Marshal Ustinov (CG-088), the Sovremenny class guided missile destroyer Otlichnyy (DDG-434) and the oiler Genrikh Gasanov are making the first-ever Soviet naval visit to a U.S. military port. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

An aerial port beam view of the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67), foreground, and the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69) at anchor

An aerial starboard quarter view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69), right, and the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67) at anchor

An air-to-air left side view of two A-6E Intruder aircraft from the medium Attack Squadron 75 (AE-75) assigned to the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67). The front aircraft is armed with an AGM-78 Standard-ARM anti-radiation missile. The aircraft in the rear is armed with an AGM/RGM-84 Harpoon missile

Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class (AO3) Darryl Jackson, right, does a quality assurance check in the bomb assembly room aboard the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67)

AIRMAN Apprentice (AA) Steve R. McClure mounts a Mark 82 bomb onto an A-7 Corsair II aircraft bomb rack aboard the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67)

AIRMAN recruit Reginald D. Johnson, left, and two ordnancemen load a Mark 82 bomb on a bomb skid aboard the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67)

A view of the bomb preparation table with Mark 82 bombs on it in the bomb assembly room aboard the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67)

A view of the air launch missile room aboard the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67)

AIRMAN Recruit Reginald D. Johnson hooks a block and tackle to a Mark 82 bomb to help move it to a skid aboard the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67)

A view of the air launch missile room aboard the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67)

A view of the bomb assembly room where Mark 82 bombs are being assembled aboard the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67)

A bow view of the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67) underway

A port bow view of the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67) underway

A starboard bow view of the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67) underway

Stern view of the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67) underway

A aerial bow view of the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67) underway

A port quarter view of the view of the nuclear-powered attack submarine HOUSTON (SSN-713), foreground, and the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67), background, departing Hampton Roads for a patrol

An air-to-air left side view of four F-14 Tomcat aircraft flying over the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67)

A flight deck crewman signals to the pilot of a C-2 Greyhound aircraft after landing aboard the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67). The C-2 aircraft is being used to transport the body of Lieutenant (LT) Mark Adam Lange back to the US. LT Lange was killed when his A-6 aircraft was shot down during a bombing raid over Lebanon

The flag-draped casket of LT. Mark Adam Lange is prepared for transport from the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67) after identification and examination of the body. LT. Lange was killed when his A-6 aircraft was shot down during a bombing raid over Lebanon

A Marine flag bearer and casket team stand by on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67), to remove the casket of Lieutenant (LT) Mark Adam Lange from a CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter. LT Lange was killed when his A-6 aircraft was shot down during a bombing raid over Lebanon

A Marine casket team stands by on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67) to remove the casket of Lieutenant (LT) Mark Adam Lange from a CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter. LT Lange was killed when his A-6 aircraft was shot down in a bombing raid over Lebanon

Marines prepare to place the flag-draped casket of LT. Mark Adam Lange aboard a C-2 Greyhound aircraft for transport from the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67). LT. Lange was killed when his A-6 aircraft was shot down during a bombing raid over Lebanon

Marines carry the casket of LT. Mark Adam Lange to the dispensary aboard the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67) for identification and examination of the body. LT. Lange was killed when his A-6 aircraft was shot down during a bombing raid over Lebanon

Marines carry the flag-draped casket of LT. Mark Adam Lange aboard a C-2 Greyhound aircraft for transport from the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67). LT. Lange was killed when his A-6 aircraft was shot down during a bombing raid over Lebanon

Marines carry a box containing the body of Lieutenant (LT) Mark Adam Lange from a CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter after its arrival aboard the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67). LT Lange was killed when his A-6 Intruder aircraft was shot down in a bombing raid over Lebanon

A right side view of a CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter after landing aboard the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67) with the body of Lieutenant (LT) Mark Adam Lange. LT Lange was killed when his A-6 aircraft was shot down in a bombing raid over Lebanon

A Marine flag bearer stands on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67), awaiting the arrival a CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter carrying the body of Lieutenant (LT) Mark Adam Lange. LT Lange was killed when his A-6 aircraft was shot down during a bombing raid over Lebanon

A Marine flag bearer stands on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67), awaiting the arrival a CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter carrying the body of Lieutenant (LT) Mark Adam Lange. LT Lange was killed when his A-6 aircraft was shot down during a bombing raid over Lebanon

Marines stand in the ceremonial at ease position on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67), awaiting the arrival of the body of Lieutenant (LT) Mark Adam Lange aboard a CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter. LT Lange was killed when his A-6 aircraft was shot down during a bombing raid over Lebanon

Marines carry the flag-draped casket of LT. Mark Adam Lange aboard a C-2 Greyhound aircraft for transport from the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67). LT. Lange was killed when his A-6 aircraft was shot down during a bombing raid over Lebanon

Marines stand in the ceremonial at ease position on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67), awaiting the arrival of the body of Lieutenant (LT) Mark Adam Lange aboard a CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter. LT Lange was killed when his A-6 aircraft was shot down during a bombing raid over Lebanon

From left to right, Rear Admiral Roger E. Cox, Commander, Carrier Group Six; Captain (CAPT) Gary F. Wheatley, commanding officer of the USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67); and CAPT John A. Pieno, the ship's executive officer, salute as the body of Lieutenant (LT) Mark Adam Lange arrives aboard the aircraft carrier. LT Lange was killed when his A-6 Intruder aircraft was shot down over Lebanon

A C-2 Greyhound aircraft carrying the body of LT. Mark Adam Lange takes off from the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67). LT. Lange was killed when his A-6 aircraft was shot down during a bombing raid over Lebanon

A C-2 Greyhound aircraft after landing on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67). The aircraft is being used to transport the body of Lieutenant (LT) Mark Adam Lange back to the US. LT Lange was killed when his A-6 aircraft was shot down during a bombing raid over Lebanon

The flag-draped casket of LT. Mark Adam Lange is prepared for transport from the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67) after identification and examination of the body. LT. Lange was killed when his A-6 aircraft was shot down during a bombing raid over Lebanon

A C-2 Greyhound aircraft carrying the body of LT. Mark Adam Lange takes off from the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67). LT. Lange was killed when his A-6 aircraft was shot down during a bombing raid over Lebanon

Marines carry the casket of LT. Mark Adam Lange from a CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter after its arrival aboard the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67). LT. Lange was killed when his A-6 aircraft was shot down during a bombing raid over Lebanon

Marines stand in the ceremonial at ease position on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67), awaiting the arrival of the body of Lieutenant (LT) Mark Adam Lange aboard a CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter. LT Lange was killed when his A-6 aircraft was shot down during a bombing raid over Lebanon

Marines stand at attention on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67) awaiting the arrival of a CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter carrying the body of LT. Mark Adam Lange. LT. Lange was killed when his A-6 aircraft was shot down in a bombing raid over Lebanon

A Marine flag bearer leads a procession of Marines carrying the casket of LT. Mark Adam Lange toward the dispensary aboard the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67), for identification and examination of the body. LT. Lange was killed when his A-6 aircraft was shot down in a bombing raid over Lebanon

Marines carry a box containing the body of Lieutenant (LT) Mark Adam Lange from a CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter after its arrival aboard the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67). LT Lange was killed when his A-6 Intruder aircraft was shot down in a bombing raid over Lebanon

Marines pick up the flag-draped casket of LT. Mark Adam Lange to be placed aboard a C-2 Greyhound aircraft for transport from the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67). LT. Lange was killed when his A-6 aircraft was shot down during a bombing raid over Lebanon

Marines place the casket of LT. Mark Adam Lange onto elevator one aboard the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67), to be taken below for identification and examination of the body. LT. Lange was killed when his A-6 aircraft was shot down during a bombing raid over Lebanon

Marines carry a box containing the body of Lieutenant (LT) Mark Adam Lange from a CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter after its arrival aboard the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67). LT Lange was killed when his A-6 Intruder aircraft was shot down in a bombing raid over Lebanon

Marines salute as the body of LT. Mark Adam Lange is carried, in a box, to the dispensary aboard the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67) for identification and examination. LT. Lange was killed when his A-6 Intruder aircraft was shot down in a bombing raid over Lebanon

A C-2A Greyhound aircraft taxis prior to takeoff on a flight to the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. Kennedy (CV 67) off the coast of Lebanon

F-14A Tomcat aircraft parked on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67) while off the coast of Lebanon. Two aircraft are from the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ENTERPRISE (CVN-65)

An aerial starboard bow view of the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67) underway

Flight deck crewmen transport an NAN-2 nitrogen servicing unit across the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67) during operations off the coast of Lebanon. The nose section of an A-6E Intruder aircraft is visible on the right

Aerial starboard beam view of, front to back, the guided missile cruiser USS TICONDEROGA (CG-47), the fast combat ship USS DETROIT (AOE-4), the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67) and the aircraft carrier USS INDEPENDENCE (CV-62) underway

A flight deck crewman operates an MD-3 tow tractor on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67) during operations off the coast of Lebanon. The nose section of an A-6E Intruder aircraft is visible in the background

An SH-3H Sea King helicopter from Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 15 lifts off from the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67) during operations off the coast of Lebanon. Another SH-3H from the same squadron is parked on the flight deck. The helicopters are assigned to the aircraft carrier USS INDEPENDENCE (CV 62)

An aerial starboard view of, front to back, left side: the guided missile cruiser USS TICONDEROGA (CG-47), the fast combat ship USS DETROIT (AOE-4), the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67), the salvage ship USS HOIST (ARS-40) and a Knox Class frigate. Right side is the aircraft carrier USS INDEPENDENCE (CV-62) and a Leahy Class guided missile cruiser

An elevated starboard bow view of the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67) underway off the coast of Lebanon. An A-6 Intruder aircraft has just been launched from the flight deck. The fast combat support ship USS DETROIT (AOE 4) is alongside the carrier

A crew member aboard the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67) fills storage bottles with liquid breathing oxygen