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The ship's captain and crewmen maintain a moment of silence prior to a burial at sea aboard the aircraft carrier USS KITTY HAWK (CV-63)

The ship's captain and crewmen maintain a moment of silence prior to a...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Davidson, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

USS Kitty Hawk in formation with HMS Brambleleaf

USS Kitty Hawk in formation with HMS Brambleleaf

Persian Gulf (May. 13, 1999) Aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) and Royal Navy support tanker HMS Brambleleaf (A 81) steam in formation during operations in the Northern Persian Gulf. Kitty Hawk and Bramb... more

USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) underway

USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) underway

Pacific Ocean (Aug. 08, 1999) USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) is seen head-on at high speed during transit to her homeport of Yokosuka, Japan. Kitty Hawk is returning home after completing a six-month deployment to the... more

S-3B Pilot

S-3B Pilot

ABOARD USS KITTY HAWK (Feb. 27, 2000) Lieutenant Chuck Raley attached to the "Fighting Redtails" of Sea Control Squadron Two One (VS-21) pilots an S-3B "Viking" around USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) during refueling op... more

S-3B Viking

S-3B Viking

Over the Sea of Japan (Mar. 08, 2001) An S-3 "Viking" attached to Sea Control Squadron Two One (VS-21) conducts routine flight operations from aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). Kitty Hawk is operating in the Sea o... more

CNO

CNO

Changi Naval Base, Singapore (Mar. 23, 2001) Admiral Vern Clark, Chief of Naval Operations visits with Sailors for an "All Hands Call" in Singapore. Admiral Clark is here for the opening of the new deep draft ... more

SECNAV - Kitty Hawk

SECNAV - Kitty Hawk

At sea aboard USS Kitty Hawk (Oct. 30, 2001) The Honorable Gordon R. England, Secretary of the Navy, addresses the crew of USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). Secretary England came aboard to thank the officers and crew f... more

F/A-18 Ready For Launch

F/A-18 Ready For Launch

At sea aboard USS Kitty Hawk (Nov. 02, 2001) An F/A-18 Hornet from the Dambusters of Strike Fighter Squadron One Nine Five (VFA-195) roars down the flight deck of USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) loaded with ordnance on ... more

Ready on the Flight Deck

Ready on the Flight Deck

At sea aboard USS Kitty Hawk (Nov. 02, 2001) An F/A-18 Hornet from the Dambusters of Strike Fighter Squadron One Nine Five (VFA-195) is readied for launch off the flight deck of USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). Kitty Ha... more

Wings Down for Launch

Wings Down for Launch

At sea aboard USS Kitty Hawk (Nov. 05, 2001) An S-3B Viking from the Redtails of Sea Control Squadron Two One (VS-21) spreads its wings as it prepares for launch from the flight deck of USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). ... more

Taking on More Gas

Taking on More Gas

Enduring Freedom (Nov. 07, 2001) A U.S. Navy F/A-18 Hornet prepares to take on fuel from a U.S. Air Force KC-10 Extender while flying in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Aircraft from the carries Carl Vi... more

US Navy (USN) Gunners Mates Third Class GM3) Sailors from Weapons Department G-2 Division Ceremonial Rifle Team drills with 7.62mm M 14 rifles in the hangar bay onboard the Aircraft Carrier USS KITTY HAWK (CV-63)

US Navy (USN) Gunners Mates Third Class GM3) Sailors from Weapons Depa...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Uss Kitty Hawk (CV 63) Scene Major Command Shown: CV-63 Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Latunya Howard, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combine... more

A US Navy (USN) Torpedomans Mate Third Class (TM3) from weapons department, G-2 division instructs an Aviation Ordnanceman Third Class (AO3) from weapons department G-3 division, on the proper way to load the 7.62mm M 60 general purpose machine gun, during weapons qualification training aboard the Aircraft Carrier USS KITTY HAWK (CV-63)

A US Navy (USN) Torpedomans Mate Third Class (TM3) from weapons depart...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Uss Kitty Hawk (CV 63) Scene Major Command Shown: CV-63 Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Latunya Howard, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combine... more

Sailor Returns Home to Family

Sailor Returns Home to Family

Command Fleet Activities, Yokosuka, Japan (Dec. 23, 2001) Senior Chief Petty Officer Willie Harden is greeted by his two daughters after returning home aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). Kitty Hawk and its embarke... more

Kitty Hawk Returns Home

Kitty Hawk Returns Home

Command Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan (Dec. 23, 2001) The aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) returns to her forward deployed homeport, following months of sustained bombing missions into Afghanistan in ... more

Navy Jack flown aboard USS Kitty Hawk.

Navy Jack flown aboard USS Kitty Hawk.

Yokosuka, Japan (Dec. 23, 2001) In port aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier raise the First Navy Jack as they return to their forward deployed base . The ships departed Yokosuka... more

CPO selectees assist nearby orphanage

CPO selectees assist nearby orphanage

Yokosuka, Japan (Aug. 16, 2002) (From left to right) Operations Specialist Chief (Selectee) Michael Burslie from Awon, Mont., Electricians Mate Chief (Selectee) Cesar G. Lopez, from San Felipe, Zambales, Philip... more

Raising the Navy Jack aboard ship

Raising the Navy Jack aboard ship

Cairns, Australia (Sep. 11, 2002) Signalman 3rd Class Sean Polidore from Franklin, La., raises the "Navy Jack" in lieu of the "Union Jack" aboard USS George Philip (FFG 12) during the ship's morning flag raisin... more

morning colors aboard USS Kitty Hawk

morning colors aboard USS Kitty Hawk

Yokosuka, Japan (Sep. 11, 2002) The crew of USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) stands at attention as the ensign is raised during morning colors. A special memorial service is being held in remembrance of those lost from ... more

Hoisting the

Hoisting the

Yokosuka, Japan (Sep. 11, 2002) Aviation Boatswains Mate Airman Emerson Ibaldez from Pittsburgh, Calif., and Airman Jane Cruz from Austin, Texas, perform the morning ceremonial raising of the Navy Jack aboard U... more

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

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

Misawa, Japan (Sep. 13, 2002) U.S. Navy aircraft assigned to Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW-5) are secured overnight aboard Naval Air Facility (NAF) Misawa, and will later participate in an air show scheduled in Sa... more

Dental Technician uses a green abrasive pad to scrub dirt and grime off of piping behind a set of valves

Dental Technician uses a green abrasive pad to scrub dirt and grime of...

Yokosuka, Japan (Sep. 17, 2002) Dental Technician Ariel Curbeloyero from Miami, Fla., uses a green abrasive pad to scrub dirt and grime off of piping behind a set of valves aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). Shipb... more

Storekeeper 2nd Class clears away dust and dirt that has formed on a watertight door aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63)

Storekeeper 2nd Class clears away dust and dirt that has formed on a w...

Yokosuka, Japan (Sep. 17, 2002) Store Keeper 2nd Class Dung Nguyen uses all-purpose cleaner and a rag to clear away dust and dirt that has formed on a watertight door aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). Watertight ... more

Navy pilot selected to fly replica of Wright Brothers 1902 glider.r

Navy pilot selected to fly replica of Wright Brothers 1902 glider.r

Naval Air Facility, Atsugi, Japan (Sep. 24, 2002) U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Klas Santa Ohman assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron One Nine Five (VFA-195) has been selected to fly a replica of the Wright brothers 1902 ... more

A Sailor helps move a replica of the 1902 Wright brothers' glider from a protective tent

A Sailor helps move a replica of the 1902 Wright brothers' glider from...

Jockey\'s Ridge State Park, N.C., (Oct. 03, 2002) Lt. Cmdr. Klas "Santa" Ohman, from aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), helps move a replica of the 1902 Wright brothers' glider from a protective tent for assembly b... more

Lt. Cmdr. Klas Ohman, from aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), completes a flight in a replica of the 1902 Wright brothers' glider

Lt. Cmdr. Klas Ohman, from aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), completes a ...

Jockey\'s Ridge State Park, N.C. (Oct. 03, 2002) Lt. Cmdr. Klas "Santa" Ohman, from aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), completes a flight in a replica of the 1902 Wright brothers' glider. Ohman, one of only three m... more

Lt Cmdr. Klas

Lt Cmdr. Klas

Jockey\'s Ridge State Park, N.C. (Oct. 03, 2002) Lt. Cmdr. Klas "Santa" Ohman, from aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), completes a flight in a replica of the 1902 Wright brothers' glider. Ohman, one of only three m... more

Lt Cmdr. Klas

Lt Cmdr. Klas

Jockey\'s Ridge State Park, N.C. (Oct. 03, 2002) Lt. Cmdr. Klas "Santa" Ohman stationed aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), completes a flight in a replica of the 1902 Wright brothers' glider. Ohman, one of only thr... more

A Sailor helps move a replica of the 1902 Wright brothers' glider from a protective tent for assembly before its final flight.

A Sailor helps move a replica of the 1902 Wright brothers' glider from...

Jockey\'s Ridge State Park, N.C., (Oct. 03, 2002) Lt. Cmdr. Klas "Santa" Ohman, from aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), helps move a replica of the 1902 Wright brothers' glider from a protective tent for assembly b... more

Original crew member aboard USS Kitty Hawk CV 63.

Original crew member aboard USS Kitty Hawk CV 63.

Kitty Hawk, N.C., (Oct. 03, 2002) Chief Warrant Officer (Ret.) Bob Schultz, a USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) plank owner, reflects on his time aboard the aircraft carrier, having reported to the pre-commissioning unit ... more

New parents celebrate the arrival of their baby

New parents celebrate the arrival of their baby

Yokosuka, Japan (Oct. 21, 2002) New parents celebrate the arrival of their baby in the Maternal/Newborn Ward at Naval Hospital Yokosuka. The hospital has recently experienced a baby boom, nine months after the... more

Sailor

Sailor

Command Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan (Oct. 25, 2002) A Sailor aboard the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) mans the rail while getting underway for a scheduled sea period to conduct routine training. ... more

USS Kitty Hawk leaves for routine training

USS Kitty Hawk leaves for routine training

Command Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan (Oct. 25, 2002) Tugboats assigned to Fleet Activities Yokosuka assist the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) in getting underway for a scheduled sea period to condu... more

Tugboats assist USS Kitty Hawk in getting undeway

Tugboats assist USS Kitty Hawk in getting undeway

Command Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan (Oct. 25, 2002) Tugboats from Command Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Port Operations (CFAY Port Ops) prepare to assist the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) in getting... more

A U.S. Army MH-47 Chinook Special Operations helicopter deployed from Okinawa, Japan, sits chained and chocked on the flight deck aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63).

A U.S. Army MH-47 Chinook Special Operations helicopter deployed from ...

Pacific Ocean (Nov. 05, 2002) A U.S. Army MH-47 Chinook Special Operations helicopter deployed from Okinawa, Japan, sits chained and chocked on the flight deck aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). Army helicopters l... more

An F/A-18C Hornet prepares for launch from one of four steam powered catapults aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63).

An F/A-18C Hornet prepares for launch from one of four steam powered c...

Pacific Ocean (Nov. 14, 2002) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Golden Dragons of Strike Fighter Squadron One Nine Two (VFA-192) prepares for launch from one of four steam powered catapults aboard USS Kitty Haw... more

One of the first squadrons airborne to commemorate the F/A-18 program�s 5 millionth flight hour was Strike Fighter Squadron One Ninety Two (VFA-192).

One of the first squadrons airborne to commemorate the F/A-18 program�...

Yokosuka, Japan (Dec. 12, 2002) One of the first squadrons airborne to commemorate the F/A-18 programs 5 millionth flight hour was Strike Fighter Squadron One Ninety Two (VFA-192) embarked aboard USS Kitty Hawk... more

Operation Save the Holidays

Operation Save the Holidays

Yokosuka, Japan (Dec. 20, 2002) Sailors from aboard the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) help load food and supplies at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka in support of Operation Save the Holidays, a h... more

An F/A-18C �Hornet� loaded with the AIM-9M �Sidewinder� missile rests on the flight deck off USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63)

An F/A-18C �Hornet� loaded with the AIM-9M �Sidewinder� missile rests ...

Central Command Area of Responsibility (Feb. 17, 2003) An F/A-18C Hornet loaded with the AIM-9M Sidewinder missile rests on the flight deck off USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). The Sidewinder is a short-range, heat see... more

An MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter flies by the guided missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56)

An MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter flies by the guided missile destroyer ...

Central Command Area of Responsibility (Feb. 17, 2003) An MH-60S "Knighthawk" helicopter assigned to the Providers of Helicopter Combat Support Squadron Five (HC-5) flies by the guided missile destroyer USS Joh... more

An F/A-18C Hornet sits ready on catapult three, one of four steam-powered catapults aboard the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63).

An F/A-18C Hornet sits ready on catapult three, one of four steam-powe...

Central Command Area of Responsibility (Feb. 17, 2003) An F/A-18C Hornet sits ready on catapult three, one of four steam-powered catapults aboard the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). Kitty Hawk and emba... more

 An F/A-18C Hornet waits in an alert status aboard the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63).

An F/A-18C Hornet waits in an alert status aboard the aircraft carrie...

Pacific region (Feb. 22, 2003) An F/A-18C Hornet waits in an alert status aboard the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). Kitty Hawk's current mission is to provide a forward presence in the Asia/Pacific re... more

An aerial view of USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) en route to the 5th Fleet area of operations

An aerial view of USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) en route to the 5th Fleet are...

The Arabian Sea (Feb. 22, 2003) An aerial view of USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) en route to the 5th Fleet area of operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Approaching 42 years of distinguished service, th... more

The nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) is assisted by tugboats.

The nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) is assis...

Apra Harbor, Guam (Feb. 25, 2003) The nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) is assisted by tugboats as she pulls into Apra Harbor, Guam for a scheduled liberty port visit. Carl Vinson is the... more

Capt. Robert D. Barbaree, Jr. CO USS Kitty Hawk CV 63

Capt. Robert D. Barbaree, Jr. CO USS Kitty Hawk CV 63

Arabian Gulf (Feb. 28, 2003) Official photo of Capt. Thomas A. Parker who relieved Capt. Robert D. Barbaree Jr. as commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). Kitty Hawk and her embarked... more

F-14 Tomcat launches from USS Kitty Hawk CVN 68

F-14 Tomcat launches from USS Kitty Hawk CVN 68

Arabian Gulf (Feb. 28, 2003) An F-14A Tomcat launches from one of four stream powered catapults aboard the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). Kitty Hawk and Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW-5) are operating wit... more

 An EA-6B and an F/A-18C are raised to the flight deck on one of four aircraft elevators aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63)

An EA-6B and an F/A-18C are raised to the flight deck on one of four ...

Arabian Gulf (Feb. 28, 2003) An EA-6B Prowler (left) and an F/A-18C Hornet (right) are raised to the flight deck on one of four aircraft elevators aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). Kitty Hawk and Carrier Air Wing... more

F/A-18 Hornet makes arrested landing aboard USS Kitty Hawk CV 63

F/A-18 Hornet makes arrested landing aboard USS Kitty Hawk CV 63

Arabian Gulf (Feb. 28, 2003) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Golden Dragons of Strike Fighter Squadron One Nine Two (VFA 192) makes an arrested landing aboard the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). Kit... more

An aircraft director signals an F/A-18C strike fighter to stop in position for launch from one of four steam driven catapults on the flight deck aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63)

An aircraft director signals an F/A-18C strike fighter to stop in posi...

Arabian Gulf (Feb. 28, 2003) An aircraft director signals an F/A-18C Hornet strike fighter to stop in position for launch from one of four steam driven catapults on the flight deck aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63)... more

E-2C Hawkeye maneuvers the flight deck aboard USS Kitty Hawk CV 63

E-2C Hawkeye maneuvers the flight deck aboard USS Kitty Hawk CV 63

Arabian Gulf (Feb. 28, 2003) An E-2C Hawkeye assigned to the Liberty Bells of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron One One Five (VAW 115), maneuvers the flight deck aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) during prepa... more

Vadm. Keating visits USS Kitty Hawk.

Vadm. Keating visits USS Kitty Hawk.

Arabian Gulf (Mar. 01, 2003) Vice Adm. Timothy Keating, Commander, U.S. Naval Force Central Command, tours the bridge of the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) while meeting with Sailors aboard ship. Kitty... more

Vadm. Keating visits USS Kitty Hawk.

Vadm. Keating visits USS Kitty Hawk.

Arabian Gulf (Mar. 01, 2003) Vice Adm. Timothy Keating, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, pitches in and helps serve a meal to the crew during his resent tour of the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk ... more

An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the �Gauntlets� of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Six (VAQ-136) launches off the bow of USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63)

An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the �Gauntlets� of Electronic Attack Squa...

Arabian Gulf (Mar. 01, 2003) An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the Gauntlets of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Six (VAQ-136) launches off the bow of USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) while flight deck personnel carry out... more

Vadm. Keating visits USS Kitty Hawk

Vadm. Keating visits USS Kitty Hawk

Arabian Gulf (Mar. 01, 2003) Vice Adm. Timothy Keating, Commander, U.S. Naval Force Central Command, tours a machine shop space aboard the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), during a visit with Sailors in... more

Aviation Machinist�s Airman Todd Tetherow from Waco, Texas, cleans the fuselage of an EA-6B Prowler on the flight deck aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63).

Aviation Machinist�s Airman Todd Tetherow from Waco, Texas, cleans the...

The Arabian Gulf (Mar. 04, 2003) Aviation Machinists Airman Todd Tetherow from Waco, Texas, cleans the fuselage of an EA-6B Prowler on the flight deck aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). Kitty Hawk Carrier Strike G... more

E-2C Hawkeye launches from USS Kitty Hawk CV 63

E-2C Hawkeye launches from USS Kitty Hawk CV 63

Arabian Sea (Mar. 06, 2003) An E-2C Hawkeye assigned to the Liberty Bells of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron One One Five (VAW-115) launches from one of four steam-powered catapults on the flight deck o... more

E-2C Hawkeye launches from USS Kitty Hawk CV 63

E-2C Hawkeye launches from USS Kitty Hawk CV 63

Arabian Sea (Mar. 06, 2003) An E-2C Hawkeye assigned to the Liberty Bells of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron One One Five (VAW-115) launches from one of four steam-powered catapults on the flight deck o... more

Chief Boatswain�s Mate Lewis Lochlain from Concord, N.H., prepares to repel during an explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) training session in the hangar bay aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63)

Chief Boatswain�s Mate Lewis Lochlain from Concord, N.H., prepares to ...

The Arabian Gulf (Mar. 07, 2003) Chief Boatswains Mate Lewis Lochlain from Concord, N.H., prepares to repel during an explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) training session in the hangar bay aboard USS Kitty Hawk (... more

The Honorable Richard H. Jones (second from left), United States Ambassador to Kuwait, and guests observe flight operations aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), America�s oldest active warship

The Honorable Richard H. Jones (second from left), United States Ambas...

The Arabian Gulf (Mar. 07, 2003) The Honorable Richard H. Jones (second from left), United States Ambassador to Kuwait, and guests observe flight operations aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), Americas oldest active... more

A Plane Captain assigned to the Fighting Redtails of Sea Control Squadron Twenty One (VS-21) secures his S-3B Viking.

A Plane Captain assigned to the Fighting Redtails of Sea Control Squad...

Central Command area of Responsibility (Mar. 11, 2003) A Plane Captain assigned to the "Fighting Redtails" of Sea Control Squadron Twenty One (VS-21) secures his S-3B "Viking" loaded with CBU-99 antitank cluste... more

Sailors assigned to the Chargers of Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron Fourteen (HS-14) wash an SH-60F Seahawk.

Sailors assigned to the Chargers of Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron ...

Central Command area of Responsibility (Mar. 13, 2003) Sailors assigned to the "Chargers" of Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron Fourteen (HS-14) wash an HH-60H "Seahawk" after a recent sand storm aboard USS Kitt... more

An E-2C Hawkeye moves into position for launch from one of four steam driven catapults

An E-2C Hawkeye moves into position for launch from one of four steam ...

Arabian Gulf (Mar. 14, 2003) An E-2C Hawkeye assigned to the Liberty Bells of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron One One Five (VAW-115) moves into position for launch from one of four steam driven catapult... more

Lt. Cmdr. Jerry Stokes from Harrison, Ohio, inspects the propellers of an E2-C Hawkeye

Lt. Cmdr. Jerry Stokes from Harrison, Ohio, inspects the propellers of...

Arabian Gulf (Mar. 14, 2003) Lt. Cmdr. Jerry Stokes from Harrison, Ohio, inspects the propellers of an E2-C Hawkeye assigned to the Liberty Bells of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron One One Five (VAW-115... more

An aircraft director signals to an E-2C Hawkeye to move forward in preparation for launch

An aircraft director signals to an E-2C Hawkeye to move forward in pre...

Arabian Gulf (Mar. 14, 2003) An aircraft director signals to an E-2C Hawkeye to move forward in preparation for launch from one of four steam driven catapults on the flight deck of USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). Kitt... more

A plane captain goes through all of the pre-flight checks

A plane captain goes through all of the pre-flight checks

Arabian Gulf (Mar. 14, 2003) A plane captain assigned to the Black Knights of Fighter Squadron One Five Four (VF-154) goes through all of the pre-flight checks, signaling to the pilots the status of all the air... more

an F-14A Tomcat launches from the flight deck of USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63)

an F-14A Tomcat launches from the flight deck of USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63...

Arabian Gulf (Mar. 14, 2003) Loaded with AIM-54C Phoenix and AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles, an F-14A Tomcat assigned to the Black Knights of Fighter Squadron One Five Four (VF-154) launches from the flight deck of ... more

an F-14A Tomcat launches from the flight deck of USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63)

an F-14A Tomcat launches from the flight deck of USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63...

Arabian Gulf (Mar. 14, 2003) Loaded with AIM-54C Phoenix and AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles, an F-14A Tomcat assigned to the Black Knights of Fighter Squadron One Five Four (VF-154) launches from the flight deck of ... more

A GKN Westland Lynx HMA Mk. 8 helicopter assigned to the British Royal Navy lifts off the flight deck of USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63)

A GKN Westland Lynx HMA Mk. 8 helicopter assigned to the British Royal...

Arabian Gulf (Mar. 14, 2003) A GKN Westland Lynx HMA Mk. 8 helicopter assigned to the British Royal Navy lifts off the flight deck of USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) under the direction of a landing signalman enlisted. ... more

An aviation Boatswain�s Mate assigned to air department, crash and salvage team stands watch on the ship�s flight deck

An aviation Boatswain�s Mate assigned to air department, crash and sal...

The Arabian Gulf (Mar. 16, 2003) An Aviation Boatswains Mate assigned to air department, crash and salvage team stands watch on the ships flight deck dressed in a proximity firefighting suit, which provides the... more

Two GBU-31 Joint Defense Attack Munitions (JDAM) are positioned on the flight deck

Two GBU-31 Joint Defense Attack Munitions (JDAM) are positioned on the...

The Arabian Gulf (Mar. 17, 2003) Two GBU-31 Joint Defense Attack Munitions (JDAM) are positioned on the flight deck for ordnance loading of air wing aircraft aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). Kitty Hawk and her em... more

An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Royal Maces of Strike Fighter Squadron Two Seven (VFA-27) is moved to the flight deck

An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Royal Maces of Strike Fighter Squadr...

The Arabian Gulf (Mar. 17, 2003) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Royal Maces of Strike Fighter Squadron Two Seven (VFA-27) is moved to the flight deck on the starboard-forward aircraft elevator, one of four a... more

Aviation Ordnancemen move AIM-9M Sidewinder air-to-air missile to aircraft on the ship�s flight deck

Aviation Ordnancemen move AIM-9M Sidewinder air-to-air missile to airc...

The Arabian Gulf (Mar. 17, 2003) Aviation Ordnancemen move AIM-9M Sidewinder air-to-air missile to aircraft on the ships flight deck aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). The Sidewinder is a short-range, heat seeking,... more

Aviation Boatswain�s Mate 2nd Class Jesus Salas directs aircraft during flight operations on board USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63).

Aviation Boatswain�s Mate 2nd Class Jesus Salas directs aircraft durin...

The Arabian Gulf (Mar. 17, 2003) Aviation Boatswains Mate 2nd Class Jesus Salas directs aircraft during flight operations on board USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). Kitty Hawk and her embarked Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW-... more

Aviation Ordnancemen load an AIM-9M Sidewinder air-to-air missile onto an F/A-18 Hornet

Aviation Ordnancemen load an AIM-9M Sidewinder air-to-air missile onto...

The Arabian Gulf (Mar. 17, 2003) Aviation Ordnancemen load an AIM-9M Sidewinder air-to-air missile onto an F/A-18 Hornet strike fighter aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). The Sidewinder is a short-range, heat seeki... more

Chief Aviation Ordnanceman Anthony Andre Fobbs signals flight deck personnel to de-arm ordnance

Chief Aviation Ordnanceman Anthony Andre Fobbs signals flight deck per...

The Arabian Gulf (Mar. 18, 2003) Chief Aviation Ordnanceman Anthony Andre Fobbs signals flight deck personnel to de-arm ordnance on an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Dambusters of Strike Fighter Squadron One Ni... more

An F-14A Tomcat assigned to the Black Knights of Fighter Squadron One Five Four (VF-154) makes a catapult launch

An F-14A Tomcat assigned to the Black Knights of Fighter Squadron One ...

The Arabian Gulf (Mar. 18, 2003) An F-14A Tomcat assigned to the Black Knights of Fighter Squadron One Five Four (VF-154) makes a catapult launch from the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). Kitty Hawk and... more

An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Royal Maces of Strike Fighter Squadron Two Seven (VFA-27) stands ready on one of two steam catapults

An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Royal Maces of Strike Fighter Squadr...

The Arabian Gulf (Mar. 18, 2003) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Royal Maces of Strike Fighter Squadron Two Seven (VFA-27) stands ready on one of two steam catapults on the bow of the aircraft carrier USS Kit... more

An F/A-18C Hornet makes an arrested landing on the flight deck aboard USS Kitty Hawk Kitty (CV 63).

An F/A-18C Hornet makes an arrested landing on the flight deck aboard ...

The Arabian Gulf (Mar. 18, 2003) An F/A-18C Hornet makes an arrested landing on the flight deck aboard USS Kitty Hawk Kitty (CV 63). Kitty Hawk and her embarked Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW-5) are conducting comb... more

An F-14A Tomcat assigned to the Black Knights of Fighter Squadron One Five Four (VF-154) launches

An F-14A Tomcat assigned to the Black Knights of Fighter Squadron One ...

The Arabian Gulf (Mar. 18, 2003) An F-14A Tomcat assigned to the Black Knights of Fighter Squadron One Five Four (VF-154) launches from one of two steam catapults on the bow of the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Ha... more

An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the Gauntlets of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Six (VAQ-136) stands ready on one of two steam catapults on the bow

An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the Gauntlets of Electronic Attack Squadr...

The Arabian Gulf (Mar. 18, 2003) An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the Gauntlets of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Six (VAQ-136) stands ready on one of two steam catapults on the bow of the aircraft carrier US... more

Vice Adm. Timothy Keating, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces, Central Command/Commander Fifth Fleet, provides words of encouragement to Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63).

Vice Adm. Timothy Keating, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces, Central Comma...

The Arabian Gulf (Mar. 19, 2003) Vice Adm. Timothy Keating, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces, Central Command/Commander Fifth Fleet, provides words of encouragement to Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Kitty ... more

Sailors aattached to Airborne Early Warning Squadron One Fifteen (VAW-115) clean the radar dish on their E-2C Hawkeye

Sailors aattached to Airborne Early Warning Squadron One Fifteen (VAW-...

The Arabian Gulf (Mar. 19, 2003) Sailors aattached to Airborne Early Warning Squadron One Fifteen (VAW-115) clean the radar dish on their E-2C Hawkeye aircraft after a sand storm aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). ... more

Aviation ordnancemen relocate 2,000-lb. GBU-31 Joint Defense Attack Munitions (JDAMs) for uploading to aircraft aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63).

Aviation ordnancemen relocate 2,000-lb. GBU-31 Joint Defense Attack Mu...

The Arabian Gulf (Mar. 20, 2003) Aviation ordnancemen relocate 2,000-lb. GBU-31 Joint Defense Attack Munitions (JDAMs) for uploading to aircraft aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). JDAMs are guidance kits that conve... more

An F/A-18C Hornet, loaded with a 2,000-lb. GBU-12 guided missile, is relocated on the flight deck aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63).

An F/A-18C Hornet, loaded with a 2,000-lb. GBU-12 guided missile, is r...

The Arabian Gulf (Mar. 20, 2003) An F/A-18C Hornet, loaded with a 2,000-lb. GBU-12 guided missile, is relocated on the flight deck aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) as an F-14A Tomcat launches from one of the aircr... more

Aviation ordnancemen prepare 2,000-lb. GBU-12 guided missiles for upload to aircraft aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63).

Aviation ordnancemen prepare 2,000-lb. GBU-12 guided missiles for uplo...

The Arabian Gulf (Mar. 20, 2003) Aviation ordnancemen prepare 2,000-lb. GBU-12 guided missiles for upload to aircraft aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). Kitty Hawk is deployed with coalition forces in support of Op... more

A 2,000-lb. GBU-12 guided missile rests on the flight deck aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63).

A 2,000-lb. GBU-12 guided missile rests on the flight deck aboard USS ...

The Arabian Gulf (Mar. 20, 2003) A 2,000-lb. GBU-12 guided missile rests on the flight deck aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) before being uploaded to a designated aircraft. Kitty Hawk is deployed with coalition f... more

An F/A-18C Hornet, loaded with a 500-pound GBU-12 laser-guided missile, moves into position while another launches from one of four steam powered catapults aboard the USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63)

An F/A-18C Hornet, loaded with a 500-pound GBU-12 laser-guided missile...

The Arabian Gulf (Mar. 20, 2003) An F/A-18C Hornet, loaded with a 500-pound GBU-12 laser-guided missile, moves into position while another launches from one of four steam powered catapults aboard the USS Kitty ... more

An S-3B Viking aircraft launches from one of four steam powered catapults aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63).

An S-3B Viking aircraft launches from one of four steam powered catapu...

The Arabian Gulf (Mar. 20, 2003) An S-3B Viking aircraft launches from one of four steam powered catapults aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). Kitty Hawk is deployed with coalition forces in support of Operation Ir... more

F/A-18 ready for launch aboard  USS Constellation (CV 63)

F/A-18 ready for launch aboard USS Constellation (CV 63)

The Arabian Gulf (Mar. 20, 2003) Two F/A-18 Hornets, one assigned to the Kestrels of Strike Fighter Squadron One Three Seven (VFA-137) (lower-right) and the Death Rattlers of Marine Strike Fighter Squadron Thre... more

An F/A-18C Hornet attached to the Royal Maces of Strike Fighter Squadron Twenty Seven  (VFA-27)

An F/A-18C Hornet attached to the Royal Maces of Strike Fighter Squadr...

The Arabian Gulf (Mar. 20, 2003) An F/A-18C Hornet attached to the "Royal Maces" of Strike Fighter Squadron Twenty Seven (VFA-27) launches from one of four steam powered catapults on the flight deck of USS Kit... more

An F-14A Tomcat fighter aircraft launches from one of four steam powered catapults aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63)

An F-14A Tomcat fighter aircraft launches from one of four steam power...

The Arabian Gulf (Mar. 22, 2003) An F-14A Tomcat fighter aircraft launches from one of four steam powered catapults aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). Kitty Hawk is deployed with coalition forces in support of Ope... more

 An F/A-18 Hornet launches from the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63)

An F/A-18 Hornet launches from the flight deck aboard the aircraft ca...

The Arabian Gulf (Mar. 22, 2003) An F/A-18 Hornet assigned to the Royal Maces of Strike Fighter Squadron Two Seven (VFA-27) launches from the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). Kitt... more

 An F-14A Tomcat fighter aircraft launches from one of four steam powered catapults aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63)

An F-14A Tomcat fighter aircraft launches from one of four steam powe...

The Arabian Gulf (Mar. 22, 2003) An F-14A Tomcat fighter aircraft launches from one of four steam powered catapults aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). Kitty Hawk is deployed with coalition forces in support of Ope... more

Various weapons line the hangar bay aboard the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63)

Various weapons line the hangar bay aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ki...

The Arabian Gulf (Mar. 22, 2003) Various weapons line the hangar bay aboard the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) ready for use by Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW-5) aircraft conducting combat missions in supp... more

An F/A-18C Hornet attempts an arrested landing aboard the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63)

An F/A-18C Hornet attempts an arrested landing aboard the aircraft car...

The Arabian Gulf (Mar. 23, 2003) An F/A-18C Hornet attempts an arrested landing aboard the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). Kitty Hawk and Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW-5) are deployed with coalition force... more

Flight deck personnel launch from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63)

Flight deck personnel launch from the flight deck of the aircraft carr...

The Arabian Gulf (Mar. 23, 2003) Flight deck personnel assigned to the Black Knights of Fighter Squadron One Five Four (VF-154) prepare an F-14D Tomcat for launch from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier US... more

Ensign Fred Brummer one of three Top Gun air intercept controllers aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) performs duties as tactical action officer in the ship�s Combat Direction Center (CDC)

Ensign Fred Brummer one of three Top Gun air intercept controllers abo...

Arabian Gulf (Mar. 24, 2003) Ensign Fred Brummer one of three Top Gun air intercept controllers aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) performs duties as tactical action officer in the ships Combat Direction Center (CDC... more

Aviation ordnancemen load a 500-lb. bomb on the wing of an F/A-18 Hornet on the flight deck of the USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63).

Aviation ordnancemen load a 500-lb. bomb on the wing of an F/A-18 Horn...

The Arabian Gulf (Mar. 24, 2003) Aviation ordnancemen load a 500-lb. bomb on the wing of an F/A-18 Hornet on the flight deck of the USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). Kitty Hawk and her embarked Carrier Air Wing Five (CV... more

Visibility on the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) is greatly reduced as it passes through a strong sandstorm in the Arabian Gulf.

Visibility on the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Ha...

The Arabian Gulf (Mar. 26, 2003) Visibility on the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) is greatly reduced as it passes through a strong sandstorm in the Arabian Gulf. Kitty Hawk and h... more

The forward look out maintains his post on the signal bridge aboard the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63).

The forward look out maintains his post on the signal bridge aboard th...

The Arabian Gulf (Mar. 26, 2003) The forward look out maintains his post on the signal bridge aboard the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) as it passes through a strong sandstorm in the Arabian Gulf. Kitt... more