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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 Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 4 (HC-4) CH-53E Super Stallion he...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Lipski Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

PH2 Tracy Lee Didas Atlantic Ocean....An Attack Squadron 72 (VA-72) A-7E Corsair II aircraft, equipped with a fuel tanker package on the left wing pylon, is launched from the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69). OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PH2 Tracy Lee Didas Atlantic Ocean....An Attack Squadron 72 (VA-72) A-...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

LT. P. J. Azzolina Gulfe du Lion....A port quarter view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) anchored off the coast of Toulon, France. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

LT. P. J. Azzolina Gulfe du Lion....A port quarter view of the nuclear...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

PH2 Tracy L. Didas Mediterranean Sea....An aerial starboard bow view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) underway with ships of its battle group. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PH2 Tracy L. Didas Mediterranean Sea....An aerial starboard bow view o...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

LT. P. J. Azzolina Gulfe du Lion....A silhouetted starboard bow view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) anchored off the coast of Toulon, France. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

LT. P. J. Azzolina Gulfe du Lion....A silhouetted starboard bow view o...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An aerial starboard bow view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN 68) underway during Operation DISPLAY DETERMINATION

An aerial starboard bow view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier U...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DISPLAY DETERMINATION Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Homedale Release Status: Released to Public... more

A starboard beam view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN 68) underway during NATO exercise DISPLAY DETERMINATION

A starboard beam view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMI...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DISPLAY DETERMINATION Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Se... more

FILM COOLED BLADE CVN03-X3

FILM COOLED BLADE CVN03-X3

The original finding aid described this as: Capture Date: 5/2/1977 Photographer: MARTIN BROWN Keywords: Larsen Scan Photographs Relating to Agency Activities, Facilities and Personnel

FILM COOLED BLADE CVN03-X3

FILM COOLED BLADE CVN03-X3

The original finding aid described this as: Capture Date: 5/2/1977 Photographer: MARTIN BROWN Keywords: Larsen Scan Photographs Relating to Agency Activities, Facilities and Personnel

FILM COOLED BLADE CVN03-X3

FILM COOLED BLADE CVN03-X3

The original finding aid described this as: Capture Date: 5/2/1977 Photographer: MARTIN BROWN Keywords: Larsen Scan Photographs Relating to Agency Activities, Facilities and Personnel

FILM COOLED BLADE CVN03-X3

FILM COOLED BLADE CVN03-X3

The original finding aid described this as: Capture Date: 5/2/1977 Photographer: MARTIN BROWN Keywords: Larsen Scan Photographs Relating to Agency Activities, Facilities and Personnel

A starboard bow view of the Iranian destroyer escort ITS FARAMARZ (DE 74), now redesignated the frigate IS SAHAND (F 74). NOTE: This vessel was sunk on 19 April 1988 by aircraft CVW 11 from the aircraft carrier USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65) in retaliation for the mining of the USS SAMUEL B. ROBERTS (FFG 58) in the Persian Gulf. The vessel was hit by three Harpoon missiles and numerous cluster bomblets

A starboard bow view of the Iranian destroyer escort ITS FARAMARZ (DE ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Indian Ocean (IOC) Scene Camera Operator: Thomassy Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A starboard quarter view of the Iranian destroyer escort ITS ROSTAM (DE-73), now redesignated the frigate IS SABALAN (F-73). NOTE: This vessel was heavily damaged on 19 April 1988 by air attack of units of CVW-11 from the USS ENTERPRISE (CVN-65) in retaliation for the mining of the USS SAMUEL B. ROBERTS (FFG-58) in the Persian Gulf. The ship was reported under repair but as of 1991 has not yet been seen in service

A starboard quarter view of the Iranian destroyer escort ITS ROSTAM (D...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Indian Ocean (IOC) Scene Camera Operator: Nesseth Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An Attack Squadron 72 (VA-72) A-7E Corsair II aircraft is launched from the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69). The aircraft later crashed after launching

An Attack Squadron 72 (VA-72) A-7E Corsair II aircraft is launched fro...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS Dwight D Eisenhower (CVN 69) Scene Camera Operator: An Bowen Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 11 (HS-11) SH-3H Sea King helicopter hovers over the downed pilot of an A-7E Corsair II aircraft that crashed after being launched from the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69)

A Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 11 (HS-11) SH-3H Sea King helicop...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS Dwight D Eisenhower (CVN 69) Scene Camera Operator: An Bowen Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 11 (HS-11) SH-3H Sea King helicopter hovers over the downed pilot of an A-7E Corsair II aircraft that crashed after being launched from the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69)

A Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 11 (HS-11) SH-3H Sea King helicop...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS Dwight D Eisenhower (CVN 69) Scene Camera Operator: An Bowen Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A motor whaleboat returns to the aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69) after picking up the pilot of an A-7E Corsair II that crashed into the ocean after launch

A motor whaleboat returns to the aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENH...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: ENSIGN Wendell Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An Attack Squadron 72 (VA-72) A-7E Corsair II aircraft prepares for launching from the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69). The aircraft later crashed after launching

An Attack Squadron 72 (VA-72) A-7E Corsair II aircraft prepares for la...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS Dwight D Eisenhower (CVN 69) Scene Camera Operator: An Bowen Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 11 (HS-11) SH-3H Sea King helicopter hovers over the downed pilot of an A-7E Corsair II aircraft as a motor whatleboat arrives to help. The aircraft crashed after being launched from the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69)

A Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 11 (HS-11) SH-3H Sea King helicop...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A rescue diver is lowered into the water after an A-7E Corsair II aircraft crashed during flight operations aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69)

A rescue diver is lowered into the water after an A-7E Corsair II airc...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An aerial bow view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65) underway

An aerial bow view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ENTERPR...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A view of the AN/SLQ-17 electronic warfare system aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65)

A view of the AN/SLQ-17 electronic warfare system aboard the nuclear-p...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS Enterprise (CVN 65) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Electronic warfare technicians operate the AN/SLQ-17 electronic warfare system equipment aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65)

Electronic warfare technicians operate the AN/SLQ-17 electronic warfar...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

The seal of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69)

The seal of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHO...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Garlinghouse Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An air-to-air left side view of four Attack Squadron 66 (VA-66) A-7E Corsair II aircraft in formation above the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN-69)

An air-to-air left side view of four Attack Squadron 66 (VA-66) A-7E C...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Members of a A-6E Intruder flight crew strap themselves into their aircraft during flight operations aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69)

Members of a A-6E Intruder flight crew strap themselves into their air...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A pilot waves from the cockpit of an A-7E Corsair II aircraft on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69)

A pilot waves from the cockpit of an A-7E Corsair II aircraft on the f...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An Attack Squadron 12 (VA-12) A-7E Corsair II aircraft lands aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69)

An Attack Squadron 12 (VA-12) A-7E Corsair II aircraft lands aboard th...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An Attack Squadron 66 (VA-66) A-7E Corsair II aircraft is launched from the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69). The aircraft is armed with six Mark 82 500-pound bombs, two Mark 82 retarded delivery bombs and an AIM-9 Sidewinder missile

An Attack Squadron 66 (VA-66) A-7E Corsair II aircraft is launched fro...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS Dwight D Eisenhower (CVN 69) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An air to air left side view of four Attack Squadron 66 (VA-66) A-7E Corsair II aircraft in formation above the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69)

An air to air left side view of four Attack Squadron 66 (VA-66) A-7E C...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

CVN06 VANE

CVN06 VANE

The original finding aid described this as: Capture Date: 1/25/1979 Photographer: DONALD HUEBLER Keywords: Larsen Scan Photographs Relating to Agency Activities, Facilities and Personnel

CVN06 VANE

CVN06 VANE

The original finding aid described this as: Capture Date: 1/25/1979 Photographer: DONALD HUEBLER Keywords: Larsen Scan Photographs Relating to Agency Activities, Facilities and Personnel

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 port bow view of ships in Carrier Battle Group Eight underway off th...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Butler Day Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

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 starboard bow view of ships in Carrier Battle Group Eight underway o...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Butler Day Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A port quarter view of a Soviet Krivak I class guided missile frigate observing Carrier Battle Group Eight off the coast of Lebanon. The ships are, left to right: the guided missile destroyer USS RICHARD E. BYRD (DDG 23), nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN 68), replenishment oiler USS KALAMAZOO (AOR 6) and the frigate USS W.S. SIMS (FF 1059)

A port quarter view of a Soviet Krivak I class guided missile frigate ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Butler Day Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

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

A port bow view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CV...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: Cwo4 W. M Welch Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

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 starboard view of US Navy ships of Carrier Battle Group Eight off th...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Butler Day Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

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 o...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Butler Day Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

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)

A starboard bow view of ships in Carrier Battle Group Eight underway o...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Butler Day Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A port bow view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN-68) underway with Carrier Battle Group Eight off the coast of Lebanon

A port bow view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CV...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: Cwo4 W. M. Welch Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

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)

A port bow view of ships in Carrier Battle Group Eight underway off th...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Butler Day Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An elevated starboard quarter view of the aircraft carrier USS INDEPENDENCE (CV-62), foreground, sailing by the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN-69). The EISENHOWER is on deployment and is being relieved by the INDEPENDENCE

An elevated starboard quarter view of the aircraft carrier USS INDEPEN...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: PHC C. Pedrick Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A port bow view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN-69), foreground, with a CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter at the stern, as she is relieved from deployment by the aircraft carrier USS INDEPENDENCE (CV-62)

A port bow view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: PHC C. Pedrick Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An aerial starboard view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN-68) underway with two A-7E Corsair II aircraft from Light Attack Squadron 82 (VA-82) in flight above the ship

An aerial starboard view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS N...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Inks Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An aerial stern view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier CARL VINSON (CVN 70) under construction at Newport News Shipbuilding

An aerial stern view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier CARL VINS...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Newport News State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Comb... more

A port bow view of the Mars class combat stores ship USS WHITE PLAINS (AFS-4) underway off the starboard side of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN-68)

A port bow view of the Mars class combat stores ship USS WHITE PLAINS ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Indian Ocean (IOC) Scene Camera Operator: PH1 David Maclean Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A starboard quarter view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN 68) underway

A starboard quarter view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS N...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Indian Ocean (IOC) Scene Camera Operator: PH1 David Maclean Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A starboard view of the island structure and amidships section of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN 68)

A starboard view of the island structure and amidships section of the ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Indian Ocean (IOC) Scene Camera Operator: PH1 David Maclean Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Officers in the hangar bay of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN-68) discuss final plans for Operation Evening Light, a rescue mission to Iran

Officers in the hangar bay of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: EVENING LIGHT Country: Indian Ocean (IOC) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Roy Drinkwater Release Status: Released to Public Combin... more

A right front view of an RH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter parked in the hangar bay of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN-68). The helicopter is being prepared to take part in Operation Evening Light, a rescue mission to Iran

A right front view of an RH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter parked in the h...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: EVENING LIGHT Country: Indian Ocean (IOC) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Roy Drinkwater Release Status: Released to Public Combin... more

A left side view of an RH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter parked on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN-68) prior to the start of Operation Evening Light, a rescue mission to Iran

A left side view of an RH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter parked on the fli...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: EVENING LIGHT Country: Indian Ocean (IOC) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Roy Drinkwater Release Status: Released to Public Combin... more

Crewmen in the hangar bay of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN-68) discuss last-minute maintenance needed on an RH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter prior to Operation Evening Light, a rescue mission to Iran

Crewmen in the hangar bay of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: EVENING LIGHT Country: Indian Ocean (IOC) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Roy Drinkwater Release Status: Released to Public Combin... more

CAPT John R. Batzler, commanding officer of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN-68), left, and COL Keating, U.S. Air Force, discuss final plans for Operation Evening Light, a rescue mission to Iran. They are standing in front of an RH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter parked in the hangar bay aboard the NIMITZ

CAPT John R. Batzler, commanding officer of the nuclear-powered aircra...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: EVENING LIGHT Country: Indian Ocean (IOC) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Roy Drinkwater Release Status: Released to Public Combin... more

Crewmen aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN-68) prepare two RH-53 Sea Stallion helicopters for participation in Operation Evening Light, a rescue mission to Iran

Crewmen aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN-68...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: EVENING LIGHT Country: Indian Ocean (IOC) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military... more

Tow tractors move two RH-53 Sea Stallion helicopters into position on the deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN-68) prior to the start of Operation Evening Light, a rescue mission to Iran

Tow tractors move two RH-53 Sea Stallion helicopters into position on ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: EVENING LIGHT Country: Indian Ocean (IOC) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 K.D. Homedale Release Status: Released to Public Combine... more

A view of RH-53 Sea Stallion helicopters parked on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN-68). The helicopters are being prepared for participation in Operation Evening Light, a rescue mission to Iran

A view of RH-53 Sea Stallion helicopters parked on the flight deck of ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: EVENING LIGHT Country: Indian Ocean (IOC) Scene Camera Operator: LCDR Mike Doubleday Release Status: Released to Public Combi... more

A tow tractor moves an RH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter into position on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN-68) prior to the start of Operation Evening Light, a rescue mission to Iran

A tow tractor moves an RH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter into position on ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: EVENING LIGHT Country: Indian Ocean (IOC) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military... more

Crewmen board an RH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN-68) prior to the start of Operation Evening Light, a rescue mission to Iran

Crewmen board an RH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter on the flight deck of t...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: EVENING LIGHT Country: Indian Ocean (IOC) Scene Camera Operator: LCDR Mike Doubleday, Usn Release Status: Released to Public ... more

A right side view of two F-14 Tomcat fighter aircraft parked on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN-68)

A right side view of two F-14 Tomcat fighter aircraft parked on the fl...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Indian Ocean (IOC) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Snyder Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Crewmen perform last-minute preflight maintenance on RH-53 Sea Stallion helicopters parked on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN-68). The helicopters are taking part in Operation Evening Light, a rescue mission to Iran

Crewmen perform last-minute preflight maintenance on RH-53 Sea Stallio...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: EVENING LIGHT Country: Indian Ocean (IOC) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military... more

Crewmen board an RH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN-68) prior to the start of Operation Evening Light, a rescue mission to Iran

Crewmen board an RH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter on the flight deck of t...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: EVENING LIGHT Country: Indian Ocean (IOC) Scene Camera Operator: LCDR Mike Doubleday Release Status: Released to Public Combi... more

A view of two RH-53 Sea Stallion helicopters parked on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN-68) prior to the start of Operation Evening Light, a rescue mission to Iran

A view of two RH-53 Sea Stallion helicopters parked on the flight deck...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: EVENING LIGHT Country: Indian Ocean (IOC) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military... more

A tow tractor moves an RH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter into position on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN-68) prior to the start of Operation Evening Light, a rescue mission to Iran

A tow tractor moves an RH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter into position on ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: EVENING LIGHT Country: Indian Ocean (IOC) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military... more

RH-53 Sea Stallion helicopters parked on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN-68) prior to the start of Operation Evening Light, a rescue mission to Iran

RH-53 Sea Stallion helicopters parked on the flight deck of the nuclea...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: EVENING LIGHT Country: Indian Ocean (IOC) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military... more

A right side view of three RH-53 Sea Stallion helicopters on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN-68) prior to the start of Operation Evening Light, a rescue mission to Iran

A right side view of three RH-53 Sea Stallion helicopters on the fligh...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: EVENING LIGHT Country: Indian Ocean (IOC) Scene Camera Operator: LCDR Mike Doubleday Release Status: Released to Public Combi... more

A right side view of six RH-53D Sea Stallion helicopters in flight, just after lifting off the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN-68). The helicopters are taking part in Operation Evening Light, a rescue mission to Iran

A right side view of six RH-53D Sea Stallion helicopters in flight, ju...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: EVENING LIGHT Country: Indian Ocean (IOC) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military... more

A left side view of six RH-35D Sea Stallion helicopters in flight. The helicopters, based aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN-68), are taking part in Operation Evening Light, a rescue mission to Iran

A left side view of six RH-35D Sea Stallion helicopters in flight. The...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: EVENING LIGHT Country: Indian Ocean (IOC) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military... more

Crewmen prepare to tow an RH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter, not visible, to the elevator for lifting to the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN-68) prior to the start of Operation Evening Light, a rescue mission to Iran

Crewmen prepare to tow an RH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter, not visible, ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: EVENING LIGHT Country: Indian Ocean (IOC) Scene Camera Operator: PHAN R.F. Sullvian Release Status: Released to Public Combin... more

Crewmen gather around an RH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN-68) prior to the start of Operation Evening Light, a rescue mission to Iran

Crewmen gather around an RH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter on the flight d...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: EVENING LIGHT Country: Indian Ocean (IOC) Scene Camera Operator: LCDR Mike Doubleday Release Status: Released to Public Combi... more

Operation Evening Light, a rescue mission to Iran, gets underway as an RH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter lifts off the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN-68). Other helicopters are lined up to be launched

Operation Evening Light, a rescue mission to Iran, gets underway as an...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: EVENING LIGHT Country: Indian Ocean (IOC) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military... more

A view of four parked RH-53 Sea Stallion helicopters in the hangar bay aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN-68). The helicopters are being prepared to take part in Operation Evening Light, a rescue mission to Iran

A view of four parked RH-53 Sea Stallion helicopters in the hangar bay...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: EVENING LIGHT Country: Indian Ocean (IOC) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military... more

A right side view of two RH-53 Sea Stallion helicopters in flight. The helicopters, based aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN-68), are taking part in Operation Evening Light, a rescue mission to Iran

A right side view of two RH-53 Sea Stallion helicopters in flight. The...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: EVENING LIGHT Country: Indian Ocean (IOC) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military... more

A starboard beam view of the island and forward deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN-68)

A starboard beam view of the island and forward deck of the nuclear-po...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Indian Ocean (IOC) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

RH-53 Sea Stallion helicopters line the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN-68) prior to the start of Operation Evening Light, a rescue mission to Iran

RH-53 Sea Stallion helicopters line the flight deck of the nuclear-pow...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: EVENING LIGHT Country: Indian Ocean (IOC) Scene Camera Operator: LCDR Mike Doubleday Release Status: Released to Public Combi... more

An interior view of the hangar bay aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN-68). The parked RH-53 Sea Stallion helicopters are being readied for Operation Evening Light, a rescue mission to Iran

An interior view of the hangar bay aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: EVENING LIGHT Country: Indian Ocean (IOC) Scene Camera Operator: PH1 K.D. Homedale Release Status: Released to Public Combine... more

Three RH-53 Sea Stallion helicopters are lined up on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN-68) in preparation for Operation Evening Light, a rescue mission to Iran

Three RH-53 Sea Stallion helicopters are lined up on the flight deck o...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: EVENING LIGHT Country: Indian Ocean (IOC) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military... more

Machinist's Mate 2nd Class (MM2) Harry Giles stands on the fantail of the nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser USS TEXAS (CGN-39) with the U.S. flag as a backdrop. The TEXAS, the nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser USS CALIFORNIA (DGN-36) and the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN-68) have just returned from deployment to the Indian Ocean

Machinist's Mate 2nd Class (MM2) Harry Giles stands on the fantail of ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Robert Hamilton Release Status: Released to Publ... more

A port beam view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN 68) silhouetted against the setting sun

A port beam view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (C...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A C-1A Trader aircraft takes off from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN 68). The C-1A is a carrier on-board delivery (COD) aircraft developed to carry high priority freight and passengers to and from carriers at sea

A C-1A Trader aircraft takes off from the flight deck of the aircraft ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A starboard beam view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN 68)

A starboard beam view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMI...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An air-to-air side view of an E-2C Hawkeye Airborne Early Warning (AEW) aircraft from Carrier AEW Squadron 124. The E-2C is assigned to the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN-68)

An air-to-air side view of an E-2C Hawkeye Airborne Early Warning (AEW...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A high angle bow view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN 68) underway. (Substandard image)

A high angle bow view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMI...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An air-to-air left side view of an E-2C Hawkeye aircraft from Airborne Early Warning Squadron 124 (VAW-124). The E-2C is assigned to the aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN 68)

An air-to-air left side view of an E-2C Hawkeye aircraft from Airborne...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An air-to-air left side view of an A-7E Corsair II aircraft from Light Attack Squadron 82 (VA-82). The squadron is assigned to the aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN 68)

An air-to-air left side view of an A-7E Corsair II aircraft from Light...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A starboard bow view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN-68) executing a turn

A starboard bow view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMIT...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A port quarter view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN 68)

A port quarter view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A nighttime aerial view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN 68) anchored just offshore

A nighttime aerial view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NI...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A port bow view of the replenishment oiler USS MILWAUKEE (AOR 2) performing underway refueling of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN 68) on its port side and the combat store ship USS CONCORD (AFS 5) on its starboard side

A port bow view of the replenishment oiler USS MILWAUKEE (AOR 2) perfo...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A starboard quarter view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN 68)

A starboard quarter view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS N...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A bow view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN 68). A helicopter hovers over the forward flight deck

A bow view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN 68)...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A port beam view of ships from Task Group 401.1 underway during joint Canadian and US Naval Exercise TEAMWORK 80. From left to right, they are: HMCS ATHABASKAN (DDH 282), HMCS OTTAWA (DDH 229), USS NIMITZ (CVN 68) HMCS ASSINIBOINE (DDH 234), USS TEXAS (CGN 39), USS CARON (DD 970) and HMCS PROTECTEUR (AOR 509)

A port beam view of ships from Task Group 401.1 underway during joint ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: TEAMWORK 80 Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digi... more

An air-to-air left side view of an A-7E Corsair II aircraft from Light Attack Squadron 82 (VA-82). The squadron is assigned to the aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN 68)

An air-to-air left side view of an A-7E Corsair II aircraft from Light...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A bow view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN-68) underway

A bow view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN-68)...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Flight deck crewmen prepare an A-6 Intruder aircraft for flight aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN-69)

Flight deck crewmen prepare an A-6 Intruder aircraft for flight aboard...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Indian Ocean (IOC) Scene Camera Operator: Ph1 David Maclean Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An A-6 Intruder aircraft prepares for launch aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN-69)

An A-6 Intruder aircraft prepares for launch aboard the nuclear-powere...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Indian Ocean (IOC) Scene Camera Operator: Ph1 David Maclean Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A left front view of an A-7 Corsair II aircraft preparing to launch from the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN-69). A CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter is parked to the left

A left front view of an A-7 Corsair II aircraft preparing to launch fr...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Indian Ocean (IOC) Scene Camera Operator: Ph1 David Maclean Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An A-6 Intruder aircraft prepares for launch aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN-69)

An A-6 Intruder aircraft prepares for launch aboard the nuclear-powere...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Indian Ocean (IOC) Scene Camera Operator: Ph1 David Maclean Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A portrait of a squadron plane inspector participating in aircraft launch and recovery operations aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN-69)

A portrait of a squadron plane inspector participating in aircraft lau...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS Dwight D Eisenhower (CVN 69) Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Dave Maclean Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Phot... more

Plane directors signal instructions to the pilot of an A-7E Corsair II aircraft during launch and recovery operations aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN-69)

Plane directors signal instructions to the pilot of an A-7E Corsair II...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS Dwight D Eisenhower (CVN 69) Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Dave Maclean Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Phot... more

An A-6E Intruder aircraft rests on the flight deck after an arrested landing aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN-69). The A-6E is assigned to Medium Attack Squadron 65 (VA-65). Eighth view in a series of eight

An A-6E Intruder aircraft rests on the flight deck after an arrested l...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS Dwight D Eisenhower (CVN 69) Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Dave Maclean Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Phot... more