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USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) underway

USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) underway

The Pacific Ocean (Jul. 30, 2001) The Nimitz Class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) transits the Pacific Ocean on a scheduled six-month deployment to the Western Pacific and Arabian Gulf regions. U.S.... more

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

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

At sea in the Arabian Gulf (Sep. 16, 2001) The U.S. Navy aircraft carriers USS Enterprise (CVN 65) (upper) and USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) (lower) meet briefly in the waters of the Arabian Gulf region. Both ships ... more

USS Carl Vinson Battle Group

USS Carl Vinson Battle Group

Southwest Asia (Sep. 24, 2001) A Chief Aviation Warfare Systems Operator scans the horizon above USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) from behind his GAU-16 50 caliber machine gun aboard an SH-60H "Seahawk" helicopter. Th... more

Preparing weapons for war

Preparing weapons for war

Aboard USS Carl Vinson (Oct. 07, 2001) Aviation Ordnancemen move a 1,000-pound bomb onto the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). The bombs will be used during strikes against al Q... more

F-14 Launch

F-14 Launch

Aboard USS Carl Vinson (Oct. 10, 2001) A U.S. Navy F-14D "Tomcat" from the "Black Lions" of Fighter Squadron Two One Three (VF-213) streaks by as it launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Car... more

Flight Deck Personnel

Flight Deck Personnel

Aboard USS Carl Vinson (Oct. 10, 2001) As steam from the catapult rises around them, U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to the catapult crew aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) ready the launch area fo... more

F/A-18 Returns from a mission over Afghanistan

F/A-18 Returns from a mission over Afghanistan

Aboard USS Carl Vinson (Oct. 10, 2001) A U.S. Navy F/A-18C "Hornet" descends to the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). The Carl Vinson is operating in the Arabian Sea in support of o... more

Flight Operations at night

Flight Operations at night

Aboard USS Carl Vinson (Oct. 11, 2001) The flight deck of USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) teems with aircraft, ordnance and flight deck Sailors late into the night as the aircraft carrier conducts flight operations. )... more

Flight Deck Shooter

Flight Deck Shooter

Aboard USS Carl Vinson (Oct. 11, 2001) An Aviation Boatswain's Mate "Shooter" and a "Trainee" launch an S-3 "Viking" from the "Dragonfires" of Sea Control Squadron Two Nine (VS-29) from the flight deck aboard U... more

Operation Enduring Freedom

Operation Enduring Freedom

At sea in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (Oct. 12, 2001) USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and the fast combat support ship USS Sacramento (AOE 1) steam side-by-side during a routine replenishment at sea (RAS). ... more

Communication At Sea

Communication At Sea

At sea aboard USS Carl Vinson (Oct. 24, 2001) A USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) Signalman communicates with contemporaries on board the guided missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59) using a signal lamp. Carl Vinson is ... more

Surgery team aboard USS Carl Vinson

Surgery team aboard USS Carl Vinson

At sea aboard USS Carl Vinson (Oct. 31, 2001) Medical personnel perform corrective hernia surgery aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Taking care of Sailors at sea is one of the primary duties for Navy Doctors an... more

Weapons Ready for Launch

Weapons Ready for Launch

In the skies over Afghanistan (Oct. 31, 2001) Two 500-pound Laser Guided Bomb Units (GBU-12) (left) and an AIM-9 Sidewinder short-range air-to-air missile are visible on the wing of an F/A-18 Hornet from the "M... more

Navy Train as they Fight

Navy Train as they Fight

In the skies over Afghanistan (Oct. 31, 2001) An F/A-18 Hornet from the "Mighty Shrikes" of Strike Fighter Squadron Nine Four (VFA-94) fires flares during a training mission. Flares are part of the aircrafts d... more

F/A-18 fires flares.

F/A-18 fires flares.

Southwest Asia (Oct. 31, 2001) An F/A-18C "Hornet" from the "Shrikes" of Strike Fighter Squadron Ninety Four (VFA-94) fires off flares during a training mission. VFA-94 is assigned to Carrier Airwing Eleven a... more

Hornets Nest Aboard Ship

Hornets Nest Aboard Ship

At sea aboard USS Carl Vinson (Nov. 01, 2001) A plane captain from the "Warhawks" of Strike Fighter Squadron Nine Seven (VFA-97) washes the canopy of a F/A-18 "Hornet" on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier... more

A New Kind of Mail

A New Kind of Mail

At sea aboard USS Carl Vinson (Nov. 03, 2001) U.S. Navy Postal Clerk 3rd Class Eric Gomez wears protective mask and gloves when handling mail on board USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Activities on U.S. Navy ships of... 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

Actor David Keith assists Ordies w/ordnance (OEF)

Actor David Keith assists Ordies w/ordnance (OEF)

At sea aboard USS Carl Vinson (Nov. 24, 2001) David Keith, star of "Behind Enemy Lines," joins Aviation Ordnancemen from Strike Fighter Squadron Two Two (VFA-22) and uploads ordnance to an F/A-18C "Hornet" on ... more

Actor David Keith assists Ordies w/ordnance (OEF)

Actor David Keith assists Ordies w/ordnance (OEF)

At sea aboard USS Carl Vinson (Nov. 24, 2001) David Keith, star of "Behind Enemy Lines," joins Aviation Ordnancemen from Strike Fighter Squadron Two Two (VFA-22) and uploads ordnance to an F/A-18C "Hornet" on ... more

USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70)

USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70)

Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (Jan. 08, 2002) USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) renders honors as she passes by the Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The Carl Vinson and her battle group are stopping in Hawaii for a port... more

USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70)

USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70)

Naval Station North Island, Coronado, CA (Jan. 19, 2002) USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) moors at Naval Air Station North Island's carrier pier after returning from a six-month deployment in support of operation Endur... more

U.S. National ensign aboard USS Carl Vinson

U.S. National ensign aboard USS Carl Vinson

Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, WA, (Jan. 23, 2002) The U.S. national ensign is displayed aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) as the aircraft carrier returns home after a scheduled six-month deployment. Vi... more

USS Vinson (CVN 70) Returns Home

USS Vinson (CVN 70) Returns Home

Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, WA (Jan. 23, 2002) USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) returns home after completing a six month deployment. As the first carrier on station in the North Arabian Sea in support of Op... more

Shipyard catapult system overhaul

Shipyard catapult system overhaul

Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, WA (Apr. 11, 2002) Civilian shipyard workers clean out the bottom of a steam driven catapult system on the flight deck of USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), in preparation for extensive renov... more

Shipyard catapult overhaul aboard CVN 70

Shipyard catapult overhaul aboard CVN 70

Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, WA (Apr. 18, 2002) A civilian shipyard worker finishes sealing a hatch along one of four steam driven catapult systems aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson and her crew are c... more

Painting and preservation aboard CVN 70

Painting and preservation aboard CVN 70

Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, WA (Apr. 18, 2002) Airman Beverly Wong from Wichita, KS, prepares a bulkhead for a painting and preservation team. Sailors make up many of the temporarily assigned renovation teams,... more

Aircraft carrier screw removed for overhaul

Aircraft carrier screw removed for overhaul

Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, WA (Apr. 19, 2002) Shipyard worker Terry Smith directs the crane operator to position one of four 64,000 pound screws from USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) onto support blocks, pier side. Ca... more

Aircraft carrier screw removed for overhaul

Aircraft carrier screw removed for overhaul

Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, WA (Apr. 19, 2002) Sonar Technician (Surface) 2nd Class Chad Wascom from New Orleans, LA, feeds an air line to divers in the water who are attaching lines from a crane to one of the ... more

USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70)

USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70)

Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, WA (May. 07, 2002) A Sailor aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) uses a needle gun to strip paint off one of the ships four elevators during one of many renovation projects abo... more

USS Vinson - in the yards

USS Vinson - in the yards

Puget Sound Naval Shipyard Bremerton, WA (May. 20, 2002) Shipyard worker Mike Prescall from Newport News, VA, welds the base of the new Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) system used for shipboard firefi... more

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

Revamping the JP-5 fuel-overflow system on the aircraft carrier USS Ca...

Bremerton, WA (Jun. 08, 2002) Wayne Weight, a shipyard worker from Paulsbo, WA, works on revamping the JP-5 fuel-overflow system on the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson is eliminating 34 ... more

USS Vinson - non-skid replacement

USS Vinson - non-skid replacement

Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, WA (Jul. 15, 2002) The flight deck of USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) resembles a patchwork quilt as sections of the non-skid are replaced. During Operation Enduring Freedom Carl Vinson's ... more

Civilian shipyard workers aboard CVN 70.

Civilian shipyard workers aboard CVN 70.

Naval Station Bremerton, WA (Jul. 22, 2002) Shipyard workers prepare scaffolding before making final repairs to windows and wiper systems on the bridge and pri-fly island super structure aboard the aircraft car... more

Refitting the port anchor

Refitting the port anchor

Naval Station Bremerton, Wash. (Oct. 16, 2002) Sparks fly as a welder removes a cracked crown pin from a 30-ton Navy standard stockless anchor. The port side anchor belonging to the nuclear powered aircraft ca... more

Early morning fog sets across the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson

Early morning fog sets across the flight deck of the aircraft carrier ...

Naval Station Bremerton, Wash. (Oct. 24, 2002) Early morning fog sets across the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) before her scheduled underway period later in the morning. The crew... more

Early morning fog sets across the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson

Early morning fog sets across the flight deck of the aircraft carrier ...

Naval Station Bremerton, Wash. (Oct. 24, 2002) Early morning fog sets across the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) before her scheduled underway period later in the morning. The crew... more

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

Operations Specialist 2nd Class Wilson, of Dallas, Texas, uses an Arma...

Pacific Ocean (Nov. 04, 2002) Operations Specialist 2nd Class Wilson, of Dallas, Texas, uses an Armament Systems and Procedures (ASP) baton during ASP training drills in the mezzanine in the ships hangar bay ab... more

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

The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) departs San Diego Harbor...

San Diego, Calif. (Nov. 07, 2002) The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) departs San Diego Harbor for the return trip to her homeport of Bremerton, Washington. Carl Vinson and her newly assigned Carrier... more

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

Sailors render honors to the Arizona Memorial as the aircraft carrier ...

Naval Station Pearl Harbor (Jan. 31, 2003) Sailors render honors to the Arizona Memorial as the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) passes by to moor at Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The Vinson Bat... more

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

USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) pulls past the Arizona Memorial and the battl...

Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (Jan. 31, 2003) USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) pulls past the Arizona Memorial and the battleship USS Missouri (BB 63) as she enters Pearl Harbor. The Vinson Battle Group is pullin... more

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

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

Pacific Ocean (Feb. 07, 2003) An Air Department shooter signals the launch of an E-2C Hawkeye assigned to the "Golden Hawks" of Airborne Early Warning Squadron One One Two (VAW-112) aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN... more

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

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

Pacific Ocean (Feb. 08, 2003) A flight deck aircraft director stands behind a new director in training while launching an F/A-18 Hornet assigned to the "Fighting Redcocks" of Strike Fighter Squadron Twenty Two ... more

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

A CH-46D Sea Knight assigned to the Gunbearers of Helicopter Combat Su...

Pacific Ocean (Feb. 10, 2003) A CH-46D Sea Knight assigned to the "Gunbearers" of Helicopter Combat Support Squadron One One (HC-11) transfers goods from the flight deck of the fast combat support ship USS Sacr... more

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

CH-46D Sea Knights rotate positions during a vertical replenishment (V...

Pacific Ocean (Feb. 10, 2003) CH-46D Sea Knights rotate positions during a vertical replenishment (VERTREP) while the guided missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) pulls alongside the fast combat support ship US... more

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

The guided missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) pulls alongside the f...

Pacific Ocean (Feb. 10, 2003) The guided missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) pulls alongside the fast combat support ship USS Sacramento (AOE 1) during an underway replenishment (UNREP) and vertical replenish... more

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

The fast combat support ship USS Sacramento (AOE 1) transfers fuel and...

Pacific Ocean (Feb. 10, 2003) The fast combat support ship USS Sacramento (AOE 1) transfers fuel and stores with USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and the guided missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82). Theses ships are p... more

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

The guided missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) speeds away from the ...

Pacific Ocean (Feb. 10, 2003) The guided missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) speeds away from the fast combat support ship USS Sacramento (AOE 1) after completing an underway replenishment (UNREP). The ships ... more

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

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

Pacific Ocean (Feb. 10, 2003) The fast combat support ship USS Sacramento (AOE 1) readies five replenishment stations, one fueling station and a flight deck full of cargo in preparation for conducting an underw... more

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

USS Carl Vinson Battle Group conducts a replenishment at sea (RAS) in ...

Western Pacific Ocean (Feb. 10, 2003) USS Carl Vinson Battle Group conducts a replenishment at sea (RAS) in the Western Pacific Ocean. The guided missile frigate USS Ingraham (FFG 61) takes on fuel from the sta... more

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

Crash and Salvage crew members standby on the bow of USS Carl Vinson (...

Pacific Ocean (Feb. 15, 2003) Crash and Salvage crew members standby on the bow of USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) in case of an emergency, as an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the "Blue Diamonds" of Strike Fighter Squadr... more

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

The Landing Signal Enlisted (LSE) signals the pilot of an SH-60B Seaha...

Pacific Ocean (Feb. 16, 2003) The Landing Signal Enlisted (LSE) signals the pilot of an SH-60B Seahawk assigned to the "Eight Ballers" of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Eight (HS-8) to come forward, as two ... more

 Aviation Ordnancemen aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) load equipment into two waiting HH-60H Seahawks assigned to the

Aviation Ordnancemen aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) load equipment i...

Pacific Ocean (Feb. 16, 2003) Aviation Ordnancemen aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) load equipment into two waiting HH-60H Seahawks assigned to the "Eight Ballers" of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Eight (HS... more

 Landing Signal Officers (LSO) watch as an F/A-18C Hornet successfully recovers on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson

Landing Signal Officers (LSO) watch as an F/A-18C Hornet successfully...

Pacific Ocean (Feb. 16, 2003) Landing Signal Officers (LSO) watch as an F/A-18C Hornet successfully recovers on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson is currently conduc... more

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

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

Pacific Ocean (Feb. 19, 2003) An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the "Yellow Jackets" of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Eight (VAQ-138) performs a fly-by during flight operations conducted aboard the aircraft c... more

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

A Pre-Aimed Calibration (PAC) fire is conducted on a Close-In Weapons ...

Pacific Ocean (Feb. 20, 2003) A Pre-Aimed Calibration (PAC) fire is conducted on a Close-In Weapons System (CIWS) to check the gun bore alignment aboard the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Carl Vision (CVN... more

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

Fire Controlmen perform a maintenance inspection on a Close-In Weapons...

Pacific Ocean (Feb. 20, 2003) Left to right, Fire Controlman 2nd Class Eric Boyer of Reno, Nev., Fire Controlman 3rd Class Craig Bowen, of Washougal, Wash., and Fire Controlman 3rd Class Heather St. Clair, of C... more

Facing high winds and heavy seas, Sailors aboard the fast combat support ship USS Sacramento (AOE 1) rig a fuel probe over to the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70),

Facing high winds and heavy seas, Sailors aboard the fast combat suppo...

The Pacific Ocean (Feb. 22, 2003) Facing high winds and heavy seas, Sailors aboard the fast combat support ship USS Sacramento (AOE 1) rig a fuel probe over to the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), dur... more

USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) prepares to moor at Kilo Wharf in Apra Harbor, Guam

USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) prepares to moor at Kilo Wharf in Apra Harbor...

Santa Rita, Guam (Feb. 25, 2003) The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) prepares to moor at Kilo Wharf in Apra Harbor, Guam during its first ever visit there. Carl Vinson is on deployment in the Western... more

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

Sailors aboard the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (C...

Santa Rita, Guam (Feb. 25, 2003) Sailors aboard the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) raise the national ensign as the ship ties-up to Kilo Wharf in Apra Harbor during the first ever por... 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

The nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) enters Apra Harbor during the first port call to Guam in the ship's history.

The nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) enters A...

Santa Rita, Guam (Feb. 25, 2003) The nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) enters Apra Harbor during the first port call to Guam in the ship's history. Carl Vinson is on a regularly schedule... more

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

The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) enters Apra Harbor durin...

Santa Rita, Guam (Feb. 25, 2003) The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) enters Apra Harbor during its first ever port call to Guam. The Vinson is on a routine Western Pacific Deployment. U.S. Navy phot... more

USS Carl Vinson CVN 70 departs Apra Harbor, Guam.

USS Carl Vinson CVN 70 departs Apra Harbor, Guam.

Santa Rita, Guam (Mar. 01, 2003) The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) pulls out of Apra Harbor following its first ever port call to the island. Carl Vinson and her embarked Carrier Air Wing Nine (CVW-... more

Flight deck operations aboard USS Carl Vinson CVN 70

Flight deck operations aboard USS Carl Vinson CVN 70

Pacific Ocean (Mar. 02, 2003) The center deck hatch operator signals that the catapult pressure is at the prescribed capacity for launching an F/A-18C Hornet from the flight deck aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70)... more

F/A-18 Hornet launches from USS Carl Vinson CVN 70

F/A-18 Hornet launches from USS Carl Vinson CVN 70

Pacific Ocean (Mar. 02, 2003) A flight deck Shooter and an aircraft final checker prepare for another aircraft for launch, immediately following the catapult launch of an F/A-18C Hornet strike fighter from one ... more

Preparing for launch

Preparing for launch

Pacific Ocean (Mar. 02, 2003) A Plane Captain prepares an HH-60H Sea Hawk assigned to the "Eight Ballers" of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Eight (HS-8) for the next launch cycle on the flight deck of the ... more

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

Aircrew Survival Equiptmentman 1st Class Scott Mitchell from Merkel, T...

Pacific Ocean (Mar. 02, 2003) Aircrew Survival Equiptmentman 1st Class Scott Mitchell from Merkel, TX performs a preflight check of a pilot's flight gear. As a parachute rigger for the "Yellow Jackets" of Elect... more

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

Aviation Electrician's Mate 3rd Class Forrest Fulker from Carbondale, ...

Pacific Ocean (Mar. 02, 2003) Aviation Electrician's Mate 3rd Class Forrest Fulker from Carbondale, Colo., repairs an engine block brushing for an E-2C Hawkeye aircraft from the "Golden Hawks" of Airborne Early... more

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

The fast combat support ship USS Sacramento (AOE 1) sends cargo over r...

The Philippine Sea (Mar. 08, 2003) The fast combat support ship USS Sacramento (AOE 1) sends cargo over rigging lines while conducting an Underway Replenishment (UNREP) with the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson... more

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

The Flight Deck Director guides an F/A-18C Hornet into position on one...

Pacific Ocean (Mar. 11, 2003) The Flight Deck Director guides an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the "Argonauts" of Strike Fighter Squadron One Four Seven (VFA-147) into position on one of four steam driven catapult... more

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

An aircraft weight board operator aboard USS Carl Vision (CVN 70) rela...

Western Pacific Ocean (Mar. 11, 2003) An aircraft weight board operator aboard USS Carl Vision (CVN 70) relays the approximate weight of an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the "Argonauts" of Strike Fighter Squadron ... more

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

Aviation Ordnancemen disarm a Carrier Air Launched Training Missile (C...

Pacific Ocean (Mar. 11, 2003) Aviation Ordnancemen disarm a Carrier Air Launched Training Missile (CATM) on an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the "Fighting Redcocks" of Strike Fighter Squadron Twenty-Two (VFA-22) a... more

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

A CH-46D Sea Knight assigned to the Gunbearers of Helicopter Combat Su...

Western Pacific Ocean (Mar. 12, 2003) A CH-46D Sea Knight assigned to the Gunbearers of Helicopter Combat Support Squadron One One (HC-11), Detachment 8, transfers food stores to the deck of the guided missile ... more

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

An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Blue Diamonds of Strike Fighter Squa...

Western Pacific Ocean (Mar. 12, 2003) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the "Blue Diamonds" of Strike Fighter Squadron One Four Six (VFA-146) launches from the flight deck of the nuclear powered aircraft carrier US... more

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

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

Western Pacific Ocean (Mar. 12, 2003) Sailors stow a fuel hose after refueling a CH-46D Sea Knight assigned to the Gunbearers of Helicopter Combat Support Squadron One One (HC 11), Detachment 8 aboard the fast ... more

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

Seaman Edison Muniz Mercado, of Puerto Rico, stands by to assist movin...

Western Pacific Ocean (Mar. 12, 2003) Seaman Edison Muniz Mercado, of Puerto Rico, stands by to assist moving cargo during a Vertical Replenishment (VERTREP) by a CH-46D Sea Knight assigned to Helicopter Combat... more

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

The fast combat support ship USS Sacramento (AOE 1) sends refueling ho...

Western Pacific Ocean (Mar. 12, 2003) The fast combat support ship USS Sacramento (AOE 1) sends refueling hoses across to the guided missile cruiser USS Vincennes (CG 49) during an Underway Replenishment (UNREP... more

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

An F/A-18C Hornet launches from one of four steam driven catapults on ...

Pacific Ocean (Mar. 12, 2003) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the "Blue Diamonds" of Strike Fighter Squadron One Four Six (VFA-146) launches from one of four steam driven catapults on the flight deck of the aircr... more

A CH-46D Sea Knight assigned to the

A CH-46D Sea Knight assigned to the

Sea of Japan (Mar. 13, 2003) A CH-46D Sea Knight assigned to the "Gunbearers" of Helicopter Combat Support Squadron Eleven (HC-11) transfers another load of cargo from the deck of the fast combat support ship U... more

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

The crew from the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) departs fo...

Pusan, Korea (Mar. 14, 2003) The crew from the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) departs for liberty in the city of Pusan, Republic of Korea. The aircraft carrier arrived here for a port visit in conju... more

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

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

Sea of Japan (Mar. 18, 2003) In preparation for an underway replenishment (UNREP), the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) comes alongside the fast combat support ship USS Sacramento (AOE 1). The guided ... more

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Sea of Japan (Mar. 18, 2003) A "Shooter" guides an F/A-18C Hornet from the "Fighting Redcocks" of Strike Fighter Squadron Two Two (VFA-22) onto one of four steam driven catapults on the flight deck of the USS C... more

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

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

Sea of Japan (Mar. 18, 2003) A 'Shooter' gives the signal to launch an F/A-18C Hornet from the "Blue Diamonds" of Strike Fighter Squadron One Four Six (VFA-146) from one of four steam driven catapults on the fl... more

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

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

Sea of Japan (Mar. 20, 2003) A flight deck shooter kneels down as an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the "Argonauts" of Strike Fighter Squadron One Four Seven (VFA-147) launches from one of four steam driven catapul... more

An Aviation Boatswain's Mate directs an F/A-18C Hornet onto waist catapult three in preparation for launch during flight operations aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).

An Aviation Boatswain's Mate directs an F/A-18C Hornet onto waist cata...

Sea of Japan (Mar. 20, 2003) An Aviation Boatswain's Mate directs an F/A-18C Hornet onto waist catapult three in preparation for launch during flight operations aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson is ... more

An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the

An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the

Sea of Japan (Mar. 20, 2003) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the "Argonauts" of Strike Fighter Squadron One Four Seven (VFA-147) launches from one of four steam driven catapults during flight operations aboard US... more

Two Airman secure a S-3B Viking from the

Two Airman secure a S-3B Viking from the

Sea of Japan (Mar. 21, 2003) Two Airman secure a S-3B Viking from the "Screwbirds" of Sea Control Squadron Thirty-Three (VS-33) to the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). The Carl... more

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

An Airman carries an engine cover for an S-3B Viking required for main...

Sea of Japan (Mar. 21, 2003) An Airman carries an engine cover for an S-3B Viking required for maintenance engine turns on the flight deck of the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). The cover protects the engine from da... more

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

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

Sea of Japan (Mar. 23, 2003) Ordnancemen watch an F/A-18C Hornet attached to the "Argonauts" of Strike Fighter Squadron One Forty-Seven (VFA-147) launch from waist catapult three aboard the aircraft carrier USS... more

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

A maintenance crew attached tp the 'Argonauts' of Strike Fighter Squad...

Sea of Japan (Mar. 23, 2003) A maintenance crew attached tp the "Argonauts" of Strike Fighter Squadron One Forty Seven (VFA-147) conducts instrument tests on an F/A-18C Hornet aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ca... more

Lt. Cmdr. Lisa Ketterman, a

Lt. Cmdr. Lisa Ketterman, a

Sea of Japan (Mar. 23, 2003) Lt. Cmdr. Lisa Ketterman, a "Shooter" on the flight deck aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) gives the signal to launch an S-3B Viking from the flight deck. Shooters come from differen... more

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

A Plane Captain cleans the canopy of an F/A-18C Hornet after its ret...

Sea of Japan (Mar. 25, 2003) A Plane Captain assigned to the "Argonauts" of Strike Fighter Squadron One Four Seven (VFA-147) cleans the canopy of an F/A-18C Hornet after its return from flight operations aboard... more

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

An F/A-18C Hornet launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carri...

Sea of Japan (Mar. 25, 2003) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the "Argonauts" of Strike Fighter Squadron One Four Seven (VFA-147) launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) duri... more

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

Shooter signals to the pilot of an E-2C Hawkeye assigned to the Golden...

Sea of Japan (Mar. 26, 2003) A "Shooter" signals to the pilot of an E-2C Hawkeye assigned to the "Golden Hawks" of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron One One Two (VAW-112) to prepare for launch from one of... more

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

Operations Specialist 2nd Class Debbie Johnson from Tulsa, Okla., reco...

Sea of Japan (Mar. 26, 2003) Operations Specialist 2nd Class Debbie Johnson from Tulsa, Okla., records aircraft launches and recoveries during flight operations on the air events board in the ships Combat Direc... more

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

An F/A-18C Hornet launches from the flight deck of USS Carl Vinson (...

Sea of Japan (Mar. 26, 2003) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the "Argonauts" of Strike Fighter Squadron One Four Seven (VFA-147) launches from the flight deck of USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) as another F/A-18C Hornet... more

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

Shooter give the signal to launch an E-2C Hawkeye to prepare for launc...

Sea of Japan (Mar. 26, 2003) A "Shooter" give the signal to launch an E-2C Hawkeye assigned to the "Golden Hawks" of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron One One Two (VAW-112) to prepare for launch from one ... more

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

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

East China Sea (Mar. 28, 2003) A working party moves the cargo from the hangar bay to the below deck storage spaces aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) during an underway replenishment (UNREP) with the fast combat ... more

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

The guided missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) underway in the rough ...

East China Sea (Mar. 28, 2003) The guided missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) underway in the rough seas of the East China Sea. Antietam is part of the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) Battle Group. Antietam and Car... more