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    The pilots of an EA-6B Prowler, attached to the "Rooks" of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 137, are given the signal to launch off the flight deck of nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1 are underway on a scheduled deployment.



    A Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey makes its final approach and lands aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Nassau (LHA 4). The Nassau Strike Group is en route to the Navy's 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility in support of maritime security operations.




    F-18 and the "Shooter"

    Lt. Stephen Weeks, a "Shooter" on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), gives the signal for an F/A-18E Super Hornet to launch off ship.




    An F-14 “Tomcat” from the "Checkmates" of Fighter Squadron Two One One (VF-211) launches off of the flight deck. Stennis and her embarked Carrier Air Wing Nine (CVW-9) are conducting missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.




    A T-45 Goshawk training aircraft lands on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Roosevelt is conducting carrier qualifications off the Virginia coast.



    An Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) prepares a T-45 Goshawk training aircraft for launch from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Roosevelt is conducting carrier qualifications off the Virginia coast.



    Three F/A-18 Hornets fly in formation over the Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Truman and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3 are on a scheduled deployment supporting Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom and maritime security operations.





    The sun sets over aircraft on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Truman and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3 are on a scheduled deployment supporting maritime security operations.




    An F/A-18F Super Hornet with the "Jolly Rogers" of Strike Fighter Squadron 103 is chained to the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower



    The USS Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group sails in formation as aircraft attached to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3 conduct a flyover during a photo exercise. Truman and embarked (CVW) 3 are underway on a scheduled deployment in support of maritime security operations.




    Two AV-8B Harriers, attached to the Air Combat Element of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), prepare for flight operations aboard amphibious assault ship USS Nassau (LHA 4). The 24th MEU is participating in Nassau Strike Group's Composite Unit Training Exercise (COMPTUEX). COMPTUEX provides a realistic training environment to ensure the strike group is capable and ready for deployment.




    Nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) participates in a strait transit exercise with Carrier Strike Group 9. CSG 9 is off the coast of southern California participating in Composite Training Unit Exercise.
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    thanks for the pix popeye! i got a new wallpaper.

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    whats goin on here? looks like a party.

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    thanks for the pix popeye! great idea, great thread!!!!

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    That picture of the Lexington is pretty neat...

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    nice thread...anyone got Japanese WW2 carrier?

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    Some personal pics:
    USS John F Kennedy (CV-67), and CVW-3. North Atlantic, 1986.

    Island:



    View forward, from vultures row. Our Intruders, along with a couple from our Navy sister-squadron, VA-75 "Sunday Punchers":



    Sea King, HS-7 "Dusty Dogs":


    Tomcats, VF-14 "Tophatters":


    My fellow BB Stackers, in front of a VA-75 Intruder:


    E-2C (VAW-126), EA-6B (VAQ-140), and a couple more intruders:


    Not strictly of the carrier, per se, but still neat to watch:
    UNREP, with USS Waccamaw, and Destroyer, USS O' Bannon:



    Whole mess o' Tomcats(and one A-7), with an unknown frigate coming alongside:

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    Awesome pics guys ! Here's my little contribution, from the days when my Navy actually had a carrier before those genius politicians thought they knew better. HMAS Melbourne (II) (more info here : http://www.navy.gov.au/spc/history/s...elbourne2.html) From one of the world's most professional Navies.







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    CV 62 USS Independence





















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    Here is the snopes.com article on the photo above.

    http://www.snopes.com/photos/military/carrier.asp

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    Awesome pics tnx .

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    Partial Panel..Great PIX of my favorite ship the JFK!



    This PIX is from October '72 because we were in the shipyard in November '72.
    Official US Navy Photograph #CVA-67-A5305-11-72 of USS John F. Kennedy (CVA-67,) underway with Carrier Air Wing 1 (CVW-1.) Photographed by the CVA-67 Photo Lab. Photo is dated November 1972 — that month, the ship conducted a fast cruise, then shifted to Portsmouth to begin eight weeks of restricted availability at Norfolk Naval Shipyard.


    Excellent b&w image of Midway, as she appeared near the end of her career (1980+). Note the 2 aircraft lifts added to her starboard side, forward and abaft the island. In this PIX Midway is pulling into Naval Station Subic Bay, Republic of the Philippines.


    ... Ranger made Seven deployments during the Vietnam War.
    USS Ranger (CVA-61) launches a bomb-laden A-7A "Corsair II" attack aircraft from one of her waist catapults, during operations in the Gulf of Tonkin in January 1968. Photographed by PH1 Donald F. Grantham.
    Official U.S. Navy Photograph (# USN 1130916).


    USS Forrestal (CVA-59) catapults a FJ-3 Fury jet fighter from a midships catapult, during shakedown operations, 12 March 1956. Another FJ-3, of Fighter Squadron 21 (VF-21) and a F2H-3 Banshee are being readied for launching from the bow catapults. Photographed by N.W. Bitzer.
    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives (photo # 80-G-687790).


    USS Forrestal (CVA-59) awaiting her turn to refuel, while operating in the Mediterranean Sea during the Jordanian crisis, 29 April 1957. USS [*******#0000ff]Caloosahatchee[/COLOR] (AO-98) is ahead, with USS [*******#0000ff]Lake Champlain[/COLOR] (CVA-39) and USS [*******#0000ff]Salem[/COLOR] (CA-139) alongside. Note Forrestal's eclectic air group, with F3H-2N, FJ-3M, F9F-8B, F2H-2P, A3D-1, AD-6, and S2F aircraft visible on her flight deck.
    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives (photo # 80-G-K-22688).


    USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) steams past USS [*******#810081]Ranger[/COLOR] (CVA-61) in the South China Sea, 24 March 1965, during the early days of the air campaign against North Vietnam.
    Aircraft in the foreground is a North American RA-5C Vigilante reconaissance plane (BuNo 149313) assigned to RVAH-5 "Savage Sons." Planes parked beyond it include McDonnell F-4B Phantom II fighters and Douglas A-1 Skyraider attack aircraft. Photographed by JOC R.D. Moeser, USN.
    Official U.S. Navy Photograph (# USN 1110187-C).


    Taken at Trinidad, B.W.I., sometime between November 26 and December 16, 1944, during her shakedown cruise. At this time Shangri-La was camouflaged in Ms.33, Design 10A; she was repainted in Ms. 21 in February 1945, in the Pearl Harbor Navy Yard. (Thanks to Bob Ketenheim, Historian, USS Shangri-La Association, who provided additional info).

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    ARABIAN SEA (Feb. 12, 2008) An AV-8B Harrier from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron Reinforced [HMM (REIN)] 166 takes off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1). Operations in the 5th Fleet area of responsibility are focused on reassuring regional partners of the Coalition's commitment to help set conditions for security and stability. U.S. forces maintain a naval and air presence in the region that deters destabilizing activities while safeguarding the region's vital links to the global economy. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Mike Leporati (Released)

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    PERSIAN GULF (Feb. 2, 2008) The amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) is seen from the perspective of a landing craft that has just left the ship's well deck. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Mike Leporati (Released)

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    INDIAN OCEAN (Dec. 20, 2007) Aviation crewmembers check an AV-8B Harrier before it takes off from the flight deck aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1). Tarawa and embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit are on a scheduled deployment in support of maritime security operations and the global war on terrorism. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel A. Barker (Released)

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    ATLANTIC OCEAN (Nov. 17, 2007) An AV-8B Harrier lands on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Nassau (LHA 4) as pilots with the air combat element of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit conduct deck landing qualifications. Nassau is preparing for its upcoming deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Ryan Steinhour (RELEASED)

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    GULF OF AQABA (Oct. 4, 2007) - U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Ospreys, assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 263, Marine Aircraft Group 29, prepare for flight on the deck of the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1). Wasp is on surge deployment to the Middle East carrying the Osprey to its first combat deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Zachary L. Borden (RELEASED)

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    Atlantic Ocean (July 27, 2006) - An F-14D Tomcat assigned to the "Tomcatters" of Fighter Squadron Three One (VF-31) sit on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Roosevelt is currently underway conducting exercises as part of the Fleet Response Plan. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Randall Damm (RELEASED)

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    Atlantic Ocean (March 10, 2006) - LT Ken Hockycko and LT Roy Emanuel, assigned to the "Black Lions" of Fighter Squadron Two One Three (VF-213), launch from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). This launch marks the final deployment flying the F-14 Tomcats. For the past 30 years, the F-14 Tomcat has assured U.S. air superiority, playing a key role in ensuring victory and preserving peace around the world. The F-14 Tomcat will be removed from service and officially stricken from the inventory in September of 2006. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Michael Cole (RELEASED)


    ... Great vintage PIX of the Big"E"...
    USS Enterprise (CVAN-65) underway with Carrier Air Group 6 (CVG-6.) near Cuba. Official USN photo #1062601, received on October 22, 1962. Released from US Naval Photographic Center, US Naval Station, Anacostia, Washington 25, DC.

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    ABOARD USS NIMITZ (Oct. 12, 1997) -- Demonstrating the inherent mobility and flexibility of the forward deployed Navy aircraft carrier battle group, the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) is now operating in the Persian Gulf region. USS Nimitz will remain on station in the gulf to enforce United Nations sanctions against Iraq, by patrolling the “No-Fly” zone during operation “Southern-Watch“. The carrier battle group was directed to the Gulf early by the Secretary of Defense, after Iraqi planes breached the zone several times in the last week. Nimitz joins other naval forces already operating in the region. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Matthew J. MaGee. (RELEASED

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    At sea aboard USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Aug. 17, 2002 -- A CH-46 "Sea Knight" helicopter from the “Gunbearers” of Helicopter Combat Support Squadron One One (HC-11), transports 2,000-pound Mark-84 bombs from USS Sacramento (AOE 1) to Nimitz during their first vertical replenishment (VERTREP) of ordnance since 1997. Nimitz is undergoing Tailored Ships Training Availability (TSTA) off the coast of San Diego, Calif. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class Yesenia Rosas. (RELEASED)

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    At sea aboard USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Sep. 16, 2002 -- F/A-18 “Hornet” and “Super Hornets” from various squadrons are chained to the ship’s flight deck. This is the first time Nimitz has had an air wing embarked since 1997. Nimitz is undergoing Tailored Ships Training Availability (TSTA) Two and Three off the California coast. U.S. Navy photo by Airman Apprentice Mark Rebilas. (RELEASED)

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    At sea aboard USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Sep. 16, 2002 -- An Aviation Boatswains Mate guides an F/A-18F “Super Hornet” assigned to the “Black Aces” of Strike Fighter Squadron Four One (VFA-41) into position over one of four steam driven catapults on the ship’s flight deck. This is the first time Nimitz has had an air wing embarked since 1997 following an extensive yard period and homeport move from Norfolk, Va., to San Diego, Calif. Nimitz is undergoing Tailored Ships Training Availability (TSTA) operations Two and Three off the California coast. U.S. Navy photo by Airman Apprentice Mark Rebilas. (RELEASED)


    At sea aboard USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Jan. 26, 2003 -- Aviation Machinist’s Mate Airman Rachael Lee Nolan from Boston, Mass., conducts a tail rotor inspection of the elastomeric bearings located in the tail paddles on an SH-60 “Sea hawk” assigned to the “Indians” of Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron Six (HS-6). Nimitz is currently participating in Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFX). JTFX is designed to test and evaluate a battle group’s reactions to multiple war time scenarios from small craft attacks to land-based missile attacks. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class Sandra M. Palumbo. (RELEASED)

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    Naval Air Station North Island, Calif. (Mar. 3, 2003) -- Family and friends bid farewell to Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) before the ship pulls away from her berth. Nimitz is beginning a regularly scheduled deployment to the Arabian Gulf to conduct combat missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Andrew J. Betting. (RELEASED)

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    Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (Mar. 11, 2003) -- Crewmembers aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) man the rails and prepare to salute upon entering Pearl Harbor, Hawaii while passing the USS Missouri (BB 63) and USS Arizona Memorials. Nimitz and her battle group are currently deployed conducting missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Airman Maebel Tinoko. (RELEASED)


    Shamefully the most decorated USN ship serving in WWII, USS Enterprise CV-6. Heads for the shipbreakers ..1958. Efforts were made to save the ship but all failed.


    USS Leyte CV-32
    Crewmembers swimming over the carrier's side, using her deck edge elevator as a diving platform, at Augusta, Sicily, 27 May 1950.
    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives (photo # 80-G-415936).

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    A rare occurence of a 5-country multinational fleet, during Operation Enduring Freedom in the Oman Sea. In four descending columns, from left to right: ITS Maestrale (F 570), De Grasse (D 612); USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), Charles de Gaulle (R 91), Surcouf (F 711); USS Port Royal (CG-73), HMS Ocean (L 12), USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67), HNLMS Van Amstel (F 831); and ITS Luigi Durand de la Penne (D 560) (18th of April 2002).

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    Big Daddy, excellent initiative! And great pics! (as always from you!)

    My small contribution:



    Dutch Aircraftcarrier HNLMS Karel Doorman in 1962; All Hands and remembrance ceremony in the Dardanelles; Royal Marine Corps Band marching towards bow


    French aircraft carrier De Gaulle leading the second line in 2004 D-Day Sail Past Remembrance; picture taken from Dutch LPD HNLMS Rotterdam leading the first line.

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