nimitz class carriers

Arabian Gulf (Jun. 3, 2004) - Aircraft assigned to Carrier Air Wing Seven (CVW-7) embarked aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) are parked in formation on the flight deck during a strike group photo while operating in the Arabian Gulf. The Norfolk, Va. based aircraft carrier is on a scheduled deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 1st Class Brien Aho (RELEASED)

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) conducting high-speed turn drills during sea trials on May 11, 2017. Abraham Lincoln is underway after successfully completing its mid-life refueling and complex overhaul and will spend several days conducting sea trials, a comprehensive test of many of the ship’s key systems and technologies.

Pacific Ocean (Nov. 3, 2003) – USS Nimitz (CVN 68) and Carrier Air Wing Eleven (CVW-11) personnel participate in a flag unfurling rehearsal on the ship’s flight deck during Tiger Cruise with the help of fellow tigers. The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group and embarked CVW-11 are en route to San Diego, Calif., following an eight-month deployment to the Arabian Gulf in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class Elizabeth Thompson. (RELEASED)

A specially decorated US Navy (USN) F-14D Tomcat aircraft dubbed the “Christmas Bird,” from Fighter Squadron One Zero Three (VF-103) the Jolly Rogers prepares for launch from the flight deck of the USN NIMITZ CLASS: Aircraft Carrier USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73) while the ship is underway in the Mediterranean Sea.

PHILIPPINE SEA (March 28, 2017) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) and the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) participate in a photo exercise with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyers. The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group is on a western Pacific deployment as part of the U.S. Pacific Fleet-led initiative to extend the command and control functions of U.S. 3rd Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matt Brown/Released)

F-35C Lightning II, from the “Grim Reapers” of Strike Fighter Squadron 101 (VFA 101), lands and launches on the flight deck of the Nimitz—class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Abraham Lincoln is underway conducting training after successful completion of carrier incremental availability. Video by Seaman Clint Davis

PACIFIC OCEAN (June 6, 2011) An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 81 maneuvers during an air power demonstration over the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are underway in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Travis K. Mendoza/Released)

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“Be near me when my light is low,
When the blood creeps, and the nerves prick
And tingle; and the heart is sick,
And all the wheels of Being slow.

Be near me when the sensuous frame
Is rack’d with pangs that conquer trust;
And Time, a maniac scattering dust,
And Life, a fury slinging flame.

Be near me when my faith is dry,
And men the flies of latter spring,
That lay their eggs, and sting and sing
And weave their petty cells and die.

Be near me when I fade away,
To point the term of human strife,
And on the low dark verge of life
The twilight of eternal day.” 
― Alfred TennysonIn Memoriam

[1] Aviation Electrician’s Mate Airman Seth Orourke, a plane captain assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 81, gives thumbs up to the pilot of an F/A-18E Super Hornet after completing start-up of the aircraft on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson. (Photo by Petty Officer Second Class James Evans, 21 DEC 2011).

[2,3] Members of the flight deck crew direct a F/A-18C Hornet from the Mighty Shrikes of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 94 to a catapult on the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class George M. Bell, 10 JUN 2013.)

[4] An F/A-18F Super Hornet waits to launch from the waist catapults on the flight deck of the USS Carl Vinson. (Photo by Petty Officer Second Class James Evans, 17 DEC 2011).

 [5] An F/A-18 Hornet launches from the flight deck during night operations aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson. (Photo by Petty Officer Second Class James Evans, 11 JAN 2012.)

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Trump speaks at the NRA and more: April 28 in photos

President Donald Trump arrives to speak at the National Rifle Association Leadership Conference in Atlanta; The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyers JS Samidare and JS Ashigara, the U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Wayne E. Meyer and USS Michael Murphy, Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain and Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson transit the Philippine Sea; Pope Francis attends with Al-Azhar’s Grand Imam Ahmed al-Tayeb (unseen) during Al-Azhar International peace conference at Cairo, Egypt; Maria Sharapova of Russia serves during her match against Anett Kontaveit of Estonia during the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix at Porsche Arena in Stuttgart, Germany; and, A member of the Iraqi Federal Police walks next to a destroyed house after their clashes with the Islamic State fighters in western Mosul, Iraq.

Theses are just a few of the photos of the day for April 28, 2017.

(Photos: Evan Vucci/AP, U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Z.A. Landers/Handout via Reuters, Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters, Adam Pretty/Bongarts/Getty Images, Muhammad Hamed/Reuters)

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Arabian Gulf (Jun. 3, 2004) - USS George Washington (CVN 73), guided missile destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG 84), cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72), Military Sealift Command (MSC) Supply-class fast attack support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6) and Halifax-class frigate Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship HMCS Toronto (FFH 333) participate in strike group photo while operating in the Arabian Gulf. The Norfolk, Va. based aircraft carrier is on a scheduled deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 1st Class Brien Aho (RELEASED)

TIMOR SEA (July 9, 2015) An F/A-18E Super Hornet from the “Royal Maces” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 27 launches from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) as part of Talisman Sabre 2015. Talisman Sabre is a biennial exercise that provides an invaluable opportunity for nearly 30,000 U.S. and Australian defense forces to conduct operations in a combined, joint and interagency environment that will increase both countries’ ability to plan and execute a full range of operations from combat missions to humanitarian assistance efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chris Cavagnaro/Released)