Last additions - Yokosuka 横須賀市
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Letter from Perry to his daughter.Sep 30, 2008
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Second floor of Perry Memorial Hall has the main exhibits.Sep 30, 2008
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Painting depicting Perry's landing at Kurihama to meet the local magistrate.Sep 30, 2008
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Map showing where Perry's Back Ships went. One ship went as far as Haneda.Sep 30, 2008
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Portrait of Commodore PerrySep 30, 2008
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Bust of Commodore Perry at the entrance of Perry Memorial Hall Sep 30, 2008
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First floor of Perry Memorial Hall has a portrait of Perry and a diorama. This small museum opened on May 1, 1987.Sep 30, 2008
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Black Ship dioramaSep 30, 2008
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Bust of Lord Toda at the entrance of Perry Memorial Hall Sep 30, 2008
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The back of Perry Monument.Sep 30, 2008
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Near the Perry Monument is the Perry Memorial Hall (Perry Ki'nenkan). Hours: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm, closed Mon. (open if a nationa holiday and closed Tue. instead). Phone 046-834-7531 ペリー記念館Sep 30, 2008
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The back of the Perry Monument in Kurihama.Sep 30, 2008
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Ship anchors flank the Perry MonumentSep 30, 2008
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Plaque at the monument foot shows a map of Perry's voyage.Sep 30, 2008
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The back of the Perry Monument in Kurihama.Sep 30, 2008
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Perry Park faces the beach. It has the Perry Monument marking Perry's landing in Kurihama. ぺりー公園Sep 30, 2008
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The monument words were written by Ito Hirobumi (Japan' first Prime Minister). It says, "Monument Commemorating the Landing of Navy Commodore Perry from the United States."Sep 30, 2008
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"Monument in Commmemoration of the Landing of Commodore Perry, USN - Marquis Hirobumi Ito Grand Order of Chrysanthemum"Sep 30, 2008
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The Perry Monument was originally built in 1901 by a US friendship association to mark the landing of Perry. ぺりー上陸記念碑Sep 30, 2008
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Kurihama beach, where Commodore Perry first landed in Japan.Sep 30, 2008
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Way to Perry Park.Sep 30, 2008
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Restaurant named "Kurofune."Sep 30, 2008
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Perry Road and way to Perry Park.Sep 30, 2008
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Kurihama is easy to spot on the Miura Peninsula with these smoke stacks.Sep 30, 2008
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Kurihama beach, where Commodore Perry landed on July 14, 1853.Sep 30, 2008
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Car ferry arriving Kurihama Port from Kanaya, Chiba, across Tokyo Bay.Sep 30, 2008
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Black ship on the sidewalk.Sep 30, 2008
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Inside Kurofune Ichiba shopping arcade.Sep 30, 2008
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Shopping arcade in front of Keikyu Kurihama Station. Walk down this road to go to the beach.Sep 30, 2008
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Kurofune Ichiba shopping arcade. "Kurofune" means black ship, in reference to Commodore Perry's ships.Sep 30, 2008
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Keikyu Kurihama Station is Kurihama's main train station with shopping arcades. The beach is also within walking distance. 京急久里浜駅Sep 30, 2008
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Uraga and Kurihama are nationally famous as the place where Commodore Matthew Perry arrived in Japan in July 1853. This is on the Miura Peninsula at the mouth of Tokyo Bay.Sep 30, 2008
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JR Kurihama Station is not far from the Keikyu Kurihama Station, but there's hardly anything near this station.Sep 30, 2008
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Drawing of Perry by local junior high school students in Uraga. This is near Uraga Station. Uraga and Kurihama are a short train ride from Yokosuka Chuo Station.Sep 30, 2008
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Local protestors put up signs opposing the deployment of the USS George Washington.Sep 29, 2008
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In the day the USS George Washington arrived at Yokosuka, demonstrators were on hand to protest. They were kept far out of view of the big boat.Sep 29, 2008
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Other lighthouse monumentsSep 29, 2008
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View of Uraga Channel from Kannonzaki LighthouseSep 29, 2008
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View of Uraga Channel from Kannonzaki LighthouseSep 29, 2008
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The Kannonzaki Lighthouse is a short uphill climb from shore. The original lighthouse was Japan's first Western-style lighthouse built in the late 19th century by Verny. Destroyed by an earthquake in 1922, and again by the 1923 Kanto Earthquake.Sep 29, 2008
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Lighthouse artifacts displayed outside. Foghorn on the far right.Sep 29, 2008
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View of Uraga Channel from Kannonzaki LighthouseSep 29, 2008
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Kannonzaki Lighthouse built in 1925. It stands 19 meters high, and 56 meters high from sea level. 観音灯台Sep 29, 2008
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Spiral stairs inside the Kannonzaki Lighthouse.Sep 29, 2008
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Light of the lighthouse.Sep 29, 2008
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Tatara-hama BeachSep 29, 2008
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More shipsSep 29, 2008
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Shaped like a lighthouse.Sep 29, 2008
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Kurihama in the distance.Sep 29, 2008
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Map of Kannonzaki drawn by Commodore Perry when he first arrived in 1853.Sep 29, 2008
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Types of ships that pass by.Sep 29, 2008
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Kurihama in the distance.Sep 29, 2008
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Walking path around Kannonzaki.Sep 29, 2008
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Looks like the devil's washboard.Sep 29, 2008
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CaveSep 29, 2008
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Lookout point at Kannonzaki Park.Sep 29, 2008
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This park is closed for some reason.Sep 29, 2008
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Cape Kannonzaki is at the tip closest to Uraga Channel, the narrow mouth of Tokyo Bay. Ships must pass through here to enter or depart Tokyo Bay.Sep 29, 2008
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Walking path around Kannonzaki Park.Sep 29, 2008
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Container ships, oil tankers, passenger ships, navy ships, etc., all pass through here. Anybody have a picture of an aircraft carrier passing by here?Sep 29, 2008
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If you like ship watching, come to Kannonzaki.Sep 29, 2008
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Kannonzaki Park juts into Uraga Channel, the mouth of Tokyo Bay. It is a large park on a cape with walking paths and a lighthouse. 観音崎公園Sep 29, 2008
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The shore is rocky.Sep 29, 2008
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Lots of ships pass by here.Sep 29, 2008
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Old porn theater in Yokosuka. Pretty amazing to see one these days, in the age of DVD/video rentals and Internet. It's almost a cultural icon.Sep 29, 2008
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Kannonzaki ParkSep 29, 2008
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Profanity is bad for the children...Sep 29, 2008
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The famous Dobuita Street with military shops, bars, etc. "Dobu" means sewer, and "ita" is plank. They once had wooden planks covering a sewer gutter running down the street.Sep 29, 2008
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Yokosuka jacketsSep 29, 2008
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The street was likely more raunchy and infamous during the 1960s.Sep 29, 2008
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Bust of Francois Verny, a French engineer who established the Yokosuka Arsenal. The park is named after him.Sep 29, 2008
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Navy monument in Verny ParkSep 29, 2008
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Navy monument in Verny ParkSep 29, 2008
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Dobuita Street wasn't so impressive. Looks very well cleaned up though. I figure most people instead go to Yokohama for night life.Sep 29, 2008
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Busts of Francois Verny and Lord Oguri Kozukenosuke Tadamasa who laid the foundation for Yokosuka.Sep 29, 2008
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Verny Park waterfront. People tried to see the USS George Washington arrive, but in vain. The Verny Commemorative Museum can be seen in the rear.Sep 29, 2008
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Sign says "No gatherings without permission." Such "gatherings" refers to protests against the military.Sep 29, 2008
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Tower of the USS George Washington aircraft carrier. This is all you can see of the carrier while it is in port.Sep 29, 2008
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Old guard posts of the Imperial Navy in Verny Park.Sep 29, 2008
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Navy monument in Verny ParkSep 29, 2008
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Verny Park gives a view of one side of the navy base.Sep 29, 2008
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Verny Park is on the waterfront facing the Navy Base.Sep 29, 2008
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Rose gardenSep 29, 2008
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Inside the Verny Commemorative Museum is a giant steam hammer used to stamp metal objects. Free admission.Sep 29, 2008
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You can see the navy base from this park, but can't really see the US navy ships.Sep 29, 2008
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Even this apartment building has a battleship motif.Sep 29, 2008
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Submarines of the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force.Sep 29, 2008
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Military protests are held here.Sep 29, 2008
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Ferry terminal for Sarushima island, next to Mikasa Park. Only 15 min. to Sarushima. 1,200 yen round trip. Boats run once an hour, 8:30 am to 5 pm.Sep 29, 2008
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Waterfront of Mikasa Park. The Navy base can be seen.Sep 29, 2008
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Display of model boats by elementary school children on the lower deck.Sep 29, 2008
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New cars being driven into the car ship for export.Sep 29, 2008
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Sarushima island as seen from Mikasa Park. Sarushima means Monkey Island. No monkeys there though. Too bad it does not look like a battleship. The only natural island in Tokyo Bay.Sep 29, 2008
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A winning entry. Model of the Mikasa.Sep 29, 2008
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Lower deckSep 29, 2008
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Conference roomSep 29, 2008
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Captain's quartersSep 29, 2008
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Outside the bridge.Sep 29, 2008
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Inside the Battleship Mikasa.Sep 29, 2008
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Bow deck as seen from the bridge.Sep 29, 2008
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LifeboatsSep 29, 2008
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The bridgeSep 29, 2008
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GunsSep 29, 2008
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Gold Imperial crest on the bow.Sep 29, 2008
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The ship has been very well restored. It was built in 1902 in the UK. It became a memorial ship in 1926, later fully restored in 1961.Sep 29, 2008
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Aft with the Rising Sun flag.Sep 29, 2008
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Battleship Mikasa, the flagship of the Japanese Imperial Navy during the Russo-Japanese War in 1905. 三笠Sep 29, 2008
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Mikasa Park. A short walk from the train station is this waterfront park featuring the Battleship Mikasa preserved on dry land as a museum.Sep 29, 2008
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Statue of Admiral TogoSep 29, 2008
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"Mikasa" is a key word in Yokosuka.Sep 29, 2008
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Statue of Admiral Togo who led Japan to victory during the Battle of Tsushima over Russia in 1905.Sep 29, 2008
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Shopping center where most people shop in central Yokosuka. Despite this megamall, the other shopping areas in town are still thriving. Yokosuka has a vigorous atmosphere. Not economically depressed.Sep 29, 2008
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Route 16 in Yokosuka, the main road.Sep 29, 2008
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Yokosuka Post OfficeSep 29, 2008
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Arch at the entrance to Mikasa Park.Sep 29, 2008
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Inside Mikasa Plaza, an indoor shopping arcade along Yokosuka Chuo Street.Sep 29, 2008
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Street sculptures of jazz musicians along Yokosuka Chuo Street. Yokosuka has a jazz history.Sep 29, 2008
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Yokosuka Chuo Street.Sep 29, 2008
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Club Alliance and gate to the US Navy Base.Sep 29, 2008
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Banner marking the 10th anniversary of Yokosuka's self-proclaimed "Curry Town." The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force eat curry rice for lunch every Friday, including those in Yokosuka. It's called "Kaigun curry" (Navy curry).Sep 29, 2008
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View of Yokosuka Chuo Street, the main drag lined with shops and restaurants.Sep 29, 2008
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Banner near the train station congratulating Yokosuka-native Nishiyama Rei for winning the gold medal in women's softball at the Beijing Olympics in 2008.Sep 29, 2008
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View of Yokosuka Chuo Street at night.Sep 29, 2008
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Keikyu Yokosuka-Chuo Station platform, arrival from Tokyo. 京急横須賀中央駅Sep 29, 2008
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Upper deck ("Y deck") connects the train station with a shopping complex. Central Yokosuka is quite compact, and almost everything is within walking distance.Sep 29, 2008
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Keikyu Yokosuka-Chuo Station. This is Yokosuka's main train station. The major shopping areas as well as the US Navy Base are nearest to this train station.Sep 29, 2008
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Yokosuka is a "Curry Town." Curry rice was popularized by the Japanese Imperial Navy in the 19th century.Sep 29, 2008
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Sailors man the rails of the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) as balloons are released from the flight deck. Kitty Hawk is returning to the United States for decommissioning after 10 years of service in Fleet Activities Yokosuka.YOKOSUKA, Japan (May 28, 2008) Sailors man the rails of the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) as balloons are released from the flight deck. Kitty Hawk is returning to the United States for decommissioning after 10 years of service in Fleet Activities Yokosuka and will soon be relieved by the Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Brendan Morgan (Released)Sep 28, 2008
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SAN DIEGO (Aug. 7, 2008) The aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) moves past the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), in background, as Kitty Hawk prepares to moor at Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego.SAN DIEGO (Aug. 7, 2008) The aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) moves past the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), in background, as Kitty Hawk prepares to moor at Naval Air Station North Island upon her return to San Diego Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008. Kitty Hawk will be decommissioned next year in Bremerton, Wash. The 46- year-old carrier is the oldest active-duty warship in the Navy and will be replaced this summer George Washington as the Navy's only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kyle D. Gahlau/Released)Sep 28, 2008
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Sailors watch the pier while manning the rails aboard the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) during the ship's final departure from Fleet Activities Yokosuka.YOKOSUKA, Japan (May 28, 2008) Sailors watch the pier while manning the rails aboard the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) during the ship's final departure from Fleet Activities Yokosuka. Kitty Hawk is returning to the United States for decommissioning after 10 years of service in Fleet Activities Yokosuka and will soon be relieved by the Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Brendan Morgan (Released)Sep 28, 2008
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Kitty Hawk, the Navy's oldest active warship and only forward-deployed aircraft carrier, will soon be relieved by the Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73).YOKOSUKA, Japan (May 28, 2008) Sailors man the rails of the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) as the ship departs Fleet Activities Yokosuka for the last time. Kitty Hawk, the Navy's oldest active warship and only forward-deployed aircraft carrier, will soon be relieved by the Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matthew R. White (Released)Sep 28, 2008
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The aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) departs Yokosuka, Japan for the final time. Kitty Hawk, the oldest carrier in the U.S. Navy and the only conventional-powered aircraft carrier, will be replaced this summer by the nuclear-powered GW.YOKOSUKA, Japan (May 28, 2008) The aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) departs Yokosuka, Japan for the final time. Kitty Hawk, the oldest carrier in the U.S. Navy and the only conventional-powered aircraft carrier, will be replaced this summer by the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kyle D. Gahlau (Released)Sep 28, 2008
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The aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk departs its forward-deployed operating base of Yokosuka, Japan for the last time. Kitty Hawk is the oldest active warship and the only conventional-powered aircraft carrier in the Navy. YOKOSUKA, Japan (May 28, 2008) The aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk departs its forward-deployed operating base of Yokosuka, Japan for the last time. Kitty Hawk is the oldest active warship and the only conventional-powered aircraft carrier in the Navy. Kitty Hawk will be replaced by the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Shawn Cole (Released)Sep 28, 2008
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YOKOSUKA, Japan (May 28, 2008) Sailors spell out "Sayonara" on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) as the ship departs Yokosuka, Japan for the final time.YOKOSUKA, Japan (May 28, 2008) Sailors spell out "Sayonara" on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) as the ship departs Yokosuka, Japan for the final time. Sayonara is Japanese for "goodbye." Kitty Hawk will be replaced by the nuclear-powered aircraft carier USS George Washington (CVN 73). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kyle D. Gahlau (ReleasedSep 28, 2008
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Students from Yokosuka Middle School hold up a sign honoring the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) as the ship prepares to depart Fleet Activities Yokosuka for the last time.YOKOSUKA, Japan (May 28, 2008) Students from Yokosuka Middle School hold up a sign honoring the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) as the ship prepares to depart Fleet Activities Yokosuka for the last time. Kitty Hawk, the Navy's oldest active warship and only forward-deployed aircraft carrier, will soon be relieved by the Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matthew R. White (Released)Sep 28, 2008
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Yokosuka, Japan (Jan. 16, 2007) - Deck department Sailors stand clear of the starboard anchor of USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) as it is lowered onto a barge.Yokosuka, Japan (Jan. 16, 2007) - Deck department Sailors stand clear of the starboard anchor of USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) as it is lowered onto a barge. The anchor was being removed so regular maintenance could be performed on the detachable links. Kitty Hawk has two anchors weighing 30 tons each. The length of anchor chain is 1,080 feet and each link weighs 360 pounds. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Juan Antoine King (RELEASED)Sep 28, 2008
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Kianna and Koben Hill say goodbye to their father, Lt. Dane Hill and the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) during the ship's departure from Fleet Activities Yokosuka.YOKOSUKA, Japan (May 28, 2008) Kianna and Koben Hill say goodbye to their father, Lt. Dane Hill and the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) during the ship's departure from Fleet Activities Yokosuka. Kitty Hawk, the Navy's oldest active warship and only forward-deployed aircraft carrier, will soon be relieved by the Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman John J. Mike (Released)Sep 28, 2008
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Sailors man the rails of the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) as the ship departs Fleet Activities Yokosuka for the last time.YOKOSUKA, Japan (May 28, 2008) Sailors man the rails of the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) as the ship departs Fleet Activities Yokosuka for the last time. Kitty Hawk, the Navy's oldest active warship and only forward-deployed aircraft carrier, will soon be relieved by the Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matthew R. White (Released)Sep 28, 2008
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Sailors and Japanese contractors work together to secure an E-2C Hawkeye to a barge for transport to Naval Air Facility Atsugi for repairs.YOKOSUKA, Japan (Dec. 5, 2007) USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) Sailors and Japanese contractors work together to secure an E-2C Hawkeye to a barge for transport to Naval Air Facility Atsugi for repairs. The E-2C Hawkeye is the U.S. Navy's all-weather, carrier-based tactical airborne warning and control system platform. Kitty Hawk is the only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier in the Navy and operates from Yokosuka, Japan. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nardelito Gervacio (Released)Sep 28, 2008
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A young man waves the American Flag as the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) prepares to depart Fleet Activities Yokosuka for the last time. YOKOSUKA, Japan (May 28, 2008) A young man waves the American Flag as the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) prepares to depart Fleet Activities Yokosuka for the last time. Kitty Hawk, the Navy's oldest active warship and only forward-deployed aircraft carrier, will soon be relieved by the Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matthew R. White (Released)Sep 28, 2008
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Rear Adm. Richard Wren, commander of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 5, speaks before the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) makes her final departure from Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka.YOKOSUKA, Japan (May 28, 2008) Rear Adm. Richard Wren, commander of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 5, speaks before the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) makes her final departure from Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka. Kitty Hawk, the Navy's oldest active warship and only forward-deployed aircraft carrier, will soon be relieved by the Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matthew R. White (Released)Sep 28, 2008
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Aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) Oct. 13, 2003 -- Boatswain’s Mates from Deck Department’s 3rd division heave in mooring lines during USS Kitty Hawk’s (CV 63) departure for sea trials.Aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) Oct. 13, 2003 -- Boatswain’s Mates from Deck Department’s 3rd division heave in mooring lines during USS Kitty Hawk’s (CV 63) departure for sea trials. The aircraft carrier recently completed an extensive five-month maintenance period in Yokosuka, Japan, following her deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class Jason R. Williams. (RELEASED)Sep 28, 2008
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YOKOSUKA, Japan (May 28, 2008) Students from Yokosuka Middle School wave goodbye to the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) as the ship departs Fleet Activities Yokosuka for the last time.YOKOSUKA, Japan (May 28, 2008) Students from Yokosuka Middle School wave goodbye to the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) as the ship departs Fleet Activities Yokosuka for the last time. Kitty Hawk, the Navy's oldest active warship and only forward-deployed aircraft carrier, will soon be relieved by the Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matthew R. White (Released)Sep 28, 2008
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YOKOSUKA, Japan (Dec. 5, 2007) A Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 115 E-2C Hawkeye is lowered onto the pier from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63).YOKOSUKA, Japan (Dec. 5, 2007) A Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 115 E-2C Hawkeye is lowered onto the pier from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). The aircraft was moved to a barge and will be returned to Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Japan, in the next few days. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jimmy C. Pan (Released)Sep 28, 2008
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Otaru, Japan (July 4, 2006) - Fireworks burst off the coast of Otaru, during a 4th of July celebration for the officers and Sailors of the Kitty Hawk (CV 63) Carrier Strike Group. Otaru, Japan (July 4, 2006) - Fireworks burst off the coast of Otaru, during a 4th of July celebration for the officers and Sailors of the Kitty Hawk (CV 63) Carrier Strike Group. Visitors from the Otaru area were invited aboard to join in an Independence Day reception, which included food, drinks and music. While in port Sailors will have a chance to sightsee, shop, enjoy recreational activities and participate in community relation projects. Currently in port, Kitty Hawk demonstrates power projection and sea control as the U.S. Navy's only forward-deployed aircraft carrier. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Thomas J. Holt (RELEASED)Sep 28, 2008
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The aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) enters Truman Bay after completing its last deployment before being replaced this summer by the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73).YOKOSUKA, Japan (May 12, 2008) The aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) enters Truman Bay after completing its last deployment before being replaced this summer by the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kyle D. Gahlau (Released)Sep 28, 2008
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The aircraft was moved to a barge and will be returned to Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Japan, in the next few days. YOKOSUKA, Japan (Dec. 5, 2007) A Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 115 E-2C Hawkeye is lowered onto the pier from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). The aircraft was moved to a barge and will be returned to Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Japan, in the next few days. U.S. Navy photograph by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jimmy C. Pan (Released)Sep 28, 2008
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YOKOSUKA, Japan (May 12, 2008) The aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) enters Yokosuka, Japan's Truman Bay after completing its last deployment before being replaced by the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) this summer.YOKOSUKA, Japan (May 12, 2008) The aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) enters Yokosuka, Japan's Truman Bay after completing its last deployment before being replaced by the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) this summer. During the four-week deployment, the ship worked with the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Kitty Hawk operates from Fleet Activities Yokosuka. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kyle D. Gahlau (Released)Sep 28, 2008
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At sea aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) Dec. 10, 2002 -- Sailors aboard the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) ship Chokai (DDF 176) come along side the Kitty Hawk to receive fuel during a replenishment at sea (RAS).At sea aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) Dec. 10, 2002 -- Sailors aboard the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) ship Chokai (DDF 176) come along side the Kitty Hawk to receive fuel during a replenishment at sea (RAS). Kitty Hawk had the opportunity to work with the JMSDF during exercises conducted earlier in the deployment. Kitty Hawk is the U. S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier and operates out of Yokosuka, Japan. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class Todd Frantom. (RELEASED)Sep 28, 2008
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YOKOSUKA, Japan (March 7, 2008) The aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) enters Truman Bay after completing sea trials.YOKOSUKA, Japan (March 7, 2008) The aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) enters Truman Bay after completing sea trials. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kyle D. Gahlau (Released)Sep 28, 2008
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CORAL SEA (July 26, 2007) - Yeoman Seaman Jessica Gardner and Yeoman Seaman Whitney Utter throw flowers overboard as USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) passes the final resting place of USS Lexington.CORAL SEA (July 26, 2007) - Yeoman Seaman Jessica Gardner and Yeoman Seaman Whitney Utter throw flowers overboard as USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) passes the final resting place of USS Lexington (CV 2). The ship passed the spot where 216 Lexington Sailors lost their lives after their ship on was attacked by Japanese forces on May 8, 1942, during the battle of Coral Sea. Kitty Hawk is two months into her summer deployment from Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kyle D. Gahlau (RELEASED)Sep 28, 2008
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Arabian Gulf (Mar. 1, 2003) -- Vice Adm. Timothy Keating, Commander, U.S. Naval Force Central Command, tours the bridge of the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) while meeting with Sailors aboard ship.Arabian Gulf (Mar. 1, 2003) -- Vice Adm. Timothy Keating, Commander, U.S. Naval Force Central Command, tours the bridge of the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) while meeting with Sailors aboard ship. Kitty Hawk and her embarked Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW-5) are conducting missions in support Operation Southern Watch and Enduring Freedom. Kitty Hawk and its embarked Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW-5) is the world’s only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier and operates out of Yokosuka, Japan. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class William H. Ramsey. (RELEASED)Sep 28, 2008
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Sea of Japan (Mar. 20, 2005) - Flight Deck Officer, Lt. Adrian Turner, center, monitors the movement of aircraft from Flight Deck Control during night flight operations.Sea of Japan (Mar. 20, 2005) - Flight Deck Officer, Lt. Adrian Turner, center, monitors the movement of aircraft from Flight Deck Control during night flight operations aboard the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). The Kitty Hawk Carrier Strike Group is currently participating in the joint exercises Reception, Staging, Onward movement, and Integration (RSO&I) and Foal Eagle. RSO&I is a complex multi-phase exercise conducted annually, tailored to train, test, and demonstrate United States and Republic of Korea force projection and deployment capabilities. Foal Eagle exercise runs simultaneously and trains in all aspects of Combined Forces Command's mission. The defensive Naval Foal Eagle exercises began Mar. 19, 2005 with eight U.S. Navy ships from the USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) Carrier Strike Group. Kitty Hawk demonstrates power projection and sea control as the U.S. Navy's only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier, operating from Yokosuka, Japan. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Bo Flannigan (RELEASED)Sep 28, 2008
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Ohman, one of only three military pilots with the honor to fly the aircraft, will do so during the commemorative event "Return to Kitty Hawk," scheduled for the first weekend in October.Jockey's Ridge State Park, N.C. (Oct. 3, 2002) -- Lt. Cmdr. Klas "Santa" Ohman stationed aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), completes a flight in a replica of the 1902 Wright brothers' glider. Ohman, one of only three military pilots with the honor to fly the aircraft, will do so during the commemorative event "Return to Kitty Hawk," scheduled for the first weekend in October. The 1902 Wright glider was the first aircraft incorporating yaw, pitch, and roll controls, and considered by most aviation historians to be a significant milestone in aviation history. USS Kitty Hawk is the United States' only permanently forward deployed aircraft carrier, operating out of Yokosuka, Japan. The replica is built by the Wright Brothers' Aeroplane Company, an educational organization established to further the interests of young people in aviation careers. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Shane T. McCoy. (RELEASED)Sep 28, 2008
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Pacific Ocean (Jan. 13, 2005) - Crash-and-salvage personnel rig a training skeleton of an F-14 Tomcat to "Tilly," a mobile crane used aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63).Pacific Ocean (Jan. 13, 2005) - Crash-and-salvage personnel rig a training skeleton of an F-14 Tomcat to "Tilly," a mobile crane used aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). Tilly is used to move damaged aircraft off the flight line during crash and salvage operations. Kitty Hawk's crash-and-salvage team serves as the ship's flight deck firefighting crew. Currently conducting sea trials in the western Pacific Ocean, Kitty Hawk demonstrates power projection and sea control as the U.S. Navy's only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier, operating from Yokosuka, Japan. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Bo Flannigan (RELEASED)Sep 28, 2008
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Arabian Gulf (Mar. 17, 2003) -- An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the “Royal Maces” of Strike Fighter Squadron Two Seven (VFA-27) is moved to the flight deck on the starboard-forward aircraft elevator.Arabian Gulf (Mar. 17, 2003) -- An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the “Royal Maces” of Strike Fighter Squadron Two Seven (VFA-27) is moved to the flight deck on the starboard-forward aircraft elevator, one of four aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). Kitty Hawk and her embarked Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW-5) are conducting combat missions in support of Operations Southern Watch and Enduring Freedom. Kitty Hawk is the Navy’s only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier and operates out of Yokosuka, Japan. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Todd Frantom. (RELEASED)Sep 28, 2008
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Arabian Gulf (Feb. 28, 2003) -- An EA-6B “Prowler” (left) and an F/A-18C “Hornet” (right) are raised to the flight deck on one of four aircraft elevators aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63).Arabian Gulf (Feb. 28, 2003) -- An EA-6B “Prowler” (left) and an F/A-18C “Hornet” (right) are raised to the flight deck on one of four aircraft elevators aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). Kitty Hawk and Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW-5) are conducting missions in support of Operation Southern Watch. Approaching 42 years of distinguished service, Kitty Hawk is America’s oldest active commissioned vessel and is the Navy’s only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier operating from Yokosuka, Japan. Kitty Hawk is in the 5th Fleet area of operations in support of coalition forces in that region. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class Todd Frantom. (RELEASED)Sep 28, 2008
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Jockey's Ridge State Park, N.C. (Oct. 3, 2002) -- Lt. Cmdr. Klas "Santa" Ohman, from aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), completes a flight in a replica of the 1902 Wright brothers' glider.Jockey's Ridge State Park, N.C. (Oct. 3, 2002) -- Lt. Cmdr. Klas "Santa" Ohman, from aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), completes a flight in a replica of the 1902 Wright brothers' glider. Ohman, one of only three military pilots with the honor to fly the aircraft, will do so during the commemorative event "Return to Kitty Hawk," scheduled for the first weekend in October. The 1902 Wright glider was the first aircraft incorporating yaw, pitch, and roll controls, and considered by most aviation historians to be a significant milestone in aviation history. USS Kitty Hawk is the United States' only permanently forward deployed aircraft carrier, operating out of Yokosuka, Japan. The replica is built by the Wright Brothers' Aeroplane Company, an educational organization established to further the interests of young people in aviation careers. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Shane T. McCoy. (RELEASED)Sep 28, 2008
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At sea aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) Feb. 17, 2003 -- An F/A-18C “Hornet”, armed with the AIM-9M Sidewinder missile, stands ready for launch.At sea aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) Feb. 17, 2003 -- An F/A-18C “Hornet”, armed with the AIM-9M Sidewinder missile, stands ready for launch. The Sidewinder missile is a short-range, heat seeking, air-intercept missile, used by 28 different nations including the United States. Kitty Hawk and her embarked Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW-5) are in the Indian Ocean with coalition forces in that area. Kitty Hawk is the Navy’s only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier and operates out of Yokosuka, Japan. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class Todd Frantom. (RELEASED)Sep 28, 2008
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At sea aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) November 27, 2001 – After 58 days of sustained round the clock combat operations, crewmembers let off some steam and enjoy a “swim-call” during a break in flight operations.At sea aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) November 27, 2001 – After 58 days of sustained round the clock combat operations, crewmembers let off some steam and enjoy a “swim-call” during a break in flight operations. Kitty Hawk and her embarked Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW-5) are conducting missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Kitty Hawk operates out of Yokosuka, Japan, as America's only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier. U.S. Navy Photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Christopher S. Borgren II (Released)Sep 28, 2008
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Pacific Ocean (Sept. 6, 2004) – Squadron personnel assigned to Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW-5) stage equipment and supplies in the hangar bay.Pacific Ocean (Sept. 6, 2004) – Squadron personnel assigned to Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW-5) stage equipment and supplies in the hangar bay aboard the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) in preparation of their offload and transfer back to Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Japan. CVW-5 makes up approximately 40 percent of the 5,300 Sailors aboard Kitty Hawk while under way. Kitty Hawk, the U. S. Navy's only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier, returned Sept. 7 from its summer underway period, to its operating port of Yokosuka, Japan. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Jason D. Landon (RELEASED)Sep 28, 2008
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At sea with USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) Jan. 24, 2003 -- An F/A-18C “Hornet,” with its tailhook down, attempts a controlled landing on the ship’s flight deck.At sea with USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) Jan. 24, 2003 -- An F/A-18C “Hornet,” with its tailhook down, attempts a controlled landing on the ship’s flight deck. Kitty Hawk is the Navy’s only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier and operates out of Yokosuka, Japan. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class Todd Frantom. (RELEASED)Sep 28, 2008
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At sea aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) Nov. 14, 2002 -- An F-14 “Tomcat” assigned to the “Black Knights” of Fighter Squadron One Five Four (VF-154) launches past steaming catapults on the bow of the ship.At sea aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) Nov. 14, 2002 -- An F-14 “Tomcat” assigned to the “Black Knights” of Fighter Squadron One Five Four (VF-154) launches past steaming catapults on the bow of the ship. After an aircraft launches, steam is released as catapult pressure subsides. Kitty Hawk is the Navy’s only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier and operates out of Yokosuka, Japan. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class Todd Frantom. (RELEASED)Sep 28, 2008
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At sea aboard USS Kitty Hawk (Mar. 26, 2002) -- The Flight Deck Crash and Salvage crew stands by in case of any emergencies during flight operations.At sea aboard USS Kitty Hawk (Mar. 26, 2002) -- The Flight Deck Crash and Salvage crew stands by in case of any emergencies during flight operations. Kitty Hawk is currently conducting work-ups in preparation for an upcoming extended underway period. Kitty Hawk is the Navy’s only permanently forward deployed aircraft carrier and homeported in Yokosuka, Japan. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class John E. Woods. (RELEASED)Sep 28, 2008
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At sea aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) Mar. 19, 2002 -- An F-14 “Tomcat” Fighter assigned to the “Black Knights” from Fighter Squadron One Five Four (VF-154) comes in for an arrested recovery during flight operations.At sea aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) Mar. 19, 2002 -- An F-14 “Tomcat” Fighter assigned to the “Black Knights” from Fighter Squadron One Five Four (VF-154) comes in for an arrested recovery during flight operations. Kitty Hawk is conducting work-ups in preparation for an upcoming extended underway period, and is the Navy’s only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier, operating out of Yokosuka, Japan. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class John E. Woods. (RELEASED)Sep 28, 2008
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At sea aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) Nov. 14, 2002 -- Aviation Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Daniel Gadea from San Francisco, Calif., signals “ready shoot” before pushing the launch catapult button.At sea aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) Nov. 14, 2002 -- Aviation Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Daniel Gadea from San Francisco, Calif., signals “ready shoot” before pushing the launch catapult button. Petty Officer Gadea’s job is to launch aircraft once the signal is given from the “shooter.” Kitty Hawk is the Navy’s only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier and operates out of Yokosuka, Japan. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class Todd Frantom. (RELEASED)Sep 28, 2008
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7th Fleet Area of Responsibility (AOR) Mar. 21, 2004 - An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the “Diamondbacks” of Strike Fighter Squadron One Zero Two (VFA-102) launches past Lt. Cmdr. Mark W. Kekeisen, of St. Louis, Mo., as it speed its way down.7th Fleet Area of Responsibility (AOR) Mar. 21, 2004 - An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the “Diamondbacks” of Strike Fighter Squadron One Zero Two (VFA-102) launches past Lt. Cmdr. Mark W. Kekeisen, of St. Louis, Mo., as it shuttles its way down USS Kitty Hawk’s (CV 63) flight deck before becoming airborne. Kitty Hawk is currently underway in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR), and is the U.S. Navy’s only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier, operating from Yokosuka, Japan. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class Jason T. Poplin. (RELEASED)Sep 28, 2008
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Arabian Gulf (Feb. 28, 2003) -- Airman Bena Videz from Albuquerque, N.M., assigned to the “Liberty Bells” of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron One One Five signals to flight deck personnel “ready aircraft” after completing checks on an E2-C.Arabian Gulf (Feb. 28, 2003) -- Airman Bena Videz from Albuquerque, N.M., assigned to the “Liberty Bells” of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron One One Five (VAW 115) signals to flight deck personnel “ready aircraft” after completing checks on an E2-C “Hawkeye.” Kitty Hawk and Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW-5) are operating with coalition forces in support of Operation Southern Watch and Enduring Freedom, and is the world’s only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier operating out of Yokosuka, Japan. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class Todd Frantom. (RELEASED)Sep 28, 2008
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Arabian Gulf (Feb. 28, 2003) -- An F-14A “Tomcat” launches from one of four stream powered catapults aboard the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63).Arabian Gulf (Feb. 28, 2003) -- An F-14A “Tomcat” launches from one of four stream powered catapults aboard the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). Kitty Hawk and Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW-5) are operating with coalition forces in support of Operation Southern Watch and Enduring Freedom, and is the world’s only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier operating out of Yokosuka, Japan. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class Todd Frantom. (RELEASED)Sep 28, 2008
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At sea aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) Apr. 24, 2002 -- Flight deck personnel prepare F/A-18 “Hornet” strike fighter aircraft for the next round of flight operations.At sea aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) Apr. 24, 2002 -- Flight deck personnel prepare F/A-18 “Hornet” strike fighter aircraft for the next round of flight operations. Kitty Hawk is providing a forward presence in the Asia-Pacific region, conducting training and exercises with its regional allies. Kitty Hawk is the Navy’s only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier operating out of Yokosuka, Japan. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class John E. Wood. (RELEASED)Sep 28, 2008
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At sea aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) Mar. 19, 2002 -- Catapult and arresting Gear personnel assigned to V-2 division prepare catapult number two for the next day of Carrier Qualification (CQ).At sea aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) Mar. 19, 2002 -- Catapult and arresting Gear personnel assigned to V-2 division prepare catapult number two for the next day of Carrier Qualification (CQ). Kitty Hawk is conducting work-ups in preparation for an upcoming extended underway period, and is the Navy’s only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier, operating out of Yokosuka, Japan. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class John E. Woods. (RELEASED)Sep 28, 2008
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Central Command Area of Responsibility (Feb. 17, 2003) - An F/A-18C Hornet sits ready on catapult three, one of four steam-powered catapults aboard the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk.Central Command Area of Responsibility (Feb. 17, 2003) - An F/A-18C Hornet sits ready on catapult three, one of four steam-powered catapults aboard the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). Kitty Hawk and embarked Carrier Air Wing 5 remain mission-ready to respond to emergent national tasking where needed, and were recently ordered to the Central Command area of responsibility to join coalition forces preparing for possible operations in that area. Kitty Hawk is the U.S. Navy’s only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier and operates out of Yokosuka, Japan. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class Todd Frantom. (RELEASED)Sep 28, 2008
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At sea with USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) Nov. 15, 2002 -- The Kitty Hawk Battle Group align themselves to participate in a photo exercise.At sea with USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) Nov. 15, 2002 -- The Kitty Hawk Battle Group align themselves to participate in a photo exercise. The photo exercise includes ships from the U.S. Navy and the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) which are conducting exercises in support of Operation Keen Sword 2003. Kitty Hawk is the Navy’s only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier and operates out of Yokosuka, Japan. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class Lee McCaskill. (RELEASED)Sep 28, 2008
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Yokosuka, Japan (May 17, 2005) – The conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) sails past a small group of Japanese fishing vessels and heads toward Sagami Bay to conduct precision anchor checks.Yokosuka, Japan (May 17, 2005) – The conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) sails past a small group of Japanese fishing vessels and heads toward Sagami Bay to conduct precision anchor checks during her post upkeep underway period in the western Pacific Ocean. Kitty Hawk is the U.S. Navy's oldest active aircraft carrier. Kitty Hawk demonstrates power projection and sea control as the U.S. Navy's only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier, operating from Yokosuka, Japan. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class William H. Ramsey (RELEASED)Sep 28, 2008
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Yokosuka, Japan (July 19, 2004) - USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) departs Yokosuka Naval Base and prepares to transit the Tokyo Bay, to the Pacific Ocean.Yokosuka, Japan (July 19, 2004) - USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) departs Yokosuka Naval Base and prepares to transit the Tokyo Bay, to the Pacific Ocean. The Kitty Hawk Strike Group is participating in Summer Pulse 2004, the simultaneous deployment of seven carrier strike groups (CSGs), demonstrating the ability of the Navy to provide credible combat across the globe, in five theaters with other U.S., allied, and coalition military forces. Summer Pulse is the Navy’s first deployment under its new Fleet Response Plan (FRP). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class William H. Ramsey (RELEASED)Sep 28, 2008
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YOKOSUKA, Japan (May 4, 2007) - Large harbor tugs assist USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) as she departs Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka.YOKOSUKA, Japan (May 4, 2007) - Large harbor tugs assist USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) as she departs Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka. Kitty Hawk is getting underway to conduct sea trials after completing her Selective Restricted Availability (SRA). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kari R. Bergman (RELEASED)Sep 28, 2008
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Yokosuka, Japan (Oct. 17, 2006) - The aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) departs Yokosuka on a regularly scheduled deployment to the western Pacific Ocean.Yokosuka, Japan (Oct. 17, 2006) - The aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) departs Yokosuka on a regularly scheduled deployment to the western Pacific Ocean. The Kitty Hawk Carrier Strike Group, operates from the Navy's Fleet Activities in Yokosuka. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Stephen Rowe (RELEASED)Sep 28, 2008
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YOKOSUKA, Japan (May 15, 2007) - USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) departs Fleet Activities Yokosuka to begin carrier qualifications in the western Pacific Ocean.YOKOSUKA, Japan (May 15, 2007) - USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) departs Fleet Activities Yokosuka to begin carrier qualifications in the western Pacific Ocean. Kitty Hawk is the Navy's only permanent forward-deployed aircraft carrier and operates out of Yokosuka, Japan. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Stephen Rowe (RELEASED)Sep 28, 2008
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At sea with USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) Jan. 16, 2003 -- F-14 Tomcats assigned to the Black Knights of Fighter Squadron One Five Four (VF-154) fly by Mt. Suribachi on Iwo Jima Island.At sea with USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) Jan. 16, 2003 -- F-14 Tomcats assigned to the Black Knights of Fighter Squadron One Five Four (VF-154) fly by Mt. Suribachi on Iwo Jima Island. VF-154 is part of Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW-5) embarked aboard Kitty Hawk, conducting Carrier Readiness Certifications. Kitty Hawk is the NavyÕs only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier and operates out of Yokosuka, Japan. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Greg Kausner. (RELEASED)Sep 28, 2008
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MOUNT FUJI, Japan (April 12, 2007) - Aircraft assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 perform a formation flight in front of Mount Fuji.MOUNT FUJI, Japan (April 12, 2007) - Aircraft assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 perform a formation flight in front of Mount Fuji. CVW-5 is embarked aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). Kitty Hawk operates from Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jarod Hodge (RELEASED)Sep 28, 2008
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MOUNT FUJI, Japan (May 9, 2007) - E-2C Hawkeyes assigned to the "Liberty Bells," of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 115 perform a formation flight in front of Mount Fuji.MOUNT FUJI, Japan (May 9, 2007) - E-2C Hawkeyes assigned to the "Liberty Bells," of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 115 perform a formation flight in front of Mount Fuji. VAW-115 is one of the nine squadrons assigned Carrier Air Wing (CVW) Five, which is assigned to USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). Kitty Hawk operates out of Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jarod Hodge (RELEASED)Sep 28, 2008
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Yokosuka, Japan (Dec. 12, 2002) -- One of the first squadrons airborne to commemorate the F/A-18 program’s 5 millionth flight hour was Strike Fighter Squadron One Ninety Two (VFA-192) embarked aboard USS Kitty Hawk.Yokosuka, Japan (Dec. 12, 2002) -- One of the first squadrons airborne to commemorate the F/A-18 program’s 5 millionth flight hour was Strike Fighter Squadron One Ninety Two (VFA-192) embarked aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). The Kitty Hawk is the U.S. Navy’s only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. William Koyama. (RELEASED)Sep 28, 2008
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Yokosuka, Japan (Jul. 3, 2003) -- USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) sits in dry dock undergoing repairs at Naval Base Yokosuka ensuring its ability, to continue to maintain a responsible defensive posture in the Western Pacific region.Yokosuka, Japan (Jul. 3, 2003) -- USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) sits in dry dock undergoing repairs at Naval Base Yokosuka ensuring its ability, to continue to maintain a responsible defensive posture in the Western Pacific region. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Photographer's Mate Jerry Woller. (RELEASED)Sep 28, 2008
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Yokosuka, Japan (Aug. 26, 2003) -- Workers from Ship Repair Facility, Yokosuka, Japan, hoist freshly painted chain stoppers back into the forecastle aboard USS Kitty Hawk.Yokosuka, Japan (Aug. 26, 2003) -- Workers from Ship Repair Facility, Yokosuka, Japan, hoist freshly painted chain stoppers back into the forecastle aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). Kitty Hawk is currently undergoing an extensive scheduled maintenance cycle. Kitty Hawk is America's oldest active warship, and the worlds only permanently forward deployed aircraft carrier, operating out of Yokosuka, Japan. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate Airman Bo Flannigan. (RELEASED)Sep 28, 2008
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Yokosuka, Japan (Jul. 3, 2003) -- A Japanese National worker stands on one of USS Kitty Hawk's (CV 63) screws prior to its removal for maintenance.Yokosuka, Japan (Jul. 3, 2003) -- A Japanese National worker stands on one of USS Kitty Hawk's (CV 63) screws prior to its removal for maintenance. Kitty Hawk is currently undergoing scheduled maintenance at Naval Base Yokosuka ensuring its ability, to continue to maintain a responsible defensive posture in the Western Pacific region. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Photographer's Mate Jerry Woller. (RELEASED)Sep 28, 2008
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Yokosuka, Japan (May 20, 2003) -- The USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) hull inspection team, assembled by the ship’s chief engineer, walks toward the screws of the Kitty Hawk. The team inspects the hull to assess how much maintenance may be required.Yokosuka, Japan (May 20, 2003) -- The USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) hull inspection team, assembled by the ship’s chief engineer, walks toward the screws of the Kitty Hawk. The team inspects the hull to assess how much maintenance may be required. Kitty Hawk is conducting scheduled maintenance at her forward-deployed operating location in Yokosuka, Japan. The carrier recently returned from operations with coalition forces in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, the Persian Gulf during Operation Iraqi Freedom, the multi-national coalition effort to liberate the Iraqi people, eliminate Iraq's weapons of mass destruction, and end the regime of Saddam Hussein. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class William H. Ramsey. (RELEASED)Sep 28, 2008
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The team inspects the hull to assess how much maintenance may be required.Yokosuka, Japan (May 20, 2003) -- The USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) hull inspection team, assembled by the ship’s chief engineer, walks toward the screws of the Kitty Hawk. The team inspects the hull to assess how much maintenance may be required. Kitty Hawk is conducting scheduled maintenance at her forward-deployed operating location in Yokosuka, Japan. The carrier recently returned from operations with coalition forces in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, the Persian Gulf during Operation Iraqi Freedom, the multi-national coalition effort to liberate the Iraqi people, eliminate Iraq's weapons of mass destruction, and end the regime of Saddam Hussein. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate Airman Bo Flannigan. (RELEASED)Sep 28, 2008
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Yokosuka, Japan (May 20, 2003) -- The USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) hull inspection team, assembled by the ship’s chief engineer, walks toward the screws of the Kitty Hawk. The team inspects the hull to assess how much maintenance may be required. Kitty Hawk is conducting scheduled maintenance at her forward-deployed operating location in Yokosuka, Japan. The carrier recently returned from operations with coalition forces in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, the Persian Gulf during Operation Iraqi Freedom, the multi-national coalition effort to liberate the Iraqi people, eliminate Iraq's weapons of mass destruction, and end the regime of Saddam Hussein. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate Airman Bo Flannigan. (RELEASED)Sep 28, 2008
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Yokosuka, Japan (May 20, 2003) -- USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) is moved into dry dock at Fleet Activities Yokosuka for scheduled maintenance.Yokosuka, Japan (May 20, 2003) -- USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) is moved into dry dock at Fleet Activities Yokosuka for scheduled maintenance. The carrier recently returned from operations with coalition forces in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, the Persian Gulf during Operation Iraqi Freedom, the multi-national coalition effort to liberate the Iraqi people, eliminate Iraq's weapons of mass destruction, and end the regime of Saddam Hussein. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate Airman Jacob Taylor. (RELEASED)Sep 28, 2008
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Yokosuka, Japan (May 20, 2003) -- The USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) hull inspection team, assembled by the ship’s chief engineer, walks toward the screws of the Kitty Hawk.Yokosuka, Japan (May 20, 2003) -- The USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) hull inspection team, assembled by the ship’s chief engineer, walks toward the screws of the Kitty Hawk. The team inspects the hull to assess how much maintenance may be required. Kitty Hawk is conducting scheduled maintenance at her forward-deployed operating location in Yokosuka, Japan. The carrier recently returned from operations with coalition forces in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, the Persian Gulf during Operation Iraqi Freedom, the multi-national coalition effort to liberate the Iraqi people, eliminate Iraq's weapons of mass destruction, and end the regime of Saddam Hussein. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate Airman Bo Flannigan. (RELEASED)Sep 28, 2008
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Yokosuka, Japan (Feb. 21, 2007) – Vice President Dick Cheney speaks to a group of nearly 4,000 Japan-based military personnel, family members and Department of .civilian employees during a visit to USS Kitty HawkYokosuka, Japan (Feb. 21, 2007) – Vice President Dick Cheney speaks to a group of nearly 4,000 Japan-based military personnel, family members and Department of Defense civilian employees during a visit to USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). During his speech, Cheney thanked the troops for their support of the global war on terrorism. Cheney is in Japan during a week-long tour to the Pacific to strengthen alliances with Japan and Australia. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Hana’lei Shimana (RELEASED)Sep 28, 2008
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Yokosuka, Japan (June 10, 2004) - Graduating Seniors from Fleet Activities Yokosuka Kinnick High School (KHS) are transported to the ship's flight deck aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) on one of the aircraft elevators.Yokosuka, Japan (June 10, 2004) - Graduating Seniors from Fleet Activities Yokosuka Kinnick High School (KHS) are transported to the ship's flight deck aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) on one of the aircraft elevators, where they are greeted by more than 1,000 family members and friends for graduation ceremonies. Ninty-six KHS Seniors received their diplomas during the ceremony, a first aboard an aircraft carrier. The historic event aboard America's oldest active warship was organized by the senior class in hopes of strengthening ties between KHS, Kitty Hawk and all of Fleet Activities Yokosuka. Kitty Hawk demonstrates power projection and sea control as the world's only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier, operating from Yokosuka, Japan. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Lamel J. Hinton (RELEASED)Sep 28, 2008
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Yokosuka, Japan (June 10, 2004) - Fleet Activities Yokosuka Kinnick High School (KHS) conducts graduation ceremonies on the flight deck aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), with hundreds of family and friends in attendance.Yokosuka, Japan (June 10, 2004) - Fleet Activities Yokosuka Kinnick High School (KHS) conducts graduation ceremonies on the flight deck aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), with hundreds of family and friends in attendance. Ninty-six KHS Seniors received their diplomas during the ceremony, a first aboard an aircraft carrier. The historic event aboard America's oldest active warship was organized by the senior class in hopes of strengthening ties between KHS, Kitty Hawk and all of Fleet Activities Yokosuka. Kitty Hawk demonstrates power projection and sea control as the world's only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier, operating from Yokosuka, Japan. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Lamel J. Hinton (RELEASED)Sep 28, 2008
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Yokosuka, Japan (Feb. 21, 2007) – Vice President Dick Cheney speaks to a group of nearly 4,000 Japan-based military personnel, family members and Department of Defense civilian employees.Yokosuka, Japan (Feb. 21, 2007) – Vice President Dick Cheney speaks to a group of nearly 4,000 Japan-based military personnel, family members and Department of Defense civilian employees during a visit to USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). During his speech, Cheney thanked the troops for their support of the global war on terrorism. Cheney is in Japan during a week-long tour to the Pacific to strengthen alliances with Japan and Australia. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Joseph A. Vernola Sep 28, 2008
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YOKOSUKA, Japan (Sept. 23, 2007) - Friends and family of Kitty Hawk Sailors tour the flight deck during a family day cruise. Kitty Hawk brought aboard more than 2,200 American and Japanese guests for a day cruise.YOKOSUKA, Japan (Sept. 23, 2007) - Friends and family of Kitty Hawk Sailors tour the flight deck during a family day cruise. Kitty Hawk brought aboard more than 2,200 American and Japanese guests for a day cruise, which included an air demonstration and shipboard tours. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dylan Butler (RELEASED)Sep 28, 2008
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YOKOSUKA, Japan (Sept. 23, 2007) - Rear Adm. Jamie Kelly, commander of Naval Forces Japan, speaks to a tour group aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) during a Friends and Family Cruise.YOKOSUKA, Japan (Sept. 23, 2007) - Rear Adm. Jamie Kelly, commander of Naval Forces Japan, speaks to a tour group aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) during a Friends and Family Cruise. Kitty Hawk brought aboard more than 2,200 American and Japanese guests for a day cruise, which included an air demonstration and shipboard tours. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dylan Butler (RELEASED)Sep 28, 2008
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Yokosuka, Japan (Sept. 17, 2006) - Japanese guests and family members gather on the flight deck of USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) to watch Sailors prepare for a flight demonstration during a family day cruise.Yokosuka, Japan (Sept. 17, 2006) - Japanese guests and family members gather on the flight deck of USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) to watch Sailors prepare for a flight demonstration during a family day cruise. More than 2,200 family members and guests embarked aboard Kitty Hawk for a day cruise, which included an air power demonstration, shipboard tours and ship maneuvers by three warships of the Kitty Hawk Carrier Strike Group. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jarod Hodge (RELEASED)Sep 28, 2008
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Yokosuka, Japan (Dec. 21, 2004) - Commanding officer of aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), Capt. Thomas Parker and commanding officer of Japanese Self-Defense Ship Shirane, Capt. Akira Aoki, participate in a traditional Japanese gift exchange.Yokosuka, Japan (Dec. 21, 2004) - Commanding officer of aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), Capt. Thomas Parker and commanding officer of Japanese Self-Defense Ship Shirane (DDH 143), Capt. Akira Aoki, participate in a traditional Japanese gift exchange. The crew of Shirane delivered two "Kadomatsu," which are traditional Japanese decorations of pine trees and bamboo, placed at the gates of houses and businesses during the New Year season. Kitty Hawk and Shirane are "sister ships" and participated in a variety of joint activities, helping to promote cultural relations and friendship between the United States and Japanese Navies. Currently in port, Kitty Hawk demonstrates power projection and sea control as the U.S. Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier, operating from Yokosuka, Japan. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Tommy Paul Umholtz (RELEASED)Sep 28, 2008
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Yokosuka, Japan (Sept. 22, 2005) - Students from Ikego Elementary School, Japan, experience first-hand what it is like to live in ship's berthing during a tour aboard the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk.Yokosuka, Japan (Sept. 22, 2005) - Students from Ikego Elementary School, Japan, experience first-hand what it is like to live in ship's berthing during a tour aboard the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). During the tour the students visited the flight deck, forecastle, hangar bay and an unoccupied berthing area while learning about the life of Sailors aboard a U.S. Navy ship. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Matthew Reinhardt (RELEASED)Sep 28, 2008
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Kitty Hawk tours are often conducted to increase public awareness about the ship’s mission and her crew.Yokosuka, Japan (April 14, 2006) - USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) Public Affairs Officer, Lt. Cmdr. Terry Dudley, provides an informational ship tour about to Japanese dignitaries. Kitty Hawk tours are often conducted to increase public awareness about the ship’s mission and her crew. Currently in port conducting repairs and maintenance during a ship's restricted availability period, Kitty Hawk demonstrates power projection and sea control as the U.S. Navy's only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier, operating from Yokosuka, Japan. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Adam York (RELEASED)Sep 28, 2008
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Yokosuka, Japan (Sept. 17, 2006) - Friends and family of USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) Carrier Strike Group Sailors watch as an EA-6B Prowler from Electronic Warfare Squadron One three Six (VAQ-136), lands during a "Friends and Family Day" cruise.Yokosuka, Japan (Sept. 17, 2006) - Friends and family of USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) Carrier Strike Group Sailors watch as an EA-6B Prowler from Electronic Warfare Squadron One three Six (VAQ-136), lands during a "Friends and Family Day" cruise. More than 2,200 family members and guests embarked aboard Kitty Hawk for a day cruise, which included an air power demonstration, shipboard tours and ship maneuvers by three warships of the Kitty Hawk Carrier Strike Group. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Thomas J. Holt (RELEASED)Sep 28, 2008
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Yokosuka, Japan (April 21, 2006) - Cmdr. Donald Cuddington, Navigator of USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), explains the function of Kitty Hawk's navigation bridge to members of the Japanese American Wives Association (JAWA).Yokosuka, Japan (April 21, 2006) - Cmdr. Donald Cuddington, Navigator of USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), explains the function of Kitty Hawk's navigation bridge to members of the Japanese American Wives Association (JAWA). Tours of Kitty Hawk are conducted to increase public awareness of the aircraft carrier's mission and capabilities. Currently in port, Kitty Hawk demonstrates sea control and power projection as the U.S. Navy's only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Jimmy C. Pan (RELEASED)Sep 28, 2008
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Yokosuka, Japan (December 23, 2001) -- Senior Chief Petty Officer Willie Harden is greeted by his two daughters after returning home aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63).Command Fleet Activities, Yokosuka, Japan (December 23, 2001) -- Senior Chief Petty Officer Willie Harden is greeted by his two daughters after returning home aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). Kitty Hawk and its embarked carrier air wing five (CVW-5) returned home following months of sustained bombing missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy Photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Jennifer A. Smith (Released)Sep 28, 2008
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Sailors assigned to USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) pick up trash on the streets of Yokosuka during a bi-monthly community service project. The 42 Kitty Hawk Sailors involved removed more than 30 bags of trash during a two-hour period.Yokosuka, Japan (April 7, 2006) - Sailors assigned to USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) pick up trash on the streets of Yokosuka during a bi-monthly community service project. The 42 Kitty Hawk Sailors involved removed more than 30 bags of trash during a two-hour period. Currently in port, Kitty Hawk demonstrates power projection and sea control as the U.S. Navy's only forward-deployed aircraft carrier. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Joshua Wayne LeGrand (RELEASED)Sep 28, 2008
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YOKOSUKA, Japan (Dec. 8, 2007) Thousands of Japanese visitors wait in line for a chance to tour America's only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) during the Grand Illumination, the first-ever holiday open base event.YOKOSUKA, Japan (Dec. 8, 2007) Thousands of Japanese visitors wait in line for a chance to tour America's only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) during the Grand Illumination, the first-ever holiday open base event held at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka. Besides ship tours, visitYOKOSUKA, Japan (Dec. 8, 2007) Thousands of Japanese visitors wait in line for a chance to tour America's only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) during the Grand Illumination, the first-ever holiday open base event held at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka. Besides ship tours, visitors were able to enjoy American fare, view the Festival of Trees and visit a few historical sites located on base, including an iron foundry monument and a few of the oldest dry docks in Japan. Open base events like this are designed to help strengthen the bond between the Japanese and U.S. Navy communities. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nardelito Gervacio (Released)ors were able to enjoy American fare, view the Festival of Trees and visit a few historical sites located on base, including an iron foundry monument and a few of the oldest dry docks in Japan. Open base events like this are designed to help strengthen the bond between the Japanese and U.S. Navy communities. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nardelito Gervacio (Released)Sep 28, 2008
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YOKOSUKA, Japan (Nov, 2007) Aviation Electronics Technician 1st Class Jason Sanders kisses his daughter after returning home from the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk's (CV 63) fall deployment.YOKOSUKA, Japan (Nov, 2007) Aviation Electronics Technician 1st Class Jason Sanders kisses his daughter after returning home from the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk's (CV 63) fall deployment. Kitty Hawk and the embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 squadrons participated in exercise ANNUALEX with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force during the deployment. Kitty Hawk is the world's only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier and operates from Fleet Activities Yokosuka. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Olivia Giger (Released)Sep 28, 2008
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Yokosuka, Japan (Aug. 20, 2005) - Sailors depart the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) upon returning from a three-month regularly scheduled deployment.Yokosuka, Japan (Aug. 20, 2005) - Sailors depart the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) upon returning from a three-month regularly scheduled deployment. Kitty Hawk demonstrates power projection and sea control as the U.S. Navy's only forward deployed aircraft carrier, operating out of Yokosuka, Japan. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Jonathan B. Foutz (RELEASED)Sep 28, 2008
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YOKOSUKA, Japan (Sept. 21, 2007) - Lt. Cmdr. Mark Evans prepares to hug his son after a four-month summer deployment aboard the USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63).YOKOSUKA, Japan (Sept. 21, 2007) - Lt. Cmdr. Mark Evans prepares to hug his son after a four-month summer deployment aboard the USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). The ship took part in three major exercises during the deployment: Exercise Talisman Saber, Valiant Shield and Malabar. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dylan Butler (RELEASED)Sep 28, 2008
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YOKOSUKA, Japan (Nov. 27, 2007) Family and friends celebrate the homecoming for USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) as the ship arrives at Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka.YOKOSUKA, Japan (Nov. 27, 2007) Family and friends celebrate the homecoming for USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) as the ship arrives at Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka. Kitty Hawk, the world's only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier, returned after completing a scheduled fall deployment and participation in ANNUALEX, the maritime component of the U.S.-Japan exercise Keen Sword 08. The exercise was designed to increase interoperability between the United States and JMSDF and enhance their ability to effectively and mutually respond to a regional crisis situation. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kari R. Bergman (Released)Sep 28, 2008
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USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) Sailors man the rails as the ship enters Truman Bay after completing a 99-day summer underway period which included port calls to Otaru, Japan.Yokosuka, Japan (Sept. 15, 2006) - USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) Sailors man the rails as the ship enters Truman Bay after completing a 99-day summer underway period which included port calls to Otaru, Japan; Singapore; Perth, Australia; Laem Chabang, Thailand. Kitty Hawk also participated in Valiant Shield 2006, the largest joint Navy and Air Force exercise conducted since Operation Desert Storm. The Kitty Hawk Carrier Strike Group is the Navy's only overseas-based aircraft carrier. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jared Benner (RELEASED)Sep 28, 2008
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Yokosuka, Japan (Sept. 15, 2006) - Friends and family members hold a sign welcoming home Sailors aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), as they arrive at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka.Yokosuka, Japan (Sept. 15, 2006) - Friends and family members hold a sign welcoming home Sailors aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), as they arrive at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan. Kitty Hawk returned from a three-month deployment in the Seventh Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Operations Specialist 2nd Class Kevin D. Harris (RELEASED)Sep 28, 2008
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Yokosuka, Japan (May 6, 2003) -- Rear Adm. Robert C. Chaplin, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Japan waives an American flag as the USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) returns home from conducting operations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.Yokosuka, Japan (May 6, 2003) -- Rear Adm. Robert C. Chaplin, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Japan waives an American flag as the USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) returns home from conducting operations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Operation Iraqi Freedom is the multi-national coalition effort to liberate the Iraqi people, eliminate Iraq's weapons of mass destruction and end the regime of Saddam Hussein. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Michael Damron. (RELEASED)Sep 28, 2008
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YOKOSUKA, Japan (Sept. 21, 2007) - Sailors man the rails as USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) returns to Fleet Activities Yokosuka after a four-month summer deployment.YOKOSUKA, Japan (Sept. 21, 2007) - Sailors man the rails as USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) returns to Fleet Activities Yokosuka after a four-month summer deployment. Kitty Hawk is the only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier in the Navy. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Bryan Reckard (RELEASED)Sep 28, 2008
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Yokosuka, Japan (June 8, 2006) - USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) prepares to pull out of Truman Bay in Yokosuka, to begin its summer under way period in the western Pacific Ocean.Yokosuka, Japan (June 8, 2006) - USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) prepares to pull out of Truman Bay in Yokosuka, to begin its summer under way period in the western Pacific Ocean. Kitty Hawk is the U.S. Navy's oldest active aircraft carrier. Currently under way in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility, Kitty Hawk demonstrates power, projection and sea control as the U.S. Navy's only permanently, forward-deployed aircraft carrier. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Jarod R Hodge (RELEASED)Sep 28, 2008
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Yokosuka, Japan (Dec. 12, 2005) – Sailors assigned to Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka Port Operations, stand by as the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) arrives after completing a regularly scheduled underway period.Yokosuka, Japan (Dec. 12, 2005) – Sailors assigned to Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka Port Operations, stand by as the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) arrives after completing a regularly scheduled underway period. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class Yesenia Rosas (RELEASED)Sep 28, 2008
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YOKOSUKA, Japan (Sept. 21, 2007) - USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) pulls into her homeport o following a four-month summer deployment.YOKOSUKA, Japan (Sept. 21, 2007) - USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) pulls into her homeport o following a four-month summer deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Andrew Meyers (RELEASED)Sep 28, 2008
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