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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. 2311 viewsOtaru, 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)
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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.1862 viewsYOKOSUKA, 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)
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YOKOSUKA, Japan (Sept. 25, 2008) Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) form the phrase "Hajimemashite," which means "Nice to meet you" in Japanese, as they arrive at Fleet Activities Yokosuka.1335 viewsYOKOSUKA, Japan (Sept. 25, 2008) Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) form the phrase "Hajimemashite," which means "Nice to meet you" in Japanese, as they arrive at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan. George Washington and Carrier Air Wing 5 will be operating from Fleet Activities Yokosuka as the U.S. Navy's only forward-deployed aircraft carrier. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Clifford L. H. Davis (Released)
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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.1151 viewsYokosuka, 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)
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Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) man the rails as they arrive at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan.1109 viewsYOKOSUKA, Japan (Sept. 25, 2008) Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) man the rails as they arrive at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan. George Washington and Carrier Air Wing 5 will be operating from Fleet Activities Yokosuka as the U.S. Navy's only forward-deployed aircraft carrier. U.S. Navy photo Kuji Kawabe (Released)
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Yokosuka, Japan (Sept. 15, 2006) - Sailors man the rails of USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) as the ship enters Truman Bay. Kitty Hawk completed a 99-day summer underway period, which including participating in Valiant Shield 2006.1034 viewsYokosuka, Japan (Sept. 15, 2006) - Sailors man the rails of USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) as the ship enters Truman Bay. Kitty Hawk completed a 99-day summer underway period, which including participating 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 Jarod Hodge (RELEASED)
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YOKOSUKA, Japan (Sept. 25, 2008) The aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) arrives at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan. George Washington and Carrier Air Wing 5 will be operating from Fleet Activities Yokosuka.826 viewsYOKOSUKA, Japan (Sept. 25, 2008) The aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) arrives at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan. George Washington and Carrier Air Wing 5 will be operating from Fleet Activities Yokosuka as the U.S. Navy's only forward-deployed aircraft carrier. U.S. Navy photo Kuji Kawabe (Released)
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YOKOSUKA, Japan (June 8, 2008) A Japanese child holds up his copy of the manga "CVN 73" during the initial distribution of the comic book outside Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka.724 viewsYOKOSUKA, Japan (June 8, 2008) A Japanese child holds up his copy of the manga "CVN 73" during the initial distribution of the comic book outside Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka. The manga follows Jack Ohara, a fictitious Japanese-American stationed aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73), as he experiences life on the carrier and arrives for the first time in Japan. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matthew R. White (Released)
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A woman waves an American flag to greet a family member assigned to the Nimitz-Class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) as it pulls into its new operating base Fleet Activities Yokosuka.716 viewsYOKOSUKA, Japan (Sept. 25 2008) A woman waves an American flag to greet a family member assigned to the Nimitz-Class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) as it pulls into its new operating base Fleet Activities Yokosuka. George Washington's arrival from its former homeport of Norfolk, Va., marks the beginning of its role as the Navy's only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Peter D. Lawlor/Released)
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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).661 viewsPacific 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)
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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.657 viewsYOKOSUKA, 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)
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Keikyu Yokosuka-Chuo Station platform, arrival from Tokyo. 京急横須賀中央駅620 views
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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.617 viewsSAN 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)
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Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) man the rails while the ship arrives in its new home port in Japan.613 viewsYOKOSUKA, Japan (Sept. 25, 2008) Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) man the rails while the ship arrives in its new home port in Japan. George Washington and Carrier Air Wing 5 will now operate from Fleet Activities Yokosuka as the U.S. Navy's only forward-deployed aircraft carrier. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kevin S. O'Brien/Released)
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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.613 viewsYokosuka, 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)
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Following the USS Midway, the USS Independence was the second forward-deployed US aircraft carrier in Japan. It was based in Yokosuka during 1991-98.606 views
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These aircraft carrier photos are by the US Navy.572 viewsYOKOSUKA, Japan (Sept. 25, 2008) Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) form the phrase "Hajimemashite," which means "Nice to meet you" in Japanese, as they arrive at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan. George Washington and Carrier Air Wing 5 will be operating from Fleet Activities Yokosuka as the U.S. Navy's only forward-deployed aircraft carrier. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Clifford L. H. Davis (Released)
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Sailors man the rails as the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) pulls into its new operating base at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan.554 viewsYOKOSUKA, Japan (Sept. 25, 2008) Sailors man the rails as the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) pulls into its new operating base at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan. George Washington's arrival from its former homeport of Norfolk, Va., marks the beginning of its role as the Navy's only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier and as centerpiece of the U.S. 7th Fleet's Carrier Strike Group Five. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kari Bergman/Released)
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Taiko drummers welcome the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) as the ship pulls into its new operating base at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan.554 viewsYOKOSUKA, Japan (Sept. 25, 2008) Taiko drummers welcome the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) as the ship pulls into its new operating base at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan. George Washington's arrival from its former homeport of Norfolk, Va., marks the beginning of its role as the Navy's only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier and as centerpiece of the U.S. 7th Fleet's Carrier Strike Group Five. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kari Bergman/Released)
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NORFOLK, Va. (April 7, 2008) USS George Washington (CVN 73) prepares to depart Naval Station Norfolk. George Washington is departing Norfolk as her homeport for the last time, and will transit to her new homeport of Yokosuka.529 viewsNORFOLK, Va. (April 7, 2008) USS George Washington (CVN 73) prepares to depart Naval Station Norfolk. George Washington is departing Norfolk as her homeport for the last time, and will transit to her new homeport of Yokosuka, Japan. George Washington will replace USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) as the only forward deployed aircraft-carrier. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Clifford L.H. Davis (Released)
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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.528 viewsArabian 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)
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George Washington is en route to Yokosuka, Japan, where the ship will replace the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) as the Navy's only forward deployed aircraft carrier.484 viewsPACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 28, 2008) The aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) transits off the coast of Southern California conducting its combat operations efficiency evaluation with Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5. George Washington is en route to Yokosuka, Japan, where the ship will replace the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) as the Navy's only forward deployed aircraft carrier. U.S. Navy's only forward deployed aircraft carrier. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist Second Class Clifford L. H. Davis/Released)
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Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) the Honorable Dr. Donald C. Winter delivers remarks at the arrival ceremony for the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73).483 viewsYOKOSUKA, Japan (Sept. 25, 2008) Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) the Honorable Dr. Donald C. Winter delivers remarks at the arrival ceremony for the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington's arrival from its former homeport of Norfolk, Va., marks the beginning of its role as the Navy's only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier and as centerpiece of the U.S. 7th Fleet's Carrier Strike Group Five. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Charles Oki/Released)
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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).482 viewsAt 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)
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467 viewsYOKOSUKA, Japan (Sept. 25 2008) The Nimitz-Class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) arrives at Fleet Activities Yokosuka. George Washington and Carrier Air Wing 5 will be operating from Fleet Activities Yokosuka as the U.S. Navy's only forward-deployed aircraft carrier. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Josh Cassatt (Released)
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 2, 2008) An EA-6B Prowler from the "Gauntlets" of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 136, and an F/A-18F Super Hornet from the Diamondbacks" of Attack Fighter Squadron (VFA) 102, launch nearly simultaneously.443 viewsPACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 2, 2008) An EA-6B Prowler from the "Gauntlets" of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 136, and an F/A-18F Super Hornet from the Diamondbacks" of Attack Fighter Squadron (VFA) 102, launch nearly simultaneously off the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington is sailing off the coast of Southern California where the crew is conducting training evolutions with Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5. George Washington departed San Diego Aug. 21, en route to Yokosuka, Japan, where the ship will replace USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) as the U.S. Navy's only forward-deployed aircraft carrier. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Nathan L. Guimont/Released)
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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.434 views
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SAN DIEGO (May 31, 2008) A fire aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) caused damage to the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration shop.432 viewsSAN DIEGO (May 31, 2008) A fire aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) caused damage to the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration shop. George Washington is in San Diego for damage assessment and repairs following an at sea fire on May 22. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Phillip Pavlovich (Released)
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Friends and family members welcome the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) as the ship pulls into its new operating base at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan.429 viewsYOKOSUKA, Japan (Sept. 25, 2008) Friends and family members welcome the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) as the ship pulls into its new operating base at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan. George Washington's arrival from its former homeport of Norfolk, Va., marks the beginning of its role as the Navy's only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier and as centerpiece of the U.S. 7th Fleet's Carrier Strike Group Five. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kari Bergman/Released)
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A sailor salutes as the Nimitz-Class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) pulls into its new operating base at Fleet Activities Yokosuka.419 viewsYOKOSUKA, Japan (Sept. 25 2008) A sailor salutes as the Nimitz-Class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) pulls into its new operating base at Fleet Activities Yokosuka. George Washington and Carrier Air Wing 5 will be operating from Fleet Activities Yokosuka as the U.S. Navy's only forward-deployed aircraft carrier. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Josh Cassatt (Released)
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Sailors man the rails of The Nimitz-Class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73).414 viewsYOKOSUKA, Japan (Sept. 25 2008) Sailors man the rails of The Nimitz-Class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) as the carrier pulls into its new operating base at Fleet Activities Yokosuka. George Washington and Carrier Air Wing 5 will be operating from Fleet Activities Yokosuka as the U.S. Navy's only forward-deployed aircraft carrier. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Heidi McCormick/released)
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PACIFIC OCEAN (April 20, 2008) Aircraft assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 perform a fly-by maneuver over the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CV 73).404 viewsPACIFIC OCEAN (April 20, 2008) Aircraft assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 perform a fly-by maneuver over the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CV 73) as crew members and distinguished visitors watch from the flight deck. George Washington is en route to Yokosuka, Japan, where she will replace the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Clifford L. H. Davis (Released)
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A family embraces the Japanese culture and wears yukatas as they wait for the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) to pull into its new operating base Fleet Activities Yokosuka.401 viewsYOKOSUKA, Japan (Sept. 25 2008) A family embraces the Japanese culture and wears yukatas as they wait for the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) to pull into its new operating base Fleet Activities Yokosuka. George Washington's arrival from its former homeport of Norfolk, Va., marks the beginning of its role as the Navy's only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Peter D. Lawlor/Released)
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Local protestors put up signs opposing the deployment of the USS George Washington.384 views
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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.378 views
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YOKOSUKA, Japan (Sept. 25 2008) Capt. J.R. Haley, commanding officer of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), addresses the family, friends, and media in attendance for George Washington's arrival at Fleet Activities Yokosu366 viewsYOKOSUKA, Japan (Sept. 25 2008) Capt. J.R. Haley, commanding officer of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), addresses the family, friends, and media in attendance for George Washington's arrival at Fleet Activities Yokosuka. George Washington's arrival from its former homeport of Norfolk, Va., marks the beginning of its role as the Navy's only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Peter D. Lawlor/Released)
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Fire Team Leader, Machinery Repairman 2nd Class William Neault, guides his team into Hangar Bay 3 aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73).362 viewsPACIFIC (May 22, 2008) Fire Team Leader, Machinery Repairman 2nd Class William Neault, guides his team into Hangar Bay 3 aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73). The comprehensive firefighting effort extinguished all fires while limiting shipboard damage and preventing any serious injuries for the crew. The cause of the fire and the extent of the damage are currently under investigation as the ship continues on course for San Diego. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christopher Delano (Released)
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SAN DIEGO (Aug. 19, 2008) Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Gary Roughead speaks to Sailors and Marines during an all-hands call aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) in San Diego.362 viewsSAN DIEGO (Aug. 19, 2008) Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Gary Roughead speaks to Sailors and Marines during an all-hands call aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) in San Diego. CNO spoke about the importance of the upcoming forward deployment of George Washington to the western Pacific and the role of Sailors as ambassadors for the Navy and the nation. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tiffini M. Jones/Released)
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CORONADO, Calif. (Aug. 21, 2008) The crew of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) mans the rails as the ship departs Naval Air Station North Island.362 viewsCORONADO, Calif. (Aug. 21, 2008) The crew of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) mans the rails as the ship departs Naval Air Station North Island. George Washington will replace the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) as the Navy's only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier operating from Yokosuka, Japan. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Stephanie Tigner (Released)
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Chief Aviation Machinist Mate David Lyman gives his newborn daughter Emily a kiss during a ceremony for the arrival of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) to its new home port in Japan.361 viewsYOKOSUKA, Japan (Sept. 25, 2008) Chief Aviation Machinist Mate David Lyman gives his newborn daughter Emily a kiss during a ceremony for the arrival of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) to its new home port in Japan. George Washington and Carrier Air Wing 5 will now operate from Fleet Activities Yokosuka as the U.S. Navy's only forward-deployed aircraft carrier. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kevin S. O'Brien/Released)
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The manga follows Jack Ohara, a fictitious Japanese-American stationed aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73), as he experiences life on the carrier and arrives for the first time in Japan.360 viewsYOKOSUKA, Japan (June 8, 2008) Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class James Verton hands a copy of the manga "CVN 73" to a Japanese citizen during the initial distribution of the comic book outside Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka. The manga follows Jack Ohara, a fictitious Japanese-American stationed aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), as he experiences life on the carrier and arrives for the first time in Japan. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matthew R. White (Released)
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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.360 viewsYOKOSUKA, 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)
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Family and friends gather at the pier to greet Sailors aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) as it pulls into its new operating base Fleet Activities Yokosuka.356 viewsYOKOSUKA, Japan (Sept. 25 2008) Family and friends gather at the pier to greet Sailors aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) as it pulls into its new operating base Fleet Activities Yokosuka. George Washington's arrival from its former homeport of Norfolk, Va., marks the beginning of its role as the Navy's only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Peter D. Lawlor/Released)
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SAN DIEGO (May 25, 2008) A fire aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) caused cable damage in a shipboard training classroom.354 viewsSAN DIEGO (May 25, 2008) A fire aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) caused cable damage in a shipboard training classroom. George Washington is in San Diego for damage assessment and repairs following an at sea fire on May 22. U.S. Navy photo (Released)
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SAN DIEGO (Aug. 21, 2008) Sailors man the rails aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) during the ship's departure from Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego.347 viewsSAN DIEGO (Aug. 21, 2008) Sailors man the rails aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) during the ship's departure from Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego. George Washington departed San Diego en route to Yokosuka, Japan, where it will replace the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) as the Navy's only forward-deployed aircraft carrier. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Anthony R. Martinez/Released)
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 23, 2008) Aviation Boatswain's Mates (Equipment) give a "good-to-go" sign before an F/A-18F Super Hornet.341 viewsPACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 23, 2008) Aviation Boatswain's Mates (Equipment) give a "good-to-go" sign before an F/A-18F Super Hornet from the "Diamondbacks" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 102 launches from the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington is sailing off the coast of southern California conducting flight deck qualifications with Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 for the first time. George Washington departed San Diego Aug. 21 en route to Yokosuka, Japan, where the ship will replace the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) as the U.S. Navy's only forward-deployed aircraft carrier. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Anthony R. Martinez/Released)
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PACIFIC (May 22, 2008) Crew members aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) conduct comprehensive firefighting efforts to extinguish a fire that spread to several spaces via cableways, creating extreme heat and smoke.335 viewsPACIFIC (May 22, 2008) Crew members aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) conduct comprehensive firefighting efforts to extinguish a fire that spread to several spaces via cableways, creating extreme heat and smoke. The crew was able to contain the fire while limiting shipboard damage and preventing any serious injuries to the crew. The cause of the fire and the extent of the damage are currently under investigation as the ship continues on course for San Diego. U.S. Navy photo (Released)
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Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) The Honorable Dr. Donald C. Winter speaks with Sailors, families and honored guests during a ceremony for the arrival of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) to its new home port in Japan. 333 viewsYOKOSUKA, Japan (Sept. 25, 2008) Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) The Honorable Dr. Donald C. Winter speaks with Sailors, families and honored guests during a ceremony for the arrival of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) to its new home port in Japan. George Washington and Carrier Air Wing 5 will now operate from Fleet Activities Yokosuka as the U.S. Navy's only forward-deployed aircraft carrier. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kevin S. O'Brien/Released)
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 29, 2008) An Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) directs an F/A-18C Hornet from the "Golden Dragons" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 192 to a catapult.333 viewsPACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 29, 2008) An Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) directs an F/A-18C Hornet from the "Golden Dragons" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 192 to a catapult aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington is sailing off the coast of Southern California where the crew is working on its Combat Operations Efficiency evaluation with Carrier Air Wing 5 before continuing to Yokosuka, Japan, where the ship will replace the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) as the U.S. Navy's only forward-deployed aircraft carrier. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Phillip Pavlovich/Released)
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 29, 2008) Aviation Boatswain's Mates (Equipment) run to the foul line after securing an F/A-18C Hornet from the "Golden Dragons" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 192, to the catapult.330 viewsPACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 29, 2008) Aviation Boatswain's Mates (Equipment) run to the foul line after securing an F/A-18C Hornet from the "Golden Dragons" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 192, to the catapult aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington is sailing off the coast of Southern California where the crew is working on its Combat Operations Efficiency evaluation with Carrier Air Wing 5 before continuing to Yokosuka, Japan, where the ship will replace the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) as the U.S. Navy's only forward-deployed aircraft carrier. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Phillip Pavlovich/Released)
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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.323 viewsYokosuka, 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)
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319 viewsPACIFIC (May 22, 2008) Crew members aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) conduct comprehensive firefighting efforts to extinguish a fire that spread to several spaces via cableways, creating extreme heat and smoke. The crew was able to contain the fire while limiting shipboard damage and preventing any serious injuries to the crew. The cause of the fire and the extent of the damage are currently under investigation as the ship continues on course for San Diego. U.S. Navy photo (Released)
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Kitty Hawk tours are often conducted to increase public awareness about the ship’s mission and her crew.318 viewsYokosuka, 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)
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George Washington will replace the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) as the Navy's only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier operating from Yokosuka, Japan.313 viewsCORONADO, Calif. (Aug. 21, 2008) Sailors man the rails of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) as it departs Naval Air Station North Island. George Washington will replace the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) as the Navy's only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier operating from Yokosuka, Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Stephanie Tigner/Released)
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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.312 views
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NORFOLK, Va. (Feb. 7, 2008) A USS George Washington (CVN 73) Sailor waves goodbye to his family on the pier as the aircraft carrier departs Naval Station Norfolk.311 viewsNORFOLK, Va. (Feb. 7, 2008) A USS George Washington (CVN 73) Sailor waves goodbye to his family on the pier as the aircraft carrier departs Naval Station Norfolk. George Washington departed Norfolk en route to Yokosuka, Japan, where it will replace USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) as the U.S. Navy's only forward-deployed aircraft carrier. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ian Schoeneberg (Released)
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PACIFIC (May 22, 2008) Command Master Chief Jeffrey R. Clark Sr. addresses the assembled crew in the hangar bay of USS George Washington (CVN 73). Enlisted Sailors, regardless of rank, worked together to remove debris from the main decks.311 viewsPACIFIC (May 22, 2008) Command Master Chief Jeffrey R. Clark Sr. addresses the assembled crew in the hangar bay of USS George Washington (CVN 73). Enlisted Sailors, regardless of rank, worked together to remove debris from the main decks. The clean-up evaluation commenced this morning following yesterday's fire. The comprehensive firefighting effort extinguished all fires while limiting shipboard damage and preventing any serious injuries for the crew. The cause of the fire and the extent of the damage are currently under investigation as the ship continues on course for San Diego. U.S. Navy Photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Katrin Albritton (Released)
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A fire aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) damaged cables near the exhaust and supply ventilation trunk for the auxiliary boiler.309 viewsSAN DIEGO (May 29, 2008) A fire aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) damaged cables near the exhaust and supply ventilation trunk for the auxiliary boiler. George Washington is in San Diego for damage assessment and repairs following an at sea fire on May 22. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ted Green (Released)
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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).307 viewsYokosuka, 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)
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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.306 views
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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.299 viewsYOKOSUKA, 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)
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293 viewsPACIFIC (May 22, 2008) Crew members aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) conduct comprehensive firefighting efforts to extinguish a fire that spread to several spaces via cableways, creating extreme heat and smoke. The crew was able to contain the fire while limiting shipboard damage and preventing any serious injuries to the crew. The cause of the fire and the extent of the damage are currently under investigation as the ship continues on course for San Diego. U.S. Navy photo (Released)
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Yokosuka jackets292 views
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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.287 viewsAt 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)
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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.286 viewsYokosuka, 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)
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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.284 viewsYokosuka, 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)
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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.284 viewsMOUNT 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)
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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.281 viewsYokosuka, 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)
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The crew was able to contain the fire while limiting shipboard damage and preventing any serious injuries to the crew.280 viewsPACIFIC (May 22, 2008) Crew members aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) conduct comprehensive firefighting efforts to extinguish a fire that spread to several spaces via cableways, creating extreme heat and smoke. The crew was able to contain the fire while limiting shipboard damage and preventing any serious injuries to the crew. The cause of the fire and the extent of the damage are currently under investigation as the ship continues on course for San Diego. U.S. Navy photo (Released)
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SAN DIEGO (Aug. 21, 2008) Sailors man the rails aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) during the ship's departure from Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego.278 viewsSAN DIEGO (Aug. 21, 2008) Sailors man the rails aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) during the ship's departure from Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego. George Washington departed San Diego en route to Yokosuka, Japan, where it will replace the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) as the Navy's only forward-deployed aircraft carrier. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Anthony R. Martinez/Released)
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SAN DIEGO (May 29, 2008) Mr. Bret Haskins assess fire damage aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington is currently in San Diego for damage assessment and repairs following an at sea fire May 22, 2008.275 viewsSAN DIEGO (May 29, 2008) Mr. Bret Haskins assess fire damage aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington is currently in San Diego for damage assessment and repairs following an at sea fire May 22, 2008. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Phillip Pavlovich (Released)
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Yokosuka, Japan (Sept. 15, 2006) - Sailors man the rails of USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) as the ship enters Truman Bay. Kitty Hawk completed a 99-day summer underway period.275 viewsYokosuka, Japan (Sept. 15, 2006) - Sailors man the rails of USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) as the ship enters Truman Bay. Kitty Hawk completed a 99-day summer underway period, which including participating 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 Jarod Hodge (RELEASED)
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SAN DIEGO (May 29, 2008) Mr. Micheal Brown conducts an assessment of the fiber optic cable plan aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73).274 viewsSAN DIEGO (May 29, 2008) Mr. Micheal Brown conducts an assessment of the fiber optic cable plan aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington is currently in San Diego for damage assessment and repairs following an at sea fire May 22, 2008. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Phillip Pavlovich (Released)
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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.274 viewsCORAL 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)
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Inside Mikasa Plaza, an indoor shopping arcade along Yokosuka Chuo Street.271 views
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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.268 viewsYOKOSUKA, 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 (Released
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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.264 viewsSea 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)
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Club Alliance and gate to the US Navy Base.260 views
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Profanity is bad for the children...255 views
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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.251 views
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Other lighthouse monuments251 views
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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.249 viewsYOKOSUKA, 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)
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Painting depicting Perry's landing at Kurihama to meet the local magistrate.249 views
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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.247 viewsPacific 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)
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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.247 views
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The street was likely more raunchy and infamous during the 1960s.247 views
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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.246 viewsAt 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)
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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.241 viewsYokosuka, 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)
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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.240 viewsYOKOSUKA, 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)
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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.236 viewsAboard 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)
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View of Yokosuka Chuo Street, the main drag lined with shops and restaurants.234 views
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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.234 views
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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233 views
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Street sculptures of jazz musicians along Yokosuka Chuo Street. Yokosuka has a jazz history.230 views
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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. 229 viewsYOKOSUKA, 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)
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Yokosuka, Japan (May 6, 2003) -- USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) returns to Yokosuka, Japan from her deployment to the Arabian Gulf. 227 viewsYokosuka, Japan (May 6, 2003) -- USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) returns to Yokosuka, Japan from her deployment to the Arabian Gulf. The Kitty Hawk Carrier Strike Group participated in Operations Southern Watch and 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 1st Class David A. Levy. (RELEASED)
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I went with a group to tour the USS Independence while it was homeported at Yokosuka. All the planes were gone, flown to Atsugi.225 views
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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).222 viewsCommand 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)
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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.222 viewsYokosuka, 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)
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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.221 viewsYokosuka, 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)
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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.219 viewsArabian 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)
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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.217 viewsYokosuka, 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)
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View of Yokosuka Chuo Street at night.217 views
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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.216 viewsYokosuka, 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)
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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.215 viewsYokosuka, 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)
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Yokosuka is a "Curry Town." Curry rice was popularized by the Japanese Imperial Navy in the 19th century.215 views
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Route 16 in Yokosuka, the main road.215 views
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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.214 viewsYOKOSUKA, 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)
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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).213 viewsArabian 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)
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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.212 viewsYokosuka, 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)
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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.211 viewsYokosuka, 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)
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Flight deck of the USS Independence. The island or control tower can be seen.210 views
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210 viewsYokosuka, 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)
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Yokosuka Chuo Street.210 views
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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).209 viewsYOKOSUKA, 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)
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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.209 viewsJockey'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)
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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.208 viewsYokosuka, 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)
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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.208 viewsAt 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)
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Lighthouse artifacts displayed outside. Foghorn on the far right.208 views
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USS Midway hangar. The ship is now a museum in San Diego, California.207 views
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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.207 viewsMOUNT 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)
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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.207 viewsYokosuka, 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)
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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. 206 viewsYOKOSUKA, 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)
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Yokosuka Post Office206 views
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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.204 viewsYokosuka, 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)
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The team inspects the hull to assess how much maintenance may be required.204 viewsYokosuka, 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)
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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).204 views
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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.202 viewsYOKOSUKA, 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)
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CV-62 Freedom's Flagship is nicknamed "Indy." Commissioned in 1959.201 views
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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.199 viewsYokosuka, 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)
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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.199 viewsYOKOSUKA, 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)
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Control tower of the Indy.195 views
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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.195 viewsYOKOSUKA, 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)
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YOKOSUKA, Japan (March 7, 2008) The aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) enters Truman Bay after completing sea trials.195 viewsYOKOSUKA, 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)
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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.194 viewsYokosuka, 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)
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Hangar below deck. The USS Independence was decommissioned in Sept. 1998.193 views
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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.193 viewsYokosuka, 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)
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Inside the bridge191 views
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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.190 views
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Bridge188 views
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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.188 viewsYOKOSUKA, 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)
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View of the flight deck from the bridge.186 views
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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).186 viewsYOKOSUKA, 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)
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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.185 viewsYokosuka, 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
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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.184 viewsArabian 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)
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Inside the USS Independence183 views
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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).183 viewsAt 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)
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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).183 viewsArabian 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)
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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.183 views
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Submarine moored in the next berth.182 views
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"Mikasa" is a key word in Yokosuka.182 views
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Battleship Mikasa, the flagship of the Japanese Imperial Navy during the Russo-Japanese War in 1905. 三笠182 views
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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.180 viewsYOKOSUKA, 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)
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"Welcome aboard!"179 views
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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.179 viewsYOKOSUKA, 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)
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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.179 viewsYokosuka, 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)
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Kurihama beach, where Commodore Perry first landed in Japan.179 views
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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.178 viewsAt 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)
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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).177 viewsYOKOSUKA, 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)
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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 2008.177 views
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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.175 viewsYOKOSUKA, 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)
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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.175 viewsAt 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)
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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.175 viewsAt 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)
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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).173 viewsYOKOSUKA, 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)
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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.172 viewsYOKOSUKA, 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)
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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.172 viewsYOKOSUKA, 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)
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Arch at the entrance to Mikasa Park.172 views
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Kannonzaki Park172 views
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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.171 viewsYokosuka, 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)
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Captain's seat. We took turns sitting on it for pictures.170 views
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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.170 viewsYOKOSUKA, 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)
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The elevator is normally used to carry planes up to the flight deck.169 views
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Elevator on USS Midway169 views
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Riding on the elevator to the flight deck.168 views
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Bridge168 views
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Statue of Admiral Togo who led Japan to victory during the Battle of Tsushima over Russia in 1905.168 views
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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.167 viewsYokosuka, 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)
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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.166 views7th 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)
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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.165 viewsAt 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)
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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 Hawk164 viewsYokosuka, 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)
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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.163 viewsAt 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)
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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.163 viewsJockey'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)
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Statue of Admiral Togo162 views
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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.160 viewsAt 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)
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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. 160 viewsYOKOSUKA, 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)
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Shopping arcade in front of Keikyu Kurihama Station. Walk down this road to go to the beach.160 views
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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.159 viewsAt 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)
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Bow159 views
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Bridge windows156 views
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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.156 viewsYokosuka, 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)
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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.154 viewsYOKOSUKA, 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)
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Inside the Verny Commemorative Museum is a giant steam hammer used to stamp metal objects. Free admission.154 views
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Sailor152 views
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The shore is rocky.152 views
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Bow and anchor151 views
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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.151 viewsYOKOSUKA, 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)
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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 1961.151 views
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Flight deck of the USS Independence.150 views
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Middle150 views
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Walking path around Kannonzaki Park.148 views
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Cave147 views
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Letter from Perry to his daughter.147 views
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Aft with the Rising Sun flag.146 views
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This is the USS Midway which I also toured with a group while it was still homeported in Yokosuka during 1973-1991. The first US aircraft carrier to be homeported outside the US.145 views
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Display of model boats by elementary school children on the lower deck.145 views
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Verny Park is on the waterfront facing the Navy Base.145 views
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Guns144 views
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Waterfront of Mikasa Park. The Navy base can be seen.144 views
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Map showing where Perry's Back Ships went. One ship went as far as Haneda.144 views
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Even this apartment building has a battleship motif.143 views
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Catapult142 views
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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.142 views
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Gold Imperial crest on the bow.141 views
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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141 views
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Flight deck of the USS Midway.140 views
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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.140 views
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There were no planes on the carrier when we visited. They were all at Atsugi. This jet was gutted and used only for ground crew training.139 views
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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.139 viewsCentral 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)
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Captain's quarters139 views
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Kurihama beach, where Commodore Perry landed on July 14, 1853.139 views
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Sailor137 views
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Old guard posts of the Imperial Navy in Verny Park.137 views
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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?137 views
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Car ferry arriving Kurihama Port from Kanaya, Chiba, across Tokyo Bay.137 views
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Lots of ships pass by here.136 views
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