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Check out what it's like to spend the day on the Navy's seventh Nimitz-class nuclear-powered supercarrier, the USS John C. Stennis.

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A yellow sheet covers a U.S. Army helicopter U-60 that crashed on the Navy cargo vessel USNS Red Cloud in the waters around 20 miles (30 kilometers) east of Japan's southern island of Okinawa Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015. The helicopter crashed during a training mission while landing on the Navy ship, injuring several people and damaging the aircraft, officials said. (Ryosuke Uematsu/Kyodo News via AP) JAPAN OUT, CREDIT MANDATORY

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A crashed U.S. Army helicopter U-60 lies partially covered with a yellow sheet on the deck, bottom left, of the Navy cargo vessel USNS Red Cloud in the waters around 20 miles (30 kilometers) east of Japan's southern island of Okinawa Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015. The helicopter crashed during a training mission while landing on the Navy ship, injuring several people and damaging the aircraft, officials said. (Ryosuke Uematsu/Kyodo News via AP) JAPAN OUT, CREDIT MANDATORY

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A yellow sheet covers a U.S. Army helicopter U-60 that crashed on the Navy cargo vessel USNS Red Cloud in the waters around 20 miles (30 kilometers) east of Japan's southern island of Okinawa Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015. The helicopter crashed during a training mission while landing on the Navy ship, injuring several people and damaging the aircraft, officials said. (Ryosuke Uematsu/Kyodo News via AP)

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The Washington Navy Yard was on lockdown Thursday morning after reports of gunshots. Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier said that within 20 minutes of receiving a 7:29 a.m. report of gunshots at the Navy Yard, she was monitoring the situation in a unified command center with leaders and representatives of the Navy and federal law enforcement agencies. (Associated Press)

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Members of the Navy bow heads during the reopening ceremony at the Washington Navy Yard. Twelve were killed and four wounded during the shooting. (Associated Press)

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The futuristic GhostSwimmer will help the Navy patrol the seas. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel wants more innovative tools to extend "American dominance." (Associated Press)

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Comedian and TV host Johnny Carson joined the Naval Air Corps on June 8, 1943, received V-12 officer training at Columbia University and Millsaps College. Commissioned an ensign late in the war, Carson was assigned to the USS Pennsylvania in the Pacific. While in the Navy, Carson posted a 10–0 amateur boxing record, with most of his bouts fought on board the USS Pennsylvania. He was en route to the combat zone aboard a troop ship when the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki ended the war. Carson served as a communications officer in charge of decoding encrypted messages and he said that the high point of his military career was performing a magic trick for United States Secretary of the Navy James V. Forrestal. Carson's most important military experience was a conversation with James Forrestal, Secretary of the Navy, who asked Carson if he planned to stay in the navy after the war. In response, Carson said no and told him he wanted to be a magician. Forrestal asked him to perform, in which Carson did with a card trick. Although, Carson created more than just magic that day, more like a promise for the future. The most important thing that Carson experienced that day was his discovery that he could entertain and amuse someone as cranky and sophisticated as Forrestal. This undated family handout photo shows Johnny Carson during his days as an ensign in the U.S. navy during World War II. Carson, the quick-witted "Tonight Show" host who became a national institution putting his viewers to bed for 30 years with a smooth nightcap of celebrity banter and heartland charm, died Sunday Jan. 23, 2005. He was 79. (AP Photo)

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Ed McMahon hoped to become a United States Marine Corps fighter pilot. Prior to the US entry into World War II, however, both the Army and Navy required two years of college for their pilots program. McMahon enrolled into classes at Boston College and studied there from 1940-41. After Pearl Harbor was attacked, the college requirement was dropped, and McMahon immediately applied for Marine flight training. His primary flight training was in Dallas, followed by fighter training in Pensacola, where he also earned his carrier landing qualifications. He was a Marine Corps flight instructor for two years, finally being ordered to the Pacific fleet in 1945. However, his orders were canceled after the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki forcing Japan's surrender. As an officer in the reserves, McMahon was recalled to active duty during the Korean War. This time, he flew the OE-1, an unarmed single-engine spotter plane. He functioned as an artillery spotter for the Marine batteries on the ground and as a forward controller for the Navy and Marine fighter bombers. He flew a total of 85 combat missions, earning six Air Medals. After the war, he stayed with the Marines, as a reserve officer, retiring in 1966 as a colonel. In 1982 he received a state commission as a brigadier general in the California Air National Guard, an honorific awarded to recognize his support for the National Guard and Reserves. In this Aug. 27, 2003 file photo, entertainer Ed McMahon waves to the media upon arriving at "The Bob Hope Memorial Tribute" at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in the North Hollywood section of Los Angeles. McMahon died, Tuesday, June 23, 2009, at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center surrounded by his wife, Pam, and other family members, said his publicist, Howard Bragman. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, file)

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National Edition News cover for December 16, 2014 - The Navy's newest submarine, The U.S.S. Maine, moves past the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard to join the U.S. fleet, Monday, July 31, 1995. The Trident submarine serves as a symbol of the future of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, recently passed over form base closings. (AP Photo/Ben Garver)

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111129-N-IR859-036 SAN ANTONIO (Nov. 29, 2011) The U.S. Navy fight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, perform the Diamond Low Break Cross maneuver at the Randolph Air Force Base Air Show during San Antonio Navy Week. Navy Weeks are intended to show the investment Americans have made in their Navy and increase awareness in cities that do not have a significant Navy presence. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jen Blake/Released)

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111022-N-BX435-038 FT. BLISS, Texas (Oct. 22, 2011) The U.S. Navy flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, perform at the Amigo Air Show during El Paso Navy Week 2011. Navy weeks are intended to show the investment Americans have made in their Navy and increase awareness in cities that do not have a significant Navy presence. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Mark OÕDonald/Released)

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110813-N-CI293-391 FARGO, N.D. (Aug. 13, 2011) The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, perform a breakaway maneuver at the Fargo AirSho during Fargo Navy Week, one of 21 Navy weeks across America in 2011. Navy weeks are intended to showcase the investment Americans have made in their Navy and increase awareness in cities that do not have a significant Navy presence. (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Susan Hammond/Released)

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110716-N-IR859-041 ROCHESTER, N.Y. (July 16, 2011) Members of the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, prepare to recover the six F/A-18 Hornets after a demonstration at the ESL International Air Show during Rochester Navy Week. Navy Weeks are intended to show the investment Americans have made in their Navy as a Global Force for Good and increase awareness in cities that do not have a significant Navy presence. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jen Blake/Released)

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110619-N-BA418-022 DAVENPORT, Iowa (June 19, 2011) The U.S. Navy flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, perform the ÒFortus ManeuverÓ at the Quad City Air Show during Quad Cities Navy Week. Quad Cities Navy Week 2011 is one of 21 Navy Weeks being held this year across the country. Navy Weeks are intended to show the investment Americans have made in their Navy as a Global Force for Good and increase awareness in cities that do not have a significant Navy presence. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Andrew Johnson/Released)

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This Monday, Nov. 3, 2014 photo provided by the US Navy shows an F-35C Joint Strike Fighter conducts it’s first arrested landing aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz 40 miles off San Diego, Calif. The Navy has completed the first two landings of F-35C Joint Strike Fighters a milestone for the new plane. (AP Photo/U.S. Navy, William Cousins)

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The crew disembarks after taking positions on board for the commissioning of the U.S. Navy attack submarine USS North Dakota (SSN 784) Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 at the Navy submarine base in Groton, Conn. USS North Dakota is a $2.6 billion attack submarine is capable of launching Tomahawk cruise missiles, delivering special forces and carrying out surveillance over land and sea. (AP Photo/The Day, Sean D. Elliot) MANDATORY CREDIT

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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2010, file photo, Vice President Joe Biden, left, with his son Hunter, right, at the Duke Georgetown NCAA college basketball game in Washington. Hunter Biden is expressing regret for being discharged from the Navy Reserve amid published reports that he tested positive for cocaine. The Wall Street Journal reports that Hunter Biden failed the drug test last year and was discharged in February. In a statement issued Thursday, Oct. 16, Biden doesn't say why he was discharged. He says he's embarrassed that his actions led to his discharge and that he respects the Navy's decision. The vice president's office declined to comment.(AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

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United States Navy Ceremonial Guard march together during a wreath laying ceremony to celebrate the Navy's 239th birthday at the United States Navy Memorial, Washington, D.C., Thursday, October 9, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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An American flag flies over The Lone Sailor, a 1987 bronze sculpture, in tribute to all the personnel of the sea services during a wreath laying ceremony to celebrate the Navy's 239th birthday at the United States Navy Memorial, Washington, D.C., Thursday, October 9, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)