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USS Carl Vinson Commissioned on March 13, 1982 in Newport News with Richard L. Martin as her first commanding officer, USS Carl Vinson is the US Navy's third Nimitz-class carrier. Carl Vinson was the first modern aircraft carrier to conduct operations in the Bering Sea in 1986. In 1990, the ship earned the first of what would be six Battle Efficiency (Battle 'E') awards. PEARL HARBOR (June 10, 2011) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam with Sailors' friends and families aboard for a Tiger Cruise. Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 recently completed a deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/Released)

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USS Ronald Reagan According to US Navy, USS Ronald Reagan ship, her air wing, and her crew make up the most effective and versatile fighting vessel in the world. USS Ronald Reagan was commissioned in July 2003, making it the ninth nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. The ship is named for the 40th U.S. president. The ship's motto, 'Peace through Strength,' was a recurring theme during the Reagan presidency. PACIFIC OCEAN (July 24, 2010) The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) transits the Pacific Ocean with ships participating in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2010 combined task force. RIMPAC, the world’s largest multinational maritime exercise, is a biennial event which allows participating nations to work together to build trust and enhance partnerships needed to improve maritime security. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dylan McCord/Released)

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In a photo provided by the US Navy, family, friends and shipmates gathered for a memorial service for Lt. Sean Snyder, Lt. J. Wesley Van Dorn, and Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 3rd Class Brian Collins,at Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Va., Friday Jan. 17, 2014 Snyder, Van Dorn, and Collins were killed when their Sea Dragon helicopter crashed Jan. 8 off the east coast while conducting training operations. (AP Photo/U.S. Navy, Tyler Thompson)

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**FILE** In a July 18, 2012 photo provided by the U.S. Navy,the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) and the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) are underway during the Great Green Fleet demonstration portion of the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012 exercise. (AP Photo/U.S. Navy, MC3 Ryan Mayes)

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**FILE** A U.S. Navy F-18 fighter jet flies over North Beach on the opening day of the Chicago Air and Water Show on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, in Chicago. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** In this photo taken Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, a U.S. navy jet F/A-18E Super Hornet takes off from the USS George Washington (CVN-73) off southern coast of Vietnam in South China Sea. (AP Photo/Na Son Nguyen)

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This undated image provided by the U.S. Navy shows pilot Lt. Sean Christopher Snyder. In a news release, the Navy's Fleet Forces Command says divers recovered the body of 39-year-old Lt. Sean Christopher Snyder, of Santee, Calif., on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 a day after locating the helicopter's cockpit. (AP Photo/US Navy)

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This undated image provided by the U.S. Navy shows pilot Lt. Sean Christopher Snyder. In a news release, the Navy's Fleet Forces Command says divers recovered the body of 39-year-old Lt. Sean Christopher Snyder, of Santee, Calif., on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 a day after locating the helicopter's cockpit. (AP Photo/US Navy)

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In this July, 24, 2013 photo released by the U.S. Navy Football team, Midshipman Eric Graham is shown. A lawyer for Graham, one of two U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen charged in a sexual assault case, says he was advised today by prosecutors, that all charges against his client are being dropped. The academy couldn’t immediately confirm charges have been dropped. (AP Photo/U.S. Navy Football)

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This image provided by the U.S. Navy Thursday Jan. 9, 2014 shows Lieutenant J. Wesley Van Dorn, 29, of Greensboro, NC who was killed in an MH-53E helicopter crash off the coast of Virginia Beach, Va.Wednesday Jan. 7, 2014. Rescuers called off their search Thursday for a sailor missing since the Navy helicopter with five crew members aboard crashed in the ocean off the Virginia coast, the Coast Guard said. Two people died in the Wednesday crash, and two others were hospitalized. (AP Photo/US Navy)