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Maintainers in the trenches.


Aviation Ordnancemen assigned to the "Bulls" of Strike Fighter Squadron Three Seven (VFA-37), mount inert training bombs to a weapons rail under the wing of an FA-18C Hornet before flight operations aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman For other persons named Harry Truman, see Harry Truman (disambiguation).
Harry S. Truman (May 8 1884 – December 26 1972) was the thirty-third President of the United States (1945–1953); as vice president, he succeeded to the office upon the death of Franklin D.

Navy photo by PH3 Kristopher Wilson


An Aviation Boatswain's Mate Aviation Boatswain's Mate (abbreviated as AB) is a United States Navy occupational rating. Aviation Boatswain's Mates
Aviation Boatswain's Mates (AB) operate, maintain, and perform organizational maintenance on catapults, arresting gear, barricades, and associated
 directs the driver tractor as he backs a U.S. Marine Corps UH-1N Huey helicopter to its parking space on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA-5).

Navy photo by JO2 Zack Baddorf


Aviation Support Equipment Technicians assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD-4) review a publication before testing an aircraft hydraulic servicing unit.

Navy photo by MC3 Noel Danseco


Flight-deck personnel carry an aircraft barricade in preparation to restow it after a firefighting drill on the flight deck aboard USS Kitty Hawk Two ships of the United States Navy have been named USS Kitty Hawk:
  • The first Kitty Hawk (AKV-1) was a cargo ship and aircraft transport that served during World War II
  • The second Kitty Hawk (CV-63) is the lead ship of the Kitty Hawk

Navy photo by MC3 Jared Benner
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