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PERSIAN GULF (May 29, 2007) -- British frigate HMS Cornwall (F 99) approaches Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) to provide plane guard support to the carrier during flight operations. Plane guard is a position where a ship provides support to the carrier in case of a man overboard or other incident. John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group is conducting operations in support of the global war on terrorism and is participating in an Expeditionary Strike Force exercise with Nimitz Carrier Strike Group, and Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ron Reeves (RELEASED)

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Photo description

Photo Date
May 29, 2007
Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ron Reeves
Caption Writer
LT Christopher Bishop, Deputy Director, NVNS
Copyright Status
Public domain / free use
Service Branch
US Navy
Primary Equipment
CVN 74
Other Visible Equipment
HMS Cornwall (F 99) (England)
Plane Number
Not available
Not available
Tail Code
Not available
Not available
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