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PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 24, 2007) -- Friends and family of Sailors aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) watch a demonstration of the ship's close-in weapon system as part of an air power demonstration. The demonstration showed the capability of Stennis and Carrier Air Wing 9 to service members' family and friends who were invited to get underway with the ship. Stennis is returning to the United States after a 7.5-month-long deployment promoting peace, regional cooperation and stability and supporting the global war on terrorism. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman John Wagner (RELEASED)

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Photo description

Photo Date
August 24, 2007
Mass Communication Specialist Seaman John Wagner
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
Phalanx Close-in Weapon System (CIWS)
Plane Number
Not available
Not available
Tail Code
Not available
Not available
Phalanx CIWS firing, muzzle flash, gatling gun, Tiger Cruise