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At sea aboard Precommissioning Unit (PCU) Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) May 5, 2003 -- Sailors aboard the Precommissioning Unit (PCU) Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) took the world's newest aircraft carrier out to sea for the first time during Builder's Sea Trials off the coast of Virginia.  Reagan Sailors and Northrop Grumman Newport News Ship Builders worked side-by-side testing systems to ensure the warship can operate in defense of freedom around the world for the next 50 years.  U.S. Navy photo Photographer's Mate 2nd Class James Thierry.  (RELEASED)

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Photo description

Photo Date
May 5, 2003
Photographer's Mate 2nd Class James Thierry
Caption Writer
LCDR Paul Jensen Dep Director, NVNS
Copyright Status
Public domain / free use
Service Branch
US Navy
Primary Equipment
CVN 76
Other Visible Equipment
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Plane Number
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Tail Code
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