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At sea aboard Precommissioning Unit (PCU) Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) May 7, 2003 -- The Navy's newest Nimitz-class aircraft carrier tests its counter-measure wash down systems (CMWDS) during scheduled builder sea trials off the coast of Virginia. CMWDS includes a series of sprinklers in vital areas throughout the ship to help contain the spread of fire or chemical, biological, radiological (CBR) attacks.  U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class James Thierry.  (RELEASED)

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Photo description

Photo Date
May 7, 2003
Photographer's Mate 2nd Class James Thierry
Caption Writer
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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