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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (May 9, 2007) -- Tugboats assist USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) as she transits down the James River while moving from dry dock to a nearby pier at Northop Grumman Newport News shipyard. Carl Vinson is currently undergoing her scheduled refueling complex overhaul (RCOH) at Northrop Grumman Newport News shipyard. The RCOH is an extensive yard period that all Nimitz-class aircraft carriers go through near the mid-point of their 50-year life cycle. During RCOH Carl Vinson's nuclear fuel will be replenished and the ship's services and infrastructure will be upgraded to make her the most state-of-the-art aircraft carrier in the fleet and prepared for another 25 years of service. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matthew Campbell (RELEASED)

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Photo description

Photo Date
May 9, 2007
Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matthew Campbell
Caption Writer
LT Christopher Bishop, Deputy Director, NVNS
Copyright Status
Public domain / free use
Service Branch
US Navy
Primary Equipment
CVN 70
Other Visible Equipment
Not available
Plane Number
Not available
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Tail Code
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Ship in the middle of RCOH