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checking the AFFF sprinklers aboard USS Carl Vinson
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At sea with USS Carl Vinson (Sept 5, 2002) -- A member of the crash and salvage team checks the Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) sprinklers on the flight deck for proper operation during a flightdeck countermeasure washdown. AFFF is a firefighting agent used aboard ship that is most effective when combating fuel fires associated with aircraft operations. Vinson is homeported at Naval Station Bremerton, Wash., and is conducting sea trials to test newly installed technologies in preparation for upcoming scheduled operations. U.S. Navy photo by Photographers Mate 3rd Class Inez Lawson. (RELEASED)

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