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Master Chief Ship's Serviceman Scott Gray and Command Master Chief Troy Weatherhead look on as the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) transits out of Northrop Grumman Newport News Shipbuilding into the James River.
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ATLANTIC OCEAN (June 28, 2009) Master Chief Ship's Serviceman Scott Gray and Command Master Chief Troy Weatherhead look on as the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) transits out of Northrop Grumman Newport News Shipbuilding into the James River. Carl Vinson is completing its scheduled refueling complex overhaul (RCOH) at Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding. 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 has been replenished and the ship's services and infrastructure upgraded to make her the most state-of-the-art aircraft carrier in the fleet and ready for another 25 years or more of service. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist Third Class Luis Ramirez/Released)

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