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NavSource Online: Aircraft Carrier Photo Archive

Contributed by Mike Smolinski

USS HARRY S. TRUMAN   (CVN-75)

CLASS - NIMITZ
Displacement 91,300 Tons, Dimensions, 1088' (oa) x 134' x 37' 8" (Max)
Armament 3 Sea Sparrow-SAM, Starting with CVN-70 4 20mm CIWS, 90 Aircraft.
Armor, Unknown.
Machinery, 260,000 SHP; 2 Westinghouse (A4W) Reactors Driving Geared Turbines, 4 screws
Speed, 35+ Knots, Crew 5617.

Operational and Building Data

 Built at Newport News. Originally named United States. Laid down 29 November 1993; renamed February 1995; christened 7 September 1996, launched 13 September 1996; commissioned 25 July 1998.

Status:   Active, In Commission. Homeported at Norfolk, Va.


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CVN-75 is named after Harry S. Truman (1884-1972), 33rd President of the United States of America (1945-1953).

Among President Truman's accomplishments were ending World War II; providing economic aid and assistance to devastated postwar European countries through the Marshall Plan; promising American support of free nations against direct and indirect Communist aggression under the Truman Doctrine; and establishing the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

Note: Several people have pointed out that President Truman did not have a middle initial; therefore the "S" in "Harry S Truman" should not have a period following. Please refer to "Use of the Period After the 'S' in Harry S. Truman's name" for an explanation of this controversy. David McCullough, in his biography "Truman," and the President's own daughter, Margaret Truman, in her biography "Harry S. Truman," both use a period after the "S."

As for the ship's name it does have, correctly or not, a period following the "S."

Photo courtesy of the Truman Presidential Museum & Library
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Newport News, Va., Sep. 7, 1996 — Over shadowed by the massive bow of the 8th Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, Secretary of the Navy John H. Dalton addresses honored guests and members of the prospective crew gathered at the Newport News Shipyard, Virginia, to witness the christening of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75). U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Photographer's Mate Terry Cosgrove (# 960907-N-1523C-002).

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PCU Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) sails off the coast of Virginia during initial shipyard sea trials, in June 1998. DoD photo by Chief Photographer's Mate Tom Wynn [980600-N-0000W-001].

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PCU Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) tests her washdown system during sea trials off the Virginia Capes, June 24, 1998.

Alex Tatchin
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Norfolk, Virginia, July 25, 1998 — The Navy commissions its 8th Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) with a 21-gun salute during ceremonies held at the Norfolk Naval Base, Norfolk, Va. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Michal A. Hursey (# 980725-N-0000H-002).

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USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) Commissioning Ceremony Program. Saturday, 25 July 1998, 1100, Naval Station Norfolk, Pier 12, Norfolk, Virginia.

Linda Whealton, daughter of LT Pete Stamer, via Robert Hall
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USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) Commissioning Ceremony, official Guest Pass. Saturday, 25 July 1998, 1100, Naval Station Norfolk, Pier 12, Norfolk, Virginia.

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USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) Commissioning Ceremony Booklet. Saturday, 25 July 1998, 1100, Naval Station Norfolk, Pier 12, Norfolk, Virginia.

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The Blue Angels' Flight Leader (Blue Angel #1), Cmdr. Patrick Driscoll, made an arrested landing aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) Nov. 11, 1998, marking the first time a Blue Angels' jet ever landed aboard an aircraft carrier. Flying F/A-18 Hornets, the Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron (Blue Angels) serve as goodwill ambassadors across the nation and overseas. After launching from Harry S. Truman, Cmdr. Driscoll flew back to Pensacola, Fla., the squadron's home. Harry S. Truman was conducting carrier qualifications in the Jacksonville, Fla., Operating Area as part of her shakedown cruise. US Navy photo.

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The first two-seat F/A-18F Super Hornet (F1) conducted sea trials aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) in early March 1999. Official US Navy photo.

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Sep. 30, 1999 — The aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) drops anchor in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, after completing nine days of carrier qualifications (CQs) off the coast of Virginia. Harry S. Truman had just concluded Post Shakedown Availability (PSA) and was preparing for her first deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Photographer's Mate Cathy Brenneman. [990930-N-7959B-001].

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Off the North Carolina Coast, May 5, 2000 — USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) swiftly cuts through the water off the North Carolina coast while conducting a Tailored Ship's Training Availability Two (TSTA II) and Cycle Operations (CYCLIC OPS). U.S. Navy photo by Jeffrey G. Katz. [000505-N-0000K-005].

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Naval Station, Norfolk, Virginia, Nov. 28, 2000 — Tugboats assist USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) as she pulls away from Naval Station Norfolk's Pier 12 to begin her scheduled six-month maiden deployment to the Mediterranean Sea and Persian Gulf. Sailors "man the rails" in dress blues as part of Navy Tradition. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman James P. Wagner (# 001128-N-1509W-002).

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Naval Station Norfolk, Va., mid-2001.

Courtesy of LT Jorgen Strange Lorenzen, Royal Danish Navy (Ret.)

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Dec. 7, 2002 — Flight deck personnel prepare to launch an EA-6B Prowler from the "Zappers" of Electronic Warfare Squadron One Thirty (VAQ-130) from the flight deck.

U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Ryan T. O'Connor. [021207-N-4308O-001].

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Dec. 17, 2002 — Sailors aboard the Harry S. Truman offload a jet engine from a CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter assigned to Helicopter Combat Support Squadron Four Two (HC-42). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Danny Ewing, Jr. [021207-N-4308O-001].

Bernard A. Cardali, USN,
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Dec. 18, 2002 — The Military Sealift Command auxiliary combat stores ship USNS Spica (T-AFS 9) approaches USS Harry S. Truman. Underway Replenishment is the method by which provisions, ammunition and fuel are transferred from one ship to another at sea. The technique enables a fleet or naval formation to remain at sea for prolonged periods of time. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class John L. Beeman. [021218-N-9851B-017].

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Dec. 18, 2002 — An aerial view of the Harry S. Truman while on a regularly scheduled deployment conducting missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Christopher B. Stoltz. [021218-N-9964S-001].

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Dec. 19, 2002 — The flight deck aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) is readied for flight operations while underway in the Mediterranean Sea. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class John L. Beeman. [021219-N-9851B-011].

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Dec. 19, 2002 — As above, a few minutes later. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class John L. Beeman. [021219-N-9851B-025].

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Dec. 19, 2002 — USS Harry S. Truman glides through the waters of the Mediterranean Sea. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class John L. Beeman. [021219-N-9851B-230].

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Dec. 30, 2002 — Aerial view of the U.S. Navy nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75), with elements of her embarked Carrier Air Wing Three (CVW-3) shown on flight deck. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class John L. Beeman. [021230-N-9851B-103].

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Dec. 30, 2002 — USS Harry S. Truman arrives in Souda Bay, Crete, Greece, for a New Year's holiday port visit. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class John L. Beeman. [021230-N-9851B-034].

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Jan. 3, 2003Harry S. Truman departs Souda Bay, Crete, after a holiday port visit. The ship and her embarked Carrier Air Wing Three (CVW-3) were on a regularly scheduled six-month deployment conducting combat missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Aviation Warfare Systems Operator 2nd Class Patrick Frizzelle. [030103-N-0581F-001].

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USS Harry S. Truman underway in the Mediterranean Sea, January 14, 2003. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Michael W. Pendergrass (# 030114-N-3235P-503).

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Jan. 17, 2003 — The Military Sealift Command ship USNS Spica (T-AFS 9) steams alongside USS Harry S. Truman during an Underway Replenishment (UNREP). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class John L. Beeman. [030117-N-9851B-027].

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The Mediterranean Sea, Mar. 20, 2003 — USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) conducting flight operations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Richard A. Virginia. [030320-N-1619V-502].

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The Mediterranean Sea, Mar. 20, 2003 — An F/A-18 Hornet assigned to the “Gunslingers” of Strike Fighter Squadron One Zero Five (VFA-105) loaded with AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles launches from one of four steam driven catapults on the flight deck of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75). The ship and her embarked Carrier Air Wing Three were conducting combat missions in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Michael W. Pendergrass. [030320-N-3235P-510].

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The Mediterranean Sea, Mar. 22, 2003 — An F-14 Tomcat fighter catches the arresting wire on the rain-soaked flight deck aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Ryan O'Connor. [030322-N-4308O-017].

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Aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75), in the Mediterranean Sea, 27 March 2003, the Air Boss observes flight operations from primary flight deck control as an F/A-18C Hornet strike fighter assigned to the "Gunslingers" of Strike Fighter Squadron One Zero Five (VFA-105) launches from the flight deck, while USS Cape St. George (CG-71) comes alongside the aircraft carrier. Harry S. Truman and Carrier Air Wing Three (CVW-3) were on deployment conducting combat missions in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Ryan O'Connor (# 030327-N-4308O-019).

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The Mediterranean Sea, Mar. 31, 2003 — USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) prepares to engage in flight operations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Michael W. Pendergrass. [030331-N-3235P-506].

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The Mediterranean Sea, Apr. 3, 2003 — USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) comes alongside the Military Sealift Command Oiler USNS John Lenthall (T-AO-189) for an underway replenishment (UNREP). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class Christopher B. Stoltz. [030403-N-9964S-023].

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May 7, 2003 — USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) anchors out of Portsmouth, England, while her Sailors and Marines enjoy liberty during their port visit. Photo by PH3 Danny Ewing Jr. (# 030507-N-4953E-010).

Bill Gonyo
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Atlantic Ocean, Jul. 17, 2003 — USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) steams through the waters off the coast of Florida. The ship was conducting Carrier Qualifications (CQ) and an ammo off load on the Eastern Seaboard of the United States. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class John L. Beeman (# 030717-N-0851B-040).

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Atlantic Ocean, Feb. 27, 2004 — A hose team practices fire fighting in the hangar bay of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) during a General Quarters drill. Simulated smoke adds realism to the training. Fire fighting is very important for, at sea, there's no fire department to call. The carrier was conducting carrier qualifications and undergoing flight deck certification off the Atlantic coast. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Ryan O'Connor (# 040227-N-4308O-036).

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The guided missile destroyer USS Laboon (DDG-58) steams off the port side of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) during flight operations, 20 April 2004. The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier was undergoing a Tailored Ship's Training Availability (TSTA) exercise off the Atlantic coast. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class John L. Beeman (# 040420-N-9851B-017).

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Atlantic Ocean, Apr. 25, 2004 — USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) underway off the Virginia coast, undergoing a Tailored Ship's Training Availability (TSTA). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Christopher B. Stoltz (# 040425-N-9964S-059).

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Atlantic Ocean, June 20, 2004 — The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) transits along the East Coast while participating in Summer Pulse 2004, the Navy’s first deployment under its new Fleet Response Plan (FRP). Summer Pulse 2004 involved the simultaneous deployment of seven aircraft carrier strike groups (CSGs), demonstrating the ability of the Navy to provide credible combat power across the globe, in five theaters with other U.S., allied, and coalition military forces. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Ryan O'Connor (# 040620-N-4308O-073).

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CAPT Michael R. Groothousen, Commanding Officer, USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75), maintains course during underway replenishment with the Military Sealift Command (MSC) oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198), 28 June 2004, in the Mediterranean Sea. HST was one of seven aircraft carriers participating in Summer Pulse 2004, the simultaneous deployment of seven Aircraft Carrier Strike Groups (CSGs), demonstrating the ability of the Navy to provide credible combat power across the globe, in five theaters with other U.S., allied, and coalition military forces. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Mark R. Gleason (# 040628-N-7535G-016).

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Atlantic Ocean, July 12, 2004 — USS Enterprise (CVN-65), left, and USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75), right, steam through the waters of the Atlantic Ocean in formation with other US Navy ships and multi-national warships (including two aircraft carriers: the Spanish Príncipe de Asturias (R-11), alongside Enterprise and the Italian Giuseppe Garibaldi (C-551), alongside Harry S. Truman) as part of Majestic Eagle 2004. Enterprise and Harry S. Truman were also part of the seven carriers involved in Summer Pulse 2004 (see above). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Joshua E. Helgeson (# 040712-N-5405H-101).

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The Turkish frigate TCG Gediz (F495) (ex-USS John A. Moore (FFG-19)), USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) and the Italian aircraft carrier ITS Giuseppe Garibaldi (C551) steam through the Atlantic Ocean, 12 July 2004, while participating in Majestic Eagle 2004, a multinational exercise being conducted off the coast of Morocco. The exercise demonstrated the combined force capabilities and quick response times of the participating naval, air, undersea and surface warfare groups. Countries involved in the NATO-led exercise included the United Kingdom, Morocco, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and Turkey. HST's participation in Majestic Eagle was part of her scheduled deployment supporting the Navy's new fleet response plan (FRP) Summer Pulse 2004, the simultaneous deployment of seven carrier strike groups (CSGs), demonstrating the ability of the Navy to provide credible combat power across the globe, in five theaters with other U.S., allied, and coalition military forces. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Rob Gaston (# 040712-N-0119G-087).

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The Italian aircraft carrier ITS Giuseppe Garibaldi (C551) (foreground), the Turkish frigate TCG Gediz (F495) (ex-USS John A. Moore (FFG-19), left), and USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) (background) steam together through the Atlantic Ocean, 12 July 2004, while participating in Majestic Eagle 2004, a multinational exercise being conducted off the coast of Morocco. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Josh Kinter (# 040712-N-7748K-002).

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The Italian aircraft carrier ITS Giuseppe Garibaldi (C551) and USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) operate near each other in the Atlantic Ocean, 12 July 2004, while participating in Majestic Eagle 2004, a multinational exercise being conducted off the coast of Morocco. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Josh Kinter (# 040712-N-7748K-020).

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Atlantic Ocean, July 18, 2004 — USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) steams through the Atlantic Ocean. The ship was participating in Majestic Eagle, a multinational exercise being conducted off the coast of Morocco. The exercise demonstrated the combined force capabilities and quick response times of the participating naval, air, undersea and surface warfare groups. Countries involved in the U.S.-led exercise included the United Kingdom, Morocco, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and Turkey. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Ryan O'Connor (#040718-N-4308O-072).

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Atlantic Ocean, July 18, 2004 — Another view, as above. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Ryan O'Connor (#040718-N-4308O-106).

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Naval Station Norfolk, Va., August 27, 2004 — A UH-3H Sea King helicopter assigned to the Search and Rescue (SAR) unit at Naval Air Station Oceana, Va., flies over the aircraft carriers moored at Naval Station Norfolk, Va.; left to right, USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75), USS George Washington (CVN-73), and USS Enterprise (CVN-65). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Anthony M. Koch (# 040827-N-4459K-002).

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Atlantic Ocean, September 13, 2004 — Nimitz-class aircraft carriers USS George Washington (CVN-73) and USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) conduct an ammunition transfer between ships. Harry S. Truman and embarked Carrier Air Wing Eight (CVW-8) were participating in carrier qualifications off the East Coast of the United States. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Ryan T. O'Connor (#040913-N-4308O-336).

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Crete, Greece, Nov. 8, 2004 — The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) sails out of Souda harbor in Crete, Greece, following a four-day port visit to Greece's largest island. Harry S. Truman and embarked Carrier Air Wing Three (CVW-3) were on a regularly scheduled deployment in support of the Global War on Terrorism. U.S. Navy photo by Paul Farley (# 041108-N-0780F-066).

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Persian Gulf, Dec. 4, 2004 — The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) makes her approach alongside the Military Sealift Command (MSC) fast combat support ship USNS Arctic (T-AOE-8) to conduct an underway replenishment in the Persian Gulf. Harry S. Truman's Carrier Strike Group Ten (CSG-10) and embarked Carrier Air Wing Three (CVW-3) were on a regularly scheduled deployment in support of the Global War on Terrorism; aircraft from CVW-3 were providing close air support and conducting intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions in ongoing operations over Iraq. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Danny Ewing Jr. (# 041204-N-4953E-002).

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A plane captain assigned to the "Seahawks" of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 126, uses hand signals to communicate with the air crew of an E-2C Hawkeye aircraft, 16 November 2004, in the Arabian Sea. USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3 were on a scheduled deployment in support of the Global War on Terrorism. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Jason P. Taylor (# 041116-N-0989T-009).

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Ripples appear along the fuselage of a US Navy (USN) E-2C Hawkeye aircraft (BuNo 165507) assigned to the "Seahawks" of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 126, due to the tremendous amount of torque and pressure exerted on the aircraft while landing on the flight deck of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75), 11 January 2005. The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3 were underway in the Persian Gulf providing close air support and conducting intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by PHAN Kristopher Wilson, USN (# 050111-N-5345W-137).

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Persian Gulf, Feb. 9, 2005 — An F-14B Tomcat, assigned to the "Swordsmen" of Fighter Squadron Three Two (VF-32), launches from the flight deck aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Ryan O'Connor (# 050209-N-4308O-040).

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F/A-18 Hornets pack the hangar bay aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) during a no-fly day while underway in the Mediterranean Sea, April 2, 2005. The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group had been relieved by the USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) CSG on March 19, after completing nearly four months in the Persian Gulf in support of the Global War on Terrorism. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Greg Pierot (# 050402-N-7405P-135).

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At anchor in the Solent, Portsmouth, England, April 9(?), 2005.

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Leaving Portsmouth, England, April 10, 2005.

Bob Draper, Isle of Wight, England
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A US Navy (USN) F-14B Tomcat aircraft, assigned to the "Swordsmen" of Fighter Squadron (VF) 32, launches off USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) for the last time during Carrier Air Wing (CVW) Three's preparations for flight operations, as the ship participates in a Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) in the Atlantic Ocean, 19 July 2005. U.S. Navy photo by PH3 Kristopher Wilson, USN (# 050719-N-5345W-067).

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Norfolk, Va., Sep. 1, 2005 — USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) departs from Naval Station Norfolk in support of Hurricane Katrina humanitarian assistance operations. The aircraft carrier would bring command center and additional afloat staging base capabilities to the relief effort. The Navy's involvement in the Hurricane Katrina humanitarian assistance operations was led by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in conjunction with the Department of Defense. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Gregory A. Roberts (# 050901-N-3725R-180).

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Gulf of Mexico, Sep. 6, 2005 — An MH-53 Sea Dragon assigned to the "Vanguards" of Helicopter Mine Countermeasure Squadron One Four (HM-14) lifts from the flight deck of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) shortly after receiving a full payload of relief supplies, which would be airlifted to those in need in the areas along the Gulf Coast affected by Hurricane Katrina. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Kristopher Wilson (# 050906-N-5345W-016).

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USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75), center, sails alongside the Military Sealift Command (MSC) fast combat support ship USNS Arctic (T-AOE-8), followed by the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN-65), right, and the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69), left, during an early morning vertical replenishment and underway replenishment in the Atlantic Ocean, November 3, 2005. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Josh Kinter (# 051103-N-7748K-002).

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An F/A-18F Super Hornet, from the "Red Rippers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 11, fires off its flares while performing evasive maneuvers during an air power demonstration for officials from the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) and PLAN Vice Adm. Wu Shengli during their visit and tour of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75), 6 April 2007. The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier was underway conducting Tailored Ship's Training Availability (TSTA), a standard used to evaluate a ship's readiness for deployment, in the Atlantic Ocean. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kristopher Wilson (# 070406-N-5345W-215).

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The Royal Navy Invincible-class aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious (R06), and Nimitz-class aircraft carriers USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) and USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) transit in formation during a multi-ship maneuvering exercise in the Atlantic Ocean, 29 July 2007. The three carriers were participating in Operation Bold Step where more than 15,000 service members from three countries partook in the Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFX). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jay C. Pugh (# 070729-N-0535P-062).

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USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75), center, and USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69), right. Norfolk, Va., 14 October 2007.

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Nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75), center, with (clockwise from upper left corner) guided-missile destroyers USS Oscar Austin (DDG-79) and USS Carney (DDG-64); guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG-66); Canadian, Halifax-class multi-role patrol frigate HMCS Charlottetown (FFH-339); and guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG-56). Atlantic Ocean, 12 November 2007.

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Harry S. Truman Strike Group 10, made up of USS San Jacinto (CG-56) (center, left), USS Hue City (CG-66) (center, right), USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) (center), Canadian frigate HMCS Charlottetown (FFH-339) (bottom, center), USS Carney (DDG-64) (top, right), and USS Oscar Austin (DDG-79) (top, left), performs a multi-ship maneuvering exercise. The strike group was en route to the Central Command area of responsibilty as part of the ongoing rotation to support maritime security operations in the region. Atlantic Ocean, 12 November 2007. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Justin Lee Losack (# 071112-N-0455L-006).

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Harry S. Truman Strike Group 10, made up of (left to right) Canadian frigate HMCS Charlottetown (FFH-339), USS San Jacinto (CG-56), USS Oscar Austin (DDG-79), USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75), USS Hue City (CG-66), and USS Carney (DDG-64), performs a multi-ship maneuvering exercise. The strike group was en route to the Central Command area of responsibilty as part of the ongoing rotation to support maritime security operations in the region. Atlantic Ocean, 12 November 2007. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Justin Lee Losack (# 071112-N-0455L-012).

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USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) conducts high-speed turns during a rudder check, 14 March 2009. The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier was conducting carrier qualifications in the Atlantic Ocean. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ricardo J. Reyes (# 090314-N-2984R-195).

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The Norwegian Navy frigate HNoMS Roald Amundsen (F-311) moves to get in formation with USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75), 7 May 2009. The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier was underway in the Atlantic Ocean conducting Tailored Ships Training Availability and Final Evaluation Phase. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Justin M. Smelley (# 090507-N-2858S-107).

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USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) underway in the Mediterranean Sea, 10 December 2010. The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group was deployed supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet Areas Of Responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kilho Park (# 101210-N-6003P-088).

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Family, friends and shipmates gathered together aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) during a memorial service for CAPT Tushar "Haaji" Tembe, 15 November 2011. Tembe was the commanding officer of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) and died unexpectedly, 8th November, at Norfolk Naval Shipyard. Tembe, 49, a naval aviator, had assumed command of HST in August. He was born in Bombay, India and came to the United States as a child and later graduated from Texas Tech University. After receiving his Wings of Gold, Tembe flew a variety of aircraft including the F/A-18 Hornet. His many assignments included a tour as commanding officer of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 87, the "Golden Warriors" at NAS Oceana, Va. US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Rob Rupp (# 111115-N-SR846-111).

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USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75), foreground, and USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77) transit during a turnover of responsibility in the Arabian Sea, 22 March 2014. The Nimitz-class aircraft carriers support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet Area Of Responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by LT Juan David Guerra (# 140322-N-AP620-071).

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MH-60S Knighthawk helicopters assigned to the "Sea Knights" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22 deliver pallets to the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75), left, from the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8) during a replenishment-at-sea in the Red Sea, 25 March 2014, as seen from the guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG-84). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Donald R. White Jr. (# 140325-N-MY642-022).

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Members of the "Rawhides" of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 40 meet with actor Bruce Willis (right) in Norfolk, VA, before he departs on a C-2A Greyhound aircraft bound for USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75), 25 July 2002. Mr. Willis was touring HST as he prepared and conducted research for an upcoming feature film entitled Tears of the Sun. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Brien Aho (# 020725-N-5319A-515).

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Actor Bruce Willis along with some of his fellow cast members listen to a preflight briefing given by members of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 40 "Rawhides" at Norfolk Naval Base, 25 July 2002. The C-2A Greyhound would take the cast to USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) for a tour and to do some research for the upcoming feature film Tears of the Sun. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Brien Aho (# 020725-N-5319A-574).

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In early August 2002 USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) was transformed into center stage for the upcoming movie, Tears of the Sun. Released in 2003, Tears of the Sun was directed by Antoine Fuqua, with Bruce Willis, Monica Bellucci, Cole Hauser and Tom Skerritt starring.

Harry S. Truman portrayed a carrier forward-deployed in the Atlantic after a military coup overthrows the government of Nigeria. In fact, the two-day production wrapped up just before HST returned to Norfolk following a carrier qualification period. The ship had been operating off the coast of Florida, assisting new pilots in earning their carrier landing qualifications.

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