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USS Kitty Hawk departs for carrier qualifications

7th Fleet News Release


By 7th Fleet Public Affairs

YOKOSUKA, Japan -- America's only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier left Yokosuka, Japan, Jan. 20 to conduct sea trials after routine maintenance.

The ship completed nearly eight weeks of shipboard repairs over the holidays.

The 41-year old aircraft carrier is constantly receiving maintenance and upgrades and sea trials are a means of testing the effectiveness of those procedures

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