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An aircraft handler uses a tiller bar to steer a TA-4J Skyhawk aircraft toward one of the catapults on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS FORRESTAL (CV 59). The FORRESTAL will assume the role of the Navy's training carrier in early 1992, taking over for the auxiliary aircraft landing training ship USS LEXINGTON (AVT 16)

A bow safety crewman gives the "all clear" signal to a catapult officer prior to the launch of a training aircraft from the aircraft carrier USS FORRESTAL (CV 59). The FORRESTAL will assume the role of the Navy's training carrier in early 1992, taking over for the auxiliary aircraft landing training ship USS LEXINGTON (AVT 16)

A Training Squadron 9 ( (VT-9) T-2C Buckeye aircraft takes to the air after performing a touch-and-go landing on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS FORRESTAL (CV 59). The FORRESTAL will assume the role of the Navy's training carrier in early 1992, taking over for the auxiliary aircraft landing training ship USS LEXINGTON (AVT 16)

An aircraft handler stands by with a tiller bar on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS FORRESTAL (CV 59) as a TA-4J Skyhawk aircraft comes in for an arrested landing. The FORRESTAL will assume the role of the Navy's training carrier in early 1992, taking over for the auxiliary aircraft landing training ship USS LEXINGTON (AVT 16)

A flight deck director guides an aircraft handler as he steers a Training Squadron 7 (VT-7) TA-4J Skyhawk aircraft toward one of the catapults on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS FORRESTAL (CV 59). The FORRESTAL will assume the role of the Navy's training carrier in early 1992, taking over for the auxiliary aircraft landing training ship USS LEXINGTON (AVT 16)

A catapult officer signals for the launch of a Training Squadron 7 (VT-7) TA-4J Skyhawk aircraft on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS FORRESTAL (CV 59). The FORRESTAL will assume the role of the Navy's training carrier in early 1992, taking over for the auxiliary aircraft landing training ship USS LEXINGTON (AVT 16)

A plane captain signals "thumbs up" as a TA-4J Skyhawk aircraft taxis toward one of the catapults on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS FORRESTAL (CV 59). The FORRESTAL will assume the role of the Navy's training carrier in early 1992, taking over for the auxiliary aircraft landing training ship USS LEXINGTON (AVT 16)

A catapult officer signals for the launch of a Training Squadron 7 (VT-7) TA-4J Skyhawk aircraft on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS FORRESTAL (CV 59). The FORRESTAL will assume the role of the Navy's training carrier in early 1992, taking over for the auxiliary aircraft landing training ship USS LEXINGTON (AVT 16)

Camouflage netting covers equipment at a U.S. military installation during Operation Desert Shield

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