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USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63), At Sea (Feb. 12, 2005) - Capt. Thomas A. Parker, commanding officer of USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), presents a tailhook certificate to Natsuo Yamaguchi, member of the Japan House of Councillors. Yamaguchi, along with 17 other distinguished visitors, received a three-hour tour of Kitty Hawk while at sea. Tours of Kitty Hawk are conducted to raise awareness of 7th Fleet missions and the importance of forward-deployed naval forces. Currently under way in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR), Kitty Hawk demonstrates power projection and sea control as the U.S. Navy's only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier, operating from Yokosuka, Japan.
U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Benjamin Dennis