13.5 acres of Rock and Roll

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Three Nimitz-class aircraft carriers USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), and USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) are pierside at Naval Air Station North Island. (U.S. Navy photo 150612-N-NI474-228 by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel M. Young/Released).

The Navy likes to call the big Nimitz class carriers “4.5 acres of sovereign and mobile American territory,” or “90,000-tons of diplomacy.”

Pictured is very nearly more active front-line aircraft carrier deck space than in the rest of the world combined.

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