060728-N-8907D-028 (Jul. 28, 2006)US Navy (USN) LT. Chris Wood and AIRMAN (AN) Justin Qulit, watch a USN C-2A Greyhound Carrier Onboard Delivery (COD) transport aircraft, Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 40 (VRC-40), launch from the USN Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69) which is in the Atlantic Ocean, during Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) 06-02, Operation BOLD STEP. U.S. Navy official photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST SEAMAN David Danals (RELEASED)
The original finding aid described this photograph as:
Base: USS Dwight D Eisenhower (CVN 69)
Scene Camera Operator: MCSN David Danals, USN
Release Status: Released to Public
Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files
Aircraft carriers are warships that act as airbases for carrier-based aircraft. In the United States Navy, these consist of ships commissioned with hull classification symbols CV (aircraft carrier), CVA (attack aircraft carrier), CVB (large aircraft carrier), CVL (light aircraft carrier), CVN (aircraft carrier (nuclear propulsion) and CVAN (attack aircraft carrier (nuclear propulsion). The first aircraft carrier commissioned into the United States Navy was USS Langley (CV-1) on 20 March 1922.