A member of the Philippine Army carries bottled water to a waiting helicopter assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 4 at Iloilo airport.
ILOILO, Philippines (Jun. 26, 2008) A member of the Philippine Army carries bottled water to a waiting helicopter assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 4 at Iloilo airport. The U.S. Navy and the Philippine Army and Air Force have been working side by side during disaster relief in the wake of Typhoon Fengshen. At the request of the government of the Republic of the Philippines, the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) is off the coast of Panay Island providing humanitarian assistance and disaster response. Ronald Reagan and other U.S. Navy ships are operating in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility to promote peace, cooperation and stability. U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Spike Call File# 080626-N-5961C-002
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.