A member of the Super Rapid Bloom Offboard Chaff (SRBOC) reloading crew from the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67), right, loads a chaff cartridge into a 6-barrel SRBOC launcher during training aboard the guided missile cruiser USS BIDDLE (CG-34) as crew members from the KENNEDY and the BIDDLE watch
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Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Paul Hawthorne
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.