A Sailor assigned to Weapons Department fires a M-60 machine gun during a weapons familiarization fire.
Atlantic Ocean (Sep. 22, 2005) A Sailor assigned to Weapons Department fires a M-60 machine gun during a weapons familiarization fire aboard the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67). Kennedy is conducting scheduled carrier qualifications in the Atlantic Ocean. U.S. Navy photo by Photographers Mate 2nd Class Ruben Apodaca File# 050922-N-3397A-001
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.