A stern port view of the US Navy (USN) Arleigh Burke Class Guided Missile Destroyer, USS MASON (DDG 87) as it is underway patrolling the Persian Gulf with Destroyer Squadron 26 (DESRON-26), USN Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier, USS HARRY S TRUMAN (CVN 75) Carrier Strike Group 10 (CSG-10) in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT). This photograph was taken from inside a USN SH-60 Seahawk helicopter (note the M2.50 caliber machine gun in the foreground)
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The original finding aid described this photograph as:
Country: Persian Gulf
Scene Camera Operator: PHAN Kristopher Wilson, 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.