A US Navy (USN) contract French built SA-330J Puma Helicopter, assigned to the Military Sealift Command (MSC) Sirius (Lyness) Class Combat Stores Ship USNS SATURN (T-AFS 10), delivers palletized supplies to the USN Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN 75) during an underway Continuous Replenishment (CONREP) operation in the Persian Gulf, while the TRUMAN is in the Persian Gulf participating in the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT)
The original finding aid described this photograph as:
Base: USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75)
Scene Camera Operator: PHAN Eric S. Garst, 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.