A US Navy (USN) F-14B Tomcat fighter, Fighter Attack Squadron 32 (VF-32), Swordsmen, Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana, Virginia (VA), piloted by USN Rear Admiral (RDML) (Lower Half) John D. Stufflebeem, Commander, Carrier Group 2, launches from the flight deck of the USN Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN75). The TRUMAN is currently participating in the Composite Unit Training Exercise (COMTUEX) phase, designed to train the ship, airwing, and other vessels in the battle group to function as one fighting force
The original finding aid described this photograph as:
Base: USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75)
Scene Camera Operator: PH2 H. Dwain Willis, Usn
Release Status: Released to Public
Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files
Fighter planes and military aircrafts.
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.