A view from onboard the US Navy (USN) Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) showing a USN SH-60F Seahawk helicopters assigned to the USN Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 4 (HS-4) performing evasive maneuvers for the hsip's crew and their family members aboard the USN Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) during an air power demonstration during a Tiger Cruise in the Pacific Ocean. Tiger Cruise is provided for family members and friends of the crew to give them an opportunity to experience life at sea for a week
The original finding aid described this photograph as:
Base: USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76)
Scene Camera Operator: MCSN Kathleen Gorby, 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.