An aerial starboard side view of the US Navy (USN) Aircraft Carrier, USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67), underway being escorted by a commercial tugboat, and a harbor patrol craft as the ship enters the harbor at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida (FL), for a four-day port visit following the completion of a Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMTUEX) in the Gulf of Mexico. COMPTUEX is an intermediate level exercise designed to forge the strike group into a cohesive fighting team and is a critical step in pre-deployment training
The original finding aid described this photograph as:
State: Florida (FL)
Country: United States Of America (USA)
Scene Camera Operator: Mr. Patrick Nichols, CIV
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.