An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the
PACIFIC OCEAN (May. 10, 2017) An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the "Bounty Hunters" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 2 is recovered on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) in the Pacific Ocean. The U.S. Navy has patrolled the Indo-Asia-Pacific routinely for more than 70 years promoting regional peace and security. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Z.A. Landers) File# 170510-N-GD109-191
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.