Aviation Boatswain�s Mate 3rd class Steve Temple, yells out commands during an afternoon foreign object debris (FOD) walk-down.
Pacific Ocean (Nov. 15, 2004) Aviation Boatswains Mate 3rd class Steve Temple, yells out commands during an afternoon foreign object debris (FOD) walk-down on the flight deck aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier is currently underway in the Pacific Ocean undergoing routine carrier operations. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Konstandinos Goumenidis File# 041115-N-8213G-054
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.