Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) 2nd Class Michael Boykin, from Miami, presents school supplies to a student at Willow Elementary School.
SAN DIEGO (Apr. 07, 2015) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) 2nd Class Michael Boykin, from Miami, presents school supplies to a student at Willow Elementary School. Sailors from the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) visited the school multiple times in 2015 to mentor and interact with the students. Ronald Reagan is homeported in San Diego and is undergoing a planned incremental availability maintenance period at Naval Base Coronado. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chase C. Lacombe/Release) File# 150407-N-DV340-083
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.