Aviation Electrician's Mate 1st Class Caitlin Brunetta, from Stuart, Fla., looks for corrosion on a F/A-18F Super Hornet .
ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 12, 2015) Aviation Electrician's Mate 1st Class Caitlin Brunetta, from Stuart, Fla., looks for corrosion on a F/A-18F Super Hornet attached to Strike Fighter Attack Squadron (VFA) 211 during an inspection in the hangar bay aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt is underway participating in a composite training unit exercise, which tests the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group's ability to effectively react to real-world scenarios and perform as an integrated unit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Anthony Hopkins II) File# 150112-N-ZZ999-101
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.