Aviation Structural Mechanic Airman Cassie Renfro, from Garden Valley, Idaho, assigned to the Dusty Dogs of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron (HS) 7,
ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 13, 2010) Aviation Structural Mechanic Airman Cassie Renfro, from Garden Valley, Idaho, assigned to the Dusty Dogs of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron (HS) 7, applies a stencil marking to a SH-60F Sea Hawk helicopter aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class David Giorda) File# 101113-N-5361G-011
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.