Chief Equipment Operator Richard Posadas stands in formation during the closing remarks of Naval Air Facility (NAF) Atsugi�s chief petty officer pinning ceremony.
ATSUGI, Japan (Sep. 21, 2007) Chief Equipment Operator Richard Posadas stands in formation during the closing remarks of Naval Air Facility (NAF) Atsugis chief petty officer pinning ceremony. Thirty chiefs from NAF Atsugi and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 received their anchors during the ceremony. The newly pinned chiefs of CVW-5 had just returned earlier in the day from a four-month deployment aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Barry Riley File# 070921-N-5277R-008
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.