Commander, Carrier Strike Group Fourteen (CSG-14), Rear Adm. Barry McCullough is interviewed my members of the media after returning home from a successful combat deployment.
Mayport, Fla. (Dec. 13, 2004) Commander, Carrier Strike Group Fourteen (CSG-14), Rear Adm. Barry McCullough is interviewed my members of the media after returning home from a successful combat deployment to the Persian Gulf aboard the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67). While operating in the 5th Fleet area of responsibility, Kennedy and embarked Carrier Air Wing Seventeen (CVW-17) supported Operations Iraqi Freedom (OIF), Enduring Freedom (OEF) and the Global War on Terrorism. Before leaving the region, Kennedy and CVW-17 provided critical air support for coalition ground troops as part of Al Fajr operations in Fallujah, Iraq. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Monica R. Nelson File# 041213-N-6651N-004
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.