Electronics Technician 3rd Class Ernesto Deleon, from Salem, Ore., replaces a circuit card assembly in the SSC-12 air traffic control communications system.
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Apr. 22, 2009) Electronics Technician 3rd Class Ernesto Deleon, from Salem, Ore., replaces a circuit card assembly in the SSC-12 air traffic control communications system in the radar switchboard room aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is on a scheduled six-month deployment to the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jon Husman) File# 090422-N-6597H-053
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.